Sat, 11 October 2014
Todays guest is a man who has had moments of huge darkness in his life, but has made sure that the situations that he unwittingly found himself forever linked to, were never going to define him.
On a cold and misty morning in October 1975, our guest woke up as a scared and bewildered 5 year old, to discover that his mother was gone.
She was the first victim of the notorious Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe who for several months had struck fear into the heart of the United Kingdom as he preyed the streets of Leeds looking for unwitting victims.
What made this mans journey so amazing was that his first reaction, even at such an early age, was to think about how he could improve his situation.
He knew he couldn’t bring his mother back but he could decide how to look differently at what life had thrown at him.
And since that date, he has moved through many different areas where his personality has changed due to the challenges that he has overcome, not least deciding that he could forgive the man that took so much from him.
And now with several bestseller books, a movie of his life, and over 200 hundred powerful speeches and presentations across the globe each year, he has defined himself as who he is, not who he was.
So lets bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Mr Richard McCann.