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Michael Allison Is An International Speaker & Bestselling Author

Best-selling author Michael Allison shares his story along with his failures, triumphs and successes in life and business.

Overcoming Adversity

Getting Your Life Back On Track

Overcoming Adversity: Getting Your Life Back on Track is a sensational book of personal development. It tells the true story of Michael W. Allison who has experienced several insurmountable childhood tragedies and struggles with finding his place as an immigrant trying to make it in America. He takes you on a journey that shares many of his raw and uncut childhood trauma, his military war experience, his battle with adapting to life afterwards and all of the life lessons we can take away and apply in our own lives when facing adversity.

Breaking The Bottle (Releasing: February 5, 2024)

Shatter all your limiting beliefs and Taking Authority in Your Life and Business

In “Breaking The Bottle – Shatter all your limiting beliefs and Take Authority in Your Life and Business,” author Michael takes readers on a transformative journey to overcome limiting beliefs and unlock their full potential. Drawing from personal experiences and practical strategies, Michael provides readers with tools to break free from self-imposed limitations and achieve their goals. The book is a powerful and practical guide for anyone seeking to overcome limiting beliefs and unlock their full potential. It offers a roadmap for self-reflection, self-awareness, and mindset shifts, as well as effective communication techniques to challenge and change limiting beliefs. Whether you are struggling with self-doubt, fear, or negative thought patterns, this book will provide you with the tools and strategies to break free from limiting beliefs and achieve personal and professional success.

Listen to the Podcast

The Overcoming Adversity Podcast with
Michael W. Allison

All About Personal Development & Professional Development in Life & Business.

Our mission at the Overcoming Adversity Podcast is to inspire and empower individuals to overcome challenges and achieve their full potential. Through the sharing of personal stories of resilience and triumph, we aim to provide a platform for individuals to connect, learn, and grow. We believe that by sharing experiences, we can foster a community of support and encouragement, helping individuals navigate their own journeys of adversity and emerge stronger on the other side.

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Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL QUESTIONS

HOW DO I RESET MY PASSWORD?
If you’ve forgotten your password, click the “Lost Password” link on the login screen and follow the instructions. If you need to change your password, use the profile setting menu, and enter your new password.
HOW CAN I UPDATE THE EMAIL ADDRESS ON MY ACCOUNT?

To update your email address, use the profile setting menu and navigate to account, enter your new email address in the appropriate field, then click “Save Changes”.

HOW DO I ACCESS THE COURSE I JUST BOUGHT?

To find your courses, use the profile dropdown menu in the upper right of your screen and navigate to Courses.

ARE THE COURSES AVAILABLE OFFLINE?

Currently, our courses do require an internet connection and are not available for offline use.

CAN I TAKE THE COURSES ON MY PHONE, OR DO I NEED A COMPUTER?

The Academy course offers a mobile-friendly app for all students.

WILL I RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE FOR COMPLETING A COURSE?

Yes, you will automatically be granted a certificate for course completions.

WHERE CAN I FIND MY CERTIFICATES?
To find your certificates, use the profile dropdown menu in the upper right of your screen and navigate to Courses, Certificates.
IS THE ADVERSITY ACADEMY ACCREDITED BY EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS?

The Adversity Academy training courses are not currently accredited by an educational institution.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE A COURSE?

Once purchased, you will have lifetime access to your courses and may complete them at your own pace. There is no time limit.

DO YOU OFFER FIRST-RESPONDER / MILITARY DISCOUNTS?

Yes. We offer military, first responder, and educational discounts. Please reach out to support@theadversityacademy.com for more details.

I DON’T FEEL LIKE I’M WORTHY OF THIS COURSE, I’M JUST A REGULAR PERSON. HOW CAN THIS HELP ME?

YOU are a leader, a resilient warrior and these courses are built to empower resiliency skills as an individual contributor, front line employee, or any role you may currently hold.

BILLING QUESTIONS

HOW DO I UPDATE MY BILLING ADDRESS?

To update your billing address, use the profile dropdown menu in the upper right of your screen and navigate to Billing Details. From here, navigate to “Addresses” and click the red edit button under Billing Address. Enter the updated information and click “save address”.

HOW DO I UPDATE MY PAYMENT METHOD?

To update your payment method, use the profile dropdown menu in the upper right of your screen and navigate to Billing Details. From here, navigate to “Payment methods”. Click “Add payment method”, enter your card information, and click “add payment method” again. If desired, click “delete” next to the previous payment method to remove it from your account. The most recently added card will become your default payment method, but you can change this at any time using the “Make default” button next to the card you wish to use.

HOW DO I UPDATE MY SHIPPING ADDRESS?

To update your shipping address, use the profile dropdown menu in the upper right of your screen and navigate to Billing Details. From here, navigate to “Addresses” and click the red edit button under Shipping Address. Enter the updated information and click “save address”.

WHERE CAN I SEE MY ORDER HISTORY?

To view your order history, use the profile dropdown menu in the upper right of your screen and navigate to Billing Details > Orders.

WHERE CAN I GET A COPY OF MY RECEIPT? HOW CAN I GET A MORE DETAILED COPY OF MY RECEIPT?

Once your order is placed, a copy of your receipt will be emailed to you. You can also navigate to your order history using the profile dropdown menu in the upper right of your screen and select Billing Details. On the Orders tab, click the red “view” button next to your order. Right click this page and select “Print” to print a physical copy or to save as a PDF. If you need a receipt for accounting or reimbursement with requirements not included in you receipt, please contact us at support@theadversityacademy.com

I DIDN'T LIKE THE COURSE / THE CONTENT ISN'T FOR ME. CAN I GET A REFUND?

We do not offer refunds for non-physical items including courses, Live Sessions, and other events.

CAN I CANCEL AN ORDER FOR A COURSE OR LIVE SESSION?

Please reach out to us at support@theadversityacademy.com.

LIVE SESSION QUESTIONS

WHEN ARE WEEKLY GROUP SESSIONS HELD?

Live Sessions are held on Wednesdays at 1:00 PM Eastern Time.

ARE THE LIVE SESSIONS RECORDED? HOW CAN I ACCESS A PREVIOUS LIVE SESSION?

All Live Sessions are recorded and sent to your email within a week.

I'D LIKE TO SUGGEST A TOPIC. HOW CAN I DO THAT?

If you have a leadership question that would be a great topic for an upcoming live event, please reach out to support@theadversityacademy.com. We will put this into our live session debriefs for consideration for future events.

GROUP, TEAM OR ORGANIZATION RELATED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I PURCHASE ONE COURSE FOR A GROUP OF PEOPLE?

Navigate to the course you’d like to purchase from the Shop page and click “enroll now”. Select the “Group” option. If you will also be taking the course, select “Enroll Me”. Edit the quantity based on the number of individuals in your group including yourself if you are taking the course. If you are creating a group for the first time, select “Create new Group” from the drop-down menu and enter a name for your new group under Team. If you are adding users to an existing Group, select “Increase seats to existing group”, then select the existing Group name. Click the red “Add to Cart” button. Once you are ready to checkout, click the cart icon in the upper right of your screen and proceed through the checkout process.

HOW DO I PURCHASE LIVE SESSIONS FOR A GROUP OF PEOPLE?

Navigate to the Live Session you’d like to purchase from the Shop page and click “enroll now”. Select the “Group” option. If you will also be attending the Live Session, select “Enroll Me”. Edit the quantity based on the number of individuals in your group including yourself if you are attending. If you are creating a group for the first time, select “Create new Group” from the drop-down menu and enter a name for your new group under Team. If you are adding the Live Session to an existing Group for the first time, select “Add Course to existing Group”. If you are increasing the number of seats for a group you’ve previously purchased this Live Session for, select “increase seats to existing Group”. Click the red “Add to Cart” button. Once you are ready to checkout, click the cart icon in the upper right of your screen and proceed through the checkout process.

I'VE ADDED A USER TO MY GROUP, BUT THEY ARE NOT RECEIVING A WELCOME EMAIL.

Please have your user reach out to us at support@theadversityacademy.com for support.

HOW CAN I CHANGE THE GROUP NAME?

To change the name of a group, navigate to your Teams Dashboard. Click on the group you want to edit, then click “Edit group details. On the pop-up, enter the new Group Name and click the “Update” button.

HOW CAN THEY ACCESS THE COURSE?

Please have your user reach out to us at support@theadversityacademy.com for support.

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR LARGER GROUPS?

Please have your user reach out to us at support@theadversityacademy.com for support.

HOW DO I SEE HOW MANY SEATS I'VE PURCHASED?

To see how many seats you have purchased for your group, navigate to your Teams Dashboard and select your group. On the Group’s page under the Group name, you will see how many user registrations are remaining out of the number purchased. For example, if you purchased 5 seats and you’ve only used 1, this will display as “1 / 5 user registrations left”.

HOW DO I SEE HOW MANY OPEN SEATS I HAVE REMAINING?

To see how many seats you have remaining for your group, navigate to your Teams Dashboard. The number of registrations you have remaining for each Group will be displayed to the right of the Group name.

HOW SHOULD I ROLL THIS OUT FOR OUR TEAM?

When planning training delivery for your team, we recommend some critical elements of your training plan. Ensure that all team members are enrolled in the training course and have access to the training. Schedule a kick-off call with the team to explain why this leadership training is important for their personal growth and development. Schedule regular monthly debrief sessions with the team to debrief lessons learned from the training. For further recommendations or solutions, please reach out to the academy team at Support@ theadversityacademy.com to tailor a solution

IT’S TIME TO TAKE AUTHORITY IN YOUR LIFE AND BUSINESS

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