Welcome to my website! My name is Phil Kerslake (MNZM) and I have worked for decades to help people affected by cancer conquer the disease while creating more happiness and fulfilment in their lives. I also deliver commercial services to organisations with staff affected by cancer. And I am a Motivational Speaker, offering a humanity, humour, inspiration and entertainment boost for people who always benefit from it.
I understand the challenges of cancer, cancer treatments and cancer survivorship well, because I have lived most of my life with a terminal cancer. In fact, I was recently coined “The world’s most prolific cancer survivor” by leading NZ Oncologists.
As a young 58-year-old, my journey with cancer has already spanned 43 years. I have survived my best-case survival prognosis by decades but have had to endure eight cancer battles involving years of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, 16 surgeries, and high-dose chemotherapy with a stem-cell transplant. I have been close to death on many occasions. No-one, arguably worldwide, has had to endure the extent of what I have in the cancer arena.
The variety of services I provide means that some are at commercial rates, while a segment is recognised by Koha. For people affected by cancer, most of my work takes the form of presenting to groups and conferences, and writing for mass audiences. My book Life, Happiness… & Cancer is a best seller and New Zealand’s most popular patient support resource.
Here is a detailed though not exhaustive overview of my cancer sector services delivered in recent years. Click here
My Commercial Services include primarily, Motivational Talks for gatherings of people at various forums and conferences. I am an experienced and successful speaker who loves to sweep hard working people away from the stresses of their day for an hour or so through the unique world experience that I have. And I deliver Consulting and Coaching services for organisations with staff affected by cancer. Please check these services out on the appropriate page of my site.
'...to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson