Successful CEO of MA Folkes Co. Inc., Michael Folkes originated from an impoverished background in the countryside of Jamaica. From early on, Michael was forced to confront the poverty into which he was born. However, with determination and perseverance and the love, guidance and moral support of his grandparents he fought his way through poverty and abuse to beat the odds. Michael’s faith provided, and continues to provide great support. Michael believes God has answered his prayers, and intervened in his life. Today Michael is happy and successful, creating a legacy through the Melbourne and Michael Folkes Foundation to provide the first steps for others to achieve their potential, with the intention that they, in turn, will help others to achieve theirs. Michael has written his life story in his first book Driven by Desperation, to inspire and motivate others to consider their own challenges as opportunities, and make changes that will have a positive impact on their lives.
"Know enough to be confident in recognizing you are on the right path for greater fulfillment,satisfaction and achievement; still, be wise enough to remain humble but firm in your beliefs." - Michael A. Folkes