Promoting a resilient mindset and encouraging you to pinpoint the positive parts of your life.
In 1997 I joined the Army as a combat medic, they taught me to soldier and how to save life. I discovered my true passions in the army, sport and adventurous training. I enjoyed triathlon, but loved competing in cross county skiing.
In 2009 my life changed forever after I received injuries from an explosion. With help, I rebuilt my life and then threw myself into different challenges. Later, I became a volunteer ambassador for several service charities. I wanted to give back and repay the help I received.
Now I speak about my experiences and what I have learned from them. I still live in Winchester with my beautiful wife and three super charged kids.
Biography: Keynote Speaker.
After recovering I worked with different service charities as a volunteer ambassador. I speak about that day and what happened. How I rebuilt my life and who helped me on my journey. I wasn’t ‘trained’ but I raised more than £1 million for service charities.
In 2016 I had the privilege of attending a course which The Drive Project ran on behalf of BLESMA The Limbless Veterans charity, who also funded the project. This programme taught me valuable lessons which enhanced my public speaking skills.
Biography: British Army.
If you listen to one of my presentations you will discover I had a plan before I joined the Army. Initially I wanted to be a Fire Fighter, but I decided I needed more skills and experience. I decided to join the Army, specifically the medical corps as a combat medic. In 4 or 5 years I wanted enough experience to leave the army and join the Fire Service. My injuries happened in my 13th year of service, however, I was medically discharged after just over 17 years.
I enjoyed a varied career in the army, I have already spoken about my love of sport and adventurous training. As you would expect I deployed many times on operational duty all over the world. I also had the privilege of working with the Army Reserve and as a recruit instructor.
Biography: Portfolio Career.
I seem to work harder now than when I was a serving soldier. Currently I am involved in a number of projects which include the following:
- Manage my own online clothing shop. I use it as a platform to raise money for charity. Check out my SHOP and pick up a t-shirt.
- Provide medical training to Pangolin Group. We deliver vital Hostile Environment Awareness Training to media organisations and NGO’s.
- I recently worked on a project that is looking at the long term effects of combat injuries. Find out about the ADVANCE Study HERE.
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