Inspirational & Motivational Speaker on Leadership and Change
Chris Moon is an inspiring and motivating speaker on overcoming adversity after losing an arm and a leg when he trod on a mine in a minefield in East Africa.
A former British Army officer, Chris had left armed forces to work for a charity clearing landmines in Asia & Africa. Having already survived being taken prisoner in Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge and negotiated his release and that of two colleagues from threatened execution, Chris was supposed to be in a safe area in East Africa when disaster struck.
Fourteen hours after the explosion Chris arrives in South Africa for treatment, the doctors aghast and amazed that someone with such a small amount of blood left in their body is still alive. Chris had managed to initially treat himself, which in many ways saved his life, but beyond that, he recovered far quicker than anyone expected and within a year had run the London Marathon, raised significant sums to help disabled people in the developing world, worked to ban landmines and completed a full-time Masters Degree.
Chris has been speaking at events for over twenty years and continues to receive fantastic feedback. He shares his experiences on the balance of life-and-death and limit of human endurance in a humorous and uplifting way to illustrate principles individuals can use and apply to their own situation. Chris leaves his audience energised, enthused, and equipped to work together constructively with greater resilience.
Chris has a passion for the process of achievement and has been a bespoke motivational speaker delivering to specific client briefs for ten years obtaining top feedback scores. In everything, he says and does he challenges the concept of limitation.
Some of the topics Chris covers in his speeches include –
– Health & Safety & Risk
– Dealing with Change
– Human Performance
– Overcoming Adversity
“Chris’s presentation was great – very moving, funny, interesting and ultimately the right input which we needed to motivate the team after all the tough messages around the current market turmoil and the challenges which are attached to it.”
“Your impeccable blend of humor, reflection, realism and brutal honesty was a perfect mix. It really captured the imagination of the audience and invigorated a positive mental attitude.”
“Chris Moon will help your team go the extra mile.”
“Inspiring and motivational – ten out of ten.”
“He illustrates perfectly what can be accomplished through determination, tenacity and a positive attitude. We will be more demanding of ourselves in the future.”
— John Lewis