Ollie Ollerton is an inspirational speaker and energetic and a highly motivated former UK Special Forces operative with extensive experience in various international missions. Ollie is a cornerstone of the team that brought the Special Forces into the public eye with the Channel Four series SAS: Who Dares Wins. Ollie and his team are the UK’s first former UK Special Forces members to talk openly to media and to reveal their true identities. No longer part of the UK version, Ollie is now with another production in Australia – SAS Australia which follows a similar format to the UK version, and has received unprecedented popularity.
Ollie’s military career began at the age of 18 when he joined the Royal Marine Commando’s and toured operationally in Northern Ireland & Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. Upon his return to the UK Ollie was recommended for SAS Special Forces Selection after five years service with Commando’s. Upon completion of the grueling 6 months selection process Ollie was one of 7 candidates to pass selection from an initial 250 that started the course.
On completion of SAS selection Ollie then joined the Special Boat Service, (SBS) to undergo further training to qualify as a Special Forces Combat Frogman.
During his six years in the SBS he undertook a number of high profile missions in a variety of locations both on land and sea. Ollie’s missions included, counter narcotics, counter terrorism, homeland security, counter insurgency operations and humanitarian efforts. Ollie also qualified as a pilot of the Submersible Dive Vessel (SDV), a mini sub used to insert Special Forces Combat Soldiers behind enemy lines.
After leaving the Special Forces Ollie initially worked in Iraq as a private security contractor for American TV crews, which saw him saving 12 members of his vehicle convoy from armed attack whilst driving his vehicle at 140kms/hr en-route to Baghdad. He spent seven years as a Country Project Manager in the Middle East for major infrastructure projects, responsible for employing and training a 2000 strong Iraqi guard force. Ollie is a Special Forces bodyguard instructor with extensive military and corporate experience for private projects and government officials.
Ollie then headed to South East Asia using his incredible military training to benefit the lives of those less fortunate whist working for a charity. He was lead command of a three-man team bravely infiltrating child trafficking rings. One such mission saw the rescue of 22 children destined for the sex trade and sweat shop labour. The largest and most controversial mission the organisation has witnessed. Those children were taken to safe houses and are now being educated and live happy lives in a loving caring environment.
Upon Ollie’s return to the UK in 2014 after 13 years overseas he started developing a concept to allow his training and experience to benefit others. BreakPoint provides leadership and development courses to the corporate and public sector, motivation and mindset from the elite Special Forces and a range of Media services to the TV & Film industry. This continues to operate alongside his newly established television career.
A seasoned author with now four highly successful best-selling books under his belt, fiction and non-fiction.
Ollie Ollerton’s passion for writing and sharing his experience and knowledge through this platform is something very much in the forefront of his commitment to his book writing career.
Ollie’s style is certainly unique, engaging and thought provoking. His credibility as a former Special Forces Operator and his stories of life or death experiences compels the audience immediately paving the way for further content to be absorbed and implemented to improve the personal and professional lives of all attendees.
We all have BREAK-POINT’s to face – at the gym, in the office, in our personal lives – those moments of self-doubt where we have to dig deep, and find something within to grab hold of and push us through. Ollie Ollerton has faced his own BREAK-POINT’s and now he tells us the lessons he has learnt along the way. From a child survivor of a freak attack to elite fighter, Ollie’s incredible story features, high-speed shoot-outs, counter-terrorism and humanitarian heroics.
Special Forces soldiers are not supermen. Bullets don’t bounce off them. They don’t hit the target with every shot. They have the same vulnerabilities and doubts as the rest of us. But ordinary people can achieve the extraordinary, under the greatest pressure, in the most challenging situations.
Ollie’s life has taught him that everyone has the capacity for incredible achievement, because it’s only when it’s crunch time, when you’re down to your last bullet – when you’re at break point – that you find out who you really are.
Ollie Ollerton will not only tell you his incredible story but will furnish all attendees with the mental and physical tools to improve the way you think, react and ultimately perform.
"Can you please pass on my thanks to Ollie for an amazing presentation and stories he shared with my team yesterday at the USAY sales conference. He absolutely hit the mark on the brief and the feedback from the team was amazing. So a massive thank you"
— Mark, Managing Director, Usaycompare
"Our guest speaker Ollie Ollerton was fantastic to work with and really accomodating. He attended the tech test the day before our virtual webinar to make sure everything ran smoothly on the day and was a really inspirational speaker"
— Natalie, Wellbeing and Inclusion Manager, Suez