Chris Moon MBE
Chris Moon is all the one of the most fortunate people to be alive you’re likely to meet. He should be dead many times over and his exploits have been covered in a Discovery documentary with the cheerful title ‘I Shouldn’t Be Alive’.
As a professional, Chris Moon exists to help people do what they do better. He draws on his unique experiences to illustrate principles people can use in their daily lives. As well as a practical understanding of human performance in the most extreme situations and overcoming adversity, his Masters Degree covered human behaviour and management theory. He’s been speaking and delivering workshops obtaining top feedback scores for more than 10 years.
Chris is a former British Army Officer with three years operational experience who left to work for a charity clearing landmines. He survived being taken prisoner in Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge (one of the most brutal terror groups in history) and negotiated his release and that of two colleagues from threatened execution. In 1995 he was blown up in a supposedly safe area of a minefield in remote East Africa losing an arm and a leg. He survived initially because he treated himself. About fourteen hours after injury he arrived in South Africa where doctors said they’d never seen anyone live with such a small amount of blood. He recovered three or four times faster than was expected, was out of hospital in less than two months and within a year of leaving hospital ran the London Marathon, raised significant sums to help disabled people in the developing world and successfully completed a full time Masters Degree.
Chris taught himself to run and is the world’s first amputee ultra distance runner. In 1997 he completed the gruelling Marathon De Sables. Since then he’s run the world’s toughest ultra- marathons, including the Badwater Death Valley 135 mile ultra and the West Highland Way 95 mile race which he completed in June, while trialling a new running leg. He’s run numerous ultra-distance events and several one thousand mile events. Chris is a veteran adviser to the NHS on state-of-the-art prosthetics and has been involved with many charities in roles including President, Trustee and fundraiser.
As a keynote and after-dinner speaker Chris delivers humour, passion and inspiration. Topics include change, motivation, risk and safety, communication, improving sales and personal and strategic leadership. He runs short workshops to improve individual and team performance & coaches and mentors a wide variety of executives.
"Thank you for your wonderful performance at our Sustainable Healthcare Event. Your speech was very well received and perfectly suited as a closing speech at the end of the day. Everybody enjoyed your humour and your incredible stories - moving, funny, charming, memorable. Thank you for all the preparation you did in advance which meant the speech was perfectly tailored for our audience."
“Chris brings out key values that contribute to success in any environment.”
Royal Bank of Scotland
"The evening was a resounding success. Your presentation was excellent, in both content & delivery, and incredibly thought provoking. The Q&A session was fascinating and engaging. Thank you once again for the help and guidance that you provided prior to the event and for the professionalism with which you approached and executed at every stage."
Martin Currie Leadership Dinner