Chris Moon

Chris Moon | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Chris Moon | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Health And Safety Expert , Risk Management Specialist
Glasgow
Embrace resilience, overcome adversity, and unlock peak performance with Chris Moon, speaker, change and leadership expert, and survivor.

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Making The Best Of Life
Healthy, happy people think about what they want, and how to get it. Developing a positive attitude can truly change your entire life. Grab the power of positive thinking today.
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Making the Best of Life in Challenging Times
In this uplifting and humorous presentation for our time will share learnings from unique experiences surviving as a prisoner of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia and being blown up whilst clearing landmines for a charity in Mozambique. In spite of losing his lower arm and leg he did a marathon less than a year after leaving hospital and became the world’s first amputee ultra-distance runner when he completed the Marathon Des Sables, subsequently he’s completed many of the world’s toughest ultra-marathons. He’s studied human behaviour and worked with psychologists and psychiatrists to develop strategies for resilience and making the best of life.
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Health, Safety, and Wellness
For more than 20 years Chris has been involved in leading high-risk operations and delivering health and safety presentations and workshops about real life experiences to change behaviours. He provides a fresh invigorating perspective on health and safety and wellness creating engagement.
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Adapting to Change
Chris reassures people about dealing with change, empowers and equips them to adapt and deal with any new reality.
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Chris Moon | Speaker Biography

Chris Moon is a renowned speaker and consultant who specializes in helping individuals and organizations worldwide improve personal and team performance. With over twenty years of experience, he has delivered keynote speeches and facilitated change and leadership programs in both the public and private sectors, as well as international business schools. Chris has had the extraordinary fortune of surviving life-threatening situations, which have been featured in the Discovery documentary, "I Shouldn't Be Alive."

Before embarking on his humanitarian work, Chris served as a British Army Officer for three years, gaining valuable operational experience. He made the courageous decision to leave the military and join a charity dedicated to landmine clearance. During his time in Cambodia, he was taken prisoner by the notorious Khmer Rouge, one of the most brutal terrorist groups in history. Remarkably, he negotiated his own release and that of two colleagues, averting the threat of execution.

In 1995, while working in a supposedly safe area of a remote East African minefield, Chris suffered a life-altering injury. He was blown up, resulting in the loss of an arm and a leg. Ironically, this incident occurred while he was engaged in one of the least dangerous activities. Chris's survival can be attributed to his ability to provide immediate self-treatment. Despite the severity of his injuries, he arrived in South Africa just fourteen hours after the incident, with doctors astonished at his ability to survive with such little blood. Chris's recovery surpassed all expectations, and within a year of leaving the hospital, he ran the London Marathon, raising substantial funds to aid disabled individuals in developing countries. Additionally, during this time, he successfully completed a full-time Master's Degree in human behavior.

Chris's determination and resilience led him to achieve remarkable feats. He taught himself to run and became widely recognized as the world's first amputee ultra-distance runner after completing the Marathon De Sables in 1997. He has since conquered some of the toughest ultra-marathons, including the Badwater Death Valley 135-mile ultra and the Devon Coast to Coast 117-mile Race. Furthermore, Chris has led numerous teams in completing demanding challenges, such as mountain climbing and cycling the length of Cambodia.

Chris Moon's personal experiences have shaped his unique perspective on challenging limitations, adapting to change, and overcoming adversity. He passionately shares his insights and uses humor to engage his audience. Chris's presentations and workshops are interactive, tailored to specific outcomes and actions, and cover topics such as resilience, diversity, change, personal and strategic leadership, and behavioral choices. By drawing from his own extraordinary journey, Chris inspires individuals and organizations to achieve their full potential.

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