Kim Hughes

Kim Hughes | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Kim Hughes | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, British Army Bomb Disposal Expert, Bravery Expert
London
Learn the true meaning of courage and dedication, and be inspired to overcome any challenge with Kim Hughes, speaker, authority on teamwork and leadership.
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Kim Hughes | Speaker Biography

George Cross recipient for exceptional bravery in Afghanistan
Disarmed 120 IEDs without protective gear, saving comrades' lives
Inspiring speaker on teamwork, leadership, and fearless approach to challenges

Kim Hughes' deployment in Afghanistan was marked by an extraordinary act of bravery. He risked his life to save his comrades by manually defusing bombs, even forgoing protective clothing. This act has been hailed as the most outstanding example of explosive ordnance disposal ever seen in Afghanistan. Hughes successfully disarmed 120 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during his tour, earning him the prestigious George Cross, which was presented to him by Sir Jock Stirrup, the Head of the Defence Staff, in March 2010. His citation, which he read at Buckingham Palace, recognized his selflessness and courage. Hughes' incredible story, exceptional skills and knowledge of working in challenging environments make him an inspiring speaker. He is an authority on teamwork and leadership, and his fearless approach to one of the world's most dangerous jobs sets him apart. Despite the dangers he faces, Hughes remains dedicated to his work, viewing it as his duty.

Why Should You Book Kim Hughes?

Kim Hughes embodies unparalleled bravery and expertise in facing high-stakes situations, making him an exceptional source of inspiration on leadership and teamwork. His firsthand experience in overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges offers invaluable lessons on resilience and decision-making under pressure. Booking him as a speaker will not only motivate your team but also equip them with practical strategies for success in any endeavor.

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