Chris Moon MBE exists to help people do what they do better, drawing on his unique experiences to illustrate principles people can use in their daily lives.
He’s one of the most fortunate people to be alive you’re likely to meet and should be dead many times over. He’s a former British Officer who left the Army to work for a charity clearing landmines and unexploded ordnance.
He’s one of the few Westerners to survive being taken prisoner in Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge (one of the most ruthless terror groups in history). He negotiated his own release and that of two colleagues. Two years later, when working in a remote part of Mozambique, he was blown up walking in a supposedly cleared area losing his lower right arm and leg. To survive he treated himself in the minefield. His doctors said they’d never seen anyone survive with such a small amount of blood.
Less than a year after leaving hospital he successfully completed the London Marathon and became the world’s first amputee ultra-distance runner when he completed the gruelling Marathon Des Sables. Since then he’s completed many of the toughest ultra-distance races in the world, including the Badwater 135 mile Death Valley run in the hottest place on earth.
When it comes to challenging the concept of limitation, adapting to change and overcoming adversity Chris walks the talk. He has a proven track record of delivering high impact presentations, helping to change behaviours and improve performance.
As a speaker, Chris delivers passion, humour and inspiration. He shares experience on the balance of life and death and the limit of human endurance, which strips away any pretence we have as human beings to allow us to use his principles to do what we do better. These have academic rigour behind them from his Masters in human behaviour and work with psychologists and psychiatrists.
Chris Moon is a truly international speaker who has worked with diverse cultures, businesses and governments around the globe.
Topics include change, motivation, risk and safety, communication, improving sales, diversity and personal and strategic leadership.
It is now generally accepted most well-run businesses are aiming for a 100% health and safety record. The clear moral responsibility of keeping staff safe at work, reputation issues and the huge cost of the shutdown and other hidden costs are now widely recognised. Chris Moon examines individual and group behaviours and thinking beyond procedures. His presentations are all bespoke to the individual client and include:
“Thank you for the time and effort you personally put into our Health & Safety event. We’ve received excellent feedback about your speech and it has left our team with plenty of food for thought.” – Skanska UK
“Thank you very much for your most positive and inspirational contribution towards our Health & Safety Conference. Feedback from the team has commented on the inspiration you have given in encouraging them to reconnect with best practice in Health & Safety.” –Carter Construction
“Thank you for delivering such a brilliant speech. You absolutely hit the spot in terms of both entertaining the room and promoting our safety theme.” – Institute of Gas Engineers 150th Anniversary Dinner
Effective diversity policy is much more than ensuring the provisions of Equality are met. By valuing differences there is a huge potential of bottom line benefits from innovation, creativity, higher energy levels and greater levels of communication.
Chris has been involved with many disability organisations and acted as host and facilitator at a number of diversity days, some for disability networks. He creates a bespoke powerful and innovative experience which enables difficult issues to be faced and solutions found. Topics include:
Chris can advise on all aspects of diversity and help create disability and user groups in addition to Keynote and Workshop experiences.
“Thank you very much for presenting at our International Day of Persons with Disabilities event. Your personal contribution ensured the event was a huge success and that feedback received has been extremely positive.” – Staff Disability Network, City of London
“Chris inspired our audience with an enjoyable and uplifting speech about remaining positive even in very difficult circumstances. His observation on attitudes towards disability was refreshingly honest and from the heart. No jargon, no corporate buzz words and plenty of laughs.” – Hertfordshire County Council
“Huge thanks to Chris for hosting a great ‘Performance Under Pressure’ Wellbeing seminar. Powerful insight into nature of humanity.” – Lloyd’s of London
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"It truly was inspirational to hear your story and own versions of positivity and dealing with difficulty. Your presentation fitted extremely well with our theme of Winning Mentality, leaving our people feeling inspired and motivated - I couldn’t have asked for a better a response."
"Many thanks for another stellar performance. The teams haven’t stopped talking about it and the feedback we have received has been tremendous. It really hit the mark leaving everyone motivated and ready to go the extra mile. Thanks again for a truly brilliant day."
"The guy is a true inspiration. Against all the odds he is running through Woolpit as an amputee ; when you look what he has done, taken prisoner by the Khmer Rouge,blown up in Mozambique, ran countless miles.... a lesson to us all to go the extra mile and raise the bar - I have read his book, witnessed his keynote speech and he continues to inspire me to push my own life to the limits ! Believe"
'A motivational speaker who provided an excellent and inspiring close to what had been an intensive two days.'
‘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.’
'Chris Moon’s session was perfectly targeted, he spent time with me and really listened to what we wanted to achieve. He passed through the ‘Finish Gate’ with considerable style and left everyone feeling very uplifted.'
‘The highest score was your excellent and inspiring leadership session with a massive 9.7 out of 10. It actually supported the ‘explore’ mentality by giving us all time to think and led to a discussion into things that really matter.’
'5 star presentation! Chris Moon is truly an inspirational speaker. His positivity is infectious.’