Chris Moon 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 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) and 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, 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 strip 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.
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.
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 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:
- Extreme personal experience of high-risk environments (past and present) and how and why things can go wrong
- Academic study of risk and human behaviour and a psychological perspective.
- The shared experience of the many organisations he’s worked with in the last ten years and the power of personality and presence to effect change.