Steve Heaney MC has an elite military background and is an expert in leadership and management, strategising and decision making and team building and cohesion within the military both at home and abroad. His unique experience of success and struggle is both enthralling and inspiring.
Steve’s extensive military career began in 1986, and much of his prowess as a speaker comes from his extensive expertise gained whilst in the military. By the time he left the military, Steve was one of the most senior and experienced parachutists who helped to pioneer high altitude jumping techniques.
At twenty he became the youngest ever member of X-Platoon, or the Pathfinders, and it was with this group that Steve completed the infamous campaign in Sierra Leone. Just 26 Pathfinder soldiers were dropped into a remote village, expecting a 48-hour operation that soon became a fierce 16-day siege against 2000 rebel attackers. For his skill in coordinating and managing the battle on the ground, Steve was awarded the Military Cross.
From this campaign came Steve’s best-selling book Operation Mayhem, and after leaving the military he later went on to work for the UAE for over a decade and effectively aided in the reshaping and strategising of their Land Forces and Special Operations troops. His work internationally, concerning the tactics, techniques and procedures of both British and foreign military campaigns, embodies many of the values companies and educators seek out in instigating change and encouraging endurance in the wider world.
As a speaker, Steve uses his experience to create unique training packages and speaks on both moral and physical courage, along with team cohesion against his background of proven success.