Chris Moon is a former Army officer who worked for a charity specialising in clearing land mines and the debris of war in Asia and Africa. He is one of the few westerners to have survived kidnap in Cambodia by Khmer Rouge guerrillas, negotiating not only his own release but also that of his two Khmer staff after an ordeal of threatened execution in which he never assumed the role of victim.
In 1995 in Mozambique he was blown up walking in a cleared area resulting in the loss of his lower right arm and leg. He survived through sheer determination and fitness. Less than a year after leaving hospital he completed the London Marathon and subsequently many of the toughest ultra marathons in the world to support charities assisting the disabled.
Chris Moon is the first amputee to finish the Great Sahara Run and the Badwater 135 mile Death Valley Ultra (5 marathons back to back), which takes place in temperatures close to those recommended for slow cooking chicken. His methods for transforming adversity and disadvantage into challenge and achievement and going the extra mile are relevant to us all. He believes we can all go one step beyond our limits and challenge our own concept of limitation.
Chris Moon has a fascination and a passion with the process of achievement, because as he puts it 'I need to understand it more than most. I'm one of the most fortunate people to be alive, so I want to make the very best of life. We don't need an extreme experience to be positive and achieve more, we just need to have an open mind and develop our self belief. I believe everyone has the capacity to go one step beyond their perceived limits and often the biggest limits in life are the ones we impose on ourselves.'
Chris relates his experience of being abducted and taken prisoner and says the most important thing he learnt is 'never assume the role of victim'. Key points in his presentations include how to face difficult issues, dealing with worry and negativity, being positive and making the best of everything.
The way we think and mindset are a matter of choice, even if we don't recognise it. Most successful people attribute their success to the way they think. Chris talks about different mindsets and covers perspective, attitude, beliefs and how we can adapt and change. Chris also presents and facilitates on the mindsets related to diversity, health and safety and security.
On the subject of diversity Chris Moon has worked with large organisations speaking, presenting and facilitating on diversity issues With Health and Safety and Security, Chris has experience of working in high risk environments and a Masters in Security Management. He's presented to large utility and oil companies on the mindsets around health and safety and security and makes what is sometimes thought to be a dry subject uplifting, humorous and relevant.
Chris Moon presents on the personal mindsets of excellent leadership and has worked with large blue chip companies and governmental organisations.
Workshops and Courses
Chris Moon runs workshops and courses on problem solving and improving results and Leadership development. He works with governmental organizations and blue chip companies on leadership development and SMEs and large organizations on increasing performance.
He illustrates perfectly what can be accomplished through determination, tenacity and a positive attitude. We will be more demanding of ourselves in the future.
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.
We worked our delegates very hard on the first day of the conference. Your speech was the perfect antidote; everyone has been raving about it since.
Chris Moon is not only inspirational in terms of his battle to overcome devastating personal injury, but also in the way he communicates his philosophy to his audience. A great bloke and a great speaker.
People were absolutely bowled over by Chris. Our staff were left truly inspired by his account of what happened to him and how to turn adversity into something positive, but delighted also by his good natured banter and connection with the audience. Please pass on our huge thanks to him and let him know that he was a real hit both professionally and personally.
I just wanted to personally thank Chris Moon for a wonderful presentation at our conference yesterday. He was truly inspiring and a delight to work with. My Senior Partner Patrick McMahon was also thrilled. I would be grateful if you could pass this onto Chris.
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