Chris Moon MBE

Former army officer and land mine amputee

Chris Moon MBE | NMP Live

Chris Moon helps people and organisations around the world grow and improve personal and team performance. He’s been a keynote speaker and run change and leadership programs for over twenty years working with with a wide range of audiences from the public and private sector and international business schools.

Chris is one of the most fortunate people to be alive you’re likely to meet. His exploits have been covered in a Discovery documentary I Shouldn’t Be Alive.

Chris Moon is a former British Army Officer with three year’s operational experience who left to work for a charity clearing landmines. He’s survived being taken prisoner in Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge (one of the most brutal terror groups in history) and negotiated his release and that of two colleagues from threatened execution.

In 1995 he was blown up in a supposedly safe area of a minefield in remote East Africa losing an arm and a leg (ironically doing one of the least dangerous things he did). He survived initially because he treated himself. About fourteen hours after injury he arrived in South Africa where doctors say they’d never seen anyone live with such a small amount of blood.

He recovered four times faster than expected and in 1996; within a year of leaving hospital ran the London Marathon, raised significant sums to help disabled people in the developing world and successfully completed a full time Master’s Degree in human behaviour.

Chris taught himself to run and is thought to be the world’s first amputee ultra-distance runner after completing the Marathon De Sables in 1997. He’s run the world’s toughest ultra-marathons including the Badwater Death Valley 135 mile ultra. He’s led numerous teams to complete rigourous challenges ranging from climbing mountains to cycling the length of Cambodia.

Chris has a passion for the process of achievement and uses his unique experiences to help people do what they do better. He speaks with enthusiasm and humour on resilience, change, personal and strategic leadership and all aspects of behavioural choices. His interactive presentations and workshops are tailored to desired outcomes and actions.

Speech Topics

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.

John Lewis.

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.

MD, Cisco UK.

Having just finished a great day facilitated by the marvellous Chris Moon, we would most strongly suggest that you ask Chris to run a session for your team. He is very engaging, challenging in a most interesting and constructive way but most importantly, without exception, everyone in the room took away at least one positive action to make themselves and the company better

Ark Data Centres

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.

Yorkshire International Business Convention.

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.

Julie Smith, Head of HR, Hastoe Group

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.

Julie Bushell - Communications Director, Bidwell's.

Your workshop session enabled the graduates to understand the importance of health & safety with the use of real-life examples you shared, which highlighted the possible consequences of not taking it seriously. In addition, your after-dinner speech was a highlight of the entire conference, which had the crowd laughing throughout whilst also being inspired and motivated by your incredible story.


Thank you for the amazing presentation at our Sales Meeting. It was as captivating as it was meaningful for this team of sales professionals and the management folks attending. Interestingly, and not so surprisingly, it was the highest performers who got the most out of your session. These are the folks who are always challenging themselves and their teams and already have great balance in their lives and enjoy what they do.... your talk was both validating and encouraging. It was a definite highlight!

Vyaire Medical

Books and DVDs

Clients often ask about purchasing books for giveaways and delegate packs. Below you’ll find a selection of products by Chris Moon MBE. Click the images to view on Amazon's website. For bulk orders, please speak with your Booking Agent.

To book Chris Moon MBE, please submit an online enquiry, send us an email or speak with one of our friendly booking agents on +44 (0)1372 361 004.

Recently viewed
Chris Moon MBE | NMP Live
Chris Moon MBE

Former army officer and land mine amputee

I was very pleased with the service I received from NMP Live, the agent was very helpful and professional. I will definitely look to NMP Live in the future.
Nicole Hardaker, EAIE Conference Programme Coordinator
Bookings and enquiries
Call +44 (0)1372 361 004 or Email us

For help and advice, click here. Considering joining our roster, click here