Chris Moon MBE

Chris Moon MBE

While supervising mine-clearance in Mozambique in 1995, Chris Moon was blown up in a supposedly clear area of the safety lane. He lost his lower right leg and right arm and survived only through sheer determination.

Less than a year after leaving hospital, he ran the London Marathon, raising money for charities assisting the disabled, defying all expectations for his own future. He has since completed more than fifteen other marathons, including the punishing Marathon des Sables, which is a 137 mile race across the Sahara.

As well as a practical understanding of human performance in the most extreme situations and overcoming adversity his Masters Degree in Security Management covered human behaviour and management theory. Chris Moon read several hundred books on achievement giving him an intellectual perspective, which he illustrates with his own humorous and uplifting anecdotes. He’s been speaking and delivering workshops obtaining top feedback scores for more than 10 years and adds the shared learning from this.

Chris Moon is a former British Army Officer with three years operational experience. His training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and experiences as an Army officer provided a world-class grounding in leadership, motivation and personal and team development. He left to work for a charity clearing landmines in Asia & Africa. He 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.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book Land Mine survivor & motivational speaker Chris Moon for your next event.

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“Inspirational, motivating, funny… if we can take even a snippet of your positive energy & will power then we are destined for success”

St James’s Place Wealth Management

“Chris is not just a motivational speaker, his is a motivational life”


“Your presentation was extremely thought provoking, motivating and of great benefit to the overall conference message and the delegates feedback has been extremely positive.”

Lend Lease

Fantastic talk Chris. Feedback has been universally positive. It has really challenged the way we think about risk.”

Barclays Bank Plc

“My sincere thanks for your time with us at the Leadership Forum. Your style was hugely inspirational and you had a clear impact with all colleagues in the room. The sentiment of the session hit the right chord for the organisation in a very significant way. The momentum gained during the day will not be lost and your passion for leadership remains with us.”

Avon & Somerset Constabulary

“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 with everyone.”

British Gas Multi Site Sales

“We have been personally inspired by your story and its key messages of remaining positive in the face of adversity and embracing change. You brought humour to what is a massive life changing experience and our team has said that they will take this on board in their professional and personal lives – which was the aim of your talk.”

UK Border Agency

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