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CoachFest - Challenging Limitation

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Event information
Date 18 October 2023
Time 11:00-12:00 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price £30+VAT (Discounted rate available for members of The Henley Centre for Coaching)
Venue Online
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This interactive session is about developing practical ways of overcoming adversity. Chris hopes you will take part with a trusted colleague, family member or friend. In this uplifting presentation, Chris shares learnings from unique experiences of surviving as a prisoner of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia and being blown up while clearing landmines for a charity in Mozambique. Despite losing his lower arm and leg he did a marathon less than a year after leaving hospital and became the world’s first amputee ultra-distance runner when he completed the Marathon des Sables. He has studied human behaviour and worked with psychologists and psychiatrists to develop strategies for resilience and making the best of life.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session you will have:

  • learned about physiological and psychological reactions to stress and how to control them
  • identified ways to be more physically and mentally healthy
  • developed strategies for overcoming anxiety and stress via an understanding of the psychology of change
  • developed strategies for positivity
  • identified ways of increasing resilience
  • developed ways of recharging your psychological batteries

Chris Moon

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Chris Moon is a renowned international speaker, trainer and educator who draws on his unique experiences to illustrate principles people can use in their daily lives. He’s also one of the luckiest people to be alive you’re ever likely to meet. A former British Army Officer, Chris served three years on counter terrorist operations and is one of the few Westerners to survive capture by Cambodia’s ruthless Khmer Rouge; he negotiated his own release and that of two colleagues. Chris left the Army to run a large landmine clearance programme in the north of Mozambique, where he was blown up while walking in a cleared safe area, resulting in the loss of his lower right arm and leg. To survive, he treated himself in the minefield; doctors said they had never seen anyone live with such a small amount of blood.

Within a year of leaving hospital, Chris successfully completed a Masters degree, taught himself to run again and finished the London Marathon. In 1997, he became one of the world’s first amputee ultra-distance runners, finishing the Marathon des Sables. Since then, he has completed many of the toughest ultra-distance races in the world, including the Badwater Death Valley Ultra, a gruelling 135-mile, 48-hour race set during the hottest time of year.

Chris shares insights on the balance of life and death and the limit of human endurance in an uplifting way. These experiences are valuable because they bring clarity to illustrate useful principles. Chris has worked with psychologists, psychiatrists and business schools, so there is academic rigour behind the principles he shares. He’ll spare you the theory and share real stories to help you do what you do better. He’s worked with diverse cultures, businesses and governments around the globe to help them improve individual and team performance.

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