Edmund Addington

Captain Edmund Addington was days from the end of a tour in Afghanistan in 2009 when a bomb exploded underneath his fighting vehicle leaving him seriously injured.

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His battle to recovery is an example of determination and drive to regain optimum fitness, having spent months at Selly Oak Hospital and Headley Court. The level of bravery required to tackle such a life-changing incident is one that when heard in person, inspires the audience to approach difficulties they may face with a refreshing perspective.

Ed was injured whilst commanding a platoon of young soldiers in a dangerous and complex situation; making decisions on a daily basis that meant life or death to others. Ed values leadership as the ability to inspire actions in people, always leading by example.

A passionate speaker, Ed is able to shed light on the more serious lessons both on operations and in training. He provides a fascinating insight into the synergies between military and business leadership, and explains how values used to lead soldiers risking their lives on operations can educate leaders from any field.

Since his injury Ed has held the firm belief that out of such adversity can come opportunity. Whilst teaching himself to walk again he has found the time to complete a Masters in International Relations.

Ed has spoken recently at a Professional Services promotion event and to a large public organisation going through considerable change and austerity.

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