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John Peters

A series of events in 1991 changed John Peters' life forever.  This is not a war story as such, but a very human, moving and, at times, funny story.  It is of particular relevance in today's changing times and John is as busy as ever delivering after dinner and keynote speeches at corporate events.

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John Peters Biography

John Peters came to the world’s attention in January 1991, when his bruised and battered face flashed onto television screens around the world.  It was his disfigured image that became a potent symbol of Saddam Hussein’s ruthless aggression.  His dramatic and sometimes harrowing experiences reach deep into our innermost minds, showing us how we can overcome even our worst fears and nightmares.  His war was not all as he expected – it became a seven-week ordeal of torture and interrogation testing John Peters to the absolute limit and bringing him close to death.

John is an experienced speaker of international repute.  He was the sole reader representing the British Armed Forces at the National Gulf Memorial Service, in front of Her Majesty, The Queen and presented the Sir James Martin Lecture at the Royal Aeronautical Society in the presence...

John Peters came to the world’s attention in January 1991, when his bruised and battered face flashed onto television screens around the world.  It was his disfigured image that became a potent symbol of Saddam Hussein’s ruthless aggression.  His dramatic and sometimes harrowing experiences reach deep into our innermost minds, showing us how we can overcome even our worst fears and nightmares.  His war was not all as he expected – it became a seven-week ordeal of torture and interrogation testing John Peters to the absolute limit and bringing him close to death.

John is an experienced speaker of international repute.  He was the sole reader representing the British Armed Forces at the National Gulf Memorial Service, in front of Her Majesty, The Queen and presented the Sir James Martin Lecture at the Royal Aeronautical Society in the presence of Prince Philip.  Furthermore, he followed Mr Nelson Mandela on stage in South Africa and achieved a standing ovation! 

John presents a roller-coaster ride: you will believe you were there!  He provides an incredible descriptive insight of his experiences.  He is certainly not a doom and gloom merchant.  Far from it – his innate sense of humour and superb timing ensures the audience sees the funny and lighter side of his experience.  He is passionate, emotive & challenging.  He can seamlessly and skilfully relate his experiences to current business issues.

John Peters was the sole reader representing the British Armed Forces at the National Gulf Memorial Service, in front of Her Majesty The Queen and Heads of State; presented the 1999 Sir James Martin Lecture at the Royal Aeronautical Society in the presence of Prince Philip and subsequently at the SAFE symposium in Atlanta. Furthermore, he followed Mr Nelson Mandela on stage in South Africa and achieved a standing ovation.

John Peters is one of the leading motivation speakers in the UK. His corporate credits include Nortel, IBM, Sony, Lloyds and The Royal Bank of Scotland and Peugeot cars to name a few.

John Peters is superbly masterful when motivating and inspiring an audience, or when he enthrals guests after dinner or luncheon. They leave with an inspired sense of purpose, with a greater understanding of how to cope with unexpected change and how to drive through these difficulties to set and achieve real goals.

The impact he has on an audience is reflected by the standing ovations he so often gets and overwhelming response he always receives after his presentations.

Speaking Topics

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Performing Under Pressure
  • Dealing with Change

John has a Master's Degree in Business Administration and was responsible for a cultural change programme in the RAF. This initiative was awarded the 1999 Flight International Aerospace Industry Award for Training and Safety. He is also a former Chair of The Association of MBA’s.   Since leaving the RAF in 2000, he has been a business consultant and performance coach to business leaders, and has a business specialising in leadership, team development and communication skills.  His clients include the Cabinet Office, Unipart International, Barclays Bank, MTV, Channel 5, NHS, TUI UK and Arthur Andersen. 

He has written two best-selling books and the documentary, 'Tornado Down' was Independent Documentary of the Year and a BAFTA Award Nominee in 1992. He has extensive international TV, radio, PR and media experience and has built up an international speaking reputation, including American, South African, Swedish, Maltese, French, German and Australian audiences.

For further information or to book John Peters, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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