John Nichol was shot down during the first Gulf War in 1991.
He describes himself as an ‘ordinary guy who just happened to find himself in extraordinary circumstances’.
He is a very experienced motivational speaker & conference host.
His presentation, tailored to the occasion, is electrifying, humorous and inspirational.
The first the world saw of RAF navigator Flight Lieutenant John Nichol was as a tortured prisoner-of-war, beaten and humiliated by his captors, along with his crew member John Peters.
The ensuing pictures were flashed around the world and became an enduring symbol of the first Gulf war.
The traumatic weeks of capture gave John a unique insight into the human capacity to deal with extreme adversity and change.
After the Gulf War, Nichol’s military career took him on active service to the Falkland Islands and to Bosnia as part of the UN peacekeeping mission.
He left the RAF in 1996 to pursue a career as a broadcaster and writer.
He has since written for The Sunday Times, The Observer and The Mail On Sunday and has published many best-selling books including Tornado Down, The Last Escape and Tail-End Charlies.
Summer 2018 saw the publication of John’s 15th book -“SPITFIRE – A Very British Love Story”.
He has also been a consultant and reporter for Newsnight, CNN, BBC News, ITN, World In Action and Cutting Edge.
“John is a fantastic speaker. His ability to tell a story is not one shared by many speakers. He is engaging, inspirational and funny all in one. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed his speech and I could not recommend him highly enough.”
Willmott Dixon Construction
John Nichol Motivational Speaker:
John Nichol’s account of what happened takes the audience from the highly organised training, planning and teamwork of an RAF fast-jet squadron to the isolation of being shot down and held in solitary confinement.
His experiences qualify him to speak with unquestionable authority on not only surviving change and adversity, but also turning it to your advantage.
John Nichol delivers a fascinating insight into what happens when our innermost reserves are tested by external demands.
Some recent speaking topics have included:
- Surviving challenges, change and adversity.
- Belief in yourself and trust in those around you.
- Leadership in times of change.
- The importance of planning and preparation.
John’s message is one of optimism, inspiration and personal motivation.
His personal triumph lies in having discovered his potential to cope with extremes and achieve goals way beyond his perceived horizons.
Furthermore, John leaves his audience in no doubt – that potential exists in all of us.