On 2nd March 1999, Justin Miles was a fitness trainer with a growing reputation for excellence. As well as working with a cross section of clients including actors and elite athletes, he was writing white papers, presenting as a keynote speaker and training other instructors. By the end of the day on 3rd March 1999 Justin’s career, in fact his whole life, lay in tatters.
A car accident resulted in brain injuries leaving him unable to walk or talk properly – a virtual prisoner in his own body.
Rather than accept the situation that he found himself in, Justin took the decision to pursue his dream of becoming an ‘explorer’. Challenging recovery norms and medical opinions at the time, Justin turned his ambition in to a tangible objective, developed goals to give him progression, direction and motivation and then set about turning his dream in to reality.
Justin persevered through failures, disappointments and setbacks and now he’s living the dream. His adventures take him all over the globe and his experiences are used to benefit charities and to support education initiatives around the world.
Drawing on his experiences, Justin entwines important messages with his sometimes jaw dropping expedition and life stories which range from battling back from brain injuries to tearing his abdominal muscles open whilst on a winter Arctic expedition.
In a corporate setting Justin presents on a range of key themes including:
- Objective and Goal Setting
- Maintaining Positivity Through Adversity
- Passion and Purpose
- Personal Development
Justin’s approach to organisational behaviour issues regularly brings him back in to the corporate arena as a consultant where he specialises in aspects of leadership and motivation, and he contributes to several business publications.
As a voice for global education provision Justin has presented at education and political conferences world-wide where he discusses an array of subjects including education poverty, creativity and innovation, developing future leaders, using technology to bring the world in to classrooms, ‘education for life’ and the ‘unfinished agenda’.
Despite his relaxed and sometimes conversational communication style interlaced with self-depreciating humour, you can’t doubt the depth of his knowledge and experience, or his burning passion for everything that he does.
Justin’s first children’s book, the ‘Ultimate Explorers Guide For Kids’ was released internationally by QED Publishing in 2015.