We've all had bullets slammed into us, perhaps not physically, but it might have felt like it at the time. Is your organisation dealing with disruption, transformation or change? Could your leaders and team members benefit from a resilience boost to deal with the change?
If your people are feeling stressed and require the mindset, skills and tools to bounce back from the bullets their life or your industry fires at them, prepare to be enthralled by Daryl’s inspiring story. TWICE SHOT talks, programs and workshops are designed specifically to make your teams and leaders bulletproof. Contact us today to talk about how we can help.
DARYL ELLIOTT GREEN
From the horrific experience of being ambushed on duty and TWICE SHOT in the face and shoulder, Daryl has learned what most people don't have to learn: how to be resilient in the face of the extreme circumstances.
The legacy of Daryl’s shooting was a harrowing ten year road to recovery despite being honoured with the Queensland Police Service’s highest accolade for bravery, the Valour Award, and a Group Bravery Citation from the Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove. His journey was also featured on Australian Story.
Today, Daryl shares powerful life lessons through his TWICE SHOT talks, workshops and programs. He speaks on resilience, courageous conversations, leadership and brave decisions. He also talks passionately – and from personal experience – about mental health and post-traumatic stress. He delivers his life lessons with energy, humour and an optimism that engages with any audience. He is a compelling and authentic speaker who epitomises the capabilities of the human spirit that reside in us all: bravery, courage, resilience.
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In 2018, Daryl was honoured to be announced as a Lifeline Ambassador. He received a humbling letter from Lifeline Australia following his appointment. Daryl’s story of courage and resilience resonates with Lifeline’s key mission of giving hope to thousands of Australians. As Daryl says, if he can come back from the brink, anyone can. Read more and watch the announcement.Letter from Lifeline
The shooting, involving Daryl and his colleagues, captured the hearts of the nation on Australian Story in an episode entitled 'May Day'. Watch now.
RESILIENCE – BUILDING A POWERFUL MINDSET
A TRULY INSPIRATIONAL READ
Daryl’s inspiring story is featured in Resilience – Building a Powerful Mindset – a captivating and enlightening book on human resilience and the ability to recover from life’s most challenging hardships.Learn more
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- CONSTABLE DARYL ELLIOTT GREEN
- 3:50 AM
- 1 MAY 2000
- BRISBANE | AUSTRALIA
The morning of the May Day holiday in 2000 brought the horrific news of the Hanbury Street shooting in Queensland. The night before, a neighbour in Hanbury Street had made a triple zero call, reporting threats by a man known as Nigel Parodi, who had a number of guns and “loads and loads of ammo”. Daryl and two other officers arrived at the scene and were seated in a patrol vehicle commencing their investigation, when out of the darkness they were ambushed and shot multiple times at close range.
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Daryl's story has wide appeal inspiring anyone from corporate audiences to emergency services and people in high stress/high risk work environments. Daryl speaks about resilience, courageous conversations, leadership and brave decisions that bulletproof teams and leaders. He also talks passionately – and from personal experience – about mental health and post-traumatic stress.
Daryl – I have 29 years’ QPS [Queensland Police Service] experience and your ‘told from the heart’ honesty, open and frank approach will make me a better manager. I won’t forget it. Well done mate. Glad you stayed in the job and have been able to turn something so tragic into something from which we can all learn....
Our leadership team’s workshop with Daryl was very powerful and delivered a number of key messages that have truly resonated within all that were there. Daryl’s personal insights into what has been an incredibly challenging period of his life has opened up a range of conversations and created an opportunity for people to reflect on the importance of people and the teams we work within. The lessons learnt from Daryl’s experience have served as a r...
It was the most powerful and engaging presentation that I have ever been a part of. I have never sat in a presentation where I forgot what time it was, I was completely enthralled. You are truly an amazing person and you have achieved so much. …I have learnt so much from it and I will take a bit more care and time with those around me....
The entire presentation was engaging for me. Following your story and the interplay between mental and physical health highlighted a number of things for my own practice as a psych and also my transition into a manager. Thank you for your candid and open presentation of your life. It takes great courage to not only work through what you have but to expose yourself in front of relative strangers....
To say you are inspiring would be an understatement. I listened to your presentation Friday and took the content home and spent the afternoon and weekend telling and re-telling my wife your story and sharing your resilience tips. We both came to agreement on one thing… and although you may have heard it before I still had to share this with you, both my wife and I believe if a hero had to be chosen out of this circumstances it is you. Your actions...
As anticipated the participants found the presentation to be of value with one member stating, ‘It was the most useful session of the week for myself personally. I believe that I am now better equipped to deal with members who have been injured in the line of duty....
When I first spoke to Daryl I listened to the audio footage of the shooting and burst into tears. I found his journey profoundly moving. His genuine spirit and openness allow people to connect to him and to feel comfortable to ask questions about how he has come from such trauma to wellness. A truly inspiring person with many tools and words of wisdom to share....
Excellent and very refreshing to hear someone be so open to discuss the topic of mental illness...
His story was confronting but also identified how the impacts of such an event just expands throughout everything you do. The benefit of course is that he also identified how you learn to take each positive and grow stronger through the experience. He doesn’t take the short cuts as we often try to do and his presentation does bring the importance of wellbeing in recovery and understanding that there is always something waiting for you, when you are re...