I had the pleasure of witnessing Daryl’s presentation at the PTSD forum in Brisbane 2015. It was the short version, but it is easily one of the best presentations I’ve seen – moving and informative, but also very entertaining.
The first thing that struck me was the courage required to re-live that horrific event in order to try and help other people who had suffered similarly. Then there was the mental strength needed to go from a depressed state to standing up in front of an audience and not only telling a demanding story, but also doing it in such an entertaining and informative way.
Daryl not only deserves our thanks, but our congratulations on what he’s doing for the community. If you have an opportunity to see his presentation live don’t miss it – you’ll regret it if you do.
Ian Chappell, Australian Cricket Captain 1971-1975
I felt I was right there by Daryl’s side through the whole journey – from the shooting, to his hospital bed and through his recovery. His presentation grips the audience as we listen to the live police tapes and see the X-rays of his injuries. It is a unique experience.
John Brogden AM, Chairman of Lifeline Australia
It was an honour to have you speak at the QFES Speaker Series… On behalf of QFES I would like to thank you for taking the time to prepare such an insightful and moving presentation. Your story is a unique and compelling one and the feedback from staff who attended has been tremendous.
Stories like yours have helped to inspire our staff not only to accept and embrace change, but also to champion it when the need is recognised. Your contribution in achieving this is sincerely appreciated.
Doug Smith, Deputy Commissioner, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
It was great to meet you and to have the opportunity to hear your incredible story. From conversations I’ve had I know that conference attendees found your address both confronting and inspirational. You have an important message which needs to be told.
Barry McCabe, Rotary Club of Roma
I would firstly like to restate that you are one of the most dynamic speakers I have ever had the privilege of hearing. Your presentation profoundly touched both my heart and my mind.
Norm Wotherspoon, National Service Infantry Soldier Vietnam 1966-67
I was very impressed with Daryl’s presentation at our sales meeting on Tuesday. He quickly connected with the audience and made the team feel at ease with his unique and natural style. He planned very well and tailored the presentation (which centred around resilience, grit and happiness) to our team’s current situations and the state of play. The pharma industry is one where, frequently, we are privileged to hear many speakers…… I must say Daryl’s presentation hit the mark for us all really well and it was very professional and inspiring. The fact that it was delivered from the person who has lived and dealt with the experiences and the real life implications and subsequent cascading events made it much more relatable and resonating. I’m very happy that I decided to invite Daryl to our meeting and look forward to hearing him present again.
Waleed Nassar, State Sales Manager Queensland, Mundipharma
In 2011 I founded a small charity to create more national awareness for Post Traumatic Stress. Shortly after that I met Daryl Elliott Green as we are like minded in this field. I first heard him speak not long after that at a corporate gathering where he was teaching them the value of resilience as it applies in business. Ever since then I have called on Daryl to help spread the word on just what is possible in the face of traumatic adversity whether it be an international PTS Conference, 350 Police Cadets or the AFP hierarchy. In all cases he has left an indelible impression on just what is achievable in any field of endeavour.
Tony Dell, Founder of 'Stand Tall for PTS' and only Australian First-Class Cricketer to serve in the Vietnam War
The 80 participants from the fire brigade, judicial services, regulatory authorities, police, health facilities and the Unfallkasse Berlin (Accident Insurance Berlin) responded to us very positively about your lecture. Because of your very well presented documentation, your description of the processes and your perception, we understood how a person can be affected by a crisis and also what can be done to help them overcome a traumatic event. This allowed the executives, follow-up teams and company doctors to learn important information for their work.
Michael Arendt, Head of Prevention, Unfallkasse Berlin (German Statutory Accident Insurance) Berlin, Germany
Yours was a powerful and moving presentation, the value of which to me personally and professionally far exceeded that of any other work related forum I have attended for as long as I can remember. Your presentation style was everything it needed to be, and more, for a three hour presentation. It was articulate but relaxed, interspersed with good humour and interaction with the audience. I was absorbed and attentive for the whole time. While I recognise your own courage, resilience and overall fortitude in the face of extremely challenging work and personal settings over an extended period, I commend your attention to detail in paying tribute to all work colleagues, associates and family who contributed to your survival on the night, and to your physical, psychological and emotional recovery in the time following.
I hope you never tire of imparting your experiences and learnings. I came away with two main benefits:
- A greatly enhanced perspective on how much a waste of time sweating the small stuff in life really is, and
- Reinforcement of what true leadership is about. Take time to understand, but never be too quick to judge.
Neil Gartrell, Tactical Solutions Mgr, Energy Delivery Business Operations, Energex
What I would like to highlight as your main contribution of this presentation is, that even though you were the main character of the story, you didn’t leave us with the impression you were trying to make yourself to [be] a hero – on the contrary, you managed to let the important people in your difficult period of life emerge as heroes!
Mie Nielsen, Danish Police Service