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
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
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
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
On behalf of the SKM team that attended the workshop yesterday morning, I would like to thank you once again for this remarkable opportunity. Our business worlds may well be very different but the lessons and insights you brought to us, Daryl, are relevant in all sectors. The feedback from the team has been fantastic and each of us has taken something out of your presentation. I know this will enable us to further develop and grow ourselves, our teams and the organisation.
Rosie Piper, Regional People Manager New Zealand, Sinclair Knight Merz
…you held the audience spellbound with your excellent delivery. I was amazed that you spoke for three hours without notes yet your presentation flowed seamlessly from topic to topic. There was a lot of discussion around the station after the conference and it was clear to me that your story inspired many people – it makes them appreciate the guts you have shown in meeting and overcoming adversity. You inspire me too Daryl – bringing home to me the importance of really supportive leadership for people struggling to deal with issues the game of life has dealt them.
Mick Bianchi, Inspector, District Officer, Dalby District, Queensland Police Service
The response to your resilience presentation has been overwhelming, so much so we have had you return three times over the past 9 months. Feedback from each of the sessions has been exceptional, including… ‘I felt humbled and privileged to have had the opportunity to attend. It was a powerful and moving three hour presentation from a truly courageous and resilient man, interspersed with good humour and interaction with the audience. I hope Daryl never tires of imparting his experiences and learnings. I came away with a great perspective on how much a waste of time sweating the small stuff in life really is.’
Dr. Gene Moyle ARAD MAPS, Learning & Development Manager, Energex
Daryl – I have 29 years QPS [Queensland Police Service] experience and your told from the heart honesty, open and frank approach will make a better manager. I won’t forget it. Well done mate. Glad you stayed in the job and something so tragic we can all learn from it.
David Johnson, Superintendent, Queensland Police Service