Resilience, agility, leadership, dealing with uncertainty and high-performance mindsets with Squadron Leader John Peters

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John Peters came to the world’s attention in January 1991, when his bruised and battered face flashed onto television screens around the world and his disfigured image became a potent symbol of Saddam Hussein’s ruthless aggression.

His dramatic and sometimes harrowing experiences reach deep into our innermost minds, showing us how we can overcome even our worst fears and nightmares.  His war was not all as he expected – it became a seven-week ordeal of torture and interrogation testing John Peters to the absolute limit and bringing him close to death.

In the years that followed, John has become a speaker of international repute to Corporations, the Public Sector and Charities. He draws on his unique experience to speak on resilience, agility, leadership, dealing with uncertainty, agility and having a high-performance mindset.

  • Resilient Agility
  • Leading in uncertainty. Coping with uncertainty
  • Performance under Pressure
  • Grit and mental wellbeing
  • Dealing with the unexpected and managing the pressure?
  • Resilience, mental toughness and dealing with vulnerabilities.
  • The mindset of a Fighter Pilot

He was the sole reader representing the British Armed Forces at the National Gulf Memorial Service, in front of Her Majesty, The Queen and presented the Sir James Martin Lecture at the Royal Aeronautical Society in the presence of Prince Philip and followed Mr Nelson Mandela on stage in South Africa.

He has written two best-selling books and the documentary, ‘Tornado Down’ was Independent Documentary of the Year and a BAFTA Award Nominee.

He has extensive international TV, radio, PR and media experience. To learn more about John’s Speaking Services…

words from Our Clients

I was totally amazed by your experience and in awe of your courage


Your address was truly excellent. The sustained applause for you was almost unstoppable.

Bob Monkhouse

I’m well impressed at feedback for John – truly amazing – we must pass on

Police Federation 

one of the most incredible and emotional speakers I have ever experienced the honour of hearing

Walker User Group