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Stewart Hill

Stewart is a seasoned speaker and living proof of how to harness the magnificent potential of the brain after suffering a severe traumatic brain injury in 2009. He has combined this life changing experience with his learnings and lessons of leading in war to show individuals and business leaders how they can build personal resilience, deal with daily pressures and become coherent and inspiring leaders.


About Stewart Hill

One of the most talented Army officers of his generation until shrapnel severely damaged his brain whilst serving in Afghanistan. Stewart has turned disaster into discovery and continues to go from strength to strength with a traumatic brain injury.

Stewart speaks on two topics: resilience and leadership. His resilience speech deals with protecting mental health and building mental wealth. He shares successful tools that he has developed to be used in everyday life; all driven by his experience of having to find ways to cope with the world after his life changing injury. His leadership speech focuses on three key areas of aligning values with actions, setting goals and inspiring followers. He draws from his experiences of leadership in peacetime and on the battlefield to help the business community. Stewart is eternally fascinated by the power of the brain and its ability to grow, irrespective of age, gender or position.

Stewart is a powerful, engaging and authentic speaker who simultaneously humbles and inspires audiences ranging from senior leadership to middle and junior management. He has helped clients such as abrdn, JP Morgan and Chase, KPMG, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, M&S Bank, Amazon Europe, Chartered Banker Institute and the Edinburgh Business School.

Defying his neurological prognosis, Stewart completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology. This study embodies all the most valuable life lessons Stewart has learned from his leadership experiences and mastering life with a brain disability. In recent years, his unwavering spirit has helped raise over £200,000 for military charities, create and perform in an award- winning West End play and publish evocative poetry. Additionally, as an award-winning artist, Stewart’s oil portraits have graced numerous exhibitions, with luminaries like the film actor Ray Winston, the broadcaster and journalist Piers Morgan and the TV presenter Nick Knowles sitting for him, all in noble pursuit of charity. Stewart’s awe inspiring story has been featured in esteemed publications like The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and the Daily Mail, and his story resonates with British TV and radio broadcasts.

Speech topics
  • Employee Engagement
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Personal Development
  • Resilience
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"Stewart’s inspiring leadership workshop will enable our Sixth formers to leave Trent School far better equipped to deal with the responsibilities of management they will take on in later life."

David Tidy Assistant Head, Trent College

"Stewart is a powerful and engaging speaker with a real story to tell. Not only has he been there and done it, he can also captivate an audience like no one else. He managed to hit me straight in the heart, and I do not think I will ever forget his powerful message. I would recommend him as a leadership speaker without hesitation."

Inge Woudstra-Van Grondelle Founding Director Mum and Career 2012

"Stewart spoke at a dinner raising awareness of the On Course Foundation. He was quite outstanding – incredibly articulate, inspirational and very moving! He made a profound impression on everyone and I recommend him unreservedly."

Nick Gandon Founder Aureus Social Ventures Ltd

"Stewart was our keynote speaker at the 2013 British Triathlon Performance Coaching Conference… His presentation was professional, bold, dynamic and inspirational and somewhat humorous, capturing the minds of everyone in the room. Delegates have since personally thanked me for including Stewart’s session, saying how much they enjoyed it and the parallels they can draw to coaching triathletes, yet environmentally a million miles away! I would not hesitate in recommending or indeed using Stewart again for future events on coaching and leadership training events."

Paul Moss British Triathlon

"Stewart delivered a keynote speech at our recent Lockheed Martin UK leadership event. He was outstanding. His performance captured the minds of everybody, delivering a truly inspiring account of his own journey throughout his military career and the challenging years that followed. Stewart represented the reality of the important work that Lockheed Martin do in working to protect those that are defending the security of our country and also helped reinforce the strength, determination and focus required to achieve the most ambitious of goals."

Stephen Ball CEO Lockheed Martin UK

"After having had the privilege to meet Stewart many times, both in a professional and an informal context, it is clear that he is a man of exemplary integrity and fine eloquence. Stewart is both a fascinating, and deeply significant, motivational speaker. All that he says is of honesty & rare quality. We look forward to all contact with Stewart for many long years to come."

Adam Mackie owner YESSS Electrical

"I never got to say thank you for keeping me alive, your leadership and decision making was outstanding. I am alive thanks to you.’ Les ‘Scouse’ Welsh served with Stewart in Afghanistan in 2009 or ‘a soldier under Stewart’s command in Afghanistan in 2009"

"Stewart has gone through more than most people in his life. He carry’s scars and memories from an explosion in Afghanistan but this event has also given him an strength, sincerity and trust in his speaking which is captivating. As soon as Stewart speaks, you have to listen: We all live in our small worlds and to come face to face with another reality is frankly a shock. It makes you reframe your current issues and problems. He talks about the very essence of leadership and what it entails. You will learn something new."

Stephen Partridge CEO Woobius

"We were treated with the keynote Speaker, Stewart Hill, Former Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army, discharged on medical grounds and now a successful and skilled leadership speaker. A round up of what he talked about would not do him justice, but what I can say is I went to a coaching conference a few year’s ago about the power of being human and showing your audience this. Nothing reflected this more than Stewart’s presentation & story. He highlighted the importance of having a Vision, the ability to embrace disorder to become better, to learn mindfulness and awareness, to be decisive, have courage and to be calm."

Kim Ingleby founder Energised Performance

"Stewart recently spoke at a fundraiser for the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS). Stewart has an amazing story to tell and really knows how to deliver it and captivate an audience. His talk was both moving and inspirational and thoroughly deserved the standing ovation received at the end. I would have no hesitation in recommending Stewart for future events."

Lorraine Pink Director of Business Development, Defence Medical Welfare Service

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