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Fl Lt John Nicol

Former Royal Air Force navigator, who was shot down and captured during the Gulf War. John went on to become the best selling author of 14 books including the acclaimed, Tornado Down. He is also a journalist and broadcaster and much in demand as an inspirational motivational speaker

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Shot down over Iraq during the first Gulf War the first the world saw of RAF navigator Fl. Lt. John Nichol was as a tortured Gulf War British prisoner of war, beaten and humiliated by the Iraqis. The traumatic weeks of capture and torture which ensued gave John a unique insight into the human capacity to deal with even the most severe and disruptive change. Partly as a result of his own outgoing personality, partly as a result of the experience itself, John Nichol is now able to present a fascinating insight into what happens when our innermost reserves are tested by external demands.’

John Nichol is an outstanding speaker. His story is dramatic and had the audience engaged from the moment he stood up, until he had fielded all sorts of questions from the floor. I was slightly concerned that folks may miss the link between what John endured in Iraq and the business challenges we face, but folks got it immediately – nothing in business is as bad as what he encountered! Nothing. The feed-back from our management teams has been very good and I’m sure John will be well remembered for many months to come and he’ll be a hard act to follow next year!
Mr Alan Wilson, President, Trelleborg Offshore

“John had an incredible story to tell and made it relevant to our overall aims of our Conference. His speech was delivered with energy and enthusiasm, interspersed with humour. A truly inspirational and thought-provoking speaker. “
Deborah Whiting, PA to Sales & Marketing Directors, British Gypsum

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