Daryl Elliott Green
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TWICE SHOT in the line of duty, an incredible story of bravery, courage, and resilience
In the early hours of 1 May 2000, Constable Daryl Elliott Green was on a routine job when he was ambushed and TWICE SHOT in the face and shoulder. In the heat of the moment, despite his critical injuries, Daryl instinctively grabbed his firearm and began searching for the gunman. For his actions that night, he received the highest police award for bravery and a citation from the Governor General. He was also featured on an episode of Australian Story.
Daryl’s real story however – one so harrowing it will keep your audience on the edge of their seats – was only just beginning. What happened to Daryl and how he clawed his way back from the depths of despair is truly inspiring.
Daryl’s journey will captivate you
With an intuitive gift for public speaking, Daryl delivers powerful life lessons with energy, humour and optimism. He is a compelling and authentic speaker, and his down-to-earth style connects with people from all walks of life. He epitomises the capabilities of the human spirit that reside in us all: bravery, courage, resilience.
TWICE SHOT talks can be customised to suit your audience. They also include actual audio of the shooting, 3D computer modelling, 2D schematics of the incident, crime scene photos, and the offender’s profile.
Watch Daryl as he re-enacts the night he was shot and his extraordinary bravery as the terrifying events unfolded. Be transfixed as he recounts his journey of recovery. His multiple surgeries, his psychological battles, his return to policing, and amazingly how he overcame his fear of guns by becoming a firearms instructor, plus much more. Hear how he turned his life around.
People have said TWICE SHOT talks are …’incredible’, ‘dynamic’, ‘courageous’, ‘moving’, ‘powerful’, ‘extraordinary’.
In 2018, Daryl was honoured as a Lifeline Ambassador. He’s also received accolades from Professional Speakers Australia for his powerful keynote speaking.
Daryl’s inspiring story of sheer grit, drive and resilience is one your audience will not forget.
KEY POINTS ABOUT DARYL
- Daryl Elliott Green was TWICE SHOT in the line of duty and underwent more than a dozen facial reconstructive surgeries and suffered severe depression and chronic PTSD
- He was awarded Queensland Police Service’s ‘Valour Award’ (their highest accolade for bravery) in 2001
- He featured in the Australian Story episode ‘May Day’, in 2002
- He won the Professional Speakers Australia scholarship in 2015 for best emerging talent, and their ‘Breakthrough Speaker of the Year’ award in 2019
- He received a ‘Group Bravery Citation’ from Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove in 2016
- He was named a Lifeline Ambassador in 2018
Resilience – survive, rise and thrive in difficult situations
- Develop and grow resilience
- Ask for and accept help
- Accept and adjust to change
- Capitalise on the advantages change brings
Courageous conversations – say the right thing and follow up
- Prepare for a difficult conversation
- Know why, how and when to step up and start a difficult conversation
- Ask questions that stimulate agile thinking and explore new possibilities
- Discern the most important thing after a difficult conversation
Leadership – lead others through a firestorm
- Prioritise under pressure
- Navigate people through and out of difficult times
- Build rock-solid trust
- Motivate people for maximum achievement during and after challenging events
Brave decisions – evaluate tough choices and make decisions you and others will live with
- Evaluate choices while following your gut instinct to make brave decisions
- Avoid panicking about tough decisions
- Analyse and make committed decisions
- Stay on course and sleep easy at night
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.
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.
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.