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Derrick McManus

Former STAR Group Officer

Beyond Resilience to Human Durability

Shot 14 times with a high-powered rifle

Massive injuries and three hours before rescue

Doctors say, “I don’t know how he survived. He’s an incredible human being”

Two years later returned to full duties

Derrick McManus epitomises Human Durability

Everyone understands the value and importance of resilience and Derrick has been speaking about it for years. However, Human Durability is a cutting edge development that goes beyond the mere bounce back of resilience to enable you to ‘sustain optimal performance’ in your business and personal life.

Human Durability has such power for leadership that the University of South Australia School of Psychology is now in research collaboration with Derrick.

The strategies in Human Durability are the reason Derrick survived the shooting and thrived afterwards. They are the strategies that will drive your business to the next level of performance and to sustaining optimal performance.

The Story:

Derrick was a police sniper, recovery diver and counter-terrorist operative when he shot 14 times in less than 5 seconds. With massive injuries, to almost every part of his body, he was lying on the ground fully conscious for three hours. How he managed his physical and psychological well-being is almost beyond the belief of doctors, psychiatrists and audiences. It has to be heard to be believed. The book is being written and the movie is being discussed.

As unbelievable as this story is; the Human Durability philosophy that goes with the story is exciting in its simplicity, its power and its universal application to leadership in any situation.

This is one of the most inspirational, insightful and captivating keynote presentations available. Derrick has keynoted and facilitated workshops for businesses, governments and schools on 4 continents.

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