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Daryl Elliott Green | Inspirational Speaker

5/5 (4 reviews)
  • Sydney NSW, Australia

About:  Daryl Elliott Green | Inspirational Speaker

Daryl Elliott Green was TWICE SHOT in the line of duty, he has 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 in a suburban neighbourhood when he was ambushed and TWICE SHOT in the face and shoulder. In the heat of the moment, despite critical injuries, Daryl instinctively drew his firearm and started searching for the gunman while protecting injured colleagues and residents.

For his actions that night, Daryl received the highest police award for bravery and a citation from Australia’s Governor General. Yet Daryl’s real story – one so harrowing it will keep your audience on the edge of their seats – was only just beginning.

Even though some of his darkest days lay ahead, Daryl was actually on a remarkable journey of healing and introspection which would ultimately teach him some of life’s greatest lessons. Daryl Elliott Green returned to the police and over the next 20 years was promoted three times and he also challenged himself to overcome his greatest fear – guns!


Daryl Elliott Green | Inspirational


Daryl’s journey will captivate you

With an intuitive gift for professional speaking, Daryl retells his incredible saga with energy, humour and optimism. His authenticity connects with people from all walks of life and his story demonstrates that when pushed to our limits, the capabilities of the human spirit – bravery, courage and resilience – reside in us all.


TWICE SHOT talks are designed to make your teams and leaders bullet proof!


Daryl Elliott Green achieves this by showing how to develop individual and organisational resilience, foster two-way open communication between leaders and the led, build a strong leadership skillset, and most importantly, make brave decisions under pressure.


Delivered face to face or virtually, each talk is customised to suit your audience. They include audio of the shooting, 2D schematics of the incident, crime scene photos, the offender’s profile and 3D computer modelling of Daryl’s facial reconstruction.


Watch Daryl Elliott Green as he re-enacts the night he was shot and his extraordinary bravery as the terrifying events unfold. 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, many more twists in his remarkable journey of turning gunshot trauma into a life of triumph.


In 2018, Daryl was honoured as a Lifeline Ambassador and has received multiple accolades from Professional Speakers Australia for his powerful keynote speaking.


Daryl Elliott Green inspiring story is one your audience will not forget…


‘It was easily one of the best (keynotes) I’ve seen – moving, informative and very entertaining… If you have an opportunity to see his presentation live don’t miss it.’

Ian Chappell, Australian Cricket Captain 1971-1975




Key points about Daryl Elliott Green


      • TWICE SHOT in the line of duty, Daryl underwent more than a dozen facial reconstructive surgeries over 7 years, while battling severe depression and chronic PTSD.

      • Awarded the Queensland Police Service’s Valour Award – their highest accolade for bravery – in 2001.

      • Featured in Australian Story documentary, episode title May Day in 2002.

      • Won the Professional Speakers Australia scholarship for best emerging talent in 2015, and their Breakthrough Speaker of the Year award in 2019.

      • Received a Group Bravery Citation from Australia’s Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove in 2015.

      • Honoured as a Lifeline Ambassador in 2018.



    Daryl also speaks passionately on mental health and PTSD.

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    • Motivational
    • Inspiration

    Race | Gender

    • Caucasian
    • Male

    Keynote Topics

    Events can occur that we have no control over bringing uncertainty, disruption, even chaos and devastation. In these times, the smart way forward is firstly to get through and survive the crisis. Next accept what has happened. Then take positive, proactive steps, one day at a time, adapting to any setbacks along the way, to lead to a better and brighter future. In dramatic fashion, Daryl Elliott Green demonstrates how even the most challenging changes can make us stronger, wiser and more resilient, and can drive people, teams and organisations onto great success.


    Key learnings:


    • Develop and grow resilience
    • Ask for and accept help
    • Accept and adjust to change
    • Capitalise on the advantages change brings

    Brave decisions – evaluate tough choices and make decisions you and others will live with


    Each of us will eventually find ourselves confronted with a challenging decision in our personal lives, at work or even on the sporting field. Sometimes there’s only a split second to react but the decisions we make can have life altering consequences.


    A simple, robust process to subvert panic, fear and procrastination can enable you to make smart decisions, stick by them and feel good about your actions afterwards. This is a skill you can acquire and hone. v demonstrates how to make brave decisions while remaining calm, prioritising and evaluating options, acting decisively and staying the course under the most extreme circumstances.


    Key learnings:


    • 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



    Travels from: Sydney NSW, Australia

    Industry Specialities

    • Finance
    • Insurance
    • Real Estate
    • Investments
    • In-Person
    • Schools | Colleges
    • Healthcare
    • C-Suite
    • Banking


    • Motivational Speaker
    • Inspirational Speakers
    • Overcoming Adversity
    • Adversity

    Fee Range

    • 10,001 - 20,000

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