Derrick McManus: Shot 14 times and still laughing

Derrick McManus was shot 14 times in less than 5 seconds with a high powered rifle and left lying on the ground for 3 hours before he could be rescued. After coming within 30 seconds of death and being told he’ll probably never return to Police work … he defied the odds. Watch Derrick’s story here…

Derrick McManus

The ultimate in inspirational keynotes is the story of Derrick McManus operating as an elite an Australian Police Special Tasks And Rescue (STAR) Group Officer when he was shot 14 times during the arrest of a dangerous criminal. This commenced the longest siege in South Australian history – 41 hours.  Derrick was lying, bleeding for 3 hours before rescue. However, he never once gave into the possibility of dying despite shattered arm, severed arteries, massive internal injuries and losing so much blood that he saw the ‘white light’. The rescue doctor said, “Derrick is the sickest patient I ever had to treat that actually survived. I actually don’t know how he survived … He’s an incredible human being”.

Derrick gives a gripping account of what it feels like to be shot 14 times, how he managed his mind and body in such a catastrophe and what goes through your mind while waiting 3 hours for rescue. He will have your audience mesmerized, contemplating, some crying and almost everyone laughing while all being inspired to take action and have outcomes by design rather than chance. This is an insightful analysis of the mind of man who was prepared for what life could throw at him. Most importantly Derrick will show you how his philosophies can be used for any challenge – business, personal, sporting, spiritual, anything.

Derrick has distilled the insights he has learnt about himself into the ‘5 Drivers of Success’ and now now travels the world empowering others to believe in their ability to defy the odds against them too. It’s actually not as hard as you might think. Derrick runs 3 leadership programs on Attitude, Self-Belief, Resilience, Team Building, and The Magic of Thinking Big.

Contact us at Speakers Connect to engage Derrick to inspire you and your audience.