Webinar - The Minefields of Life: Challenging Limitation - Henley Business School Finland

Henley Partnership: Webinar โ€“ The minefields of life: Challenging limitation

How do we challenge our concept of limitation and the limits we impose on others, often without realising it? This webinar is about developing practical ways of overcoming adversity.

– Exclusive to Henley Partnership members –

How do we challenge our concept of limitation and the limits we impose on others, often without realising it?

This interactive session is about developing practical ways of overcoming adversity. Chris hopes you will take part with a trusted colleague, family member or friend. There will be a small amount of pre- and follow-up work to help participants gain maximum benefit. In this uplifting presentation, Chris shares learnings from unique experiences of surviving as a prisoner of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia and being blown up while clearing landmines for a charity in Mozambique. Despite losing his lower arm and leg he did a marathon less than a year after leaving hospital and became the worldโ€™s first amputee ultra-distance runner when he completed the Marathon des Sables. He has studied human behaviour and worked with psychologists and psychiatrists to develop strategies for resilience and making the best of life.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session you will have:

  • Learned about physiological and psychological reactions to stress and how to control them
  • Identified ways to be more physically and mentally healthy
  • Developed strategies for overcoming anxiety and stress via an understanding of the psychology of change
  • Learned how to be realistic about change and how to survive and thrive within it
  • Appreciated the cost of failing to embrace change
  • Developed strategies for positivity
  • Identified ways of increasing resilience
  • Developed ways of recharging your psychological batteries

โ€œThank you for a tremendously engaging session, it was just what our team needed. It was really empowering and impactful, and the feedback was hugely positive. You definitely gave us plenty of food for thought and the increased energy within the group was evident โ€“ even through zoom!โ€


Who should attend?

Anyone interested in the bigger picture of life, in being the best version of themselves, leading by example and challenging the concept of limitation should attend this event. This webinar isn’t suitable for anyone who thinks they get things right all the time, who doesnโ€™t believe in continuous improvement or who doesnโ€™t want to challenge their concept of limitation.


Chris Moon - Henley Business School Finland

Chris Moon is a renowned international speaker, trainer and educator who draws on his unique experiences to illustrate principles people can use in their daily lives. Heโ€™s also one of the luckiest people to be alive youโ€™re ever likely to meet. A former British Army Officer, Chris served three years on counter terrorist operations and is one of the few Westerners to survive capture by Cambodiaโ€™s ruthless Khmer Rouge; he negotiated his own release and that of two colleagues. Chris left the Army to run a large landmine clearance programme in the north of Mozambique, where he was blown up while walking in a cleared safe area, resulting in the loss of his lower right arm and leg. To survive, he treated himself in the minefield; doctors said they had never seen anyone live with such a small amount of blood.

Within a year of leaving hospital, Chris successfully completed a Masters degree, taught himself to run again and finished the London Marathon. In 1997, he became one of the worldโ€™s first amputee ultra-distance runners, finishing the Marathon des Sables. Since then, he has completed many of the toughest ultra-distance races in the world, including the Badwater Death Valley Ultra, a gruelling 135-mile, 48-hour race set during the hottest time of year.

Chris shares insights on the balance of life and death and the limit of human endurance in an uplifting way. These experiences are valuable because they bring clarity to illustrate useful principles. Chris has worked with psychologists, psychiatrists and business schools, so there is academic rigour behind the principles he shares. Heโ€™ll spare you the theory and share real stories to help you do what you do better. Heโ€™s worked with diverse cultures, businesses and governments around the globe to help them improve individual and team performance.

How do I book?

This event is exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership. To book please contact your HR or Learning and Development team at your organisation.

Unsure who to contact? Please do not hesitate to contact us at thp@henley.ac.uk

For this event, up to 20 places per member organisation are available. ‘Up to’ indicates the maximum number per member organisation, it is not an allocation of places. All places are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Key words

The primary theme is personal effectiveness and the secondary theme is leadership.

It is relevant to the development of human behavior, resilience, determination, focus, inspiring, leadership, change, thrive.

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