Former elite military unit commander, leadership & resilience expert
Keynote speaker Ash Alexander-Cooper OBE is a former specialist military unit commander, combat helicopter pilot, wounded veteran, international athlete, musician, and mental health charity campaigner.
Following his retirement, and drawing on experience from leadership roles within diverse multinational military, civilian, government and sports organisations, Ash now supports businesses and leaders seeking to build resilience and adapt to win in today’s increasingly complex environment.
Speaker Ash Alexander-Cooper OBE is a former specialist military unit commander in the British Armed Forces, who has been shot and wounded multiple times during combat missions. During a two-decade career, Ash became one of the most operationally experienced officers of his generation, spending nearly 7 years deployed, and leading elite forces in some of the world’s most complex and hostile environments.
Ash recognised that many companies today experience very similar difficulties to what he and his colleagues faced in combat, so he now helps businesses and leaders develop the skills, mindset, and behaviours necessary to adapt and win. He uses some of the most empowering and motivational stories from his time spent overseas to help companies and teams fulfil their full potential.
about ash alexander cooper
Keynote speaker Ash Alexander-Cooper OBE, is a former specialist military unit commander, combat helicopter pilot, wounded veteran, international athlete, musician, and mental health charity campaigner.
Ash now focusses his attention on supporting businesses and leaders to address issues including leadership and resilience, team-building, culture, talent management and more. He draws on lessons learned from more than 25 years of experience in managing and leading diverse multinational military, civilian, government, sports, and other elite teams and groups to grow within all types and sizes of organisations.
Ash Alexander-Cooper uses insight and experience from his background working in some of the world’s most challenging, hostile and complex environments, with powerful examples of resilience, leadership, teamwork and trust, in order to guide and help improve outcomes.
BBC Newsnight - "I found it hard to listen to them condemn the very type of attack they have conducted themselves for so many years."
Discussing the unfolding crisis in Afghanistan with Ash Alexander-Cooper OBE
Richard Bacon and Susanna Reid talk to Ash Alexander-Cooper OBE about the ongoing situation in Afghanistan.
An inspiring conversation on what it takes to build adaptable and high performing teams, through compassionate and mission-driven leadership.
Ash Alexander-Cooper talks about how businesses should face crises, including the importance of learning, adaptability, collaboration and clear communications.
Dan Snow’s History Hit World Wars Podcast -
Why We Remember
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Ash Alexander-Cooper will inspire your organisation or company, providing keynotes on leadership and resilience, team-building and culture, communication and talent management.