Best known for his role on SAS: Who Dares Wins, Ollie Ollerton is a former secret service officer who spent years in combat in some of the world’s most hostile environments. Beginning his military career in the Royal Marine Commandos, Ollie embarked on numerous tours including the now infamous Operation Desert Storm. In recent years he has become an inspirational motivational speaker and when he is booked for virtual events, he always blows audiences away with his awe-inspiring stories from his career.
In 2015 Ollie was asked to join Channel 4’s new series, SAS: Who Dares Wins a show that would teach normal people the skills of the secret service. Alongside Anthony Middleton, Jason Fox, and Mark Billingham the show became an instant success with Ollie and his colleague’s no-nonsense style hugely popular among audiences. The show has also inspired several celebrity editions and continues to be one of the network’s biggest shows. In the programme, Ollie uses skills he learned in the military to bring the best out of people teaching them how to be resilient, leaders and how to bounce back from adversity. At his virtual speaking events, audiences will benefit from his experience which he can apply to real-world situations.
Danger has always been a part of Ollie’s life. As a child, he was nearly killed by a chimpanzee at the circus and his military career saw him come face-to-face with terrorists and drug traffickers. These experiences made Ollie the man he is today and are all things he can discuss at length as a virtual speaker. As someone whose mind and body was pushed to the limit daily, Ollie’s mental health unsurprisingly took a hit, and he suffered from depression and alcohol addiction. As a virtual speaker, he often talks about these dark periods in his life showing people the tools needed to overcome them and bounce back stronger.
Ollie Ollerton is regularly booked to engage audiences at virtual events, read their latest feedback below:
He was outstanding! We had 118 on the line and I’ve had masses of feedback about how inspirational he was. Lots of people said ‘thank you’ to him personally via Google Meets at the end of the session.
Please say a big ‘thank you’ to him from me and the team here.
“Just a quick note to say many thanks to you and to Ollie for helping us out with last night’s Business Awards. Ollie was great and very well received. I bought him a large glass of red afterwards and then didn’t see him again as he was very popular with those who’d attended! I’ll assume he survived! Cheers and thanks again.”
“Last night with Ollie was awesome, thank you. He inspired us all. We were all really impressed with what he said and just him as a whole, and it was really lovely that he joined us for the evening. Thank you so much for helping to make this happen.”
“Ollie was brilliant, his speech was insightful, motivating and relevant. We had really good feedback from those who attended and our Project Director was very impressed. A couple of people mentioned they wanted to ask a question during Q&A but they were a bit star-struck. And some have said they are going to buy his book, so clearly Ollie made quite an impact. Ollie was a pleasure to work with yesterday so please pass my thanks and feedback on to him. From myself, and on behalf of the LM Leadership, a massive thank you to Champions and Ollie.”
“Our guest speaker Ollie Ollerton was fantastic to work with and really accomodating. He attended the tech test the day before our virtual webinar to make sure everything ran smoothly on the day and was a really inspirational speaker”
“Ollie Ollerton your presentation for the team of Specsavers East Anglia was awesome, looking forward to working with you again to deliver key messages to the teams.”
“Excellent presentation earlier for JPMorgan.”