Speaker Ash -Alexander- Cooper OBE is a former Gurkha officer, combat helicopter pilot, Specialist Military Unit commander, wounded veteran and Senior Partner at McChrystal Group. With a focus on leader development, talent management, and team-building solutions, Ash draws upon lessons learned from over 25 years’ experience leading and managing diverse multinational military, civilian, government, sports, and other elite teams to foster growth within organizations of all types and sizes. Ash successfully guides companies to improve outcomes by using the insight gained from deployments in some of the world’s most hostile and complex environments, with powerful examples of leadership, resilience, teamwork and trust.
Why you should book speaker Ash Alexander-Cooper
- He gained personal insights through his international specialist military and business experience. As one of the most experienced officers of his generation, Speaker Ash- Alexander Cooper has successfully led teams in some of the most complex and challenging environments.
- Ash takes the lessons he learned from extremely high-stakes and high-pressure situations and translates them in ways to help improve team performance and business outcomes.
- He is diverse. In addition to his military credentials, he is a former international elite athlete, an award-winning musician, and Ash has advised business clients across multiple continents in sectors including multi-national healthcare, mining, energy, finance, technology, and retail.
Speaker Ash Alexander-Cooper OBE is a former specialist military unit Colonel 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 some of the world’s most elite forces in predominant complex and hostile environments, including the Balkans, the Middle East, and Central Asia.
Ash recognized that many companies today experience very similar difficulties to what he and his colleagues faced in combat, Ash now helps businesses and leaders develop the skills, mindset, and behaviors necessary to adapt and win. He uses some of the most empowering and motivational stories from his time spent abroad to help companies and teams fulfill their potential and achieve greatness.
Speaker Ash -Alexander- Cooper is a passionate charity campaigner, focusing on initiatives that support those who continue to bear the mental or physical scars of their service. Ash is also an ambassador for the UK charity Remembered and its ‘ThereButNotThere’ campaign; a Combat Stress Centenary Appeal board advisor and an advisory board member and mentor for PROMOTE, a US non-profit organization, whose mission is to transform the way leaders mentor and develop the next generation. Ash is also an Associate with the Center for Empathy in International Affairs.
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