Former British Military Officer, Tim Collins OBE is admired for the contribution he made to the Iraq war in 2003. Having delivered an empowering speech about being ‘ferocious’ in battle and ‘magnanimous’ in victory during his time at war, he has gone down in history for delivering a famous speech to the 1st Royal Irish Battle Group. Aiming to share her specialist knowledge on topics such as teamwork, leadership, and peak performance, Tim is now highly sought-after to attend speaking engagements internationally.
After graduating with a degree in economics, Tim decided to fulfil a career in the military. Beginning his training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Tim developed a renowned skillset and gained the opportunity to join the British Army as a Second Lieutenant for the Royal Signals. Advancing his way through the ranks, Tim quickly became a Lieutenant with seniority and later became the Royal Irish Rangers. In 2001, Time was appointed the Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment, a role which is respected throughout the military.
Respected for his remarkable career, Tim received the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service as a reward for his dedication to the military. Now appointed as OBE for his respected role in the Iraq wars, he continues to stand as a leading figure in the military. A born leader, his career also saw him fulfil roles such as UN Chief of Staff and Project Director of the Peace Support Training Centre. Admired for his illustrious career, Tim has appeared on BBC Today and a Panorama special Forgotten Heroes to share his career journey with a wide audience.
A respected professional, Tim Collins OBE is now in high demand to attend speaking events to share his specialist knowledge and experiences with a wide range of audiences. Having developed a profound ability to perform under pressure, he aims to share his top tips and anecdotes throughout his current career. When looking to hire a speaker who is renowned for inspiring audiences of all ages and backgrounds, look no further than Tim.
Tim Collins is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“Colonel Tim Collins OBE was the Keynote speaker for the CIMA West Midlands prestige event ‘Inspirational Leadership for board members and aspiring leaders’, Tim was inspirational and provided great insight into his philosophy with some entertaining examples of where they have worked well and not so well in various military conflicts. Tim had the audience engaged throughout the speech for over an hour and provided some thought-provoking answers through the following Q&A session. It was also very pleasing to have a keynote speaker who was available for one to one discussion in our after networking session, this provided a real personal touch and ensured our event was a great success.”
“Tim gave a very entertaining after-dinner speech which he pitched perfectly to our young people who were receiving awards for their completed apprenticeships. The adventures he recounted were put in perspective for the audience, providing real-life lessons with great humour. Highly recommend.”
“In short he was fantastic; if we were a little younger some of us might be interested in joining the Royal Irish.”