After making it through the British Special Forces’ grueling six-month selection process, Dean Stott became one of the first army members to join the SBS (Special Boat Service). Stott left the military in 2011, after 16 honorable years of service, and continues to live by the Special Forces’ ethos of ‘the unrelenting pursuit of excellence.’
Post-military, Stott established a distinguished career in the private security sector. He has faced extortions, kidnappings, civil war, pirates, and military coups and was single handedly responsible for the evacuation of the Canadian embassy in 2014 – rescuing 4 diplomats and 18 military personnel. In a more recent mission, he safely evacuated more than 1,200 people from Afghanistan.
In May 2018 Stott cycled 14,000 miles route from Argentina to Alaska, achieving two world records and raising more than $1.4 million US dollars for mental health awareness charities in the process. Stott is now a renowned international speaker, presenting to multinational brands, sports teams, military departments, schools, and businesses. Stott helped develop the global hit TV franchise “SAS Who Dares Wins” in which people from all walks of life – and a number of high-profile athletes and celebrities – undergo intense military training to test their mettle. Stott currently stars in the Australian version of the show, which is one of the most-watched series on Australian TV this year.
Stott has consulted on a number of films and TV shows including the UK channel 4 show “Spies” and blockbuster movie “Captain Philips” starring Tom Hanks. Stott uses his own personal life experiences to advise cast and crew on how to be as authentic as possible. His book Relentless shares his extraordinary, inspirational life story to date. From his courageous military service and record-setting cycling adventures to his rescue missions and friendship with Prince Harry, the book takes a candid and honest look at the life perspective and shared stories of a real-life “James Bond.”
Stott firmly believes, with the right mindset and plan, nothing you truly desire is out of reach. To him, “impossible” simply means, its hasn’t been done…..yet.