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Dean Stott

Dean Stott is a former British Special Forces Soldier, making it through the Special Forces gruelling 6 month selection process, Dean became one of the very first army members to join the SBS (Special Boat Service). Throughout his esteemed military career,he has conducted deployments to overseas hostile environments and been involved in Counter Terrorism operations; he has travelled to some of the toughest places in the world. Dean left the military after 16 honourable years having suffered a severe knee injury in a parachuting accident in 2011. 

He then established a distinguished career in the private security sector: he was renowned for his willing to take on any job, no matter how dangerous. The man who went, when others wont. Dean has faced extortion, kidnapping, civil war, pirates, military coups and single handedly responsible for the evacuation of the Canadian Embassy rescuing 4 diplomats and 18 military personnel from Libya to Tunis in 2014. 

However, in 2016 Dean was ready for a new project and wanted to use this to help others. He began training to cycle the longest motorable road in the world – The Pan American Highway. Dean passed through 14 countries on his expedition, crossing some of the most dangerous passages in the world. Prior to his training, Dean had never cycled more than a few miles. In the final stretch, Dean continued for 17 hours and driven by his determination covered 544 Km (340 miles) on his longest day. Dean completed the 14,000 mile route from Argentina to Alaska in May 2018, gaining two world records and raising an incredible amount of money for charity in the process. 

Dean continues to live by the Special Forces’ ethos of ‘the unrelenting pursuit of excellence’. The determination required throughout his career has become an integral part of Dean’s character. 

Dean is now a renowned international speaker, presenting to blue chip corporates, sporting bodies, military units, universities and schools. Dean has presented to audiences all over the globe with audiences up to 10'000.



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Sam Fitzgibbons (St James's Place wealth management)

Review: Dean is an incredibly engaging, inspiring and thought provoking speaker with a modest approach that leaves the whole room reflecting on their own capability and opportunity to do great things and take action. Many speakers tell a story but Dean inspires action and helps to break down the barriers of our own perceptions and self-belief. I have spent time with Dean in both corporate speaking environments and hosted dinners, both different in approach but equally compelling, thought provoking and fun to be a part of – Fantastic feedback received from all of our guests. I would recommend Dean for Corporate events, Dinner speaking and Team Building opportunities! A true inspiration and genuinely top bloke.

Simon Hopes (COO Coutts Bank)

Review: The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence is a strapline that resonated for obvious reasons and whatever field you happen to be in, that should be the goal for any business. Dean has a fascinating and entertaining story that has some very simple and clear messages about how to plan and execute an objective and exceed one’s expectations. I’d recommend anyone to listen to his story and am sure it will entertain and inform everyone, irrespective of gender, ethnicity and disability.

Joe Fattorini (The Wine show)

Review: Listening to Dean makes you realise the potential within us all. His story is extraordinary - and he tells it brilliantly. But he’s also a record-breaker, athlete and warrior with a sense of humour. And a humility that sends you away wondering just what you could achieve too. I wish I could have a talk from Dean every day when I wake up.

Kurt Hoffman, COO JR286

Review: We had the opportunity to have Dean speak to one of our businesses that was nearing the end of a major transformation. His story of resilience, courage, perseverance and his ability to adapt, iterate and succeed was both motivational and inspirational. Dean’s philosophy around how to approach complicated and challenging issues and how to manage oneself, a team, and external pressures was spot on for where we were as an organization.

More About Dean Stott

  • What is your favorite quote? "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
  • Are there any moments that stand out as having a significant impact on your career? I have been fortunate to have such a number of stand out moments in my life, either in the military, private security sector and now as an adventurer explorer. The majority of these have been
  • Outside of your profession do you have any hobbies/interests? Surfing, Diving and any water-based activities. My interest is to see how far I can push myself in extreme conditions.
  • Who do you look up to as a mentor and why? Ive always looked up to my Father as my mentor, although no longer here I am instilling those life lessons learnt from him to my children.