Derek’s Story

After graduating from the US Naval Academy in 2006 he has spent his first six years in the Marine Corps building and leading teams of Marines, Sailors and Soldiers in locations including Iraq, Haiti, the Middle East and Afghanistan. On June 14th, 2012, Derek was shot and paralyzed from the chest down while leading his Marine Special Operations Team on patrol in the Helmand River Valley, Afghanistan.

Derek’s desire to connect with and enable high-performing teams and deep understanding of resilience resonates with audiences from all walks of life.  Derek is available to help build, educate, and inspire teams to unlock their highest potential.  For more details please contact us using the form below.  


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