Former British Army Captain, Timothy Bradshaw has harnessed the power of mental strength and resilience throughout his career. From adventures in challenging environments to leading covert intelligence operations, Timothy is a role model to many having lived with mental health issues yet still succeed in every venture. A truly inspiring speaker, Timothy, who is currently the Director of Operations at Sandstone Communications, discusses the strategies that have supported his mental health and allowed him to thrive under pressure.
Training at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst after finishing school, Timothy embarked on a career in the Forces, taking on a series of roles over the course of almost 20 years. From a helicopter pilot to a British Army Captain, Timothy worked his way through the ranks, gaining a reputation for his leadership and bravery. Having survived fun fights in Afghanistan, Timothy later transitioned into the position of a Covert Human Intelligence Officer, responsible for leading complex intelligence mission both domestically and internationally, supporting anti-terrorism efforts.
Despite a highly successful military career, Timothy struggled living with depression and anxiety leading him to develop strategies to help him manage his mental challenges and harness resilience. A qualified mental health first aider and mental health ambassador, Timothy has created a toolbox of techniques that aim to overcome the hurdles faced with imposter syndrome, anxiety and depression, which he now educates audiences on as a speaker.
Backed by his elite mental strength, since leaving the Forces, Timothy has embarked on endless challenges with the mantra ‘Because I Can’. From completing the Ironman to climbing Mount Everest, summiting the Matterhorn to completing seven triathlons in one weekend, Timothy’s strategy for success has allowed him to thrive in the toughest of circumstances. Using his experiences as an ordinary person, achieving extraordinary things, Timothy now inspires and educates audiences as an events speakers.
“I’d like to highlight how Scottish Engineering’s members have benefited from Tim engaging with the organisation, most recently with a webinar considering Crisis Management, and the ability to make critical decisions under pressure; a skillset which has never been more relevant. Amongst the ringing endorsements we received from members, the standout ones were those stating that this was the first online presentation in the last two months where they had not only stayed awake but were fully absorbed by it throughout. “
“Tim always steps up in moments of crisis and tirelessly delivers performances that make a positive impact on our business. He has worked with us successfully for many years and we consider him very much part of our family. If you ask any Retail Manager in our region, they will tell you. “Intelligence not information.”
Great session with Tim Bradshaw last week. “Because I Can” offered a fresh perspective on building rapport and trust with team members and clients. Tim is an excellent speaker, using his experience and humour to create an energetic and highly engaging session. Thank you!