Colonel Tim Collins OBE


Colonel Tim Collins OBE delivered the infamous speech to British troops of the 1st Royal Irish Battle Group on the eve of battle in March 2003. With a copy of the speech now hanging in the Oval Office of the White House, the notoriety and strength of this speech is shown by its prominence around the world. Collins’ words made him an overnight hero with world leaders and infantrymen globally. A terrific motivational speaker, Tim can utilise his vast array of anecdotal tales to intrigue and engage with guests.

Tim has served in the Gulf War, Colombia, Zaire, Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq. A naturally inspiring and motivational speaker, Tim combines his broad knowledge of both political and military history with tales of his active service. A pre-eminent authority on teamwork, leadership and motivation, Collins can provide clear parallels as a motivational speaker between everyday leadership in business and personal life with military problem solving tasks.

A fantastic event and conference host, Tim’s interesting approach to the delivery of his thoughts provide a great perspective to everyday problems, striking a chord with every audience member as a leadership speaker. Tim’s leadership advice is summarised in a handful of rules; Pick the right team, know what your plan and objectives are, make sure everyone has a role and it is communicated to them and understand responsibilities as a leader while trusting your team.

To book Colonel Tim Collins as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Tim is known to cover the following topics:

  • Motivational Speaker
  • Leadership Speaker
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Risk Consideration
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Teamwork Speaker
  • Peak Performance

“Very well received by the audience – comments were that they found it very refreshing and inspirational.” – Thales

“Our senior management have been cascading the messages down and I have heard several of them give direct quotes from Colonel Collins’ presentation.”  – Camelot Business

“Tim was the most popular part of the day. His speech really struck a chord and provided an incredible amount of perspective.” – Deloitte

“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 recommended.”  – TTE Training Ltd