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Elliott Green

Twice shot constable and valour award recipient


Daryl Elliott Green's life was shattered in 2000 when he was twice shot in the face and shoulder while on a routine callout to a neighbourhood dispute. Despite critical injuries, he drew his firearm and began searching for the gunman. A year later, for his actions that night, he was awarded for his bravery, but Daryl was only just embarking on his harrowing road to recovery.

What followed was a decade of dark times. It’s only through sheer grit and determination, and the support of those around him, that Daryl made his way back from the depths of despair.

Over ten years, while suffering depression and PTSD, Daryl underwent over a dozen surgical procedures to reconstruct his shattered mouth, successfully waged a 10 year battle for criminal compensation, overcame one of his greatest fears and became a firearms instructor, earned a masters in finance and achieved three further promotions within the Queensland Police Service.

In May 2018, Daryl was honoured to be announced as an Ambassador for Lifeline Australia. Daryl’s powerful story of coming back from the depths of despair to changing his life for the better resonates with Lifeline’s key mission of suicide prevention.

Today, Daryl shares his powerful life lessons through his TWICE SHOT talks, workshops and programs. With a natural gift for public speaking, he captivates and inspires his audience, bringing people from tears to laughter, providing them with a truly transformative experience.

Talking Points

RESILIENCE - Survive, rise and thrive in difficult situations

RESILIENCE - Survive, rise and thrive in difficult situations

-Develop and grow resilience
-Ask for and accept help
-Accept and adjust to change
-Capitalise on the advantages change brings

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS - Say the right thing and follow up

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS - Say the right thing and follow up
-Prepare for a difficult conversation
-Know why, how and when to step up and start a difficult conversation
-Ask questions that stimulate agile thinking and explore new possibilities
-Discern the most important thing after a difficult conversation

LEADERSHIP - Lead others through a firestorm

LEADERSHIP - Lead others through a firestorm
-Prioritise under pressure
-Navigate people through and out of difficult times
-Build rock-solid trust
-Motivate people for maximum achievement during and after challenging events

BRAVE DECISIONS - Evaluate tough choices and make decisions you and others can live with

BRAVE DECISIONS - Evaluate tough choices and make decisions you and others can live with
-Evaluate choices while following your gut instinct to make brave decisions
-Avoid panicking about tough decisions
-Analyse and make committed decisions
-Stay on course and sleep easy at night
“I had the pleasure of witnessing Daryl’s presentation in 2015. It was easily one of the best I’ve seen - moving, informative and very entertaining. The first thing that struck me was the courage required to re-live that horrific event in order to try and help others who had suffered similarly. Then there was the mental strength needed to go from a depressed state to standing up in front of an audience and not only telling a demanding story, but doing it in such an entertaining and informative way. Daryl deserves our thanks and our congratulations on what he’s doing for the community. If you have an opportunity to see his presentation live don’t miss it.” IAN CHAPPELL Australian Cricket Captain 1971-1975

“The response to your resilience presentation has been overwhelming, so much so we have had you return three times over the past nine months. Feedback from each of the sessions has been exceptional, including: ‘I felt humbled and privileged to have had the opportunity to hear Daryl speak. It was a powerful and moving three hour presentation from a truly courageous and resilient man, interspersed with good humour and audience interaction. I hope Daryl never tires of imparting his experiences and learnings. I came away with a great perspective on how sweating the small stuff is truly such a waste of time.’.”


“Our leadership team’s workshop with Daryl was very powerful and delivered a number of key messages that have truly resonated with all that were there. Daryl’s personal insights into what has been an incredibly challenging period of his life has opened up a range of conversations and created an opportunity for people to reflect on the importance of people and teams.”... “I recommend Daryl’s workshop unreservedly - a true investment of time which exceeded my expectations.”

Sinclair Knight Merz

“On behalf of QFES I would like to thank you for taking the time to prepare such an insightful and moving presentation. Your story is unique and compelling; the feedback from staff who attended has been tremendous. Stories like yours have helped inspire our staff not only to accept and embrace change but also to champion it when the need is recognised. Your contribution in achieving this is sincerely appreciated.”

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

“To say you are inspiring would be an understatement. I listened to your presentation Friday and took the content home and spent the afternoon and weekend telling and re-telling my wife your story and sharing your resilience tips. We both came to agreement on one thing… and although you may have heard it before I still had to share this with you, both my wife and I believe if a hero had to be chosen out of this circumstances it is you. Your actions on that day were heroic. Your journey since that day, despite some very low points for you, is inspiring. Your ability and willingness to come out and so honestly share your entire experience to benefit others is truly heroic. I am a true believer of many of the points you bring up during your presentation when it comes to management of staff and how you treat people, communicate and lead. I can tell you that after listening to you speak I have made several promises to myself as a leader - about how I communicate, how I give back what the QPS family has given to me over the years, and how I can contribute in trying to change culture.”

Queensland Police Service
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