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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


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“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
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