Each week Maria Franzoni, Speaker Bureau Director, invites one of her speakers to talk about their life, work, passions and leisure so that you can get to know the person who is the speaker behind the mic.
This week Maria’s guest on the show is Major General Patrick Marriott, who was a regular soldier for 36 years. During this time, he served in approximately 30 countries and deployed in operations to Northern Ireland, Egypt and Israel, Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia, Iraq and Afghanistan. Among other appointments, he commanded his regiment, the Queen’s Royal Lancers’, on operations in Bosnia and the 7th Armored Brigade known as the Desert Rats in Iraq. He was Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst before retiring in 2012. Patrick now serves as a Reservist Major General, sharing the highest level of Service Complaints Board for the Army Board.
In this week’s show, Major General Patrick Marriott talks to us about his career in the military and how he learned his leadership skills. Good leadership is still highly important to Patrick and this inspired him along with his love of the countryside to lead a trek for children coast to coast. He also talks about the book he is writing for his children and why on special occasions he likes to fire his cannon!!
“You can develop courage in people and that’s hugely important. It’s the great virtue that enables businesses and everything else to succeed.” Patrick Marriott
Join us next week when Maria’s guest will be Team GB Director of Sport, London 2012 & England’s Rugby World Cup Winning Head Coach 2003, Clive Woodward.