A survivor of the Manchester Arena bombing attack. Martin is currently planning to hand cycle Kilimanjaro in September to raise £1m for Spinal Injury Charity to show how “you can achieve anything” with the right help
Martin Hibbert speaks on the following topics:
Achieving against all odds | Achieving Goals | Determination | Inspirational | Mental Health | Motivation/Inspiration | Never giving up | Overcoming Adversity | Resilience | Self Motivation | Virtual Events & Webinars
Managing Director – Synergy Sports Management &Trustee at The Spinal Injuries Association
For 18 years Martin had a successful career in Private Wealth Management before he was diagnosed with depression in 2014 and it was during those very dark times that he tried to take his own life. In 2015, Martin created Synergy Sports Management to act as agents for Female footballers – his dream job.
In 2017, Martin suffered life changing injuries in the Manchester Arena terrorist attack, he was the closest casualty to the bomb blast to survive. Martin suffered 22 shrapnel wounds and underwent a lifesaving operation at Salford Royal Hospital. He is determined to defied medical experts who told him he would never walk again as he was left paralysed from the waist down.
Martin talks with passion about his depression and PTSD and how he has learnt to live with this condition. He will share some of the techniques he uses to remain resilient and how he looks after his mental health and wellbeing.
Martin is also a Trustee at Spinal Injuries Association and his next challenge is hand cycling up Kilimanjaro in September to raise £1m for the charity
Achieving against all odds
Never giving up
“Martin came and spoke to about 50 of our staff as part of our leadership programme. We wanted inspirational motivation as part of the leadership theme. I could not have thought of anyone more suited to deliver such an inspiring story, and a story that makes you stop and think about how you are as an individual and how in everyday life we can overcome obstacles. You could have heard a pin drop, and the measure of success was the shear fact that many of the attendees continued to refer to Martins story for several weeks post the event.” Key Group – Preston
“10/10 – excellent speaker, very inspiring, down to earth and relatable. Brilliant, one of the best guest speakers we’ve ever had, we would love to have Martin back again!” Coleg Landrillio
16th March 2021 – Manchester Arena attack survivor preparing for charity climb – Manchester Arena attack survivor preparing for charity climb – BBC News
29th November 2019 – Manchester Arena attack: Survivor Martin Hibbert defies diagnosis – Manchester Arena attack: Survivor Martin Hibbert defies diagnosis – BBC News
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