Stephen McGown - Speaker
Best Selling Author of 6 years a hostage, Stephen McGown is Al Qaeda’s longest-held hostage.
Be engrossed as McGown shares stories of his time in captivity and how he overcame adversity by taking charge of his mind and ultimately became a better person.
An inspirational story with key takeaways of positivity and resilience.
Stephen McGown is the longest held surviving Al Qaeda hostage in the world.
Stephen McGown views himself as a normal person and says that if he was able to get through this, then everybody is able to overcome their challenges.
“We all have what is needed to overcome adversity within us”.
However life is to be lived and should be enjoyed, he learnt many amazing things while in captivity and made the most of his time in the Sahara.
Stephen McGown feels be came out a better person with many unusual stories, “If they weren’t going to kill me, I should use this time to grow and go home a better person back to my family”.
Stephen McGown wants people to understand that life should not be taken too seriously and there is always place to smile and laugh, as this is what keeps us going.
> Stephen McGown was voted best speaker of the year at a number for EO chapter events internationally.
> He is the best selling author of 6 years a hostage (Captured by Islamist Militants in the desert) which was nominated for Book of the Year in South Africa.
> Stephen McGown is involved in running workshops about resilience.
- > Resilience
- > Attitude
- > Mindfulness
- > Importance of teams
- > Importance of strategy
- > Importance of communication