“Very powerful story and session, thank you, Pete”
“Thank you for sharing your struggle and success”
These are just some of the feedback comments we received from those who joined us for the first in the ASAP Keynote Speaker Series last Thursday when ASAP was joined by Pete White.
Through these challenging times, ASAP is bringing to their members and partners a series of events including the keynote speaker sessions which are currently focusing on mental health awareness and how it is important for managers to be more everything for and within their teams.
This couldn’t be more apt as we continue to face the challenges that 2020 and the COVID pandemic has brought to us, and Pete’s session “ From a Prisoner trapped in my own mind, to holding the keys to success” was attended by people from 7 different countries.
During his time in Afghanistan while in the military, Pete witnessed things that would never leave him. This kicked off a journey of mental health crisis that would see his world collapse around him, a 6 year struggle to get the support he needed, and recovery that changed the way he viewed his life.
When his military career came to an abrupt end, Pete began using his unique experiences to help others as a mental health author, speaker and corporate consultant and in his powerful talk, Pete shared his story, his battle with severe mental illness after witnessing things that would never leave him from his time in the military.
Events in a virtual world can sometimes mean that we do not connect with those delivering and this was far from the case here, as an audience we shared his story, moved by his words and the session will leave its impact with us for a long time to come. Our sincere thanks to Pete for sharing his story, his battle, and the journey, and we are honoured and humbled that he joined us to share this with us.