Ollie Ollerton

Former UK Special Forces Soldier & former Instructor on Channel 4's SAS: Who Dares Wins

  • Instructor on SAS: Who Dares Wins Australia
  • Embarked on Operation Desert Storm in Iraq
  • His books ‘Break Point’ & ‘Battle Ready’ were Sunday Times Best-sellers
  • Founder of Break Point
  • Founder of the fitness app, Battle Ready 360
  • Founder of the supplement brand, Battle Ready Fuel

Discover Ollie Ollerton’s biography of published work below.

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Point Break
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All Or Nothing
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Scar Tissue
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How to Survive (Almost) Anything: The Special Forces Guide to Staying Alive

When Ollie Ollerton is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

The Special Forces
SAS: Who Dares Wins
Royal Marine Commandos
Special Boat Service
Break Point
Fitness and Nutrition
Conquering Self-doubt
Mental and Physical Limits

Ollie Ollerton is a former UK Special Forces Soldier and former founding Directing Staff on Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins who has been taking the inspirational speaking world by storm as one of the first former Special Forces members to talk about his experiences, and turn them into a force for good. Upon returning to normal civilian life, although Ollie mastered the value of staying calm under pressure and surviving in the harshest of conditions, he developed depression and an alcohol addiction. To overcome his own demons, Ollie spent three months in his house, working on correcting his negative paradigms and became the master of his own mind. Now, the founder of Break-Point, he delivers a range of individual and corporate training programmes to change their beliefs to unlock their full potential and has become a popular choice to hire as a speaker.

In 1989, at just 18 years old, Ollie joined the Royal Marine Commando’s and toured operationally in Northern Ireland and Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. After 5 years of service, Ollie was recommended for the Special Forces Selection and was only one of five out of a total of 250 candidates to pass the selection process. He then joined the Special Boat Service (SBS) and qualified as a Special Services Combat Frogman. It was whilst on a human trafficking mission when he was inspired to start Break Point. Ollie, along with co-founder Jason Fox, teach people the value collaborating as a team instead of competing within the workplace. After leaving the Special Forces, Ollie began working in Iraq as a private security guard and saved 12 members of his vehicle convoy from an armed attack.

Upon returning to the UK for good in 2014, having spent over 20 years bouncing about military zones, Ollie fronted SAS: Who Dares Wins and achieved overnight success. Ollie’s charisma whilst on the hit TV show won him a legion of fans. Since leaving the show in 2020, Ollie has become the Instructor on SAS Australia and continues to win over more and more fans from all over the world. Ollie is also the best-selling author ofBreak Point’ and released a further three books titled ‘All Or Nothing’, ‘Scar Tissue’ and ‘How to Survive (Almost) Anything: The Special Forces Guide to Staying Alive’.

Ollie openly shares the hardships he’s faced throughout his career in a candid fashion and shares the many lessons he learnt along the way with his audience in the hundreds of keynote speeches he has given to businesses all over the globe. Throughout his career Ollie has witnessed first-hand the lows of humanity and was part of the team responsible for rescuing 22 children who were destined for the sex trade. Audiences will leave feeling motivated to improve the way they perform in their workplace through Ollie’s inspiring speeches. When looking to hire a speaker who pushes the barriers of human potential, look no further than Ollie Ollerton to hire at your next event.

Official Testimonials

Ollie Ollerton is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Please pass on my thanks to Ollie for today’s session. My Inbox was flooded with many people saying thank you for the fabulous session… I was blown away by how many pieces of advice Ollie had to share, so we could have definitely had a longer session with him… Thank you again for helping us to organise a great session.”

Gail, P&G

“Ollie was brilliant, his speech was insightful, motivating and relevant. We had really good feedback from those who attended and our Project Director was very impressed. A couple of people mentioned they wanted to ask a question during Q&A but they were a bit star-struck. And some have said they are going to buy his book, so clearly Ollie made quite an impact. Ollie was a pleasure to work with yesterday so please pass my thanks and feedback on to him. From myself, and on behalf of the LM Leadership, a massive thank you to Champions and Ollie.”


“He was outstanding! We had 118 on the line and I’ve had masses of feedback about how inspirational he was.  Lots of people said ‘thank you’ to him personally via Google Meets at the end of the session. Please say a big ‘thank you’ to him from me and the team here.”

Victoria, Motorway

“Our guest speaker Ollie Ollerton was fantastic to work with and really accomodating. He attended the tech test the day before our virtual webinar to make sure everything ran smoothly on the day and was a really inspirational speaker.”

Natalie, Wellbeing and Inclusion Manager, Suez

“Thanks to Ollie for his inspiring presentation at our team building event last week.”

Sasha, Durhambox

“Ollie Ollerton your presentation for the team of Specsavers East Anglia was awesome, looking forward to working with you again to deliver key messages to the teams.”

Brett, SpecSavers

“A huge thanks to Ollie Ollerton for joining us on site for a very engaging and inspiring talk on the importance of following process and procedure when faced with change – something that is an everyday occurance both on site and in the field. Some great parallels between the two work environments, brought home and underpinned by a very powerful story. In addition, and especially in the current climate, a very relevant and open discussion surrounding mental health, the importance of ‘the team’ and your support network. Ultimately, we are all one family when in work.”

Rob, Costain Group plc

“Excellent presentation earlier for JPMorgan.”

Ryan, J.P, Morgan

“INSPIRATIONAL! Thank you so much – I loved every second of it.”

James, Rubrik, Inc.

“Please can you pass on a HUGE thanks from all of us here at Rubrik and from our customers & partners. Such a great presentation, really well received, and Ollie was incredible! As he was telling the story of being chased by militia I literally stopped breathing! Fantastic speaker & he deserves every success with his business ventures – great guy!”

Emilie, Rubric Inc.

“I just wanted to pass on my thanks to you and Ollie for yesterday’s webinar. To say it was well received is an understatement! I truly believe the discussion resonated with the attendees, indeed in some cases I’ve been contacted to confirm this. Ollie – It is clear you are extremely passionate about what you do and this was not lost on our delegates yesterday. Thank you! An excellent brief and hugely inspiring. I hope we can work together again in the future.”

Catherine, Royal Air Force Scampton

“Ollie went down really well thank you, a packed session enjoyed by all. He got 83% 5-star feedback from the delegates which was excellent. Thank you for organising for us and thank Ollie for his time and presentation. Also with the ease he was to work with.”

David, Conference Producer, Employee Benefits Live

“Can you please pass on my thanks to Ollie for an amazing presentation and stories he shared with my team yesterday at the USAY sales conference. He absolutely hit the mark on the brief and the feedback from the team was amazing. So a massive thank you.”

Mark, Managing Director, Usaycompare

“Just a quick note to say many thanks to you and to Ollie for helping us out with last night’s Business Awards. Ollie was great and very well received. I bought him a large glass of red afterwards and then didn’t see him again as he was very popular with those who’d attended! I’ll assume he survived! Cheers and thanks again.”

Neil, Hull Daily Mail

“He was absolutely bloody brilliant – perfect. Thank you so much for the recommend…  Jim has said he wants to buy everyone in the company a copy of Battle Ready, Ollie has offered to sign them”

Lisa, Head of HR, High Street TV

“Well what can I say, Ollie was absolutely fantastic, just what I needed, someone that wasn’t to serious but managed to get his message over. Can you please thank Ollie once again, Just brilliant.”

Louise, Secretary, Bidfood

To enquire about Ollie Ollerton for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via agent@inspirational-leadership-speakers.com or call a booking agent on 0203 0070 320.