Micky Yule

Micky Yule

Former Staff Sergeant in the Royal Engineers, losing both legs in an IED explosion: Overcoming adversity, Goal setting, Diversity and Teamwork
FEE : £1k – £3k+
Virtual: £1k-£3k
In-person: £1k-£3k

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Micky Yule

Micky Yule is a former Staff Sergeant in the Royal Engineers, who was injured, losing both legs and various other injuries, in an IED explosion in 2010.

 

He was evacuated back to Camp Bastion, where his right leg was removed before being repatriated to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. Micky was in a coma for a week before being brought back to consciousness to face life as a double amputee with a broken pelvis among other various injuries.

The coming weeks were spent in various operations,  In total Micky has endured over 45 operations to date to get him back to health before transferring to Headley Court to start the long rehabilitation process.

Whilst at Headley he gradually regained his strength and learnt how to walk again with the use of prosthetic legs. The struggle to learn to walk was matched by his sheer determination to get strong again, even though he knew he couldn’t compete as he had previously.
Micky had always been a fit, strong individual and over the previous 2-3 years, had started competing in Powerlifting events. He had competed in National and World competitions as a Powerlifter, competing in all 3 disciplines.

Seeing an opportunity, Micky learned of a Paralympic Potential Day which included Powerlifting as a descipline. Although he was still weak from recent operations and not being able to train since injury, he lifted everything they had. Unfortunately for some reason it did not go any further than that day. Micky was left bitterly disappointed, but it gave him the determination to carry on.

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Micky’s presentations  can be tailored to the audience, however typical talks are:

Featured Topics Include:

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Overcoming adversity
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Goal setting and motivation
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Diversity
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Inclusion
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Team work
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Overcoming adversity
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Goal setting and motivation
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Diversity
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Inclusion
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Team work
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Micky is an inspiration to everyone he meets, engaging, honest, down to earth and very matter of fact about what has happened to him. He gives the audience an insight into how sport has, and is changing his life. You could have heard a pin drop during his talk. He can connect with students and adults alike and really gets across to the audience his passion. Students and parents were queuing to chat with Micky afterwards and he spoke to them all. The feedback the Academy received from parents after the award ceremony sang nothing but his praises. Inspirational.

Outdoor Pursuits Instructor, Samworth Church Academy

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Micky Yule is a truly inspirational and impressive individual.  In ABF The Soldiers’ Charity we rate him as one of our best Ambassadors;  he has proved to be a most accomplished speaker at many different and high profile fundraising events, ranging from a No10 reception,  corporate partnership dinners, and media launch events. He is much in demand; he has real presence, an engaging yet modest speaking style and brings to bear a healthy dose of soldier humour.  On his road to recovery from being blown-up in Afghanistan, his immense success with competitive powerlifting at an international level is testament to his incredible motivation to succeed.    I recommend him most highly.

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

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