Tim Bradshaw



Tim Bradshaw is a former British Army Intelligence Officer and graduate of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. His work as a Covert Human Intelligence Officer and Target Acquisition Patrol Soldier saw him recruit and run foreign agents worldwide, and influence the outcome of extremely sensitive and dangerous situations.

Tim’s knowledge and experience of understanding and dealing with pressure and change, effective decision making and building resilience, forms the basis of the work he carries out with clients and audiences worldwide. Recent clients include Mercedes-Benz, Deloitte, Knight Frank, Clyde & Co, St James’s Place and Jaguar Land Rover. 

Since leaving the British Army, Tim founded, and is a director of Sandstone Communications, an international leadership and team building consultancy. He is also listed as a leadership influencer by LinkedIn and the Legal, Education and Training Group.

Top  Keynote Speeches

Decision making under pressure:

Ever felt paralysed at the thought of making a decision, or breathless at the consequence of getting a decision wrong. Tim shares the tricks and training used by British Army Intelligence Officer’s to make decisions under pressure when the consequences could be the difference between life and death.

Influencing Outcomes:

You are about to meet a dangerous stranger and need to win their trust and influence their behaviour. Get it right, you dictate the outcome of the meeting and obtain the critical information you need. Get it wrong, they may kill you. Tim exposes the techniques used to build rapport, reassurance and trust and how this translates into corporate life and creating an environment in which people and teams can thrive and develop.

No change, No Oppportunity :

Working in intelligence, if there is no change in circumstances or values there is no opportunity. As an Intelligence Officer, Tim actively sought and created changing circumstances, and explains how rather than fearing change, it should be welcomed (by teams and individuals) as an opportunity to adapt, enhance and gain a competitive advantage.


Imagine performing mental agility tests having been kept awake for two days or being asked to go for a run with no end in sight. Selection to be a Covert Intelligence Officer is designed to test your mental and physical resilience to a level few can imagine. Tim explores and teaches the secrets of how to build resilience, along with the tricks that enable individuals to keep going when all seems lost.



A  huge hit with the delegates, it led to us inviting Tim back for several audiences across the business.  
General Manager Jaguar Land Rover

It's great that those who attend always remark on the content and the way in which Tim brings his own experience to the sessions to make them even more valuable.
Head of talent development Taylor Wessing

Tim steps up in moments of crisis and tirelessly delivers performances that make a positive impact on our business.
Head of network Mercedes-Benz cars Middle East

im steps up in moments of crisis and tirelessly delivers performances that make a positive impact on our business.
Head of network Mercedes-Benz cars Middle East

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