Three decades serving country and community as a helicopter pilot, both with the Army in combat and civilian search and rescue, Kevin Humphreys knows tragedy and triumph. Leading large teams in diverse and complex environments both at home and abroad, he knows what it’s like to lead in difficult circumstances, confront risk and succeed, to hit rock bottom and excel. Kevin’s moving story enables him to share powerful messages about leadership and mental illness leaving the audience empowered to move forward.
Flying Blackhawk helicopters by age 21, he would go on to complete several deployments in East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan plus humanitarian operations in Papua New Guinea. Following his Army service, Kevin moved into civilian emergency medical services and search and rescue flying where he held numerous positions including Flight Instructor, Flight Examiner, Chief Pilot and Director of Operations. He shows that there is life after diagnosis and in fact, mental illness can be the catalyst for growth.