Dan Cooke has lived a life full of adventure, adversity and service in his capacity as former teacher, fireman and latterly in the role of international search and rescue. Chance encounters with opportunity and strong mentors have set Dan on a life of serving others, with all the highs and lows that brings.
In this episode we explore what it is to serve and how sometimes doing nothing is the best thing, despite the urge to rush to help. From dealing with death and devastation on a mass scale in Haiti to giving yourself the chat when diving with Tiger Sharks, Dan helps to strip back what it is to lead in uncertainty and facing fear.
We also explore the subjects of learning, failure and what it takes to build a high performing team; be it working with the England rugby team or the co-ordination of effort with the volunteer men and women of ‘Serve On’, a humanitarian response charity whose dedicated volunteers help communities in their hour of need, at home or abroad.