About the Author
Neil Thubron is living proof that we can all achieve amazing Big Goals, in all areas of our lives, that appear UNREALISTIC and UNACHIEVABLE. Neil left school in 1984 at the age of 19 going straight into a job for IBM as a typewriter engineer. He has always sought adventure and always strived to achieve more in every area of his life. In his business life he was made a manager at 22 years old, one of the youngest in IBM’s history. He then moved into sales and found his passion for selling. He continued in sales for the rest of his career moving in to sales management, then as a UK Sales Director and finished his career as European Head of Sales managing 450 sales people in 60 countries across Europe from the east coast of Russia to the west coast of France, From Iceland to Israel. He retired from corporate life at the age of 50 in 2015. In his outside work life he joined the British Army Reserves in 1988 and went on to complete some of the toughest challenges set for British soldiers. He was commissioned as an officer through Sandhurst College in 1990. He spent 12 years with the Army Reserve with the last 8 years in the Royal Engineers - 101 (EOD) Regiment a bomb disposal unit. The army sparked Neil’s interest in physical challenges, in 2003 in completed his 1st Marathon, which then led onto other more extreme physical challenges including an Ironman, the Marathon Des Sables in the Sahara desert, the Ultra Trail de Mont Blanc, the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon in the desert in South Africa and the Yukon Arctic Ultra. Today Neil is the founder of Extreme Energy – XNRG – Ltd who organise single and multiday ultra distance events in the UK. He is also a coach, consultant and teacher that helps companies develop their leadership and sales teams. He is married to Anna and has 2 daughters from his 1st marriage and 2 step children. He has and continues to always seek adventure and strived to achieve more in every area of his life. His philosophy to life is “Live life to the full” and his mantra when he take on Big Goals is “Never Ever Give Up”.