Unbroken by blindness in 1998, the strong-willed speaker Mark Pollock went on to compete in ultra endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice caps, including being the first blind person to race to the South Pole. He also won silver and bronze medals for rowing at the Commonwealth Games and is a sought-after motivational speaker.
Why you should book speaker Mark Pollock
- Mark is a very popular speaker and clients praise him for his storytelling skills and valuable insights. Mark is the kind of speaker you can’t go wrong with.
- The audience might recognize Mark from his popular TED talk “A Love Letter to Realism in a Time of Grief” which got over 1.5 million views the first 6 months and has moved and inspired millions of people.
- Described in the Daily Telegraph as “a story of courage, determination, and hope“, speaker Mark Pollock has used his hard-earned expertise to help people achieve more than they thought possible in over 300 organisations.
In 2010, Mark Pollock was left paralyzed after falling from a second-story window. He is on a mission to find a cure for paralysis through the Mark Pollock Trust. He is also the co-founder of Run in the Dark, which is global fundraising running series. Mark’s personal story has inspired people and companies all over the world.
Selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and appointed to the Global Futures Council on Human Enhancement, the heartening speaker Mark Pollock is on the Board of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation (USA) and is a Wings for Life Ambassador (UK). As a speaker Mark Pollock is motivational and engaging. He has changed the lives of many people with his inspirational keynotes and actionable tips to navigate change under pressure and create motivating teams.
Acknowledged as an expert in smashing expectations, Red Bull UK’s Managing Director describes him as “awe-inspiring”. Head of SMB Sales says he “started a conversation about challenging the conventional wisdom that is ongoing at Google”. And Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, described Mark as one of “the most inspiring people I met”. One thing is for sure: A keynote with our excellent speaker Mark Pollock will not disappoint.
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