Mark’s presentations are borne out of the pioneers of exploration such as Shackleton and Scott. Drawing the finest leadership qualities from them. Two of those greatest qualities are consistency and humility, which are lessons which brings Mark into the present day, nurturing future development of leadership whilst drawing unique parallels with global business leadership. This focus on modern day exploration includes leadership from the extremes, working alone in raw environments and preparation for working in hostile conditions.
Mark’s key moments of experience allow him to showcase his learned approach ‘leading from the back’ – including individual and team approach to tasks, the importance of communication, building resilience and overcoming challenges in business, and building a high-performance culture.
As a natural communicator, Mark has the ability to take the room to a life and death situation on the side of Mount Everest, to feeling the cold isolation of Antarctica and being a part of a specialist team crossing the Arctic ocean to the North Pole.
Sharing these unique moments that engage at an individual and team level, the sessions allow everyone to cherry pick specific ideas to support their own personal development and growth.
Mark’s expeditions tap into what is important about contemporary leadership by feeding into the unique situations required in the modern business world. By scrutinising and understanding the past, we appreciate and adapt to the future being agile and open to future leadership development.
Mark has presented to global companies such as Microsoft, Skype and Virgin Money, and sessions have ranged from 12 people talking about boardroom strategy, to conferences addressing over 1,000 people.