Mark is an inspirational conference and keynote speaker on leadership and teamwork from Hampshire in the UK. Since 2002 he has shared his highly motivational multi-media account of leading a team to success in the prestigious ‘BT Global Challenge’ to audiences worldwide - and to universal applause.
Known as the ‘world’s toughest yacht race’, it’s a 32000 mile, multi-stage event that traverses the worlds’ oceans against the spin of the earth. Staged over 10 gruelling months, it’s contested by 12 teams with identical equipment and budgets. It’s also a race that anyone can take part in, the crews being all amateurs, 70% having never sailed before. And with just one professional skipper on each team of 18 to pull it all together, it’s the ultimate test of leadership and teamwork.
For motivational speaker Mark, it was the culmination of 10 years climbing the ladder and the pinnacle of his sailing career. That said, he was still one of the least experienced skippers on the start line. That said, what he lacked in technical expertise and outright sailing miles he more than made up for in emotional intelligence and people skills.
So, what happened and what made the difference?
How did he achieve and sustain competitive advantage? Get ordinary people to achieve an extraordinary thing in such a highly competitive and constantly changing environment?
Well sharing this crucial learning as a conference and keynote motivational speaker, and doing that in a really engaging way is Marks’ passion, mission and forte, so that others to benefit from his hard-earned learning.
Check out my blog about teamwork and resilience in the eye of the storm.
And when not speaking, Mark is an accomplished and experienced organisation development expert and accredited executive coach, working with some of the world’s most successful companies in both the public and private sectors. And when he's not doing that he's a Father of two, doing his best to lead the family!
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