Mark Pollock helps businesses achieve more than they thought possible. At motivational, business and after dinner speaking events he is a high-impact catalyst. Mark’s story moves people from making excuses to making it happen. He is described by his clients as a speaker whose impact is felt in the business long after the conference. Mark has spoken to over 250 organisations worldwide.
Areas covered include: Acknowledging the true fight. Overcoming adversity and crisis. Challenging conventional wisdom. Creating teams that think differently Described in the Daily Telegraph as “a story of courage, determination and hope”, Mark features in the media worldwide. The subject of the internationally viewed documentary “Blind Man Walking” he also presented the Paralympic Games documentary “Beyond Limits”. Mark has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Queens University and is author of the book “Making It Happen”.
Unbroken by blindness in 1998, Mark 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.
In 2010 Mark was left paralysed after falling from a second story window. He is now exploring the frontiers of spinal cord injury recovery combining an innovative electrical stimulator over his spinal cord and a drug super-charging his nervous system whilst walking hundreds of thousands of steps as the world’s leading test pilot of Ekso Bionics robotic legs. Through the Mark Pollock Trust he is on a mission to find and connect people around the world to fast-track a cure for paralysis.
Described in the Daily Telegraph as “a story of courage, determination and hope” Mark has used his hard-earned expertise to help people achieve more than they thought possible in over 250 organisations worldwide as well as Davos, Wired and TEDx. Acknowledged as an expert in smashing expectations, Red Bull UK’s Managing Director describes him as “awe-inspiring”.