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“Mark shared his insights into sustainable high performance at our recent ‘Unplugged’ session at Google… The session was exactly the mix of theory and practice that I hoped Mark would deliver to prompt our team to think about their wellbeing.”

Managing Director, Central & Eastern Europe, Google.

“Our expectations were high and Mark delivered an incredible session. He is clearly a thought leader in this space and we look forward to working with him again soon”

Global Executive Vice President of Marketing & the Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Unilever.


It is tough to deal with uncertainty and change. Your people won’t do it by chance. With a high-impact catalyst you can help them act with the courage to make it happen. Mark Pollock is that catalyst and that’s why leaders worldwide have asked him to support their teams to adapt, perform and collaborate to achieve more.

Acknowledged as an expert in resilience and overcoming adversity, high performance, and collaboration, Mark has developed a three-part masterclass series expanding on his experience as a keynote speaker working with hundreds of organisations worldwide.

Through his ‘Challenge is the Opportunity’ masterclass series, Mark has been supporting organisations in Europe, Asia, America, Australia, and the Middle East.



Each 45 – 60 minute virtual or in-person masterclass can be delivered individually or as part of a 3-part series.

The format is as follows:


  • Part 1 Talk: Mark delivers a short keynote to introduce his story and frame the session (15 – 20 minutes) 
  • Part 2 Interview: Using set questions provided by Mark, the client or MC interviews him to understand how to implement what he has proposed in his short keynote (15 – 20 minutes) 
  • Part 3 Q&A: Attendees ask Mark questions facilitated by the client or MC (15 – 20 minutes) 


The package includes a follow-up email with key takeaways and reading suggestions, and a bi-monthly inspirational email from Mark.

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Turning Challenges into Opportunities – The Resilience Cycle

Sometimes we choose our challenges, sometimes our challenges choose us. What we decide to do about them is what counts.

During this virtual or in-person masterclass, Mark helps leaders and their teams to:

o Build resilience and maintain motivation

o Adapt to change and unexpected challenges

o Chart a path through uncertainty

Exploring Performance Potential – The Competitor’s Mindset

In a world where challenges are inevitable, some people are held back while others are propelled forward. Spectators sit on the side lines holding back, while competitors step into the arena as they pursue success and risk failure. The choice is ours.

During this virtual or in-person masterclass, Mark helps leaders and their teams to:

o Embrace a competitor mindset to pursue success

o Discover how clarity, commitment and connection enables optimal performance

o Treat recovery as a high-performance priority to combat overwhelm and burnout

Collaborating to Solve Complex Problems – The Trust Imperative

It seems that we need structure and hierarchy to scale existing solutions for predictable problems. But when a crisis strikes and the path forward is uncertain, we need something different. We need flatter collaborative approaches with enough of the right people having the will to work together.

During this virtual or in-person masterclass, Mark helps leaders and their teams to:

o Create the conditions for collaboration

o Enhance human connection to improve teamwork

o Galvanise teams by building trust

To discuss how Mark can help your organisation achieve more, contact us by filling in the form below:

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    Director, Northern Europe & Growth Markets, LinkedIn

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    "In the weeks following Mark’s talk I have seen managers at LinkedIn reference Mark’s approach to solving complex problems. His talk was inspirational and can be applied in our daily business lives."

    Director, EMEA Emerging Markets, Google

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    “Mark spoke at our Google Emerging Markets event. His message of resilience and leadership really resonated with our dynamic, international team. His ability to balance both the darker and lighter sides of his life experiences prompted us to think about how we approach our challenges.”

    Carole Valette, Area Vice President Northern Europe, Citrix

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    “At our recent kick-off for Citrix Northern Europe, Mark shared his incredible story of how to adapt and remain resilient in the face of ongoing uncertainty and change. As well as Mark’s keynote outlining his approach to tackling challenges, he shared a mental model for how we can all turn challenges into opportunities during an interview led by his colleague and co-host, Paula Cunniffe. The impact was fantastic and opened the door for all of us to reflect on how we are tackling our own challenges both personal and at work” 

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