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Microsoft

“I was honored to meet with Mark Pollock in Ireland this year, where we engaged with teachers and students at St. Patrick’s College to discuss the ways technology is changing how students learn. Mark is an extreme adventurer and athlete who has raced to the South Pole — and even more incredibly, he was the first blind man to ever do so. Mark is a brilliant example of the fact that we can always achieve more than what we think is possible.”

Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft Microsoft

Nortel Networks Inc.

Mark’s quiet calm and confidence on stage really enraptured our guests.  He tells an inspiring personal story that resonates superbly with a business audience yet is never contrived or over-messaged.  It was a total pleasure to work with Mark.

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National Geographic Magazine

Mark was a speaker at National Geographic’s Extreme Explorers dinner in Davos in January 2016. His personal story and insights were incredibly powerful, and clearly had a profound impact on everyone in the room. He embodies the spirit, resilience and determination that are the hallmarks of what it means to be an explorer.

Editor in Chief, National Geographic MagazineNational Geographic Magazine

EOC Ops Microsoft

“Mark’s presentation and participation was a key component to the success of our biggest Channel Partner conference to date. His incredible story linked perfectly with the conference theme and was a huge inspiration for our participants. Mark’s insights ‘Made it easy’ to set our partners up for success. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend Mark to any conference organiser.”

Group Manager Western Europe, EOC Ops Microsoft
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Twitter

“Mark presented at our Global Sales Partners Conference in Twitter and was exceptional.  His ability to link his personal story to people’s everyday life and work challenges was excellent. The session was not just about listening to an incredible story, it was a chance for everyone to really think about themselves.  There is something in this talk for everyone.”

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EMEA Emerging Markets Google

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

Director, EMEA Emerging Markets, Google
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Sir Ranulph Fiennes

“I first met Mark while competing against him in the North Pole Marathon and was struck by his incredible spirit. To take on endurance challenges in places like The Poles, Himalaya and Gobi Desert requires great courage and mental strength. The fact that Mark completes these adventures after losing the use of his eyes and now his legs makes him truly remarkable.”

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Explorer

Consumer Channels Group (CCG) – Microsoft Corp

“Wow – on behalf of the entire Microsoft CDS team, my sincerest thank you for joining us at our START event in Seattle on our special Culture Day. Your story is inspirational and motivational, and you brought everyone in the room to their feet. The response our global team had to your message was incredible, and we can all only hope to be as positive, persistent and proactive as you are with every challenge we may face.”

Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
Consumer Channels Group (CCG) – Microsoft Corp

EY Ireland

Mark has presented to our EY tax department and to the finalists of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year programme. By using his experiences as a backdrop, he presented the decisions that we all face in times of uncertainty and change. And, as the story unfolded, both audiences were prompted to examine their decision making when challenges appear. The relevance to entrepreneurs and corporate employees alike was excellent.

Head of Tax and EY Entrepreneur of the Year Programme, EY IrelandEY-logo

Abn-Amro Bank

When facing uncertain times, Mark displays an attitude and perspective that reminds us that we really are in charge of our own destiny. And, in hearing how he has overcome his own difficulties, he demonstrates the power that resides within all of us to ‘make things happen’.

Abn-Amro Bank

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