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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

Google SMB Sales

“Mark’s talk still resonates with our European Sales Team. He started a conversation about challenging conventional wisdom that is ongoing at Google. And with over 20 nationalities in the room he reached them all.”

Head of SMB sales, GoogleGoogle logo

Vodafone

Your account of how you have overcome the loss of sight and continued to live your life and “make it happen” was humbling. But more than that, it was truly inspiring and invigorating as you challenged each one of us to reflect on and recognise how we choose to live our lives. You illustrated by personal example how we make decisions and that, by deciding what we want to change and what we want to see persist; we can find a powerful way through obstacles that originally might have seemed insurmountable. You also recounted your experiences with great style, honesty and humour. I can tell you that everyone who heard you has since spoken of you and been energised.

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Mars

Mark spoke to the whole Mars Ireland Business. Mark’s personal humility, remarkable achievements and genuine honesty really touched and inspired many of the team, myself included. Whilst Mark may not be the most famous motivational speaker I would recommend him ahead of the usual celebrity list.

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Brunswick Group

“Mark’s fascinating contribution was a perfect fit at our global conference to celebrate 30 years in business. His experiences of making decisions in difficult circumstances aligned with the challenges faced by our Brunswick people and our clients.  Mark’s insights into resilience, innovation and leadership prompted action across our international team at Brunswick.  He is truly an inspiration and a fantastic example of what we can all achieve through sheer hard work, determination and imagination.”

Sir Alan Parker, Chairman – Brunswick GroupBrunswick-Group

Pfizer

Mark joined us at our National Conference to share his insights into individual decision making in tough circumstances, and the importance of collaborative working. Using his own field of endeavour to bring the session to life, he prompted us to focus on the decisions we make when we face challenges, rather than the challenges themselves. It is this kind of thinking that led us to invite Mark to speak at our conference, where he delivered a very powerful speech that left a lasting impression.

Pfizer, UK Managing DirectorPfizer

Prudential

“Thank you for your presentation at our 2018 Partners’ Conference. The story, your response and the manner in which you have turned such adversity into a positive is awe-inspiring enough. But the real message for me lies in your delivery which is laced with humour, warmth and humility. As you may have detected, building our community is very important in the business we’re building and the characteristics you displayed, coupled with your inspiring messages, will serve as model behaviours for everyone who heard you.”

Head of PFP Change & Controls, Prudential Financial Planning


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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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BHP Billiton

“Resilient thinking is something pertinent to everyone and Mark’s insights aligned perfectly with our wellness approach. Mark has had a long lasting impact on our people throughout Asia and we look forward to engaging with him again.”

Principal, Group Health, Safety and Environment, BHP Billiton

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