Virtual Keynote and Online Masterclass

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 remain resilient, adapt to change and collaborate with others for 20 years. 

Now, co-hosted with Paula Cunniffe, CEO of Strive Management, Mark is delivering online masterclasses. Each package includes a 45 – 60 minute webinar, follow-up email with key takeaways and reading suggestions, and a bi-monthly inspirational email from Mark.

Online Masterclass Structure

During these 45 – 60 minute online sessions, Mark and Paula use the following format:

Part 1: Set up and introduction with Paula (5 minutes)  


Part 2: Introductory video and talk to frame the conversation with Mark (10 minutes)  


Part 3: Interview with Mark and Paula (15 minutes)  


Part 4: Q&A  with Mark (15 – 25 minutes)  


Part 5: Next Steps & takeaways (5 minutes)

Themes and topics

In this virtual talk, Mark can explore the topics, descriptions and key takeaways outlined below:

Turning Challenges into Opportunities – The Challenge Cycle

Sometimes we choose our challenges, sometimes our challenges choose us. What we decide to do about them is what counts. During this online masterclass, Mark helps leaders and their teams to:  

o Build resilience and maintain motivation  

o Embrace change and unexpected challenges 

o Chart a path through uncertainty 

Exploring Performance Potential – The Competitor’s Mindset

In the midst of a crisis, spectators sit on the side lines holding back. Competitors step into the arena as they pursue success and risk failure. The choice is ours. During this online masterclass, Mark will help your people to: 

o Embrace a competitor mindset to pursue success  

o Develop a performance bias 

o Understand the performance – recovery balance

Collaborating to Solve Complex Problems – The Trust Imperative   

Human beings have faced seemingly impossible challenges before. So, in times of great uncertainty, it’s worth remembering that history is filled with accounts of the impossible made possible through human endeavour. When that endeavour is combined with others through collaboration, major breakthroughs happen. During this online masterclass, Mark helps leaders and their teams to:  

o Create shared missions for collaboration

o Embody and incentivise collaborative leadership  

Galvanise teams by building trust


Following Mark’s impactful contribution to our Global Conference in 2017, we asked him back to talk to our staff worldwide during this period of unprecedented turbulence. Switching from the in-person to on-screen format, Mark managed to engage even more directly and powerfully with our teams . I cannot think of anyone we have had present over the years who has been more inspiring and speaks with such resonance to so many of us. Co-hosted with his colleague Paula Cunniffe it went down universally well, my favourite moment was when Mark reminded  us that sometimes the challenge chooses us and what we decide to do about it is what counts – exactly what we needed at this time.

Sir Alan Parker

Brunswick Group

Uncertainty and change has swept through the airline industry and we are facing that challenge head on at Avolon, as Mark says “Dealing with the Facts”. To support our employees to remain resilient and adaptive to the evolving situation, we engaged Mark to work with us through his ‘Challenge is the Opportunity’ webinars co-hosted with Paula Cunniffe. Everything from the opening presentation to the interview and interactive Q&A worked excellently. The learning and mental diversion for all was hugely impactful, insightful and worthwhile.

Head of North America