Resiliency, Change & Productivity Expert
Mark Black (CSP), was Born with a life-threatening heart defect where he underwent two open-heart surgeries before the age of one. He battled his condition and it’s limitations for twenty-two years quite successfully, but at 23 yrs old, Mark was suddenly faced with the biggest challenge of his life. His doctor informed him that his heart was failing badly and that without a rare and dangerous heart and double-lung transplant, he would not likely see his 25th birthday.
In October 2001, Mark Black moved thousands of kilometers from home and was put on the transplant waiting list. After just four months on the list, Mark’s condition grew worse and he was placed in the hospital where he lived, waiting for a miracle, for 6 months. Finally, by the grace of God, on September 7th, 2002, after almost a year on the list, Mark Black received a second chance at life: a life-saving Heart & Double-Lung Transplant. Since receiving his second chance at life Mark hasn’t wasted a moment. He has now impacted the lives of more than 100,000 in more than 350 presentations across North America with his truly unique story and powerful life lessons that help his audience members live life with passion and purpose.
Mark Black conveys how we live in an age of perpetual change. He warns that those who try to avoid change will become obsolete. The power of innovation and adaptability now dominate markets and industries. The organizations who will thrive in the next decade are those focused on seeking the numerous opportunities these times will create, rather than looking back toward a time when things were simpler. Using his powerful experience dealing with the continual threat of death, Mark Black delivers life-changing insights into how to cope effectively with the adversity of change, and turn it into a catalyst for innovation and growth. Mark Black will help your organization to stop wasting time trying to bring back the “good old days” and focus on fostering a new way of looking at change.
Do people in your organization struggle with stress, worry or anxiety? Are you losing productivity and are people wasting time and energy because they are focused on the great “unknown”? Live Today will fix that! Live Today is simple but powerful formula for helping your people to accept their current situation and focus on their most precious resources – time and energy – on the things that move the needle. Live Today provides your people with a fresh perspective on challenges and perceived problems. (This presentation can be used as opening or closing keynote, breakout session, or as half-day or full-day in-house training.)
- Get your people focused on what moves the needle
- Develop productive intensity
- Increase productivity
- Deliver the catalyst to creativity and initiative
Your organization has a vision for where you are headed, but the future has many unknowns and the stakes are high. To realize your goals, you need to have everyone on board but how do you get everyone from the front line to the head office to truly believe it can happen? In “Go Big” Mark will use his life story of battling life-threatening disease, surviving a Heart & Double-Lung Transplant, to become a 4-time marathon runner, to your people see that they are limited more by their own beliefs than external circumstances.
This program is perfect for you if you want to:
- Learn how to stretch individual and organizational vision
- Re-frame perceived obstacles and challenges
- Map out a defined plan for your success
- Learn how to handle doubters and naysayers
Mark provides the following programs to help you create results. Mark will tailor a customized presentation to address your desired learning outcomes and your event theme.
- What if life and work are supposed to be hard
- What if living a meaningful life was never meant to be easy?
- What if, whether you realize it or not, that’s actually a good thing?
If your people are struggling to cope with the fast page of change, the Resilience RoadMap is the program you need. In this presentation Mark provides the strategic framework your organization needs to develop Radical Resilience in your people.
This program will help you:
- Decrease employee absenteeism
- Eliminate excuses and whining
- Increase productivity
- Improve morale
- Enhance company culture
The Resilience RoadMap provides your company with the strategic framework your organization needs to help your employees develop Radical Resilience. (This presentation can be used as opening or closing keynote, breakout session, or as half-day or full-day in-house training.)
Moncton, New Brunswick
Live Life Heart
"Mark has been given twice the gift of life, and this book delivers for both. So doing his teachings justice demands us to think with our hearts as much as our minds and move forward with a passionate and productive life." Tyler Hayden - Author - Livin' Life Large & Chasing the Carrot In LIVE LIFE FROM THE HEART, Mark Black (Heart and Double-Lung Transplant Recipient, 3-Time Marathoner and Motivational Speaker), has created a definitive guide to creating the life you've always wanted. Based on twenty-nine years of battling illness and overcoming obstacles, LIVE LIFE FROM THE HEART, is chock full of real-world wisdom and powerful life principles that will change the way you look at your life and the challenges you face. In fifty-two easy-to-read chapters, you'll learn how to: Release the powerful potential hidden within you Set goals that will help you get what you really want Alter your habits so that you can alter your reality Recognize what's really important to you Mark Black has been inspiring audiences with his powerful presentations since 2002. He is the founder of his own speaking and consulting firm, Mark Black Speaks. Mark's powerful inspirational programs have impacted thousands of people across North America. Mark's presentations are in high demand by corporations, associations and educational institutions. His story of courage and perseverance inspires people to live their lives with passion and purpose.
- Accountability | Self Leadership
- Attitude | Change of Attitude
- Business Growth
- Business Leadership
- Business Management
- Change Management | Change
- Community | Community Development
- Conflict Management
- Employee Relations | Employee Solutions
- Excellence | Success
- First Responders
- Government | Government Relations
- Health and Safety
- Health and Wellness
- Healthcare | Health Care
- Innovation | Creativity
- Leadership | Leadership Development
- Leadership and Change
- Military | Armed Forces
- Overcoming Adversity | Adversity
- Parenting | Family
- Performance | Productivity
- Professional Growth | Personal Growth
- Teamwork | Team Building
- Work Life Balance | Wellness
- Workplace Culture
- Youth | Youth Development