Martin Parnell
Elite Athlete, Leadership, Goal Setting Expert
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Martin Parnell is elite athlete, leadership, goal setting expert & keynote speaker who talks about how to "Overcome Obstacles to Achieve your Full Potential". Martin Parnell gives honest and often humorous insight into why an ordinary person would attempt to do something extraordinary in pursuit of their goal to make the world a better place.

Expertise in

  • Change Management
  • Employee Management
  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance & Productivity
  • Personal Development & Growth
  • Business Management

Speaker Types

  • Adventurers & Mountain Climbers
  • Athletes & Sports
  • Conference Keynote
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy
  • Education & Teachers
  • Funny & Comedy
  • Inspirational

MARTIN PARNELL BIOGRAPHY

Martin Parnell talks about how to “Overcome Obstacles to Achieve your Full Potential.”  He reveals how we can all set goals and achieve results we never thought possible. Parnell is an international keynote speaker, author and multi-Guinness World Record holder. In 2010, following a 25-year mining career, Martin started his “Quests for Kids” initiative. Over the next five years, he completed 10 “Quests.” They included running 250 marathons in one year, setting five Guinness World Records and ascending Mount Kilimanjaro in 21 hours. At the end of 2014 over $1.3m had been raised for the humanitarian organization Right To Play which gave 27,000 children the gift of hope.

Martin’s book “Marathon Quest” was published by Rocky Mountain Books and was listed as one of Alberta’s top five authors for 2014 by CBC Radio. His second book “Running to the Edge” was published in November 2016. He is also featured in Chris Guillebeau’s best-selling book “The Happiness of Pursuit.”

Martin Parnell is a member of the Rotary Club of Cochrane and was awarded Queen Elizabeth II, Diamond Jubilee Medal, in October 2012. In January 2013 he was named as one of the Calgary Heralds’ “20 Compelling Calgarians.”  Martin has delivered numerous keynote presentations across Canada. Clients include IdeaCity11, Sun Life Financial, Canadian Wealth Management, Avanti Software, Human Resources Institute of Alberta, Alberta Association of Recreation Facilities Personnel, Centron Construction and over 100 schools.

The Chicken and the Pig - Commitment or Participation - How to Define a Leader

  • “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal—a commitment to excellence—that will enable you to obtain the success you seek” – Mario Andretti

    Martin addresses what it takes for one ordinary individual to become a leader and motivate and inspire others. To achieve his goals, Martin has drawn on a variety of skills and characteristics, which include having a strong commitment, determination and the resilience to overcome a wide range of obstacles, along the way.  He also acknowledges the importance of having a good support team and shows how choosing the right individuals to help you succeed.

    As someone who went from a career in the mining industry to becoming an elite Athlete Ambassador for one of the world’s best-known humanitarian organizations, Martin will take you on a journey that will both amaze and inspire.

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Ordinary to Extraordinary - Changing Lives One Step at a Time

  • Telling a story which will amaze and inspire, Martin will show how, through determination and persistence, one person can affect change, one step at a time, to achieve a remarkable goal. He will explain how he tackled many obstacles, including injury, skepticism and ever-changing degrees of temperature to achieve his dream.

    Learn how he had to adapt his diet in order to stay healthy and undergo constant monitoring by a team of health professionals. Martin talks about the challenges of fundraising, having no corporate sponsors and learning to deal with global media attention.

    Above all, Martin motivates audience members to remain positive and focused on their goals. He transposes the examples of running, endurance, resilience and obstacles to make them applicable to our Canadian work and life experience.

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Martin was the keynote speaker at our annual corporate gathering and presented his amazing story to our group. We had a very diverse group of people, with all of Centron’s office staff and site staff as well as spouses. This included everybody from the President and CEO to the site workers. Martin did a great job of connecting with the audience with a very interesting, humorous and overall, very inspiring presentation.

We had a lot of feedback after the event from our staff remarking on how Martin’s presentation had struck a chord with them and how remarkable his achievements are.

As Martin says, he is an ordinary person trying to do his part to help others who are less fortunate. He certainly is doing extraordinary things and through his example is encouraging a lot of others in a lot of ways, in addition to the children who are getting life changing help from the RTP programs.

We highly recommend Martin as a very interesting and inspirational speaker and fully support his Right to Play fundraising quests.

Wayne Benz

President

Centron Group of Companies

Martin is truly an inspiration and I would easily recommend anyone to engage him as a keynote or guest speaker for their event.

Richard Link

Client Relationship Manager

Avanti Software

We wanted to host an appreciation event for our clients. As we brainstormed about themes, we kept coming back to wellness (health, fitness, wealth, family, philanthropy, balance…). Naturally, Martin’s name came up.

We were honoured to partner with Martin in his fundraising efforts and to support his Marathon Quest 250 objective to raise funds for Right to Play. Martin was a fantastic speaker, proving that anything is possible if we put our heart and soul into it. His words and energetic spirit moved all in attendance to do what they can to make a difference.

Thank you, Martin, for making a difference in the lives of children around the world!!!

Paul Vailliancourt

CEO, CIO

Canadian Wealth Management

Martin Parnell presented the keynote address at our 2013 Annual Conference. Martin is an excellent story teller with a great story to tell! His presentation was fun, engaging and inspiring. Many of our conference delegates remarked on Martin’s great presentation and have asked for more information about Martin and Right To Play. Martin took the time to meet with our delegates before and after his presentation and was a positive force during our conference. Make sure you get a chance to hear Martin’s story!

Geoff Ray

Executive Director

NWT Recreation and Parks Association

IN THE MEDIA

PODCASTS

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MEDIA INTERVIEWS

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Martin Parnell CAN DELIVER CUSTOMIZED PRESENTATIONS WITHIN THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF EXPERTISE & TOPIC THEMES

Expertise in

  • Change Management
  • Employee Management
  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance & Productivity
  • Personal Development & Growth
  • Business Management

Speaker Types

  • Adventurers & Mountain Climbers
  • Athletes & Sports
  • Conference Keynote
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy
  • Education & Teachers
  • Funny & Comedy
  • Inspirational
  • Motivation
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