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Mark Black

Mark Black - Resilience Expert, Author, Speaker


Mark Black is a Heart and Double-Lung Transplant Recipient – turned – 4-Time Marathon Runner. A resilience expert and life strategy coach, Mark helps people “Stop Complaining and Start Celebrating”. His program, “The Resilience Roadmap”, provides the tools to transform your adversity into your competitive advantage.

Mark is a Certified Speaking Professional, a designation earned by less than 10% of all professional speakers. He has inspired more than 100,000 people in more than 350 presentations, and his book “Live Life from the Heart” has touched the lives of thousands more.

Mark’s online training program “Your Best Year Yet” is an excellent way to extend the impact of his message and help your people to apply the strategies he shares. You can learn more about the program at: YourBestYearYet.ca

Mark doesn’t just teach resilience, he embodies it. Born with a life-threatening heart defect, Mark 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.

At 23 Mark found himself living in a hospital, waiting for a life-saving transplant. Three years later, after receiving his second chance at life, he was running marathons.

Since receiving his second chance at life Mark hasn’t wasted a moment. Mark lives in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada where he spends as much time as possible with the most important people in his life; his wife Marise and their children Emma and Matteo.

Mark Black Speaker Package (Bureau Friendly)

The Resilience Roadmap™

The Resilience Roadmap is the strategic framework your organization needs to develop Radical Resilience in your people. What if you could:

  • Decrease employee absenteeism?
  • Decrease time wasters and excuses?
  • Increase productivity?
  • Enhance company culture?

The Resilience Roadmap provides your company with the strategic framework your organization needs to help your employees develop Radical Resilience.

Go Big™

Your organization has an incredible vision for where you are headed. The future is bright, the stakes are high. There’s just one problem; no one under the CEO really BELIEVES in the vision. You know that without buy-in from EVERYONE, you have no chance of rising to the heights that are possible.

What to do? Book Mark Black. 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 help them see that ANYTHING is POSSIBLE and that we are more limited by our perceptions than anything else.

  • Discover what is holding your team back from higher levels of achievement.
  •  Learn how to cultivate REAL motivation that last
  •  Help your people to better understand what drives them and what holds them back

“You often hear of people who have stories to tell and can deliver a message however I must say Mark had the package. Mark’s message is profound and I’d recommend every organization to have Mark in to speak to their people.”

Royal Bank of Canada

“The passion and energy with which Mark speaks about the challenges he’s faced and how he can touch an audience when doing so, are remarkable. Mark’s message is profound. I’d recommend any organization who wants to remind their people the importance of attitude and thinking in meeting goals and conquering challenges, to have Mark in to speak to their people.”

The Cooperators