MISSION 8848 One Journey | One Mountain | One million Voices
Mark Wood is an engaging and authentic speaker who presented to around thirty business owners and directors as part of our leadership development programme, called great200Leaders. The theme was “extreme leadership” and Mark had the audience spellbound with a mixture of storytelling, anecdotes, pictures and videos. Our audience thoroughly enjoyed the Q&A session too. Mark Wood has a real edge to his talks.
Mark Wood is a natural story teller, as well as being an explorer, who has true stories of adventure, bravery and global journeys. He captivated both the children and the adults at the children’s university graduation ceremony, everyone felt honoured to be sitting in the same room with him. I think we were all hoping that some of his qualities might rub off on us! Intelligent, thoughtful and topical issues were raised together with his sense of humour, leaving us thoroughly entertained and educated. The children were given the opportunity to ask Mark Wood questions at the end and were queuing up to be photographed with him. Just one of the many comments we received was that the evening ‘was phenomenal’. I recommend everyone to keep an eye on him to see what he is up to next!
Mark Wood has a natural ability to effortlessly link the outdoors and the rigours of exploration with the everyday business environment. His engaging and entertaining style makes the stories and parallels he draws easy to absorb and to act upon. a really great and inspirational speaker.
- Fee Range: £3k - £5k
With over 30 major expeditions to date, Mark Wood has reached the Magnetic North Pole, the Geomagnetic North Pole twice, has completed solo expeditions to both the Geographic North and South Poles and led a team on an ascent of Mount Everest. Mark Wood has been a part of major BBC and Channel 5 documentaries and over the years has trained and led people in the extremes of the planet.
Mark Wood aims to communicate globally with schools around the planet to have open discussions with students about climate change, cultural differences, and thinking differently about life. He is ranked within the top 5 communicators in the world on the Skype platform and has to date travelled over 3 million Skype miles by connecting with children in 34 different countries.
Mark Wood’s own award winning documentaries have shown the life of dog teams in Alaska – a solo survival film in the extremes and more recently a complex cutting edge expedition film which explains the harsh reality of global warming and its effect on the Arctic Ocean as his team crossed to the North Pole.
Mark Wood shares his experiences through his leadership talks and focuses on the many similarities between the difficult challenges faced by organisations today and the challenges faced by explorers in very dangerous and hostile regions. Mark is able to deliver a highly thought provoking, inspirational and motivating speech to his audiences.
The titles Mark Wood uses for speaking events are as follows:
My Life in a Freezer
Pioneers and modern day exploration
Below Zero decision making