An award-winning motivational keynote delivered by world renowned big-wave surfer Mark Mathews
Marks incredibly powerful story of courage, persistence, humility and embracing fear changes the way you see the world and encourages you to embrace fear in your own life, to live more freely, experience more often, and be more courageous.
General Manager Grocery
Mark Mathews and his “Life Beyond Fear” keynote was, by far, the most captivating, enthralling, and engaging motivational speech I have attend in my 25 year career.
VP Sales, SAP
"Turning fear into excitement, drive, motivation and not letting it govern your life. No one knows that better than Mark."
Riding the world's biggest waves takes a great deal of courage and resilience.
BUT THE COURAGE AND RESILIENCE IT TAKES TO SURF BIG WAVES IS NOT RESERVED FOR A LIMITED NUMBER OF ACTION SPORTS ATHLETES AND ADRENALINE JUNKIES. IT'S AVAILABLE FOR ANYONE.
When applied, these principles allow us to live a life without the controlling limitations of fear, a life on our own terms, a LIFE BEYOND FEAR. Here's how it works...
LIFE BEYOND FEAR
OUT THE BACK
The Courage to Commit
Mathews did not start riding big waves overnight. He explains his secrets to creating unwavering motivation and how he used it to overcome his crippling childhood fear of the ocean and become one of the best big wave surfers in the world. "You have to want it more than you fear it!"
Surviving the Impact Zone
Mark knows all too well the crippling effects of long term stress and anxiety. While on a Red Bull production in Australia, fifteen feet in front of a cliff in cold, shark infested waters, Mark wiped out and was crushed into a reef by a mountain of water. Terror engulfed every inch of his being. After a helicopter ride to the nearest hospital for emergency surgery Mark was told he would never surf again.
THE NEXT WAVE
Capitalising on the Next Wave of Opportunities
Using all his skills and knowledge of how to build motivation, manage stress and overcome adversity, Mark sets out on a 3 year rehabilitation journey to prove the doctors wrong. And in 2019 he pulls off the comeback that no one thought possible.
Adapt to Stress
There are two main components to adapting to change and the stress that comes with it. “Embrace And Upgrade” and “Rest And Recover.” Through these two components we can learn how to avoid the “crash and burn” cycle by converting fear-based habits to positive lifestyle patterns.
Explore the scientific benefits of vision, meaning and gratitude. And the counter intuitive techniques that disrupt negative mental perceptions and increase innovation, drive and performance.
Perform When it Counts
In the ocean Mark must always assume that conditions can–and will– unexpectedly change, violently and fast. Mark and his team must stay hypersensitive to change, continually re-- assessing conditions and refocusing goals and strategies. With this Agility, Mark and his team can overcome all challenges and succeed in surfing the worlds biggest waves.
The standout of our entire event. He was highly engaging, extremely moving and delivered in a personal way that greatly endeared him to the many thousands in the audience. He was also able to ensure that the audience had some key takeaways and processes to apply and help them achieve their next success.
Dan Walsh, Head of Education
Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
I have worked with many speakers over the years and Mark is by far one of the best. His powerful stories, excellent visuals and relaxed, authentic delivery had the audience captivated right from the start. His advice was simple, honest and most importantly - actionable. I have never received so much positive feedback about a guest speaker than I have following Mark's session
Ash Willis Managing Director
Partners & Alliances
Your Keynote would rate among the best of the the keynotes we’ve had in the last 5 years! The CEO was blown away. Thank you for doing such an awesome job.
Head of Communications
His message is so powerful it has the capacity to change lives, both professionally and personally. I can't recall a guest speaker ever having such an impact!
VP Global Sales
“Mark is one of a kind, his personal journey through fear and using his lived experience to help others with simple practical steps towards living a life that is more fulfilled is a must have experience. If you are looking for something to take your event to the next level, look no further, people will be talking about it for days, weeks and months to come!
Culture Transformation Lead