Mark Wales - Motivational Speaker
Travels from: Victoria
A motivational speaker with a passion for resilience
Categories: Business Speakers, Motivational Speakers
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Mark Wales is an excellent motivational speaker with a passion for resilience, both professionally and personally.
Joining the SAS in high school, Mark’s career in the Australian military led him to the battlefields in Afghanistan. Acting as Troop Commander, Mark was in charge of thirty elite soldiers and was responsible for leading combat missions. During this period, he developed strong skills in leadership, teamwork and high performance.
After fighting in Afghanistan, Mark battled both depression and stress disorders but was determined to overcome them with the same tenacity he encompassed in the battlefields. Researching both neurobiological science and the benefit of skills development, saw him recover strongly and fuel his personal growth.
His successful recovery and personal growth saw a passion for business grow inside Mark, and he was accepted into the Wharton School of Business - an Ivy League College in the U.S.A. Mark was recently awarded their prestigious 40 under 40 award.
After graduating, he joined McKinsey & Company, a respected consulting outfit also known as ‘The Firm’. He founded a fashion start-up Kill_Kapture, a tough-luxury ecommerce brand and is also CEO of a not-for-profit called Younger Hero's, which creates programs to reconnect veteran parents with their children.
In 2017, Mark competed in Australian Survivor.
His speaking topics include life and transformational strategy, personal performance, resilience and mental health and business strategy.
With a strong resilience, Mark Wales demonstrates a passionate individual who was able to overcome obstacles and achieve success.