Mark Wales

Travels from: Victoria

A motivational speaker with a passion for resilience 

Categories: Business Speakers, Motivational Speakers

Speaker Topics

  • Battlefield: Leadership in uncertainty
  • Close Combat: The art and science of competition
  • Execution Eats Strategy for Breakfast
  • Mission, Team, Self
  • Peak performance under stress
  • The Mind: Mental resilience
  • Who Dares Wins

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.


Mark spoke to our group and he led topics related to mental health and effective techniques for stress management in the workplace. He was deeply credible and highly engaging, drawing on his experience from both the battlefield and the boardroom. We would be thrilled to have Mark join us again in the future and would certainly recommend him for other engagements.

McKinsey & Company

Mark was very engaging and provided the perfect message that the team required as we head into another year of selling. Mark delivered a message that demonstrated mental strong, commitment, ownership and emotion. I would highly recommend Mark.

Mimecast Aust. Pty. Ltd.

Wanted to thank you for your presentation to the team on Friday. The feedback from the team was fantastic and certainly hit the right cord in terms of personal and professional challenges.

Design and Build

Mark Wales - Business Speakers

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