Mark Squirrell - NEW Online Presentation
Travels from: Victoria
Turning the Uncertainty, Fear and Change into Energy!
Categories: Adventure & Challenge, Change Management, Leadership, Motivational Speakers, Team Building
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Mark "Squiz" Squirrell has dived straight into high risk and turbulent environments throughout his adult life. His mindset and unrelenting energy to succeed when facing adversity is what has allowed him to succeed as an Officer with the Australian Special Forces, a Humanitarian across the globe with the United Nations and Summiteer on Mount Everest.
During this video Squiz will take you and your colleagues on an action packed but more importantly, insightful journey, to discover what it takes to feel comfortable and energised when faced with insurmountable uncertainty, fear and change. The journey will be filled with tips and ideas that worked for him but also reveal the psychology of what happened to his staff when working to defeat the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa. Squiz was thrust into the epicentre of the infectious disease outbreak in both Liberia (for the UN) and Sierra Leonne (for Aspen Medical, an Australian medical response organisation). The challenges, fear and personal behaviours he witnessed are uncannily similar to what's happening with COVID-19.
During this session you will:
- Be taken on a journey into the Special Forces, Aid Work and Himalayas
- Learn the tips and strategies for dealing with adversity and constant change
- Discover the three types of personality traits that emerge in infectious disease outbreaks
- Self catergorise yourself into one or more of the personality profiles
- Understand how best to move forward with energy as individuals and teams in the coming months.
This is an interactive session that requires viewers to be in isolation and with a pen and paper at hand. A series of questions will be proposed to allow viewers to self categorise into the personality profiles.
The team at Indigo was very energized by your presentation to the group. Hearing your stories about working as a team in times of adversity, allowed us to draw some terrific parallels to how we can work closely together as a cohesive unit under difficult circumstances.
Indigo Shire Council
It was a pleasure to have you take us all on a journey to some places far removed from our daily work lives, but none the less relevant. The scenario exercise in particular provided our staff with a great opportunity to problem solve using some basic tools that operate at a very human level, something I know the team valued and made for great discussion the next day as we continued to work with these principles
Squiz was fantastic! A really strong, engaging presentation and Q&A that was truly inspirational and landed the key messages for the team to take away really succinctly. He delivered very strongly against the theme / messages brief provided prior to the session. He has an amazing story to tell which inspired the team to think bigger. We are in the midst of a post conference survey and Squiz presentation has received a 4.8 out of 5 across all participant responses – Definitely one of the highlights of the conference! I personally will be recommending Squiz to others – not only a great guest speaker, but a bloody good guy!