Mark has made a living achieving the unfathomable: crossing the intersection of danger and excitement. He knows all too well the crippling grasp of fear.
While in Tasmania, fifteen feet in front of a cliff in cold, shark infested waters, Mark hit a reef and instantly blacked out. Terror engulfed every inch of his being. Neck braced and hospital-ridden, he didn’t know if he could ever surf again. At that moment, Mark made a decision never to allow fear to overpower him again.
He has deconstructed, fine-tuned, and personalized emotion and resilience techniques to successfully strengthen one’s mindset and sustain long term performance.
These techniques have helped him win an unprecedented three consecutive Oakley Big Wave Awards and cement him as one of the best big waves surfers in the world.
Life beyond fear
An engaging and empowering presentation packed with results driven Strategies.
As a highly sought after international speaker, Mathews’ surfer chill vibe and magnetic charisma, has graced the stages of leading companies worldwide. From Google, Sony, Intel, to MasterCard, he instantly captures audiences with his epic tales and spectacular ocean- themed adventure simulations. Obsessed with the relationship between personal growth, high performance and fulfilment, Mathewsis on a mission: Offer game changing ways to adapt to stress and increase wonder in the lives of others. He has deconstructed, fine-tuned, and personalised emotion and resilience techniques to successfully strengthen ones mindset and sustain long term performance.
Out the back
The courage to commit.
Discover how a 10 year old boy, terrified of the ocean would go on to become one of the worlds best Big Wave Surfers. A story so inspiring that is was developed into the 2x AFI award winning movie Fighting Fear narrated by Hollywood superstar Joel Edgerton.
Surving the impact zone.
Mark Knows all too well the crippling effects of stress and anxiety. While in Tasmania, fifteen feet infront of a cliff in cold, shark infested waters, Mark hit the reef and intsantly blacked out. Terror engulfed every inch of his being. Neck braced and hospital ridden, he didnt know if he would ever surf again. At that moment mark made a decision never to allow stress and anxiety to put him in this position again.
The next wave
Capitalising on the next wave of opportunities.
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 reassessing conditions and refocusing goals and strategies. With this Agility Mark has gone on to winn 3 x Oakley Biggest Wave Awards and sign major sposonsorship deals with Red Bull, Gopro and LandRover.
- Learn how to easily adapt, react, and capture opportunities in high risk environments.
- Discover counter intuitive techniques to disrupt negative mental perceptions to naturally increase innovation, drive and focus.
- Easily tap into “the zone” to maintain ultimate productivity and long term sustained performance
This High Impact Presentation Will Help People
- Avoid the “crash and burn” cycle by converting fear-‐based habits to positive lifestyle paterns
- Access the mental rewire secrets used by elite athletes: simple and actionable tools that promotes nervous system health
- Discover counter intuitive techniques to disrupt negative mental perceptions to naturally, increase innovation and drive.
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 on achieving ROI for sponsors.
- Integrating emotional intelligence and confidence-based strategies to build resilient and engaged teams
- Leading others to overcome risk, change, and uncertainty in volatile environments
- Learning how to easily adapt, react, and capture opportunities in high-‐risk situations
Mergers, buy-outs, downsizing: These are just a few of the ways in which companies can transform literally overnight. While these moves often help a company remain competitive, they also result in profound changes to organisational structure and other disruptions to the status quo.
Change can trigger our most basic survival instincts, and even when physical survival is not an issue, it can feel as if your life is on the line whenever things change. Our known existence, whether we liked it or not, is replaced by an unknown one, and we become fearful and disoriented.
Helping your employees deal with the Stress and anxiety that comes along with such changes is crucial. Through vision of dramatic real life scenarios, this presentation will explore:
- Techniques to develop Resilience and Courage
- The benefits of a growth mindset
- The importance of commitment in implementing Change
I would just like to say thanks for the invite to the surfing day on Friday, being a non-surfer but a sport lover I found it one of the best corporate days I have been too. Sometimes I think we corporate's are too much exposed too eating/drinking events so it was fantastic to do something different that involved an activity. Having Mark there was also excellent. Thanks again and I am looking forward to next year and hopefully the 'learn to surf' will again be offered to us non surfers.
- Assistant Treasurer, Treasury & Group Risk, Corporate Optus
I thought Mark was great. He is a personable guy, well spoken and really into his trade, which is inspiring stuff. I like it how he takes the time to talk with everybody, and autographs his memorabilia with a smile. It's always great to have a surf with one of the awesome surfers of the generation, and I'd love to do it again in the future!
- Portfolio Manager, Short Term Investments, Colonial First State Global Asset Management
I attended the SurfAid ball on Friday 10th March and was mesmerised hearing Mark Mathews speak. Over the years I have been to numerous charity and corporate events listening to a range of keynote speakers from motivators to comedians to professional sportsmen. Mark had the amazing ability to be all 3 combined into 1. He held the 500 strong audience captivated as he spoke about overcoming fear, something we all face in our lives, be it professional or personal. He spoke from the heart and was as amusing as he was incredibly inspiring, leaving the audience on a high note to enjoy the rest of the evening. He is a breath of fresh air and would be a fabulous asset to any event.
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch