Mark Mathews

Professional Big Wave Surfer

  • Mark Mathews`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Mark Mathews`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Australia

  • Mark Mathews`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Mark Mathews`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Australia

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

Motivation, A Life Beyond Fear: "You have to want it more than you fear it”

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 ...

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.

Full of spectacular real life footage and stories of how Mark has conquered the worlds biggest waves, suffered near death wipe outs and managed to win multiple big wave awards.

This High Impact Presentation Will Help People:

  • Avoid the “crash and burn” cycle by converting fear-­‐based habits to positive lifestyle patterns
  • Access the mental rewire secrets used by elite athletes: simple and actionable tools that promote nervous system health
  • Discover counter intuitive techniques to disrupt negative mental perceptions to naturally increase innovation and drive

 

 

 

 

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Leadership and Extreme Teams: “You cant sore like an eagle surrounded by turkeys. And you cant fly with eagles carrying on like a turkey”

In order to successfully deliver ROI to his sponsors and stay alive at the same time. It is imperative for Mark to surround himself with and be able to lead a phenomenally talented group of individuals. Leveraging they’re skills and talent and intern elevating his own ...

In order to successfully deliver ROI to his sponsors and stay alive at the same time. It is imperative for Mark to surround himself with and be able to lead a phenomenally talented group of individuals. Leveraging they’re skills and talent and intern elevating his own performance and safety.

Through years of leading teams in highly volatile and stressful environments, Mark has come up with a formula to help select and manage the individuals he works with, and also assess his own performance. The Eagle Formula.

In this presentation watch as Mark and his team chase a monster swell to remote Western Australia in an attempt to pull of one of the most Audacious surf shoots in history.

This Presentation Will take a look at:

  • Integrating emotional intelligence and confidence-­‐based strategies to build resilient and engaged teams
  • What are the most important characteristics individuals need to be good team members
  • Leading others to overcome risk, change and uncertainty in volatile environments
  • Learning how to easily adapt, react, and capture opportunities in high-­‐risk situations

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Change: Adapt, Overcome, Excel

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 or other disruptions to the ...

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 or 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 it is 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.

Mark knows all too well the crippling effects of stress and anxiety. 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 stress and anxiety to put him in this position again.

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

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Risk Management In High Stakes Environments

In the ocean Mark assumes that risk is present at all times, from the time he paddles out, sometimes with cliffs in the background and coral reef just a few inches below, to the time he commits to a wave that has immense power ‐ 3 or 4 stories high and breaking with the ...

In the ocean Mark assumes that risk is present at all times, from the time he paddles out, sometimes with cliffs in the background and coral reef just a few inches below, to the time he commits to a wave that has immense power ‐ 3 or 4 stories high and breaking with the power of a of a freight train.

For a professional big wave surfer like Mark, there is a very real risk that every wave he catches could be his last. His career could be over. His income earning power could vanish. And his ability to raise a family could disappear.

Not to mention the sharks! So success for Mark includes his ability to live with these risks and to develop effective strategies to manage risk as a constant companion.

In 2007 Mark learnt the hard way what happens when you underestimate the involved risk and don’t prepare sufficiently.

This High Impact Presentation Will Help People:

  • Leading others to overcome risk, change and uncertainty in volatile environments
  • Learning how to easily adapt, react, and capture opportunities in high-risk situations
  • Discover counter intuitive techniques to disrupt negative mental perceptions to naturally increase innovation and drive and focus
  • Avoid the “crash and burn” cycle by converting fear-­‐based habits to positive lifestyle patterns

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About Keynote Speaker Mark Mathews

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.

Obsessed with the relationship between personal growth, high performance and fulfillment, Matthews is 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 personalized emotion and resilience techniques to successfully strengthen one’s mindset and sustain long term performance. He exposes practical and tangible solutions on how to overcome our primal need for control and security and embrace the feelings of fear.

Testimonials

“People were captivated by Mark’s talk, he was genuine and authentic and his message resonated well with our managers. – I was so pleased to hear all the compliments and thank you’s from faculty and staff for having Mark close out our cross functional segment of TAP”

Cathy Ann Leonard

Leader Development & Performance, Deloitte Services LP

“We loved having Mark Mathews take part in the launch of Intel’s 6th Generation Core Processor in Sydney. Mark has a great story, he is passionate and is an absolute natural on stage. He is a true professional and we look forward to working more with him in the future”

Anna Torres

National Marketing Manager, Intel Australia

“It was a pleasure having Mark at our Google Culture Event. Mark’s story and his view on how to tackle fear highly resonated with the team, not only from a professional stand point but also on how to view life. Mark is now a good friend of Google and we look forward to working with him in the future”

Edwardo Mendez

Brand Strategy, Google

“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.”

Camilla Edwards

Stock Broker, Credit Suisse

“I truly believe Mark helped my Soldiers overcome fear and doubt on many levels. They exhibit the same attitudes that Mark spoke of, they have found something that they want or value enough to allow them to overcome their fears.”

Michael A. Tougher III

Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry Commander

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