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Mark
Mathews

Big Wave Surfer, Motivational and Corporate Governance Speaker

Profile

As a world class big wave surfer, Red Bull Athlete and Surf Contest Director Mark Mathews has become obsessed with the relationship between personal growth, high performance and fulfilment.

Winner of an unprecedented 3 back to back Oakley Big Wave Awards, Mark has cemented himself as one of the best big wave surfers in the world.

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 big wave surf vision.

His compelling story offers game changing tips to adapt to stress, harness resilience and perform when it counts. He has deconstructed, fine-tuned, and personalised emotional resilience techniques to successfully strengthen ones mindset and sustain long term performance.

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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.
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Obsessed with the relationship between personal growth, high performance and fulfilment, Mathews 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 personalised emotion and resilience techniques to successfully strengthen one's 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.

Key Takeaways:
- 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.

Wipeout: Surviving the Impact Zone

Mark Matthews 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.

Key Takeaways:
- 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.

The Next Wave: Capitalising on the Next Wave of Oppurtunities

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 win 3 x Oakley Biggest Wave Awards and sign major sponsorship deals with Red Bull, GoPro and LandRover.

Key Takeaways:
- 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.

Harness Resilience

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.

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 in 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

Manage Change

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 the 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 to implementing Change

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.

Book Mark Mathews as Speaker for your event

Mark Mathews is a leading Australian Keynote Speaker. Mark Mathews is a popular Keynote and Conference Speaker and is available to speak at conferences, events, webinars and virtual presentations.

Mark Mathews is also available for Q&A or In Conversation events and is a global thought high performance, resilience, mindset & risk.

Enquire about Mark Mathews for your next event
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We engaged Mark to deliver the last session on the last day of 3 day APJ event, and he had the audience hooked from the beginning; in the end he had people queuing to meet him in person. Mark’s passion is contagious, he is inspiring, and at the same time he is incredibly humble. He conveys his message and story in a way that transcends industry, language and culture, and is relevant for all of us, both professionally and personally. I am privileged that we can continue to work with Mark, and in doing so we are giving others the chance to be inspired to push beyond their own boundaries. SAP

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.

Intel

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

Deloitte

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

Google

Like no other. No one comes close. I have been speaking across the globe for over a decade and never have I been so moved or inspired by a speaker as I was with Mark Mathews. His ability to move an audience with his stories of resilience, courage and humour were unprecedented. The standing ovations that he received across the country as part of the Future of Leadership series on 2018 were testament to his speaking ability and his humility. Mark not only delivered on stage, like no other, but he is equally congruent off stage as well.

Peter Baines OAM

I asked Mark to come speak at our end of year strategy day about his personal experience on overcoming fear and obstacles. Mark was outstanding. His relaxed and professional demeanor, energy and positive presence kept everyone fully engaged. In a room full of investment bankers, this is not an easy task. Mark’s presentation was powerful and gave us great insight in the obstacles and fears he had overcome. Afterwards many colleagues mentioned that they felt that they could take on the world. We were very fortunate that Mark was able to find the time to speak at our strategy day.

Merrill Lynch - Australia

Mark Mathews closed our virtual kick-off in such a way that our attendees were speechless. His ability to captivate, inspire and own an audience is remarkable. Mark's message is so powerful it has the capacity to change lives, both professionally and personally. I can't recall another guest Speaker ever having such an impact!

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