Mark Black

Motivation, Peak Performance and Resilience Expert
Moncton, New Brunswick

What Mark is Passionate About

The Resilience Road Map™ 

If your organization is struggling to cope with the fast page of change, the Resilience Roadmap is the program you need. In this presentation Mark provides the strategic framework your organization needs to develop Radical Resilience in your people.

This program will help you:

– Decrease employee absenteeism
– Eliminate excuses and whining
– Increase productivity
– Improve morale
– Enhance company culture

The Resilience Roadmap provides your company with the strategic framework your organization needs to help your employees develop Radical Resilience.

Live Today™ 

Do people in your organization struggle with worry and anxiety? Are you losing productivity and are people wasting time and energy because they are focused on the great “unknown”? Live Today will fix that!

Live Today is simple but powerful formula for helping your people to accept their current situation and focus on their most precious resources – time and energy – on the things that move the needle.

– Eliminate Complaining and Excuses
– Help Your People Focus on What Matters
– Provide the Catalyst to Create Change

Go Big 

Your organization has an incredible vision for where you are headed. The future is bright, the stakes are high.

There’s just one problem; no one under the CEO really BELIEVES in the vision. You know that without buy-in from EVERYONE, you have no chance of rising to the heights that are possible.

What to do? Book Mark Black.

In “Go Big” Mark will use his life story of battling life-threatening disease, surviving a Heart & Double-Lung Transplant, to become a 4-time marathon runner, to help them see that ANYTHING is POSSIBLE and that we are more limited by our perceptions than anything else.

Key Learning Objectives:

– Learn how to stretch individual and organizational vision
– Re-frame perceived obstacles and challenges
– Map out a step by step plan for your success
– How to handle doubters and naysayers

Why You Need Mark

Mark Black is a Heart and Double-Lung Transplant Recipient – turned – 4- Time

Marathon Runner. A resilience expert, coach, and author, Mark helps people

“Thrive in Challenging Times.” His programs provide the tools to transform your

adversity into your advantage.

Mark doesn’t just teach resilience, he embodies it. Born with a life-threatening

heart defect, Mark underwent two open-heart surgeries before the age of one.

He battled his condition and its limitations for twenty-two years until he was

forced to deal with the biggest obstacle of his young life. His doctor informed him

that his heart was failing, and without a rare and dangerous heart and doublelung

transplant, he would not see his 25th birthday.

In 2002, Mark was fortunate that a suitable donor was found. He not only

survived the surgery, but less than 3 years later, Mark became the only man in

history to run a marathon with someone else’s heart and lungs.

Mark is now a Certified Speaking Professional, a designation held by less than

1000 speakers in the world. He has inspired more than 150,000 people in more

than 450 presentations, and has worked with global brands including Exxon Mobil

and Mercedes Benz, as well as many national and regional associations.

Mark lives in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada where he spends as much time as

possible with the most important people in his life; his wife Marise and their three



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Why You Will Love Mark

“We really enjoyed Marks presentation and his approach- -so much so that we bought books on the spot for everyone after hearing him speak!   He had a lot of emotion telling his stories. Big takeaways for me: think on the positive;  use the experience of hardships in your life to better yourself and when setting a  goal—focus on steps—not the obstacles.  We are really pleased with the service LimeLight offers as well. I expect to be in touch next year to book a speaker for our next annual meeting.”

Blair Corey, B.B.A
Corey Insurance Services

“I was extremely pleased with Mark’s talk at out event; it was excellent!!

The fact that Mark was 100% authentic and real instead of sharing a bunch of clichés everyone has heard before, made his a presentation I won’t soon forget.

Sometimes “motivational speakers” do little more than entertain. Mark entertained, but he also provide tangible strategies and concepts that people could APPLY immediately which is even more valuable.”

Dan Fougere
Regional Manager, Astrazeneca

“Of all of the speakers our company has ever hired, Mark Black has been the one who had the biggest impact on our staff.”

Goguen Champlain Insurance

“You often hear of people who have stories to tell and can deliver a message however I must say Mark had the package. Mark’s message is profound and I’d recommend every organization to have Mark in to speak to their people.”

Royal Bank of Canada

“The thing that made Mark’s presentation particularly valuable to our members was that he had clearly done his homework on us. Mark was able to make relevant connections between his story and our professional and personal lives.”

Darrin Greenlee
Past President, Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals

“I’ve been with the company since the beginning thirty years ago. We have had many speakers… Mark was among the best.”

John White
Founder and President, Winmar

“Mark provided exactly what we wanted our people to hear. Since he spoke to us, I have heard from our management team about how powerful Mark’s content was for their people.”


Kevin McKellar, Empowerment Advisor


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