How Can We Be Resilient in the Face of Challenges?

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The Ireland Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce has the privilege to invite you to join us to hear Mark Pollock speak.

Mark is an Irish international motivational speaker, explorer, and author who became the first blind man to race to the South Pole.

There can be days when it all seems too much. Work, the house, the garden, dealing with life’s seemingly never-ending demands. Whether in work or in other parts of our lives, we sometimes struggle and are in need of inspiration to stay resilient.

The Ireland Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce has the privilege to invite you to join us to hear Mark Pollock speak.

Mark is an Irish international motivational speaker, explorer, and author who became the first blind man to race to the South Pole. As part of a three-man team called South Pole Flag, he spent 43 days in January 2009 trekking in temperatures as low as -43C. In 2010, he was left paralysed after a fall from a second story window. Now, Mark is exploring the intersection where humans and technology collide, and catalysing collaborations that have never been done before.

Selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and appointed to the Global Futures Council on Human Enhancement, Mark is a UBS Global Visionary, is on the Board of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation (USA) and is a Wings for Life Ambassador (Europe). He is the subject of the acclaimed documentary called Unbreakable, is a TED, Davos, Wired and EG speaker. He is co-founder of the global running series called Run in the Dark, which will also take place in Luxembourg on November 14th this year.

He has been awarded honorary doctorates by The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and also from Queens University Belfast. And, he holds a diploma in Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century from Harvard University, degrees from Trinity College Dublin and The Smurfit Business School.

It has been said about Mark that his ability to link his personal story to people's everyday life and work challenges is excellent. It is not just about listening to an incredible story, it’s a chance for everyone to really think about themselves. There is something in his talks for everyone.

Free entry for members. Non-member fee EUR 20.

event report

Members and guests of the Ireland Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, came along to hear Mark Pollock to speak on Thursday 4th October at the Parc Hotel Belair.

Mark, a motivational speaker and explorer, is also blind and paralysed. Despite these enormous physical challenges, he has achieved so much - both in endurance sport and fund raising for research aimed at finding a cure for paralysis after injury. During his talk, Mark explored the areas of resilience and challenge under three themes: being a competitor or a passenger, being a realist or an optimist, and being a collaborator or a soloist. His life as an active young man to his present-day circumstances was mapped along these themes.

Mark also explained about his organisation, The Mark Pollock Trust, which aids research and clinical trials in developing technology aiming to enhance the life of those paralysed. The Run in the Dark series, co-founded by Mark, which now takes place in over fifty countries, raising funds for this research.

Q&A followed Mark’s talk and the evening ended with networking, drinks and canapes.

The Chamber would like to thank its members and guests for their continued support.

You can find out more about Mark’s trust here (https://www.markpollocktrust.org). For more information on Run in the Dark which takes place in Luxembourg this November follow the link (https://www.runinthedark.org/luxembourg/).

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