Best-selling author of the acclaimed self-help book, “Live Life from the Heart: 52 Weeks to a Life of Passion and Purpose”, Mark Black is a Heart and Double-Lung Transplant Recipient, 4-Time Marathon Runner, and much sought after speaker, trainer and success-coach.
Mark learned about success in life by facing death. Born with a congenital heart defect, Mark battled heart disease for twenty-three years before he faced the biggest obstacle of his life. In May 2001, at twenty-three years old, Mark saw his doctor and was given news no one wants to hear, his heart was failing fast. He had less than 2 years to live.
After waiting on the transplant list for 10 months and near death, Mark received a life-saving heart and double-lung transplant. Since that day, Mark has beaten all the odds and uses his new gift of life to inspire people to “live life with passion and purpose”. Mark’s presentations have inspired more than 70,000 people across North America and his best-selling book has impacted the lives of countless others.
Industry Expertise (6)
Health Care - Providers
Health and Wellness
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Mount Allison University: Bachelor of Arts, English and Sociology 2000
President's Leadership Certificate Series graduate 1998, 1999, 2000 Awarded the Golden A award (one of only 4 given to all graduates of the university) for outstanding leadership and student involvement.
- Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (Professional Member)
Sample Talks (1)
The Adversity Answer
In this powerful presentation Mark shares a four point strategy for turning your adversity around and making it your competitive advantage
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