- Mark 'Squiz' Squirrell OAM was awarded the coveted “Green Beret” whilst serving with the Australian Commando’s.
- Worked across the globe with the United Nations and Aid Agencies as an International Aid Worker, delivering assistance in places such as Somalia, Yemen, Sudan, Afghanistan and Palestine.
- Climbed numerous mountains including a successful climb to the summit of Mt Everest in 2006.
- Awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for “service to the international community through humanitarian aid”.
- He is the author of the memoire titled From Arafat to Everest.
- Squiz incorporates Virtual Reality goggles and practical activities to enhance the learning experience
- Chaos and Culture
How cross cultural teams from the United Nations overcome chaos in the world’s most challenging hotspots.
- Everest Extreme Teams
Maximising your team’s talent to smash your opposition.
- Ebola Outbreak (ie Change)
Managing risk and emotions to create excitement around the challenge of the unknown road ahead.
- Building Resilience
Succeeding during turbulent times and in unpredictable environments.
- Motivating Teams
How to get your team to climb the organisations “Everest”.
- Extreme Leadership
Strategic leading to ensure a unified and collaborative effort at all levels.
- Corporate Social Responsibility
Maximising CSR results and using it as a motivational tool for your workforce.
- Effective Communication
Opening up the channels that maximise communication and create unity amongst team members.
- Negotiating Under Pressure
Conversational and behavioural tactics used on the battlefield to negotiate access and save lives.
- Maximising Diversity
Using diversity to build powerful teams.
- Virtual Reality Experience
Experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of working in war zones and climbing Everest. Up to 80 VR goggles are available, larger audiences would need to be staggered.
- Team Building Activities
High pressure situations are recreated inside or outside your conference room to build your team. These are tailored to suit your objectives and can be used to enhance a Keynote presentation.
Mark “Squizz” kept the attendees engaged throughout the presentation. He was well-received and his message was spot on.
Squiz was fantastic! A really strong, engaging presentation and Q&A that was truly inspirational and landed the key messages for the team to take away really succinctly. He delivered very strongly against the theme / messages brief I provided prior to the session. He has an amazing story to tell which inspired the team to think bigger. We are in the midst of a post conference survey and Squiz presentation has received a 4.8 out of 5 across all participant responses – Definitely one of the highlights of the conference! I personally will be recommending Squiz to others – not only a great guest speaker, but a bloody good guy!
Oh my goodness! He was amazing. You were absolutely right….he was inspiring, funny and truly had the audience captivated! I actually have one of our franchisees in Melbourne thinking about booking him for another event!
Feedback from staff has been very positive. Mark was excellent and was able to link key messages to our training and PD day. Very informative session.
Mentone Grammar School
Amazing presenter, kept the audience intrigued!
....it was a pleasure to have you take us all on a journey to some places far removed from our daily work lives, but none the less relevant. The scenario exercise in particular provided our staff with a great opportunity to problem solve using some basic tools that operate at a very human level, something I know the team valued and made for great discussion the next day as we continued to work with these principles
Mark has an uncanny presentation style that had the audience move from the serious realities of global poverty to a series of light hearted and at times humorous anecdotes. The audience came away with knowledge but at the same time were entertained and inspired by marks remarkable journey with the United Nations. Our committee was most impressed and would recommend him to others who are considering his services.
Anti Poverty Week NT
All delegates at the Forum were impressed with his story and the relevance to what we as an industry are trying to achieve. Squiz's story and the way he presented it uplifted all of us to new heights.
Australian Egg Corporation Limited
The executive team at Indigo was very energized by your presentation to the group. Hearing your stories about working as a team in times of adversity, allowed us to draw some terrific parallels to how we can work closely together as a cohesive unit under difficult circumstances.
Indigo Shire Council