Motivational Speaker

Mark Collard

Mark Collard is an experiential trainer, speaker and author. He runs a training and development business which specialises in helping program leaders design and deliver remarkably fun programs that make a difference in the lives and performance of their groups.

He is the proud author of three top-selling activity publications – No Props, Count Me In, and his latest Serious Fun – all of which are sold worldwide.

In 2012, Mark founded playmeo, an innovative online platform that equips program leaders around the world with access to a variety of online resources, practical training workshops and one-on-one coaching programs. It is the largest online database of group games and activities in the world, and is fast becoming the go-to online resource for program leaders who don’t know where to start, or are simply looking for new ideas.

Mark brings a natural warmth and energy into everything he delivers. His fun and vibrant approach not only makes people feel at home, but also assists them to learn more from their experience.

Mark is a highly sought-after trainer and keynote speaker on the national and international circuit. He is often engaged to provide fun, interactive programs and keynote addresses for corporate, school and community organisations all over the world. In recent years, he has delivered keynote presentations in Australia, the USA, China and Canada. His expertise informs a variety of presentation topics such as:

  • How to strengthen relationships in your organisation
  • How to step outside one’s Comfort Zones
  • How to create a safe and brave work / school environment
  • How to spread a good idea
  • Interactive conference opening sessions
  • Master of Ceremonies

Mark holds Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and MBA degrees, and is listed as an ‘expert witness’ for adventure-based activities on the Victorian County Court register.

On a personal note, Mark has been struck by lightning twice, can’t back-up a car towing a trailer to save himself and has camped on the lawns of Australia’s Parliament House for three days (as part of a logging protest). He lives in Melbourne’s outer-eastern suburbs with his gorgeous wife and son, and counts his time devoted to group programming as some of the most rewarding and funnest times of his life!