Speaking That Inspires

With a military career spanning more than two decades including 10 years as an Australian Special Forces soldier, Mark has worked in and lead teams in some of the world’s most hostile and unforgiving environments.

​A lived experience advocate, Mark shares his experiences from the frontline including reflections from his own brushes with death and what this has taught him about living life.

Signature topics include:

  • The Value of Experience
  • Thriving Through Trauma
  • The Power of Adaptability

A firm believer that experiences shape our lives, Mark shares his own unique experiences, perspectives, knowledge and tales to inspire others to evolve, achieve and embrace their own “Life Less Ordinary.”

“For me, it has been a wild journey so far; from soldier to security and safety consultant, expedition guide to adventurer and photographer. I have been fortunate to gain a wide range of experiences and my thirst for new challenges continues.”

Mark Direen. Kabul