16 - 18 May, 2016 | Shangri La Hotel Sydney,
New South Wales, Australia

Mark Maguire

I am Captain of my Ship
Mark Maguire will leave you ‘fired up and ready to go’ with his riveting and practical messages from his website ‘I AM CAPTAIN OF MY SHIP’. He delivers simple solutions to how you can reclaim the leadership of your own life and then become a major influence on those around you.

He believes, whether you like it or not, you are the captain of your ship, and if you are not in control of your actions and reactions then you have allowed something else to take charge of your life.

After leaving his job in advertising, Mark learnt to become an influential speaker when he became a preacher and then later served as a missionary in India. After leaving the ministry, he became a bank manager— a job he never imagined himself doing. Acting more as a sales team leader, he led his staff to become consistently the top-performing branch in the Northern Beaches of Sydney. This is where he coined the phrase for his staff: “You’re not paid to have a bad day.”

A few years later he wrote a blog on this title relating to all the mistakes and lessons learned from coaching his son’s baseball team. (This article made him somewhat famous when it was published in the USA). Mark openly volunteers his failings and shortcomings to inspire his audiences to become more than resilient—to become ‘UNBREAKABLE’.

08:00 Workshop A: You’re Not Paid to Have a Bad Day

Everyone has a bad day, a bad week, you may even think your life feels bad right now. Most of the time we bring our personal baggage into the work place and that negativity will be highlighted when we allow people and situations to take control of us. None of us want to have bad days in the office; give us a choice and we’d easily accept being a positive influence. Interesting thing is most of us don’t know how our moods, demeanour and attitude influence others around us.

This workshop is more than a pick me up, kick in the pants, let’s go get ‘em, style program. It will give you simple practical tools to deal with the chaos around you without losing your cool, and know how to separate and leave your personal life at home to be focused and on fire at work.

What you will learn:

  • You can become more than resilient; you can become unbreakable.
  • How to gain control of your own emotional state.
  • Become the positive influence within your workplace.
  • Practicalities in empathy, self-control and courage.
  • How to keep your head well above water when you feel like the workload and others are drowning you.
  • Open discussion with practical examples to turn a bad day into a good day.

09:50 I Am Captain of My Ship

For people interested in self-leadership, desiring to impact the world around them

The strategies behind better observation, balance and direction to begin reclaiming back your ship from the mutinies in your head and the pirates, which cause fear and poor decision-making. This is about self-leadership. This is about finding a way and navigating a better course for you from problem to solution. You will be able to relate this knowledge to any area of your business and personal life.

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Mark.

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