Mark Pollock: Professional Speaker, Adventure Athlete & Author Mark is renowned worldwide as a motivational speaker.
Mark Pollock: Professional Speaker, Adventure Athlete & Author Mark is renowned worldwide as a motivational speaker. He draws on his experiences after losing his sight and then racing in the world's most extreme environments - deserts, oceans, mountains and polar regions - to inspire others to redefine what's possible. A frequent guest on TV and radio, Mark has also written a book entitled "Making It Happen", which challenges individuals to stop making excuses and instead to take action.
Making It Happen book. When Mark Pollock lost his sight in 1998 at the age of twenty-two, he thought his life was over. The story of how he overcame the odds to rebuild his life and exceed his wildest expectations has inspired people the world over. In his story you will find what they can't teach you in university: the education that is garnered from what is euphemistically called 'the universi When Mark Pollock lost his sight in 1998 at the age of twenty-two, he thought his life was over.
Unbreakable director, Ross Whitaker, will show his stunning new film - BETWEEN LAND AND SEA - at the Cork Film Fest on Saturday at 18:45. Sure to be a good night and tickets selling fast. Film action hot populer.
In this practical, user-friendly book, Mark Pollock challenges the reader to stop making excuses, to identify what they want out of life and to start 'making it happen'. He argues that taking responsibility for your own life is the first step toward achieving your dreams. Outlining his 'step-by-step' plan to success he shows the reader - through his story and the stories of other successful people - how small steps can lead to big achievements.
Find nearly any book by Mark Pollack. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. by Mark Pollack, Oliver Gierke, Thomas Risberg, Jon Brisbin, Michael Hunger. ISBN 9781449323950 (978-1-4493-2395-0) Softcover, O'Reilly Media, 2012.
by Ross Whitaker, Mark Pollack. ISBN 9781856354875 (978-1-85635-487-5) Softcover, Mercier Press, 2005.
Unbreakable’ was made for TV, and looks like it. Pollock is an agreeable host and his achievements are impressive, from hiking to the South Pole to yachting around Ireland. His honesty can be disarming; he speaks about his injury and the depression that followed it with bruising frankness. That he’s now an in-demand public speaker working towards a cure for spinal injury comes as no surprise. But his story demands a more high-end treatment than this.
Rather than ramp up the storytelling with predictable big narrative moments it is the minutia of the everyday that makes this film so compelling.
All Critics (3) Fresh (3). The expression 'triumph over adversity' is used altogether too frequently nowadays to describe all manner of things when it should be reserved for stories like the one told in Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story. Rather than ramp up the storytelling with predictable big narrative moments it is the minutia of the everyday that makes this film so compelling. It is in this small detail that the story is crafted and a hero.
Simone George, Mark Pollock and Ross Whitaker. Did the same thing happen to you making it? Yes. I think about that every day, pretty much. With the acclaimed new documentary Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story now on a nationwide tour of Ireland, director Ross Whitaker tells Harry Guerin about the film, which follows the blind adventure athlete as he rebuilds his life after paralysis. Who contacted who about making Unbreakable? Mark had fallen from a window and broken his back, fractured his skull and had all sorts of internal injuries; his life was in the balance, so the first thought was never, 'This would make a great subject for a documentary'.