Marc Convey

Marc Convey is a motivational speaker who uses his platform to raise awareness about trauma recovery, promote mental health and wellbeing, and encourage others to chase their dreams no matter what obstacles they may face.
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Marc’s journey is a gripping tale of triumph over adversity. At just 14 years old, he endured a life-altering fire that left him with enduring physical and emotional scars.

Rather than allowing his injuries to dictate his future, Marc resolved early on to take charge of his recovery and use his experience as a source of strength, both for himself and others. His story is a poignant testament to the transformative potential of post-traumatic growth, urging us never to be deterred by obstacles and to tap into our inner resources to forge our own paths.

Now residing in Brighton, Marc’s career has encompassed diverse paths, from the intense realm of live poker tournaments to founding his own video production company and establishing a non-profit organisation dedicated to purpose-driven work. In his current capacity as a speaker, writer, and advocate, he shares his personal narrative for the first time, inspiring others with his resilience and determination.

Today, Marc emerges as a captivating and dynamic orator, journeying across continents to share his narrative, insights, and the profound influence of travel on his worldview. Beyond recounting his personal journey, he dedicates himself to raising awareness about burn injuries and championing the pursuit of a fulfilling life. With a storied past as a poker commentator, Marc has led an exceptional life, immersing himself in the captivating realm of high-stakes poker, where fortunes pivot on the turn of a card.

While his accident marked a significant juncture, profoundly impacting his loved ones, it ultimately shaped him into the resilient, humorous, affable, and motivational individual he is today.

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Featured Topics Include:

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Change as Opportunity: how to thrive in an ever-changing world

Change is a part of all of our lives – change in personal circumstances, changes in the world around us. Marc Convey has confronted change head-on – and leveraged his experiences to create a positive cycle of growth. How can we deal with unsettling changes in our own lives? How best to thrive in a way that benefits others as well as ourselves? Marc talks engagingly about the changes in his own life, detailing strategies that can serve as a roadmap for others.

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Dealing with fear: how to transform adversity into a roadmap for growth

Many of us are stymied by adversity. When things go wrong in our lives – or we find ourselves having to deal with dramatic events – it’s all too easy to let fear steer our response. Marc Convey talks engagingly about how he developed personal strategies that enabled him to turn adversity into an opportunity for growth. How does fear hold us back? How can we transform adversity to benefit ourselves and those around us? Marc delivers a powerful and thought-provoking talk to demonstrate how fear and adversity can serve to empower us.

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Leading from Within: Building Resilience as the Cornerstone of Effective Leadership

For Marc Convey, developing leadership skills started with creating a foundation of inner resilience. Right from the start, Marc saw himself as the “CEO” of his own recovery – defying the odds to thrive and inspire others. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence are crucial foundations for leadership and Marc talks revealingly about his own personal and professional growth. How can we deep-dive into our own experiences to find the leader within? How does inner resilience translate into strategies that help those around us?

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Nurturing the self to create a dynamic and thriving team culture

When Marc Convey had his accident, he suddenly and immediately found himself part of a team – from his mother (who gave up her job to care for him) to the health professionals working hard to save his life. Marc swiftly realised that his recovery depended on team-work – balancing his own determination and sometimes pig-headedness with the aspirations of those around him. What transpired – and Marc’s powerful insights into his own journey – challenge conventional perspectives. How can we build a team culture where core values are honoured and egos are balanced? Where everyone can thrive in harmony?

1
Change as Opportunity: how to thrive in an ever-changing world

Change is a part of all of our lives – change in personal circumstances, changes in the world around us. Marc Convey has confronted change head-on – and leveraged his experiences to create a positive cycle of growth. How can we deal with unsettling changes in our own lives? How best to thrive in a way that benefits others as well as ourselves? Marc talks engagingly about the changes in his own life, detailing strategies that can serve as a roadmap for others.

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Dealing with fear: how to transform adversity into a roadmap for growth

Many of us are stymied by adversity. When things go wrong in our lives – or we find ourselves having to deal with dramatic events – it’s all too easy to let fear steer our response. Marc Convey talks engagingly about how he developed personal strategies that enabled him to turn adversity into an opportunity for growth. How does fear hold us back? How can we transform adversity to benefit ourselves and those around us? Marc delivers a powerful and thought-provoking talk to demonstrate how fear and adversity can serve to empower us.

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Leading from Within: Building Resilience as the Cornerstone of Effective Leadership

For Marc Convey, developing leadership skills started with creating a foundation of inner resilience. Right from the start, Marc saw himself as the “CEO” of his own recovery – defying the odds to thrive and inspire others. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence are crucial foundations for leadership and Marc talks revealingly about his own personal and professional growth. How can we deep-dive into our own experiences to find the leader within? How does inner resilience translate into strategies that help those around us?

4
Nurturing the self to create a dynamic and thriving team culture

When Marc Convey had his accident, he suddenly and immediately found himself part of a team – from his mother (who gave up her job to care for him) to the health professionals working hard to save his life. Marc swiftly realised that his recovery depended on team-work – balancing his own determination and sometimes pig-headedness with the aspirations of those around him. What transpired – and Marc’s powerful insights into his own journey – challenge conventional perspectives. How can we build a team culture where core values are honoured and egos are balanced? Where everyone can thrive in harmony?

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Beyond survival, Marc's story of thriving against all odds drew gasps from the audience at the Brighton Dome. The theme of the evening was suicide prevention. Marc's impassioned words inspired both suicide attempt survivors, and families bereaved by suicide, to believe that post traumatic growth is not only possible, but achievable."

Hema Patel, Baton of Hope

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Marc came to speak for us at our annual team offsite. The themes for the day were collaboration, resilience and wellbeing. Marc did an astounding job at engaging the team and talking with honesty and humour about his story. He drew on his wide-ranging experiences, to share how he has worked to overcome adversity: drawing on tools and relationships that were relatable for an audience of mixed ages, experiences and backgrounds. After the session, I had feedback from across the team on how much value and motivation they had taken from hearing Marc’s talk."

Cristina Proietti, Head of Commercial Ops, WHSmith Travel

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