Below Zero Decision Making Masterclass with Mark Wood, Polar Explorer

Thursday 20th Jun 2019, from 9:00am to 1:30pm
Cost: KJG Client: £30+vat | Non KJG Client: £60+vat

About “Below Zero Decision Making”:

Imagine standing next to your collapsed colleague in minus 45 with a 50 mph side wind in semi darkness nearing the summit of Mount Everest – being alone in a complete white out 30 days into a 50 day unsupported solo expedition across Antarctica or being helicoptered into mass shelves of unstable arctic ice to be screamed out by the Russian pilots that it’s too dangerous to land.

This spine-tingling talk is based on experience and instinct, Mark outlines the need to understand your team, the task and the objectives behind business and extreme expeditions, or in his words – “leading from the back.”

This talk will assist you in:

  • developing strategic thinking and planning
  • developing team working and motivational skills
  • overcoming difficulties and building resilience
  • developing a high-performance culture through objective setting and monitoring performance
  • developing an innovation culture

About Mark Wood:

By tapping into the many similarities between the difficult challenges faced by organisations today and the challenges faced by explorers in very dangerous and hostile regions, Mark delivers highly thought provoking, inspirational and motivating speeches to his audiences.

An engaging speaker, he entertains and educates his audience by recounting his first-hand experience of extreme climates in the remotest locations, talking candidly his own leadership style, and how pushing himself to the limit, and beyond, helps him inspire the best from others.

Mark is an established polar explorer and adventurer who operates within the extremes of our planet. Expeditions include reaching the Magnetic North Pole, the Geomagnetic North Pole twice, and completing solo expeditions to both the Geographic North and South Poles. Mark has been a part of major BBC and Channel 5 documentaries and over the years trained and led people in the extremes of the planet.

You can find out more about Mark by visiting his website HERE


9:00am – arrival and breakfast

9:30am – 11:00am – part 1

11:00am – 11:15am – coffee break

11:15am – 12:30pm – part 2

12:30pm – lunch served


The Castlefields Rooms, Alberts Shed, 18-20 Castle Street, Manchester, M3 4LZ

Limited parking is available on site, alternative parking can be found on Castle Street, Beaufort Street and Bridgewater Street.

Mark Wood Polar Explorer