Mark makes a point of associating himself with difference-makers, people who help others and have a world-centric mindset. He knows he can help make a difference in your life if you’re willing to do the work.
He knows the Unbeatable Mind program works because he lives it! Allow him to help you create the world you want to live in, the life you want to live -physically, mentally, emotionally, intuitively, and spiritually.
Mark’s coaching goal is to guide individuals and teams to be the best versions of themselves they can be, allowing them to be useful to others and the world they live in. While he has clients from young college graduate students to retirees, his passion is to forever change how people think about the second half of their lives.
Everything in our lives starts in our mind. Mark has years of personal experience practicing mental toughness and emotional fortitude overcoming obstacles and life’s challenges. He has dedicated his life to being of service to others and our planet’s ecosystems.
Mark is not just an Unbeatable Mind coach. He is a certified hypnotherapist with the International Association of Counselors and Therapist (ICAT) and graduated from one of the world’s most comprehensive hypnotherapy schools, the Grace Method Hypnotherapy School. In addition, Mark is also a certified Oxygen Advantage breathwork instructor who trained with Patrick McKeown, a leading expert in science backed, evidence based, breathwork practices. Mark likes to use these additional practices to supplement the power of the Unbeatable Mind program when coaching clients. It is also important to note that Mark himself has been personally coached by an Unbeatable Mind Master coach.
Since 1996, Mark has also mentored men with alcoholism and addiction issues. He realizes his own former addiction to alcohol, PTSD diagnosis, childhood physical abuse, and the loss of sight in one eye turned out to be some of his greatest assets, giving his life purpose with the gift of helping others.
Now in his 60’s, Mark has plenty of experience with one of life’s most significant ongoing challenges – change. He has learned how to deal positively and grow stronger with the aging process. He has replaced self-doubt with confidence. He knows how to be the stand-up guy during the loss of parents and friends, and how to show up and successfully deal with serious family health crises. He has changed jobs to fulfill dreams and reach aspirational goals. He recognizes the importance of being true to oneself and living a meaningful, authentic, and purposeful life.
Mark is well versed in mental toughness, and how to win his mind, spending most of his life outdoors. As an avid outdoorsman and waterman, he has worked and played on all seven continents. He has extensive backcountry experience in hazardous environments, including sub-freezing temperatures, avalanche dangers, wintertime river crossings, deadly crevasses, high altitudes, oceans, rivers, and deserts. He’s worked with a variety of potentially dangerous animals such as sharks, grizzly bears, wolves, lions, and elephants.
His extensive ice climbing, rock climbing and technical mountaineering skills, along with wildlife helicopter experience, ultimately led to him to become a helicopter team coordinator and team member of one of our country’s leading high angle search and rescue teams for over eight years in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. In this role, heading into danger and tragedy was a common theme.
He also spent four seasons as a researcher, field safety supervisor and co-leader for a remote field camp in Antarctica, dealing with extreme weather; he has slept outside in -58 F, and was responsible for keeping morals high in challenging conditions associated with remote, mentally taxing fieldwork. He was grateful to receive an Antarctic Service Medal from The National Science Foundation for scientific achievement and exploration.
To encourage participation in environmental conservation, he wrote two books: 100 Great Day Hikes around Bozeman and the Greater Yellowstone and Fun Family Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park, hiking mostly solo over 2,500 miles in the Rocky Mountains in the process.
A former professional fishing captain, he also wrote science articles for popular big game fishing magazines, as well as a local Hawaiian newspaper.
Mark currently lives in Kona, Hawaii where he has an established coaching/hypnotherapy practice. and assists researchers with a hammerhead shark research project. He also assists the Zambian Carnivore Program in Africa coaching graduate students and assisting with a long-term wild dog project.
In Africa, Mark also teaches backcountry first response skills to anti-poaching scouts and wildlife researchers in three national parks in Zambia. He has also raised money for and personally made over 100 hasty first aid kits for those groups.
Mark is dedicated to the Unbeatable Mind program. It changed his life. At 60 years old, just four months after two back-to-back abdominal surgeries he rigorously trained for and secured a 20X Sealfit Crucible. He looks forward to doing more in the future, knowing the undeniable self-confidence that comes from doing a Sealfit Crucible.
Mark knows for a fact, when people integrate the Unbeatable Mind tools and process into their lives – miracles happen. If you are looking for change, he’d love to guide you.