About Mark

Creativity and connection.

Mark Pawlyszyn
In deep conversation with photographer Rebecca Kiger

A few facts about my life, in rough chronological order:

• Had a sales job at the age of eight

• Survived a childhood described by a therapist as the worst he’d ever encountered

• Could have qualified for the Olympics in the 100m sprint

• Recovered from near-fatal illness (thank God)

• Went from being a complete recluse in my early teens, with no school friends and no ability to hold a conversation—or even look someone in the eye—to having friends all over the world and doing professional public speaking and interviews on radio and TV

• Self-taught musician, was the most sought-after guitar teacher in my area, then auditioned for the lead guitarist/co-songwriter spot in the hottest up-and-coming band in a city of one million people and got the position

• Taught myself graphic design and web development and have worked professionally in both fields

• Taught myself photography and became regarded as one of the best wedding photographers in the world. After my first six months of business I won at least one award in every professional contest I entered

• Launched a highly successful business in the worst time in that industry’s history and thrived through the global financial crash

• Instructed and mentored small business owners and creative people around the world

• Built my bodyweight up from a scrawny 117 pounds to a fit 160 pounds

• Overcame major depression and chronic fatigue syndrome. Significantly reduced obsessive-compulsive disorder. At one point the OCD was so bad I didn’t leave my house for months. Now I live normally. I have never taken psychotropic medication

• Fought to regain my cognitive ability after five brain injuries in 13 months

• Researched and wrote a book with more scientific references than any other book of its type

About Mark

Creativity and connection.

Mark Pawlyszyn
In deep conversation with photographer Rebecca Kiger

A few facts about my life, in rough chronological order:

• Had a sales job at the age of eight

• Survived a childhood described by a therapist as the worst he’d ever encountered

• Could have qualified for the Olympics in the 100m sprint

• Recovered from near-fatal illness (thank God)

• Went from being a complete recluse in my early teens, with no school friends and no ability to hold a conversation—or even look someone in the eye—to having friends all over the world and doing professional public speaking and interviews on radio and TV

• Self-taught musician, was the most sought-after guitar teacher in my area, then auditioned for the lead guitarist/co-songwriter spot in the hottest up-and-coming band in a city of one million people and got the position

• Taught myself graphic design and web development and have worked professionally in both fields

• Taught myself photography and became regarded as one of the best wedding photographers in the world. After my first six months of business I won at least one award in every professional contest I entered.

• Launched a highly successful business in the worst time in that industry’s history and thrived through the global financial crash

• Instructed and mentored small business owners and creative people around the world

• Built my bodyweight up from a scrawny 117 pounds to a fit 160 pounds

• Overcame major depression and chronic fatigue syndrome. Significantly reduced obsessive-compulsive disorder. At one point the OCD was so bad I didn’t leave my house for months. Now I live normally. I have never taken psychotropic medication

• Fought to regain my cognitive ability after five brain injuries in 13 months

• Researched and wrote a book with more scientific references than any other book of its type

Personal Development Coaching

Success is when you fill your time with what you love.

Life Coaching

If you spend your time in activities that you find meaningful and receive appreciation for doing, you will consider yourself successful. If you don’t, then it won’t matter how much money or fame you have, you won’t feel like your life is a success.

Studies show that life coaching makes a significant difference in your overall life satisfaction.

My background combines decades of personal experience in overcoming obstacles to happiness with thousands of hours of research.

I can help you:

  • Find purpose in your life
  • Discover your strengths and build on them
  • Have more confidence
  • Be less afraid and move past fear more easily
  • Have better relationships
  • Learn how to optimize your health

I have read thousands of peer-reviewed medical articles and books. I have also studied psychology, philosophy, and religion. Here are my conclusions:

  • Life is simple
  • We make life needlessly complex
  • Almost no one understands how to make life simple again
  • Love is the most important thing in life

The journey is easy with the right directions.

Personal Development Coaching

Success is when you fill your time with what you love.

Life Coaching

If you spend your time in activities that you find meaningful and receive appreciation for doing, you will consider yourself successful. If you don’t, then it won’t matter how much money or fame you have, you won’t feel like your life is a success.

Studies show that life coaching makes a significant difference in your overall life satisfaction.

My background combines decades of personal experience in overcoming obstacles to happiness with thousands of hours of research.

I can help you:

  • Find purpose in your life
  • Discover your strengths and build on them
  • Have more confidence
  • Be less afraid and move past fear more easily
  • Have better relationships
  • Learn how to optimize your health

I have read thousands of peer-reviewed medical articles and books. I have also studied psychology, philosophy, and religion. Here are my conclusions:

  • Life is simple
  • We make life needlessly complex
  • Almost no one understands how to make life simple again
  • Love is the most important thing in life

The journey is easy with the right directions.

Business Coaching & Mentoring

Success is when you fill your time with what you love.

Business Coaching

I have spoken to hundreds of small business owners. Sadly, the most common theme is stress—long hours, competitors undercutting you, difficult customers, struggles to create something new, getting stuck doing tasks you don’t enjoy, and so on.

As a business owner you tend to do a lot of things yourself. There is marketing, emails, phone calls, networking—plus all the things that you do as the core of your business. A lot of time gets wasted doing things you don’t really want to do.

I can give you customized systems that make your business run more smoothly, allowing you more time to spend in the areas you love.

You have unique skills and talents. I will work with you to hone these so you can truly excel to the best of your ability.

I will show you how to:

  • Use your brain “switch” to turn on creativity at will
  • Quickly solve problems
  • Make better decisions fast
  • Reduce stress
  • Work more productively
  • Develop a powerful branding message
  • Attract your perfect clients
  • Enjoy more aspects of your business

Remember when you thought your business could be your dream job? Let’s make that a reality.

Business Coaching & Mentoring

Success is when you fill your time with what you love.

Business Coaching

I have spoken to hundreds of small business owners. Sadly, the most common theme is stress—long hours, competitors undercutting you, difficult customers, struggles to create something new, getting stuck doing tasks you don’t enjoy, and so on.

As a business owner you tend to do a lot of things yourself. There is marketing, emails, phone calls, networking—plus all the things that you do as the core of your business. A lot of time gets wasted doing things you don’t really want to do.

I can give you customized systems that make your business run more smoothly, allowing you more time to spend in the areas you love.

You have unique skills and talents. I will work with you to hone these so you can truly excel to the best of your ability.

I will show you how to:

  • Use your brain “switch” to turn on creativity at will
  • Quickly solve problems
  • Make better decisions fast
  • Reduce stress
  • Work more productively
  • Develop a powerful branding message
  • Attract your perfect clients
  • Enjoy more aspects of your business

Remember when you thought your business could be your dream job? Let’s make that a reality.

Speaking

Purposeful branding. Powerful connections.

Mark Pawlyszyn Speaking

I specialize in the psychological and human aspects of business. This extends from branding and marketing to how to build a happy and productive workplace.

My methods are drawn from peer-reviewed studies and scientific articles, explained in relatable terms, interspersed with humour. I have well over one-hundred public speaking and other on-stage appearances and am an expert at presenting important information in an engaging manner.

I have several prepared topics and tailor my presentations to suit each audience.

My primary areas of expertise cover how to:

  • Boost productivity
  • Reduce stress
  • Connect with clients
  • Be more persuasive
  • Develop leadership
  • Enable fast problem-solving
  • Increase creativity
  • Find purpose in your work

The depth and combination of the topics covered will be customized to suit each specific engagement.

Speaking

Purposeful branding. Powerful connections.

Mark Pawlyszyn Speaking

I specialize in the psychological and human aspects of business. This extends from branding and marketing to how to build a happy and productive workplace.

My methods are drawn from peer-reviewed studies and scientific articles, explained in relatable terms, interspersed with humour. I have well over one-hundred public speaking and other on-stage appearances and am an expert at presenting important information in an engaging manner.

I have several prepared topics and tailor my presentations to suit each audience.

My primary areas of expertise cover how to:

  • Boost productivity
  • Reduce stress
  • Connect with clients
  • Be more persuasive
  • Develop leadership
  • Enable fast problem-solving
  • Increase creativity
  • Find purpose in your work

The depth and combination of the topics covered will be customized to suit each specific engagement.

Testimonials

Kind words and support.

Mark has been featured at our Fearless Conferences twice, where he offered his technical knowledge as well as wonderful personal advice for photographers to take to heart. Full of insights and a ready sense of humor, Mark relates really well to everyone he comes in touch with. It has been such a blessing to have Mark at our events!

Personally, I have known Mark to be a true friend who is truthful, but not judgmental, and who believes in helping others because it’s the right thing to do. His work is superb, but it’s his humanity that makes Mark truly special.
Huy Nguyen
Founder of Fearless Photographers and Stay Strong
Mark candidly tackles difficult topics without fear. Very few people speak about health with the passion, enthusiasm, and depth Mark brings to it. He speaks about things he has personally witnessed. With courage, he handles controversial conversations that few dare to engage.
Daniel Zopoula
CEO, Bridges of Hope
Mark has been an inspiration in my life since I was only 17 years old. Now at 24, the principles he teaches in his book and through his mentorship are life-changing practical advice. I believe anyone can benefit from these natural practices and truly take ownership of their lives starting today.
Jordan Davidson
Vivint and Independent Musical Artist
My life was always in the direction of creativity, with the ambition to do something that I love. I found Mark's work when I first entered photography and little did I know that Mark would not only be my mentor, but a life coach. Four years down the line, I love what I do for a living and Mark's wisdom has taught me a lot of lessons in life.

My business mantra, my photography, and my relationships with family and friends have been a reflection of my mentoring with Mark. I have come to realize that if I focus more on my happiness and wellbeing, the better results I get in my business.

I am still in touch with Mark and follow him. I am grateful for what I have been taught by Mark with ongoing lessons and coaching in photography, business, wellbeing, and health—and most importantly how to be happy in life.
Adnan Ahmed
Adnan Ansah Photography

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