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Marlo Clarke

Define, Strive, Achieve, Share: Marlo’s Powerful Concepts for a Fulfilling Life’s Journey

Focused on individuals asking themselves, “what’s next?”, Marlo’s captivating story-telling and well-balanced humour takes your audience on a journey that offers a clear and confident way forward.

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Marlo Clarke's 2024 biography

Meet Marlo Clarke

Marlo, an engaging Personal Development Speaker from Barbados, empowers individuals to find purpose in the present moment and navigate the uncertainties they may face on the path to achieving their goals.

As a former international rugby player, Strategic Director in the USA, UK and South Africa, and two-time TEDx Speaker, Marlo’s extraordinary journey has taken him to present to a diverse range of audiences, from Fortune 500 companies in the USA to rural villages in South Africa.

Throughout his travels across three continents, Marlo has interviewed individuals from all walks of life, including CEOs, politicians, recent graduates, and mid-career professionals, listening to their stories and learning about their struggles and triumphs.

This global journey has unearthed a profound truth: many people pursue success without a clear personal definition of what it means to them.

As a result of these eye-opening encounters, Marlo has distilled these insights into fascinating concepts, including:

  1. The Cycle of Success through Intentional Action,
  2. The Spectrum of Joy, and
  3. The Privileges of Success.

His presentations give audiences the tools to incrementally improve, find genuine fulfilment on their journey, and explore options for thriving after reaching their ambitious goals.

During Marlo’s presentations, life transforms into a thrilling story of striving, achieving, and sharing as his captivating storytelling and well-balanced humour take the audience on a journey that offers a clear and confident way forward.

Marlo Clarke's 2024 talks & topics

It All Comes Full Circle

In reality, most of us have had tremendous amounts of success in our lives. Whether it was achieving educational milestones, securing career advancement, or excelling at a new hobby. However, soon after we achieve our lofty goal, we find ourselves thinking that something is missing. The never-ending cycle of striving and achieving begins once again.

After 100s of interviews across three continents, Marlo introduces his unique concept: the ‘Spectrum of Joy.’ This framework guides us to discover enduring contentment alongside our accomplishments, culminating in a pivotal step that ties our cycle of striving and achieving.

Key Takeaways:

  1. The Spectrum of Joy: Discusses the importance of balancing bliss, happiness, and contentment.
  2. Life Satisfaction Criteria: Encourages creating criteria that define when “Life is Good” along the path to bigger goals.
  3. Privileges of Success: Explores cultivating and sharing the privileges of success.
  4. Completing the Cycle of Striving and Achieving: Discusses tying the cycle of striving, achieving, and sharing for fulfilment.

What Now? What Next?

It happens to all of us. We make a decision to act, put all of our passion and effort behind that action, and we fail. This failure is not final; it is simply feedback. How we react to this feedback can determine our path for incremental improvement and future success.

Marlo explores the cycle of success through intentional acƟon, while succinctly providing tools anyone can use. Learn to navigate uncertainty, evaluate negative feedback, and embrace the power of vulnerability. Working together, we will solve two equations to give more clarity to each individual’s purpose:

Passion + Intention = Purpose

Time + Energy + Money = Purpose

Key Takeaways:

  1. Defining Passion, Intention, and Purpose: Explores unique ways to define and align these elements in one’s life.
  2. Thrive Through Uncertainty: Offers insights on navigating uncertainty for growth.
  3. Redefining Failure: Encourages viewing failure simply as negative feedback, rather than a source of guilt or shame.
  4. Power of Vulnerability: Power of Vulnerability: Highlights the significance of vulnerability at every stage in the cycle of success.

 

How was your day, today? - A Simple Success Checklist

We all want to accomplish something. Whether it’s advancing in our careers, building better relationships, or excelling in sports and hobbies. All are worthy goals, but the route we take in pursuing these goals can maximize or minimize our success.

Through his work around the world in human services, Marlo has developed his five principles for self-defined success. These principles break down how to excel in any pursuit at the most basic level and can help members of any audience tackle their goals with renewed energy.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Questions for Daily Evaluation: Reflective questions guide individuals on their goal journey.
  2. Five Principles for Self-Defined Success: Marlo introduces five foundational principles for success.
  3. Finding Clarity Amidst Noise: Emphasizes the importance of finding clarity amidst life’s complexities.
  4. Enjoying the Journey: Encourages a positive mindset by embracing the twists of the goal journey.

An Islander and His Suitcase – Cross-Cultural Lessons Living on Three Continents

As an islander from Barbados, Marlo Clarke has lived in diverse locations across three continents: Iowa, USA; Hertfordshire, England; and Limpopo, South Africa. Each experience has been a journey of adaptation and growth, offering Marlo invaluable lessons in cross-cultural competence.

He will share personal stories of navigating different cultures, shedding light on the challenges and rewards along the way. The exploration will delve into the significance of cultural sensitivity and effective communication strategies as key elements in creating meaningful cross-cultural relationships.

Together, the audience will uncover how his cultural identity has played a pivotal role in shaping these experiences, offering valuable insights into maintaining a sense of self while navigating the diverse landscapes of the world.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Communication Strategies: Explores communication strategies in diverse cultures.
  2. Personal Stories as Tools: Discusses leveraging personal stories as learning tools.
  3. Cultural Competency: Gained from living on three continents and an island, offering insights into navigating diverse cultural environments.
  4. Navigate Cultural Differences: Provides guidance on overcoming seemingly insurmountable cultural differences.

 

Marlo Clarke's 2024 speaking fees

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