Mark Berridge
Services Offered
Keynote Speaker, Opinion Piece Writer
Most Recent Book Title
A Fraction Stronger
Book Description
A Fraction Stronger is the inspiring story of one man’s survival after a life-changing accident, and how to find possibility in life’s darkest moments.

In a split second, Mark Berridge’s life came crashing down. His bicycle understeered through a corner, the impact wrenching him over the handlebars and catapulting him headfirst into a stormwater drain. A large piece of dislodged vertebrae compressed his spinal cord, causing devastating nerve damage.

The accident fractured Mark’s body and his identity. Fortunately, his helmet – though deeply crushed – protected his ability to think and retain valuable memories, allowing him to pursue every possible avenue in his physical recovery and beyond.

Mark spent more than seven weeks in hospital and nine months in intensive rehabilitation. His sustained effort to regain mobility became an integral part of his new identity.

A Fraction Stronger is Mark’s story, focused on the insight and inspiration that will guide you through life’s impossible moments. Mark shares how small actions, combined with determination to seek out possibility in the darkness, can light your way forwards.

This is not a story about winning, or the occurrence of a miracle. It’s about an everyday person who visualised an exceptional outcome. It’s about reframing your demons into sources of motivation, and accepting support from the most unlikely places. It’s about fighting for your dream when it starts to fade.

Mark says it’s not about the fall – it’s about how you choose to get up. The world is full of possibility if you choose to explore it. Mark found the power within to become a fraction stronger every day. And you can, too.
Location (city/state/country)
Coorparoo
Author bio
Imagine flying through the air, crunching into the earth and then gasping for breath. Suffering an agonising wait for the ambulance, trying to remain calm. Desperately hoping that the damage is not as severe as it feels. Hearing the words spinal cord injury. Being told you may never walk again. Feeling your identity shatter inside you.

Mark Berridge navigated these impossible moments, after a cycling accident launched him onto a recovery path littered with uncertainty and fear. It upended the life the father of three had known. It set him on a journey of determined self-discovery.

Mark shares the influences and attitude that helped him tackle adversity and become a fraction stronger. He writes and speaks about the powerful connection between embracing uncertainty and liberating possibility. His uplifting message is drawn from lived experience, shaped in a way that helps readers and listeners become a fraction stronger too.
Professional Speaker Topics
Tackling Adversity, Navigating Fear, Illuminating Hope and Possibility, Finding Strength
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

People achieve exceptional outcomes from imperfect positions every day.

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