Marc Wallert

Keynote Speaker
„Goosebump Effect“

Marc Wallert

Keynote Speaker
„Goosebump Effect“

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Media & TV

About Marc

As an author and keynote speaker, Marc inspires people and teams by showing them how they can not only overcome moments of crisis and adversity, but also prosper from them.

Life has taught Marc a lot about leadership, in all sorts of contexts. In his talks, he draws on more than 15 years experience at the helm of various international companies as well as his life-changing survival story of being kidnapped and held hostage for 140 days in the Phillipine jungle. 

In keynotes and in his bestselling book “Strength through Crises”, Marc applies his successful jungle strategies to both everyday life and the world of business.


Virtual Keynote

In Marc’s fascinating Virtual Keynote speech, he will capture you, the audience, and spirit you away to the Phillipine jungle. 

There, you’ll experience one-of-a-kind challenges, which you will overcome with Marc at your side. Marc’s successful jungle survival strategies will empower you to tackle challenges in your day-to-day life with more clarity and confidence. Whether it’s smoothly navigating digital transformation, successfully managing the Corona crisis, or building strong and coherent teams, the skills that you learn will be invaluable to your future prosperity and growth.

Marc’s virtual keynotes are just as vivid as his exhilarating live events. Using the marvels of modern studio equipment, Marc creates an intimate and powerfully personal connection with his audiences around the globe, including some genuine ‘goosebump’ moments!

Masterclass online

True resilience is a mindset far beyond optimism. Discover how to stay strong in a crisis and even grow and evolve.

In his elevate masterclass, Marc shares his secrets of mental strength and survival. Learn from his experience!

10 exiting chapters to strengthen people in times of stress and crises.

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Gore | Karsta Goetze

„Authentic, inspiring and at eye level, that’s how our digital journey with Marc Wallert can be described. For an hour, we as the audience were in the jungle, becoming part of Marc’s experiences and actions, with which he gave us numerous good suggestions for mastering our own crises and for resilience. At the same time, he was so well prepared as a speaker on our corporate culture, so that we perceived him as part of our corporate community. Thank you very much for these emotional goosebump moments.“

Karsta Goetze
W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH | Managing Director

Osram | Dr. Dirk Linzmeier

„In his speak, Marc Wallert manages to develop and show comprehensible analogies between his former extreme situation and today’s business world. This way he quickly builds a personal connection to his audience and can give important impetus – he inspired us and made us think!“

Dr. Dirk Linzmeier
Osram Continental | CEO

Bayer| Shelli Foster

„Marc’s keynote was the perfect way to start off our 3 day virtual event. His strategies inspired our global audience to rethink how we face challenges both at work and in our personal lives. He made a lasting impression, bringing his experiences to life with his technical and story-telling abilities and relating them to our current challenges. He was easy to work with, professional and personable. 5 stars!“

Shelli Oswald
Bayer U.S. LLC | Senior Director Study Audit Management

Novartis | Amir Ahari

„Marc attended our EMEA all Finance meeting virtually and told his gripping story demonstrating stunning parallels between survival tactics/strategies in the gloomy captivity and our current working life. The term frequently used as Agility get transformed from formality into an adventurous venture equipped with hope, power and belief in change, while we – ourselves – remain accountable for taking the best out of the change and challenge. A great thanks with the hope to meet again!“

Amir Ahari
Novartis Gene Therapies | Head Sourcing & Contract Mgmt EEMEA

Siemens | Philipp Oswald

Marc has inspired our global team to think differently about their own experiences and approaches with stress and uncertainty. He has a unique story, tells it in a very human, authentic and thrilling way and has a great way of translating his experiences into relevant learnings for us. Highly recommendable!“

Philipp Oswald
Siemens Energy | People & Learning Manager

Allianz SE | Annette Liebau

„Excellent keynote: Exciting, inspiring and memorable. Marc’s authentic storytelling hits the heart of his audience, boosting their own resilience. We deeply appreciated both events with Marc – highly recommendable!”

Annette Liebau
Allianz SE | Global Head of Leadership Academy

Hansi Müller

„Marc Wallert touches his audience with his incredible story, which he tells with authenticity and humour – very inspiring!“

Hansi Müller
German football legend

The Book „Strength through crises“

In 2000, Marc Wallert and 20 other hostages were taken by terrorists to a Philippine island and imprisoned in the jungle for 140 days.

20 years later, he describes the strategies he used to survive and what he learned from the experience. The jungle didn’t break him, but the day-to-day life that followed drove him to burnout. In order to better understand why, he set out to find answers by focusing on the defining moments of his life – the crises.

In his bestselling book, he explains effective strategies for both private and professional life that can help people get through crises and become even stronger as they do so.

Find out more

The Red Bulletin

Report about Marc Wallert’s life lessons


National Geographic

„Locked up abroad – Malaysia“
Report from National Geographic about the abduction in the year 2000


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