Mark Collard in conference

To Inspire, Equip & Empower Others


I’m a people person & I love an audience.

I bring a natural warmth and energy to everything I deliver, from experiential-based training and team development programs to keynote speaking engagements.

Over the course of my 31+ year career, I have delivered more than 2,000 program days and presentations which have helped 100,000+ people have fun and connect meaningfully with others in 11 countries around the world (translated in 4 languages.)

I have written 5 books and leverage a massive repertoire of 800+ fun group games & activities to help people connect.

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At a Glance


I earned my Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree in Melbourne, Australia (1985) and my MBA degree in New York, USA (1987.)

After working as a management consultant for two years, I accepted a training internship with Project Adventure Inc (USA) and returned to establish the organisation in Australia. Over the course of the next 10 years, I developed the business into a successful $500K enterprise.

During the early 2000s, I pursued a fledgling career as a professional actor (appearing in many TV shows, films & commercials) and voice-over artist (recording 100+ audiobooks.) It wasn’t long before I settled back to my roots as an experiential trainer & author.

In 2012, I launched playmeo – an online membership platform that creates training workshops & resources that help people connect. In short, playmeo has come to represent my life’s work.

I continue to be super-passionate about sharing the fun and value of interactive group games & activities with program leaders all over the world. These days, my time is largely devoted to writing books and creating content for the playmeo membership community.

Been struck by lightning twice
(yes, twice!)

Never been able to back up a car towing a trailer
(that gene didn’t get passed down to me)

Camped on the lawns of Australia’s Parliament House for three nights
(as part of an anti-logging protest)

Been lucky enough to find six four-leafed clovers
(most of them in my backyard)

Walked gingerly on a bed of nails
(part of a crazy stunt)

Spent approx 5 months of my life inside an aeroplane crisscrossing the globe
(it’s no accident I’m a QANTAS Platinum frequent flyer)

Seth Godin & Mark Collard

On a Personal Note…


Adding to those achievements featured above, I have:

  • Been unlucky to have my push-bike stolen five times,
  • Seen a moon-bow (a rainbow at night,)
  • Dialled 000 to seek emergency help for myself,
  • Received a glowing testimonial from Seth Godin (mentor,) and
  • Discovered that my eyes disappear when I laugh.

I live in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, with my gorgeous wife and awesome son.

I count my time devoted to inspiring groups to play, share and learn as some of the most rewarding and funnest times of my life!


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