Marco has spent years overcoming challenges, but it hasn't always easy. In his inspiring keynote, he shares how he had to learn to find his best energy to get past giving up, make the right choices and stay on track. He found that by following a 3 step system, he could get to the core of the issue and find a way past it. This 3 step system is the CUBE Principle and it teaches audiences how to:
- Recognize a challenge
- Assess what is needed to overcome it
- Use their best energy to guarantee success
Through his empowering words, he will reignite the fire within all of us by showing that anything is possible with the right mindset and action plan.
Price Range: $1500 - $3500
Gig Length: 20 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
Through the energy and power of his words, Marco Pasqua brings audiences on an emotional journey of human connection and delivers what matters most; positive results. Marco utilizes his stories of struggle and success to provide practical tools that will create action immediately to light a fire in employees and students everywhere and “level up their life."
Marco is committed to excellent message delivery, and is ideal for audiences that are seeking a speaker that offers tools for success through humour, passion, and a drive to get the most out of their own personal development. What sets Marco's keynote apart from other speakers, is his ability to tie in tangible solutions for problem solving through his CUBE Principle system, will utilizing his personal stories in the process. This provides a dynamic and immersive experience that is guaranteed to engage everyone in attendance.
Every presentation is custom tailored to the audience and the needs of the client. Instead of talking at you, Marco often interacts with the audience while on stage, posing questions, asking for real-time responses (when applicable) and adding in stories on the fly based on audience feedback.
Marco Giovanni Pasqua was born on July 4, 1985 in Vancouver, British Columbia. That date would eventually mean more to his family than ever expected as it was the beginning of his fight for a “normal” life. Marco only weighed 2 lbs. 10 oz. when he was born and was 3 months premature. His parents would later find out that he was also born with Cerebral Palsy (Spastic Diplegia).
Despite facing adversity and having to endure more than 13 surgeries as a child, Marco was raised to believe that no goal was too out of reach, and no challenge was too hard to conquer. His parents enrolled him in horseback riding when he was only 3 1/2 years old in hopes that it would build his strength and confidence. All the while, Marco was determined to prove he had been listening to their encouraging words. He excelled at sport quite quickly, which allowed him the great opportunity to compete in the BC Summer and Winter Games for Athletes with Disabilities.
Since 1994, he has won 22 Gold, 10 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals in Track and Field, Swimming, Horseback Riding and Basketball. Marco was introduced to Easter Seals Camp Squamish and was a proud camper until 2000. Marco first began to realize the impact that words can have when, at age 10, he got his first opportunity to speak in front of a large audience. As the Easter Seals’ chosen ambassador, he hosted alongside TV and Radio personality Red Robinson on 1994’s Timmy’s Christmas Telethon.
With the drive and positive attitude that he gained from this experience and leading an active lifestyle, Marco was led to the Art Institute of Vancouver to study for an Associate’s Degree in Fine Arts and Game Design. In March 2006, Marco graduated from this program on the “Dean’s List” with honours. He then spent 4 years in a leadership position in the video game industry. Throughout his time in the game industry, Marco recognized the constant challenges and stress that he and his co-workers were undergoing. So, he developed a system called ‘The CUBE Principle’ to make daily processes easier by delegating certain tasks and utilizing the perspectives of his peers to get the greatest results.
Marco has now left the gaming world to pursue his true passion to be a professional speaker. With advice he has received from icons like Red Robinson and Gene Simmons, nothing is going to stop him in pursuit of this dream.
He is motivated to speak because he's seen firsthand the power that a positive outlook can have on changing others perceptions. He knows he may not be as physically able as some individuals, but has been given a voice. With his voice, he's learned that success in business should not purely be based on financial transactions. It is the human interactions that matter most, and he continues to show this through his message.
Influences & Inspiration
Jeff Olson - Author of "The Slight Edge"
Michael Losier - Speaker and Author of "The Law of Attraction"
Rick Hansen - Athlete (The 'Man in Motion') and Author
Red Robinson - TV and Radio Personality (famous for being one of the first people to interview both The Beatles and Elvis in Canada)
Dr. Michio Kaku - American theoretical physicist, major proponent of Quantum Physics and Theroy
Tony Robbins - Word Renowned Author and Speaker
In-House Sound (is preferred)
Digital Projector (when visual aids are required)
Wireless Lapel Mic (is preferred)
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