Before we can get up close and personal, there are a couple of things you need to know about me:

#1 I believe that every business can be a force for good where people can grow and contribute.

#2 I hate nuts in brownies. It’s just plain weird.

You see I have a crazy dream whereby everyone gets to wake up in the morning and do work they love, with people they care about, in a way that feels aligned with their core values, are encouraged to bring their full-self to work, inspired by leaders who help them become the best version of themselves, every single day.

Call me crazy, but I believe that’s my part to play in this big crazy and wonderful world of ours.

And the way I do that is through my talks, workshops and coaching (+ daily posts on social media & weekly podcasts and videos).

Want to find out more how we can work together? Then click here.

And if you’re still a little “Mark-curious”, then do keep browsing my website. I hope you find what you’re looking for..

I really can’t wait to work with you and your team soon.


“Mark’s infectious enthusiasm raised the roof at OUR EVENT. In short, he’s a unicorn of a speaker.”

Jonny Miller, Co-Founder, Maptia







“I would highly recommend Mark for any company planning to retain the next generation of talent!”

Ross Lorime, NextGen Chair, State Street


Mark Leruste's journey towards his dream career started when his video CV, ‘A dream job would be nice’, went viral on YouTube and helped him land a position as Country Manager at the Movember Foundation.

There, Mark raised €2.8 million for men’s health and inspired 110,000 fundraisers to take part, winning multiple awards along the way.  

Four years into the job, it became clear that Mark couldn’t ignore his entrepreneurial itch anymore, which had been around since he was 12 years old. So, against conventional wisdom, he decided to turn his passion into his full-time job and took the plunge to found The Unconventionalists®, teaching mission-driven leaders, organisations and founders how to better lead and inspire their people by clarifying their purpose.

From making Nelson Mandela’s right hand man cry to asking Tim Ferris about his fear of failure, Mark is an expert at using his warm manner to tease out the truth and create moments of total honesty.

To date, Mark has worked with clients such as Google, Intuit, L'Oreal, State Street, INSEAD, The Guardian, VirginStartup, Black Swan Data as well as hundreds of unfulfilled professionals, burned out leaders and frustrated entrepreneurs, to help them lead a more meaningful and impactful life.

He's also interviewed more than 200 world-class leaders, entrepreneurs, athletes, TV personalities, politicians, CEOs, authors, influencers and adventurers from around the world, providing him with a ring side seat in understanding how ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things.

He is a Certified Professional Co-Active® Coach (CPCC) & Professional Certified Coach (PCC), a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), a VirginStartup Mentor, a Coaches Training Institute (CTI) Faculty member and is also a Co-Active Leadership Graduate, through CTI, San Rafael, CA, USA.

His work has appeared in many publications including the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal, Elle, The Observer, Metro, Shortlist, the Sunday Telegraph and is the author of "It’s Not You, It’s Me", a book about finding fulfilling work.

His videos have been watched a million times on social media, his podcast downloaded across 100 different countries and Mark's popular TEDx talk "What They Don’t Tell You About Entrepreneurship" is now available to watch on YouTube.

If you would like to contact Mark for work related questions or media enquiries please click the button below. 


“Mark’s passion for inspiring others to dream big and develop their purpose is contagious!”

Felicity Cator, Head of Brand, EventLAB



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Team Unconventionalists

Mark believes that “no impact is an island” - which is why he’s happy to have such an amazing team behind him. These are the Unconventionalists who help out behind the scenes.