Mark J Finlay and Raymond Sexton are respected businessmen, with a track-record of project delivery, and as peace makers, facilitators, moderators, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) professionals, and as inspirational speakers. Whether the setting is formal theater-style auditoria, a stadium, or more intimate settings, or facilitating Track-II Diplomacy and multi-lateral talks, both men are renowned for their blend of very practical stories from personal experience, laced with Irish “wit and wisdom“.
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TESTIMONIAL AS SPEAKER
Mark Finlay is a gifted storyteller, possessing an uncanny ability effortlessly to weave Gaelic humor with impactful wisdom. Mark inspired the founding chapter of the New Canaan Society with eight words to guide a walk with Jesus. Those words emerged as Mark unfolded a life story that began with a young boy growing up during the conflict in Northern Ireland. Following some difficult life lessons that transformed his faith, Finlay’s extraordinary adventure as an ambassador of reconciliation has taken him from working for peace in Ireland, to the halls of the U.S. Congress, and across the globe, all the time relying upon God to guide his steps and provide for the needs of his family. It is an inspiring story of learning to follow Jesus and, in the process, learning humility, obedience and trust. I wholeheartedly recommend him to any group that wants to hear a deeply authentic and inspirational message, sprinkled with just the right amount of laughter.
Paul Michalski, President, NCS New Canaan (Founding Chapter of the New Canaan Society) and Founder, Integrous LLC
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In 2016 we held very high-level informal dialogues between U.S. and other super power cyber leaders in Washington D.C.. Mark Finlay was a key organizer making these meetings happen, attracting critical leaders and setting the discussion format and agendas for extremely productive sessions.
His unique decades of experience in conflict resolution in Ireland and Europe, coupled with his natural diplomatic gifts provide him with an unparalleled skill set for advancing very important dialogues in the cyberspace and Internet areas.
Simply put, important meetings in Washington would not have taken place or would not have achieved what they did, without his personal contributions.
One of the attendees marveled at how his ability to integrate the historical, sociological and political layers of culture on top of the technical discussion led to such breakthroughs in relationship and development of trust among the parties. Sometimes it takes a small number of people to make a difference in this world, and Mark is one of those special people.
Rod Beckstrom is an American geopolitical expert and exponent of Track II diplomacy, the high acclaimed author of The Starfish and the Spider and a high-tech entrepreneur and advisor. Beckstrom previously served both Bush and Obama Administrations as Director of the National Cybersecurity Center and as President and CEO of ICANN, the multi-stakeholder global Internet domain name and coordination body established by the U.S. Government. Rod is a regular contributing commentator on BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, PBS, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, NPR, FOX and C-SPAN.
- Moderators and Facilitators
- Inspirational Speakers
- Arbitration and ADR qualifications
- Multi-Track Diplomacy experience
- Event Management/Conveners
- Exclusive venues
- Experience of Red Book & Security Protocols