About Mark

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Martyn Ryan is a rebellious innovator with a mission to enable 'Anarchy' that redefines the manner in which humanity, innovate, collaborate and shake up the world of social justice.

As a daring nomad, Martyn spent his twenties travelling by classic motorcycle to the far corners of the globe, including countries such as India and South Africa. Both countries were full of awe-inspiring beauty, yet they also showcased the darker side of human nature. During this time, Martyn experienced extreme and violent situations, yet despite that chose to harness his inner rebellion, to enable all that is good in humanity.

As a daring nomad, Martyn spent his twenties travelling by classic motorcycle to the far corners of the globe, including countries such as India and South Africa. Both countries were full of awe-inspiring beauty, yet they also showcased the darker side of human nature. During this time, Martyn experienced extreme and violent situations, yet despite that chose to harness his inner rebellion, to enable all that is good in humanity.

During that time, Martyn was deeply moved by the power of the hearts and minds of the extraordinary people that formed the local communities where he travelled. These people lived in extreme environments, yet they readily embraced a currency of kindness, taking care for every human being. Their wealth accumulated in acts of good will, and it was this philosophy that would guide Martyn's purpose in the years that followed.

In 2005, Martyn landed in Australia to start a new life. In the following four years, he worked in training and development tutoring and mentoring emerging leaders, in addition to senior leadership teams for top-tier corporate clients. While this job provided valuable experience in the world of leadership, Martyn's entrepreneurial spirit soon kicked in, and he went on to become the co-founder of a successful software consulting company.

This was a successful business venture and provided Martyn with a life of luxury on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Despite this, something was still missing. Craving a sense of purpose, it wasn’t too long before Martyn decided to sell everything that he owned to fulfill a dream that had formed years before. That dream was to replicate the trade of good will he had experienced while travelling, and bring that same philosophy to the digital world. As a result, in 2012 Benojo was born. Benojo is an online community connecting charities, business and individuals through acts of ‘measurable’ good will.

As a speaker, Martyn has an infectious personality, sharing eye-opening stories that redefine the manner in which one views human nature, both the good and the bad. Martyn takes audiences to the edge, through a series of interactive activities designed to inspire 'anarchy', with an intention to enhance creative thinking, innovation, and problem-solving, especially when it comes to creating a culture with an emphasis on creating positive social impact, and 'doing good'.