Mark Bryce (Speaker)




Thanks for your interest in my talks and visiting this page.  

I’ve been trading as Tyrer Sorrel since 2001.  I’ve been training and coaching for more than 25 years.  I talk about:

  • ‘Leadership and Lasting Relationships’
  • ‘Engaging Customer, Colleague and Manager Experiences’.

This page will explain my 30 or 60 minute group talks and give you a link to book me for a talk.

If you are looking to start a series, rather than book a talk, please click here.

So, let’s get started …..


Inside the talks your audience, members or team will learn:

  • 3 things they need to know to move forward in their careers, business or relationships … AND they don’t need to have any experience or be an expert to do them.  If they are stuck, it will save them wasted time and energy
  • How I’ve tried and refined every exercise I talk about and deliver, for more than 18 years … Whilst doing that I found out something I didn’t expect in a million years.  In ‘Lead and Love’ or ‘Hang On, Maybe I Can’ I’ll explain what that is … AND why it’s important
  • In ‘The Leader, The Job Hunter and the Stand Up Comedian’ I’ll explain the one thing that almost all the people I have career coached have in common … The one thing that actually stops them getting a job or leading their team effectively … AND I’ll talk about a proven exercise that can change it   

….. and more


Now please don’t book me if ….. 

Don’t book me if you want someone that doesn’t engage their audience … OR you want someone that will deliver a 60 slide PowerPoint and a boring talk.  A talk where your audience read from a screen the whole time. A talk where they don’t participate. That’s not me. Here’s a couple of quick testimonials about my previous talks:  

“I was worried that I would not understand everything.  The time passed very quickly because Mark made the whole talk so easy and enjoyable to understand.  I am so pleased I attended this event”

“I thought it would be PowerPoint presentations and reading through handouts.  [I now have] a much better understanding of how to deal with Safeguarding issues.  Don’t be scared of safeguarding. I would recommend this event because the delivery was fun, challenging and informative”    

Now I know people love testimonials with names, job titles and faces. It makes it more relatable. However, I make all of my evaluations anonymous, with the option to give a name and contact details so I can dig a little deeper if needed. There’s more testimonials further down this page.


My Talks

  • Leadership X – How powerful statements, stories and action words can make staff and customers “feel like #1”, develop trust and increase revenue. Statements are designed for each talk and have included ‘I am …..’ and ‘Hang On, Maybe I can …..’. A Manager, Colleague and Customer Experience Series.   
  • [SIGNATURE TALK] Lead and Love, You Can Have Both – The importance of intimacy and identity for lasting business and relationships.  PLUS nine more things you need for great leadership and relationships. PLUS why it’s important to not sacrifice a relationship in pursuit of business or career success.  You can have both  
  • The Leader, The Job Hunter and the Anxious Stand Up Comedian – Nerves vs Anxiety. Learn what anxiety is really all about and how to overcome it. PLUS learn how to deal with criticism and rejection. A DISCO Entrepreneur, Leader by Day, Owner by Night Series   
  • Party Up, Fight to the End – The leadership lessons from competitive e-sports. PLUS how to build resilience, collaboration and communication skills within a team. PLUS the essentials of remote team working, even if you sit next to each other  

….. or a bespoke talk/mix of the above talks


Book Mark


4 Reasons to book me:

  1. I’ll speak for FREE.  Whilst I normally charge £475 or more for speaking and training, I will speak for FREE about ‘Leadership, Lasting Relationships, Customer Experience and Colleague Experience’.  The reason? I want to get my message out there. I believe it’s an important one (see ‘My Message’ below)
  2. A special rate for your audience or members to join my full day programme.  I often find that people want to go a little deeper after I’ve spoken
  3. Money back to you on any sales to your audience.  That’s right I will give your audience a special rate to join my full day … AND I will give you a percentage back for any sales made at your talk.  If you don’t want me to sell at your event then that’s fine, I’ll totally respect that
  4. You and four of your staff or colleagues can participate in my full day for FREE

A FREE talk + a special audience rate for the full day + money back to you + you and four guests can join my full day for FREE

I’m interested! Let’s connect and book a FREE talk


My Message

In 2001 when I first started my business, my very first business mentor gave me a piece of advice that I didn’t realise was SO IMPORTANT.  Thankfully I listened and it’s stayed with me to this day. My mentor was divorced, had a second wife, and told me “You must tell your partner what you’re doing and involve them in the business”.  I wanted to protect my partner and keep it all separate. Effectively I wanted to do it alone. I didn’t realise how important my mentor’s simple statement would prove to be until many years later. Leadership, relationships and business are intimately linked. I want to continue sharing that message. It’s important.


My Themes

  1. Leadership Development
  2. Women in Leadership
  3. Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
  4. Leading and Communicating with Remote Teams
  5. Building and Cultivating Trust
  6. Team Collaboration
  7. Employee Engagement and Coaching
  8. Unlocking Entrepreneurial Spirit
  9. Getting Organised, Productivity Tracking and Time Management
  10. Dealing with Conflict … and Diffusing Team Tension  


Topics Covered (Not Exhaustive)

Conflict resolution in lasting relationships and business

Working in a remote team … even if you sit next to each other 

Owning the energy of leadership and relationships 

How successful leaders and couples deal with stressful situations

The power of statements, self-talk, identity and intent (37 Words)

3 quick tips to maximise your time and productivity … especially if you’re a DISCO Entrepreneur (doing a job and running a business)

The power of team-talk and chat (Connected Teams) 

3 quick ways to increase your confidence

Teamwork and collaboration secrets

The importance of losing quickly

The importance of fun and keeping things simple

Pitching Pink Bananas (Sales, Marketing and Presentations)

The importance of priorities, objectives and progression paths       


Prove It – Don’t just take my word for it:


► “O.m.g bin off this wk and applied for 3 jobs. All offered an interview and 1 got my C.V. from Indeed and asked me to go for interview when I never applied. Thanks 4 ur help” [sic] (by text to Mark)

► Co-Coaching – “Kirstin was absolutely brilliant when helping me secure my placement, completed in my third year as part of my University course. She helped and supported me through every stage of the application process, from the CV writing, through the assessment centre and with the final interview. I cannot recommend or thank her enough for all she did to prepare me fully for each stage of the application process” (from Kirstin’s LinkedIn Profile)

► “Whatever the problem, day or time (be it 7am or midnight), I know that I am always welcomed with any questions that I may have. His teaching styles are creative, enjoyable and valuable. He is very honest with his opinion and gets straight to the point. Mark’s kindness and helpfulness constantly makes me smile, and sets me up for a day full of motivation, even on some of my more challenging days. MB is clearly very knowledgeable; be it about web design, professional online presence or even Disney princesses. I feel as though I can really be myself and talk about any problems that I feel relevant; Mark will always help, however possible”

Projects, Mentorships and Challenges

► “One of the most worthwhile experiences I have ever had”

► “The 153 Mile Challenge – a brilliant, simple and accessible idea which we wanted to adopt for a (large scale) youth based project up in the Lancaster area” (Guy Christiansen, Creative Learning Director at The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster)

► “The Pirates of St Cleopas enjoyed the whole journey of ‘the adventure starts’. The simplicity of taking a theme from a story book and bringing it to life over a 3 month period was genius! It allowed the children to explore, experience and share! The training was so valuable to the project, it inspired staff, re-energised our outlook in provision, and most importantly allowed us to re-visit the aims of our play provision. The project allowed parents and families to get involved…. Dig out photo’s, share treasured memories with their children and collect items. Although it was initially to engage children, it very much engaged the families of the children involved. Many thanks to Mark for all your support, a treasured project :-)”

Guided Learning and On-Site Training

► “I was worried that I would not understand everything.  The time passed very quickly because Mark made the whole talk so easy and enjoyable to understand.  I am so pleased I attended this event”

► “Previous Safeguarding courses/presentations were very dry, legalistic and boring.  [This event resulted in me understanding] that Safeguarding is part of a normal conversation and person-to-person relationship.  I’m less worried about Safeguarding, more confident and happier. I would recommend this event as it takes the fear out of Safeguarding”

► “I thought it would be PowerPoint presentations and reading through handouts.  [I now have] a much better understanding of how to deal with Safeguarding issues.  Don’t be scared of safeguarding. I would recommend this event because the delivery was fun, challenging and informative”

► “Thanks to @lcvsuw for a great course this morning! Special thanks to @SilentFullback for the wealth of knowledge. #liverpool #safeguarding” (by Twitter to Mark)

► “Mark was honest, knowledgeable and concise. I feel confident knowing how to move forward”

► “Important, Easy Access and Enjoyable”

► “Interesting, Real, Detailed, Helpful and Relaxed”

► “Love the more casual, non-classroom approach”

► “Personalised”

► “Fun, Good Pace and Relaxing”

► “Really good interaction between attendees. Fun and Enjoyable”

► “Enjoyed the Course. Online training a new way of learning. Really easy and enjoyable”

► “Group discussions were very beneficial. Internet sources were informational. Overall: AMAZING AND KNOWLEDGABLE!” [sic]

► “I thoroughly enjoyed this course. The group discussions were really useful. The content was very good. I would do more courses online”

► “The tutor was excellent, making us use our brains. He didn’t talk down to us”

► “Very friendly tutor”

► “The training was in a relaxed atmosphere and the emphasis on it being a team responsibility was refreshing and enabling”

► “The warm up was gentle and good. The questions were focused but straight forward”

► “Course is fun, knowledgable and transferable”

► “Mark was a great trainer/co-ordinator/leader and it was an enjoyable 2 days”

Mark Bryce (Personal)

► “I have always found you to be constructive, diplomatic, focussed, committed and above everything else honest beyond reproach (which personally I feel is your strongest asset)”

► “[…] this quality emanates from Mark’s own self efficacy, his ability to empathise, his positive self esteem and self worth. He approaches difficult tasks with tenacity, viewing them as challenges rather than threats. Mark excels in communication skills, having the ability to communicate at all levels. He is able to assess situations quickly and adapt his mode of communication to fit the circumstances”

► “[…] Mark B. You are one of the most supportive level headed kind hearted people I have met, And I am so glad we have managed to have chats where you always seem to help me rethink.”


Book a talk

So, you’ve read this far.  Thank you. You’re obviously interested so please click the following link, connect with me and let’s book a FREE talk.


Kind regards,