Mark Quattrocchi, B.Ed, recently returned from a cycling journey around the world from China back to Canada that spanned two-years through forty countries and five continents. On his adventure, Mark fundraised for education to build five schoolhouses in developing communities along the way. Mark gained his sense of adventure and learned about the importance of community growing up in the small country village of Rideau Ferry, Ontario. Before setting out on his cycling adventure, he was a certified Teacher and taught internationally in South Korea, China and locally in Canada. Currently, Mark lives in Scarborough with his wife and daughter where he works full-time as a Motivational Speaker with the WE organization, sharing the power of sustainable impact to tens of thousands of people each year.
Cycling Around the World and the Power of “Hello”
Who has ever been sitting beside someone they didn’t know on a bus, plane, train or even at an event and wanted to say something but never did? Many of us have been there. But, by overcoming our fear and opening with “Hello” we can make the world a little more friendly and knock down stereotypes in the process. Through Mark’s solo unsupported cycling journey around the world from China back to Canada, he shares how simple human connection can change the way we perceive the people of our planet.