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Born into a religious family in the UK and immersed in theology, Mark Bowness seemed destined for a life of ministry and service.

He spoke passionately in churches and took young people on life-changing trips to Africa. However, deep within himself, Mark carried a secret that weighed heavily on his spirit – he knew he was gay.

After being married three years, conflicting emotions overwhelmed Mark.

Struggling with his inner truth, Mark attempted to take his own life, but fate intervened, and he survived.

Yet, his world shattered into pieces as he lost his church, his ministry and found himself homeless. He had to leave everything behind and move to the other side of the UK, seeking refuge with his parents.

At rock bottom, Mark discovered a glimmer of hope. He embarked on a personal development journey fuelled by an insatiable thirst for knowledge.

He devoured books and immersed himself in self-improvement, determined to rebuild his shattered life. It was during this transformative period that an audacious idea took root in his mind.

With no money to his name, Mark boldly approached the owner of an island in Fiji, convinced them to let him rent it, and set out to create an eco-island project.

He rallied people from around the world to join him in developing this sustainable haven., the 200-acre volcanic island of Vorovoro.

Mark's drive came from the fact that he had already experienced the depths of despair and realised that failure in business couldn't compare to the darkness he had already faced.

To bring his vision to life, Mark convinced someone to create a website for him, promising payment if his venture succeeded.

Astonishingly, his crazy idea thrived beyond expectation. It captured the attention of over 200 media outlets worldwide, Filming for a remarkable 18 months, the project transformed into a captivating five-part prime-time TV show that aired in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

Just six months after his suicide attempt, Mark found himself lying in a hammock in Fiji, gazing at the palm trees swaying in the gentle breeze.

His life had undergone a remarkable metamorphosis, and in that moment, he realised that countless others were also struggling. Inspired by his own transformative journey, Mark resolved to use his newfound purpose to help them.

Now in a loving relationship and living with his husband in Melbourne, Mark's personal journey took another incredible turn.

Last year, they exchanged vows, becoming legally married. Together, they embarked on the surrogacy process to fulfil their dream of starting a family.

Though they encountered setbacks with three failed attempts in Mexico and two in the United States, they refused to surrender.

Undeterred, they will soon embark on a journey to America, to bring their baby daughter into the world and finally bring her home.

With a deep love for the personal development world that saved him, Mark aspires to empower others to live lives they love.

His passion lies in scaling businesses through personal coaching, aiming to help 100,000 people create coaching businesses of their own.

Mark's expertise lies in guiding individuals to transform their passions into successful coaching enterprises, tapping into the vast population of individuals searching for guidance and support.

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Mark's Fijian home

Through his platform, Audacious Coaches, Mark has built a thriving community of over 33,000 coaches.

His reputation and impact continue to grow, sharing the stage with luminaries like Tony Robbins and effortlessly attracting hundreds of new clients overnight.

His unique skill lies in helping people unlock their potential and turn their passions into purpose-driven coaching businesses. He has built two 7 figure businesses not only transforming his life but those of others.

Mark Bowness' story is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, the power of personal transformation, and the unyielding belief in the possibility of a better tomorrow.

From the depths of despair, he emerged as a beacon of hope, devoted to helping others find their own path to fulfilment and success.

Through his unwavering dedication, Mark embodies the profound truth that even the darkest nights can give way to the brightest dawns.

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