“When I speak, Mark listens intently and a conversational dance takes place. Suddenly, my perspective transforms forever. I don’t know what he does but he generates a feeling of unstoppable confidence.
He is a remarkable leader, not just because he’s been there and done it but because his intense integrity always asks for more – urging me to dig deeper and go for, and be, my best self.
He has a voice and manner that is social mastery. Every time we meet I come away with total clarity.”
3 words that sum you up?
Engaging. Insightful. Challenging.
And 3 words that don’t?
Uncaring. Disinterested. Waste of time.
The best audience/coachees?
Those who are unsure. Those who have questions. Those who recognise there’s more and want to be more. Those who are stuck. And those who want to make a difference. Real leaders, with real problems and real challenge.
What makes you laugh or smile?
Funny people, adventure, the sun… And achieving the extraordinary by taking risks.
Talk to me about…
My ‘Why’. Your ‘Why ’. Making a difference. Travelling, my grown-up daughters and more travelling (one of them lives in Sydney).
Flying – to see the world from a different perspective (and get places quicker!).
Biggest ‘Doh!’ moment?
Scoring an own goal in basketball (yes, it is possible).
When not coaching, you’ll find me…
Running, climbing, travelling, writing, socialising and enjoying London.
It’s all about transformation… You personally, your effectiveness and your results.
Mark’s deep experience of working at board level combined with extensive coaching skills and experience make him a potent coach for CEOs and Executive Committee members. He has a pragmatic understanding of the commercial context in which senior leaders operate, a clear grasp of the responsibilities they shoulder and the gravitas to command their trust. He is valued for his calm insight and ability to cut through to core issues with a pace that leaders want and need.
Mark helps leaders to simultaneously grow and lead exceptional people with purpose as well as profit. He equips leaders for the enormous demands of the senior executive career. He is plain-speaking, saying what he believes to be true but always with care for the receiver; quickly building rapport so that the deep work can commence which is where the real work is done.
One of Mark’s most significant distinctions is his ability to help a leadership team craft a strategy that engages leaders and their followers to deliver transformation and real business results - with agility, pace, resilience and consistency.
Coaching Specialities and how Mark can help you…
Mark has extensive experience working with senior leaders and managers to facilitate personal and organisational transformational change. Having started and sold his own multimillion-pound business, he has a core knowledge and understanding of the challenges and pressures faced by senior executives and brings invaluable support to your side.
With a Masters in Leadership Coaching and a unique pastoral background, his ability to empower and enable means that leaders experience the freedom to explore, develop and engage on their way to significantly improved outcomes.
“As a previous CEO, Mark has excellent knowledge of the practical issues faced in improving performance and efficiency. He carries great credibility and empathy into each interaction which enable him to quickly deliver results. Highly intuitive and skilled, his coaching style focuses purely on what’s needed to progress.”
Business Background and a life in the real world…
After ten years working for companies such as BT, Lloyds and Axa Insurance, Mark started his own tech consulting business. Fast growth resulted in multiple office locations, a global client base across all market sectors and managing £500m projects with stringent SLAs.
Mark has coached and consulted across all sectors including: financial (HBOS, Swiss Re, JP Morgan, UBS, Barclays, Lloyds, Mazars), utilities, retail, logistics (Khuene+Nagel), tech (IBM), manufacturing, pharma, healthcare (NHS, vets) and public sector (central and local government, MOD and the police). He is also a highly engaging presenter, facilitator and speaker, working with large groups to achieve clear objectives (e.g. engagement around purpose).
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