One of the most important things that Mark enabled me to do was to cope with the pandemic. I have some very good tools, and one of them was to really focus on myself. As a coach always giving out, I had lost the art of actually What do I need? What am I going to do? How am I going to do with stuff? Mark's amazing coaching really helped me process the pandemic and is still helping me now work out how the new vision I have of my personal and professional life will carry forward post-pandemic.
MyClimateChangeGarden.com is my passion. It's something I want to grow into a bigger enterprise. My coaching with Mark has enabled me to have the concrete vision of how that is possible. So as well as helping with personal tools about how I structure in my life, Mark manages to combine that with some very hard hitting, factual theory of change exercises. He challenged me throughout the whole of the seven weeks and made me realise that some of my ideas were not possible, but quite a few of them had brilliant potential. That's where I am now.
I would recommend coaching with Mark to anyone because he's not only a very professional person. He's a very caring, intelligent and incredibly patient, and challenging or challenges me individually.
I am grateful to Mark for the thoughtful way in which he coaching me through an important turning point in my career. He asked me non-judgemental but thought provoking questions which really helped me to get to the route of the issue and to make some critical decisions.
I would thoroughly recommend Marks coaching to other business owners and entrepreneurs.
Thea - Marketing Director startup
Working with Mark has taught me to better trust myself, whilst also giving me the tools to systematically approach problems which have arisen in my business with more confidence and certainty. Mark worked with me in his capacity as a business coach whilst my startup was enrolled on a business accelerator.
Mark had a positive impact from the start, through the way he challenged not only my assumptions, but also my processes.
Mark is effective in this due to the holistic approach he has to solving problems, drawing on his background as a startup founder, and a genuine empathy not often seen in professional business coaches.
Pete - startup Business Owner
Managing change in professional life can be challenging at any time. However, 2020 is certainly exceptional with the speed and depth of shifts in how, where and even, if we can still work. Must admit that I am feeling very lucky at the moment. In January 2020 I completed an intensive 7 week coaching course with Mark that provided the tools and positive headspace to navigate current challenging times. Mark quickly identified and helped me to explore methods of dealing with areas of my professional career that were limiting my progress. Unlike any other coaches I have worked with, he combines an intuitive and intellectual approach to career and life purpose planning that delivers huge progress in very short space of time. I now have highly effective self management tools in place which are much needed in these challenging days. Mark helped me to feel confident and excited about what I need to do and how to make my personal conviction to #climateaction align with my professional goals. Our sessions lasted from 2 to 3 hours over seven weeks. We combined skype calls with sitting in the British Library cafe chatting in close proximity - remember those days? Each session shifted my outlook and perception of what was possible to change in my life. I am truly thankful to Mark that I am in such a grounded place to navigate the rest of 2020 and beyond. With self isolation and working from home part of normal everyday life, this is the perfect time to action my now clearly defined personal goals and professional ambitions for 2020 and beyond.
I’ve been working with Mark since midway through 2019, and the difference he’s made to both my thinking, and the strategic direction of our business, has been game-changing. What I love most is that Mark is totally in touch with the latest ideas in business positioning and marketing, and is helpful in an entirely pragmatic and down-to-earth way. I know I can rely on him to challenge my assumptions and help me get to where I need to be in my thinking, in a way that is always focused on bottom-line outcomes. We wouldn’t be where we are now without his input.
Cat - Managing Partner
"Mark has challenged my working, he has forced me to look at the Important Non Urgent Stuff which I had put to one side. He is my cheerleader, always has my back (very encouraging when you are self-employed). He challenges me. Points out areas I have never considered before. Is honest. I prided myself on my discipline, but I realised it was to do the stuff that my clients wanted but not to grown my business. This year I have a vision of where my business is going. I am positive, optimistic and excited about where it is going. I’m on course for 10x revenue from my first year working with Mark." Lisa - Business Owner