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Mark is an extraordinary superb coach.

Mark is an extraordinary superb coach. He has a lovely blend of real life business experience underpinned by a rigorous academic pedigree. His enthusiasm and natural curiosity with his ability to re-frame and dissect problems enabling supportive solution focused conversations has been of enormous help to me personally and the business that I run. I’d recommend him without hesitation.

- David Fielding MBE, Managing Partner - Attenti Executive Recruitment Services


Mark gets my recommendation as an executive coach and mentor.

Mark gets my recommendation as an executive coach and mentor. His ability to recognize, understand, and explain complex business relationships has supported my thinking and actions. Mark did not hesitate to tactfully, but directly point out areas that needed to be considered a different way, and proved to be right of the time with his observations, opinions, and suggestions. Great job!

- Lorenza Brescia, MEng, MBA - CEO iQela Mobile Ltd


Expand your mind and reach new heights of potential.

I recently had the privilege of working with Mark and was immediately impressed by his sheer depth of knowledge - he is incredibly well read and as such is an expert in the field of personal development and human transformation. Mark's unique ability is to integrate all his knowledge and present it in a simple, elegant package that is powerful, practical and easily digestible.

Mark's thinking is truly strategic; if you just want to be average then Mark is definitely not the coach for you, but if you want to expand your mind and reach new heights of potential then Mark will take you as far as you want to go. In my experience, very few coaches have the legs to take you this far - Mark is a rare exception but only for those who really want to get results.

- Stuart MacCormack, Associate Director - KPMG

I feel positive and energised about "selling" my skills.

Following a recent Skype coaching session with Mark, I feel positive and energised about "selling" my skills, as a Training Consultant to potential clients. As an employee in large corporates for over 20 years, I recently became a Freelance Trainer and was nervous about sales. Mark provided me with sound advice, top tips, valuable theory and a great suggestion to kick me off and get me out there - I came off the call feeling both motivated and capable - Thank you Mark

- Nikki Cinderey, Independent CIPD Qualified Trainer

I highly recommend Mark as a trainer.

Mark asked me to take part in his MA research in applied coaching and I have to say it has had highly positive effects beyond the 6 weeks of the program. Mark's insight, experience and multi-disciplinary approach were highly effective. A rediscovery, an awareness of my body vs how I perceive and connect to the world around me that has led to a greater confidence and important steps in my freelance career and personal life. I highly recommend Mark as a trainer.

- Rita Abreu, Owner at ARA Photography

Create a situation in which you achieve your own goals.

I've had a distinct privilege of participating in Mark’s research in Applied Coaching. From the outset, Mark was a very positive, full of insight and open-minded person. His professional experience, interests, skills and enthusiasm were brilliant. The whole program consisted of two 5 minute long Public Talks and a set of exercises such as Diary Writing, Hypnotherapy, the Alexander Technique, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Aikido, Clean Language and Symbolic Modeling. I felt much more motivated and confident after a few sessions with Mark. My life has definitely taken a turn for the positive. Mark is an inspirational personal coach who can masterfully put things in perspective and create a situation in which you achieve your own goals.

- Magdalena Slowinska, Co-Founder and CEO at

I highly recommend working with him.

Mark is an excellent business and life coach drawing upon a wealth of experience as leader and entrepreneur as well as having a different and often highly interesting NLP perspective. We had many insightful discussions, frequently comparing management & leadership theory with best practice observed in successful start-ups and big corporates. I highly recommend working with him.

- Michael Berns, MBA, Practice Leader

Mark is inspiring.

Mark is inspiring, full of knowledge and know-how, and takes each person as they are. He is kind, yet he will take you beyond your current limits. Highly recommended!

- Eva Koudela, Teacher, Mathematician, Artist and Independent Health and Wellness Professional

Top Trainer!

I hired Mark to motivate students at Birkbeck, University of London. His remit was to motivate students to enlist skills that they will need throughout the next year of their degree.

In all my time as leader of the society, I have never seen a trainer do such a brilliant job of behaviour management and audience engagement. I believe he left a lasting impression on Birkbeck students and am keen to work with him again. If you want to motivate your team, or learn a lot about your own behaviour. Mark S is your man. Top trainer!

- Darren Shaw, Employability & Self-Development Trainer at learndirect Limited

Mark provided me with excellent framework.

Mark provided me with excellent framework by which to apply my creative business mind. I needed some kind of framework to apply to my existing business generation model. I felt overwhelmed with information and options and needed some structure to bring me back home to my core needs.

Ultimately, he understood my personal communication methods and my business needs perfectly, and could then offer the desired outcome personal to my requirements. I would highly recommend him!

- Melanie Copus, Consultant

Mark has a wealth of knowledge.

Mark has a wealth of knowledge. After our conversations on techniques used during interviews, I was able to work out if someone is being creative, honest or was drawing from a memory when answering my questions, just by looking at the direction eyes are going, I was by far better equipped to make the right choice for new employees. Very interesting results!

I completed second interviews with favorites and used the techniques again to test them and the methods were consistent, I felt empowered that I was able to make the best choice possible.

Mark also gave me some great questions to ask, to gain understanding of their ability to work as a team and their ability to motivate them self. Once again, I was very quickly able to see who the best candidates were for the role.

We are now trialing the successful applicant in my company and we are very impressed with what we have seen, observations made in the interview process have proven correct as the individual is able to work as part of a team and on their own and is doing very well.

I can definitely recommend you speak to Mark if you want your business to grow.

- Barney Dorman, Managing Director at

Master NLP practitioner.

Mark is a business consultant with whom I become acquainted through Business Network International. He is a master NLP practitioner combining these skills with his vast business expertise. I commissioned Mark to assist with developing a series of assessment centre exercises. He spent a considerable amount of time discussing the brief and making myriad suggestions as to how my objectives could be achieved. He delivered high quality work ahead of schedule and went the extra mile to check that I was satisfied with the output. Mark is a first class professional with whom it was a great pleasure to work with. I look forward to future collaborations.

- Dr Yvonne Foster, HR Consultant & Human Resources Expert

His advice is grounded both in his coaching and in his management experience.

I used Mark's support throughout the process of applying for a place at the highly competitive Executive MBA at the London Business School. He helped me to prepare a consistent, convincing and interesting profile which we afterwards used throughout the rigorous application process. When I secured an interview at the LBS, Mark not only prepared me for the questions but also showed me how to pitch my message at the level appropriate to the high-caliber audience.

What sets him apart as a coach is his thorough understanding of the business context: his advice is grounded both in his coaching and in his management experience. His knowledge of the NLP techniques is also invaluable in transferring loose ideas into a precisely structured application. Meetings with him left me not only well prepared, but also more aware of my motivations, goals and values which made my message clear, strong and convincing.

I have no doubt that without his help I would not be able to count myself among the 80 or so lucky MBA students at one of the top 5 business schools in the world. I highly recommend his services specifically for any rigorous and competitive recruitment process where excellence has to be the standard. Mark, thank you.

- Anna Gburczyk, Business Transformation Manager

Mark is extremely knowledgeable in his field.

Mark is extremely knowledgeable in his field. He impressed me with his skilled ability to relate his expertise to challenges that are both work based and personal. He was very personable and made me feel comfortable when discussing what can be difficult and sensitive scenarios. He has opened me up to a new world with his advice on NLP and the literature that I should read to broaden my own knowledge base. I enjoy the sessions that we have and always feel enlightened if not a little overwhelmed afterwards!

- Sally Bannister, Head of HR at TurnITOn

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