I enjoy working with anyone wishing to make a positive contribution to the world in any field, business or industry.
Many of my clients work in NGOs, charities or non-profit organisations in the social impact sector.
Others come with diverse career backgrounds ranging from banking and accountancy to teaching and vocal performance.
All share a desire to bring positive change to the world and make a difference in other people's lives.
Here are some words from former clients :-
"I found Mark to be an excellent listener, who had quick insight into my situation and my personal reaction to the events that prompted me to seek coaching.
He made excellent suggestions for directions for me to explore and exercises to carry out in order to bring me to a place of calm acceptance.
This has enabled me to quickly move forward emotionally and practically to embrace the changes that are happening rather than fight against them or the people involved.
I liked his holistic approach to coaching, including breathing and meditation exercises to ensure that the coaching session was infused with a sense of calm and well-being - a good place from which to have a conversation."
Isabel Kelly, Founder and Corporate Philanthropy Director, Profit With Purpose, UK.
"Mark was highly recommended to me as someone who might be able to help me transition smoothly through a significant period of change I was about to go through.
I started working with Mark at a very exciting time in my career however it was also very daunting and I wondered how I was going to live up to expectations, especially those that I had of myself.
I didn’t have any prior experience of meditation or mindfulness so at first I found elements of Mark’s coaching sessions a little unconventional but I was very quickly able to benefit from his approach and the techniques he used.
Mark’s calming, thought-provoking and conversational approach made me consider things in a very different way – ways in which I would never have arrived at had I worked through things alone.
I can genuinely say that after only a few sessions I felt more empowered, more in control and more ready for the opportunities that lay ahead, and not just in the context of what I’d initially started talking to him about.
I’d highly recommend Mark to anyone who feels they’d benefit from coaching sessions – whether you need help with something relatively small or something pretty significant.”
Leigh Thompson, Sage Foundation Programme Manager (Europe), Sage Group plc.
"I had a lot of trust and confidence in Mark from the start as we shared a similar NGO background. We enjoyed an honest and open relationship and this helped me to be comfortable about opening up.
In turn, I became aware of some deeply rooted limiting beliefs which I was able to work on.
Mark has a wealth of insight into the NGO world and the psyche of NGO workers that enriched our discussions and deepened my thinking of my own activist path.
Mark's approach which combines energetic techniques with coaching was very effective. In particular it helped me release stress and some emotional baggage.
I gained way more from the coaching than I had hoped and a lot of this is due to Mark's unique talents and experience.
I feel really blessed with this experience!"
Iris Cheng, Campaigner on Energy Solutions, Greenpeace International, Netherlands.
"I really enjoyed and benefited from our sessions. I think having someone independent to assist to clarify my thoughts and reframe them when needed was very beneficial.
Given that our team was not only brand new but literally located around the entire globe, I felt we were all finding our place and strengths within the team. It was easy on certain days to feel overwhelmed and potentially isolated from a time zone or feedback and brainstorming point of view.
One of the primary benefits of our session was to be able to speak to someone not caught up in the task at hand, who could help refine the overwhelming number of challenges being faced and guide my thoughts and feelings to put together simple and common sense next steps.
Thanks for the time you spent with me and for your open and approachable nature.
Not only did you help me professionally but you helped to highlight that I should approach things with confidence in my own ability and you helped me to clarify my own feelings and motivations so that I can fall back to them on days when perhaps things aren't going to plan."
Rebecca Harris, Sage Foundation Programme Manager (Australia), Sage Group plc.
"The TeamUp program has been one of the best courses on mindfulness I’ve ever taken.
No other course has given me the opportunity to integrate the learnings and knowledge day-to-day and discuss in such an open and trustworthy environment about myself.
The environment created by Mark as the triad facilitator was honest and refreshing.
The course is a great opportunity to grow yourself, learn about how to integrate mindfulness practices into your life, understand yours and others personalities, and how easy it is to change habits of a lifetime."
Susannah Llewellyn, Business Agency Leader, Google, Singapore.
"I decided to take coaching sessions with Mark because I was impressed by his ability to speak straight from the heart.
Mark is a skilled and charismatic coach so I was able to identify and address my challenges in a very short time.
Mark was able to guide me professionally through my issues. All I needed to do was relax and move more into my heart. This enabled me to talk through my problems and receive helpful insights.
It is easy to follow Mark as he works with useful images and examples. It is especially helpful to receive his guidance on meditation and energetics - it really felt that we had a strong energy connection which helped the process along.
After the sessions I always felt more relaxed with the power to move forward, and even now back in my daily life I really feel a sense of calm and peace of mind.
I'd like to thank Mark for his outstanding support in reinforcing my ability to guide myself forward in my life!"
Hannes Gresser, Manager, Audi AG, Germany.
"Mark was excellent at asking the right questions at the right time to get me to really think about the topic I had chosen to discuss. He helped to open up possibilities that wouldn't have occurred to me otherwise.
I was really impressed by Mark's listening skills and the things he would pick up from my language. It was very insightful.
I found the sessions well-structured and very effective at helping me to work out what I wanted and how to achieve it.
I always ended our coaching sessions feeling highly motivated and inspired to do more and I really appreciated Mark's ability to hold me accountable for completing my action points.
Overall I found the sessions enjoyable, useful, motivating and generally brilliant at helping me to move forwards in my life.
Mark has all the attributes of a highly effective and successful coach. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others who are looking to be coached."
Shahira Moola, Yoga Instructor and Homeopathy Consultant, UK.
"I found Mark's coaching empathetic, precise, focused and extremely useful in helping me formalise my goals and get creative about new avenues to achieve them and explore my motivations.
The process is on-going and I'm looking forward to pinning a few more things down with the help of Mark's magic process."
Mark Sekree, Chartered Financial Planner, UK.
"Mark is an open, genuine and highly effective coach.
Through the sessions we had, he was intuitive in picking up and dissecting some of the issues I had with myself. He was also good at facilitating me to make major shifts and helping me to be more aware of my own blind spots.
Mark's approach came across as very encouraging, patient and sincere which made me feel empowered after talking to him each time.
I am grateful that he has helped me through one of the most challenging times of my life."
Wong Ying Jie, Web Designer, Singapore.
"My coaching sessions with Mark provided me with an opportunity to reflect on my life as a whole, identify aspects I was happy with and those I would like to change. It allowed be to think about how to make the first steps forward and make positive changes in my life.
Perhaps, most importantly it has given me a sense of hope - a hope that you can make choices in life and that things can change for the better.
As a result, I feel completely changed from how I was four months ago. I'm a lot more focused and clearer about how to achieve what I want. I am excited about future possiilities and even listening to music again - a huge passion of mine which I had lapsed out of."
Alex Boulton, Secondary School Teacher, Thailand.
"Mark's coaching helped me to 'stand back' and take an educated look at my current work and life situation, my prospects, my positive qualities, hopes and desires.
At the beginning I felt apprehensive about opening up and voicing all my genuine feeling and opinions, but I was made to feel comfortable voicing all my concerns.
As a result, I felt able to proceed with my career and life choices with a little more confidence and a lot more self-direction."
Richard James Smith, Hospitality and Events Specialist, Hong Kong.