Mark has served in management, leadership, and consultative positions, across the private, public, and non-profit sectors, for over twenty-five years. He has worked and consulted with a diversity of people and organisations, including: entrepreneurs, SME’s, corporations, social enterprises, and charities. Mark has a creative and inquisitive outlook, and relishes the opportunity to work with meaningful and challenging change projects.
Mark completed his MBA while working full-time in a management role for IBM. The focus of his research was a comparison between organisations that employed behaviour based performance management approaches, i.e. focusing on the developmental needs of individuals and teams, and those that favoured outcome based approaches – i.e. primarily target driven. His research findings were profound. They provided him the inspiration to design and develop meaningful performance management processes and systems. Mark’s work has shown the link between the progressive development of individuals (and teams) and performance. Behaviour based systems consistently achieve results, resilience and morale. Mark’s passion is to help organisational viability through helping organisations transition to developmental practices.
A new question emerged. Why does the conventional approach to education not achieve the changes and results it strives for? Through designing and delivering facilitated programs, it had become clear that the conventional approach to education and training, which largely focuses on developing discrete functional skills, achieve very narrow and limited results. Mark began research into education, and its impact on people. He completed an MSc programme at Schumacher College, where he researched holistic approaches to learning and personal development. Mark has developed an Integral approach to learning and development, and has been applying holistic ideas in the fields of organisational development, and education.
Mark now lives in Devon. He is the co-founder of The Network Consulting Group, and continues his passion for working in a meaningful way with organisations and individuals. He has recently completed his clinical year in psychotherapy, and also works voluntarily for a charitable trust.