Challenger. Pragmatic. Results Focused.
Mark collaborates with leaders of organisations (of all sizes) to improve performance. And there are two principle ways to improve, how you define, performance.
Firstly, taking a Customer Centric approach to Business builds greater engagement with the right customers and employees, creates greater levels of profitability. Taking this approach builds greater resilience in the business to market changes, through developing customer strategies and tactics for engagement - to attract and retain your profitable promoters. Secondly, we need to provide leaders and teams with the tools and skills to focus on improvement. Some people call these groups, high-performing, but let's be specific about what they are: focused on improving performance, learning and to do this they need the right set of tools. I use Stacey Barr's approach to this, PuMP® the performance measurement process, to up skill the teams in the organisation. The leaders are also equipped with the techniques of evidence-based leadership.
With a three-decade background that covers senior management, academia and consulting, Mark brings an insightful and pragmatic approach to organisations wanting to improve, to cast-off the industrial age ideas that no longer work, and adopt practices that are relevant for our current age and economy.
Mark's story starts as a young lad working with customers in his parent's shops. This must have been where the genesis of the insight that your revenue (and profit) comes from the people that give you money, your customers. He then had a 14 year career with Suncorp, starting in sales and then into management. Firstly, branch and area management, the product distribution, call centre management and then Mark developed and led the organisational wide customer strategy. This manifested into a three year change and technology program that resulted in Suncorp having the highest cross-sell rate of any financial services group in Australia.
Mark has always been grateful to Suncorp for the professional development, support and challenges. He completed an MBA while at Suncorp and was then asked by QUT to develop two courses for the MBA program, Sales Management and, Customer Relationship Management.
Mark designed these courses and then delivered them for eight years (part time with the Graduate School of Business) in the evenings while embarking on another stage of his career in management consulting during the day.
Today Mark is a pragmatic consultant, author and speaker who applies a natural business talent together with a broad set of methodologies and deep experience to bring about results and demonstrable change within the organisations he works with. He has worked with almost one hundred different organisations and has delivered more than 200 client engagements. His experience and MBA are backed up with qualifications in PuMP®, Prosci Change Management and the Net Promoter Score®.