With over 25 years experience leading and consulting in both the corporate and non-profit sectors, Mark possesses a unique blend of backgrounds which has equipped him with an holistic approach to organisational development & leadership. Mark has an excellent track record in working with organisations to identify strategic directions and assisting them to implement the necessary steps to make things happen. Over the years, he has developed the ability to quickly “read” new spaces, identify key stakeholders and influencers, grasp the political nuances that exist in every group, and to work collaboratively to define issues and solutions.
Mark’s areas of expertise lie in the following areas:
• Strategic planning
• Systems thinking and analysis
• Leadership coaching and mentoring
• Culture change management
• Performance management
• Project management and governance
• Governance review and planning
• Business process improvement
• Public speaking
• Advisory and board positions
Mark’s philosophy of management is highly geared towards relational leadership, having spent extensive time in organisations where the exercise of direct authority was neither appropriate nor effective and the need existed to engage stakeholders through clear and compelling communication and personal influence.
Mark has a strong cross-cultural awareness, having been born in Africa, lived in the US, worked in South East Asia, and called Perth home for over 25 years. Mark has an undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics & Computer Science, a graduate degree in Theology & Educational Leadership, and ongoing doctoral studies in organisational leadership and development.
He is an excellent communicator and presenter, and comes with a strong understanding of what it takes to motivate and lead people in the postmodern workplace.
You can catch him on email at email@example.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/oby_uno and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/themarkobrien. Or you can pick up the phone, do the old-fashioned thing, and connect with him on 0420502446.