Mark Smith is a talented coach, or ‘performance enabler’ as he calls himself. He is also a facilitator with vast experience as a consultant and hundreds of hours leadership and executive coaching.
Mark’s ability to have true empathy and generate a close bond with his clients forms a uniquely powerful combination of focus and intent. He has a relaxed and informal style, which puts his clients at ease and enables a more open and ‘trusted advisor’ relationship, be it face to face or via Skype from anywhere in the world.
In order to combine his skills and his passion for the outdoors, Mark has designed and developed ‘Adventure Coaching’, a process coaching methodology using activities such as mountain biking, kayaking or hiking as a catalyst for a change in perspective, renewal of vision and enabling a new set of strategies towards specific goals. The coaching continues in the workplace where the effects truly take shape.
Realizing the power of coaching when implemented across organisations, Mark works with other exceptional ICF certified coaches who are able to perform coaching in association with him to reach more people around the country or internationally, to powerfully and simultaneously create exceptional results.
Creating Leadership solutions through highly effective one-on-one and team processes features highly in his work.
Mark has an ACC certification from the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Mark is a Certified Results Coach
He is also a Certified Results Executive Coach
He is a founding member of the ICF Gauteng Chapter
He uses a 12 session dynamic, life changing process, which he operates in the following areas:
“Anyone who wants to focus on a specific set of outcomes will see a definite lift in performance and a host of insights they can use to better the quality of any aspect focused on.”
He has had huge success within the financial services sector running training and coaching interventions with hundreds of staff countrywide. He has worked extensively with Barclays into Africa as well as Stanbic and Raiffeisen Bank in Austria. Mark is a Supervisor coach and mentor for Women in Finance.
Mark has experience in personal growth, life and business coaching at board and executive level as well as with sales representatives, entrepreneurs, MDs, team leaders and call centre agents.
He runs coaching sessions with professionalism, integrity and confidentiality.
Mark is passionate about his work, having followed his own spiritual journey, studied life skills, leadership and is results driven. He inspires others to be the best they can be. Personally, he is a family man, lives on a farm in Napier, Western Cape where he indulges his love for horses and 4×4 driving, as well as mountain biking.
References and testimonials are available on request