Mark Lindsay

Cycling is a huge passion in my life. I’ve ridden my bike in Nepal, Vietnam as well as the more popular mountainous areas of France and Italy. Each year I set myself a personal cycle challenge, this has included taking part in the amateur version of the pro races like Paris-Roubaix, Amstel Gold and Tour of Flanders.
I enjoy climbing and walking in the Peak District, woodland crafts – living in woodlands, community activism and supporter of social enterprises, supporting graduate teachers through coaching.
I play guitar (poorly), am a keen amateur opera singer and love spending time with family and tinkering with unusual and creative DIY projects.
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Professional expertise

Mark has a wide and robust set of skills as a leader, coach and educator. He is an experienced, creative and engaging facilitator who works well with people from many backgrounds. He has extensive experience in designing and delivering:
  • 1 to 1 and team coaching programmes
  • Leadership training events
  • Emotional Intelligence workshops
  • Project and team building facilitation meetings
He prides himself on his ability to listen deeply to client needs, ask sometimes difficult questions and always works with transparency and integrity.
Over the years Mark has created many inspiring and challenging team building events for corporate clients. This includes writing proposals, producing creative sessions for conference events and reviewing learning outcomes with clients. His past and current clients include: Christie’s, Rolls Royce, Molson Coors, RBS, Reuters, Diageo, Bank of England, The Environment Agency, Statoil (Norway).
Mark makes use of many styles and approaches in his work these include emotional intelligence, mindfulness, coaching, multiple intelligences, humour and sustainability. He always aims to make his courses fun, interactive and meaningful.
 

Portfolio

  • Designed and delivered strategy “kick-off” events for global business managers in the auction business
  • Has organised many team breakout sessions for a variety of businesses in conference settings
  • Organised and delivered a departmental merger conference for a global auction business, Zurich
  • Facilitates on the MBA “Leadership Plus” module at one of the world’s leading Business Schools
  • Coaches Executive MBA students
  • Worked with many teams as team coach for duration of project implementation
  • Works pro bono for business and social enterprise start ups
  • Delivered many “skill bite” workshop sessions both face to face and virtually
  • Keen promoter and catalyst for local “pop-up” events

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

An ex-teacher, Mark moved into the business world 20 years ago working with a variety of training consultancies in the areas of leadership, team development and coaching. In addition, he has led 20 expeditions and events in many remote places including Nepal, Kenya, Borneo, The Arctic Circle, Namibia, Bolivia and Vietnam. 
As an expedition leader Mark developed an interest and passion in helping people and teams achieve success in challenging circumstances. Using his experience in remote, often extreme environments, Mark has become a respected coach, facilitator and trainer. He is a member of the International Coaching Federation as an accredited coach, a fellow of the Royal Society for Arts as well as being a mentor for young educators and business start-ups.

PROFESSIONAL qualifications

  • Member of the International Coaching Federation – aspirant Professional Credentialized Coach (PCC)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • Professional Coaching Skills Certification – Coaching Development – London
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