Mark Holden

Mark Holden is an exceptional communicator who uses a powerful combination of knowledge and experience to challenge thinking and change behaviour. He is renowned for his hard hitting, humorous and insightful presentations designed to deliver bottom-line results. He has assisted some of Australia's top companies to recognise their potential.
Mark started his working life in sales and marketing before studying and working in the area of social services. It was here that he gained his insight into dealing with people and came to understand the complexities of human behaviour. After a number of years involved in counselling and social work he decided to pursue a career in the corporate world, initially focusing on training and development, and later concentrating on organisational development and change.

Since the mid 80's Mark has worked for a number of organisations in Human Resource and Organisational Development roles being exposed to a wide range of markets and cultures. His workshops and seminars are highly interactive, creating maximum ownership and are designed to meet the business needs of organisations.

During his career Mark has specialised in leadership development. He has trained thousands of managers in the cutting edge leadership techniques that are crucial in the running of modern organisations. His leadership development programs are current, practical and designed to align with the strategic initiatives of your business, providing real results that impact the bottom line.

Mark founded his own consulting business, an organisation specialising executive development. Since commencing his own business Mark has worked with such organisations as, Qantas, British Airways, SOCOG, Walt Disney Animation, Walt Disney TVA International, News Limited, John Fairfax, Australian Consolidated Press, Swift and Moore, Microsoft, Wang, Woolworths, Big W, Dairy Farmers, Brisbane City Council, Queensland Government (Transport and Attorney Generals Office), ABC, Laing+Simmons, Belle Property, Australian Taxi Council, SOCOG, Public Trust Office Queensland.

Mark is a prominent business author, speaker and executive coach based in Sydney, Australia. While Mark spends most of his time in Australia he is also in demand as an international presenter.

Mark has qualifications in Theology, Counselling and Psychotherapy as well as postgraduate qualifications in, Management, Business, Training and Development Management.

Mark regularly delivers keynote presentations at conferences and seminars on...

The Power to Lead
The defining factor of all successful organisations is the quality of their leadership. For the last eighteen years Mark has worked with thousands of leaders in some of Australia's top organisations keeping pace with leading edge leadership techniques. He distils this experience into one powerful presentation where he discusses:
The power of Vision - exploring the importance and methods leaders use to articulate their vision and get buy-in at all levels
The power of People - underlining the crucial role motivated and inspired people play in organisational success and how leaders achieve this
The power of Change - demonstrating the need for leaders to be instigators of change to ensure competitive advantage

In this presentation Mark challenges the thinking of managers at all levels to experience the results that being an exceptional leader can bring. He provides practical leadership tools and techniques that can be implemented immediately.


Mark is focused on identifying our needs and developing creative ways of communicating to our staff at whatever level.
- Controller-People Group, Big W

Mark has the rare ability to be a master of his topic and present in a way that everyone can relate to. His thorough professionalism has been a significant benefit and motivation for me.
- General Manager, Walt Disney Animation Australia

Mark spoke directly at our level, combining humour, real life examples and a sense of rapport rarely achieved."
- Sales Manager, NATRA Pty Ltd

Professional and motivating ... relevant and inspiring. Excellent presentation skills.
- Manager - Major Venues, Brisbane City Council

Mark has a warm and witty style ... he has the rare ability to involve people, no matter the size of the group.
- Human Resource Director, Woolworths Pty Ltd

Mark's presentations are energising and entertaining enchanting retention and skills acquisition and stimulating thinking.
- General Manager Human Resources, Swift ' Moore Pty Ltd

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