Mark Burdon

Mark is an experienced executive coach and team facilitator who supports and encourages his clients with their outcomes so that they are able to increase their influence in the world about them. His bespoke approach creates real experiences to help a client use their own rich and often untapped resources, often identifying with small things that yield sustained results.
 
Mark's style is respectful, gentle and supportive while being creative, challenging and often mischievous. Working with what is happening in the moment, he creatively experiments and integrates many approaches. Mark is inspired by Carl Jung's ideas of lifelong development and potential.
 
He has worked with national and international clients in the private, public, NGO and charity sectors. He has co-developed 20 expedition-based development programmes in South America, Africa and Borneo. Client work in Namibia has involved some 9000 hours of programme delivery and more than 2,000 hours experience in coaching business leaders. Clients include: Norwich Union/Aviva; Swiss Re Life and Health; Ministry of Defence; GNER; Anglian Water.
 
Areas of special interest include how specific personality-related energisers and stressors influence us as individuals and play out in our everyday lives, and how to recover and learn from stress. Similarly, how we tap into our fuller sense of who we are and develop our sense of purpose so that we release our latent talents, potential, creativity and effectiveness. Mark has a natural aptitude for noticing how we use language and a keen memory for behavioural patterns and where they support (or do not support) our intended outcomes. 
 
From the late 1980s Mark was a part of the international youth development charity Raleigh International where his roles included: leading assessment/development centres; project manager/facilitator; deputy country director; head office senior manager in London leading teams responsible for recruitment, assessment and training.
 
Mark is a certified Trainer and Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) in Business and a certified user of various psychometric and development tools including the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). He is also a qualified high ropes instructor. He is currently interested in the applications of an innovative approach known as Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling.
 
Mark lives with his wife in rural Norfolk, loves walking with his dogs and sitting in Italian cafes.