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About us

Mark brings with him skills and experiences gained from a distinguished military career spanning over 20 years. During his time in the Army, Mark proved to be a strong proactive leader, empowering soldiers to take ownership, providing coaching, mentoring, and training in a variety of, sometimes, very tough situations, spanning career decisions, setting goals and personal life ambitions.

Prior to leaving the British Army in 2004, Mark was awarded the Military Cross by HM Queen Elizabeth II for gallantry during conflict. Post Iraq invasion (2003).

Mark has worked all over the world with exposure to various industries as a risk manager, honing his managerial, coaching and mentoring skills with employees and clients during difficult times, in some extremely challenging environments. 

Mark now offers his skills and life experience to help individuals, giving them the confidence to achieve goals and to develop a growth mindset. 

Training, qualifications & experience

In 2012 he was introduced to Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), an approach to communication and development created by Richard Bandler & John Grindler in the 1970’s. Over the years he has used this newfound skill successfully with various clients and co-workers. This has enabled them to implement the required strategies and has allowed them to move forwards both professionally and in their personal lives.

Mark holds various instructor training qualifications as well as an MBA. In 2021 he became a Certified Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), a Certified NLP Coach, and a Certified Timeline Therapy Practitioner.

Mark is in business with his wife, Abigail, who is also a Certified NLP Coach, and a Certified Timeline Therapy Practitioner. Together they run Athena Coaching Solutions Ltd.

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Additional information

£65.00 per session (1hr)

Free initial telephone discovery session

Further information

Mark lives on his 35ton,70ft widebeam canal barge with his wife and dog. He is happy to travel and meet at a venue of your choice. Mark offers you his ears, experience, sensibility, insight, support, intuition, flexibility, challenge & sense of humour as well as his desire to enable you to reach your goals. 

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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