Mark is an experienced Executive and Career Coach and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT). His work is grounded in psychological principles and is focused on helping people thrive. Over the past 14 years he has coached mid to senior level executives in a diverse range of organisations and fields, from large PLC’s such as BP, Hammerson, Allianz Global Investors, to Universities and start-ups. As a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist he addresses a broad range of psychological issues in his private practice and delivers Trauma Focused CBT for the NHS. Mark’s earlier professional life includes consulting and operational management experience in the retail and leisure sectors as well as eight years as a Partner in an executive search firm where he delivered mandates across Europe. Mark completed his coach training in 2002 with an International Coach Federation accredited training programme and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in CBT from the University of South Wales.
As a Coach Mark works 1:1 and specializes in two core areas: points of transition and developing and sustaining resilience. His style is facilitative and supportive, geared towards stimulating thought and action that is practical and aligned to achieving desired goals. As part of this process Mark helps clients to explore what they value, what works best for them and addresses the barriers and derailers that may hinder change.
“Through Coaching4Careers, I was introduced to Mark Thompson. Not only was he very professional, he was also everything that I needed. Despite having had only one coaching session with him, it was of immense help. Before our session, he called me on the phone for a quick assessment, and based on it, he came extremely well-prepared to put me on the right track. He ensured I was well-equipped to prepare for upcoming interviews, and also gave me the confidence needed to succeed. The very next medical school interview I had was at University of Western Australia. I am pleased to say that I was amongst the first candidates to get an offer from them for entry in 2018. I wholeheartedly recommend the service, and am immensely grateful to Mark for all the help.”
Jee Hwan Kim, Australia