Mark Thompson

Mark is an experienced Executive and Career Coach, facilitator and CBT Therapist, coaching executives and health practitioners at all levels for over 20 years. His style is facilitative and supportive, geared towards stimulating thought and action that is practical and aligned to achieving desired goals. He draws on a range of approaches as appropriate for each client including the cognitive and behavioural sciences, the fields of developmental and strengths-based psychology and embodied leadership. Clients have the opportunity to uncover and experiment with behaviours and strategies that enhance their effectiveness and potential and address derailers. Sessions end with co-created practical actions that enable new ideas and behaviours to be tested so that growth and goals are achieved through an iterative process.

He has also worked in NHS Secondary Care Services, consulting, operational management and as a Partner in an executive search firm, delivering mandates across Europe including onboarding coaching for senior executives.


  • Certified NLP Coach, ITS, Accredited by the International Coach Federation
  • PgDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Advanced Diploma in Mental Health & Wellbeing Coaching
  • Action Learning Sets Facilitator, Action Learning Associates
  • Certified in 360/assessment tools
  • Professional Registrations: EMCC; BACP
  • Institute of Coaching at Mclean Hospital; Oxford Review

“Mark is a brilliant and inspiring coach and I am very thankful for his support in opening my mind to a different way of thinking. I have very much welcomed his sharp questions and attentive listening ear which have played a huge part in helping me to work through some significant leadership challenges, decisions and transitions. During each session I have experienced a number of ‘lightbulb’ or ‘shiver’ moments and Mark’s ability to astutely playback what he is hearing and noticing is very powerful. I am walking away with a new level of confidence and a much greater understanding of my purpose, values and sense of self.  I am very grateful for the time that Mark has given me to explore the different paths and map out the next part of my journey.”

Karen Barker

Director of Stakeholder Engagement, University of Warwick, Warwick Business School