Creative, practical, empathetic, curious, thorough.
I am passionate about helping people create amazing things: artworks, designs, products, businesses etc.
I provide 1-2-1 coaching and advice, group workshops and online training, specialising in professional skills for creative people:
productivity and time management
presentation and communication skills
internet marketing and social media
managing creative teams
financial management (with Sarah Thelwall)
I’m a poet, not a designer! I work with clients across all creative disciplines.
I’m comfortable speaking the language of creativity and the language of business – and often find myself translating between the two! I also make extensive use of online media – blogging, social networks, e-books, e-mail marketing – in a way that complements my face-to-face work with clients.
My ideal clients are creatives who are stuck and want some help from someone who understands their particular mindset and circumstances as a creative professional. Creatives who want to grow their network, sales and business via the internet. Creatives who want to improve their communication skills – networking, influencing, presentation, collaboration and managing others.
I’ve been a self-employed coach and trainer for creative professionals and creative organisations (as well as other business sectors) since 1996. I have an MA in Creative & Media Enterprises from the University of Warwick. I’m also a qualified Psychotherapist, registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Lateral Action is an affiliate partner of The Design Trust, which means that we recommend certain programmes and e-courses that Mark runs as we have tested them out for you, and that we are able to provide special offers throughout the year. We will get a commission on any sales (without costing anything extra to you!).