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I am a former Broker Sales Manager and an Operations Manager who is now working as a leadership coach, consultant and strategist across four key areas:

  • Leadership of successful teams
  • Optimisation of mental performance 
  • Leadership psychology
  • High performing teams

Within these areas, I design, coach and facilitate bespoke leadership development programmes for individuals and teams including managers of all levels, directors, executives, professional athletes and aspiring leaders. My clients include the Delegates of the European Union, The Fred Hollows Foundation in Timor-Leste, the Fiji Sun newspaper, Lakes DHB, Kmart and Foodstuffs.

I am listed by Evan Carmichael as one of the top 100 leadership experts in the world to follow on Twitter.

When I design leadership programmes I draw from my twenty five years of managerial experience across a range of industries in the United Kingdom and here in New Zealand. I am accepted in the MBTI suite of tools and I am a professional member of NZAPT (New Zealand Association of Psychological Type) NZIM (New Zealand Institute of Management) and NZATD (New Zealand Association of Training & Development). I am a published author of two leadership books and I've had articles published in a range of magazines including Lifestyle for Men Magazine, M2, New Zealand Management Magazine as well as having a weekly business column with the Fiji Sun Newspaper. I am the current editor of Elite Leadership magazine.

If you want practical effective coaching and facilitation based on a foundation of modern leadership theories then get in touch via Twitter, the enquiry form below or call me direct on 021 354 831 (New Zealand)

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  • The Leadership formula
    The most powerful force in the world is "motivation" learn the secret behind motivating people and more importantly yourself
    Posted: Monday 6 May 2013
  • How to create the perfect team
    Teams are the lifeblood of any company. It's vital that they work well and work quickly - find out how
    Posted: Wednesday 1 May 2013
  • The Greatest Leadership quotes
    A collection of some of the greatest Leadership quotes compiled by Leadership Coach Mark Wager
    Posted: Monday 29 April 2013
  • Look after the wellbeing of your team
    This is an extension of an interview I did for the New Zealand Herald a year ago
    Posted: Monday 22 April 2013
  • Take a chance when recruiting
    The future of your business is determined by the quality of the people you hire, but are you looking for the right qualities?
    Posted: Monday 15 April 2013
  • RISE to meet your goals
    We all want to be a bit more successful than we are but we tend to lack the motivation required to grant us the life that's possible. Find out why
    Posted: Monday 8 April 2013
  • How to deal with poor performing staff
    The most common failing of new Managers is the ability to manage poor performing staff correctly, yet the answer maybe centuries old
    Posted: Sunday 7 April 2013
  • Five common mistakes that Managers make during a change process
    We are living in a world of change. In tough economic times businesses look at change processes but be aware of these 5 common managerial mistakes
    Posted: Saturday 6 April 2013
  • Does your team want to be successful?
    You can ask any team if they want to be successful and they will say yes but how many actually mean it?
    Posted: Friday 5 April 2013
  • Are you walking in darkness?
    A lot of people lack the self-awareness required In order to fulfil their potential. Are you one of these people?
    Posted: Thursday 4 April 2013
  • Are you really a Leader?
    The word "Leadership" is everywhere yet a lot of people don't understand what Leadership is
    Posted: Wednesday 3 April 2013
  • Are you judging people fairly? The Halo effect
    Everyday Leaders form opinions on the qualities of their team members but are they doing it fairly?
    Posted: Tuesday 2 April 2013
  • 101 Motivational quotes
    We all have good and bad days, sometimes we need to find that little inspiration to keep us on track. Here are a few quotes to help out
    Posted: Monday 1 April 2013
  • Inspirational UFC quotes
    Wherever there is excellence you will find inspiration and there is no better example of excellance than the world of UFC
    Posted: Saturday 23 March 2013
  • Inspirational lessons from Bruce Lee
    Bruce Lee is best known as an Actor and Mixed Martial Artist yet his greatest legacy may well be his work as a Philosopher
    Posted: Saturday 23 March 2013
  • Leadership lessons from Sun Tzu and 'The Art of War
    The greatest book on strategy was written thousands of years ago by the military general Sun Tzu. His lessons are still valuable today
    Posted: Saturday 23 March 2013

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