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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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  • Preparing for your performance review by Mark Wager
    Performance reviews can be daunting, both for the reviewer and the person being reviewed. Learn how to deal with this potentially difficult situation
    Posted: Monday 29 July 2013
  • Revenge by Mark Wager
    While seeking revenge dig two graves, one for yourself - Douglas Horton
    Posted: Monday 22 July 2013
  • Are you too quiet to be a leader?
    We all have an idea of what a leader should be, someone who is bold, brave and extraverted by what happens if that image is not who you are
    Posted: Monday 15 July 2013
  • The keys to employee engagement
    This is an extended version of an article that was first published in M2 Magazine. We hear everywhere that employee engagement is key to success but what is it and how do we get it?
    Posted: Monday 8 July 2013
  • Managing conflict
    There's a myth that successful teams do not have conflict. The truth is the best teams not only have conflict but they encourage it. The key is how to manage the conflict so it works for you
    Posted: Monday 24 June 2013
  • Putting together a Leadership Development Programme
    An in-house Leadership Development Programme is becoming an essential component of any successful organisation. Here is what you need to consider when putting a LDP together
    Posted: Monday 17 June 2013
  • 7 Vital lessons for new Managers
    When you start as a new Manager your new role can be daunting. Here are some valuable lessons that will stop you making some common mistakes
    Posted: Monday 10 June 2013
  • Having difficult conversations
    Here are some tips on how to have that difficult or essential conversation
    Posted: Monday 3 June 2013
  • The one lesson you wont learn on a management course
    You can attend many courses and learn many things but if you want to be a quality leader then there's one lesson no course can teach you
    Posted: Monday 27 May 2013
  • The real reason why your dreams are not coming true
    Why all dream of something more than we currently have but what is the real reason why those dreams are not coming true
    Posted: Monday 20 May 2013
  • How to create a culture of innovation
    It's no longer the biggest or the most well funded companies that survive it's now the most innovative. How do you create this invaluable culture?
    Posted: Wednesday 15 May 2013
  • 10 signs that you need a Leadership Coach
    When a company hires a new employee they invest a lot of time and money in skills training, yet when they hire a new Manager they leave it to chance.
    Posted: Wednesday 8 May 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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