Mark Carter has held senior and strategic leadership development roles globally. He has experience in over 40 countries, which translates to inclusivity with audiences, harmonising culture and encouraging discretionary effort and action.
He is an accomplished development professional with multiple accreditations and practical hands on experience establishing learning and development frameworks for small and medium-sized enterprises, through to blue chip billion dollar organisations.
In 2016, Mark published his first book ‘Ignite Your Potential, a 7-year passion project focusing on untangling behavioural science into 22 tools for personal development and peak performance.
Twenty years ago, Mark Carter worked for Contiki Holidays as industry trainer and leader across Europe. Today he is a sought-after speaker and trainer in Australia and the wider Asia Pacific region.
He approaches the subjects of leadership, sales, peak performance and behavioral sciences from a unique perspective of depth; one he learned leading thousands of people, hundreds of thousands of kilometers traversing a continent in addition to establishing development departments from a standing start.
As Mark says, “a tour bus is a petri dish of human behavior, and is the best way to get to know exactly how to work with all different types of people”. He’s the type of person who has so many stories, and he has an understanding of human behavior that can’t be learned by a book.
Mark has acquired a catalog of life experiences many people often dream about. He’s held senior and strategic leadership development roles in Asia Pacific, Europe and projects globally, including designing and implementing sales strategies and bespoke methodologies for billion dollar sales teams.
He has a wealth of experience working with market leaders across several industry verticals including e-commerce, advertising, travel, property, hospitality, telecommunications, banking, government and not-for-profit.
Mark is often invited to present at business seminars and is frequently invited to speak as the keynote to set the theme or as host for prestigious gala events including the Citizen of the Year Awards as part of Australia Day Celebrations in 2012.
He combines his raconteur narrative, quick wit, and core ideas into presentations using invigorating stories and sensory submersion. His anecdotes and style serve to take participants on a journey; dismantling complex business concepts, big data or global ideas into innovative, bite sized strategies and tools.
Mark takes a bespoke approach to presentations and often provides attendees with handmade gifts and other value-added extras regularly as ongoing motivation.
His fascination with both the big picture and quirky details of life weaved with a masterful skill in communication, allows him to build relationships with his audiences leaving them intrigued, inspired and provoked into action.