I’m a coach and trainer with over 25 years of experience in London, around the UK and in the Middle East. Over the years I’ve coached, trained and taught hundreds of people from all walks of life and have designed numerous coaching and training courses using best practice. But I’ve been working in the ‘real’ world too.
I’m thankful to have survived cancer and depression. I was in the military and served in 2 wars, including over 4 years in Iraq. I’ve worked for multinational companies and I’ve run my own consultancy business for many years. In 2010 I returned from Iraq and found myself burned-out and redundant in a small town with no professional network to help me (when I started), and without the skills I have now. I created the Talk Yourself UP Power Method to help my clients to learn in under 3 months what it took me many years to master through trial and error.
Through my life I’ve been a strategic communications professional with extensive experience of communications projects, brands and events in the UK and the Middle East. I’m a published author, professional speaker and radio show host based in London SW1. I’m a practitioner; qualified EFL teacher and experienced trainer and coach. My long background as an Arabic linguist gives me a rare insight into the interplay of languages and cultures and my MA is in International Security. I have both theoretical knowledge and practical experience that I enjoy using to help my clients through coaching.
I can help you, with my real-world and theoretical knowledge, my positive empathetic attitude and the 10 life-changing coaching courses I’ve created to help my clients. As someone who has done service as a soldier, teacher and entrepreneur, I have real practical experience in a wide range of roles and contexts in the UK and MENA areas, not just serving corporate and SME projects but starting and finishing them. In many roles I have taught and mentored colleagues and even clients where appropriate.
Thanks to my varied and extensive professional background, and coaching and training hundreds of people, I’ve created the Talk Yourself UP Power Method that consists of 10 life-changing courses. Each course is targeted at a particular sub-set of skills and self-knowledge that help my clients to excel in their middle lives and careers and help them extend their earning potential for as long as they want.
“Mark’s programme has got me back in the driving seat of marketing myself.” “Many thanks for yesterday. You were a brilliant guest and it was a great interview.” “I’m hugely impressed with ‘Marketing Meditations’.” “On a scale of 1 – 10, I would rate Mark’s programme and materials a solid 10.”
Hayley Sheridan interviews Mark Goldfinch about what inspired him to create his business. (Archive).
I do a 20 second walking introduction among the crowds of Covent Garden