As a Canadian, now living in Switzerland, I have my roots in the world of ice-hockey. I worked many years as a player, coach and manager for top teams in Germany and Switzerland. I also had the opportunity to work with Team Canada at six Spengler Cup tournaments.
Since 1999 I have worked full-time as a in-house trainer, coach and keynote-speaker. My education, a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Physical Education, at the University of Manitoba, provided an ideal foundation for my work today. I extended this with further education as a trainer and speaker in Australia and Canada.
Early on, I identified the link between high performance in sport and business and realized that there are many parallels between these two worlds. Drawing on my past experiences in professional sport, I share many personal examples and exciting real-life stories to make my sessions come alive.
My passion is leadership development. My mission is to help people see their potential so clearly that it makes a difference in their lives. My work includes coaching, team vision, motivation, high-performance, communication, psychology of winning and health and wellbeing. I believe that the development of leaders and leadership is the competitive advantage. The core of my philosophy is that leadership development is an inside-out process. It begins by defining clear values and creating a vision and mission on a personal level and that leads to effective leadership on a professional level.
Coaching And Education Background
1978-84 – University of Manitoba/Canada – Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Physical Education
Bachelor of Education
1989-90 – Success Motivation Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Management Training Program
1988-91 – Canadian Hockey-Association, Winnipeg, Manitoba
National-coach Certificate - Level 4
1992-98 – Coach, Hockey Club Herisau, Switzerland, National-League A
Two time Speaker of the Year, with Custom Learning Systems, Calgary, Alberta.
1999-present – Full-time Speaker and Trainer. Consistently rated as one of the top speakers at the St. Gallen Business School and the St. Gallen Management Institute. Topics are leadership and high-performance-teams. Also in-house trainer and keynote speaker with various national and international companies.
2004 – Opened Mark McGregor Leadership Center GMBH (Current CEO).
2010 – Opening of Leadership Camp Kenora, Canada.
All inclusive, week-long seminars with a unbeatable ambience!
2012 – Opening Leadership Camp in Inzell, Germany for in-house training and seminars.
2017- Created The 'Being On Mission Institute'
I love to facilitate, run workshops and design and lead conferences. Professional facilitation can help ensure that your meetings and workshops are successful and get sustainable results. Drawing on my past experience, in both sport and business, I’m able to work well with everyone involved and get the group working as a unit. I am a well known facilitator and have done many conferences and events.
My guiding principle when facilitating, is the old saying; "If there is No involvement, there will be No commitment". I challenge each individual to fully participate to engage and I help them find their voice. This brings the involvement and gets clarity for the whole group.
Additional Tools and Methods:
* Tribal territorial strategic mapping
* The Optimal Outcome process
* The 10 Habits of High Performance Teams
Keynote Speeches and Guest Speaking Information
My Background in Keynote Speaking
I have done keynote speeches at conferences, kick-offs, and customer events all around the globe. By drawing on my background in both sport and business, my presentations are very practical and inspiring. My entertaining and interactive style of presenting combined with my sense of humor make my keynote speeches a very unique experience for participants.
I am also pleased to do guest speaking at your event together with my daughter Kaitlyn, a former professional speed skater. She shares her personal experiences and gives insights into the topics of motivation, mental strength, mental preparation, lows to highs and team spirit. We have a presentation called “Going for Gold” where we both share our lessons learned.
My Strengths as a Guest Speaker
Working with a variety of diverse teams and leaders have taught me so much and which has given me a much wider area of expertise that I can share. My guest speaking strengths lay in the topics listed below.
Motivation & Motivational Techniques
The Winning Spirit
Energy and Energy Management
Setting and Defining Goals
Psychology of Winning
10 Principles of Life and Leadership
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