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Mark Russell
Head Performance Coach

Life, business, sports, performing - it's a game played largely in the mind! And it's your mental toughness that's often the difference that makes the difference.

Business executives, athletes and performing artists know that the margins between being the best and being a contender and are often very thin. And who succeeds is largely determined by the person who has the most helpful and resourceful emotional state.

Individuals and teams who are mentally tough can deliver consistently high performance levels, even when they are under intense pressure.

They're also able to stay calm, can make the right decisions at the right time and when it really counts, when it really matters, they seem to be able to deliver peak performance.

Key Services

What Can You Learn?

I was lucky enough to play Rugby Union for England A, Harlequins and Blackheath between 1991 and 1998.

And my experiences playing sport at the top level combined with my knowledge of emotional intelligence and strengths has taught me a MASSIVE amount about life, sports and business success. These invaluable lessons can help people like you, be more successful.

When you work with me your learning experiences will be both relevant and effective. The focus is always on practical learning so that you are aware of what's going on around you, what your objectives are and how to leverage on your own individual style, strengths and developmental needs.

In the end it's about carpe diem - taking control of your life, assuming responsibility for what happens and knowing that you can change things yourself - even if it may not always be what you're supposed to do.

“Follow me lads – this way to the try line!” Leading another break through the midfield defence for Harlequins V Mosley (1994).

What I Do Is...

  • Grounded in Reality

    This is not about theories and text book approaches. Instead, the techniques are rooted in what works in the real world. They’re designed to help you be the best you can be, more often so you get the success your efforts deserve.

  • Proven Beyond Doubt

    The techniques used to help you attain high performance are based on ground breaking work by the best neuroscientists, behavioural psychologists and performance researchers around. They’re reliable, robust and proven to help you achieve results.

  • Sustainable

    These are not ‘one-off interventions – rather they are a depth and breadth of techniques that give you a toolkit and empower you for life. They’re also something that you can share with colleagues, team mates and families to help them too.

  • Trusted By Many

    Business clients are from varied business types and industry sectors at all levels CEO, Directors, General Managers etc.) in both the public and private sectors. Athletes are from a multitude of different sports and skill range is from beginner all the way up to elite-level performers.

A 7-Point Promise & Guarantee...

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Satisfaction Guaranteed - or your money back!

When you choose me to be your provider of performance coaching services, I take that responsibility seriously. In return, I make you a no-excuses commitment to ensure your delight as a customer.

No quibbles. No hassles. No risks.

Your 7-Point Promise & Guarantee means that you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

I stand behind my programmes and am proud to be one of the few businesses in the industry to offer a 100% money-back guarantee. My confidence in the quality of my programmes is validated by the strength of my post-program evaluations which regularly give outstanding ratings, testimonials and recommendations.

Click HERE to find out more about my 7-Point Promise & Guarantee.

What Customers Say About My Work...


Rob May

Mark delivers thought-provoking, insightful coaching programmes to business leaders that help you see the wood for the trees. You discover your strengths, identify your priorities and go to work with clarity of purpose. I highly recommend him.

Rob May, MD of ramsac, award winning IT services in Godalming, Surrey
John Morris

Mark's expert coaching focused on emotional intelligence and strengths has helped me improve my leadership and change-management abilities. I have no hesitation in recommending him.

John Morris, Group Managing Director of Tudor Williams (Holdings) Limited - Department stores across Southeast of England
Simon Osborne

Working with Mark helped me to identify the sources of my greatest energy at work; to focus on what works for me and how to do more of it. Brilliant, powerful and highly recommended.

Simon Osborne, MD of Oasis Graphics in Cookham, Berkshire


Mark Foard

Brilliant! Mark is a thought-provoking and stimulating speaker. You’ll leave buzzing with thoughts and ideas. Do yourself a favour and make sure you sign-up quick to any event run by Mark. I guarantee it will be great use of your time.

Mark Foard, Director of CV Freight Limited
Cody Butler

Mark has spent many years working in performance coaching and for me he is the “go to” expert in his field. His talk on strengths and communicating magically was extremely useful, highly informative and I would recommend it to everyone.

Cody Butler, MD of & International Best Selling Author
Bipin Joshi

I was hugely impressed with Mark and in the way he talked about emotional intelligence, especially how you can use it in business and your everyday life to be a better leader and more influential. Great stuff – very powerful!

Bipin Joshi, MD of Shield Security Limited


Steve Shortland

Skills, physicality and tactical ability are key to playing sport well. But I know mindset is important too, especially for elite athletes. That’s why I’d recommend Mark to any coach or athlete who wants to take performance to the next level.

Steve Shortland, Director of Sport & England U16 Rugby Coach Wellington College, Crowthorne in Berkshire
David Muckalt

Mark’s work really helps athletes develop an awareness mindset that allowed them to recognise the controllables whilst playing in an International arena.

David Muckalt, Director of Sport St Bede's College in Manchester
Martin Pepper

Mark’s workshops and programmes help your athletes develop that mental edge to perform consistently and deliver even when under pressure.

Martin Pepper, Director of Sport Barnard Castle School, Teesdale in County Durham

Call +44 (0)20 8798 3433 or email NOW to book your FREE 30 Minute Consultation and discover how Performance Coaching can make a HUGE difference to your life…

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