Mark Oliver is very impressive. I have met very many mentors and leadership developers, many of whom add absolutely no value. Mark Oliver, on the other hand, is highly intelligent and well qualified, very down to earth and competent and his offerings are straightforward and structured - Paul Bennett, Principal, Fish & Nankivell Ogilvie Watson

I thought the whole exercise was very productive and constructive...I felt that we (you) achieved a good final result – and I am confident that your process will deliver a much more useful outcome for the organisation...the feedback from managers and other staff has certainly been very positive - Doctor Michael Bond, CEO, Animal Health Australia

Re: the session yesterday -- it went very well, and clearly we could have spent a full day on this topic. The discussion was very open and we surfaced some of the big topics around communication, trust etc. Very healthy discussion. The key will be the next steps… we definitely needed Mark as a facilitator to keep it moving, review the concepts. Mark -- you did a great job keeping us focused, thank you for that. It was invaluable to have your guidance and facilitation as a 3rd party and more neutral advisor. Greatly appreciated - Janet Ramey, Senior Director, Cisco Systems

And thank you again for your work and guidance through this process. You gave us the mindset and confidence to manage through these difficult conversations with compassion… it has added another "a heart" dimension to this process - Julia Tzanakakis, Head of Business Development, Technology Operations, Nab

Good content/ good energy/ well constructed and thought provoking......... Role plays and group exercises - Brilliant! - Richard Skinner, Testing Strategy and Transformation Manager, Nab

We all certainly thought that Day 2 with you was time well-spent... and uncannily timely... all of us will have ample opportunity to practice the insights from your session! - Steve Ballengee, Head of Testing Services, Nab

Interesting well presented [assessor training] course, and worth attending, it made me more comfortable and more aware of my role as an assessor - Amal Hussein, Project Manager, Nab

Excellent investment of my time - Greig Jones, Test Director, Nab

Having attended a number of such management courses previously let me say your course is the only one that ties the key concepts in any intuitive and meaningful manner… l am confident of achieving better outcomes having been exposed to your philosophies and unique concepts. I should have done this 20 years ago as it is spot on - Peter Earle Grad Dip [OHM], CPMSIA, RSP - Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator, Monash City Council

Another great session, always learn something new - Graham Robertson, CEO, McCormick Foods Australia

Great insights into life examples - Nina Marshall, Client Manager, Adaps

I would definitely recommend this training to others. Mark's a great facilitator - Wern Teh, Accountant, Group Operations Finance, Origin

I did want to say "thank you" for your help in the group intervention some months ago. … there has been a significant change in the attitudes and atmosphere within the group - which encourages me greatly - Randel Fang, Manager Virology Department, CSL

Mark, Found yesterday very worthwhile. Thanks - Chris Annett, Manager, Control & Operations, Electricity Networks, Powercor & CitiPower

Great day today. I really enjoyed it and learnt so much but I was tired by the end. ... The feedback I received was fantastic - Deb Elliott, Head of Core Banking Solutions, Consumer Product Solutions, National Australia Bank

[What should the course start doing?] Great as it is. [What should the course continue doing?] Providing new, valuable self learning skills - Andrew Pritchard, QA Systems Coordinator, McCormick Foods Australia

[The] role playing was excellent - Daniel Barron, Packaging Technologist, McCormick Foods Australia

Advanced Competency Assessment (International)

The 2 day course [Mastering Competency and Assessment] was very interesting, inspiring and practical drawing from your experience. I found the course very useful and will apply the knowledge to my work - Toh Chee Leng, VP (HR & Admin), Straits Trading, Singapore

Enjoyed the course. Mark's presentation style was interactive, fun, engaging and he obviously had a wealth of experience in this area. Thank you for the wonderful training session - Margaret Omovbude, Head Business Support Services, Nexus Alliance, Nigeria

It was one of the best programs I have ever attended and I am confident that I will be able to contribute some of the knowledge that I have gained during the workshop at my work especially to review the competency framework that we have in our organization - Tshering Dema, HR Officer, Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan, Bhutan

Was a great course. Mark...did a great job - Jason Thomas, Assistant Manager HR, Ali Alghanim & Sons Automotive Company, Kuwait

It was a great session and good knowledge for myself from this program -
Jamie Long, Manager, Senoko Energy, Singapore

Thank you for...a great overview and understanding of competency development and hopefully will be able to apply this effectively to my organization...thanks again for the great training session. Much appreciated - Janice Tan Mei-I, Human Resources Manager, Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company, KPOC, Indonesia

I loved Mark's passion and his great style - Rasha Magdy Elsaid, Training Manager, American University of Sharjah, Dubai

Excellent subjects - Jasmine Lee, Manufacturing Development Manager, Nestle, Malaysia

Thank you for a lot of good information and examples - Pornchai Torakittikul, Assistant Human Resources Manager, SCG Chemicals, Thailand 

Great takeaways from this Advanced Competency  Assessment training and applicable to every organisation - Ruzaini Yunnos, Training Administrator, Brunei Gas Carrier, Brunei

Mark is a great presenter with in-depth knowledge on the subject... He kept everyone engaged allowing insightful discussions. Mark is a great presenter with in-depth knowledge on the subject... He kept everyone engaged allowing insightful discussions. It was a pleasure to attend the workshop and was a good learning and inspiring experience - Saurabh Bhardwaj, Talent and Development Manager, Marine HR, Maersk Line Ship Management, Singapore

Interviewee Training (Life Coaching)

I am so grateful that I was able to undertake interview coaching with Mark. It was exactly what I needed to help me prepare for an upcoming interview I so badly wanted to ace. His advice and strategies were informative and well tailored to suit my personality and experience. Even the career advisors at my university had no where neath the depth of knowledge that Mark has. I ended up landing my dream job which I never thought I would get. I definitely recommend Marks services for anyone looking for their next career move. 10 stars out of 10!!! - Lauren Balfour, Deakin University Honours Graduate, BA Sc (Psychology)

I was preparing for an interview for a job which I had been applying to for a long time. I sought professional advice from Mark, who ultimately gave me the tools and coaching I needed to walk into the interview feeling confident and prepared. Over the course of two sessions, I was introduced to a range of strategies and principles which were specific to the industry I was applying to. The interview was a success and I could not be happier! The skills and techniques Mark gave me helped me more than preparing for the interview - it developed my critical thinking skills and ability to think clearly under pressure, which are both fantastic skills to have in any career. Anyone seeking advice and coaching to nail that job interview you want, look no further! -Andrew Farrands, Student

After finishing my studies I finally secured my first interview at a reputable recruitment agency. I approached Mark because I wanted to gain a better understanding of what recruiters look for and how to respond to interview questions in a way that stands out against other applicants. I was pleasantly surprised by Marks extensive knowledge regarding different interview strategies and his thorough but easy to understand delivery. Personally finding it difficult to concentrate in a class room setting, Mark’s one on one informative yet engaging meeting suited both my learning type and personality style.
The interview went extremely well and despite lacking experience in the chosen field, the hiring manager offered me the job. I now work as a recruitment consultant. I would recommend Marks services to anyone who would like advice and information on different career pathways, interview techniques and personality styles - Danielle McAuliffe, Career Hunter