Mark Sutherland

High performance coach, Mark Sutherland is the only New Zealander to have coached at both the summer and winter Olympics.
Mark has attended two summer Olympics as coach to the New Zealand Canoe Team including Paul MacDonald & Ian Ferguson and the 1994 Winter Olympics as trainer to the New Zealand World Record Ice Racing Team. He has six other World Champions to his credit as a coach, trainer or performance coach in five different sports. Mark has transitioned his Sports Coaching into Performance Coaching for Businesses and uses the tools and skills that his sportspeople have mastered into giving executives and business people the edge to win.

Mark is the only New Zealander to have coached at both the summer and winter Olympics. He has attended two summer Olympics as coach to the New Zealand Canoe Team including Paul MacDonald & Ian Ferguson and the 1994 Winter Olympics as trainer to the New Zealand World Record Ice Racing Team. He has six other world champions to his credit as a coach, trainer or performance coach in five different sports. Mark has also lectured in exercise science and strength and conditioning at UNITEC and has been advisor to fitness organisations throughout New Zealand.
In 1994 Mark made a deliberate 4 year transition from international sport to executive coaching. He surveyed and studied the needs of managers and executives to find out what the connections were between top sport and executive leadership and management. and then set about developing his sports success and knowledge into tools and skills that executives can use to bring an edge to their career and business life. 16 years later and it is still going brilliantly. Constant learning and updating is an essential part of staying fresh. The rules however never change – clarity, capability, simplicity, specificity and discipline are the essential ingredients to high performance and achieving success.
Marks executive coaching skills have been sought after by companies such as Carter Holt Harvey, National Bank, FMG, Perry Group, New Zealand Home Loans, AgResearch, Environment Waikato, Lakes DHB and others.
Mark is also the designer of Projects Made Easy™ software for small to medium sized projects and Target 8.5 Performance Ratings ™ for managing, monitoring and coaching people performance. He is also a sought after speaker having done as many as 50 speeches in a year.
Mark looks forward to coaching you and assisting you in achieving greater success