About me and my work
Mark Turpin is an Executive Coch, Mediator, Organisational Development Consultant and Lecturer based in Johannesburg with over 30 years management experience around the world. He works with a wide range of companies, NGOs and government departments, and acts as a confidential adviser to senior people in government and the private sector.
Mark lectures on programmes at the Wits Business School, focusing on leadership, knowledge management and organisational dynamics. He brings an appreciative approach to create dynamic learning scenarios, and coaches executives and senior teams on transformational journeys.
Mark facilitates a number of communities of practice, in which groups of people come together on a regular basis to create dynamic learning communities.
Mark has an MBA (Wits Business School), an MSc (London University) and is a certified leadership coach. He is also an accredited mediator with Conflict Dynamics (Johannesburg) and the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (London).
Fascinated by the changing 'world of work', Internet of Things, Collaborative Commons - and very stimulated in particular by Jeremy Rifkin's book 'The Zero Marginal Cost Society'.
Intrigued by the need to build ethics and integrity in the workplace, and a collaborator with Ethics Monitor (www.ethicsmonitor.co.za).
Also, a student of South African politics and society.
Supporter of the International Campaign against Nuclear Weapons (www.icanw.org) and of the UN Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
I work with the MarketPhotoWorkshop to support a bursary & mentorship programme for young photographers in Johannesburg (www.marketphotoworkshop.co.za). You can here us speaking about it here:
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News and blogs
01-12-2021 / Blogs / View in Dutch
Leiderschapsinterventie voor topambtenarenKessels & Smit heeft voor de rijksoverheid een onderdeel van hun leiderschapsprogramma voor topambtenaren ontwikkeld en begeleid: het development center. Deelnemers oefenen in zo’n development center actief met manieren van beïnvloeden, zij leren te acteren in een complex krachtenveld en zij onderzoeken hun eigen overtuigingen. We hebben onderzocht hoe deelname aan het development center doorwerkt in het dagelijkse werk van de deelnemers.
01-07-2021 / Blogs / By Peter Beschuyt, Tina Gadow, Mark Turpin
Fear and Trust - An invitation to be courageousPeople around the world have many reasons to be frightened in these times: the ongoing pandemic, climate change, racism on the rise… And yet living in fear is dangerous – people retreat from the world into bubbles of isolation in which the fear is stirred up even more. We see an increase of fear in families, companies and in society all around.
01-06-2021 / News / By Mara Spruyt, Marijke Boessenkool, Derk van der Pol
Generative Journalism Learning JourneyAre you curious about how stories in your organization (or beyond) can contribute to change? Marijke Boessenkool, Mara Spruyt, Derk van der Pol (Kessels & Smit) and Peter Pula (Axion News) start on January 14th with a 4-part learning journey about working with stories and (generative) organizational journalism. Which story do you want to take to the next level?
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