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Mark Young, Future Considerations

Mark Young

São Paulo, Brazil

“I’ve always had a fascination with leadership and organisation. My first corporate job, was like a dream come true. I got to do some very interesting work in a rapidly-growing and transforming organisation. I also had parallel tracks to my life for instance involvement in community and educational organisations. Future Considerations – and the immediate demand for our work from a surprising range of blue-chip clients – has forced me to reconsider that these worlds need to be separate. I’ve come to firmly believe that there is massive business and societal benefit to bringing them all together.”

Mark is in his element when he sees people becoming more of what they can be, when relationships, teams and organizations become more alive, and when “stuck” problems in organizations and society become less stuck. He works as a coach, consultant, facilitator, learning designer and business leader across sectors and geographies to this end. He is known by his clients as a trusted thought partner who can help them to shift their agenda forward in an integral manner – combining head, heart and hands to achieve more powerful business results.

He helped to build Future Considerations from its early days, and served as its leader or co-leader from 2009 to 2017. He has been faculty and programme director on numerous leadership programmes at HSBC, Shell, KPMG, Cadbury Schweppes and other clients. Over the past 5 years, he has led Future Considerations’ work with Functional Business Partners in Shell and Philips – programmes that have collectively reached over 2000 business partners and senior and middle levels.

Specialties & Passions

  • Partnering with senior leaders and their teams on successfully implementing their strategy, evolving their culture and building the relationships, trust and performance within their teams
  • Programme director – orchestrating team & client to design and facilitate transformational leadership learning programmes
  • Designing & facilitating leadership and business partnering programmes
  • Facilitating large-group multi-stakeholder innovation processes
  • Partnering with and mentoring leaders on change journeys for their organisations and beyond

Work Experience

  • 5 years’ experience as head of Organisational Development at Procter & Gamble South Africa
  • Consulting since 2001; major projects in consumer goods, financial services, oil & gas, utility, professional services, government, and international organization sectors
  • Delivery experience throughout Europe and the US, and in Brazil, Singapore, Hong Kong, Chile, Mexico, India, Australia and South Africa


  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics & English
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Qualified as a coach with the Coaches Training Institute, and in Organisation and Relationship Systems Coaching with the Center for Right Relationship
  • Certifications include the Leadership Development Framework, Torbert’s Global Leadership Profile, Oshry’s Organisational Workshop, Barrett’s Cultural Transformation Tools and the Strengths Deployment Inventory™

Recent Posts by Mark Young

Our journey with Holacracy

In April this year, Future Considerations moved to Holacracy as our organisational operating system. I wanted to share some initial […]

future considerations team adopts Holacracy

Future Considerations adopts Holacracy

Fresh from a 2 day training workshop with the lovely Nick & Sally from Evolving Organisations, we’re delighted to announce […]

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Future Considerations turns 15

I am writing this on Future Considerations’ 15th birthday (February 2015). It’s quite a milestone for any organisation – and […]

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