Mark Watson

Mark Watson

Mark is the creative force behind purpleworks and an expert in getting strategy in play and joining up boardroom demands with frontline delivery. His approach with clients is inspirational and dynamic. It draws on his in-depth knowledge and experience of how businesses work and how people learn, communicate and relate to each other in an organisation. His approach combines leading edge business thinking with recent advances in neuroscience, to create tools that enhance people’s effectiveness to deliver. Mark is an in demand coach to CEO’s and executive teams. To date, he has coached 19 CEOs in high profile and global organisations. He is an expert in the use of dialogue to unlock business potential, known for his ability to get senior people to improve the way they communicate with each other and ‘get talking’. Prior to founding Purple Works in 1999, Mark held CEO and Board positions at companies involved in pharmaceuticals, venture capital and management consultancy, spanning several markets and countries. Since founding purpleworks, Mark has led relationships, created tools for and influenced the business of major clients, including Microsoft, EMI Music, King & Wood Mallesons, The Cooperative Group, Sainsbury’s, BDO, LTA British tennis and Centrica. Mark is passionate about music and sport. He is an active cyclist and outdoor and natural world enthusiast and a prolific amateur photographer.