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A candid path to High Performance

The skills & mindset for outstanding performance

Show me your diary and I will show you your future

Mark has a clear understanding of the mindset that is required in order to gain the edge needed for optimal performance.”

Ian Pope

Australian Olympic Swimming Coach

Mark’s mastery is taking ‘difficult conversations and turning them into inspiring conversations which drive high performance.

This skill has been critical in guiding his world-class clients through tricky, sensitive, and challenging discussions before achieving medals at 3 Olympics, 2 Winter X Games, multiple world championships, 7 World Records, closing billion-dollar sales, memorising the entire Yellow Pages and building AI businesses almost overnight. (And that’s the short list.)

Mark’s astute knowledge of business, leadership and practical performance skills means he can offer your audience the mindset they need, paired with a practical skill, to achieve their outcomes. As a result, what previously seemed impossible is now within reach.

Best of all, Mark’s framework for these performance conversations is scalable! His approach is totally do-able by your audience. They will be energised by how much easier and faster his approach is.

Mark’s corporate clients have all seen company-wide impact in accountability, synergy, morale, and results – without the drama. They include: NAB, CBA, Nestlé, Genlife, Specialized Bikes, Sektor, Energy Australia, Mosaic Private, Bega, FD Digital, SeizoTech and more.

Mark Dobson

The thing I love about Mark, above all else, is that he’s honest. And honest in the right way. His candour will challenge you, but it just won’t leave a mark. Instead, it will spark changes that are absolutely necessary. I personally love working with him because honesty in relationship is critical to getting to the place you want to be.

Grant Hackett, OAM

36 Gold Medals | CEO of Generation Life

Keynote topics

Mark’s keynotes will entertain and impress the most hardened of audiences. They are loaded with funny and extraordinary stories of brave conversations which led to amazing results. Mark’s breadth of experience allows him to customise his keynote to your needs.

How to have candid conversations which foster performance

Learn how to:

  • Assess when being candid is appropriate.
  • Structure a candid conversation.
  • Put tools in place so being candid becomes easy and normal.
  • Build synergy in critical relationships.
  • Coach individuals to outcomes.
  • Embrace accountability.

AI and performance in the face of change

Gain confidence as you understand:

  • What IA ‘is’ and ‘is not’?
  • How to be ready as a team for AI.
  • How to manage the cultural change arising from implementing AI.
  • How to decide on big questions.
  • How to prepare and get excited about your own future.

Positivity, performance and leadership in tough climates

Learn how to:

  • Mentally and practically respond to uncertainly.
  • Remain invested and actively aligned in the vision.
  • Establish a resilient culture which will deliver on the vision.
  • Coach individuals to outcomes.

How to create and be an Elite Team

Learn how to:

  • The 3 traits which all elite teams are built on.
  • 4 low effort behaviours which create elite teams fast.
  • How to collaborate with trust.
  • Tools for leading accountability.

These strategies are so simple and effective you will see them alive in your organisation for years.

Mastering time – creating a diary which delivers on your vision


  • How a Performance Diary is built.
  • A totally new way to assess the tasks you are doing.
  • How to free up your time, so you can free up more time.
  • How to stop requests which gate-crash your diary.
  • Ho to say “no” without conflict and in a helpful way.
  • Establish synergy with other departments.
  • Gel your diary with the broader organisation.

High performance sales skills

Learn how to:

  • Use the 4 habits of elite salespeople.
  • Operate an elite sales diary.
  • Open and close deals in a predictable way.
  • Refine value propositions down to 3 words.
  • Build off the back of a bad year.

“We are the Digital team behind the growth of BFT. Yet, Mark lifted our performance to a new level with his guidance on navigating obstacles to leverage AI. We are leading edge in that space as a result.”

David Zanker – CEO Function Digital

Sales Performance
Fast-Tracking Development
High Performing Teams
Elite Teams
Assessing Your People’s Ability
Workshopping Leadership

What Mark’s clients say

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Topics Mark can customise to your audience

Mastering Time
Leading Team & Culture
7 Conversations for Change

Dobbo is the game-changer you have been looking for!

“Mark had the respect of the playing group because of not only recounting stories of his own upbringing which was easily identifiable by my group but also his work with world class athletes.”

Gary Ayres5 x AFL Premiership player – Mark worked with Gary’s players before they played the perfect season. Zero losses.

“I medaled twice at the XGames with Mark as my coach. It was just awesome!”

Colby James WestWinter XGames Medalist (USA)

“Mark has been instrumental in my development as a leader and assisting me to navigate through the many challenges faced in my varied roles.”

Jason CunninghamPartner at The Practice

“More than a thousand have climbed Everest, very few can do what Mark Dobson does. He is a master of innovation.”

Matt TargettOlympic Medalist

You may not have heard of Mark, but you will know those he has personally advised

Companies & Leaders

  • Bayer
  • National Australia Bank
  • braaap Motorcycles
  • Cancer Council
  • F&S Management
  • Fleet Partners
  • Bard High School Early College NYC
  • Forstaff Recruitment
  • Envisian – Cloud Computing
  • Incremental Systems
  • NRMA
  • Outward Bound
  • P&O
  • Snowgum
  • Sybase
  • Telstra
  • Toyota
  • The Practice
  • MotorOne

Champion athletes & coaches

  • Matt Targett – World Champion Swimmer
  • Marieka Guehrer – 2 x World Record Holder
  • Christie Jenkins – Trampoline & Beach Volleyball
  • Colby West – 3 times Winter XGames Medallist
  • Kate Smyth – Olympic Runner
  • Gary Ayers – Port Melbourne FC (Played the perfect season)
  • Victoria Mitchell – Olympic Runner
  • Tansel Ali – Memorised the Yellow Pages
  • Grant Hackett – World Champion Swimmer
  • Kathryn O’Shea – Australian Mountain Bike Champion
  • Ian Pope – Australian Olympic Swimming Coach
  • Corey McKernan – AFL Premiership Player
  • Laetisha Scanlan – Shooter, Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist
  • Kobie Scott – Swimmer, 5 x World Record Holder
  • Ryan Tuerck – Drift Car Driver, USA, 10 Podiums

“Mark taught me not only how to compete but how to dominate in competition.”

Tansel Ali – Australian Memory Champion


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Other things to know about Mark

  • Coached a group of elite mortgage brokers for Plan Australia
  • Founded the One To Ten Business Club
  • Connects a network of elite entrepreneurs through quarterly functions
  • All presentations are customised to the client’s brief
  • Will happily take questions and workshop problems on stage
  • Very comfortable with negative or hostile audiences
  • Has already impacted over one million people
  • Was mentored by billionaire Bob Toll
  • Has two best-selling books
  • Has done stand-up comedy in New York City
  • Was shot at in a tribal war, and leapt from a sinking raft in a hurricane
  • The keynote presenter event organisers knows will nail their presentation.

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