Coach. Educator. Motivator. Challenger. Speaker.

Mark is a Director at Maximus International, a progressive leadership house in Australia who focus on creating experiences for leaders which promote future-focused thinking, enable purpose-led leadership, unlock partnering and collaboration, and develop the skills to actively create space to reflect, think and be open to new ideas. We have built our knowledge, insights, and experience from decades of work unlocking the minds of industry makers, independent thinkers, and value creators.

Mark is an experienced facilitator, keynote speaker, with a background in education and mindset transformation, who has designed and implemented programs of change which focus on the individual’s response to the challenges of everyday life, and how they understand and manage their thought patterns. It is through this deep understanding of neuroscience that he assists leaders to maximise their potential and produce great results, consistently.

Inside Maximus, Mark is passionate about unlocking the potential of individuals, teams and organisations, and support the notion that high performers share the same qualities and attributes of elite athletes, and having performed and coached at the top level, he draws upon this to elicit superior levels of performance amongst clients, teams and leaders.

Mark help clients transform their organisation and the leaders within, and has worked with major Australian financial institutions and key organisations to redefine their approaches to work, culture, leadership, organisational design, and performance.

“I immerse myself in the intersection between leadership, culture, and organisational performance. I love to enable people to grow, find their inner strength and reach challenges beyond their thinking.”

-Mark Sowden, Director, Maximus

Recent Work


Mark has helped Sunsuper reposition itself to reach its goals by changing mindsets.

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