Mark is the Managing Director of Anecdote and the go-to adviser for some of the world’s leading companies on how to communicate more effectively.
He has worked with IBM, Coca-Cola, AMP, NAB, Fuji Xerox, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Thiess and Microsoft, among many other organisations. When Anecdote started in 2004, most executives’ eyes glazed over when storytelling was mentioned. Today, storytelling is a high priority for many of the biggest companies in the world.
Mark’s early career aspirations included becoming a fighter pilot, a pro golfer and a beach bum. Deciding that the best way to get a degree was while in the military, he joined the Royal Australian Air Force and spent 20 years as a logistics officer. His career took a surprising twist in the late 1990s when he stumbled across the incredible power of stories. His work at Anecdote is focused on showing leaders and organisations how to tap into the power of stories to make strategies stick; helping leaders influence, engage and inspire; creating positive culture change; and bringing values to life.
His work takes him around the world: speaking, consulting, and building Anecdote’s growing network of partners. He is a sought-after speaker and regularly publishes his ideas on www.anecdote.com. His LinkedIn profile can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mschenk1/.
Mark’s speaker reel can be found at https://youtu.be/4D8OsxCoMeM.