Mark Conner – Executive Coach
Mark has a genuine love for people, an ability to connect with them and a passion to help them grow and change.
Mark is a very gifted communicator who is regularly in high-demand as a keynote speaker at conferences and churches throughout Australia, USA, Asia and Europe. By his late 40s, Mark was what other people considered ‘successful’, as the church he led grew from 1,000 weekend attendees to 5,000. On the verge of burnout, he was invited by a business friend to attend a two-day intensive course at the Halftime Institute in Dallas, USA. He was encouraged to think through what a more meaningful second half of life could look like. It was intellectually and spiritually stimulating, and incredibly practical.
Four years later, Mark participated in a year-long Halftime Australia executive roundtable in 2016 with a group of business owner and entrepreneurs. That process, together with his earlier experience in Dallas, forced him to work through a series of challenging questions that ultimately gave him clarity and prepared him for his next season.
After twenty-two years as the senior minister at CityLife Church in Melbourne, with a congregation of around 10,000 spread across four campuses, Mark transitioned out of his high-profile leadership role into what he now believes will be his unique second half contribution. He is now focused on on mentoring, coaching, consulting and training high-capacity leaders.
Mark brings a wealth of wisdom through his experience in speaking, writing (having also authored several books), training and coaching others toward reaching their full potential.
Mark has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in California, USA. He and his wife Nicole live on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. They have three adult children.