Expert Marketer Magazine




Being On Mission


Leadership is a verb

Mark McGregor

As a Canadian – now living in Switzerland – Mark McGregor has roots in the world of hockey. Having worked for many years as a player, coach and manager for top teams in Germany and Switzerland, he also had the opportunity to work with Team Canada at six Spengler Cup tournaments.

Since leaving the professional hockey world in 2003, Mark has been a leadership trainer and coach at the St Gallen Business School, the St Gallen Management Institute, and McGregor Leadership Center GmbH. Running over 1000 seminars for leadership and team development with key-note speeches and training workshops around the world, McGregor also offers intense leadership camps and off-sites at his training centers in Inzell, Germany and Kenora, Canada.

years of work, research and reflecting on this book began with a 3-month sabbatical and ended in a totally unique concept that includes his experience working in sports and with business leaders and management teams. His education (University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Physical Education) provided an ideal foundation for the work he does today. This was extended with further education as a trainer and speaker in Australia and Canada. Early on, he identified the link between high performance in sport and high performance in business as there are many parallels between these two worlds.

His passion is leadership development. This includes coaching, team vision, team work, motivation, high-performance, communication and psychology of winning. Mark believes that the development of leaders and leadership is the competitive advantage. The core of his philosophy is that leadership development is an inside-out process. It begins by defining clear values and creating a mission on a personal level. This leads to effective leadership on a professional level.