Meet Mark Terrell


If you’re feeling you’re not cut out for this whole leadership thing, and you feel like it's been forced upon you, just because your business is successful - You’re in the right place.

Having been there, Mark has the experience of having made all the mistakes, and now shares his solutions to the problem so you can avoid them and learn to love your role and leave a lasting legacy.

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Where it all began 

My father started our family retail business 18 months before I was due to leave school, when I joined it was growing fast and everyday was a bit of a whirlwind.

I quickly established myself as the innovator, always looking for way to improve and streamline the business and try to stay one step ahead of the competition.

As time went by, and because of my proactive style, I was gradually given more responsibility for the day to day running of the business. This initially wasn't a problem but as time went on I started to spend too much time on the day to day, and not enough doing what I loved which was innovating.


What I wish I knew then that I know now

The latter days of running the business became a slog as my motivation drifted and my focus on driving the business suffered. Looking back I recognised how I let the day to day engulf me and lead to a drop in enthusiasm for my role.

With that experience behind me and after selling the business, I realised my mistake and have recognised it as a common experience whether running your own business or working for an organisation.

Leading a Team is a matter of Mindset, Process and Skills

There comes a time when your technical expertise will hold you and your business back, what you need is the mindset of a leader developer, the process to follow and the key skills at each point of the process.

The Reluctant Leader Academy is here to help you if, through no fault of your own, you have become a leader and are feeling out of your depth and disillusioned with your role.

Resources from the Reluctant Leader® Academy 

The Podcasts

Mark talks about key topics with some carefully selected guests that will help anyone in a leadership position

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The Blogs

Some thoughts and advice from Mark about Leadership, Motivation and how to get on in life and business.

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Check out Mark's YouTube channel

Recordings of interviews, discussions and much more.

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