D. Mark Fourman M.A., M.Sc.
Mark is a respected
trainer, coach and consultant focusing on conflict resolution and
alliance building to achieve superior performance. He has extensive
experience working with executives and teams at global corporations
including GlaxoSmithKline, Roche, The Dow Chemical Company, Xerox
Corporation, Morgan Stanley and Adobe.
Mark’s work is
practical and results-oriented, assisting companies in developing
high performance individuals, teams, inter-departmental working
relationships and strategic alliances.
Teams Mark has helped hundreds of teams deal with unresolved
conflicts, guiding them to create new commitments for mutual support
and giving them skills for effective teamwork, leading to sustained
Cultures Mark has assisted companies in changing their
corporate cultures from ones that were hampered by unresolved
conflicts, silo mentalities and underperformance to ones that
resolve conflicts effectively and build productive alliances
(between individuals, teams and organizations), leading to systemic
Acquisition Integration In a post-merger acquisition
integration, Mark led the consulting team that was responsible for
providing team integration services for a 40,000-person global
organization. Targeted use of new team integration programs reduced
the time it took for new teams across the organization to form – and
become fully productive – from the typical one year timeframe
to just a few months.
Strategic Alliances Mark has guided clients to radically
improve the performance of their strategic alliances through
improved conflict resolution, negotiation and alliance management
skills. Clients have reported multi-million-dollar savings and/or
revenue increases resulting from this work.
Mark holds a
master’s degree in mathematics from Oxford University and a master’s
degree in microelectronics systems design from Brunel University.
Mark’s scientific background allows him to relate especially well to
clients whose primary training is in scientific and technical
fields. His on-the-job experience includes building international
alliances for a US software company and managing an alliance of
leading consultants through a phase of rapid change and growth. His
direct work experience ensures his coaching is practical for
real-world business application.