Mark Francis


Mark is a founding partner of Uspire and is our Director of Organisational Learning. An FMCG salesman with 27 years of commercial experience, his final corporate role was VP Global HR for JT International.

For the past 12 years he has run 2 training businesses and coached sales teams in 42 countries for 24 businesses across 9 industries; he brings relentless enthusiasm to design and delivery.

Key Disciplines

  • Motivational Speaker
  • Insight-based selling
  • Leadership
  • Coach the Leader
  • Train the Trainer
  • Customer Management
  • Presenting with Impact
  • Designing competencies and calibrating capabilities


BA Hons

Leadership & Coaching qualifications from Henley & Ashridge.

Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD).

Relevant Expertise

Mark leads the Commercial Academies for Uspire’s core clients, with a mean ROI of 7 to 1.

Mark invented the brand ‘Leader as Educator’ and has run programmes on this topic since 1998 in business and in sport. He recently designed and delivered ‘Leader as Educator’ for 18 Cardiothoracic surgeons and now coaches in leading heart centres.


English and conversational French
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