We’re a Team of Mindfulness & Leadership Experts Here To Help Your Business Grow

Mark Sidney – Mindfulness Expert & Business Leader

  • Mark first learned to meditate in 1980
  • Mark began regular mindfulness practice in 2012
  • Mark has been teaching mindfulness since 2015
  • Mark is an accredited mindfulness teacher with Mindfulness Association and Mindfulness exchange to teach Mindfulness Based Living Course and Workplace MT respectively
  • Mark qualified as a leadership and Performance coach in 2013 with an Advanced Diploma from Nortumbria University
  • Mark gained a BA(Hons) in Psychology and sociology from University of Leeds in 1987.
  • Mark qualified as a yoga teacher in 2020.
  • Mark qualified with Newcastle College to teach in the life long learning sector in 2011.
  • Marks focus is in delivering mindfulness courses and workshops to businesses and business leaders.
  • Mark has taught mindfulness in schools, local government organisations, multi-national businesses, healthcare settings, charities, further and higher education settings
  • Marks coaching clients have included senior managers, lawyers, business owners and individuals in career transition.
  • Mark delivers desk based yoga sessions to office and homeworkers.

Rachel Jones-Wild – Mindfulness Trainer & Employee Wellbeing Specialist

  • Rachel started to practice meditation in the late 1990s and has been teaching meditation since 2007;
  • Rachel gained a PhD in Sociology from the University of Newcastle.
  • Rachel trained with Breathworks in 2012 and is accredited to deliver the Breathworks Living Well with Pain and Illness programme and the Breathworks Mindfulness for Stress programme;
  • Rachel qualified as a psychotherapeutic counsellor with the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling in Jesmond, Newcastle, in 2012. She is a UKCP registered counsellor. She gained a diploma in psychotherapy from the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling in 2021.
  • Rachel is a clinical supervisor, having gained a diploma in clinical supervision from the Northern Guild in 2015
  • Rachel is the clinical lead of the Mindful Therapies Counselling Service
  • Rachel is qualified to teach Workplace MT, having trained in 2017
  • Rachel has taught mindfulness in schools to students ranging in age from 4 to 18 and has delivered mindfulness teacher training to school staff
  • Rachel delivers regular mindfulness events and workshops to staff at Newcastle City Council
  • Rachel is a mindfulness supervisor – and qualified in 2017
  • Rachel delivers mindfulness for professionals training for counsellors and other professionals wishing to use mindfulness in their work
  • Rachel has an Award in Education and Training in 2015 from West Academy

“I would like to thank Mark for the wonderful time he spent with my team, learning various mindfulness techniques. We will be working with him in future to bring a happy and harmonious working environment for all in our work place.”

Danielle Stephenson, Director, Select NRG

“Mark has hosted several sessions and provided resources for the Chamber team and through us for the region’s business community. This has included workshops on desk yoga and mindfulness, and pre-recorded videos which were shared on social media.” Mark’s work has always been insightful, striking the perfect tone of approachability and professionalism and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him for the services he can provide to teams and to business leaders directly.”

Arlen Pettit, North East Chamber of Commerce

“Thank you for the excellent Work Life Balance Mindfulness session today. First class and great to see you again!”

Steven Redpath, Your Homes Newcastle

“Mark has an extremely calm manner and helps ground you to get you on mindful path, meeting Mark has been wonderful and he has taught me how to meditate and helped me gain my confidence after an extremely difficult period. I was able to start setting intentions and get myself organised again, thank you Mark I appreciate all your coaching and guidance.”

Kate Armstrong

“Mark has been delivering a Desk Based Yoga session weekly via Teams for us at P+HS for a couple of months now. We thoroughly enjoy it with his clear instructions and expertise. He responds to feedback and provides a slightly different session each week whilst maintaining continuity. Some who have practiced yoga for years have learnt things too! I’d highly recommend Mark!”

Jessica Newton, Architect, P+HS Architects

“Mark is an inspirational coach and mentor. I would recommend anyone to go to him for help with establishing a mindfulness-based approach to both professional and personal matters. I have hugely benefited from his input over the last 4 months.”

Jamie McCabe, Partner, Keoghs LLP

“Mark has been instrumental in developing our Mindfulness at Work Programme. He has delivered monthly mindfulness coaching sessions to our staff, all with a different theme and work-based focus, and the feedback we have received from the staff has been incredibly powerful. Staff have said they have developed techniques to help improve their working day as well as personal.”

Gemma Graham, Head of Marketing, Robson Laidler Accountants