Hello, welcome to my corner of the universe!
I am Mark-Odean; a Christian youth with a vision of making Jamaica a better place. My purpose is to nurture young leaders to live by purpose and serve with impact.
I am passionate about evidence-based practice for positive personal development, organizational leadership and management, and cultural transformation; fostering high levels of engagement, well-being and work-related quality of life in ministry and corporate contexts.
My hobbies are singing, reading and writing. I enjoy deep conversations and friendly debates. I write about the practical application of behavioural science to everyday life, as well as, faith-based and inspirational ideas.
- Doctor of Transformational Leadership (DTL), Cultural Transformation. (BGU). Expected 2020
- MSc, Human Resource Development (UWI, Mona). 2016
- MS, Consulting Psychology (IUC), 2011 [Continuing]
- BSc (Honours), Psychology (UWI, Mona). 2009
- Professional Certified Empowerment Coach (PCEC). 2019
- Certificate in Positive Psychology (UPenn). 2018
- Diploma in Business Management & Entrepreneurship (ALISON). 2013
I help people and organizations Thrive by Purpose, Vision and Practice.
My areas of expertise include personal development, organizational leadership and transformation. I offer remarkable value in engagements, programs and projects related to:
- Empowerment Coaching
- Career & Leadership Development
- Organizational Assessment
- Strategic Planning & Development
- Business & Corporate Management
- Leading Cultural Transformation
- Facilitation & Corporate Training
My work is a perfect combination of imperfections, purposeful practice and learning experiences. I am the proverbial “jack of all trades” but the master of transformation.
I am the Founder of Visio Group International and the Principal Consultant at Visio HQ Consulting. I am also a researcher and lecturer of psychology at the International University of the Caribbean. My career consists of over a decade of progressive experience working with individuals, SME’s, and in the public service; helping people and organizations to transform and thrive.
I am fully committed to enhancing my clients’ and students’ experiences through building strong relationships, sharing practical tools for learning and thriving together.
We are God’s expression; created for a purpose – unique and valuable.
Each of us is different from the other – our identity, gifts and presence. When we discover and embrace our authentic self, our unique purpose shines forth; blazing the trail for our work and worth – leaving our mark on the world.
Learning & Cultural Transformation
Learning is about change; the ability to adjust our thinking, attitudes and behaviours in response to our experiences. Cultural transformation is optimizing people’s experiences to foster wellbeing and thriving; personally, in communities and organizations. Learning and cultural transformation are keys to the personal, social and economic development of Jamaica and the Region.
I am helping to empower and develop our people to become catalysts for learning and cultural transformation; particularly in leadership development, ministry and corporate contexts.