Mark Keenan, Principal of Maraetai Beach School in Auckland, New Zealand
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In this episode I’m joined by Mark Keenan, Principal of Maraetai Beach School in Auckland, New Zealand. Join me in conversation with Mark as he shares the incredible coaching journey he and his staff and students have been on in the last three years. Mark emphasises the importance of a strategic approach to developing a coaching culture in a school and the need to regularly revisit the question of ‘Why?’. Mark gives us an insight into his theory behind starting small, building trust and relationships and over time generating a curiosity in his staff to guarantee ‘buy in’. This is a perfect example of what happens when theory and good intentions meet reality.