Mark Hollingworth


Mark Hollingworth (M.Eng, EMBA), President of 5i Strategic Affairs, is an expert in strategic leadership who has worked as a management consultant, workshop leader/facilitator, educator, and ontological coach for clients in the profit and not-for-profit sectors for over 25 years. In his mission to help “people, companies and society prepare for the future,” Hollingworth acts as process leader, guide, trusted supporter, and, when necessary, devil’s advocate, using his talent and experience to help individuals and organizations make crucial decisions that result in concrete action and change. In Canada, he has worked with industry leaders such as Bank of Montreal, CITI, Cogeco, Hydro-Québec, Imperial Tobacco, Kruger Inc., Linamar, Metso Minerals, Motorola, Rio Tinto Alcan, Richter, Standard Life, and Telus, and internationally he has worked with individuals and organizations in the United Arab Emirates, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Spain, the United States, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe. Hollingworth lives in Montreal, Canada, and lectures in Strategic Management/Leadership at McGill University. He is a workshop leader at the Executive Institute of the university’s Desautels Faculty of Management and a lecturer in the School of Continuing Studies. He is author of two books: Growing People, Growing Companies: Achieving Individual and Organizational Success in the Knowledge Economy (2003) and Strategic Assumptions: The Hidden Yet Powerful Beliefs That Control Every Decision You Make (2014). He can be reached at

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