“As our business grows and we expand into new territories and employ more people it is very important that we share our story with them. Thanks to 7 stories, we now have a powerful, engaging and consistent way of doing this. We love the way in which 7 stories has bought our story to life, the animations really capture the essence of who we are and our journey to date.
We at nudie love working with people that are dynamic, flexible and great at what they do. From the first time we met Mark he proved to be someone that had the skills that encouraged us to open up and share our story with him in an open and transparent manner. The entire process was mapped out for us in a very organised manner and at every step Mark was extremely professional and delivered on our expectations. We enjoyed working with Mark so much we did a further three animations with him.“
Chief nudie, nudie foods australia pty ltd
“Mark has enabled us to align the organisation around our vision and strategy. He helped us explain the reasons for change, the choices we have and the strategy moving forward in the most simple and obvious way. Everyone did not only immediately understand why we have to change and how we need to do that, our story also created a tremendous amount of energy, passion and commitment.
Mark is someone who is able to quickly understand the challenges a company is facing. He translates the situation and the journey ahead into a clear, energising, creative and inspiring story which everyone is able to understand and to commit to. He is a very humble and reliable person who never hesitates to provide support in the best possible way. He has a huge amount of experience and is THE expert in story telling.“
Managing Director Australia & New Zealand, Merck Sharp & Dohme
“We were referred to Mark Fuda from Seven Stories. This referral has ended up being a game changer for our organisation. From our initial meeting with Mark I soon realised that we were dealing with a different style and a far more impactful approach to leading transformation, alignment & engagement. Mark took the time to understand our business, our leaders operating styles & the personality of our organisation.
Mark came with no preconceived ideas or academic models; rather, he asked great questions, listened intently, played back the key themes and did everything he could to very quickly understand our DNA, characteristics and our desired future path. Armed with this insight, Mark was able to create our story in a way that connected with our staff across Asia Pacific & enabled them to digest why we exist & why they should care.
Mark has a unique approach to engaging with his clients. I would describe Mark as part movie producer, part psychologist, part orchestra conductor and part sports coach. Apart from being an extremely authentic, genuine and delightful person, he’s very street smart, he speaks his mind & above all, he’s exceptionally passionate about his craft. I have no hesitation in recommending Mark to any business wanting to bring their story to life.“
Chief Executive Officer, Wolters Kluwer Asia Pacific
“Mark is enthusiastic, passionate and focused on driving value for his clients. He demonstrates flexibility and is readily available to consult. His ability to draw out the key components of the business history and strategy in a very short time was inspiring. He was then able to apply the seven key components of a good story to that content and come up with a compelling metaphor to bring our story to life in an engaging way. We are very excited about our story and its potential to drive alignment and engagement across all our associates (employees).
Mark makes himself available to share ideas and has demonstrated a real desire to help improve our business. Although we are in the early phases of rolling the story out the early feedback is very encouraging with an informal survey indicating significant improvements in understanding of our strategy and focus, ownership/engagement with the outcomes and commitment to business success.“
General Manager, Mars Petcare Australia
“I just wanted to share with you the extremely positive reception that Mark’s handiwork received during our recent Global Sales Conference. We used the video repeatedly. The materials are being posed on our internal collaboration network, and we have people looking for ways to do more!
We may actually be experiencing a tipping point of enthusiasm for our cultural transformation… a groundswell of internal excitement that is made more real by this valuable technique.“
Peter A. Allen,
President, Global Sales & Marketing CSC
“We worked with Mark to reposition our brand into a totally new dimension. His ability to understand the client and the end customer message was extraordinary. His patience with us was a credit to him and the team.
The ultimate result is fantastic and the response internally and externally to our brand story has been fantastic.”
Executive General Manger, Asteron
“Mark worked with our Consulting Practice to design and deliver one of the most imaginative, thoughtful and impactful set of multimedia materials that I have seen. The result was beyond our expectations. Mark’s innovative approach made the material very accessible, created meaningful engagement in the room and excited the audience’s imagination about what was possible for them to do as leaders. For us, the material created a heightened appetite for further work that took us by surprise. Finding someone who can do brilliant creative work which translates into tangible business outcomes is not common – Mark delivers on this.“
Partner, The Alignment Partnership
“Mark Fuda helped our organisation understand the science behind good story-telling. He conducted a workshop that successfully delivered the key tools that made our team strive to present our story in a unique and engaging way.
Marks easy going manner and positive coaching style made everyone feel like their contribution was appreciated and insightful.”
Managing Director, Beiersdorf Australia/New Zealand