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The Inner Chief

Nov 29, 2023

“I am grateful for everything I have. But for me, feeling lucky is a lot more animated and holds a lot more curiosity and open-mindedness to opportunity and possibility.”


This is a special episode only available to our podcast subscribers, which we call The Mini Chief. These are short, sharp highlights from our fabulous CEO guests, where you get a 5 to 10 minute snapshot from their full episode.

Our latest guest is Mark John, Founder & CEO of frntlne.

His full episode is titled Partnering with the world’s top performers and business people, what a leader’s natural state is, and feeling lucky every day.

You can find the full audio and show notes here:

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Mark is the CEO of frntlne, an edutech business he founded in 2021 that makes it easy to train frontline staff across a variety of industries, with engaging and memorable TikTok-style content. 

frntlne boasts a number of high-profile global and multinational retail and consumer clients including Coles, L’Oreal, P&G, Swisse and Mumm Champagne.

In May 2023, Mark was successful in securing a consortium of strategic investors, closing a AU$4.6million seed funding round. He has also established an impressive advisory board, including professor Dr Mathew Knowles PhD, who is the architect behind the careers of his daughters Beyoncé and Solange, as well as supergroup Destiny's Child. 

Mark, who was born in Singapore, has had careers in entertainment, retail and video technology and now calls country Victoria home.

In this episode we talk about: 

✅  How he has delivered value to global music superstars 

✅  How he has built partnerships that create sustained value for all involved

✅  His fascinating career path and early life and how he came to be at the helm of an edtech company 

✅  What he means by a leader being in their natural state, and

✅  Unlocking your inner creative and why he feels lucky every day.

Connecting with Mark John

You can connect with Mark via LinkedIn.

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