Marcus Fillier; the circle of life


April 20th, 2017 Marcus Fillier, Performance Works

The exciting variety of business personalities that lie behind their various office, workshop and factory facades never ceases to amaze us. Emily Bentley, our Business Development and Marketing Manager, has been out and about visiting some of them to explore their personal stories.


Life has come almost full circle for client Marcus Fillier, owner of Performance Works Coaching and NLP Master Coach.


Helping people is the very essence of what makes Marcus tick. Born in the North and brought up in Scotland before moving down south, he started out his career as a Police officer, after graduating in geography and cartography from university in Oxford. He served in a Midlands Police Force, starting off on the beat in a very busy city centre and served for over 16 years, ending his career as an Inspector within the learning and development department.


It was during his time in the force that Marcus realised the importance of helping and supporting people. Not being from the Midlands, he felt he was very much the outsider in his environment. He spoke differently, his accent singling him out, he was also not particularly a ‘macho’ male officer. This difference gave him certain alignment with other colleagues that were also perceived as ‘different’.


As a result of sharing his thoughts and experiences, he found that they were the same as quite a few of the women he worked and socialised with. It was at this time that he started to work with, and support his female colleagues and friends with any confidence related issues and, for the past 16 years, has continued to do so.


This help and care was to be a pre-cursor to finding his next, very different, career path. As well as the Performance Works Coaching site, he runs a site dedicated to Confidence Coaching for Women in home, work or social life.


Unfortunately, whilst on duty, Marcus suffered an injury which put his career in the Police Force to an abrupt end. With such a life change he decided to take up a new challenge, one that would both help him personally as well as help others.


Marcus came to the North East in 2012, where his grandchildren live and has since trained in NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) and passed his Practitioner certification. He is now a qualified Master Practitioner in NLP, Timeline Therapy and hypnosis. In the summer of 2017 he will be training to become a trainer with and train others in NLP.


Passionate about helping people overcome difficulties or barriers, Marcus now works with clients, individuals and workplace groups, to help them achieve successes in whatever they choose. He also helps people with confidence issues, presentation skills, sales and boardroom performance, relationships – both personal and business – fears and phobias and much more by providing one-to-one sessions that are flexible to fit in with busy lives.


Personal growth, job satisfaction and happiness has also been a reason for the new career choice. His new career enables him to both help people and business as a ‘job’ along with having time for his children and now grandchildren, gives Marcus a great win:win opportunity in life.


Marcus is just one of our clients with fascinating stories to tell. If you would like to learn more about how NLP can help you or your business, please do get in touch and we can pass on your details.