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WHY We Do WHAT We Do

Arcanum are in business to help identify and solve the growing number of challenges facing many SME’s and Start Up’s today, by implementing organisational and behavioural change across their key business divisions.

Information and new skills alone alone can’t activate behaviour change, so to bring about sustainable change, our focus is on creating ‘Measurable Impact’, reinforced by ‘Reflection’ and backed up by ‘Evidence’.

Information and new skills alone alone can’t activate behaviour change, so to bring about sustainable change, our focus is on creating ‘Measurable Impact’, reinforced by ‘Reflection’ and backed up by ‘Evidence’.

Our 30 years experience in understanding cognition, cognitive techniques and neuroscience, enables us to more easily help companies change behaviour, thinking and mindsets, particularly in ‘Building World Class Sales Teams™

If you can picture it and it does not work that's OK. But if you can't picture it, it's not going to happen.

Arcanum Founder & CEO

Mark J. Stradling​

Originally from Harrogate, Yorkshire in the UK, Mark Stradling has lived and worked in Asia for over 35 years; primarily in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

In 2006, Mark set up his own business, Arcanum Asia  to help businesses solve the growing number of challenges associated with everyday business communication skills, as well as organisational and behavioural change. 

Mark is a partner of ‘Digital Sales Optimisation’, an online tool and methodology that ties sales team performance with business strategy using KPI’s, and also partners exclusively with training and technology organisations globally such as Corporate Lifecycles USA which specialises in Organisational Lifecycles and Leadership.

Mark is widely regarded as a global authority and pioneer in using Cognitive Processes in everyday business. He has helped win many global pitches and new business presentations for Governments, Organisations, SME’s and Start-Ups by crafting key messages using an innovative blend of Visualisation, Storytelling and Cognition.

How to Predict Tomorrow's Problems Today

Imagine the Impact on Your Business if You Could!

As organisations grow and age they progress through predictable lifecycle stages. Each stage brings increased organisational complexity as well as new and unique challenges. Strategy, structure, levels of delegation, goals, and methods of operating differ quite markedly in each stage of the organisation lifecycle.

Also, the methods that produce success in one stage can create failure in the next. Leaders who fail to understand what is needed (and not needed) can inhibit the successful development of their organisation. 

‘How to Predict Tomorrow’s Problems Today’ is a 90 minute workshop especially designed to explain the interplay among the factors cause growing and aging in an organisation so leaders can accelerate progress to a stage called ‘PRIME’, which is the most favourable stage of the Lifecycle curve where the organisation finally achieves a balance between control and flexibility.

The business or organisation is at its fittest, healthiest and most competitive, popular and profitable. Enabling Leaders to Predict Tomorrow’s Problems. Now.

Thrive, Don't Just Survive

Ignite Your Path to Success

All SME’s and Start-Up’s want to survive, yet for some it often becomes a matter survival process. Hands up who has not been there? The reality is most companies have been there at some point or another. So it’s not something that is planned it primarily happens through making the wrong decisions. The reality is as organisations grow and age they progress through predictable lifecycle stages. Each stage brings increased organisational complexity as well as new and unique challenges. Strategy, structure, levels of delegation, goals, and methods of operating differ quite markedly in each stage of the organisation lifecycle.

Also, the methods that produce success in one stage can create failure in the next. Leaders who fail to understand what is needed (and not needed) can inhibit the successful development of their organisation. 

‘Thrive, Don’t Just Survive’ is a 90 minute seminar and workshop especially designed to explain the interplay among the factors cause growing and aging in an organisation so leaders can accelerate progress to a stage called ‘PRIME’, which is the most favourable stage of the Lifecycle curve where the organisation finally achieves a balance between control and flexibility.

The business or organisation is at its fittest, healthiest and most competitive, popular and profitable, enabling Leaders to do what is right and necessary in order to lead a company through good times and bad.