Marcus Powe


Marcus Powe PhD has been coaching business leaders nationally and internationally for 25 years as they move to the next position in today’s turbulent marketplace. Marcus demonstrates proven creativity, innovation and enterprise development tools and techniques to improve wealth generation and competitive positioning. Marcus works with organisations, industry groups and governments in Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.

Competitive strengths

  • international recognition in the fields of creativity, innovation and enterprise and organisational growth
  • outstanding negotiation and sales success in complex cultural settings
  • high‐level communication skills that create and maintain professional relationships
  • national and international keynote speaking and facilitating engagements.

Entrepreneurship and business coaching specialist

As the Entrepreneur in Residence at RMIT University Marcus works with staff, students and alumni to refine and develop their ideas and business opportunities.

In 2008, Australia’s Business/Higher Education Round Table (BHERT) recognised Marcus’s contribution with the award for Australia’s Best Entrepreneurial Educator. In 2009, he received further recognition from BHERT for sustained excellence in collaboration between universities and business.

As the inaugural Director of Business Innovation and Enterprise at the De Bono Institute in Melbourne, Marcus combined the powerful creativity tools of Edward de Bono with pragmatic innovation and enterprise strategies that he developed, implemented and measured in four countries.

Research and publications

Marcus is the author of two books, The Entrepreneurial Process and The Creation of Sustainable Value. Many of the 1500 organisations that Marcus was worked with in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia use these books as references for sustained growth.

Marcus has a Bachelor of Business (Monash University), a Master of Enterprise Innovation (Swinburne University of Technology) and a PhD (RMIT University) specialising in measuring innovation in large organisations.

Facilitator for varied industries and governments

Marcus facilitates business leadership forums and collaborations in the following industries and sectors

  • aerospace
  • agriculture
  • automotive
  • biotechnology (life sciences)
  • computer software (medical, automation, games and entertainment)
  • education (secondary, TAFE, university)
  • electronics (microchip, automation)
  • governments—local (economic development, retail revitalisaton), state (commercial and domestic construction, health, environment and sustainability, multimedia, technology commercialisation) and federal (export, multimedia, ICT)
  • housing and commercial construction
  • tourism.