I am a former ‘Big-4’ audit partner with experience living and working in many different countries. In the past decade, I have worked as a family office executive and trusted partner of visionary entrepreneurs. I also serve as a life and business coach to a limited number of clients.
My purpose in life is to help others get what they want. I’m passionate about sharing what I have learned and continue to learn about living a full and balanced life with an emphasis on being over doing, and finding happiness beyond money and possessions. ‘Be more’ has multiple meanings to me. It serves as a motto for my life I aim to be my true authentic self.
Professionally, I’m a CPA and founder of MarcWhittaker, a family office advisory based in Singapore. I’m passionate about supporting families, and individual family members, in building their legacies and living out their life purpose.
I trained as a coach under Dr. Cherie Carter-Scott and the MMS Institute, accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
My wife Galina and I have been married for over 20 years and intentionally raised our three children, now all adults, to be global citizens. We have lived in Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, America, Slovenia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore with our children, and arecurrently traveling the world together on a Blue Zones-inspired “Lifelong Journey”, living and experiencing places around the globe where there is a high concentration of people living to 100 or more. From the middle of 2019, we will be based in the United Kingdom.
Galina was born in a small town in Western Siberia at the height of the Cold War. Her life experiences, especially the economic crisis which came with the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990’s, and the death of loved ones from cancer at the same time, shaped her ability to be creative and, above-all, adaptable.
Ever since childhood she has been passionate about exercise, wellness and cooking. She hopes that her passions and love for her family will be an inspiration to others to live life to the fullest!