Lean Into Your Life
Change the World for Good
You are a fantastic coach!
Anita Holmes, Executive Director, Mediation Center
"What is the use of living, if it be not to
strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place," said Winston Churchill.
And what could be more noble than to find your place as leaders? It's hard work for sure and requires sacrifice
no doubt, but the good news is that almost all
who focus on making the world a better place experience a high level of enjoyment in
their work. They're “highly
motivated, hard working, and deeply committed primarily by
the chance to accomplish something worthwhile.”*
Mark is a wholehearted coach who
encourages you to take charge of your life, follow new paths, play to your strengths,
and do greater good. Credentials include International Coach Federation, Gallup
Strengths, Center for Creative Leadership, and DiSC. Twenty years of leadership
street smarts including bootstrapping a mom-and-pop into a top-30 arts center.
Best practices and training chops from 10 years as a top-rated prof (DePaul,
Case Western). Published writer of articles (Nonprofit Quarterly) and books
(Results Now). External Coach/Trainer since 2014 for Chicago's Howard Brown
Health (among the nation's largest LGBTQ organizations) including leading its
Future Executives Program.
You have become, hands down, one of my most
The road to something worthwhile can be demanding, which is why having a leadership coach on your team makes a huge difference. Says the dean of coaching Sir John Whitmore, the impact comes from "unlocking people's potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.**
Mark is the kind of leadership coach that Bill Gates describes this way:
I just want to sincerely thank you for your time and
effort in helping me see what I wanted, and how to get there.
Director of Finance and Operations, SARSEF
Adding to Mark's substantial on-the-ground experience as successful leader, he is an International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach and an iPEC Certified Professional Coach. He is a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership programs in Coaching for Greater Effectiveness and Leadership for Development, and he is certified to use all of the Center's assessments. He is an certified Everything DiSC Workplace, Management, Five Behaviors facilitator, and a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach.
Experience, ability to listen and talent for
getting to the heart of things.
Charles Handy writes, “In our hearts, we would all like to find a purpose bigger than ourselves [to] raise us to heights that we had not dreamed of.”*** Where better than Mark to find the partner you need to maximize your purpose and reach those heights.
Great results, personable, expert.
* Light, P. (2002). The
content of their character: The state of the nonprofit workforce. The Nonprofit
Quarterly, 9(3), pp. 6-16
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