Coach
Experience, ability to listen and talent for getting to the heart of things.
Peter Toepfer, Executive Director, Chicago's Center for Housing and Health (testimonial)
 

"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 in nonprofits and public service? It's hard work for sure and requires sacrifice no doubt, but the good news is that almost all experience a high level of enjoyment in their work and are “highly motivated, hard working, and deeply committed . . . primarily by the chance to accomplish something worthwhile.1 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."2
 

You have become, hands down, one of my most valuable resources.
William Hardy
, Chief Executive Officer, Equitas Health
 

Mark is a trusted leadership coach who empowers leaders to go for great. Mark is the kind of leadership coach that Bill Gates describes this way:

"It’s important to have someone who you totally trust, who is totally committed, who shares your vision, and yet who has a little bit different set of skills and who also acts as something of a check on you. Some of the ideas you run by him, you know he’s going to say, ‘Hey, wait a minute, have you thought about this and that?’ The benefit of sparking off somebody who’s got that kind of brilliance is that it not only makes business more fun, but it really leads to a lot of success” (The Trusted Advisor).

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 experienced DiSC facilitator and he is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach.

 

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.
Nora Vondrell, Executive Director, SICSA Dayton
 

Schedule a complimentary Leadership Coaching Session.

1 Light, P. (2002). The content of their character: The state of the nonprofit workforce. The Nonprofit Quarterly, 9(3), 6-16
2 Whitmore, J. (2017). Coaching for performance: The principles and practice of leadership. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, pp. 12-13


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