Mark C Thompson is a world-renowned authority and top speaker on Leadership, Driving Change and Innovation, and Sales Growth through Customer and Employee Engagement. Mark consults for Fortune 500 and Global Fortune 1000 companies, advising top leaders in organizations worldwide as well as the executive teams who are leading high growth startup companies in Silicon Valley today. Forbes called Mark one of “America’s Top Venture Investors with the ‘Midas Touch’”.
Mark was recently featured as one of the “World’s Top Executive Coaches” by the American Management Association and #1 thought leader on Innovation and Engagement. He was named one of the “Top 30 Communications Professionals for 2015” by Global Gurus.
Formerly Charles Schwab's Chief of Staff and Chief Customer Experience Officer, Mark was the Executive Producer of Schwab.com which today has assets over $2.4 Trillion. He is a co-founder of Sir Richard Branson’s Entrepreneurship Centres and an advisor to Virgin Unite Entrepreneurs. He has recently been asked to join The World Bank Advisory Council as their key authority on growth and innovation.
Mark is a founding advisor of the Stanford Realtime Venture Design Lab, and is a visiting scholar at his alma mater, Stanford University. He has served as faculty at the World Economic Forum and World Business Forum, is a member of the Clinton Initiative, and an executive coach for TED Fellows.
Mark is a New York Times bestselling author, an executive coach, a venture capitalist and an Innovation Leadership columnist for Forbes.com, Inc.com and FastCompany.com. His books include: “ADMIRED: 21 Ways to Double Your Value; Now Build a Great Business; and Success Built to Last - Creating a Life that Matters”. His most recent bestseller “ADMIRED” is a primer on how the "Most Admired Companies" achieve long-term success and growth as well as research on the qualities that are common to the World’s "Most Admired Leaders” and most important to their most engaged employees.
Among Mark’s passions are music and Broadway. Mark serves as a founding Board of Directors member for Smule, the top music app company on iTunes. As a Broadway producer, Mark’s plays have earned five Tony Awards and ten nominations, including Peter and the StarCatcher with Disney, and StickFly with Alicia Keys.
- Business Transformation: Drive Change and Create a Culture of Innovation
- Building a Most Admired Brand through Customer and Employee Engagement
- Most Admired Leadership: Nobody Does it Alone! Building Great Teams
- Fanatic Sales Growth - Success Built to Last: Growing from Good to Great to ADMIRED
Business, Leadership, Customer Service, Marketing, Sales, Change, Team Building, Communication, Financial, Strategic Planning, Management
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"Thank you for an extraordinary keynote. Your presentation was laser-focused and fit perfectly with the messages we needed to land during our Global Management Meeting. We really appreciated having you take the time and energy to connect with our senior team in advance to review our strategy and plans. You clearly captured and embedded the ideas and concepts that our CEO, EVP and I had discussed with you. I've never seen it done better. Further your research and knowledge on what our clients and analysts were saying about our company was extremely valuable. This brought credibility to both the message and you the presenter in a uniquely effective manner. As we had hoped, your outstanding presentation helped raise the sense of urgency in our vision and connected just the right market trends with our cause. We were very fortunate that our mission aligned with the themes that you've studied all your life. Thanks for providing such a strong start for the program. You over delivered on our demanding request." - Schneider Electric
'Mark’s expertise on Success Built to Last reveals key insights into business growth, sales, service, innovation, leadership, customer engagement and talent management in a presentation ideal for groups looking for a “meaningful secret formula for success." - Virgin
“Mark Thompson is the Napoleon Hill of the 21st Century. A best selling author, corporate advisor, economic wizard and leadership guru whose best selling books and keynotes inspire leaders. - ABC NEWS
“Mark Thompson's inspiring message is just what your leadership team needs! He customizes his keynotes to provide actionable ideas and insight for your organization.” - VISA
“Business leadership coach Mark Thompson, bestselling author of "Success Built to Last" at Stanford, launched a worldwide Thought Leadership Series starting with Ford and the Leader to Leader Institute, along with P&G CEO AG Lafley, Jim Collins, Frances Hesselbein and many more to come. “These are wonderful!!!!..... Thank you Mark!! - Ford's CEO