Mark Thompson is ranked the #1 CEO Coach in the World by the American Management Association, the Stanford CEO Summit, and Thinkers 50 Leading Global Coaches. He is one of only six leaders in history inducted into the Global Gurus Corps d’Elite Hall of Fame. Mark was awarded the Top Mentor by the International Federation of Leadership Development (IFLD) in 2022.
Mark helps clients at many stages of their careers in the following areas
Preparing for a C-Suite role or becoming the CEO
Guiding a leader to what's next for their career
Building trust and collaboration among teams
Improving interpersonal communication
Strategical thinking for an organization
"Mark was instrumental as an experienced voice, trusted by our Board during my journey into the CEO role. With so many stakeholders involved, his perspective helped me think about the leadership opportunities I had to further develop my role as leader of Qualcomm." - Cristiano Amon, CEO, Qualcomm
Mark’s advice and coaching have been invaluable to us at the World Bank Group. He has the unique ability to sort through complexities and get to the essence of any situation; and his recommendations are always practical and spot on. With his humility and empathy, he establishes deep connections with our leaders from many different cultures and backgrounds. I am grateful for all his generous efforts in support of our organization - we have benefitted greatly from his impressive experience, management insights and his natural enthusiasm for our work. Having a great leader work with our leaders has been a great gift to all of us.
- Dr. Jim Yong Kim , Former President / WorldBank
“I love who you are, what you do and how you do it! I will always treasure our “working together” and your leadership, partnership and friendship…..and our service for the greater good! Thank you!”- Alan Mulally, Former CEO / Ford Motor Co
“Mark has a unique coaching style that builds a partnership of trust, that includes a provoking and creative process that increases self-awareness and emotional intelligence. His “been there and done that” experience improves one’s leadership skills and performance to increase impact and influence. Mark has the ability to develop an energetic, and positive environment that is contagious. This environment creates a win-win strategy for success.” - Mark Wagner, President / Walgreens
Having Mark as a coach has been transformative for me and the business. He has the EQ, IQ and experience to read our team, give insightful feedback and provide the simplest and most direct course to address difficult leadership issues. When I get stuck, Mark helps me focus and push through the ambiguities. His availability, responsiveness and friendship have become invaluable to me.
- Evan Sharp, Co-Founder, Pinterest