Corporate Executives & Boards of Directors
"Mark Thompson is the world's most prolific CEO coach —
from Virgin's Richard Branson, Charles Schwab,
WorldBank President, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, to Pinterest Cofounder, Evan Sharp.
He's now helped over 80 global CEOs and their Boards accelerate the growth and scale of the C-Level team and build the best bench."
— Dr. Cliff Nass, Founder of the Stanford Realtime Venture Design Lab and Stanford CEO Summit
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.
Sir Richard Branson
Founder / Virgin Group
Dr. Jim Yong Kim
Former President / WorldBank
Former CEO / Ford Motor Co.
President / Walgreens
"Mark’s secret formula for success is based on the practice and performance of remarkable leaders…Mark reveals powerful strategies that will help you make it happen.”
“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.“
“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!”
“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.”