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August 2, 2016

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What Leaders Say About Mark

"I can't express enough how moved I was by your presentation. Consider my mind blown. When I'm having a rough day I would love to think of how you got us back in the right place. In admiration of you my friend!"
John Quigley, Director, Institutional Sales, Shire
"Your presentation was fantastic and was quite well received based on the feedback I have been receiving."
Tricia Maslov, Managing Director, KPMG Executive Education
"It's been terrific to have you with us. The topics, the images and stories, the very words we needed to hear from an outsider."
Olivier Chapelle, CEO, Recticel
"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
World Bank Group
"Mark's advice and coaching have been invaluable to us at the World Bank Group."
Dr. Jim Kim; MD, CEO; World Bank Group
Pfizer Europe
"Mark demonstrates a rarely seen balance of business acumen, emotional intelligence, authenticity, and warmth that makes his approach to coaching so valuable. The resulting work is truly groundbreaking and results are easily measurable."
Nolan Townsend, President; Pfizer Europe
American Express / Google Nest
"Mark was instrumental in helping me develop and adapt my experiences and learning to transform a century-old company known for its service, into one that was leveraging leading-edge digital technology to strengthen and expand its brand. "
Nik Sathe, CTO; American Express / Google Nest
Tata Communications
"Mark brings an uncanny knack to blend his rich experiences in the corporate world, academia and as an entrepreneur into his advice and coaching."
Vinod Kumar, CEO, TATA Global India
Prudential California Realty (Berkshire
"Mark is a genuine, smart, passionate and amazing leader who never ceases to inspire me! "
Steve Rodgers, former CEO; Prudential California Realty (Berkshire Hathaway Company)
"Having Mark as a coach has been transformative for me and the business."
Evan Sharp, Co-founder
CoachSource, LLC
"Mark is one of our most-requested coaches for C-Suite executives at CoachSource."
Brian O. Underhill, Ph.D., Founder & CEO; CoachSource
AT&T Entertainment Group
"Participant feedback is really strong. I really appreciate your message. It was the right one and well received. "
John Stankey; CEO, AT&T Entertainment Group, AT&T Services Inc.
U.S. Dept. of State
"I just wanted to say thanks for your great work in Costa Rica and also for meeting our colleague in Singapore. "
Aaron B. Steers-Smith; ‎Foreign Affairs Officer, ‎U.S. Dept. of State
"You rocked it!, too, were FANTASTIC! "
Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco
International Coach Federation
"Your amazing presence and ability to engage the audience were awe-inspiring. "
Nicole Zafian, Assistant Director of Education, International Coach Federation
Coca Cola Company
"Presentation was great and really supported us with customers... looking forward to continue working with Mark!"
Alfredo Rivera, President, Latin Central, Coca Cola Company.
Janssen Biotech, Inc.
"Feedback was exceptional for your talk. Appreciate the support and engagement of our team. "
Scott White, President Oncology, Janssen Biotech, Inc.
Xerox UK
" inspiration...the people you've worked for, the experiences that you've got, the way that you bring that to life with such clarity, humor, passion and energy, was really quite inspiring. It made a big difference to me and the members of my team...fantastic..."
Darren Cassidy, Managing Director
Charles Schwab Corp.
"Thanks for Mark's contributions to Schwab's successes!"
Charles R. Schwab, Founder, Charles Schwab Corp
"We're at a pivotal moment in our company... Mark got the entire leadership team inspired... It was so impactful."
Jean Burbank, Senior Manager, Veritas Global Enablement, Symantec
"I really enjoyed your session. Like you, I'm convinced so much can be solved with #engagement!"
Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer
Virgin Group
"Mark and Bonita reveal powerful strategies that help you make it happen."
Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group
New York Stock Exchange
"...Mark really understands the opportunities within our industry--who's making it grow and where we're heading."
Laura V. Morrison, Sr. Vice President, New York Stock Exchange
World Economic Forum
"I really enjoyed Success Built to Last. (Let's) use the lessons for an interactive discussion in Davos."
Klaus Schwab, Founder and Chairman; World Economic Forum
HP Enterprise Services, Americas
"Enjoyed your presentation at the HP ES kick-off last week. You did a great job."
Michael Foley, Sales Leader Energy & Utilities HP Enterprise Services,
"We were thrilled to have Mark present at NIKE HQ... overwhelming high marks..."
Suzanne Hilton-Esaki, Director of Transition Management, Nike
Janssen Biotech, Inc.
"...Your story resonated with our team and contributed to the workshops we conducted this morning with our managers."
Robert Fahey, National Sales Director, Janssen Biotech, Inc.
American Academy of Audiology
"Many thanks for helping us "bring some magic" to our colleagues."
Dr. Bettie Borton, President, American Academy of Audiology, CEO, Doctors Hearing Clinic
The Hershey Company
"Fantastic...his messages were inspirational and right on target... and will help take us to the next level..."
Michael Wege, Chief Commercial Officer, The Hershey Company
Johnson & Johnson
"Loved your talk. Do you have versions of it on YouTube? Would love to see it again and share it."
Stuart M. McGuigan, Chief Information Officer
""You clearly had a passion for the subject matter, which just makes it that much more engaging and interesting!""
Jaime Weber, Sales Excellence Operations Manager, Microsoft
"Thank you @XeroxEvents, an inspiring #SimpleAtWork esp talks by Baroness Shields, Mark Thompson, Sir Ken Robinson, and @Xerox CEO Ursula Burns"
Stuart Cochran, Chief Technology Officer, Huddle
Wells Fargo
"Mark, your keynote was 'super fantastic'. It couldn't have been any better. Thank you for modifying to fit our very diverse audience."
Jittaun Phillips, CMP, Senior Meeting Planner, Wells Fargo
"I just wanted to drop you a note of thanks again for making our Inspirational Leadership event the best ever"
John R. Howman, Business Consultant, Allied Consulting Group, YPO
TEC, The Executive Committee
"I do not have words that could thank you enough for referring Mark Thompson. He was just outstanding. "
Jen Sweeney, TEC Marketing Project Manager, TEC
"Mark did a great job today. As usual, he was helping us through the consumer experience and asking the tough questions..."
Jan Collier, AT&T University, VP Global Human Resource Operations, AT&T
Loral Space Systems
"I really enjoyed the presentation--actually it was much more--it was a dialogue and we felt included... I found it very useful and enlightening..."
John Celli, President, Loral Space Systems
Ford Motor Company
"Your videos on leadership are wonderful!!!!! Thank you Mark--so special to work together with you."
Alan Mulally, CEO, Ford Motor Company
"We felt energized and positive after the event! Thanks for taking the time to get to know our team before giving your talk."
Scott Kohler, Senior HR Director, Genentech
"Really appreciate what you did for our sales organization... an excellent job of incorporating our priorities, very relevant, very inspiring. Very well done."
Doug Hinzie, Vice President of the Americas for Chevron Lubricants
John Deere
"Thompson's message is right on target..."
Robert Lane, CEO, John Deere
RE/MAX Realty
"You did an awesome job for us!"
David Brown, Senior Executive Vice President, RE/MAX Realty
Philips Lumileds Lighting Company
"...your remarks hit the notes I was looking for!"
Michael C. Holt, Chief Executive Officer Philips Lumileds Lighting Company
McKinsey Sweden
"Our clients were inspired and energized by your extraordinary message."
Johan Soor, McKinsey Sweden
"Your keynote address was extremely well received... thanks for helping make this year's ASTD Leaders Conference the most successful to date!"
Tony Bingham, President, ASTD
KANA - A Verint Company
"He not only did a great job delivering the keynote, he took the time to get to know our business, our solutions and...some of our customers before the conference. That's his style."
Scott Hays, Sr. Director, Product Marketing
"Thompson's inspiring message is just what your leadership team needs! He customizes his keynotes to provide action..."
Susanne Lyons, Chief Marketing Officer, VISA
"Just a phenomenal presentation. It was uplifting and also very informative. He gave really good strategies, highly engaging."
Ed Hoffman, Chief Knowledge Officer
The Four Seasons Restaurant
"Mark and Brian teach you to build a successful business and life with clarity and care. Reading their words is like plugging into your personal battery charger. You will find the encouragement to become the unique leader you are meant to be."
Alex von Bidder, Managing Partner/Co-owner, Four Seasons Restaurant
The Hartford
"Mark just spoke to our top performers. He put the ideas into real world context--how each person interacts--he wove it all together beautifully. You could see in everyone's faces that it was a great event, something that they will remember."
Matthew Kirk, SVP Sales and Distribution, The Hartford

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