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Leadership Resource Institute CEO & Facilitator Mark Smith

About Mark Smith

Mark facilitates senior teams to align around common goals and priorities. Among other areas, this skill enables him to work in environments requiring the integration of business units, the breaking down of barriers to develop high performing leadership teams and planning sessions requiring high levels of collaboration. He is adept at bringing disparate ideas into Strategic Plans and aligning teams around implementation of those plans.

Among his current and former clients are:

  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Weichert, Realtors
  • Mondelēz International
  • Kraft Foods Europe
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • IBM
  • International Finance Corporation
  • PwC
  • USDA

Mark’s business experience began with IBM in 1984, after which he held senior positions with growing firms in the United States, Hong Kong, Brazil, and Switzerland. He is also a seasoned entrepreneur, having founded and grown a strategic consulting practice, before transitioning it to a multinational consulting group.

Mark is also a sought-after executive coach. His focus areas for coaching include enhancing communication through authenticity, building relationships, developing high performance teams, personal brand development, achieving inspirational leadership, and creating a culture of candor and trust. Through compiling his most impactful coaching lessons, Mark authored “Distinctions: 52 Lessons in Leadership” which was published in 2015.

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