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Mark C. Thompson

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 Mark C. Thompson Biography

Mark C. Thompson is a world-renowned authority and top speaker on Leadership, Driving Change and Innovation, Sales Growth, and Customer and Employee Engagement.

Mark is an expert on executive leadership, business strategy, and innovation who has spent over 25 years leading teams and building companies from the ground up. He delivers actionable, valuable and practical advice for leaders at all levels of an organization.

Currently a highly sought after executive coach and venture investor, 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. Mark advises top leaders in Fortune 500 and Global Fortune 1000 companies as well as the executive teams who are leading high growth startup companies in Silicon Valley today.

A New York Times bestselling author whose books include: ADMIRED: 21 Ways to Double Your Value; Now Build a Great Business; and Success Built to Last - Creating a Life that Matters, Mark is also an Innovation Leadership columnist for Forbes.com, Inc.com and FastCompany.com. His most recent bestseller ADMIRED is a primer on how the world’s “Most Admired Companies” achieve long-term success and growth as well as the qualities that are common to “Most Admired Leaders”.

Mark has worked side by side with three of the world’s most legendary disruptive innovators: Steve Jobs, Charles Schwab and Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson. He brings insight from decades of experience with these great leaders and research on the culture of companies and brands that achieve the highest levels of employee engagement, customer loyalty and continuous sales growth.

Mark was Charles Schwab’s former Chief of Staff and Chief Customer Experience Officer, and 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.

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.

A successful venture capitalist over the last two decades, Mark was as an early investor in companies like Facebook, Netflix and eSurance. He has been a Board Member for many well known technology, biotech and retail companies, including: Best Buy, Korn Ferry, and Interwoven (now owned by HP). He was the Chairman of the Board for Rioport, which popularized the MP3 player prior to the iPod. He is an investor in Cancer Genetics, a leader in DNA-based diagnostics for clinical management of cancer treatment.

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 which has over 125 million users worldwide. As a Broadway producer, Mark’s plays have earned five Tony Awards and a total of ten Tony nominations, including Peter and the StarCatcher with Disney, and StickFly with Alicia Keys. Mark lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Manhattan with two extraordinary women – his wife Bonita and their daughter Vanessa.

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Admired: 21 Ways to Double Your Value

Admired: 21 Ways to Double Your Value

Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters

Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters

Speaking Topics
  • Business Transformation: Drive Change and Create a Culture of Innovation

    Disruptive innovation is happening all around us in almost every industry. “Disruptive Innovation” can mean: disrupting your competitors, customer relationships, internal processes, reward systems, management strategy, the status quo and “last century thinking”. But how do you create a culture of innovation that enables a big company to think and act like a small one? Mark shares insights on world-class companies that struggled with change
    • some that failed to adjust to meet changing markets and others that reinvented their business models and transformed entire industries with disruptive innovations. Mark answers several questions that will help you understand how to:
    • Enable your teams to not only embrace change, but lead business transformation
    • Operationalize innovation while still meeting the demands of Wall Street
    • Remove the fear of failure for disruptive ideas
    • Create incentive systems that reward those that challenge “business as usual”
    • Empower employees at every level to make change happen

  • Building a Most Admired Brand through Customer and Employee Engagement

    Leaders of the world’s Most Admired Companies know that the customer experience IS the brand! Customer engagement is not about transactions, it’s about RELATIONSHIPS
    • acting as though you’d put your own money on the line in your customer’s company. If you were investing in your customer’s company, you’d think differently about how you deal with them and fight for their success like it was your own. Mark brings many examples of how the most admired brands approach customer engagement and set the standard for lasting customer relationships in their industries. These companies understand four key components that lead to lasting customer relationships:
    • Every touchpoint that a customer encounters is defining your brand
    • Delivering a consistent experience regardless of point of contact or method of communication
    • A high level of Employee Engagement is critical to achieving Customer Engagement
    • Knowing what your MVPs (both customers and employees) value is key

  • Most Admired Leadership: Nobody Does it Alone! Building Great Teams

    Mark shares insights into the top leadership qualities of the world’s Most Admired Leaders according to the most engaged employees. In a broad survey of over 10,000 employees in 110 countries, Mark’s research team identified the top eight leadership traits that people want from their leaders. He presents case studies from many of these leaders including his experience working directly with several of them. He outlines how the Most Admired leaders have achieved such enduring success over decades and how they consistently:
    • Recruit, Build and Retain the highest performing teams
    • Create a corporate culture that Inspires loyalty and engagement
    • Face adversity and bounce back from failures
    • Challenge themselves and their teams year after year to outdo themselves and achieve continuous and long-term growth
    • Learn what their MVP’s value and what drives them in their lives and work

  • Fanatic Sales Growth - Success Built to Last - Growing from Good to Great to ADMIRED

    In this high-impact keynote, Mark reveals the critical drivers behind long-term sales growth and enduring success. He lays out the key factors that differentiate companies that are Good, those that become Great and those that are ADMIRED.
    • How world-class teams generate unstoppable growth
    • Avoiding common mistakes that cut sales in half
    • 5 Tools To Double Sales: Positioning-Pain-Promise-Proof-Planning
    • The customer service strategies that drive customer retention
    • Discovering what your market craves and getting ahead of the curve

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  • HOW TO BOOK Mark C. Thompson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mark C. Thompson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Mark C. Thompson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mark C. Thompson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Mark C. Thompson?

    Booking fees for Mark C. Thompson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mark C. Thompson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Mark C. Thompson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mark C. Thompson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mark C. Thompson for your next private or corporate function.
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Mark C. Thompson

Executive Coach & Author

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Mark C. Thompson Biography

Mark C. Thompson is a world-renowned authority and top speaker on Leadership, Driving Change and Innovation, Sales Growth, and Customer and Employee Engagement.

Mark is an expert on executive leadership, business strategy, and innovation who has spent over 25 years leading teams and building companies from the ground up. He delivers actionable, valuable and practical advice for leaders at all levels of an organization.

Currently a highly sought after executive coach and venture investor, 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. Mark advises top leaders in Fortune 500 and Global Fortune 1000 companies as well as the executive teams who are leading high growth startup companies in Silicon Valley today.

A New York Times bestselling author whose books include: ADMIRED: 21 Ways to Double Your Value; Now Build a Great Business; and Success Built to Last - Creating a Life that Matters, Mark is also an Innovation Leadership columnist for Forbes.com, Inc.com and FastCompany.com. His most recent bestseller ADMIRED is a primer on how the world’s “Most Admired Companies” achieve long-term success and growth as well as the qualities that are common to “Most Admired Leaders”.

Mark has worked side by side with three of the world’s most legendary disruptive innovators: Steve Jobs, Charles Schwab and Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson. He brings insight from decades of experience with these great leaders and research on the culture of companies and brands that achieve the highest levels of employee engagement, customer loyalty and continuous sales growth.

Mark was Charles Schwab’s former Chief of Staff and Chief Customer Experience Officer, and 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.

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.

A successful venture capitalist over the last two decades, Mark was as an early investor in companies like Facebook, Netflix and eSurance. He has been a Board Member for many well known technology, biotech and retail companies, including: Best Buy, Korn Ferry, and Interwoven (now owned by HP). He was the Chairman of the Board for Rioport, which popularized the MP3 player prior to the iPod. He is an investor in Cancer Genetics, a leader in DNA-based diagnostics for clinical management of cancer treatment.

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 which has over 125 million users worldwide. As a Broadway producer, Mark’s plays have earned five Tony Awards and a total of ten Tony nominations, including Peter and the StarCatcher with Disney, and StickFly with Alicia Keys. Mark lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Manhattan with two extraordinary women – his wife Bonita and their daughter Vanessa.

Mark C. Thompson Videos

  • How to Transform Your Business: Mark C. Thompson
    Virgin Unite CEO and Co-Founder Mark Thompson teaches a packed audience at [email protected] 2015. Mark shares how you can transform your business by...
  • Mark Thompson: CEO Virgin Unite, Business Author, Entrepreneur ...
    Jan 27, 2014 ... A renowned leadership coach, speaker, best selling author, venture capitalist and Tony-nominated Broadway producer, Mark C....
  • Mark C Thompson Business Growth, Sales, Leadership Keynote ...
    Aug 29, 2012 ... Companies like Rite Aid, Wells Fargo and Intel have booked Mark C Thompson because he gets results! See for yourself in this speaker...

Mark C. Thompson Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Mark C. Thompson

Mark C. Thompson Speaking Topics

  • Business Transformation: Drive Change and Create a Culture of Innovation

    Disruptive innovation is happening all around us in almost every industry. “Disruptive Innovation” can mean: disrupting your competitors, customer relationships, internal processes, reward systems, management strategy, the status quo and “last century thinking”. But how do you create a culture of innovation that enables a big company to think and act like a small one? Mark shares insights on world-class companies that struggled with change
    • some that failed to adjust to meet changing markets and others that reinvented their business models and transformed entire industries with disruptive innovations. Mark answers several questions that will help you understand how to:
    • Enable your teams to not only embrace change, but lead business transformation
    • Operationalize innovation while still meeting the demands of Wall Street
    • Remove the fear of failure for disruptive ideas
    • Create incentive systems that reward those that challenge “business as usual”
    • Empower employees at every level to make change happen

  • Building a Most Admired Brand through Customer and Employee Engagement

    Leaders of the world’s Most Admired Companies know that the customer experience IS the brand! Customer engagement is not about transactions, it’s about RELATIONSHIPS
    • acting as though you’d put your own money on the line in your customer’s company. If you were investing in your customer’s company, you’d think differently about how you deal with them and fight for their success like it was your own. Mark brings many examples of how the most admired brands approach customer engagement and set the standard for lasting customer relationships in their industries. These companies understand four key components that lead to lasting customer relationships:
    • Every touchpoint that a customer encounters is defining your brand
    • Delivering a consistent experience regardless of point of contact or method of communication
    • A high level of Employee Engagement is critical to achieving Customer Engagement
    • Knowing what your MVPs (both customers and employees) value is key

  • Most Admired Leadership: Nobody Does it Alone! Building Great Teams

    Mark shares insights into the top leadership qualities of the world’s Most Admired Leaders according to the most engaged employees. In a broad survey of over 10,000 employees in 110 countries, Mark’s research team identified the top eight leadership traits that people want from their leaders. He presents case studies from many of these leaders including his experience working directly with several of them. He outlines how the Most Admired leaders have achieved such enduring success over decades and how they consistently:
    • Recruit, Build and Retain the highest performing teams
    • Create a corporate culture that Inspires loyalty and engagement
    • Face adversity and bounce back from failures
    • Challenge themselves and their teams year after year to outdo themselves and achieve continuous and long-term growth
    • Learn what their MVP’s value and what drives them in their lives and work

  • Fanatic Sales Growth - Success Built to Last - Growing from Good to Great to ADMIRED

    In this high-impact keynote, Mark reveals the critical drivers behind long-term sales growth and enduring success. He lays out the key factors that differentiate companies that are Good, those that become Great and those that are ADMIRED.
    • How world-class teams generate unstoppable growth
    • Avoiding common mistakes that cut sales in half
    • 5 Tools To Double Sales: Positioning-Pain-Promise-Proof-Planning
    • The customer service strategies that drive customer retention
    • Discovering what your market craves and getting ahead of the curve

FAQs on booking Mark C. Thompson

  • How to book Mark C. Thompson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mark C. Thompson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Mark C. Thompson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mark C. Thompson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mark C. Thompson?

    Booking fees for Mark C. Thompson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mark C. Thompson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mark C. Thompson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mark C. Thompson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mark C. Thompson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mark C. Thompson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mark C. Thompson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Mark C. Thompson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mark C. Thompson for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Mark C. Thompson generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Josh Linkner, Dr. Kevin Freiberg, Doug Lipp, Tim Sanders and Terry Jones. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mark C. Thompson for an upcoming event.

Mark C. Thompson Speaker Videos

  • How to Transform Your Business: Mark C. Thompson
    Virgin Unite CEO and Co-Founder Mark Thompson teaches a packed audience at [email protected] 2015. Mark shares how you can transform your business by disrupting your industry and by becoming...
    Mark Thompson: CEO Virgin Unite, Business Author, Entrepreneur ...
    Jan 27, 2014 ... A renowned leadership coach, speaker, best selling author, venture capitalist and Tony-nominated Broadway producer, Mark C. Thompson ...
  • Mark C Thompson Business Growth, Sales, Leadership Keynote ...
    Aug 29, 2012 ... Companies like Rite Aid, Wells Fargo and Intel have booked Mark C Thompson because he gets results! See for yourself in this speaker demo ...

Mark C. Thompson Speaking Topics

  • Business Transformation: Drive Change and Create a Culture of Innovation

    Disruptive innovation is happening all around us in almost every industry. “Disruptive Innovation” can mean: disrupting your competitors, customer relationships, internal processes, reward systems, management strategy, the status quo and “last century thinking”. But how do you create a culture of innovation that enables a big company to think and act like a small one? Mark shares insights on world-class companies that struggled with change
    • some that failed to adjust to meet changing markets and others that reinvented their business models and transformed entire industries with disruptive innovations. Mark answers several questions that will help you understand how to:
    • Enable your teams to not only embrace change, but lead business transformation
    • Operationalize innovation while still meeting the demands of Wall Street
    • Remove the fear of failure for disruptive ideas
    • Create incentive systems that reward those that challenge “business as usual”
    • Empower employees at every level to make change happen

  • Building a Most Admired Brand through Customer and Employee Engagement

    Leaders of the world’s Most Admired Companies know that the customer experience IS the brand! Customer engagement is not about transactions, it’s about RELATIONSHIPS
    • acting as though you’d put your own money on the line in your customer’s company. If you were investing in your customer’s company, you’d think differently about how you deal with them and fight for their success like it was your own. Mark brings many examples of how the most admired brands approach customer engagement and set the standard for lasting customer relationships in their industries. These companies understand four key components that lead to lasting customer relationships:
    • Every touchpoint that a customer encounters is defining your brand
    • Delivering a consistent experience regardless of point of contact or method of communication
    • A high level of Employee Engagement is critical to achieving Customer Engagement
    • Knowing what your MVPs (both customers and employees) value is key

  • Most Admired Leadership: Nobody Does it Alone! Building Great Teams

    Mark shares insights into the top leadership qualities of the world’s Most Admired Leaders according to the most engaged employees. In a broad survey of over 10,000 employees in 110 countries, Mark’s research team identified the top eight leadership traits that people want from their leaders. He presents case studies from many of these leaders including his experience working directly with several of them. He outlines how the Most Admired leaders have achieved such enduring success over decades and how they consistently:
    • Recruit, Build and Retain the highest performing teams
    • Create a corporate culture that Inspires loyalty and engagement
    • Face adversity and bounce back from failures
    • Challenge themselves and their teams year after year to outdo themselves and achieve continuous and long-term growth
    • Learn what their MVP’s value and what drives them in their lives and work

  • Fanatic Sales Growth - Success Built to Last - Growing from Good to Great to ADMIRED

    In this high-impact keynote, Mark reveals the critical drivers behind long-term sales growth and enduring success. He lays out the key factors that differentiate companies that are Good, those that become Great and those that are ADMIRED.
    • How world-class teams generate unstoppable growth
    • Avoiding common mistakes that cut sales in half
    • 5 Tools To Double Sales: Positioning-Pain-Promise-Proof-Planning
    • The customer service strategies that drive customer retention
    • Discovering what your market craves and getting ahead of the curve

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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