The American Management Association rates him the world’s #1 executive coach for growth and innovation because he has worked closely with many of the world’s top CEOs including Steve Jobs, Charles Schwab and Sir Richard Branson.
Mark Thompson also works with C-Suite level executives of high-growth companies including Pinterest, Ford Motor Company, American Express and Walgreens and is the CEO and Co-Founder of Virgin Unite Mentors, Sir Richard Branson’s network for executive coaching and entrepreneurial innovation.
He has served as faculty at the World Economic Forum, the World Business Forum and is a member of the Clinton Initiative. He is also an executive coach for TED and a member of The World Bank’s President’s Leadership Council as a key authority on Growth and Innovation.
Mark’s New York Times bestselling books include:
- Admired: 21 Ways to Double Your Value
- Now Build a Great Business
- Success Built to Last – Creating a Life that Matters.
Mark’s 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 the world’s ‘Most Admired Leaders’.
Mark has a passion for music and Broadway. He 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.
He has invested years of research on the culture of companies and brands that achieve the highest levels of employee engagement, customer loyalty and continuous sales growth.