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Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson

Charles Schwab’s former Chief of Staff, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Chief Communications Officer and co-founder of the Schwab Foundation. He is CEO and co-founder of Virgin Unite Mentors, Sir Richard Branson’s network for executive coaching.

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Price range

  • $25,000 - $40,000
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Expert

  • Business
  • Business Growth
  • CEO
  • Change
  • Leadership
  • Productivity
  • Success
  • Teamwork/Teambuilding
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Experience

  • Associations
  • Corporate
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Career

  • 15 Years
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  • About

    Mark C. Thompson is CEO and co-founder of Virgin Unite Mentors, Sir
    Richard Branson’s network for executive coaching and entrepreneurial
    innovation. A leadership coach, bestselling author, venture capitalist and
    Tony-nominated Broadway producer, Mark brings real-time solutions to
    today’s leadership challenges.

    • He is Charles Schwab’s former Chief of Staff, Chief Customer
    Experience Officer, Chief Communications Officer and co-founder of
    the Schwab Foundation. He also served as Executive Producer of
    Schwab.com, with assets of $1.4 trillion. Forbes Magazine called
    Mark one of America’s top investors with the “Midas” touch.

    • Mark served on the Board of Directors of Best Buy, Korn Ferry
    International, and Interwoven (now owned by HP). He was
    Chairman of Rioport, which popularized the MP3 player prior to
    iTunes, and was Chairman of Integration, which was acquired by
    Silicon Labs. He is a Founding Patron of Richard Branson’s
    Entrepreneurship Centre, and is Program Chairman for the Board of
    Governors of the Hesselbein Leadership Institute and the John F.
    Kennedy Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

    • He 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. He is a member of the Clinton Initiative and an
    Executive Coach for TED.

    • Mark is an investor in entertainment software and health care
    companies. He was a founding Board member of Smule, which is
    Google and Apple’s top music applications company for the hit TV
    series Glee, with over 20 million monthly active users. He is an
    investor in Cancer Genetics and CNS Response.

    • Among his passions is Broadway. As a producer, Mark’s plays have
    earned five Tony awards and ten nominations, including Peter and
    the StarCatcher with Disney, and StickFly with Alicia Keys. He is a
    partner in the Broadway Times Square Theatre, which will be
    converted into a 4-dimensional Broadway attraction. He lives in the
    San Francisco Bay Area and Manhattan with two extraordinary
    women, his wife Bonita and daughter Vanessa.

  • Videos
  • Program

    Keynote | Educational | Inspirational | Technical

    How do you convince your team not only to embrace change but actually lead the transformation now – with urgency? In this exciting keynote and seminar, Mark shares insights and video from world-class companies that at first struggled with change and then reinvented their business.

    • What 3 factors galvanize change in every person?
    • How do world-class teams generate unstoppable growth?
    • What 5 Customer Service strategies are Built to Last?
    • How do you grow leaders from Good to Great –Level 1 to 5– what are the steps necessary for developing teams?

    Keynote | Educational | Inspirational | Technical

    In this high-impact keynote, Mark reveals the 3 critical drivers of influence for every great business and high-performance leaders.

    • 5 Mistakes That Cut Sales in Half.
    • Helping clients understand the cost of ignoring your offer.
    • What Does Your Market Crave? Five Tools To Double Sales: Positioning–Pain–Promise–Proof–Planning.

    Keynote | Educational | Inspirational | Technical

    How can your team become the “Most Admired” in your industry? Mark shares his new study (with Stanford and Northwestern researchers) revealing what Highly Engaged Employees admire and value in companies, teams and leaders.

    • What 8 Leadership Traits engage top performers most?
    • What 21 tools will double the value you provide customers?
    • How can you become the MVP of your team?
  • Review
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    “It's been terrific to have you with us, you found the topics, the images and stories, and the very words that we needed to hear from an outsider, all this in a warm and very inspiring way. I found the participation and engagement very high during your speech, and everyone was so complimentary after.”

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    “I've had the pleasure and the privilege of being in the audience with you Mark, today. It was an inspiration. The observation of the people that you've worked for, the experiences that you've got, the way that you bring that to life with such clarity, humor, and passion and energy, was really quite inspiring. It made a big difference to me and I know the members of my team here today. So, it was fantastic and if I get a chance to come and see you again, I'll be taking that opportunity. Thank you. Thank you. It was really truly remarkable.”

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I've had the pleasure and the privilege of being in the audience with you Mark, today. It was an inspiration. The observation of the people that you've worked for, the experiences that you've got, the way that you bring that to life with such clarity, humor, and passion and energy, was really quite inspiring. It made a big difference to me and I know the members of my team here today. So, it was fantastic and if I get a chance to come and see you again, I'll be taking that opportunity. Thank you. Thank you. It was really truly remarkable.
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