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Mark Kenny works with leaders who want to re-engage and re-ignite their teams.
Mark brings almost three decades of experience, first in IT and operations, followed by founding and managing a software company, and later in keynote speaking and consulting. For the past ten years, he has worked with leaders to create healthier, more cohesive teams and organizations. Mark is the author of The Hippo Solution: Eliminate Territorial Thinking and Unleash the Power of Teams. He trained under industry heavyweights, including Patrick Lencioni – author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, achieved a number of certifications, and personally led non-profit boards.
Mark’s career experience spans multiple industries including technology, healthcare, government, manufacturing, engineering, financial services, and retail. Mark has shared his insights with the teams of organizations such as Nissan, Mars, State of Tennessee government, Ohio State University, HIMSS, HCA, Vanderbilt, and the US Army.
Mark’s favorite team is his wife and four kids. His second favorite team is the high school girls’ basketball team whom he coaches. Originally from Wisconsin, Mark has been a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan. Mark currently lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, daughter, and three grown sons.
My first experience with teams was the mediocre Green Bay Packers I watched as a kid.
From the sixth grade on, I embraced participating in school music and sports teams!
My love for technology began in junior high school, originally learning it from my Father and programming my first Commodore 64 game.
When I was 15, my Father passed away unexpectedly. I was forced to lead my siblings, whether I was ready for it or not.
In college, my team experience continued by joining a missions trip team to Ukraine, of all places.
After college, I began my first career in information technology, software development, testing, and project management.
After a rewarding stint in IT with a variety of team and project management experiences, but after getting laid off three times in the aftermath of the dot com bubble, I started my second career, and did what my Father always wanted to do: run my own software company. We worked as a team to improve the operations of teams in several hundred organizations.
Along the way, I began my coaching “career”: eventually leading to coaching a high school girls basketball team, one of my passions.
Eventually, my work managing the software company and working in a variety of organizations and industries led to a realization: very few teams were working smoothly and organizational levels were disconnected. I decided to start my third career and work to improve the cohesiveness of teams at all levels of organizations.
I published my first book, focused on eliminating territorial thinking in organizations, and unleashing the power of their teams!
Here I am, still on the journey, now focused on inspiring leaders to re-ignite their teams!
TOP 5 REASONS TO HIRE MARK
#1: MARK DELIVERS A “REAL” EXPERIENCE
“Mark has a really ‘Real’ way of going about the day to day within business. He turns it on it’s head simply by going back to the basics and reminding us of what is important and where our time, energy and efforts need to lie.” – State of TN Department of Revenue
#2: MARK DELIVERS PRACTICAL, RELEVANT CONTENT
“Mark engaged the audience and provided useful information I can take back to my team.” – Government Agency
#3: MARK KNOWS TEAMS
- Started his career working on corporate and project teams.
- Led project teams.
- Started his own software company where he worked with leaders and teams in hundreds of organizations.
- Led teams as the president of non-profit boards.
- Volunteer leader.
- Certified in many team-related tools such as Five Dysfunctions of a Team and Working Genius.
- Trained under Patrick Lencioni.
- High school girls’ basketball coach.
- Spent time personally working with hundreds of teams.
- Wrote a book on teams.
- Spent years working towards a process to re-engage and re-ignite teams.
#4: MARK knows how to leverage interactivity FOR LEARNING
“The intentionality & thoughtfulness of the stories, slides, experiences, and takeaways was apparent. Extremely helpful content presented with
excellence.” – CUPA HR
#5: MARK PROVOKES THOUGHT AND INSPIRES CHANGE
“Eye-opening. Meaningful. Thought provoking.”