About Mark House
Proven Global Tech Exec… now a Certified Coach
From NASA to enterprise software companies to small consulting firms, I have been at the table for decisions that impact leaders at all levels. Unlike most other Coaches, I have had line accountability for moving the needle on business performance with global customers while also managing performance, developing successors, and handing over organizations for others to lead successfully.
The extra rocket fuel for my career was hiring an executive coach for my team and me. Leading a global team in 9 time zones, we managed the internet and mobile cell phone infrastructure that is always on. And did it without burning us or our teams out… and without Zoom 😉 Many of that team have gone on to be C-level business leaders. So, while hanging with you on business and technology, I can help you master the so-called “soft skills” and move the needle the most for your own trajectory. They are Simple… Not Easy .. almost rocket science.
I have the expertise to help you and your team make that same progression, proven with over 5000 hours of working with leaders at all levels of global businesses. I blend together our Coaching Approach with real tools and methods to make leading easier and more rewarding. We have also coached over 100 virtual and hybrid Leadership Teams to form and deliver important business value. Feedback has shown all developed a much better sense of their own strengths, capabilities, and abilities.
I have taught communication and leadership skills to over 500+ MBA students from various backgrounds and geographies. These early and mid-career professionals benefited from the time to hear their own voices become stronger and to apply their “book learning” to real-world situations. These proven materials are leveraged for you and your team to develop skills critical as your career and influence grow.
I am a graduate from the Georgetown Executive Leadership Coaching Program and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation. I am certified in Team Coaching and Formation models such as The 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, and the Drexler-Sibbet/Grove Team Performance Model. Also certified in Designing Your Life, Positive Intelligence, and Scrum Product Owner, I leverage these agile/design thinking methodologies to guide alignment between your dreams, goals, and career aspirations.
Like most tech people, I also have been a lifelong lover of technology as these pictures show. Click through to see the many devices I have worked with: from slide rules to early professional calculators, early MITS Altair clone computers, to the Teacher-in-Space project, to reorganizing VeriSign globally. I am also a lifelong lover of music and have a collection of WAY too many guitars which I have leveraged into writing about leadership on our sister site leadingWithMusic.
“Every day, I get to help people become the leader they have always been.” – Mark House.
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