Mark Heydt

Coaching and Consulting Experience
Mark is skilled at engaging executives as well as learning and organizational development professionals that are passionate about elevating the next generation of leaders. Mark has experience coaching many C-suite executives, divisional leaders, entrepreneurs, and middle managers. He has worked in a variety of industries, including energy, retail, and services. Mark’s clients consistently appreciate that he develops a collaborative and strategic environment that creates an actionable game plan that delivers results. His relevant corporate experience is extremely valuable in coaching because it cultivates a high level of trust and understanding. He has also designed, developed, and facilitated leadership development programs that have elevated the effectiveness of groups of leaders. Through executive coaching, strengths-based leadership development, customized high potential programs, and manager training programs, Mark is focused on coaching and developing the next generation of leaders, preparing them to take the reins.

Business and Career Background
Over the past fifteen years, Mark has held senior-level roles where he has designed, developed, and facilitated leadership development engagements. At Sports Authority, he was responsible for all new hire, technical, and professional training and led all leadership development opportunities for over 15,000 team members at corporate and in the field. While in this role, he implemented a new 360 degree feedback program and an executive coaching program with all senior leaders as well as proposed and implemented the company’s first leadership program for all crossfunctional managers, directors, and vice presidents. While at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Mark implemented talent growth strategies to support restaurant expansion and designed, developed, and facilitated the first high potential leadership development program for directors and vice presidents.

More recently at DCP Midstream, a Fortune 500 energy company, Mark integrated all talent strategies including talent acquisition, onboarding, new hiring training, leadership training, talent management, and employee engagement. Key programs that drove the integrated talent strategy included his creation of an executive coaching program and a school of leadership development program. This strategy was critical to the growth strategy of the company.

Education and Certifications
Mark has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Indiana University and a Masters in Organizational Development & Training from the University of Denver. He is a certified coach through Gallup and the International Coach Federation (ICF) and has completed training through CTI Coaches Training Institute. He is certified in Gallup StrengthsFinder, Myers Brigg’s Type Indicator (MBTI), and the Zenger-Folkman “Extraordinary Leader” 360 Coach.