About

As an executive coach and consultant, Mark Cappellino works with leaders who are committed to increasing their impact by transforming their working relationships. For more than 15 years, he has successfully helped senior executives and their leadership teams in the Americas, Europe, and Asia become more effective, strategic leaders.

Approach. Mark’s rigorous approach combines extensive training in coaching, organizational psychology, and management with more than 20 years of corporate experience. His style is direct, insightful and, at times, irreverent.

Background. In private industry, Mark served with multimillion dollar companies as director of organizational development, vice president of sales and marketing, and business unit leader. Leveraging the insights gained as an executive and manager, he works from a systems perspective to help people enhance their self-awareness and more clearly see the systems in which they work.

Education. Mark obtained a master’s degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University and a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering & Management from Clarkson University. He has also taken mediation training and is licensed as a group process facilitator.

Activities. Passionate about learning, Mark serves as an executive coach for TED Fellows through the SupporTED program. He is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD), and the Society for Human Resource Managers (SHRM), as well as being a charter member of the International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations (ICCO), and a past president of the Tennessee Coaches Alliance.

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Construction

Austin Industries

Balfour Beatty

Education

SupporTED

Lipscomb University

Vanderbilt University

Finance

Citi Smith Barney

First Horizon

Government

Social Security Administration

State of Tennessee

Tennessee Housing Development Agency

Healthcare

MedSolutions

Saint Thomas Health Services

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Manufacturing

Albemarle

Franke

John Deere

ITW Dynatec®

Publishing

American Greetings

Ingram Content

Technology Services

Emdeon®

Emids

Kroll®

Telecom Services

SK Telecom

Transportation

Day & Ross

Ingram Barge

Utilities

Tennessee Valley Authority

  • Mark worked with our senior management team during a time of difficult culture change. My team was neither prepared nor able to handle difficult conversations that were important to building trust and helping us to navigate this transition. After working with Mark, each of us is a better, more open communicator.”

    Michael Rosen

    President Kroll® Background America

  • Mark would be an excellent executive coach to work with whenever management style, interpersonal relationships, communications or image are the issues. I found him to be a really solid listener and very knowledgeable about what makes executives effective.

    Jerry Geraghty

    CEO Rogers Group Inc.

  • Mark helped me recalibrate my existing work relationships and form new ones so that my communications are now much more effective. Whatever news I have to deliver, people understand it is shared in the context of “we’re all on the same team here and my interests are your interests”.

    Devin Schultz

    Assistant General Counsel Ingram Industries Inc.

  • I experienced an entire shift in my personality during one of our conversations. Something Mark said literally—and abruptly—unleashed the leader in me.

    Michael Gardner

    VP of Finance & Operations MissionPoint Health Partners

  • As a coach, Mark has a way about him of asking exactly the right questions, and listening and getting down to the core of things…even to the core of who you are. He helped me discover my unique, authentic leadership style, clarify my role in relationship dynamics, and more effectively lead from my strengths.

    Beth R. Chase

    President & CEO C3 Consulting LLC

  • After 10 years in corporate America and 30 years as an entrepreneur, there’s not much in business I haven’t seen and resolved. Sometimes I have difficulty seeing exactly what the current problem is. I can count on Mark to shine a light on the situation so I can see it clearly. He is straightforward and direct without being heavy-handed.

    Marc Fortune

    Former CEO, Century II and Founder, Force Five

  • Mark worked with our senior management team during a time of difficult culture change. My team was neither prepared nor able to handle difficult conversations that were important to building trust and helping us to navigate this transition. After working with Mark, each of us is a better, more open communicator.

    Michael Rosen

    President Kroll® Background America

  • Mark would be an excellent executive coach to work with whenever management style, interpersonal relationships, communications or image are the issues. I found him to be a really solid listener and very knowledgeable about what makes executives effective.

    Jerry Geraghty

    CEO Rogers Group Inc.

  • The minute you meet Mark, you feel like he’s someone you already know, someone you can be comfortable with. He’s the kind of collegial person who listens and is truly interested in what you’re saying and who is, at the same time, interesting himself. Very engaging. Extremely genuine.

    Bill Morelli

    Senior Advisor and Former Executive VP & General Counsel Ingram Industries Inc.

  • Mark helped me recalibrate my existing work relationships and form new ones so that my communications are now much more effective. Whatever news I have to deliver, people understand it is shared in the context of “we’re all on the same team here and my interests are your interests”.

    Devin Schultz

    Assistant General Counsel Ingram Industries Inc.

  • I experienced an entire shift in my personality during one of our conversations. Something Mark said literally—and abruptly—unleashed the leader in me.

    Michael Gardner

    VP of Finance & Operations MissionPoint Health Partners

  • Mark has an uncanny ability to broaden the lens of his audience so that true insight, learning and change take place. His approach is neither formulaic nor prescriptive. His willingness and capacity to move with the needs of an individual or group allows them the freedom to find the core issue or challenge and then to address it in a proactive, productive way.

    Janet McDonald

    Principal C3 Consulting LLC

  • Mark Cappellino is an unbeatable speaker…year after year. He helps leaders realize what they can do in the workplace that is more interactive, collaborative, and effective.

    Mark D. Cannon

    Associate Professor of Leadership & Organizational Studies Vanderbilt University

  • Having breakthrough conversations that really make a difference for our clients is critical to our consulting firm’s success. Working with several of our real-life situations, Mark helped us ‘unpack’ each challenging conversation, break it down, try out a different way of thinking about it, and learn how we could go about having that same conversation and end up with a breakthrough.

    Beth R. Chase

    President & CEO C3 Consulting LLC

  • Mark Cappellino is humble, yet assertive…both positive, powerful characteristics for coaches. He has a self-confidence and centeredness that are helpful for those of us who like to feel we’re dealing with someone who has their act together. Whenever I raise an issue, he knows exactly what point to go to and exactly what tools I can use to work on that. He’s continually sharpening his blade—and it shows.

    Marc Fortune

    Former CEO, Century II and Founder, Force Five

  • I don’t trust coaches. But when I met Mark at the suggestion of my CEO, I instantaneously felt he knew what he was doing, could be trusted and would deliver. I was right on all counts.

    Janet McDonald

    Principal C3 Consulting LLC

  • Mark is a fabulous listener. He creates a non-threatening learning environment that helps executives peel away the layers of emotion and fear to get right to the heart of the issues they are facing.

    Michael Rosen

    President Kroll® Background America

  • Mark would be an excellent executive coach to work with whenever management style, interpersonal relationships, communications or image are the issues. I found him to be a really solid listener and very knowledgeable about what makes executives effective.

    Jerry Geraghty

    CEO Rogers Group Inc.

  • The minute you meet Mark, you feel like he’s someone you already know, someone you can be comfortable with. He’s the kind of collegial person who listens and is truly interested in what you’re saying and who is, at the same time, interesting himself. Very engaging. Extremely genuine.

    Bill Morelli

    Senior Advisor and Former Executive VP & General Counsel Ingram Industries Inc.