Mark Zumwalt


Brown University, BA
New York University, MA, Counseling Psychology


Mark has coached leaders, taught leadership skills, and led organizational change across the US and globally. He combines his experience as a leader within organizations with his ten years as a coach to help individuals and teams envision how they want to lead, and to make that change happen. At Microsoft, Mark developed authentic relationships with his clients in sales, and became a trusted strategic advisor. He then shifted his focus to organizational change and readiness. In this capacity, Mark built partnerships across the organizations, and successfully drove change across markets, cultures, and teams. He then moved on to run a leadership excellence program, in which he taught coaching skills to Microsoft team leaders globally.

Other leadership

Lambda Legal, National Leadership Council.

Recent clients

Google, Microsoft, Dropbox, athenahealth, Rethink Robotics, Teradyne, NYC Health + Hospitals, Massachusetts General Hospital, Princeton, Daiichi-Sankyo, Bloomberg, AOL, Yahoo, Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, MUFG, Arby Partners, Cambridge Associates, D.E. Shaw

Training and Certification

The Coaches Training Institute, Co-Active Coaching; Corentus, Team Coaching Certification; Columbia Law School and the New York Peace Institute, advanced training and practicum in mediation and alternative dispute resolution; Hogan Leadership Assessments, Certified Facilitator; Leadership Versatility Index (LVI), Certified Facilitator.

At The Boda Group…

Mark brings his expertise in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. Whether working with an individual or a team, Mark has a keen ear for the thoughts and emotions that motivate us—those that are stated and those that go unsaid. He has a nuanced understanding of how these dynamics can impact a person and those around them. He is skilled at helping clients to discover and articulate their hopes, ambitions, and challenges, and at enabling clients to transform these discoveries into meaningful action and change. He believes that successfully creating change in one’s career requires an individual to grow and change as a whole person.

The biggest challenge facing today’s leaders is…

integrity. Living with integrity means more than doing what you will say you will do: it means living by your values, despite all of life’s challenges. Leaders are sometimes asked to put their values second, in favor of taking a shortcut or making a profit or meeting someone else’s expectations. Great leaders are able to achieve results while honoring their most cherished values.

When I’m not working with clients, I’m…

somewhere on my bicycle.

Important things I bring to my clients are…

collaboration, humor, and compassion.

I’m inspired by…

beauty—in the natural world, in the created world, and in acts of loving kindness between people.