Mark Faust has over thirty years of experience as a growth advisor to successful leaders who want to raise the bar of individual and organizational performance. He is also the only author to write of the "Turnaround Mindset" and his three books share detailed and proven strategies for how anyone can help facilitate transformation and growth.
Since 1990 Mark has run Echelon Management International, a growth consulting firm. Mark is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati and Ohio University. He is an advisor on company boards, to CEOs, and owners. He has conducted hundreds of sessions for dozens of the worlds largest companies. Some of these include John Deere, Apple, Bayer, IBM and P&G. He has also worked with over four dozen third generation or older family owned companies, many start ups and non-profits.
Mark’s first book, Growth or Bust! Proven Turanround Strategies to Grow Your Business, was a best seller at Barnes & Noble in the business section and his new book, High Growth Levers, is available at Barnes & Noble Mark has monthly columns in periodicals and is always looking for new venues to share the spoken wisdom that comes from his successful clients and their customers.
Mark immediately qualified for the Professional Speaker designation in the National Speakers Association when he joined in 1994.
A personal story about Mark has to do with why he is sometimes referred to as “Doctor Faust”. On two occasions, the midwife was late - his wife was early - and he was alone to deliver two of his five children.
Testimonials & Results:
“I’ve seen Mark present several times and not only is he a great presenter, but he helped us turnaround teams that were in challenging situations. His ideas helped my management team realize multi-million dollar improvements while creating and protecting jobs. We used his book as a tool to create a process of ongoing innovation and growth. Great material, I highly recommend his books.” – Tim Murphy, President of John Deere – Nortrax
“I’ve seen more meetings than most and Mark is one of the best speakers I’ve ever heard and great guy to have worked with directly on the platform. I’ve seen him present over a dozen times and every time he has been excellent.” – Rick Hughes, President of Kansas City Convention & Visitors Bureau
“Mark did a great job of motivating our team, and his insights helped to make eight-figure impact to the growth of our company.” – Don King, CEO of Michlig
“Mark delivered powerful and practical insights that helped us go from last to first in our peer set.” – Dan Lincoln, President of the Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau
“Not only did Mark deliver a great speech but he reported out on our industry and helped us to make the conference one of the most unique and best ever.” – Greg Ruehle, President of the Independent Professional Seedsmen Association
Partial List of Speech Titles:
-Pulling Your High Growth Levers
-Innovating Your Way Out of Disparity
-Multiplying Your Time, Talents & Treasures
-Helping Your Team Get All They Can Out of All They’ve Got
-Vision, Focus & Divergence – The Recipe for Your Turnaround