Mark J. Cappone, Colonel (USA, (Ret)), ACC

Primary Location

1491 Polaris Parkway

Suite 387

Columbus, OH 43240 United States

(614) 407-6350

Who I Help - How I Help

I'm Mark J. Cappone and I help emerging, mid-level and senior public service leaders accelerate their growth & development while navigating the sometimes-treacherous path along their leadership journeys. 

I also help them feel more confident, knowing that we’re going to get there together and that they’re going to emerge as stronger leaders with greater clarity about how to achieve what's most important.

The client feedback I receive most often is about how uplifted they are to discover ways to lead more effectively
 without changing who they truly are. 

My clients trust me, knowing that every conversation is confidential & non-judgmental, and that I hold their interests alone at heart.

How would you like to 'level up' and lead more effectively by just being yourself, recognizing how your own passions, strengths and unique leadership style can transform the world around you? How would you like 'every day' to be your 'best day' as you project an authentic, leader presence? If you want to elevate your leadership performance and help take your team and organization to the next level, I can help.

All leaders face moments when the talents and capacities that made them successful in the past are no longer adequate. Taking on a new or more senior role, managing a new initiative and leading change in the organization all require growth in new directions. Often this calls for both new skills and new ways of thinking. I can help you along this journey as your coach and thought partner. 


Executive and Leadership Coaching

I carry on the legacy of my grandfather, J. Allen Phillippi, combining nearly 30 years of senior military and executive public service leadership experience with the power of a science-backed suite of self-assessment tools and other proven leadership development approaches to coach leaders and teams to new levels of performance. My commitment is to bridge the gap between who leaders are with who they want to be, as well as deliver meaningful results by improving teams and organizations.

Training and Development

I'm here to help teams as well as individuals, providing leadership training and development to newly-formed and high-performing teams alike. I will listen carefully to understand the leadership training and developmental needs of your specific organization, and tailor my approach to deliver powerful and engaging content that will deliver lasting results.

You can read my latest thoughts below, and all of my published articles at the Blog tab of this website. Many of my thoughts are also published by The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business as part of the Fisher Leadership Initiative's Lead Read Today thought leadership site and by the Ohio University Voinovich Academy for Excellence in Public Service as part of its Thinking Strategically micro-learning content. 

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  • Self-Managed Teams in a Work-From-Home Future
    Leaders can build trust and realize better results by fostering a culture of self-management. Far from the laissez-fare approach it may sound like, self-managed teams rely on leader involvement for success. Read more
  • Call it What You Want - Leaders Need Self-Care Too
    The term, ‘self-care’ connotates negativity with some leaders, although research has demonstrated its value. Leaders can best take care of others when they take care of themselves – even if they need to call it something else. Read more
  • Polarity Management - Leveraging the Power of "And"
    Leaders can feel stress if trying to solve a problem with more than one right answer using an ‘either/or’ approach. Leveraging the power of ‘And’ might lead to better results and Dr. Barry Johnson’s “Polarity Map” provides leaders with a valuable tool to manage that approach. Read more


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