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 people become better leaders.

I coach leaders from many professional backgrounds and have a unique focus on helping public service leaders accelerate their professional growth & development as they navigate their leadership journeys. 

I also help those who are facing a career or life change and feeling stuck, as well as those experiencing military to civilian transition uncertainty.


Executive and Leadership Coaching

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 those you serve with? 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. 

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.

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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  • Building High Performing Teams - Is it a Real Team?
    Last month I highlighted research about the three essential and three enabling conditions that drive up to 80% of a team’s effectiveness: Real Team, Compelling Purpose, Right People, Sound Structure, Supportive Context and Team Coaching. This month, we’ll determine if we are even talking about a real team, and how determining that the essential components of a real team exist can drive overall effectiveness. Read more
  • Six Ingredients for Building High Performing Teams
    Leadership is both an art and a science. While it’s easy for leaders to focus on developing themselves through the art, familiarity with the science aspects of leadership research can greatly inform its practice. There are three essential and three enabling conditions that research shows drive up to 80% of a team’s effectiveness; Leaders can greatly enhance team performance by focusing on ensuring these six conditions are adequately in place. Read more
  • The Influence of Cultural Norms in Our Next Chapters
    What did retirement look like for your parents? How about your grandparents? This piece looks at how cultural norms can influence our decisions as we contemplate what our next chapters look like. Read more


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