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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  • Leading by Following
    Like managing up, we can all demonstrate leadership in a paradoxical way: By being good followers. Research demonstrates that good followers demonstrate similar qualities as good leaders, and often end up becoming leaders. Read more
  • Leading by 'Managing Up'
    Sometimes leadership means focusing on our bosses and developing ways to help them do their jobs better. ‘Managing up’ is very different from ‘sucking up’ and there are specific things we can do to lead by helping our boss do his or her job better. Read more
  • How Leaders Need to Change for Success in a Post-COVID World
    The American workforce continues to change, and it appears that the pandemic has accelerated that shift as people re-evaluate their personal and professional goals. Leaders can find opportunities to connect or reconnect with people by shifting to a coaching mindset and seeking to better understand what is fueling their motivation. Read more


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