EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
- BA, Environmental Studies and Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz, California
- MA, Leadership and Organizational Development, Regis University, California
- Professional Certified Coach (PCC) International Coach Federation
- Newfield Certified Coach (NCC)
- Social Styles® Certified Practitioner by The Tracom Group
- MBTI® Certified Practitioner by CPP, Inc.
- FIRO-B®, by CPP
- FIRO Business®, by CPP
- Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) , by CPP
- Leadership Assessment Instrument, by Linkage, Inc.
Marc Smith Sacks > SENIOR CONSULTANT
REMEMBERING A MOMENT OF FLOW
“At age 40 I found myself 600 feet up on a climb in Eldorado Canyon. I had done the climb before when I was years younger and it was hard then. Not being in top physical shape had me a little worried. As it turned out - mentally I was in excellent shape. I had spent years learning and practicing the management of fear and stress. At the crux point of the climb, I took in one breath, relaxed, and flowed through it with complete focus. The route is called Rewritten. That pretty much says it all.”
How many high schoolers are recruited for their gifts in theoretical mathematics? Well, Marc is one, and UC Santa Cruz nabbed him. And in time, Marc put his math brain to work as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for a global management consulting firm. He designed and implemented programs measuring ROI for client engagements and strategic initiatives including forecasting and reporting for the C Suite. But early on, fresh out of Santa Cruz, Marc discovered his penchant for leadership training while guiding troubled teens on wilderness experiences where he ran sessions teaching values and team building combined with physical challenges. It was there at the Wilderness Institute for Leadership Development, that the centerpiece for his coaching emerged - actively managing risk. He has applied this principle in his leadership work with corporate teams from Small Businesses to Fortune 100 companies. He knows that no matter how much you design for safety, risk is always present, and learning how to manage it is an essential mindset for navigating change. (and rock climbing)