Biography | Mark Nation

Mark Nation is a globally-recognized management expert, leadership consultant, executive coach, author, and speaker. He is personally driven to discover what makes individuals, teams, and organizations amazing—those elements which power the heart and soul of individuals and businesses worldwide.

Mark is Founder and President of Nation Leadership, the Made for Amazing Project™, and Harvard Help Circle. He has developed and managed companies in five industries: enterprise technology, financial services, music and entertainment, construction, and professional services. He has led start-ups and served in regional and global executive roles at SAP, JDA Software, Siebel Systems (Oracle), and UNUM. Mark’s work has been leveraged across a wide range of clients, from young leaders, corporate managers and executives, to Fortune 500 organizations, start-ups, schools, churches, and non-profits.

Mark is the ultimate player-coach—he has worked personally in every job he eventually managed, across the entire business value chain. He has developed people, products, and partnerships on six continents, working with individuals across all major world religions. This diverse experience shapes Mark’s passion for the human side of business, developing authentic leaders at the intersection of work and faith.

Mark graduated summa cum laude from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a former professional musician and Ironman triathlete, still enjoying skiing, running, and biking when possible. His work and travels have taken him to over 40 U.S. states and 35 countries, where he has managed, performed, or spoken to over 300,000 people. When not traveling, Mark is based in Tennessee with his wife and two children.