MVP Seminars Keynote Speakers & Business Trainers

Mark Susnow

Mark Susnow, knows change. Mark is an Executive Coach, Life-Discovery Guide and recognized thought leader who inspires others to believe in themselves and take actions to live more fulfilled lives. He is passionate about life being an exciting on-going journey of discovery. His enthusiastic and inspiring keynotes on change, leadership and connection reach into his audience and activates their capacities to live a more engaging and fulfilling life. The 30+ year cornerstone of his life and client work are his daily meditation and yoga practices -- practices which in the past 5 years have grown in corporate recognition as the ‘new competitive edge’ and ‘sanity tool’ for executives. Mark supports his clients from his first hand experience of integrating what it takes to be successful in the marketplace, while simultaneously exploring one’s inner wisdom and emotional intelligence inspired from maintaining these daily practices.

Keynote Topics: Alternative Medicine For Life & Work,
Business Training Topics: Change/Career, Communication, Conflict Management,

Mark Susnow JD, is a speaker, innovative thought-leader and executive-life coach known for his unique ability to inspire others to believe in themselves. He is passionate about life being an exciting journey of discovery. His enthusiastic and inspiring presentations on getting on the positive side of change, leadership and developing emotional intelligence have received the acclaim from thousands who have characterized his programs as inspirational, life changing and entertaining.

Before embarking upon his current work of motivating individuals and organizations, Mark was a successful trial attorney for many years. During this period of his life, he was covered by the NY Times, Boston Globe, Rolling Stone Magazine and many other leading publications. He is the author of Dancing on the River: Navigating Life’s Changes and Discover the Leader Within. Most recently he published, The Soul of Uncertainty. He is the host of the cutting-edge radio show, the InspirePossibility Show.

University of California, BA 1963, Speech and Communications

University of San Francisco School of Law, JD 1968

Coaches Training Institute, 2001-03


By embracing change as an inevitable part of life, we experience the adventure and opportunities all around us.

It is your life fulfilling destiny to live on the Positive Side of Change. Because your personal evolution is embedded in the process of change itself, resisting change is self-defeating. Whatever is happening in your life, especially the challenges, is there to provide you with opportunities for personal and professional growth. Yet we all fear it and waste energy trying to avoid or control it. We will stay stuck in unfulfilling careers or relationships rather than enter the unknown territory that lies ahead.

To discover what’s truly possible for ourselves we must be willing to courageously explore this unknown territory and embrace the swifter currents and deeper waters of life’s unfolding adventure.

At the core of this program are eight principles and practices, which, when integrated into your life become your inner GPS. Your inner GPS empowers you to skillfully navigate the changing currents of life’s challenges. By using this new inner guidance system you will consistently recognize opportunities for success and personal growth that are all around you.

This work, which is impactful for individuals or organizations, can be presented as a keynote or as an all day training or workshop.


Many people are born leaders, yet the ability to lead is actually an art and an amazing collection of skills which can be learned and sharpened through a series of daily habits and practices.

All leaders have one thing in common. They want to create impact and make a difference in all of the environments that they are part of, no matter what they are.; This desire to create impact, to make a difference requires one to examine their whole life and to expand their notion of what they think is possible.; As they commit to this process their sense of personal power, creativity and intelligence also expands. They find that they have more energy, are better able to innovate and to think outside the box. To become an outstanding leader you need to develop a plan.

In this training seminar, you will learn the ten principles that are the foundation of a Leadership Development Plan that will bring your ability to lead and to impact others to the next level; You will learn how starting your day with intention sets the tone for the day. How your dedication to a higher level of learning expands your ability as a leader. How your energy levels affect your ability to create impact. How time management is a function of managing your energy.

Tools and techniques that expand your ability to think outside the box. Tools and techniques that make you a more effective communicator. How embracing change keeps you one step ahead of the game.


Do you remember the last time you had one of those magical conversations? You are totally engaged and listening to every word and nuance in the inflection of the voice. Time seems to stand still and the next thing you know it is time to say goodbye; You feel like you just connected with a kindred soul; It is when everything seems possible; Communication is the gateway to a more fulfilling life and a better world.

In this training seminar you will be introduced to the four secrets and fundamental truths that could transform the quality of all of your personal and career relationships. As you become familiar and implement these four principles of communication, you will experience new levels of connection and intimacy. In this workshop you will also learn:

What we all want on a deeper level is the ability to connect with one another, to touch each others soul.

Listening is much more that just listening to the words. It is about caring and being in the moment and understanding the other person.

That you must take responsibility for the quality of the communication.

Communication is a process and an art. You must have the intention, willingness and commitment to Master the Art of Communication.

Tools and techniques that will give you a new found confidence to handle the difficult conversation.


Living a balanced life is a dynamic process much like sailing that involves making a series of adjustments; When the wind changes direction you have to adjust your sails to the keep the boat sailing in the direction you want; In this fast paced world, you need to be prepared to adjust to the many challenges you will be faced with.

Learn how to avoid the five pitfalls that are preventing you from living a balanced and fulfilling life.

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by all of the demands of your life? Does your life look like one big list? Do you have time for yourself and or your loved ones? Are you stressed about not meeting that deadline? Does this sound familiar? If it does this training seminar will benefit you enormously.

You will discover and overcome the five pitfalls that are preventing you from living a balanced and fulfilling life. You will also learn simple and practical techniques for creating and maintaining life balance. That you have more empowering choices than you realize. That you work more than you have to because of habit not necessity. That you avoid trying new things because you are stuck in your comfort zone. The importance of making a commitment to what you value. The benefits of setting clear boundaries. How starting your day with quiet reflection sets the tone for the day.


Understanding our emotions and how they impact others is often referred to Emotional Intelligence. Successful leaders have a high degree of Emotional Intelligence, which includes, self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skill.

It is now agreed in scientific circles that there is a direct correlation between emotional intelligence and measureable business results. And in leadership circles it matters twice as much as technical expertise or IQ.

“Mark’s recent communication program to our Peernet Organization of all CEO’s taught us the power of communication and how it can positively transform the dynamics of our organizations. I highly recommend him to any organization that wants a deeper understanding of communication, and the tools to put that knowledge into action.” Jay Nathanson, Chairman, Peernet Group

“Mark’s recent presentation to the Commonwealth Club kept our members thoroughly engaged and entertained. The audience was inspired to see the changes in their lives as opportunities and possibilities rather than as something to avoid.” George Hammond, Chair — Humanities Forum, Commonwealth Club of California

“ Awesome, Fabulous, Inspiring,” were some of the superlatives that our members used to describe Mark Susnow’s presentation on the Positive Side of Change at the recent Pasco HR Conference. Shane Anderies President, PascoHR

“Mark’s inspired “Navigating Change” presentation was the highlight of the Speaker Series. The participants found his enthusiasm about the possibilities of change both inspirational and exciting. We look forward to having him back next year.” David D. Griffis, Adjunct Professor — University of San Francisco, School of Business and Professional Studies

Mark Susnow knows how to bring out superior performance in his clients. He is masterful. By working with Mark, you will consistently surpass your own expectations of yourself and discover that life can be a lot more pleasurable. I have personally benefited enormously from Marks coaching and I recommend him to you without reservation.” Raz Ingrasci, President and CEO of the Hoffman Institute

“Mark is an amazing person. As a friend, mentor and spiritual guide, he has helped me, quite simply, start to do something that resonates with my soul and spirit. His presence and spirit helps him give others a gentle nudge (and sometimes hard push) toward whatever their future path may hold.” – Warren J. Strudwick, Jr. M.D.,Team Physician, Oakland Raiders”

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