Mark

Ph.D., Emory University

M.Phil., Oxford University

B.A., Earlham College

Certifications

  • MBTI
  • DiSC
  • The Leadership Circle

How Mark Can Help

Sharpen Top Team Performance Success Stories
See how Mark Helped Autotrader.com

“Mark and his network of consultants brought a depth to our leadership programs that challenged our leaders in unexpected ways. Deep experience and knowledge in strategy, collaboration and systems thinking inform Mark’s work. If you want meaty, in-depth training and coaching that pushes learners to think in new ways, I recommend Mark and Kenning Associates.”

Marjorie Pomper, Head of Learning & Development

Mark Ledden

Partner

”Mark helped me identify the patterns of thinking and behavior that prevented me from being more effective, and patiently and persistently guided me with concrete recommendations. I’ve emerged as a more thoughtful and confident leader.”

Sandra Nudelman, Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Chase

Mark Ledden is a consultant and coach who is interested in making different kinds of things visible so that clients can make  intentional choices about them. His work, which blends the disciplines of adult developmental psychology, complexity theory,  and business strategy, typically entails building leadership and interpersonal effectiveness by surfacing change immunity  systems and the different types of personal economies that explain why highly successful people sometimes feel compelled to  act in ways they know will not serve them well in a given situation. Balancing mindset and “operating system” transformations  with highly specific behavioral tactics, he works with senior leaders to first see the values and assumptions that explain their  behavior and then to create safe experiments through which they can test the validity of their assumptions and the utility of new  actions.

Mark is Partner of Kenning Associates, which he founded in 2003 after spending 5 years as a communications expert and  coach at McKinsey and Company. In addition to being a coach and consultant, Mark is himself an entrepreneurial leader. Since  2006, Mark has served as the CEO of two biotech startups and a non-profit elementary school, which he also helped found, for  children with learning differences. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife Susan and their three children.

Mark

Mark Ledden

Partner

Ph.D., Emory University

M.Phil., Oxford University

B.A., Earlham College

Certifications

  • MBTI
  • DiSC
  • The Leadership Circle

How Mark Can Help

Success Stories
See how Mark Helped Autotrader.com

”Mark helped me identify the patterns of thinking and behavior that prevented me from being more effective, and patiently and persistently guided me with concrete recommendations. I’ve emerged as a more thoughtful and confident leader.”

Sandra Nudelman, Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Chase

Mark Ledden is a consultant and coach who is interested in making different kinds of things visible so that clients can make  intentional choices about them. His work, which blends the disciplines of adult developmental psychology, complexity theory,  and business strategy, typically entails building leadership and interpersonal effectiveness by surfacing change immunity  systems and the different types of personal economies that explain why highly successful people sometimes feel compelled to  act in ways they know will not serve them well in a given situation. Balancing mindset and “operating system” transformations  with highly specific behavioral tactics, he works with senior leaders to first see the values and assumptions that explain their  behavior and then to create safe experiments through which they can test the validity of their assumptions and the utility of new  actions.

Mark is Partner of Kenning Associates, which he founded in 2003 after spending 5 years as a communications expert and  coach at McKinsey and Company. In addition to being a coach and consultant, Mark is himself an entrepreneurial leader. Since  2006, Mark has served as the CEO of two biotech startups and a non-profit elementary school, which he also helped found, for  children with learning differences. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife Susan and their three children.

Publications

4 Steps for Changing Problematic Behavior,” Kenning Associates, January 2022

“Barry Jentz on Discrepancies,”Kenning Associates, December 2021

Publications

4 Steps for Changing Problematic Behavior,” Kenning Associates, January 2022