Mark Darren Gregor Simsbury, Connecticut
Career Coach, Executive Coach, Business Coach
NYU Masters, CoActive™ Trained Coach, ICF Member, Landmark Graduate
WHY CLIENTS SEEK MY COACHING
My clients are typically those with relatively successful careers, yet who are exhausted by months (if not years) of saying they're going to make a change, but never do. They are ready for their next level, and are done making excuses.
I deliver a compassionate, yet direct coaching style. I keep our coaching relevant and action-focused on your achieving goals, developing the tools, insights and practices you will need most in creating your career breakthrough. I'm much more than just an accountability partner — I am your unwavering reminder of the person you were born to be on this planet.
I believe it has been my intuition, strategic perspective and unwavering belief in human potential that has been the true mainstay of my success — and resilience — as an professional thought-leader, consultant and coach. I have a direct and outspoken presence in most any environment, and deliver clients the no-nonsense, yet spirit-centered approach needed to get to the heart of professional breakdown and breakthrough.
Prior to launching my coaching practice full-time in 2010, my professional background included leading teams and marketing initiatives in 23 countries worldwide, managing budgets that supported half-billion in annual revenue, implementing multiple award-winning product launches, driving consecutive increases in divisional performance, spearheading global e-commerce initiatives, and creating a multitude employee training programs. Always having been a consistent go-to executive resource, I bring a unique combination of strategic macro business perspective with micro sensibility and practicality. I have sat on the board of, and been involved with, over 15 start-ups, charities and industry organizations, have a Masters degree in Human Behavior, am a Co-Active® trained coach, Landmark graduate and passionate, prolific philanthropist.
12 reviews (5.0)
Over the course of a few months, Mark has been instrumental in helping me progress from leaving a 12 year career in the design field to starting my own business in styling. Through Mark’s guidance, I was able to gain access to knowing what I didn’t know. I was afraid to make choices because if I don’t choose, I can’t make a mistake. And if I don’t try, I can’t fail – but I won’t succeed, either. I also struggled with over-extending myself to ensure that those around me are happy. Having an experienced coach like Mark provided me with an objective view to find the delicate, yet necessary balance between giving and receiving. Mark has given me the skills to accomplish tasks, prioritize my values, and understand my saboteurs in order to gain confidence to make a bold and powerful change in my new career. As a result, I am making and achieving goals that I didn’t believe I was capable of. If I don’t take risks, I will not grow and be fulfilled. And if I don’t take that first step, then I will never uncover that path that lies ahead. I am truly grateful to Mark for helping me discover ME!Katrina C., Personal Stylist, Los Angeles, CA
I was raised to believe that there was only a one-track path when it comes to your career. You go to college, graduate with a degree, find a job related to your major… and then continue working in your field until retirement. So I was going through a difficult crossroad and emotional struggle when I lost passion for the path I had selected for myself. I was afraid to change my track and angry for not knowing myself better in the beginning. Working with Mark simply enlightening. Not only did Mark’s coaching give me reassurance that most all successful people changed career tracks at some point, but it also helped me create a solid game plan for transitioning into my new career. Mark’s coaching approach is unique — empowering me to discover the answers and solutions I could create within myself. I now feel more aware, empowered and enlightened than ever before. I consistently experienced a deeper level of confidence because I felt prepared for the unknown. I highly recommend Mark to anyone who’s thinking of going through a career change — I couldn’t have done it without him!Janice, Professional Photographer, Los Angeles, CA
I was introduced to Mark several years ago and from the moment we met I was impressed with his knowledge and professionalism. Mark believes in being there for his clients when they need him and his passion for what he does is evident in every call, meeting and email. His attention to detail and willingness to listen is unlike anyone I’ve ever met. On a personal level Mark is made of the highest ethical fiber I know and he has an uncanny sense of what I’m thinking, but not saying. If you are looking for a person with refreshing ideas that can also inspire, I would strongly recommend Mark Darren Gregor.Taha H., Television Writer for Pie Town Productions, Los Angeles
Mark’s concern goes beyond the “business” at hand. Mark recognizes that there is always more than meets the eye. Having the ability and the care to looked at situations from many angles, Mark approaches business situations and tasks with an expanded view and helps his clients process them from the various pertinent aspects, whether strictly business, whether from the personal approach or otherwise.Filippo V., Founder of LIFEChanges Network, Los Angeles, CA
I’ve known Mark for years and have found myself coming back to him for guidance and inspiration more times than I can count. He has the patience to listen, the wisdom to assess, and the strength to see you through exactly what needs to be done. Often times we find ways of letting ourselves off the hook out of fear and insecurities, it’s times like these when I seek out Mark, because I know he will pull me out of the pool of excuses and give me the push I need to go out and achieve success. I’m not really sure how anyone survives without Mark in their lives, but I’m glad I don’t have to. Life/career coaching is not a luxury, it’s a neccesity, and Mark is the best there is!Ginger T., acclaimed Burlesque Dancer & Personality, New York, NY
It has been a pleasure working with Mark. He possesses a wonderful balance between his east coast savvy blended with a positive communication style. He keeps the “spiritual or philosophical” sort with our feet on the ground and moving forward with a well-defined business structure. Not only does Mark have a clear business perspective…he is also a great graphic artist creating, logos, brochures, business cards and beautiful websites. Whether you have the privilege of meeting with him face-to-face or conducting business from afar…Mark is always available with a willing ear and an open heart. I know you will be happy if you choose to partner with Mark on any number of business ventures!Beth G., Author and creator of the Life Language Assessment, Loveland, CO
Mark has assisted me in taking the stumbling blocks of reality and use them to create the foundational building blocks of a new business. He has perservence and common sense that is balanced with intuition and inspiration. Mark is a business-savvy coach with heart. He has the ability to get the entrepeneur into effective action and building their vision – taking their heads out of the clouds when necessary in order to take the action steps needed to build their business back into them but with the necessary foundation to hold it all together.Joshua P., Founder of Being The Difference, Los Angeles, CA
Mark is intelligent and hardworking with unique intuitive skills that can elevate an individual or an organization in achieving their goals. His years of experience is demonstrated in how he makes each client feel as if THEY are personally his most important client with such attention to the detail in developing their success. His years of experience demonstrates this. These are invaluable qualities necessary in taking any business or individual to their next level. All of Mark’s skills are more than impressive, but the one for me that is most valuable is his unwavering integrity and honesty. I highly recommend Mark as a business coach.Suzane N., Renowned Author & Medium, New York, NY
Mark has the most optimistic, intuitive and intelligent outlook on life and business than anyone I know. I had the pleasure of meeting Mark about 4 years ago and he’s been paramount in paving my career path to where it is today. Whether through countless hours of guidance and pep talk or by helping me focus on what I want to do I was able to define my actions to help me reach my goals. He is hardworking, enthusiastic and truly, wholeheartedly believes in his services so you know you are looked after with the utmost professionalism, excitement and care. Anyone who knows where they want to be but unsure how to get there and is ready to take the risks and steps will successfully gain from his coaching.Eldar R., Filmmaker of "August" and "Post Mortem," Tel Aviv, Israel
In all honesty, I can’t say enough good things about Madison D Solutions, both the company and the “Man behind the curtain”: Mark Darren Gregor. I was introduced to Mark nearly a year ago and being a person who does not like change I went kicking and screaming toward his guidance. I am so glad that I did. Whatever level of business development you are currently at, you will consider it “Remedial” once you have stepped into what I call the “Advanced Course” that is Madison D Solutions. With Mark using the approach of unbounded supply of Love to power your business goals, there can be no stopping your advancement once you are in true alignment with your desires. Mark has the uncanny ability to learn what you want at your core, figure out what skills you have to move toward your goal and then show you how to develop the skills you need to move forward in your advancement. Mark’s perspective and guidance have served me both in my professional life and almost by default in my personal life. Whether you are hiring Madison D Solutions to have Mark be your business coach or your life coach, I am confident that not only will you reach your next level, but you will leap past hurdles that you once thought impossible toward your ultimate you.Jesse M., Partner – WakeUP! TV, Los Angeles, CA
It’s easy to feel like you’re flying blind when you strike out on your own as an entrepreneur, or any time you simply step out of your comfort zone. Working with Mark, you get a co-pilot, a navigator by your side. When I’d get lost in the clouds, Mark would gently guide me back to blue skies and he has been a steady source of balance and support when I encounter stormy weather. With Mark, you not only get someone who can see where you are on the map but who will help you chart a course for where you want to go. People, myself included, often think we have to go it alone. That asking for guidance and help along the way is a sign of weakness or lack of ability. I believed I’d simply learn by trial and error and figure it out as I went along. Instead, I discovered that working with a coach gets you off the ground much faster. I grew personally and gained knowledge and experience far more quickly with Mark than I ever would have by myself. Why sit in coach when by working with one you can fly first class!Danielle L., Author & Performer, Los Angeles, CA
Mark is a passionate individual who has succeeded professionally and has the drive to help virtually anyone he comes in contact with do the same. Personally he has helped me attain a position (in a relatively short time) with a company that is truly aligned with my personal and business values. He helped me to identify my core strengths and showcase my skills… leveraging them to build a career in a company that is ranked 22nd on Fortune magazine’s list of, “The World’s Most Admired Companies.” Within this first year they’re already recognizing my exceptional potential as a leader and are already training me for the next level. I think one of the most influential statements Mark has ever said to me was when I asked him how he achieved his own personal career goals. He said, “Money was never a factor, I always followed my passion and never really thought of failure.” I held onto that philosophy even as I ran out of unemployment, unsure if I could make a career transition in such struggling economy. He helped me focus on interviewing and rising above the other candidates by persuading executive management there was no one more fitting for the position. Mark’s multifaceted business experience in combination with his exceptional education credentials provide him a rare perspective in coaching clients across just about any industry. Mark is critically knowledgeable when it comes to building effective strategy and infrastructure, while also staying innovative in today’s competitive business environment. Additionally, Mark is a avid believer in a solid wellness philosophy that incorporates the power of the mind-body connection. He lives what he preaches and is a product of his own successful business (and life) model. I would highly recommend Mark as a career coach. As I can speak from personal experience in working with him, he will help you re-discover passion in what you’re doing while also giving you the tools you need to achieve your goals.Christina B., Executive Team Leader, Target