This week, Rusty chats with Mark Heydt, Founder of Game Plan Leader, about his new book and his transition from executive leadership positions at large, corporate companies to building his consulting business. Mark talks with Rusty about when he knew it was time to actively pursue building his own thought leadership, his secrets and cadence for content creation, and how the pandemic shook up his book launch party plans.
About Mark Heydt:
Mark Heydt is the Chief Learning Officer and Founder of Game Plan Leader, LLC. Mark just published his first book with Advantage Books entitled Rescuing the Corporate Exhausted Hero. His passion is helping to eliminate exhaustion from Corporate America by elevating the ability of leaders to create vision, influence change, coach, and delegate.
Mark has held senior level positions leading the strategy and execution of talent development, talent management, talent acquisition, and talent engagement at large companies including Target, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, DCP Midstream, and Sports Authority.
As a leadership development consultant, he has experience building customized leadership development programs and conducting leadership coaching in corporate retail, government, healthcare, manufacturing, media, and financial services.
Mark has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Indiana University and a Master’s in Organizational Development & Training from the University of Denver. Based in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Mark is a certified coach through Gallup and the International Coach Federation (ICF).