With over 19 years of leadership and team development experience, Mark Cole has become a champion of the John C. Maxwell brand of leadership. His passion for leadership development and organizational growth make him uniquely qualified to add value to individual leaders and leadership teams. He has experience in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors, and he has led companies through economic challenges, growth barriers, and disconnected team dynamics.

These talents have led to Mark’s integral role with the John Maxwell brand and his responsibility for stewarding John's assets in a variety of capacities. Mark oversees all of John’s business ventures and serves as executive vice president for EQUIP International, a non-profit leader development organization founded by John Maxwell in 1996.

Prior to this latest leadership role, Mark worked in two additional Maxwell entities, INJOY/Maximum Impact and INJOY Stewardship Services, where he held the role of Vice President, Executive Vice President, and Chief of Staff.  In 2008, Mark launched his own consulting firm, The IRON League.

Mark and his incredible wife, Stephanie, have two daughters, Tori and Maci.  When Mark is not leading he spends his time learning, golfing, and snow skiing.