Mark J. Undercoffler

Mark J.

Senior Executive Coach

New York, USA

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Coaching Experience

  • Certified Coach, ICF PCC (2020)
  • Experience coaching in 25+ countries
  • Expert in executive presence & impact

Professional background

  • EVP, Weber Shandwick, San Francisco, Head of West Region
  • Senior Vice President North America, Ketchum
  • On-Site Broadcast Lead, Obama for America

Personal commitments

  • Volunteer Group Fitness Instructor, NYC Parks & Recreation
  • Board Member, Backpacks for the Street
  • Fundraiser for NYC-based rare cancer campaigns


  • Loyola University, Maryland
  • Boston University
  • Insititute for Professional Excellence in Executive Coaching
  • Certified MBTI Administrator ,The Myers-Briggs Company
  • Energy Leadership Index, ELI-MP, Energetic Profile Assessment Administrator
  • 30+ Industry Awards including SABREs, Anvils and Lions

Mark is an empathetic, courageous and conscious executive coach and communications counselor, with a proven ability to lead, engage and empower executives and top performers to rise and meet to their true potential.

"Which is more important," asked Big Panda, "the journey or the destination?" "The company" said Tiny Dragon.


Professional background

Before becoming an executive coach, Mark had a 20+ year career in reputation & communications working with global clients on proactive and reactive campaigns to build and protect brands, businesses and bottom lines. He was with Weber Shandwick Global, serving as an EVP, Head of Corporate. Prior, Mark was a Senior Vice President/Group Manager with Ketchum. During his 16-year tenure with Ketchum, Mark was based in both their NYC and San Francisco offices and had global account and North American leadership roles for the firm. He served as the North American Client Director Lead for four years. He also completed two “tours” within politics, leading media broadcast and messaging work for the ’08/’12 DNC conventions. Mark advised and lead high-impact programs that built and protected brands, businesses and bottom lines. His brand and client experience includes: Charles Schwab, Citibank, Facebook, FedEx, Genentech, Godiva, Google, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Kaiser Permanente, Levi Strauss & Co., Merck, NASA, Nike, Pernod Ricard, Pfizer United Airlines, U.S. Air Force, The Walt Disney Company and Wendy’s.

Coaching expertise

Recognizing his innate ability to develop global teams and people – and train for effectiveness – he decided to pivot into executive coaching full-time. As a certified coach and corporate trainer, Mark’s style is empathetic, direct and insightful. His focus areas are on self-awareness, situational awareness, blind spots, limiting beliefs. communications, executive presence and “soft skills” development. He also provides little pieces of “homework” from an arsenal of material he has saved during his career.

What we say about Mark J. Undercoffler at Turningpoint

“A wise and humble coach and leader. He quickly earns my trust by meeting clients where they are at and very quickly creates unforgettable ‘ah-ha’ moments for clients. He is a coach (and person) who is genuinely in your corner to become the best version of you”

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