I desire to “connect with the heart of the leader” in all that I do and who I am. At the same time, I desire to bring leadership with impact to i.b.mee. I am enthralled by leadership and see the terrific value of wellness. It is nothing short of exciting to be part of an organization that has built an education model that integrates W (wellness) E (empowerment) L (leadership) L (legacy).
I am a certified coach through graduate studies at the University of Texas’ Executive and Professional Coaching Program in their School of Management and the Coaches Training Institute. The Texas program included certification from the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
My 30+ years of teaching was predominantly at Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana. In addition to years in the classroom, I’m also certified by them to teach online. I was honored to be awarded an Excellence in Instruction award in 2015, which is basically an adjunct of the year award. I was chosen to speak at the adjunct faculty statewide conference in 2012 on Connecting in the Classroom. I also briefly taught at Indiana Wesleyan University, where I also earned my MBA and was awarded the Outstanding Professional of the Class award.
Currently, I also an am adjunct instructor at Maryland University of Integrative Health for a basic coaching skills course. I also do mentor coaching with students, where they try to integrate basic coaching skills with health and wellness coaching tenets. It’s exciting to be at one of the few institutions to incorporate both sides of coaching.
I retired from IBM after 35 1/2 years. During my career, I was a senior consultant and an internal professional coach, coaching in many IBM programs, including Master Deal Maker, Career Advisor, Distinguished Engineer candidates, High Impact Presenting, Advanced Sales Coaching, Life-Work Balance and Resilience workshops, etc. During my last year with IBM, I was also the leader of the IBM Coaching Community of Practice, a worldwide community of 500 coaches. And I’m still honored to have received the prestigious IBM Leadership Award.
In 2010, I earned a Wellness Inventory Certification. Although I had my own Coach Mark Stamper coaching and speaking business, I wanted to take my practice holistic, and knew that wellness was the missing piece.
I do select contract coaching through my Coach Mark Stamper practice and as a sub-contractor for other companies. I am honored by what one of my clients said, “You truly helped me through some decisions as a turning point in my life. I do believe that you are one of the most insightful people that I’ve worked with.” Coaching specialties include leadership empowerment, career, life/personal and goal achievement, as well as whole person health and wellness coaching.
Being an experienced motivational speaker, workshops have also been part of my practice. I like to craft presentations that provide hands on tools that anyone can use to define their goals and develop a strategy to achieve them.
Contributing to our society drove a leadership role as the president of three non-profits. Two of those was working with former offenders, and I am very honored to have been awarded a Volunteer Service Award from the White House for work with one of them.
I worked for a newspaper before IBM, and I am a Marine Corps veteran.
Personally, I love to play tennis and was on a USTA club team that won the Indiana State Championship at the 3.5 level in 2013 and then finished second in the Midwest Region Championships. I believe in fitness and although now a long time ago, that played out by bicycling around Lake Michigan and completing the Chicago Marathon.