Mark Babbitt

President and Senior Partner

After a diverse career that has taken him from engineering in Silicon Valley to all over the world as a facilitator and speaker, Mark now focuses on the role he values most: mentor.

As a 30-year leader himself – from Little League coach to the corporate world to several successful start-ups – Mark enjoys helping others not just to be stronger leaders, but the next best version of themselves.

In addition to serving WorqIQ, Mark is also CEO and Founder of YouTern, a social career and workplace education resource for young professionals that Mashable calls a “Top 5 Online Community for Starting Your Career.”

Mark is co-author of the best-seller A World Gone Social: How Companies Must Adapt to SurviveAbout A World Gone Social, Adam Grant says “…Social media has taken the world by storm. At long last, we have a survival guide. This lively, timely book is relevant for all of us. And acclaimed speaker and thought leader John Spence says: “I read 100+ business books a year and A World Gone Social is by far the very best I have read on how to successfully navigate and leverage the massive power of social media. This one is a MUST read!!”

Recently named a “Top 100 Leadership Speaker” and a “Top 50 Leadership Innovator” in, Mark has become an in-demand speaker and facilitator. A prolific blogger and columnist, Mark’s work can be seen on Entrepreneur, Forbes, Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review and many other outlets.

Bestselling Author

A World Gone Social offers an eye-opening look at fundamental and powerful changes the Social Age has set in motion – and shows us just how far business leaders must go to leave the Industrial Age behind.

Vineet Nayar, former CEO of HCL Technologies, says: “Finally, a book that not only provides a realistic account of our world fundamentally transformed by social media, but also valuable tips on how to succeed in the Social Age. This one’s a MUST READ for any person or company who seeks to remain relevant.”

Renowned Author Marshall Goldsmith says this book: “… will show you exactly what leadership strategies you need in place now to assure success even in times of crisis.”


  • Named a “Top 100 Leadership Speaker” in
  • Named a “Top 100 Most Desirable Mentors”
  • Columnist for Entrepreneur and Forbes
  • A member of the Forbes Coaches Council and an IBM Futurist
  • Father of five children and grandfather of four (so far!)

“I love my work. I love the people I work with, and for. And I choose those people carefully.

As a mentor, coach and solution-junkie, I prefer “Ah-ha” moments over “rah-rah” speeches. I believe the world is better when we overlook fluff and buzzwords, and instead focus on actionable inspiration. And I believe sustainable change can happen to anyone and any organization, much quicker than most believe possible.”

My life rule: “No trolls, drama queens or divas. No takers. No fakers. No ask-holes.”

Focus Areas

  • Helping leaders and organizations transition from the Industrial Age to the Social Age
  • Transformational leadership development, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies
  • Change management including corporate culture and reorganization
  • Community building and brand ambassadorship
  • Development of strong corporate social intelligence

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