Mark Heydt

Chief Learning Officer & Founder Game Plan Leader, LLC.

Mark Heydt is the Chief Learning Officer and Founder of Game Plan Leader, LLC.

Business and Career Background

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.  Now as a consultant, he has added experience in healthcare, manufacturing, media, and financial services.

Coaching and Leadership Development Experience

Mark has experience coaching C-suite executives, divisional leaders, entrepreneurs, and middle managers. Mark’s clients consistently praise his positive energy and his ability to develop a collaborative and strategic environment. His leadership development programs create actionable game plans that deliver results. His clients also say that his extensive corporate experience provides relevant situational examples that helps gain the trust from both executives and program participants.

Education and Certifications

Mark has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Indiana University and a Master’s in Organizational Development & Training from the University of Denver. He is a certified coach through Gallup and the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Rescuing The Corporate Exhausted Hero

Publication Date: October 2020


The goal is to rescue Exhausted Heroes and the companies that rely on them. Are you an Exhausted Hero―a manager on the brink of burnout? Your team isn’t working on full throttle, expectations are upside down; you keep getting feedback to change, but you’re too crushed under the responsibilities you’re already carrying to figure out how.

Are you a leader who’s losing your high-potential talent in droves? Maybe you’re tasked with coaching a promising manager into a new leadership role, or you see that a manager you value is struggling, but you don’t know how to help them.

Mark Heydt, chief learning officer and founder of Game Plan Leader, has helped hundreds of leaders and managers to reclaim their lives from burnout, learn the skills they need to lead, and avoid becoming Exhausted Heroes―and this book will help you create an actionable game plan to become a more strategic leader.

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