Mark Voorsanger


Mark Voorsanger

Lecturer in Management

Teaching Statement

Mark's coaching focuses on supporting executives and their teams to understand and harness their full potential as collaborative leaders. His approach is direct, but never overbearing. He starts with where you are, helping to clarify your vision, values, and priority objectives. Building on that foundation, ongoing coaching conversations provide the focused attention on key metrics and the continued accountability necessary to achieve your goals.


Mark Voorsanger is an executive coach and facilitator with extensive experience working with leaders to develop their careers, communication and leadership skills. Mark’s past professional experience includes launching start-ups, founding and managing a software development company, serving in senior management with globally distributed production teams, and consulting to business leaders to help them lead and grow their businesses. Mark’s clients include Stanford Graduate School of Business, Genentech, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Clif Bar & Company, Asia Society, and scores of small business entrepreneurs and leaders. For more about Mark, visit

Academic Degrees

  • BS, Electrical Engineer and Computer Science, U.C. Berkeley
  • CTI, Co-Active Leadership Training, 2007
  • CPCC, Coaches Training Institute, 2008

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer, Stanford GSB, 2018-present

Professional Experience

  • Founder, Skyward Coaching, 2006-present
  • Training Facilitator & Instructional Designer, Collaborative Operating System, 2009-present
  • VP Production Studios, LeapFrog Enterprises, 2004-2006
  • Senior Producer, Electronic Arts, 2003-2004
  • President & Co-founder, Toejam & Earl Productions, 1989-2003

School News

September 28, 2018
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