Mark Harrison Ramsay coaches clients to wrestle with our civilization’s ancient wisdom so they grow into more organized, confident and influential leaders.
He started in marketing: managing high-end product launches, rebooting a Fortune 500 company’s internal communications, and honing messages for the University of Kentucky, electric cooperatives and political campaigns. His curiosity for how those organizations worked led to consulting for internal, process-oriented improvement: manufacturing firms, General Motors and the Appalachian College Association.
His specialty became helping organizations understand that opportunities for internal improvement were actually issues of employee culture and customer experience. Mark began helping organizations wrestle with how to better engage their employees and end users.
Today, Mark consults and coaches through Hip Socket. The firm makes use of culture-building methods developed by the ancient Greeks and Romans and refined by the Church Fathers. This “classical education” approach gives clients a time-tested opportunity to be intentional, think deeply and rise to their potential. Clients range from car dealerships to shoe stores to insurance agents to convention and visitors bureaus.
Mark’s unassuming “coach approach” is to get to know clients (teams or individuals), help them identify opportunities, offer a framework for growing—and celebrate progress along the way.
Certified for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and RightPath, as well as using the ancient concept of temperaments, Mark is also a Certified Professional Leadership Coach. He will finish his credentialing with the International Coach Federation in 2021. He has a bachelor’s from Eastern Kentucky University and an M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky.
Mark lives in Berea, Ky. with his wife, two daughters and two sons, who often travel with him when he visits clients.