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Mark Nozaki is President and co-founder of Odyssey Leadership Consulting which is an organization and leadership development firm that serves government, private, and non-profit organizations. He has been a faculty member for OPM’s Center for Leadership Development and the Federal Executive Institute during the past 18 years. His areas of expertise include leadership and team development, executive and leadership coaching, managing organizational change and transition, strategic thinking and planning, leadership assessment and development tools (OPM 360, Kouzes and Posner LPI, MBTI, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, and others), Appreciative Inquiry, SWOT and TOWS analysis, conflict resolution, and organizational culture assessments.  In addition, he has an engineering and technical background, which enables him to provide a quantitative and analytical approach in developing client solutions.  

During his career, he has played a lead role in several major large-scale organizational change efforts and strategic initiatives. He has a proven track record of working effectively as a valued partner with all functions and levels of organizations.  Past and current client organizations include the Architect of the Capitol, NIH, Martha Jefferson Hospital, Department of the Treasury Office of the Comptroller and Currency, NOAA, Major League Baseball, Marriott International, Brand USA, Conoco Phillips, Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Homeland Security, Social Security Administration, IBM, Eli Lilly and Company, Wells Fargo Bank, Darden Restaurants, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fannie Mae, Food and Drug Administration, Sunoco, Society for Human Resources Management, Target, Network Solutions, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Pennsylvania Power & Light, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, USAID, University of Virginia/Stafford County Schools and Government Leadership Institute, Volunteers of America and many others.

In addition to his faculty appointment to FEI, he has served on the faculties of the University of Virginia Leadership Development Center and the Center for Executive Development, Georgetown University Continuing and Professional Studies, and American University MSOD Program. He is an ICF-certified Executive Coach and has worked with over 250 federal and private sector leaders.  

Mark holds a Master of Science Degree in Organization Development from American University/NTL Institute, a Master of Science Degree in Operations Research, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from the University of Southern California. 

He currently resides in Northern Virginia with his wife, Grace, and Cooper the Beagle.