Marc Smith Sacks

Marc Smith Sacks

Executive Coach


Marc has 15+ years of progressive leadership experience in operations, sales and marketing, and finance. As a trusted partner for senior leaders, high potentials, & corporate teams from SMB’s to Fortune 500’s, Marc’s clients accelerate their development and achieve massive results: Attaining multiple promotions, rapid team alignment, and navigating change and transition with less pain and greater impact.

Using a unique blend of transformative, integral coaching, appreciative facilitation, kaizen, and neuroscience-based habit evolution, Marc partners with successful talent managers to co-create customized scalable solutions for developing strong leaders, teams and employee cultures. Marc’s clients rapidly move from acceptable to exceptional performance. Leaders expand their thinking and skillsets, committing to new levels of practice in a matter of hours. They sustain these changes, embedding them into their routines within weeks.

His industry experience includes technology, pharmaceuticals, energy and commercial construction.


  • Executive, Team, and Culture Development
  • Emotional Intelligence, Wisdom, and Agility
  • Navigating Change and Transitions
  • Executive/ Leadership Presence
  • Powerful Conversations

Passions and Interests

  • Community Building
  • Environmental Activism and Social Justice
  • World Peace
  • Yoga, Meditation, and Thrive Lifestyle
  • Adventure Sports: Rock Climbing, Skateboarding, Surfing, Backpacking



Lawrence Livermore Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson
Catholic Healthcare West
Helmerich & Payne
First Solar
Turner Construction
Waste Management

  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) ICF
  • Newfield Network
  • StandOut® Strengths Assessment
  • DiSC®
  • Hogan Leadership Suite
  • Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI®)
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®)
  • Social Styles®
  • Leadership Assessment Instrument (LAI)

BS, UC Santa Cruz
MS, Regis University
Institute for Generative Leadership