Gasparotto Group


Quality leadership is not a nice-to-have, it's a business imperative.


In a world overshadowed by dark clouds and storms of complexity, the call for strong leadership is louder than ever.

Yet, the essence of effective leadership lies deep within, in what we call the 'Inner Game.'
It's the Inner Game of leadership that drives the outer game of success.

That is the Chain of Impact: Individual productivity, team performance, and organizational profitability.


Col (Ret'd), MSM, CD, MA

A decorated combat leader, successful entrepreneur, and author, Mark fuses his varied operational and business background with a Masters in Leadership to bring to life the art and science of leadership.

His rugged intellectualism allows him to translate his intense experiences into practical and actionable leadership participant take-aways.

A member of the TEC Canada (Vistage) community, Mark was awarded the TEC Impact Speaker Award for 2020. He is the co-author of Clearing the Way: Combat Engineers in Kandahar — now an award-winning documentary film.

Mark credits much of his battlefield results and subsequent recovery to the intentional work on his Inner Game. He believes that he has a duty to share his hard-won experiences in the service of building stronger communities.

Employing those same battle-tested techniques, Mark helps people and teams to struggle well and clear the way — to live, learn, and lead into their potential.

Keynote Topics

Stories that spark. Messages that Mobilize.

Clear the Way:

Master Your Inner Game

Leading Others Effectively Starts With Leading Yourself.

The impact of this self-leadership extends far beyond the individual, influencing team performance and organizational profitability.

Quality leadership is not a nice-to-have, it's a business imperative.

By mastering the Inner Game, leaders Clear the Way for themselves and their teams to not only survive but thrive in the storm, turning daunting challenges into opportunities for growth.

Key Audience Takeaways

Key Organizational Benefits

The Inner Game of leadership drives the Outer Game of success.

Struggle Well:

Thrive in the Storm

Success in life is learning how to Struggle Well.

Many people think that resilience is an innate trait of being so tough that you are impervious to stress, but the truth is that it is a skill that can be taught, learned, and practiced.

As we learn to struggle well we move from Vulnerability to Readiness, from Resistance to Adaptation, and from Exhaustion to Growth.

Building resilience starts by doing hard things that strengthen your body, mind, heart, soul, and social network.

Key Audience Takeaways

Key Organizational Benefits

Resilience can be taught. You can learn to Struggle Well.

Clearing the Way:

Combat Engineers in Kandahar

Edited by: Mark Gasparotto (Colonel Retired)

This story is told through the eyes of 13 former members of 23 Field Squadron. Part war diary, part personal accounts of battle, and part insight on leadership in combat and the human condition, this collection of stories describes in detail what it is like to go war.


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