Looking for help in reaching a challenging outcome?

My favorite day is spent working on interesting problems and finding innovative ways to solve them visually.

We should talk.


I'm Mark Sylvester.

My favorite day is one spent working on interesting problems and finding creative ways to solve them visually.

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the scope of a great challenge?

No problem. I’ve developed a 5-step recipe that helps you visualize the outcome. Before you start.

I call it  “See what you Think.” 



Keeping your audience connected and engaged is an ongoing challenge. We've found that creating conversational content is an easy and compelling strategy to solve that problem. We can help.



Maybe you're looking to create something no one has ever seen before, start an organization to work on a vital issue or work with your community to create an event that celebrates ideas like TEDx. We can help.




Years ago I abandoned the idea of putting values up for all to see. Instead, I call them Observable Behaviors and reflect each week to see if I can find an example of how they'd been put into practice. Do you have values that you can see in action? These are mine:

Solve problems visually.

Cultivate emotional intelligence.

Stay curious. Forever.

Show up. Be present. Listen loudly.

Make every moment memorable.

Mark Sylvester is a systems thinker. I enjoy thinking through, processing, and implementing ideas with him. He is able to visually conceptualize an idea, the process for implementing the idea, and provides you with tools to facilitate its success. I am currently working with Mark on two initiatives: podcast conversations with urban health influencers and a member portal. It’s a productive and engaging collaboration.

Yonette F. Thomas, PhD

Urban Health 360

I had the great pleasure of working with Mark recently in making a podcast for 805 Conversations. I am impressed with Mark’s constant energy and enthusiasm for each topic, his insight in delving into the issues in an engaging and informed manner, and his utter delight at discussing each point. His wealth of experiences, great appreciation for our region, and joie de vivre make his podcasts a joy to record and a wonder to hear. The resulting podcast is stunning, with no lags anywhere in it, and keeping the listener engaged in the subject, learning much along the way.

George Ayoub

Author, Scientist, Educator


These days everyone wants a one-click solution to life. We want someone else to solve our problems. Guess what? When you decide to own the problem, you will reach your goals. I can help.

I write for New Thinking Magazine and post monthly articles about clever ways to think about life's challenges.


Because of my background as a chef, I think about problems as recipes. They have steps, a beginning, middle and end, and a list of ingredients. Recipes are predictable, repeatable and a wonderfully creative playground.


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I find that it's much easier for us to have a quick call to find out how I can help you. To set one up, just let me know how to contact you and a note about what you'd like to talk about. We'll be in touch within 24 hours.

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