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.

In the years I've been involved with TEDx, one thing that impresses me is the quality of the people involved. I've learned a great deal from them, and many have become friends. I met Mark Sylvester through TEDx and grown to consider him a friend. He, too, recognizes the incredible people involved and has developed the podcast series "Hacking the Red Circle" to share their stories. Even after curating more than two dozen TEDx events, I still learn something from each interview and seek to apply what I've learned to make our events better.

Dr. Randall Bretz

TEDxLincoln, TEDxYouth@Lincoln, TEDxLincolnWomen, TEDxLincolnSalon

Mark has been a trusted mentor, advisor and partner for many years. Recently, we decided to launch a podcast series, Mark was instrumental in architecting the design and execution of the entire production. Marc also created our podcast roadmap, which candidly was the hardest thing for us to do - knowing where to start.

Ken Sterling



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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