About Us

Mark Kamin & Associates’ profound commitment to support people and organizations to be extraordinary is the context for everything we do. Delivering extraordinary business results lies in creating a culture and a context that causes people to perform at maximum levels. From our work with thousands of people and organizations over thirty years, we have learned that people have a genuine desire to contribute their best each day in support of their organization’s future. Unfortunately, breakdowns in communication, trust, accountability and partnership impede contribution and suppress performance. Our methodology gets at the root causes of these breakdowns resulting in extraordinary communication, a positive and productive environment, and organizational and individual integrity. As people transform so do organizations. We embrace with passion and authenticity, the opportunity and challenge to provide solutions that produce extraordinary performance.

We are champions of high performing cultures, where people honor their word, work from an empowering context and hold themselves and others accountable.

No amount of planning, strategy, execution or management can effectively compensate for an organization’s cultural weakness in communication, partnership and integrity.

No matter how well intended, or serious and committed people are, they must also have the ability to be extraordinary communicators and be 100% accountable in order to produce extraordinary results. If you want people to increase their performance regarding a challenge or opportunity they’ve been working on for some time, you’ve got to support them by expanding their ability and capacity to communicate effectively and be 100% accountable.

Performance is a function of action. Unfortunately, people and organizations talk about the results they want, rather than the actions that cause those results.

Increasing integrity increases individual and group performance.

We have also discovered that extraordinary listening is absolutely critical to extraordinary communication within an organization; and when our clients tells us “communication” is their biggest obstacle, we often find that listening is lacking.

People say they want organizations and people of honor and integrity while consistently being casual with their promises.

They deeply desire commitment and accountability from others, while tolerating compliance and in-authenticity with themselves.

The average American spends approximately 58% of their waking time at work, and if self-employed, it increases to 66%. Reports indicate that only 45% of Americans are satisfied with their jobs. Given these percentages, our commitment is to provide new opportunities for employers and their organizations to create fulfilling and high performing work environments. Mark Kamin & Associates offers programs and coaching for better leadership, effective communication, integrity and teamwork, all of which contribute to a greater and more satisfying work environment.

We re-engineer the way people lead, manage and coach, resulting in significant improvements in critical measures of performance such as increased revenues, cost savings, quality assurance, service levels, efficiency, and employee engagement.

Large Complex Systems

Leaders of transformation are often consumed with the expectations of both internal and external stakeholders. Conventional communication strategies seem inadequate to deal with the challenges and tensions that underlie many transformations. Our experience has shown that no matter how well intended or committed leaders are, in order to bring about real and lasting change in their organization, they must be extraordinary communicators and have impeccable integrity.

Mergers, acquisitions, the integration of departments, working in product lines instead of departments, making teams truly cross-functional, creating partnership between sales and operations, or developers and engineers – these represent large-scale transformations facing executives today. However, it’s widely reported that 70% of these efforts fail due to a lack of executive buy-in, resistance to change, or people simply not knowing what to do. Many organizations focus on the important tasks of systems integration and business unit alignment while neglecting people, communication and context. Our unique methodology gives leaders access to a way of listening and speaking that creates an empowering context and transforms complexity into opportunities for partnership and productivity.

When large-scale change initiatives generate controversy and criticism, leaders often get distracted and lose sight of the fundamental goals of the transformation. We provide a methodology to deal powerfully and effectively with the controversies that derail many efforts.

In our work with enterprise-level clients and large organizations, we turn accidental cultures into deliberate cultures, giving leaders a pathway for impacting performance and results “on the court”.

Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, Market Leaders

The range of problems and decisions that confront entrepreneurs and business owners is considerably different from leaders and managers in large organizations. Entrepreneurs, business owners and market leaders are by far the biggest asset of an enterprise. However, many overlook their own professional development in the effort to get everything done. This puts added and often unnecessary pressure on the business owner, making their performance less productive, effortful and less profitable.

We’ve learned that most businesses are under-led, over-managed and coaching-deprived. Our methodology teaches business owners and entrepreneurs to distinguish the strengths and skills their business needs from them. We train them how to effectively leverage their passion, time, energy and resources, enabling the enterprise to get the maximum impact from the businesses’ most valuable asset – the business owner.

Top Performers

  1. Are 5% of the result producing population

  2. Produce results in the face of challenges when others don’t

  3. Have unique blind spots to their performance

Successful people and top performers are confronted with different challenges than the general result-producing population. When successful people get stuck in their blind spots it’s difficult to distinguish because they’re so competent at coping with roadblocks and barriers. In our top performer curriculum, we coach people to create new pathways for dealing with their most critical challenges and opportunities by illuminating the roadblocks that are hidden from their view. The freedom that results from this inquiry – applied to any business commitment – is profoundly satisfying.

Creating Sustainable Value for all Constituencies of an Organization

An organization implementing the “You and Me” Business Model serves all of their constituencies – their shareholders, customers, employees and their families, and even their communities – without sacrificing the needs of any of the others.

The “You and Me” Business Model distinguishes what it truly takes to create a collaborative culture, dissolve silos between departments, and eliminate the need for CYA; this causes people to perform at extraordinary levels as part of their natural self-expression.

We have a process that gives you access to creating a transformed organization. Our model of organization, when implemented, substantially enhances the likelihood of long-term sustainable performance and real value for all stakeholders. In our model of an organization the culture pulls for people being extraordinary.

There are seven critical distinctions in this new business model:

Abundance

Abundance is a way of being and operating that is grounded in a positive point of view that everyone can, in fact, win. This point of view allows one to see opportunities that were obscured by the commonplace mindset of scarcity, which is very rampant in our organizations.

Excellence and a demand for excellence

Being excellent is exceeding expectations at all levels. It is an ever expanding way of being, not a history of results you have produced. Being really excellent is nurturing and produces vitality.

Accountability

People find that being held to account is an empowerment to getting the job done because they see that being held to account honors who they are, what they contribute to the organization, and the future of the organization. One becomes more and more a request to be held to account for one’s promises.

Integrity

When the culture of an organization is built on integrity; when every person relates to themselves as their word and others as their word, rather than their personalities, performance become enormously more workable.

Alignment

If you have an organization in which people are aligned, they are fulfilling critical objectives and there is a high degree of coordination. Alignment and team arise together and produce momentum and results that are not predictable.

Leadership

Leadership is the power to get that which is not likely to happen, to in fact happen and to happen in a way that people you lead are empowered. A leader’s job is to create and fulfill the future – a future where all stakeholders are winners.

Service and Contribution

When people are operating from an opportunity to contribute fully, their performance goes up. Often people collapse or confuse being servile with being of service. There is tremendous personal power with a commitment to being of service at all times and under all circumstances.

The competitive advantage of operating from all seven distinctions of the “You and Me” Business Model, is having a high performance culture that is sustained over time.

An example of what is possible when an organization operates inside the “You and Me” Model is Allegiance Bank:

Allegiance is 11 years old, has 16 locations, started with 12 employees and now has 366 employees and $2.9 billion in assets. The bank launched in 2007, went public in 2015 (ABTX). The value doubled ($10 to $21/share) in the first 8 years (2007-2015), then doubled again ($21 to $40/share) in the last 2.5 years (2016-present).

The bank attributes rapid growth in loans and deposits to their commitment to mastering the elements of this new model. They have designed a culture and processes to support all constituencies in mastering the “You and Me” Business Model.

Join Our Team

Mark Kamin & Associates is expanding and hiring new qualified associates. We have been providing client companies with the world’s best professional development and education services for since 1983 and we are looking for highly qualified people who can grow with us.

Mark Kamin & Associates’ profound commitment to support people and organizations to be extraordinary is the context for everything we do. Delivering extraordinary business results lies in creating a culture and a context that causes people to perform at maximum levels. From our work with thousands of people and organizations over thirty years, we have learned that people have a genuine desire to contribute their best each day in support of their organization’s future. Unfortunately, breakdowns in communication, trust, accountability and partnership impede contribution and suppress performance. Our methodology gets at the root causes of these breakdowns resulting in extraordinary communication, a positive and productive environment, and organizational and individual integrity. As people transform so do organizations. We embrace with passion and authenticity, the opportunity and challenge to provide solutions that produce extraordinary performance.

We are champions of high performing cultures, where people honor their word, work from an empowering context and hold themselves and others accountable.

No amount of planning, strategy, execution or management can effectively compensate for an organization’s cultural weakness in communication, partnership and integrity.

No matter how well intended, or serious and committed people are, they must also have the ability to be extraordinary communicators and be 100% accountable in order to produce extraordinary results. If you want people to increase their performance regarding a challenge or opportunity they’ve been working on for some time, you’ve got to support them by expanding their ability and capacity to communicate effectively and be 100% accountable.

Performance is a function of action. Unfortunately, people and organizations talk about the results they want, rather than the actions that cause those results.

Increasing integrity increases individual and group performance.

We have also discovered that extraordinary listening is absolutely critical to extraordinary communication within an organization; and when our clients tells us “communication” is their biggest obstacle, we often find that listening is lacking.

People say they want organizations and people of honor and integrity while consistently being casual with their promises.

They deeply desire commitment and accountability from others, while tolerating compliance and in-authenticity with themselves.

The average American spends approximately 58% of their waking time at work, and if self-employed, it increases to 66%. Reports indicate that only 45% of Americans are satisfied with their jobs. Given these percentages, our commitment is to provide new opportunities for employers and their organizations to create fulfilling and high performing work environments. Mark Kamin & Associates offers programs and coaching for better leadership, effective communication, integrity and teamwork, all of which contribute to a greater and more satisfying work environment.

We re-engineer the way people lead, manage and coach, resulting in significant improvements in critical measures of performance such as increased revenues, cost savings, quality assurance, service levels, efficiency, and employee engagement.

Large Complex Systems

Leaders of transformation are often consumed with the expectations of both internal and external stakeholders. Conventional communication strategies seem inadequate to deal with the challenges and tensions that underlie many transformations. Our experience has shown that no matter how well intended or committed leaders are, in order to bring about real and lasting change in their organization, they must be extraordinary communicators and have impeccable integrity.

Mergers, acquisitions, the integration of departments, working in product lines instead of departments, making teams truly cross-functional, creating partnership between sales and operations, or developers and engineers – these represent large-scale transformations facing executives today. However, it’s widely reported that 70% of these efforts fail due to a lack of executive buy-in, resistance to change, or people simply not knowing what to do. Many organizations focus on the important tasks of systems integration and business unit alignment while neglecting people, communication and context. Our unique methodology gives leaders access to a way of listening and speaking that creates an empowering context and transforms complexity into opportunities for partnership and productivity.

When large-scale change initiatives generate controversy and criticism, leaders often get distracted and lose sight of the fundamental goals of the transformation. We provide a methodology to deal powerfully and effectively with the controversies that derail many efforts.

In our work with enterprise-level clients and large organizations, we turn accidental cultures into deliberate cultures, giving leaders a pathway for impacting performance and results “on the court”.

Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, Market Leaders

The range of problems and decisions that confront entrepreneurs and business owners is considerably different from leaders and managers in large organizations. Entrepreneurs, business owners and market leaders are by far the biggest asset of an enterprise. However, many overlook their own professional development in the effort to get everything done. This puts added and often unnecessary pressure on the business owner, making their performance less productive, effortful and less profitable.

We’ve learned that most businesses are under-led, over-managed and coaching-deprived. Our methodology teaches business owners and entrepreneurs to distinguish the strengths and skills their business needs from them. We train them how to effectively leverage their passion, time, energy and resources, enabling the enterprise to get the maximum impact from the businesses’ most valuable asset – the business owner.

Top Performers

  1. Are 5% of the result producing population

  2. Produce results in the face of challenges when others don’t

  3. Have unique blind spots to their performance

Successful people and top performers are confronted with different challenges than the general result-producing population. When successful people get stuck in their blind spots it’s difficult to distinguish because they’re so competent at coping with roadblocks and barriers. In our top performer curriculum, we coach people to create new pathways for dealing with their most critical challenges and opportunities by illuminating the roadblocks that are hidden from their view. The freedom that results from this inquiry – applied to any business commitment – is profoundly satisfying.

Creating Sustainable Value for all Constituencies of an Organization

An organization implementing the “You and Me” Business Model serves all of their constituencies – their shareholders, customers, employees and their families, and even their communities – without sacrificing the needs of any of the others.

The “You and Me” Business Model distinguishes what it truly takes to create a collaborative culture, dissolve silos between departments, and eliminate the need for CYA; this causes people to perform at extraordinary levels as part of their natural self-expression.

We have a process that gives you access to creating a transformed organization. Our model of organization, when implemented, substantially enhances the likelihood of long-term sustainable performance and real value for all stakeholders. In our model of an organization the culture pulls for people being extraordinary.

There are seven critical distinctions in this new business model:

Abundance

Abundance is a way of being and operating that is grounded in a positive point of view that everyone can, in fact, win. This point of view allows one to see opportunities that were obscured by the commonplace mindset of scarcity, which is very rampant in our organizations.

Excellence and a demand for excellence

Being excellent is exceeding expectations at all levels. It is an ever expanding way of being, not a history of results you have produced. Being really excellent is nurturing and produces vitality.

Accountability

People find that being held to account is an empowerment to getting the job done because they see that being held to account honors who they are, what they contribute to the organization, and the future of the organization. One becomes more and more a request to be held to account for one’s promises.

Integrity

When the culture of an organization is built on integrity; when every person relates to themselves as their word and others as their word, rather than their personalities, performance become enormously more workable.

Alignment

If you have an organization in which people are aligned, they are fulfilling critical objectives and there is a high degree of coordination. Alignment and team arise together and produce momentum and results that are not predictable.

Leadership

Leadership is the power to get that which is not likely to happen, to in fact happen and to happen in a way that people you lead are empowered. A leader’s job is to create and fulfill the future – a future where all stakeholders are winners.

Service and Contribution

When people are operating from an opportunity to contribute fully, their performance goes up. Often people collapse or confuse being servile with being of service. There is tremendous personal power with a commitment to being of service at all times and under all circumstances.

The competitive advantage of operating from all seven distinctions of the “You and Me” Business Model, is having a high performance culture that is sustained over time.

An example of what is possible when an organization operates inside the “You and Me” Model is Allegiance Bank:

Allegiance is 11 years old, has 16 locations, started with 12 employees and now has 366 employees and $2.9 billion in assets. The bank launched in 2007, went public in 2015 (ABTX). The value doubled ($10 to $21/share) in the first 8 years (2007-2015), then doubled again ($21 to $40/share) in the last 2.5 years (2016-present).

The bank attributes rapid growth in loans and deposits to their commitment to mastering the elements of this new model. They have designed a culture and processes to support all constituencies in mastering the “You and Me” Business Model.

Mark Kamin & Associates is expanding and hiring new qualified associates. We have been providing client companies with the world’s best professional development and education services for since 1983 and we are looking for highly qualified people who can grow with us.

Headquartered in Houston, with offices throughout North America, Mark Kamin & Associate’s offerings include coaching, training & development and education for large and small organizations. Client companies have included: Exxon-Mobil, FBI, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Shell Oil, Ford Aerospace, and AT&T Bell Labs.

As the former CEO and Chairman of a 4.5 billion dollar bank said “I highly recommend Mark Kamin & Associates to any organization interested in extraordinary levels of growth and performance.”

Mark Kamin & Associates associates can earn six figures plus have bonus opportunities once he or she gets his or her practice established.

We offer a unique environment of freedom, communication, integrity, and a ferocious commitment to excellence in all areas of the business practice.

Requirements:

  • Has demonstrated success in sales, minimally two years of sales experience.
  • Has demonstrated a high level of responsibility, integrity, communication and professionalism.
  • Able to sustain a start-up period with no or low income.
  • Is committed to making a difference in the world.
  • Is both coachable and independently responsible.

We prefer people who have taken courses and programs at Landmark.

To apply, please send the following to m.wang@mka-world.com:

  • Your contact information
  • A cover letter that includes
    • Landmark courses and training you’ve participated in
    • Other training that requires state-of-the-art thinking
  • Your resume