Mark Babbitt is the co-author of the Amazon Bestseller, A World Gone Social: How Business Must Adapt to Survive. An in-demand speaker and mentor, Mark has been named as a “Top 100 Leadership Speaker,” and a “Top 50 Leadership Innovator” by Inc.com and one of the “15 Twitter Accounts Every Entrepreneur Should Follow" by Business News Daily.
Mark serves as CEO of YouTern, a community that enables young talent to become highly employable by connecting them to high-impact internships, mentors, and contemporary career advice. Mashable calls YouTern a “Top 5 Online Community for Starting Your Career” and Forbes has repeatedly named YouTern a “Top Website for Your Career.”
Mark is also President of Switch and Shift, a site that champions social leadership, creation of an optimistic workplace and human-centered business models. Switch and Shift has been named a “Top Leadership” site by many publications and news agencies, including Huffington Post, ServetoLead.org, Leadership Insights and The Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness (CMOE).
His newest community, ForwardHeroes.org, will launch in 2017 to help our military veterans transition successfully into civilian careers.
When not working to help clients from start-ups to Fortune 100 clients embrace the Social Age, Mark writes and appears for outlets such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Inc.com, Huffington Post and Bloomberg News. He also serves as a Futurist in IBM Social Business’ think tank designed to help organizations understand what the future of work might look like a decade from now.
Mark is the father of five children and two Labradors. He and the woman who tolerates him (barely) call the mountains of Colorado home.