#12 – Mark Stivers on people and places that make a difference

Posted by: on May 31st, 2022

All you have to do to get into a great conversation with Mark Stivers is ask him about the jobs he has held in his life. From Park Ranger to Addiction Counselor to Planner to Professional Manager, he has seen and experienced the world and brings his unique perspectives to his work.  

“You leave a place better than you found it. 

You don’t burn bridges, you build relationships.

You build teams and that will get you through life.”  

(Lessons Mark learned from being an Eagle Scout)

We start by talking about the arc of Mark’s career. He has explored diverse opportunities and developed a number of talents. As I think about our efforts to build a pipeline of young professionals in this field, I imagine Mark’s story as one that will resonate with people who are guided by a strong desire to build healthy communities.

This interview is part of an early series of interviews we did inside the Pioneering Change Community in 2021 before I began this podcast.  


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About Nancy J. Hess

I help leaders pioneer extraordinary change through high engagement and whole systems approaches that focus on HR and People.