Mark Gooch

Talent Experience Strategist

Professional Life:

Mark is an executive coach and people operations consultant that helps organizations optimize their leadership development, employee experience, & career transition strategies.

Mark began his journey in 2009 as an HR Department of One & Director of Operations for an international tourism business in Australia. Since then, he's been a change agent for multiple organizations in various industries, leading talent acquisition, engagement, & performance. He started Strategic People Ops to bring a more evidence-based & measurable ROI approach to developing frontline & middle managers, disrupting traditional training methods.

He has a BA in History from Texas Christian University, a Master's of Public Administration from UNT, & a Certified Executive Coach designation from the Center for Executive Coaching. Mark also volunteers with Dallas HR as co-leader for the 2022 Employee Engagement Round Table.

Personal Life:

In his free time, Mark enjoys spending time with his two nephews and three nieces. You may also find him occasionally tempting fate in a gym, pretending to play guitar like Jimmy Page and watching documentaries.