Achieve Your Potential While Enjoying The Journey

The skills and disciplines that generated athletic success are transferable to influence, passion and greatness away from the game. Unfortunately, most professional athletes associate their value and identity with athletic performance. This is simply not the case!
It's unlikely that you succeeded athletically without a support team of coaches, trainers and/or mentors. Would you pursue your next adventure without transitional support? It may feel like you're alone after you've put in all the work and supported so many.

You're not alone.

Let's partner and walk through the process of creating and pursuing your vision and your version of success.

Vision and creativity are byproducts of thinking differently. Transformational Leaders think differently and realize that the leadership journey is one of continuous improvement, without a finish line. This requires more than a transactional "We've always done it this way" approach. Leadership can change the culture, produce sustainable results while increasing the discretionary effort of team members. Team leadership skills will consistently move the company closer to the organizational vision - or further from that destination. Let's leverage gamification, technology, professional executive coaching and a Learning Management System to change the leadership game!

Energize your team or organization with a global speaker passionate about personal and professional development. Brian provides audiences with a powerful and entertaining experience that involves storytelling, engagement, and specific methods for applying a process for organizational and individual success.

Mars Coaching

Athletes are often provided with essential coaching at an early age. When it’s time to transition away from competition in sports, more often than not – coaching no longer exists. Just when it’s needed the most!

  • Brian Wood

Certified Professional Coaches and Facilitators Conducting Organizational Performance Gap Indicators and Individual Leadership Assessments Including:

  • The Energy Leadership Index (E.L.I.) - a unique assessment that provides a snapshot of perceptions, attitudes and behaviors. This process identifies developmental strategies to achieve optimal leadership and performance outcomes.

  • The Leadership Circle Profile - the only instrument that measures the two primary leadership domains - Creative Competencies and Reactive Tendencies - and integrates data identifying key opportunities for leadership development and strategic coaching.

Customized executive coaching programs and world class learning solutions designed to address growth opportunities. All learning and development programs can be facilitated virtually including:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Dynamic Communication
  • Influencing and Engaging Others
  • Inclusion and Diversity
  • Productivity and Decision Making
  • Leadership Development
  • Servant Leadership
  • Social Styles

Take action now to accelerate personal, professional and organizational development! A partnership with MARS Coaching:

  • Supports the creation and pursuit of individual and organizational vision.
  • Identifies tendencies and “blind spots” while challenging belief systems.
  • Ensures accountability with the adjustment of habits and behaviors to generate sustainable results.

People Say

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Laura Capello

President/CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona

"I had the great pleasure to meet Brian when he was interviewing for Valley Leadership and I was on the selection panel. I was impressed with him right away and I thought he was one of the most prepared candidates we had that year. I specifically remembering making myself a mental note to get to know him better and was sure he would be selected to be a part of Valley Leadership next class. Over the next several years, Brian and I became friends and I always felt better when I walked away from one of our conversations. He always thanked me for this time and help, but I don't think he realized how much our meetings meant for me and how much better I always felt about myself. Brian just has that way with people. He knows how to coach you even when you don't realize you are being coached. He asks all the right questions and listens better than anyone I know. He is motivating and inspiring but not afraid to speak the truth. Brian's passion to make our community better by making people better makes him an inspiring leader and great coach and I would recommend him highly to anyone interested in self-development."

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Christy McClendon

MSW President/CEO New Pathways For Youth

"Coaching with Brian was a gratifying and growth oriented experience. His approach of gently challenging and co-creating possibility was validating while allowing for personal and professional insight to ways of being present and intentional. I am not only more aware but have clearly defined possibilities and practices to advance my goals in an authentic and grounded presence. I was so impressed with his coaching that I invited our entire team to a session with Brian."

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J. Ibeh Agbanym

Amazon best selling author, Leadership Coaching Strategist, Public Speaker

"Brian is very instrumental and present in his coaching practices. He understands the importance of meeting his clients where they are in their journey, before taking them to place of relevance. I have worked with Brian as an organizational psychology practitioner and a leadership coaching strategist! he is a transformational leader by application and displays intellectual humility in his work."

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Elaine M. Armfield

Office of Development Arizona State University -W.P. Carey School of Business

"Brian Wood is truly a game changer. His wisdom in all realms of life - family, professional, and athletic - make him the exact right coach for me. I was at a point in my career and personal life when I needed to take a hard look at my options, and decide what I really wanted. Brian's thoughtful and caring coaching helped me ask difficult questions, examine my motives, and decide how to best move forward. He offered unique perspectives that opened up new areas of my life - healing old wounds, building bridges, challenging my preconceived limits, and considering the impossible - I would never have thought of, but in hindsight were just what I needed. I am now building my own version of success - not anyone else's. Brian, and his unique and humorous coaching style, has encouraged me, with no judgment, to move forward towards the most fulfilling life I can live."

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Jeanne-Marie Hormell

Supervisor, Design Center APS - Arizona Public Services Electric Company

"Brian and I met through the Tempe Chamber "Women in Business" program last year - he was assigned to be my mentor. Brian Was encouraging and asked me very challenging questions that helped me figure out my goals as an individual and professional. He would always say "JM, you got this - the sky is the limit!" His coaching helped me build the confidence I was lacking and taught me to leverage my strengths. For six months he strategized with me on how to approach applying for a leadership position and he also coached me as I was training for a fitness competition. At the end of the six months I accomplished both! I was offered the supervisor role and placed 4th in the competition. I am so thankful for meeting Brian and for how much he taught me about myself and my strengths."

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