About Us

con·cord /ˈkäNGˌkôrd/
from the Latin: of one mind, together with heart, in harmony

Leadership is both an awesome and terrifying responsibility. As leaders, people depend on us for direction, for encouragement, and even for their livelihoods.

But who grows the leaders? Who helps us become the leader we are created to be, in the way we are created to do it?

The days of well meaning leaders uncritically doing what worked in the past are over. Today, organizations must be nimble, strategic minded, and open to taking calculated risks. But the systems around leaders continue to pressure them into doing what is least risky. The old adage “Nobody ever got fired for doing the same thing as last year” seems to be the rule.

These pressures to please a wide variety of audiences while still moving the organization forward – at least forward enough to make payroll – can rip leaders apart. We exist to bring those parts together. Of one mind. Together with heart.

Offering leaders a process we call “Quadrant 3 Leadership,” we do just that. 


At CLG, we help clients create lasting change, improve staff performance & satisfaction, navigate strained relations, even with hostile labor unions, and help CEO’s and boards avoid self-sabotaging systems and achieve sustainable success.

CLG utilizes a proven approach based on ongoing proprietary research, decades of industry experience, and experiential tools tailored to your specific situation. Our approach centers on:

  • helping leaders and organizations discover their talents and strengths
  • ensuring that leaders focus on what matters—rather than what worked 50 years ago
  • creating a unified vision that inspires boards, staff, and those they serve
  • giving executive directors and CEOs an informed, “safe” sounding board
  • holding clients accountable without making them look “wishy-washy” or “dumb”

If you are working at an organization experiencing leadership churn, are a CEO feeling split apart by competing demands, or are a fundraising professional seeking increased revenue or donor retention, the Concord Leadership Group can help with a range of programs for leaders, boards and teams.

MEET CLG’s CEO, Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman, Leadership Expert

Marc is the founder of Concord Leadership Group and has served as its CEO for 20 years. In that time, he has presented trainings and keynotes to over 25,000 participants in North America, Europe, Mexico, and New Zealand; coached more than 120 CEOs, C-suite executives, directors, and owners; and in the last two years has certified an additional 24 Quadrant 3 Leadership Coaches, who have gone on to coach and train more than 14,290 leaders in corporations, government, associations, and nonprofits. Marc holds his masters in organizational leadership from Regent University.

He is a Certified Franklin Covey Coach, a Certified Speaking Professional of the National Speakers Association, and president of the South Carolina chapter of the International Coaching Federation. He has appeared in or been recognized by media outlets and publications including NBC, Fox News, Al Jazeera, Success magazine, Real Simple, and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Marc is the author of Ask Without Fear!®, which has been translated into Dutch, Polish, Spanish, and Mandarin. His latest book is The Surprising Gift of Doubt: Use Uncertainty to Become the Exceptional Leader You Are Meant to Be. Marc speaks nationally and internationally on leadership, influence, storytelling, and fundraising and is the voice behind FRC, one of the longest-running blogs in the nonprofit sector (est. 2003). He is executive director of The Nonprofit Academy; an advisory board member of innovative fundraising platform Pennybridge in Orebro, Sweden; and a former advisory panel member of the Rogare Think Tank at Plymouth University, Plymouth, United Kingdom.

He is married to his best friend and is the father of three amazing kids, who, if he’s belting ’80s tunes, will deny they know him.

Watch Marc Speak

A sample from a keynote


A sample from a workshop


Since the start of COVID-19, I have been attending a lot of webinars! Marc is without a doubt the most warm, enthusiastic, and delightful speaker & host I have experienced. He has the remarkable gift of connection. In every session with Marc, you feel that he is speaking directly to you as your engaging, trusted friend. He radiates energy without being phony, annoying, or exhausting to listen to. I can’t wait to learn more from him in the days ahead!

Mindy Williamson

Olivet Nazarene University

International Coach Federation
Exactly What To Say Certified Guide
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