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“Marc is a great guest who does a great job of mixing expertise with personality.”
Dan Sugrue

Producer, WGN Radio, Chicago

Company information

The Concord Leadership Group LLC helps nonprofit leaders around the world navigate the competing demands of leading in the 21st century. Leaders grow in their personal ability to lead and organizations grow in their ability to retain staff and everyone grows in confidence. 

The Concord Leadership Group, LLC
2435 East North Street, Ste 1108-171
Greenville, SC 29615 USA
(800) 694-7430

founder bio

Marc A Pitman, CSP

Marc A Pitman, CSP

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 31 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.

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The Surprising Gift of Doubt: Use Uncertainty to Become the Exceptional Leader You Are Meant to Be by Marc A. Pitman challenges traditional notions of leadership. Pitman explores the idea that doubt and uncertainty can be powerful catalysts for personal and professional growth.

Packed with practical tools and engaging anecdotes, he provides practical strategies and frameworks for embracing doubt, developing emotional intelligence, and leading with integrity. Through self-reflection and self-awareness, readers will learn to transform their fears and uncertainty into confidence and clarity, ultimately unlocking their full potential as exceptional leaders.

This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to redefine their leadership approach and achieve lasting success.

“Leaders know that reinvention is a constant process of learning and growing. The Surprising Gift of Doubt provides a powerful operating manual that will help you – whether you’re an entrepreneur or an intrapreneur – tap into the greatness inside of you and truly empower others.”
Dorie Clark

author of Reinventing You and executive education faculty, Duke University Fuqua School of Business

“A massively effective framework for self-awareness and leadership development that is practical, approachable, and actually doable. Bravo!”
Jay Baer

founder of Convince & Convert and author of Hug Your Haters

“The Surprising Gift of Doubt is an engaging read full of practical advice and tools that will help you on your leadership journey. Marc deftly and confidently leads readers through the hard, necessary work of understanding themselves and the unique contributions they can make both in their organizations and their personal lives.”
Kristen Hadeed

author of Permission to Screw Up

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“If you ever have the opportunity to sit in the audience and learn from Marc, you should do whatever you can to get a seat at that table. I can say, without a doubt, his wisdom and simple to follow strategies have been instrumental in helping my organization honor its mission. Marc’s presence as the keynote speaker was the leveraging chip I used to convince my boss that I should attend a conference and it was worth it – times a million. Follow Marc’s blog, read his book, hear him speak, collaborate with him on a project, order his new video for your board – whatever you can do to bring more Marc A. Pitman and that iconic red bowtie into your organization. It will be an investment with dividends that will continue to grow throughout a lifetime.”
Melissa Ebone

Outreach Coordinator, Children's Hospital Colorado Burn Camps Program