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The OnTarget Co. is partnering with Kenning Associates to expand our reach. This alliance creates additional capabilities so that we can accelerate your success by bringing you some of the most accomplished practitioners in the field of leadership and learning.
Mark Ledden, Ph.D.
Since leaving university teaching for management consulting fifteen years ago, Mark has served global professional services firms, Fortune 100 executives, and entrepreneurial management teams as a communications counselor and coach. His areas of special expertise include designing and executing culture change programs, building executive presence and leadership communications, and helping technical experts construct logical, compelling reports and recommendations.
Before helping to found Kenning Associates in 2003, Mark spent 6 years with McKinsey & Company as a communication specialist. His Kenning clients include McKinsey, Katzenbach Partners Limited, J.P Morgan, AllianceBernstein, SunTrust, Pfizer, Amgen, Abbott Laboratories, Starbucks Coffee Company, FedEx, Honeywell, Sun Micro Systems and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Mark holds a B.A. in English Literature from Earlham College, a M.Phil in British Literature from Oxford University, and a Ph.D. in English Literature from Emory University. He is also qualified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
Thom brings more than 20 years’ experience in communications, management consulting, and adult learning to his work. He specializes in issues of organizational change, executive communications, and capability building. Before founding Kenning Communications, Thom served a variety of Fortune 500 companies, environmental and public policy non-profits, and public-sector institutions as a communications expert with McKinsey & Co. His experience includes assisting executives with the development and delivery of critical communications, developing targeted communications strategies, aligning employee communications with organizational values, designing and delivering core communications skill training to client employees and McKinsey consultants, and coaching senior managers to maximize their personal impact and effectiveness during corporate restructuring. Thom served as editor-in-chief for a series of reports by McKinsey on climate change, including Reducing U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions: How Much at What Cost? (2007), Hawaii’s Opportunity to Lead the U.S. in Reducing Oil Imports and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (2008), and Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy (2009).
Before joining McKinsey, Thom worked for Time Warner, Inc. as a staff writer at Asiaweek, a news magazine published in Hong Kong. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from Yale University and The University of Chicago respectively, and an M.F.A. in Writing from Emerson College, where he served as a graduate teaching scholar.
UPCOMING EVENTS: Strategic Communications – Communicate for Impact
Los Angeles – October 9
Atlanta – October 23
New York – November 13
We have trained at places like Brown, Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, and the Wharton School of Business. We have taught at such institutions as Emory, Georgia Tech, Georgetown, and Harvard. We have deep experience working with premier thinkers in the discipline of adult learning.
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