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Position Title
Director, Organizational Excellence and WorkLife

  • Organizational Excellence

Mark Wedell is an accomplished Executive Leadership Coach and leadership development professional. He brings more than 25 years of successful organizational leadership, coaching, performance management, engagement strategies, development and learning management systems, and change management methodologies to transform organizational change to sustain and support growth that leads to employee retention and best place to work awards.

Mark’s passion leans into helping aspiring leaders learn to promote positive change, make data-informed decisions, lead by example, and solve complex problems with sustainable solutions. Using real-world case studies that bring leadership philosophies to life, Mark focuses on improving organizational performance, strengthening leadership teams, and showcasing the tools to advance careers. He is excited to bring this experience to the UC Davis community. 

Mark has received recognition for national toastmaster’s programs, driving strategy outcomes in DE&I leading to a top eighth national placement for healthcare in Diversity Ink, best place to work awards in 2019 and 2020 for a National Cancer Center in Southern California.

Mark received an M.S. in Organizational Development, an M.S. in Education and Leadership Policy Studies, and a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Sciences from Sacramento State University. He also completed his two-year nursing degree at Cuesta College, obtaining his license as a Registered Nurse.

Mark is certified Senior Human Resources Professional through SHRM, an executive business coach, and is certified and experienced in the delivery of numerous assessments and tools, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Thomas--Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), the FIRO B, Prosci Change Management, LEAN Leader (Toyota way), Appreciative Inquiry, the Cook Ross Unconscious Bias in Healthcare, and 360-degree evaluations.

Education and Degree(s)
  • MS, Organizational Development
  • MS, Education and Leadership Policy Studies