Williams, Mark

Mark Williams is the Founder of 10 Lenses Institute and the Founder of WIN Insights. Mark is a highly regarded thought leader, consultant, public speaker, and the author of five books, including the best-selling business book, The Ten Lenses, Your Guide to Living and Working in a Multicultural World. The 10 Lenses have been used at Global 500 corporations, communities, institutions of higher education, local and federal government, and industry conferences and at secondary schools with faculty and students. The 10 Lenses have been successful from the C Suite to the mail room because the 10 Lenses speaks to everyone in a compelling manner.

He has provided consultation for a wide variety of clients, including Exxon Corporation, AT&T, the US Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration, Avon Cosmetics, Colgate Palmolive, the Agency for International Development, Microsoft, Harvard Medical School, UNISYS, Cisco Systems, Office Depot, Microsoft, EDS, the Food and Drug Administration, the Social Security Administration and dozens of other Fortune 500 companies, associations and educational institutions.

For nearly ten years, Mr. Williams was the worldwide diversity consultant for the Marriott International family of companies, coordinating all aspects of their diversity strategy and education programs. He consulted with Marriott’s CEO and the presidents of all operating companies and divisions to customize a multimedia program that was used as the basis of their classroom, satellite and video-based training created to reach their global workforce.

Mr. Williams was also a consultant with the intelligence community, working with top appointed political leaders to analyze shifting political and social conditions and help the intelligence community respond to the impact of the post-Cold War era. Mr. Williams was an Expert Consultant for two years with the United States Department of Education where he served as a consultant to senior managers and political appointees.

Mark’s published books and research include Your Identity Zones which expands on The 10 Lenses approach, outlining a practical, dynamic framework for personal growth as well as cross-cultural group and community understanding. Identity Zones offers the skills, tools, and strategies to address conflict at a deeper level and put more authentic connections within our grasp. Zogby International conducted the underlying research and the book was released in October of 2004.

In 1998, Mr. Williams served on the Design and Facilitation team for the first Congressional Bi-Partisan Retreat held in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He also served as the Chairman of the American Association of Advertising Agency’s blue ribbon advisory panel on diversity, created to help its member organizations navigate through sensitive industry driven diversity issues. Mr. Williams holds a Master’s degree in organizational psychology from The American University in Washington, DC.