Our Founder

Mark Monchek
Founder and Chief Opportunity Officer

Mark Monchek is the Founder and Chief Opportunity Officer of Opportunity Lab, a strategy consulting firm focused on conscious growth.

Mark has worked with leaders from Google, Apple, JPMorgan Chase, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Adorama, TerraCycle, Feltsberg, The New York Times, Wharton School of Business, New York University, Columbia University, NBC, Time Warner, and the United Nations. He’s the author of the Amazon nonfiction bestseller Culture of Opportunity: How to Grow Your Business in an Age of Disruption.

He’s been featured in Real Leaders, The Better Business Book, the Organization Development Review Journal, Lifetime Network, WPLJ, WCBS, Newsday, Working Women Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Culture of Opportunity: How to Grow Your Business in an Age of Disruption
By Mark Monchek

Filled with case studies and insights from Mark Monchek’s 30+ years of consulting experience, Culture of Opportunity: How to Grow Your Business in an Age of Disruption offers a how-to guide for creating a Culture of Opportunity in your company. From assembling your Opportunity Team to defining your SuccessDNA, his step-by-step process helps conscious leaders foster resilient, dynamic teams and businesses that can thrive in any economy—shifting from a mindset of problems to opportunities, from “I” to “we,” and from competition to collaboration. This simple and practical toolkit has helped hundreds build great companies that generate a measurable impact on people, profits, and our planet.

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  • "Amazon Best-selling Author"
  • Helped a consumer electronics retailer grow from $300 million to $750 million in revenue while diversifying their employee base by attracting and retaining women in leadership positions, people of color, and developing new and innovative business models.
  • Took a private equity real estate fund from $200 million funds under management to $2 billion with diversity of leadership and a conscious business growth strategy.
  • Helped an electrical supply company grow from $30 million to $80 million in revenue, and from 7 different entities into one integrated company with a conscious leadership approach.
  • CoO book taught in Distinguished Careers Institute at Stanford University.
  • CoO book taught in the Venture Lab, a keystone program of the Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative at The New School.
  • The CoO book has been taught at New York University, Stanford University, University of Maryland, New School University, and Yeshiva University.
  • Mark Monchek has been featured in Real Leaders, The Better Business Book, Organization Development Review, Lifetime Network, WPLJ, WCBS, Newsday, Working Women Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Articles and Podcasts

  • Podcast
    Mark Monchek, Chief Opportunity Officer

    Adorama Podcast | 06/08/2020

    Mark Monchek joins us to speak about virtual communications, how to optimize our moments with our coworkers, and how we should see times of disruption as opportunities for sustainable growth.

  • Podcast
    How to Make Your Difference By Being A Disruptor

    Conscious Millionaire Podcast | 09/06/2019

    Mark tells entrepreneurs how they can create wealth and freedom by making a positive difference.

  • Podcast
    How to Scale with a Culture of Opportunity

    Culture Eats Strategy | 12/11/2018

    Mark discusses how developing a culture of opportunity can help make businesses become profitable.

  • Podcast
    A Culture of Collaboration and Empowerment

    Smashing the Plateau | 06/13/2018

    Mark discusses how collaboration and empowerment can evolve from opportunity, team building and adversity with host David Shriner-Cahn and guest Theresa Fette.

  • Podcast
    Culture of Opportunity With Mark Moncheck

    Growth to Freedom | 05/18/2018

    Mark discusses the CoO process and how to grow businesses in an age of disruption with host Dan Kuschell.

  • Podcast
    How to Build a Culture of Collaboration and Empowerment

    Smashing the Plateau | 04/11/2018

    Mark discusses the challenges of creating a culture of collaboration and empowerment in a remote work environment with host David Shriner-Cahn and guest Nathan Hirsch.

  • Article
    What We Can Learn From Immigrants

    Real Leaders | 10/17/2017

    Mark distills three conditions common among immigrants who have achieved great success.

  • Article
    Seeing Opportunity While Staying Sane in the Age of Disruption

    Real Leaders | 10/16/2017

    Mark discusses how businesses must understand that these disruptions are opportunities in disguise.

  • Podcast
    The Culture of Opportunity

    The Conscious Consultant Hour | 10/10/2017

    Mark discusses the Culture of Opportunity book and how it came to be.

  • Podcast
    How To Make It In The Age Of Disruption

    Smashing the Plateau | 05/15/2017

    Mark breaks down the three steps to operating in the age of disruption, explores working against counterintuitive assumptions, and talks about creating a safe space for your team to speak up and challenge the status quo.