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This CEO Coach Was Crazy Enough to Ride an Elephant into His Annual Meeting

He Followed It Up with a Trip to Laos to Ride Another Elephant–And Check It Off His Bucket List

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 18, 2017 — CEO Coaching International’s founder and CEO Mark Moses, once wanted his company to “Make BIG Happen,” so he rode into the annual meeting atop an 8,000-pound African elephant. The elephant became an instant mascot and “thinking big” became a permanent part of the corporate culture.  His firm then went from the brink of bankruptcy to achieving their “HOT” or Huge Outrageous Target of doing over a billion dollars in business.

Moses, a successful CEO coach, has spent the last decade teaching his best practices methodology to his clients who are in turn achieving their HOTs.  Some of these include Grasshopper, which sold to Citrix for $172 million. A Wireless sold to a Private Equity firm for a nine-figure number. Carson Wealth recently sold a 29% stake at a value of $135 million, and several others clients have raised meaningful growth capital.  His recent, best-selling book Make BIG Happen teaches CEOs how to ask better questions, to get better results. The questions outlined in the book are the foundation of every fast-growing profitable business and answering them in the right way can lead to exceptional results.

Every year Moses is inspired to try new challenges, see new things, and aim for new achievements.  He then adds these goals to a continuously growing dream list and shares them,  to be held accountable.

Moses and his wife recently rode elephants in Laos as part of a dream cycling trip to Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

“I have always believed that life is to be lived,” commented Moses.

About Mark Moses

Mark Moses is the Founding Partner of CEO Coaching International and the Amazon Bestselling author of Make BIG Happen. Mark has won Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award and the Blue Chip Enterprise award for overcoming adversity. His last company ranked #1 Fastest-Growing Company in Los Angeles as well as #10 on the Inc. 500 of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. He has completed 12 full distance Ironman Triathlons including the Hawaii Ironman World Championship 5 times.

Mark Moses

About CEO Coaching International

CEO Coaching International works with CEOs and their leadership teams to achieve extraordinary results quarter after quarter, year after year. Known globally for its success in coaching growth-focused entrepreneurs to meaningful exits, CEO Coaching International has coached more than 1,000 CEOs and entrepreneurs in more than 60 countries and 45 industries. The coaches at CEO Coaching International are former CEOs, presidents, or executives who have made BIG happen. The firm’s coaches have led double-digit sales and profit growth in businesses ranging in size from startups to over $10 billion, and many are founders that have led their companies through successful eight, nine, and ten-figure exits. Companies working with CEO Coaching International for two years or more have experienced an average EBITDA CAGR of 67.8% during their time as a client, nearly four times the U.S. average and a revenue CAGR of 25.5%, more than twice the U.S. average.

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