More than a decade of teaching professionals online.

Mark Beese, Founder of Leadership for Lawyers, has been designing and delivering online learning experiences for more than ten years.  He is an adjunct faculty at the University of Denver School of Law and former adjunct with the Center for Creative Leadership.   

Course Director

Mark Beese
Leadership for Lawyers llc

Mark Beese

Mark is President of Leadership for Lawyers, LLC, a consultancy focused on helping lawyers become stronger leaders and business developers. He provides training, coaching, and consultation to organizations in the areas of leadership development, business development and innovation. His clients range from small, single office firms to global Amlaw 100 firms and in-house legal departments.  

He focuses his work on helping organizations adapt to the “new normal” by equipping managers with leadership skills, tools and direction. Often he works with managing partners, executive committee members, C-level executives and practice groups to improve their performance.  He provides training and consultation on issues of change leadership, team development, influence, cross-generation issues, collaboration, innovation and design thinking.

Mark is an adjunct faculty at the University of Denver Sturm School of Law, where he teaches management and business development. He is a former adjunct faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership, where he was involved in the design and delivery of bespoke and open enrollment leadership development programs for professionals, including lawyers, accountants, consultants and executives. 

He is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and an inductee in the Legal Marketing Association Hall of Fame, for lifetime achievement.  

He is the former Chair of the Lawyer Leadership Committee of the American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Division. He is also a professional member of the International Leadership Association, the National Speakers Association, the Legal Marketing Association and the College of Law Practice Management.

Mark has more than 30 years experience as a chief marketing officer for professional services firms. He served as Chief Marketing Officer for Holland & Hart, Director of Marketing for Hodgson Russ, and Director of Marketing for Kideney Architects in Buffalo, NY.

He is certified to administer several assessments, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), DiSC, the Change Style Instrument (CSI), Influence Style Indicator (ISI) and the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI360) among many other assessments and coaching tools.

Mark received his B.S. and M.B.A. (cum laude) from the University of Buffalo. He is a former international board member of the Legal Marketing Association and past president of the Rocky Mountain Legal Marketing Association. He is a past chair of the Marketing Committee of Terralex, an international association of law firms in 93 countries. He served as a faculty member of the Marketing Directors Institute and is a frequent speaker at the Marketing Partner Forum and Legal Marketing Association conferences. He has spoken to dozens of LMA and ALA Chapters throughout the United States. He is a frequent contributor to law practice management publications.

An Eagle Scout, Mark volunteers in the realm of International Scouting, promoting peace, sustainability and collaboration among the world’s 55 million Scouts. He is the former chair of the Leadership Denver Alumni Association, and a past board member of the Denver Metro Chamber Foundation. Denver Business Journal named Mark as one of Denver’s 40 under Forty leaders.


Leadership for Lawyers has provided training and coaching in the areas of leadership, design thinking, and business development to many leading law firms and legal departments.

Ready to get started?

Get in touch, or create an account