R1 Leadership Team

Our leadership team is committed to creating sustained health, happiness, and high performance.

Anne Collier, MPP, JD, PCC

Anne Collier, MPP, JD, PCC

MANAGING DIRECTOR, R1 EXECUTIVE COACH AND PERSONAL ADVISOR TO CEO’S, BOARDS OF DIRECTORS AND SENIOR EXECUTIVES.

Anne Collier is driven to help others create fulfilling professional and personal lives both at the individual and organization level. An expert leadership coach, she gives clients a competitive edge by helping them discover their strengths and teaching them how to use those strengths to their greatest advantage. Anne is skilled at bringing data and analytics to developing leadership and culture. Anne tailors coaching and training sessions to meet the needs of her clients, utilizing cutting-edge tools like the Actualized Leader Profile, 360-Degree and other assessments. She custom-designs her workshops to target the unique and specific needs of every client. For the best results, her clients learn to coach their colleagues and transform conflict into collaboration by distinguishing strategy from goals, being curious yet not judgmental, and collaborating to maximize results.

Clients walk away from Anne’s coaching, workshops, and speaking engagements inspired. They gain a powerful set of tools that helps them identify and achieve critical goals, including enhancing communication skills, developing leadership and management skills, and boosting team performance with an enduring sense of purpose. Anne practiced law in Washington, D.C. with Miller & Chevalier, Chtd and King & Spalding, where she represented and advised Fortune 100 corporations on various tax and business matters. Prior to private practice, Anne was an attorney with the Treasury Department.

Bob Gutermuth

Bob Gutermuth

MANAGING DIRECTOR, R1

Bob is co-author with former Landmark Director Perch Ducote, of The Six Fundamentals of Building Championship Teams, the companion book to the two-day workshop that has been taught for the past two years at the Oxford Global Leadership program and to organizations of all shapes and sizes.

Recognized by Business-to-Business Magazine as one of the top fifteen Direct Marketers in the United States, Bob Gutermuth founded Austin’s The Dialog Group in 2005 with a disruptive model that combined top tier consulting together with digital agency execution. Prior to founding Dialog, Bob was a marketing executive at Dell during a 14 year world-record breaking period in which he helped to drive the company from roughly $250 million in revenues to over $50 billion.

Mark de L. Thompson

Mark de L. Thompson

MANAGING DIRECTOR, R1

Mark is what many today would call a Flow Hacker of individual and organizational performance. He has been a strategist at the Boston Consulting Group, an executive at leading corporations including Microsoft as well as CEO of a Carlyle Group portfolio company. As Chief Marketing officer for the Danish national telecom, Mark was one of a team of a dozen expats who turned a $4 billion stake into $10 billion. Heralded as one of the top 15 direct marketers in North America, Mark successfully lead Dell’s small and medium business unit to a doubling of share while reducing marketing cost per unit sold by 50%. As such he has some understanding of what high achieving organizational performance looks like.

Mark, a resilience enthusiast and taji (tai chi) instructor since 1983, has been on the trail of what the Chinese call Wu-wei or “effortless effort” and embodied cognition for 35 years. He is one of a handful of senior students who have trained with internationally recognized Dr. Zhang for more than 20 years in Qi Gong. Mark now seeks to share these keys to health, happiness and sustained high performance with a broader audience.

Mark brings more than 35 years of study with Zheng Manqing senior students in Taiwan and America. Zheng Manqing is widely considered to be the fountainhead of tai chi in the west.