Testimonials

When Mark Livingston worked with clients during his 35-year career as a Certified Management Consultant™, he showed entrepreneurial leaders and teams how to grow more loyal promoters. Loyal Promoters are customers (or members, guests, clients, etc.) of an organization who come back for more, spend more money, and tell others about their positive experiences.

Loyal Promoters represent the most valuable segment of an organization’s customer base. Obtaining their raves, high-fives, or testimonials is one indication an enterprise is on the path to growing a profitable and strong Family of Loyal Promoters.

Here are testimonials from Coach Mark’s growing Family of Loyal Promoters:

“A Natural Mentor”

“Mark is a friendly, intelligent, keenly observant individual. He is an exceptionally fast learner, which, combined with his athleticism, has created a very fine student and player of pickleball. His dedication and work ethic, shared love for the sport, and powers of analysis make him a natural mentor.”

  • B.M. (Oceanside, California)

“A Fierce Competitor”

“Coach Mark is a fantastic partner, very calm, focused, and a fierce competitor besides an awesome player. We won three gold and one silver medal together in four events. I felt very lucky to have him here as a mixed doubles partner this winter season.”

  • J.M. (Surprise, Arizona)

“A Great Teacher”

“For anyone wanting to improve their pickleball technique, I recommend Coach Mark Livingston. He will work with you at whatever level you’re at and come up with a series of lessons and drills to help you improve your skills and confidence. He’s not just a good pickleball player, he’s a great teacher too.”

  • M.R. (Bellingham, Washington)

“Coach Mark ‘Rocks'”

“Coach Mark has helped me immensely. Not only is he a great player, he is an awesome teacher. Techniques, strategies, competitive spirit and a winner’s attitude are all qualities Coach Mark has to pass on to his students.” 

  • L.P. (Surprise, Arizona)

“Listens to Your Needs”

“Whether your aim is to improve individual playing skills, or to enhance organizational development, Mark will listen carefully to your needs and collaboratively develop a plan to help you reach your goals.

  • M.K. (Bellingham, Washington)

Quickly Assesses Needs”

“Mark is a great student of pickleball.  He quickly and wisely assesses needs and opportunities to develop a realistic implementation plan for your own personal growth or that of your organization.  He has been generous with his personal time and energy to help others.” 

  • B.G. (Bellingham, Washington)

“Thanks for Your Guidance”

“I played this morning with some of the folks from last summer and I noticed such a difference in play. Those third shot drops and dink shots ARE better … you were right! Thanks for your patience and guidance. I’ll keep working on them.”

  • K.H. (Bellingham, Washington)

“Attentive, Professional, and Patient”

“The bottom line – I learned a lot from Coach Mark. He was attentive, professional, and patient. I highly recommend Coach Mark to improve your pickleball game.”

  • S.D. (Bellingham, Washington)

“Mark is a Fabulous Coach”

“Mark is a fabulous pickleball coach with a keen eye for recognizing shortcomings and instruction that leads to improvement of a player’s skills. He approaches each lesson thoughtful and methodically, developing in his students a deeper understanding of the game and how to win with patience, strategy, and technique.”

  • L.K. (Richmond, British Columbia)

“I Have a Level of Confidence”

“Coach Mark took me from “rusty “ (I had taken off five months due to the virus) to a level of confidence with my game.  I have a vision of what is and isn’t working, and how to correct myself.”

  • H.Z. (Bellingham, Washington)

“Lessons Were Efficient and Fun”

“I met Coach Mark when I was a novice pickleball player. I wanted to make quick progress, so I hired him for bi-weekly lessons. Based on his coaching program, Mark created a plan specifically for me. He is highly organized and includes drills, games, and competitions. He enthusiastically shares his game and sent videos and handouts for me to study. My lessons were efficient and fun and I benefited from a lot of one-on-one coaching. I have had other lessons but made the most progress with Mark. He was great. I highly recommend Coach Mark.

  • D.A. (San Francisco, California)

“Thank You Coach Mark”

“OMG. I played so well today, including serves and dinks and drops and lobs and volleys!!!  Something is finally starting to stick.  Won every game except one!  Anyway, brain was super wired today – felt so good! Thank you Coach Mark!

  • R.D. (Blaine, Washington)

“Personal, Specific, and Helpful”

“My instruction from Coach Mark was personal, specific, and helpful.  He quickly evaluated my areas of weakness and taught me how to correct my bad habits and form new ones.  His drills were fun and reinforced the newly learned skills being taught.  I highly recommend the Coach Mark Lessons.”

  • J.S. (Birch Bay, Washington)

“A Very Helpful Clinic”

“I just wanted to thank you again for a very helpful clinic I attended today. You’re whole delivery was great and easy to follow. What I appreciated most from you was the rhythm in which you presented each drill. I am an ex ballet dancer and the way you moved and hit the ball was truly like a skillful dance! I felt by watching you I was able to get into a groove much better.”

  • L.S. (Lincoln, California)

“Thank You So Much”

“Thank you so much for all the great tips and drills. I hope we can see you next year.”

  • G.B. (Surprise, Arizona)

“So Patient and Consistent”

Mark was so patient and consistent with us, slowly convincing us to look at and approach things differently and more efficiently. We have become less dink and drop shot resistant by the end of our too short time together. Thanks for your support.”

  • C. L. T. (Goodyear, Arizona)

“We Are Getting Better”

“Thanks for all the great coaching. Really enjoyed the time spent on improving our game. We are definitely getting better as a result of your coaching and tips.”

  • T.R. and J.R. (Goodyear, Arizona)