Helping Businesses Thrive Through Disruption with Mark Monchek | Live with Bottleneck

On today’s Live with Bottleneck, our guest Mark Monchek talks about how your business can thrive during times of disruption. Given all the disruption occurring around us, it would be great to stay competitive and a cut above the rest.

Mark Monchek is the Founder and Chief Opportunity Officer of Opportunity Lab, a strategy consulting firm focused on helping businesses thrive through disruption. He is the author of the Amazon nonfiction bestseller Culture of Opportunity: How to Grow Your Business in an Age of Disruption.

So if you want to learn what Mark has to share about making businesses thrive despite the disturbance in the market, stay tuned to this episode.

Who is Mark Monchek?

The conversation starts off with Mark mentioning that he looked for prior podcasts Jaime were in, not as a host, but a guest. From here, he discovered that Jaime has had a few disruptions of his own before.

Mark brings this up as it is something that they teach on Opportunity Labs, which is shifting the consciousness from disruption or tragedy, to something that can help you.

“What I learned from your experience is that you took something that looked to be the most tragic situation. Many people would feel like they were a victim in this situation, and you decided, “what is the opportunity here? How can I shift my situation by shifting how I’m looking at that situation?” – Mark Monchek

Pursuing Profit with a Purpose

Mark shares what the pandemic has told us on the current state of capitalism. It has exposed a symptom that shows that there are some things that are not working properly in this current version of capitalism.

So there needs to be a shift in consciousness, so we can find ways to avoid repeating the same mistakes, at the same time continue to push to thrive and profit.

“I am an entrepreneur. I believe in our American System of helping people go from wherever you were to where you are now with that success – but doing it in a way that actually cares about customers, associates and the communities that we do business in. So the shift in consciousness is from “scarcity” to “abundance”, from “I” to “we”, and from “profit” to “profit with a purpose”.” – Mark Monchek

Shifting the Consciousness while Maintaining Core Values

Mark shares a situation where their clients were faced with a sudden situation that disrupted a major expansion plan. But with the help of Mark and Opportunity Labs, as well as the senior management of said company, they managed to avoid the disruption by shifting into a new perspective.

“So the shift in consciousness was really to say, “you know employees can work when they want, how they want, or where they want, as long as they support the values of the company. They deliver the results of the customer, and they do things based on what’s expected of them.” – Mark Monchek

To hear more from Mark Monchek and how you can help you business thrive through disruption, continue listening to this episode.


Mark Monchek is the Founder and Chief Opportunity Officer of Opportunity Lab, a strategy consulting firm focused on helping businesses thrive through disruption. He is the author of the Amazon nonfiction bestseller Culture of Opportunity: How to Grow Your Business in an Age of Disruption.

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 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.

Mark has a passion for empowering conscious leaders to build great companies that make a difference in the world. Through his strategy, he discovers and develops opportunities that merge profitability with sustainable growth, creating organizations that are more conscious, making life better for their customers, employees and communities.

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Jaime Jay

About Jaime Jay

Meet Jaime Jay – a man who wears many hats, and wears them all admirably. He's a master connector, an entrepreneur extraordinaire, and a published author who knows how to get things done.

Before he found his way to the business world, Jaime served his country as a brave paratrooper in the U.S. Army. But that's just the beginning of his many accomplishments.

He's the founder of the renowned Bottleneck Distant Assistant Services firm, and his book "Quit Repeating Yourself" has become a must-read for entrepreneurs everywhere.

When he's not busy building his empire, you can find him on his beloved Harley Davidson, cruising through the countryside and taking in the invigorating effects of Uitwaaien – a Dutch practice that involves facing the wind to boost health and relieve stress.

He enjoys spending his free time outside building stuff with his wife, Nikita the dog and their two kittens (for now at least) Tommy and Tater.

He is ‘over-the-moon’ happily married to his wonderful wife Sara, his amazing daughter, Jessica, who is serving our country as a United States Army soldier. Jaime and Sara are the proud grand parents of two beautiful little girls.


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