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A Fun, Highly Interactive Leadership Keynote to Create Clarity, Unity, and Alignment

In union there is strength.

–Aesop’s Fables


Welcome to The Hippo Show.  Is this you?


You are a new leader, you are merging organizations, or you are embarking on a strategic or cultural change.


You want employees who are engaged, have clear direction, and understand why their work matters.


You want your leaders to be able to cut through the noise in order to make better, faster decisions.


You want everyone moving in the same direction instead of wasting time and energy on politics, confusion, and destructive conflict.


You know your success is contingent on developing clarity, unity, and alignment, instead of talking about the wrong issues and revisiting the same topics over and over again because of a lack of buy-in.


You have an upcoming leadership meeting, retreat, or conference and you want to drive clarity, unity, and alignment.

The Hippo Show is a different kind of leadership keynote born out of our organizational alignment consulting practice to create clarity, unity, and alignment during your event.  Read on to learn more, watch videos of the experience, and when you are ready, contact us to discuss how this type of experience could accelerate your efforts.

— Mark Kenny, Keynote Speaker, Consultant, The Hippo Show Facilitator

“The unique interactive format kept everyone engaged throughout the entire experience and opened up the opportunity for a new dialogue at the hospital around how we need to connect and lead differently.”

— Scott Buchanan, Williamson Medical Center

What exactly is The Hippo Show?

We’re glad you asked (but a little sad you didn’t already know).  The Hippo Show is a 75 to 180 minute experience that integrates the following elements so your audience learns, understands, and has the tools to create organizational alignment:

Traditional Keynote Speaker

Mark provides the practical framework for the experience by delivering a process and content around organizational alignment and health.

Live “Case Study” Theater

Professional actors bring the model and content to life.  These “team members” live out in front of the audience the challenges and opportunities inherent in developing organizational alignment in “real life.”  The case study model follows a fictitious company or is customized to reflect your own business, initiatives, and culture.

Live Audience Interaction

Audience members interact with the “team members” and each other in Q&A and debrief segments to learn the model, understand the real-life challenges, and apply the content directly by coaching the characters on stage.

Meet Mark

Mark Kenny is the founder and Chief Hippo of Hippo Solutions and facilitates The Hippo Show experience for audiences.  After years of corporate and consulting work, and working directly with hundreds of leaders and organizations, Mark co-founded The Hippo Show to help leaders create organizational alignment.


Worked with hundreds of leaders over the past 15+ years.


Personal experience in over a dozen industries including manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, and government.


Founded two successful businesses: a software business and a consulting business.


Loves family, God, coaching youth sports, basketball, the Green Bay Packers, and everything aviation.

“This unique approach provided an unparalleled experience to break down the barriers in our organization.”

Healthtrust Purchasing Group

“I was amazed and highly impressed with the depth and personal application! Loved it.”

State of Tennessee

“Our Hippo experience exceeded our expectations. It challenged us…and we learned something about ourselves.”


Popular Topics

Our popular topics, to create clarity, unity, and alignment:

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

Based on Patrick Lencioni’s best-selling leadership books, learn and implement the behaviors necessary to cultivate a cohesive team – the first step in creating organizational alignment and health.

How to Implement a Disciplined Approach to Organizational Alignment and Health

Most of us apply a disciplined rigor to the technical aspects of our jobs.  Learn how to apply a similar disciplined rigor to the development of organizational alignment and health. 

The Hippo Solution

The complete organizational alignment model: teach all of your leaders and managers in order to create alignment throughout your organization.

See It In Action

Click on the following images and videos to see The Hippo Show in action.

"Mark offered an insightful perspective...and I feel it will greatly help me in my dealings, moving forward...directing the actors was fantastic!"

Learn how to break down barriers and build a culture of collaboration.

Download the Performance Whitepaper


Thank you for your interest.  Let's have a conversation about creating an unforgettable experience that supports the goals of your leadership retreat or conference.   

Mark Kenny, Chief Hippo, Producer & Facilitator

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