Leadership Speaker Mark Sanborn is president of an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is an international bestselling author and noted authority on leadership, team building, customer service and change.

Mark Sanborn graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University. He served as the National President of the FFA, a youth organization of 500,000 members. In addition to his work as a business educator and author, Mark continues to be an active leadership practitioner. Most recently he served as the president of the National Speakers Association.

Mark holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame. He was recently honored with the Cavett Award, the highest honor the NSA bestows on its members, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the speaking profession. Mark is also a member of the exclusive Speakers Roundtable, made up of 20 of the top speakers in America.

Mark Sanborn is the author of seven books, including TeamBuilt: Making Teamwork Work, Sanborn on Success, and Upgrade: Proven Strategies for Dramatically Increasing Personal and Professional Success. Mark's book The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Make the Ordinary Extraordinary is an international bestseller. His most recent release, You Don't Need a Title to be a Leader, is making an impact on leadership development at every level.

He has created and appeared in 20 videos and numerous audio training programs. His video series Team Building: How to Motivate and Manage People made it to the #2 spot for bestselling educational video series in the U.S.

Mark's list of over 1,500 clients includes Capital One, Costco, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett Packard, Key Bank, KPMG, Morton's of Chicago, Motorola, New York Life, RE/MAX, ServiceMaster, Time Warner, Upsher-Smith, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, USPS, Wachovia and Washington Mutual.

"We each know how good we have become", Mark says, "but none of us knows how good we can be. One of the most exciting opportunities we get each day is to pursue our potential".  Mark Sanborn challenges his audiences with this message and provides insights for extraordinary living.

Mark Sanborn gave his first speech at the age of 10 in a 4-H safety speaking contest. He did so poorly and lost so badly that he decided to try again. After that he was hooked. Public speaking became his passion and eventually his vocation.

A graduate of The Ohio State University, Mark worked his way through college as an After Dinner Speaker. After graduation, he was an Account Executive, Regional Manager and Associate Publisher in the magazine publishing industry.

Once asked what he would like as an epitaph, Mark explained, "Malcolm Forbes asked that his gravestone read, 'While alive, he lived". I aim beyond that. As a result of my life, work and relationships, I would hope my headstone someday reads, "While alive, he lived. While he lived, he loved. Because he loved, he served. And when he served, he led".

We invite you to learn more about Mark Sanborn and how his keynote presentations, books and learning resources on leadership, customer service, and remarkable performance can make an extraordinary difference in your work and life.

Most Requested Presentation Themes:

High-Impact Leadership, Extraordinary Customer Service, Stellar Sales, and Enhancing Teamwork


The Fred Factor:
How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary

You Don't Need a Title to be a Leader:
How Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make a Positive Difference

The Encore Effect:
How to Give a Remarkable Performance in Anything You Do

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Based on your objectives, Mark can tailor an existing program around your meeting theme.


 

Testimonials

Overwhelmed that you hit every single key message about McDonald's that I gave you. You definitely exceeded our expectations.
- McDonald's Corporation

Our audience loved you.
- Witter Publishing Corp.

Your keynote was right on point.
- Blue Shield of California

Appropriate and powerful message you delivered to our sales force.
- Toyota Financial Services

Mark's tailoring made his entire talk a real "home run" for our event.
- FedEx

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