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Marques is an incredible coach, friend and mentor. He really listens to you and creates an individualized plan to take you to the next level. I am grateful for his ability to not only inspire me, but to also empower and pour belief into myself that I CAN and I WILL achieve my goals!
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As the child of a single-parent upbringing, Marques Ogden has great respect for his father who inspired him to persevere and achieve his dreams. By setting goals, he managed to attend Howard University to play Division I football. Drafted into the NFL by 2003, he began his professional football career as an offensive lineman as a player for the Titans, Ravens, Bills, and Jaguars.
By 27-years old, Ogden founded a successful construction business, named Kayden Premier Enterprises. After a few years of rapid growth, the business failed, and Ogden faced some of the toughest challenges of his life. He applied perseverance and patience, which he learned from his father and the NFL. Ogden is now one of the top motivational speakers in the country. He provides inspiration to military, sports, and corporate audiences, including JP Morgan, Siemens, and Home Depot.
As the author of a popular memoir, he pens a poignant story about his life and NFL career. The book, entitled Sleepless Nights, is an autobiography, which details the innerworkings of the NFL and offers a truthful look inside the organization. Readers may find inspiration in the story, which covers Ogden’s best and worst moments, including his stint overcoming gambling and drinking challenges. Making the journey back to a life of purpose, he shares effective strategies with listeners about planning for success.See keynotes with Marques Ogden
In our most popular signature keynote, Marques shares his heart-wrenching story of hitting rock bottom, losing millions and going bankrupt because of his enormous, pompous ego. With a positive, resilient mindset and perseverance, he was able to rise from the ashes and begin rebuilding the life and career of his dreams.
Without struggle, there is no progress. That has been the ultimate life lesson for many of us, including Marques, who learned the hard way after losing everything and starting over at an $8.25/hr wage as a custodian. He now uses his story to help his audience not make the same ego mistake. This signature keynote is all about embracing failures and using them as fuel to soar even further. He provides action steps and strategies to help you succeed through the power of accountability, grit and determination!
Any leader who is focused more on themselves than they are on their employees and the organization’s overall well-being is not a true leader. Marques speaks from experience; when he ran his construction company At 32, he became tyrannical and treated his employees like objects instead of people. This made him live his life with wrath, jealousy, anger, deceit and self-absorption, which caused his ultimate self-destruction.
Now, he has gone full circle, and his mission is to serve others above all. In this signature keynote, Marques shares the power of servant leadership and how leaders from all industries and walks of life can use this leadership style to empower their employees and build a legacy that doesn’t lead to self-destruction but rather self-fulfillment.
In today’s world, diversity, equity and inclusion shouldn’t be negotiable; it should be the standard for all companies and teams. Navigating DEI can feel like a tricky space, but it doesn’t have to be. In this signature keynote, Marques shares valuable insights from his book The Success Cycle on a unique method to create a healthy, flourishing and diverse work environment.
For many, there is a barrier to entry into the workplace. And for others, they have boundaries to prevent entry. The J.O.B. method is about Jumping Over Barriers™ and tackling the limitations set in place that hinder true DEI in the workplace. Marques shares his personal experiences with DEI in the NFL and his career and gives actionable steps on how companies can value DEI in an authentic and meaningful way.
Imagine being in the height of your career in your early-30s and losing everything; your home, your cars, your money and a good portion of your friends and family because you were blinded by greed. That’s exactly what happened to Marques almost ten years ago.
In this signature keynote, Marques shares with his audience the importance of maintaining excellent professional development skills in business to be in the best position to thrive and succeed. He focuses on the value of purpose and fulfillment, emphasizing that greed should never be a motivator toward success. ‘At 32’ is full of emotional stories paired with specific action steps and strategies to help you create and sustain solid skillsets and attain the necessary tools in your toolbox to reach new professional heights.
Marques is an avid poker player who loves the game and the mental challenge that comes from it. With sales and marketing, it is the opposite. Selling should never be looked at as a game but rather an opportunity for you to create value and help better someone’s life through your product or service. To sell authentically, you need to drop the poker face.
In this signature keynote, Marques articulates that being authentic is the ultimate virtue for sales and marketing, even if it means showing your hand. When you sell with authenticity, you have a genuine interest in the other person’s needs, which is the key to sales success.
In an ever-changing work landscape wavering between remote and in-person work, companies must focus on nurturing a thriving, abundant company culture. Employees crave a positive and enjoyable work-life and perform at their optimal level when they feel aligned with the company and its values.
Sadly, company culture in today’s world tells us to Cancel and Trash everything we disagree with, but what if we took the time to recycle it? In this signature keynote with pulled insights from Marques’ book The Success Cycle, he shares how to recycle bad energy into positive, productive energy to shift employee mindset and build a thriving company culture to achieve optimal business success.
I feel a kinship with Marques! I admire his tenacity and his refusal to settle for anything less than he deserves because it takes all you can get in order to help as many as Marques helps! I am following your lead my friend! Keep on doing what you do, because the world needs more of the kind of Motivation, Inspiration and Education that you are offering!
To say that Marques gave an amazing conversation to my team would be an understatement. As we roll into Q4, I was looking for a way to motivate my staff to finish the year strong, especially with the business barriers the holidays present for our industry. Marques was able to tie his personal story of success, failure, and perseverance to my team on a level that resonated with their work and personal lives.
Marques is perhaps one of the most amazing individuals I have come in contact with in a long time. He is disciplined, focused, and always brings his A game to every situation. He is a true winner through and through. I follow him on LinkedIn and Instagram and I am always delighted with his approach to life and in general. He’s a great family man and father. Triple winner in my book any day of the week. It’s my distinct pleasure to recommend him for a variety of things. Marques, I am proud to stand tall with you and your brand! Keep leading well my friend!
I highly recommend Marques Ogden to speak to any organization or group. Through his hard work on and off the field, he will inspire others through his perseverance and generosity to help everyone achieve success. I am certainly glad to have met him and look forward to working with him now and in the future.
I’ve been through thick and thin with Marques Ogden. I am proud to say he was my customer when he owned Kayden Contracting. To our mutual benefit, we stayed in touch all these years. I’ve watched and admire his personal battle for survival, which he won! It was a grueling struggle against incredible odds but he never gave up. As a coach, he uses these experiences to guide his clients to overcome their obstacles and hurdles. For those seeking guidance on how to take their leadership skills to the next level, Marques is that guide.
Marques was a fantastic choice as a speaker for our STEM outreach event. He was extremely poised and articulate, and was clearly very well prepared. He did a great job of showing many of the links between STEM and everyday life. Given his background in sports, the students were immediately interested in what he had to say, seeing a role model they could use as a guide when making decisions for the future. Marques’s presentation was engaging and informative, and several of the students said after that he had made an impression on them and they were now thinking of the links between sports and STEM in new, previously unimagined ways. I really enjoyed seeing the impact he had during this event!
It is a great honor to be working with Marques. We at Pro Med Consulting, Inc. Are so honored to have him speak at our conferences. On a personal level he is one of the most humble and down to earth people we have had the pleasure of working with. His ability to come from a place of yes, his experience in business and the leadership he provides make him a valuable resource.
Marques spoke the Rebel Alliance Workshop, an all star cheerleading owners and coaches conference held specifically to grow individual businesses. He spoke on Successful Traits of a Business, Start to Finish and had overwhelmingly great reviews. He can read an audience, captivate listeners, and is humble enough to share his own mistakes along the way to help others not the do same. He shared how you can rebrand yourself through hard work and creativity. The Owners appreciated his knowledge! I appreciated his professionalism, ease to work with as a speaker, and we will definitely have him back!
Marques was a fantastic choice as a speak”I just wanted to thank you for our call today and for taking the time back in December to respond immediately to my email. It was then that I knew that in partnering with you it would lead to great things. In just a short time period, I am excited to be part of your coaching family as a client and have already learned that your leadership is going to unlock potential that I would not have with this opportunity.
Phenomenal! Just finished an executive coaching session with Marques Ogden. If you are looking to improve your public speaking or even get into public speaking, then you need to get him on your team. He will teach you how to create value for your brand (yourself) and give you the blueprints for success.
Marques is a dynamic and creative leader. He has the ability to bring out the best in anyone. It is been a true honor to work with him and be under his tutelage. If you’re looking for a great coach and a great mentor Marques Ogden, is the one of the best in the game.
Marques, thank you for all your guidance and mentorship as my coach. I’m so excited to be working with you! I’m sure I will have a great public speaking career!
Hey I just want to say thank you so much for the time you invested yesterday at our first session of the leadership and mentoring program. I can tell you that I was very impressed with all of the questions you raised and recommendations you made on moving our ventures for forward. From the investment strategy recommendations to the vision we will be creating I’m very excited and believe we will be doing extraordinary things.
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