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Marques Ogden | Former NFL Pro, Author, Master Storyteller + Inspirational Virtual Keynote Speaker

Growing up in a single parent home with a father that inspired perseverance and fairness, Marques Ogden learned how to define his values and set goals. Ogden attended Howard University from 1998-2002 where he played Division I football. He then followed his dream and his brother Jonathan's footsteps, eventually getting drafted into the NFL in 2003. Overall, he played for 5 years as an offensive lineman with the Titans, Bills, Ravens and Jaguars. Even during the off season, Ogden helped train football players in Europe, both physically and mentally. KEYNOTES: THE SUCCESS CYCLE • Ambition: Creating A Plan For Your Success For You And The Brand You Work For • Drive: What Is Your Why Behind What You Do To Help The Brand Be Successful • Hard Work: Be Willing To Outwork Your Competition, So Your Brand Can Be The Best • This keynote will inspire your audience, to achieve greatness by understanding how these 3 characteristics when working together in unison can create maximum results in any environment THE POWER OF PERSEVERANCE AND RESILIENCY • The definition of Resiliency • Marques' Life Lessons Learned In and After The NFL • Marques' Transition into an annual 8 figure business owner he started from scratch • Marques' Transition After Going Bankrupt • Marques' Life Changing Moment • 3 Things Must Possess to Successfully Persevere in any situation • Key Trait on How To Earn Your Spot In Life PERFORMANCE DRIVEN LEADERSHIP LESSONS FOR SUCCESS • Ogden’s Personal Leadership Development Process • New England Patriot’s Head Football Coach Bill Belichick’s Thoughts of A Good Leader and Keys to Success • Jack Del Rios – “how to be your own CEO” • 6 Core Competencies of a Real Leader • Character Ethics vs Personality Ethics • How to build trust as a leader • Creating a psychologically safe environment for your employees DIVERSITY & INCLUSION (KEYNOTE & WORKSHOP) • Marques' Meaning of Diversity • Marques' Meaning of Inclusion • The Key to Maintaining an Inclusive Environment • Motivation Vs. Inspiration • How Great Leadership Sets a Culture of Excellence AUTHOR Marques’s best-selling book, “Sleepless Nights — The NFL: A Business and Family” chronicles significant lessons he learned growing up in Washington, as an NFL athlete and a business owner. This autobiography follows him from his birth to his NFL career, rise and fall in corporate America and beyond. Marques Ogden's story is a candid look into the life of an NFL athlete that turns into a successful business man then loses it all and has to overcome his demons of drinking and gambling to get his life back on track. This is a short and easy read that is good for all ages, races, genders, and economic status of people. He unveils his Five Essential Business Keys for a successful business and other wise advice. • Know Your Business • Vet Your Partner • Run Background Checks on Your Employees • Always Be Properly Funded • Know When To Walk Away This is a short and easy read that is good for all ages, races, genders, and economic status of people.

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5 Reviews
Stonewall Napier III
Marques is a dynamic and creative leader.

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.

January 2019

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Rob Richardson
Marques was a fantastic choice as a speaker.

Marques was a fantastic choice as a speaker. 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.

January 2019

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Shannon Flaherty Apex Chamber of Commerce
I would highly recommend Mr. Ogden as a speaker.

Mr. Ogden is extremely down to earth and easy to listen to. I would highly recommend Mr. Ogden as a speaker. His willingness to answer questions and speak to the attendees after the even showed that he has a true passion and drive to help people in business and life. He truly wants to share his story so others can learn from him without making the same mistakes.

January 2019

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