Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is an international best-selling author and noted expert on leadership, team building, customer service and change.
Mark Sanborn graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University. 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 is the winner of 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 is the author of eight books, including the bestseller "The Fred Factor: How Passion In Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary" which has sold more than 1.6 million copies internationally. His other books include "You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere Can Make a Positive Difference," "Teambuilt: Making Teamwork Work," "The Encore Effect: How to Achieve Remarkable Performance in Anything You Do," "Up, Down or Sideways: How to Succeed When Times are Good, Bad or In Between," and "Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results."
He has created and appeared in more than 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 best-selling educational video series in the U.S.
Mark’s list of over 2400 clients includes Costco, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett Packard, Cisco, KPMG, Morton’s of Chicago, New York Life, RE/MAX, ServiceMaster, ESPN, GM, IBM, Avnet, Sandvik and John Deere.
“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. Mark Sanborn entered professional speaking full-time in 1986.
- Up, Down or Sideways: How to Succeed When Times Are Good, Bad, or In Between
- The Fred Factor: How to Make the Ordinary Extraordinary
- You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make a Positive Difference
- How the Best Get Better: How to Give a Remarkable Performance in Anything You Do
Leadership, Customer Service, Team Building, Change, Motivation, Success
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"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
"Mark's tailoring made his entire talk a real 'home run' for our event." - FedEx
"Mark did an EXCELLENT job for us tonight. He was so on point to what Ball is speaking to at this conference, he held their attention and everyone wanted more. He was great to work with, as was his office". - Ball Corporation
"I’ve been fielding one rave review after another on your talk.... Not only did you customize your presentation to meet ASAP's need, you exceeded our expectations. That's something that no speaker I've hired for this has ever done, until now." - ASAP Software Express, Inc.
"The superlative feedback continues to flow on your presentation. Phone mail, CC:Mail and regular mail -- it's all with high praise. What is particularly being cited in the feedback is your demonstrated knowledge about The Hartford." - The Hartford
"Needless to say, Mark, you scored a home run with the way you integrated the facts about Doubletree into your message. Everyone in the audience was spellbound by the amount of information you had about our company." - Doubletree Hotels
"Wow! What a wonderful, powerful message. Everyone is still talking about it and various managers throughout our company are calling us to see if we have more books, because they want to introduce The Fred Factor to others in their departments who were not lucky enough to experience your speech live." - Toyota Financial Services