America’s Most Requested Motivational Speaker
Mark Anthony Garrett is one of the most compelling motivational and self-development speakers of our time. He has inspired audiences throughout the world with his electrifying high-energy speeches, seminars, trainings and life-coaching sessions. A successful business man and leader, Mark is an international radio talk show host, educational consultant and author of Teachers are Heroes and S.E.R.V.I.C.E. is Everything!!!
Mark has appeared on various radio shows and within numerous publications. He has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox affiliates, along with Forbes magazine. Mark was a featured guest on the Brian Tracy Show and is a leading columnist for Fostering Families Today magazine.
His book and keynote address, Teachers Are Heroes, has placed Mark at the top of the list as a leading expert within the K-12 educational industry. He has spoken for numerous school systems on topics such as Teacher Leadership, School Climate, Student Achievement, Service Excellence and Maximizing Human Potential.
His Early Life
Educational speaker Mark Anthony Garrett grew up in the tough inner city of Dayton, Ohio as a foster child and was then later adopted. Throughout his childhood he faced many hardships such as poverty, neglect, homelessness, abandonment and abuse, both physical and sexual. At 14, he lost his adopted mother to cancer, dropped out of school, joined a gang, became addicted to drugs and was in and out of juvenile jail.
Although his surroundings were negative, Mark was encouraged by a Teacher to NEVER GIVE UP on life and to always Strive for Excellence! He knew he had to take destiny into his on hands. After receiving guidance from influential mentors, Mark enrolled in college and majored in wildlife biology and went on to become a two-time U.S. Achievement Academy Award Winner, recipient of the National Collegiate Minority Leadership award and received the highest honors given by his college, which were the President’s and Trustee’s awards. Mark also returned to college and earned a degree in entrepreneurship.
With all of the adversity he faced in life, this experience inspired him to dedicate his life to helping troubled youth and adults overcome the negative challenges within their own lives and discover that they have greatness within them. Mark is extremely passionate about helping raise the mental consciousness of people all across the nation and abroad.