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Mark Anthony Garrett - Speaker

Mark Anthony Garrett

    • Foster Care Expert
    • Education Consultant 
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Fee Range

$7,500 - $10,000

Travels From

Ohio

Motivational Speaker Mark Anthony Garrett: Best Child Welfare & Foster Care Speaker

Motivational Speaker Mark Anthony Garrett: Best Child Welfare & Foster Care Speaker

Trust Formula

Trust Formula

Shift Thinking

Shift Thinking

Mark Anthony Garrett grew up in the tough inner city of Dayton, Ohio as a foster child and was 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 and was in and out of juvenile jail.

Although his surroundings were negative, Mark was encouraged by his third grade special education teacher to never give up on life and to always strive for excellence.  he knew he had to take destiny into his 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 and Trustee award.

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 over the world.

For over 20 years Mark Anthony Garrett has motivated audiences through his electrifying speeches, training and transformational seminars.  Mark is a leading expert within the Child Welfare and K-12 educational industry on such topics as Teacher Leadership, Cultural Pedagogy, Staff Retention, Motivational Empowerment, Leadership, Service Excellence, Overcoming Adversity, Youth Empowerment, Building Relationships and Maximizing Human Potential.

He is best known for his premium professionalism, high-energy programs, humor, enthusiasm and the ability to captivate audiences of all types.  He has contributed and published articles for various newspapers and publications around the country and was recently featured as a celebrity expert in Forbes Magazine.

Mark is a leading columnist for Fostering Family Today Magazine and the author of Teachers are Heroes - 7 Success Principles for Transformational Teaching.

S.E.R.V.I.C.E. is Everything!!!

Serving with the Spirit of Excellence

Service is everything! No matter what industry one is in, how we serve, interact and communicate with our customers, as well as each other, is critical to the overall quality and success of our personal and professional lives. Caution!!! This is not your typical customer service presentation. This is a high-energy, interactive emotionally-charged message that addressed universal principles designed to set a new standard for service excellence. Individuals will learn how to work in a fast-paced, technologically-advanced world, and still provide exceptional service and increase their bottom-line. Mark will also share various techniques that establish appropriate, professional, courteous and respectful interactions with both internal and external customers.

 

You Are a Lifesaver

Making a Difference One Life at a Time

This high energy, emotionally charged message was designed to inspire, motivate and rekindle the spirit of the many wonderful individuals that work and serve within the child welfare and K-12 educational industry. Because of their hard work, service and ultimate commitment to making the world a better place, the lives of children and their families are positively impacted. Mark Anthony Garrett’s heart-felt, thought-provoking words deliver a message to participants that they are more than just teachers, counselors, foster parents, case workers and volunteers, they are LIFESAVERS!

 

Teachers Are Heroes

7 Success Principles for Transformational Teaching

This high energy, emotionally charged message was designed to inspire, motivate and rekindle the spirit of the many wonderful individuals that work and serve within the child welfare and K-12 educational industry. Because of their hard work, service and ultimate commitment to making the world a better place, the lives of children and their families are positively impacted. Mark Anthony Garrett’s heart-felt, thought-provoking words deliver a message to participants that they are more than just teachers, counselors, foster parents, case workers and volunteers, they are LIFESAVERS!

 

Will the Real Leader Please Stand Up

Building Powerful Leaders for Today and Tomorrow

Leaders are not born, they are made. This compelling message will set the stage for your audience to empower themselves to strive for greatness. Whether you are a CEO, Vice President, Executive Director, Manager, Supervisor or front-line worker, you are still a leader with the ability to positively influence others. Great leaders understand the importance of developing winners by means of brining out the best in others. Mark will explore key strategies regarding what it takes to become an exemplary leader that others are proud to follow.

 

H.O.T. Heroes of Tomorrow

Building Powerful Leaders for Today and Tomorrow

This session lays a solid foundation for youth to understand the value within themselves and the contribution they can provide to the world. Participants are given powerful ideas, tools and strategies that will help them begin to see that they can create a positive, powerful and productive future for themselves.

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