Mark Anthony Garrett

  • Foster Care Expert
  • Education Consultant 

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. 

See Below for Full Bio

  • Speaking Topics:

    Attitude, Coaching / Mentoring, Education, Employee Retention, Inspiration, Keynote, Motivation, Motivational Keynote, Overcoming Adversity, Personal Growth, Psychology / Relationships, Teambuilding, Youth

  • Travels From:

    Ohio

  • Price:

    $7,500 - $10,000

    Notes on Fees

  • Videos
  • Full Bio
  • Speech Topics
  • Books
  • Testimonials
  • News

Shift Thinking

Trust Formula

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

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.

No Books Found For this Speaker!

ViaQuest Behavorial Health

Incredibly talented! We will continue to bring him back.

National Foster Parent Association

Captivating! Mark kept our audience on the edge of their seats!

International Business Society

Informative, exciting and entertaining.

Glory Foods

Mark is inspiring, motivational and one of the best speakers we've ever had.

Title One Conference Facilitator, OAASFEP

When I heard Mark Anthony Garrett present his Teachers Are Heroes message, I was totally blown away. I have been a conference planner for many years and Mark is one of the BEST SPEAKERS I’ve ever seen and one of the best at connecting with an audience. I was so impressed that I invited him to be the opening keynote speaker at our State Title One conference. I would highly recommend him to any school district who is looking for someone to inspire and recharge their educators.

Vice President of Professionalism International Society

Your presentation was not only informative, but extremely entertaining and exciting and will not be forgotten.

Motivational Transformational Teaching Course Launched To Impact Educators
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A new online course has been launched called Building Positive Relationships – Every Child Needs A Champion by motivational speaker Mark Anthony Garrett.

Read More »

X

FIND A SPEAKER

TESTIMONIALS

Testimonials
  • "We loved our speakers. Thanks to you and your team for your outstanding service and thank you for your patience!"

    National Association of the Blind
  • "Let me just say again, what a pleasure it is to work with you and ESB. You really make it harder for others to reach the bar."
    ASTD
  • "I wanted to share with you feedback of my experience in working with Executive Speakers Bureau.. Very responsive and detail oriented.  When I wa...
    Amdocs
  • Thank you to both of you for everything surrounding Mr. Will as our special guest. I suspect, soon, I will be in touch regarding our next event. 
    Oxford Financial
  • As always, you deliver excellent service. Thanks!
    Camden National Bank
  • Our bank has held an annual business and economic conference for the past 9 years.  We have worked with Executive Speakers every year and I have ...
    First Midwest Bank
  • "My mind was very much at ease knowing that Jack Uldrich was so well prepped.  I will definitely use your agency again."  
    EAIE
  • "Everyone loved Bob and he was so nice on site. Thank you for all you did. The process was so easy and we will definitely work with you again next yea...
    NBC
  • "Thank you so much for all your help in putting this together on such short notice. I will definitely use your services again in the future."
    Applied Materials
  • Mr. Schelp you are a Rock Star! Thank you!!!  Deal #7 is done and more to come!
  • "The group that I work with to obtain all of my keynote speakers is Executive Speakers Bureau and I can tell you that I don’t like working with ...
    Indiana Youth Institute
  • “Thank you guys it was a pleasure working with you.... You made the whole process easy. Thanks again”
    CableNation
  • You ladies really are the BEST!  After this event I am going to be on the hunt for keynote speakers in May.  I really want to work with you ...
    ICMI
  • The Nebraska Hospital Association along with numerous other state hospital associations have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Executive Speak...
    The Nebraska Hospital Association
  • "As I mentioned before, your engagement model was incredibly easy to work with, and I know we came to you on short notice!  I would highly recomm...
    Capitol One
  • "Your tenacity and persistence in staying in touch with us is a model example of good salesmanship and partnering.  I will be using you as an exa...
    Schneider Electric
  • "We not only went 3 for 3 but I'd say they were all home runs! Thanks for your help on the speakers. It was a key and very positive component of our c...
    Chem-Dry
  • Angela, you & your team have my endorsement for making Memphis events successful. People should use you to plan their next event.
  • "Thanks to you and Jo for all your efforts.  Connie Podesta and Roger Dow were great!"   
    National Apartment Association
  • I want to thank you for all of your assistance you and Jenny were wonderful. If it had not been for you sending me suggestions I would not have found ...
    West Virginia Tourism
  • "OMG Richard! As always you make me look like a rock star. Every single speaker we selected hit it out of the park. Thank you again. Can't even say wh...
    Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Assn.
  • "You made my job so much easier! You are the only bureau I will use."     
    Sigma Systems
  • "I want to thank you for helping with our Principals Day event. Marshall Goldsmith was excellent. Not only is Marshall the consummate professional, be...
    Burns & McDonnell
  • Thanks to Richard and Jo for all the coordination. Another homerun from Executive Speakers Bureau!  
    Wisconsin Hospital Association
  • I’ve used the services of a number of speakers bureaus in the past. However, my current experience working with the Executive Speakers Bureau ha...
    Intel
  • Everything went really well and we really enjoyed having Jack Uldrich as our speaker!  He was entertaining and funny and provided great examples....
    Novo Nordisk
  • "I appreciate your recommendations.  In addition, you are always a pleasure to work with and understand the pains of an over worked meeting plann...
    Milliman
  • "I will be sure that all involved know what a wonderful resource you have been. The universe smiled on me when I discovered Executive Speakers and you...
    Ocala Eye
  • The event was EASY Cake! and it went over very very well.  Thank you so much for the help and organization, it made my life very easy. 
    Boys & Girls Club
  • "I LOVE this list that you sent me! I emailed several different places on Tuesday an...
    CoreLogic
  • "Richard, Your ability to put me in front of just the right group again and again, is nothing short of amazing. You work your tail off, you sweat the ...
    Alan Hobson
  • Thanks to you, Jo and the rest of your team.  You are the BEST.  Knowing you are behind a speaker allows us the luxury of concentrating on o...
    Ohio Hospital Association
  • "My entire team has enjoyed the experience of working with you and ESB more than words can express. Everything was handled in a professional and timel...
    Cregger Company
  • Bridgeworks was awesome!!! Great feedback from all!! Thanks for all of your collaboration and positive we'll use you in the future.  
    Johnson & Johnson
  • We could not have done it without you.  Thank you for the outstanding suggestions.  The speakers were by far the best we have ever had.
    FedEx
  • "WOW, is all I have to say and thank you!  Our event was a huge success and you never steer me wrong, both David Cottrell and Ryan Estis were exc...
    ICMI
  • We truly appreciate the excellent support and attention to detail we have received from Executive Speakers Bureau.  They have provided us with so...
    IBM
Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Call us to discuss how we can help find the right speaker for your organization.

Get Ideas in 2 Hours or Less

Please fill in information below

Executive Speakers Bureau consistently receives praises about our speed and efficiency. From the beginning of your event planning, our extensive online speaker database and resourceful staff allow us to quickly equip you with the best speaker for your event.

Need a last minute speaker? No worries. Our speed and efficiency help us give you ideas for speakers in two hours or less.


Privacy by SafeSubscribeSM