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Clients Rave About Top Motivational Speaker Mark Sanborn’s Leadership Keynotes

Mark Sanborn is a top-notch leadership speaker and has made thousands of presentations to satisfied customers. Here’s what a few have to say…


“It was truly a pleasure working with you and meeting you. I have only heard GREAT things about your presentation from our BOAs. I sincerely appreciated how you personalized your presentation to our audience. You connected with them in a way that not many others have been able to do. They are very excited to get back home and share all of the wonderful things they took away.”

Edward Jones

“I want to thank you again for your presentation during our Powertrain expo last week. Your message was spot on and even tailored to our industry-related issues. I knew that you and your message would be well received with our group, and it truly was. Great feedback keeps coming in with the main theme of being, ‘we need to hear more from Mark Sanborn’.”

Managing Editor, GEARS Magazine

“Wow, what an incredible day! Thank you for sharing your time and expertise with us! Your lessons and stories were so well received –people are still talking about it today. What you and your team did for us was an awesome gift and you made it so easy! Thank you for helping make our event a success!”

Waukesha County Technical College

“First, and most importantly, I want you to know how much we truly appreciated you coming to our event and sharing your knowledge and talents with us. The team thought it was a perfect fit for our meeting. I’ve collected feedback post event, and when the question was asked what you enjoyed most, many responded with Mark Sanborn. Comments included: “He connected with me” “I can use his message to be better in my job and my life” “He was entertaining and motivational” “Mark made me think about how I’m doing things” “It seemed like 10 minutes, I was so engaged. Personally, it was great to see you speak again, I’d like to develop the type of talent you have! I hope we get the opportunity to work together again.”

VP Sales & Marketing, Roofing Supply Group, LLC

“Thank you for the time you invested into the presentation which you delivered for us. All of our participants both enjoyed the content and delivery of the message. I know each of them left yesterday with notes and action items they will look to introduce and employ with their respective teams of contributors. It was great to see how you were able to customize your presentation based solely on one call as well as a limited survey of questions. You hit the nail right on the head for us.”

SVP Corporate Services

“Mark did a tremendous job connecting with our audience of county elected and appointed officials. The advanced work that he did to understand our organization was uniquely woven into his presentation and interspersed with humor and purpose in a way that make his leadership message timely, engaging and relevant. I would highly recommend Mark to other organizations and look forward to having him address other groups with which I am involved.”

Executive Director 
ACCG Georgia’s County Association

“Thanks for an outstanding keynote! I had several comments yesterday (again) that your presentation was the best one since we started the summit which was 8 years ago. So, well done. You’ve raised the bar.”

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

“It was phenomenal!!! The General and the personnel assigned to the 45th Space Wing are so grateful. It was a unique opportunity and experience that had a tremendous impact on those of us who attended the event. People are requesting more information about your books and our classes we teach on your training kits. You were so dynamic, humorous and inspirational (it was amazing how much mentorship you were able to provide in a short amount of time).”

45th Space Wing

“Mark was thought provoking, genuine and entertaining. His ability to connect to and inspire our organization was unique. He engaged our audience with his warmth and energy, but held our attention with his honest and practical insights delivered with a refreshing authenticity.”


“I am very thankful to you for a number of reasons, for being so thorough (and a pleasure to work with) prior to the event, and even more for delivering such an outstanding keynote. I gained some great insights to keep in mind as well. Overall, your professionalism, flexibility, good humor and topic were perhaps the most fitting keynote to close out my last LIM, and I am very grateful that things turned out as they did.”

Project Management Institute

“You are an energizing and inspiring speaker; you added a great deal of value to our meeting. I’m glad to have had the chance to meet you in person. Thanks again for sharing your talents and knowledge with us.”

Ariba – Sr. Training & Development Consultant

“Everything went GREAT with Mark. Personally, I feel that he is, by far, the best speaker that we have had. He held our audience’s attention and we had more employees stay for his presentation than ever before.”

Michigan Sugar

“Mark Sanborn was absolutely fantastic. His talk was one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of listening too. The response I have been getting back from the team has been extremely positive. Thank you again for all your help. This was one of the best investments we made into our national meeting this year.”

Sears – VP/GM Pharmacy Operations

“I know you’ve a standard of key points which you deliver in these speaking engagements, but your care to find out more about Cochlear over the last several weeks and the personal insights and stories shared throughout made the deliver an authentic experience.”

Cochlear Americas

“Really glad that you were able to come and talk for us again. Your presentation was the highlight of the meeting. People are still talking about it. Hopefully we can have you back in the future.”


“Mark delivered tremendous value to our Technology Marketing Toolkit Boot Camp audience of over 500 IT business owners. His message was tailored to our customers, educational, actionable and extremely well-received as evidenced by the standing ovation.”

Technology Marketing Toolkit, Inc.

“I will be and have been talking about the positive experience we had, it was such an EXCELLENT presentation! The preparation that you put in to research our company and understand its main points really resonated with the attendees. Everything you said was spot on and has value to our organization. I think the most telling aspect of our experience happened after the presentation and the book signing, when you met with some of our people and talked about the people you knew in Denver and the offer to help them by introducing them to some of the people you knew. You are a real gentleman and I am truly impressed by your character. You have been officially adopted as a charter member of the Softmart family.”


“He knocked it out of the park! Mark was amazing in how he tailored his message of going above and beyond with our audience and industry. Top speaker to date!”

Regal Cinemas

“Mark Sanborn’s presentation was simply spectacular! His ability to learn about our team and use the insights with the crowd allowed him to motivate as an insider, which is quite remarkable. It’s no surprise that his keynote address received the highest praise of all activities during our 3-day conference. A well-deserved honor.”


“Although he prefers to be known as a leadership development speaker rather than a motivational speaker, keynote speaker Mark Sanborn was nonetheless a source of significant motivation for more than 1,300 delegates.”

World Airshow News

“Your presentation to our top sales and marketing people and our business and marketing vice presidents, as well as our CEO, would be rated a 10 on a 1-10 scale.”

AMP Incorporated

“Mark was funny and motivational. His remarks on leadership, teamwork, and self-mastery were right on the mark. Mark’s tailoring made his entire talk a real ‘home run’ for our event.”


“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

“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. Kindly make sure to include the Doubletree Hotels Corporation to your list of many, many satisfied clients.”

Doubletree Hotels

“I was extremely pleased with your performance and overwhelmed that you hit every single key message about McDonald’s that I gave you. You definitely exceeded our expectations.”

McDonald’s Corporation

“Your keynote address was right on point, your sense of humor was entertaining, and your messages on extraordinary customer service and leadership were inspirational. You did a superb job of customizing your communication to fit with our overall theme and with our executive speakers’ key points. Outstanding!”

Blue Shield of California

“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

“For years, Mark Sanborn has been one of the most highly esteemed speakers at the Southeastern Leadership Forum. We’ve invited him back for five years in a row because of his amazing ability to connect complex leadership principles to everyday actions for all people at all levels and ages. Our attendees have always enjoyed Mark’s presentations as he challenges, encourages and empowers leaders to maximize their potential in their businesses and organizations. Mark is a leadership developer who not only knows the talk, but also knows how to make it walk.”

Brian C. Carroll, MBA, PhD
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A Few of Mark's Clients
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  • 45th Space Wing
  • ACCG
  • Adobe
  • Alpine
  • American Family Insurance
  • Area Energy
  • ASAP Software
  • AT&T
  • Avent
  • BankOne
  • Bell South
  • Big O Tires
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Bosch Automotive
  • Buick
  • Burger King
  • Burroughs
  • Carlyle Group
  • Cherwell Software
  • Christian Booksellers Assn.
  • Coldwell Bankers
  • Costco
  • Crown Castle
  • CUSO Financial
  • DemandGen
  • Doubletree Hotels
  • EDS
  • Edward Jones
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  • EMI Music Distribution
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Federal Express
  • Gears Magazine
  • Genentech
  • Golden Corral
  • GTE
  • Heller Financial
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Hudson’s
  • IBM
  • IREM (Institue of real estate management)
  • ITT Hartford
  • Jack Henry and Associates
  • Kennametal
  • Kiwi
  • Kodak
  • Kuwait Institute of Banking
  • Lenovo
  • LexisNexis
  • Marriott
  • Martin-Senour
  • Maytag/Whirlpool
  • McDonald’s
  • Multifoods
  • National Apartment Assn.
  • National Association of Wholesalers
  • National Association of Realtors
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  • New York Life
  • Penn Mutual
  • Penzoil
  • Pepsi
  • Providian Life Insurance
  • Protection 1
  • Regal Cinemas
  • Rhino Records
  • Roofing Supply Group, LLC
  • SAP America
  • S.C. Johnson Wax
  • Sears
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Sprint
  • Stihl
  • Subway
  • Sun Microsystems
  • The Breakers
  • Tiger Paws Software
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Toyota Financial Services
  • Union Pacific
  • United Artists
  • United Way
  • Waukesha County Technical College
  • Wendys
  • Western National Group
  • World Leaders Conference
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Please contact Sanborn & Associates for more in depth information or to book Mark as your motivational speaker for your next event.