Growing up in a single parent home with a father that inspired perseverance and fairness, Marques Ogden learned how to define his values and set goals. Ogden attended Howard University from 1998-2002 where he played Division I football. He then followed his dream and his brother Jonathan's footsteps, eventually getting drafted into the NFL in 2003. Overall, he played for 5 years as an offensive lineman with the Titans, Bills, Ravens and Jaguars. Even during the off season, Ogden helped train football players in Europe, both physically and mentally.
"Your delivery and personal interaction with the Operation Teammate mission was spot on and drove home the aspect of giving back when possible."
- Timothy Montjoy
"Marques was a fantastic choice as a speaker for our STEM outreach event. He was extremely poised and articulate, and was clearly very well prepared"
- Carissa Lada
Business Operations Manager, Cisco
"I believe Marques made a powerful impact on the students at this conference. In many cases, they hear stories stories of success, but the do not hear much about the bumps in the road."
- Mark Roberto
"Over the past several months I have had the pleasure of getting to know and work with Marques Ogden. During the time that we have spent together the key characteristics that have become apparent are compassion, humility, and sincerity."
- Howard Fisher, Hillard Heintz
"Mr. Ogden is extremely down to earth and easy to listen to. I would highly recommend Mr. Ogden as a speaker. His willingness to answer questions and speak to the attendees after the even showed that he has a true passion and drive to help people in business and life. He truly wants to share his story so others can learn from him without making the same mistakes."
Apex Chamber of Commerce
"I definitely finished it (the book) a few weeks ago. It was a good read for sure!"
- Michael Strahan
Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee 2014
"By sharing your experiences and philosophy with the students, you have given them a prime example of strong character and determination."
- Glenn J. Benjamin, Principal
St. Jude Regional Catholic School
"Phenomenal! Just finished an executive coaching session with Marques Ogden. If you are looking to improve your public speaking or even get into public speaking, then you need to get him on your team. He will teach you how to create value for your brand (yourself) and give you the blueprints for success."
- Christopher Wiley
"Marques was a fantastic choice as a speak"I just wanted to thank you for our call today and for taking the time back in December to respond immediately to my email. It was then that I knew that in partnering with you it would lead to great things. In just a short time period, I am excited to be part of your coaching family as a client and have already learned that your leadership is going to unlock potential that I would not have with this opportunity."
- Rob Richardson
"I've been through think and thin with Marques Ogden. I am proud to say he was my customer when he owned Kayden Contracting. To our mutual benefit, we stayed in touch all these years. I've watched and admire his personal battle for survival, which he won! It was a grueling struggle against incredible odds but he never gave up. As a coach, he uses these experiences to guide his clients to overcome their obstacles and hurdles. for those seeking guidance on how to take their leadership skills to the next level, Marques is that guide."
- Eddie Tuvin
“Marques, thank you for all your guidance and mentorship as my coach. I’m so excited to be working with you! I’m sure I will have a great public speaking career!”
- Jason Gerald
Hey I just want to say thank you so much for the time you invested yesterday at our first session of the leadership and mentoring program. I can tell you that I was very impressed with all of the questions you raised and recommendations you made on moving our ventures for forward. From the investment strategy recommendations to the vision we will be creating I’m very excited and believe we will be doing extraordinary things in 2018.
- James Donnellan
Marques is an incredible coach, friend and mentor. He really listens to you and creates an individualized plan to take you to the next level. I am grateful for his ability to not only inspire me, but to also empower and pour belief into myself that I CAN and I WILL achieve my goals!
- Lauren Erickson
Marques is a dynamic and creative leader. He has the ability to bring out the best in anyone. It is been a true honor to work with him and be under his tutelage. If you’re looking for a great coach and a great mentor Marques Ogden, is the one of the best in the game.
- Stonewall Napier III
52-Weekly Coaching Calls
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Autographed copies of Marques' books
Access to Marques' Network of Connections
26-Weekly Coaching Calls
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Autographed copy of Marques' book, "Sleepless Nights"
"The first thing I learned is that you have one chance to make a great first impression. Meaning if you’re just hired on a job, you better know everything there is to know about that position before you walk in. if you’re making mistakes and you’re new in the company you are going to be out the door."
Marques has been deemed a Subject Matter Expert, in the area of Leadership, by The United Service Organizations of North Carolina!
Marques is a natural motivator! He currently travels the United States as a keynote speaker for major Fortune 500, 100, 50 and 25 companies (Marques has spoke for JP Morgan Chase and Co. Ranked number 18 on the Fortune 500 list), universities and communities organizations. Check out our media gallery for a sample of Marques’s engaging and inspiring messages, then contact us to learn more about his schedule!