Achieve Success Despite the Obstacles

Does retaining top talent keep you up at night?

Do your employees and associates feel burnt out?

Are you witnessing staff disengagement?


Marcus and his message inspire staff to overcome adversity, eliminate self-limiting behaviors, always strive for excellence and achieve success. Audiences are reminded of their humanity and to respond with compassionate communication with customers. From the C suite to college interns, your staff will leave motivated to align with the mission, vision and values of the organization. Marcus is a speaker and a message you’ll never forget.

Marcus helps audiences:

  • Build a resilient mindset
  • Achieve success despite the obstacles
  • Recognize and reverse self-limiting behaviors
  • Turn challenges into accomplishment
  • Practice Compassionate Communication
  • Value Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Culture
  • Learn to Laugh at the unexpected

An unforgettable journey that changes lives!

Marcus Engel speaks from experience. As a college freshman, Marcus lived through an unimaginable trauma which also left him completely blind; all caused by a 2nd party drunk driver.


Through hundreds of hours of reconstructive facial surgery, years of recovery and a multitude of life changes, Marcus’ strength and determination to return to college carried him through some of the most profound events of our human experience…

  • After Marcus’ presentation, there was an immediate improvement in morale and teamwork among our employees. The messages from his keynote and books are still being echoed around the office weeks later!

    Tim W. Walkenhorst Renaissance Financial Corp
  • Marcus’ presentation was one of the key factors in the success of our regional conference. Employees were riveted by his message and responded enthusiastically to his challenge not to accept excuses, but overcome obstacles and achieve excellence. Marcus is simply unforgettable!

    Shannon O’Toole Kuhlman Agency Management Resource Group / Securian
  • Marcus’ inspirational story and excellent presentation skills held the audience spellbound at our national conference. He may just be the best speaker we've ever had!

    Enid Borden, CEO Meals on Wheels Association of America
  • Marcus’ captivating story, easygoing personality and ability to relate to the audience combine to make him one of the best speakers we’ve ever had.

    Kara Miller Coordinator for Greek Affairs, University of Miami