Marques Ogden

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Growing up in a single-parent home with a father that inspired and demonstrated perseverance and fairness, Marques Ogden learned how to define his values and set goals. Marques attended Howard University from 1998-2002, where he played Division I football. He followed his dream and his brother Jonathan’s footsteps and was drafted into the NFL in 2003. Marques played in the NFL from 2003 to 2007 as an offensive lineman for the Titans, Bills, Ravens and Jaguars. During the off season, Marques helped train football players in Europe, both physically and mentally.

At the age of 27, he founded a construction company called Kayden Premier Enterprises, a business that grew rapidly in its first few years, but he lost the business after a bad business endeavor. At his lowest point, the NFL and lessons he learned from his father and coaches, helped him restructure his life. With hard work and determination, he became a motivational speaker and marketing leader with the goal of helping others to succeed. Marques currently works with clients such as JP Morgan, The Home Depot, The NFL, The U.S. Military, and many others speaking on a variety of topics, including leadership, transition, perseverance and resiliency.

His best-selling book, “Sleepless Nights: The NFL: A Family and Business”, is an autobiography following him from his birth to his NFL career, rise and fall in corporate America and beyond. Marques Ogden’s story is a candid look into the life of an NFL athlete that turns into a successful business man then loses it all and must overcome his demons of drinking and gambling to get his life back on track.


  • Performance Driven Leadership Lessons for Success
  • The Art of How To Successfully Transition
  • The Power of Perseverance and Resiliency



“Marques, you have a truly inspirational story, I can relate to a lot of it. Especially the perseverance part, you have incredible words of wisdom. You will do great things as a keynote speaker!”

-Mel Robbins – #1 booked female speaker in the world

“Marques recently served as our Keynote Leadership and Motivational Speaker for The Home Depot Merchandising Execution Team’s (MET) annual forum in Atlanta, GA. Simply states, Marques was fantastic! He immediately connected with our audience of over 600 leaders from across the country though his direct, yet very personal approach. His story of success, failure, accepting responsibility for his actions and the resulting success resonated with everyone in the audience. Moreover, the time and research Marques invested in his presentation was obvious to the entire team. He was able to connect his speaking points directly to our daily business and to our overall mission. Marques spoke as if he had been with our organization for years.”

Colonel Ted Studdard, USMC (RET) – Home Depot


“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. He did a great job of showing many of the links between STEM and everyday life. Given his background in sports, the students were immediately interested in what he had to say, seeing a role model they could use as a guide when making decisions for the future. Marques’s presentation was engaging and informative, and several of the students said after that he had made an impression on them and they were now thinking of the links between sports and STEM in new, previously unimagined ways. I really enjoyed seeing the impact he had during this event!”

Carissa L – Cisco Systems


“Marques spoke the Rebel Alliance Workshop, an all star cheerleading owners and coaches conference held specifically to grow individual businesses. He spoke on Successful Traits of a Business, Start to Finish and had overwhelmingly great reviews. He can read an audience, captivate listeners, and is humble enough to share his own mistakes along the way to help others not the do same. He shared how you can rebrand yourself through hard work and creativity. The Owners appreciated his knowledge! I appreciated his professionalism, ease to work with as a speaker, and we will definitely have him back!”

Angi Dunham – Rebel Alliance


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