Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Mark Brown migrated to the United States at 18 years old with only $40 in his pocket and a dream for a better life. Today, he has become one of the most popular inspirational speakers in the world.
In 1995, he defeated more than 20,000 contestants from 14 countries to win the illustrious Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. Since then, he has delivered more than 3,500 presentations, to more than 1.7 million people on 5 continents.
As a coach, his reach extends to various industries including Financial Planning, Politics, Franchising and Sales. He has coached several International Speech Contest semi-finalists and finalists, and four World Champions of Public Speaking, including his co-presenter Darren LaCroix. His global coaching clientele includes corporate CEOs, a NASA Hall-of-Fame astronaut, a politician, an adventurer and several emerging speakers from North America, China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, India, Sri Lanka, Spain, and the UK. He is the co-author of the book The Speaker’s Edge and is a leading member of the coaching faculty at StageTimeUniversity.com. Mark has a passion for helping individuals excel on the platform because he firmly believes that “Your life tells a story, and there’s someone out there who needs to hear it!”