NSA hall of fame keynote speaker, Mark ScharenbroichBusiness Motivational Speaker Reviews from CEOs

A CEO doesn’t often lend his or her name to testimonials unless there is a strong affinity for the brand. In this case, the brand receiving the recommendation is business motivational speaker Mark Scharenbroich.

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“Mark is one of the most engaging, effective speakers I have come across. His message hits you right in the heart and his delivery is inspiring to the entire audience. He has had a wonderful impact on the eBay community of users and employees.” —John Donohue, President and CEO, ebay


“Thank you for the incredible job you did at both of our awards banquets. Your ability to deliver a humorous yet meaningful message was amazing! All your preparation and professionalism certainly paid off as you truly connected with our sales team.—Chuck Mooty, CEO, Jostens

Undoubtedly the best speaker we have ever used. His message was so compelling and his delivery so captivating that we invited him back a second time to speak to an even larger group of our top leaders.  He did a masterful job of tailoring his message to the key objectives of our organization and did so in a way that engaged everyone in the room.  Bravo!!!” —Jerome P. Grisko, Jr., President and CEO, CBIZ, Inc.

Wells fargo

“An original. The best speaker I’ve ever heard … You are one of the few speakers I have seen who focus on the real keys to successful leadership: recognition, learning, engagement and passion.” —John Stumpf, President and CEO, Wells Fargo & Company

Caribou Coffee

“Mark is a gifted writer and storyteller. Nice Bike gives you lessons to apply that can truly transform and enrich your life.” —Mike Tattersfield, President, CEO and Grande Poobah, Caribou Coffee Company and Einstein Brothers Bagel Company

Health Partners

“Mark’s presentation and his thinking are incredibly impressive. What he has to share about personal and professional impact is a powerful and engaging message. I have never seen an audience more enthusiastic about an experience.
—Mary Brainerd
, President & CEO, Health Partners

Great Harvest Bread Company

“This is an extraordinary message by an accomplished expert. Apply it to your life. You’ll have both success and significance.” —Dr. Nido R. Qubein, CEO, Great Harvest Bread Co. and President, High Point University

AAA - Automobile Association of America

One of the best speakers I’ve heard in a long, long time!” —Wayne Budd, Chairman, AAA national Board of Directors

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“I saw Mark speak at an executive event.  I was so moved and impressed by his message that I decided to bring him to our annual company-wide kickoff meeting. As good as Mark was the first time I heard him, he was even better at our event because he took the time to understand our company, our values, our goals and objectives, and threaded that throughout his presentation in a way that made it even more amazing. —Andrew Kotarba, CEO, Dewpoint, Inc.

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I have seen a lot of dynamic speakers in my life and career, but I will have to say that Mark Scharenbroich is at the top of the list. Mark was the keynote speaker for our annual customer trip for over 150 of our best customers and 30+ associates and their spouses.  Mark delivered a talk that literally brought the house down! The way he connected with our group and drove home his key themes that touched the mind, heart and soul was exceptional – and he did it with terrific passion, humor and entertainment! His talk was the hit of the trip. I would confidently recommend Mark as a must have for any important group looking for a tremendous experience. Simply awesome!” —Doug Black, Chairman and CEO of SiteOne Landscape Supply

BMO Harris Bank

“Your contribution to our success was significant. You left a strong impression on our team and gave them a strong sense of how to deal with people, the importance of making connections….and most importantly the need to engage. Bravo. You were THE hit at the conference.” —Dave Casper, President and CEO, BMO Harris Bank

Uno Pizzeria logo

Mark was one of the most impactful speakers we have ever had at our annual convention. The restaurant business is about people and Mark’s message of acknowledge, honor and connect with people was spot on and truly resonated with our team. Our people couldn’t stop talking about how great  your message was and the way you delivered it. —Louie Psallidas, CEO, UNO Pizzeria

Checkers Restaurants

“Mark just connects with people in ways that feels genuine and his messages come across natural. He is spectacular because he genuinely cares and believes in helping people feel good and do good … and it comes through in every story he tells and in his delightful humor.” —Enrique “Rick” Silva, President & CEO, Checkers Restaurants, Inc.

Stage Stores, Houston TX

“. . . Thank you for the excellent job you did for our Stage team at our Field Leadership Conference last night. I was particularly impressed with the way you listened to our strategies during the day and then wove those themes and unique details into your presentation . . . As a retailer, connecting with customers is critical and you brought the point home, big time. There is no question that all of us will be thinking about your comments and implementing those actions as we go through our critical Holiday Season.”
—Michael Glazer
, President & CEO, Stage Stores

Baker Tilly

“Thank you for the inspirational and entertaining presentation to our partners. The elegant simplicity of your powerful message enables everyone to understand the importance of meaningful connections and appropriately apply the principles to their own business strategy. Because of you, our partners and staff will be better Valued Business Advisors. Mark, thanks for your contribution to the success of Baker Tilly. I will enthusiastically recommend you to everyone.” —Timothy L. Christen, CEO, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Strategic Equipment & Supply

“Thanks again for your presentation to our folks this past weekend. Our company’s value system, already strong, will be even better as acknowledge, honor, and connect become integral to our relationships, both internally and with our customers.” —Marty Monnat, CEO & President, Strategic Equipment & Supply

Mark Scharenbroich, CSP, CPAE, master keynote speaker

“Thank you for the absolutely outstanding kickoff presentation. When a speaker receives a standing ovation from our crowd, he has really achieved something. I can’t tell you how many members came up to me during our event to tell me what a fabulous speaker we chose this year … nor how many said, ‘Nice bike.’ ” —Linda Raynes, CAE – President & CEO, Electrical Apparatus Service Association

Edina Realty Home Services

“Mark did a great job engaging our management team through humor and relatable anecdotes. He was articulate and lively, and he got our group to participate in making connections through fun exercises. I would highly recommend Scharenbroich to any organization looking to encourage meaningful connections and improve communication.” —Bob Peltier, President and CEO, Edina Realty Home Services

Backyard Burgers

“What I personally witnessed were our franchisees and corporate staff captivated by your message. And despite all the changes that were announced just before you spoke, you never missed a beat. How refreshing in this day and age of canned presentations to have someone customize an effective message on the spot. Nice bike!” —Lattie Michael, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Back Yard Burgers

Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill

“Mark Scharenbroich is one of the best speakers I have seen to date. Simply put, he has a gift. Mark took the time to research our brand and incorporated our needs into his presentation in a way that connected with each of our attendees. Our team members are still quoting him weeks after the conference. I give Mark my highest recommendation.” —Sean Collins, CEO, Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill

Miller Pipeline

“I guess the reason that Mark’s presentation made a lasting impression on me was the fact that I believe we consistently practice these actions (Acknowledge, Honor and Connect) at Miller every day. Sometimes work volume and other pressures force us to forget these simple actions. However connecting with each other enables us to more effectively work as a team and share in the challenges that exist in our jobs daily.” —Douglas S. Banning, Jr.
, CEO, Miller Pipeline, Inc.

Factory Card & Party Outlet

“Without question, your presentation was the highlight of the event and will be talked about for years to come. You have a special talent … thank you for the incredible presentation.” —Gary Rada, President & CEO, Factory Card & Party Outlet

Donatos Pizza Subs Salads

“Without question, your presentation was the highlight of the event and will be talked about for years to come. You have a special talent … thank you for the incredible presentation.” —Tom Krouse, CEO, Donatos

Cumberland Farms

I wanted to take an opportunity to express my gratitude and thanks to you for sharing your terrific message with us yesterday. Simply put, you blew our hair back! Not only was your presentation extremely engaging and outrageously funny, but the messages were so powerful and so real for all of our team members. You effectively conveyed the important lesson that to bring out the best in ourselves as leaders — and human beings — we’ve got to understand that it’s all about showing up, honoring and connecting with those with whom we interact and have the opportunity to lead. Your message will stay with me for many years to come and I am absolutely confident that the same is true for our team. Thank you for helping us to be better and realize our full potential!” —Ari N. Haseotes, CEO, Cumberland Farms, Inc.

Industry Leader Testimonials

We’ve also included a few Vice Presidents, Directors and MDs in the following business motivational speaker testimonials.

Boston Scientific

One of the best sessions we have done with a motivational speaker. He was able to make us laugh and really made us think about what is important in everyday business. The management team received overwhelming positive feedback for bringing Mr. Scharenbroich in.” —Jeanette Banks, Director, Medical Education, Boston Scientific


“The feedback from the members of the 21st Century Cardiac Surgical Society and Medtronic staff is nothing less than extraordinary. Excellent job! —Jeannine Acker, Cardiac Surgery Division, Medtronic

Wells Fargo

“Your remarks were inspiring, energizing and influential. You brought a wonderful approach and helped give thoughtful perspectives and commentary that successfully humanized our organization. Furthermore, after your fantastic speech, our team is even more focused on building and valuing the relationships we have with our teams, customers and, of course, our families.” —Lisa Stevens, Regional President, Wells Fargo & Company

Linc Facility Services

“Your presentation was right on target to inspire the spirit of family necessary to unite five separate business units under one corporate umbrella with a common culture, purpose and understanding. Everyone was overwhelmed with your message and your ability to relate through your storytelling. —Cleve Fowler, Senior Vice President, Linc Facility Services

Captive Resources

“Mark’s style and skills with an audience are fantastic; as is the message he brings…Acknowledge, Honor and Connect. I have had the pleasure of working with Mark and seeing the ‘Nice Bike’ message delivered to a number of groups, always with the same result…. FANTASTIC. Great message, well delivered and truly applicable and usable by anyone in any work environment. I highly recommend Mark as a presenter, motivator, communicator, and inspirer.” —Andy Johnson, ARM, CSP, Executive Vice President-Principal, Captive Resources, LLC

Gaylord Texan Resort

“In addition to motivating us with your inspirational words and entertaining us with your tremendous sense of humor, you strongly reinforced the importance of the culture and values we so passionately believe in. Since your visit, I continue to hear our team members tell one another, ‘Nice bike!’” —John Imaizumi, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center


“Your message was delivered with a great deal of enthusiasm, clarity and relevance to our top producers. You made us laugh, you made us choke up, you made us proud and you made us think. There could not have been a better way to start our conference, to generate discussion among the attendees, or to set the set tone for the following three days. —Jim Brown, Vice President, AIG

American Family Insurance

“Mark’s ability to engage the group with real life stories as they relate to professional and personal development was remarkable. His sense of humor during the presentation brought laughter and a smile to all who attended, leaving my group highly motivated. —Tom Anfenson, District Manager, American Family Insurance


“Mark connected with the audience in a way that most only dream of. It was nonstop laughter and connections. He created magic between the speaker and the audience with his true understanding of what it takes to build connections. Nice bike!” —Rich Hand, Executive Director of Membership, Help Desk International Blog


You have an extraordinary gift. Your manner of presentation made an emotional connection with the audience, moving us from hysterical laughter, mostly at ourselves, to tears as you touched some of the more emotional moments in our lives.” —Tammy Wright, Vice President of Sales, LexisNexis

Pita Pit

“Mark was GREAT! He really took our entire team on a fantastic ride and we were flooded with positive feedback from our franchisees. By carefully listening and intertwining comments from our CEO and founder into his sessions, Mark made it clear that he genuinely cared about connecting with our team. If you want a gifted speaker to deliver a perfectly memorable, inspirational, fun, and practical message which will set a positive and high energy tone for the rest of your event, Mark Scharenbroich is the one! This was our best conference yet and Mark’s presentation was greatly responsible for our success. I can’t wait to bring him back!” —Paul Erwin, VP Administration, Pita Pit


“When you attended our CEO’s presentation just prior to your keynote and recited key elements of it to our franchisees, I knew that I had the best speaker money could buy. It was simply amazing!” —Jim Bridger, Director of Franchise Services, AmericInn

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

“Mark provided me with the most awe-inspiring closing session that I have ever experienced in my near 30 years in the profession of dentistry. I believe Mark to be the finest professional speaker I have EVER heard. —Larry Cook, DMD, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Oregon Auto Dealers Assoc.

“True to form, you were absolutely fantastic … better than advertised. You captivated the audience and had great messages to share. Thank you, and nice bike!” —Greg Remensperger, Executive Director, Oregon Auto Dealers

Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce

“With over 600 attendees, all agreed that the event was truly a home run. You are such a professional, and the Chamber would be pleased to recommend you to any group wanting a dynamic speaker.” —Brenda Whitlock, Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Springs

Texas Municipal League

“Your heartfelt comments adeptly reached beyond our members’ positions as public servants. As the 1,500 delegates rose to applaud your effort, I saw a beaming group of city officials recharged to return to their cities and homes with a commitment to be extraordinary in all they do. Priceless!” —Gary Watkins, Deputy Executive Director, Texas Municipal League


“The 90 minutes was most entertaining and complimented over and over by our entire sales force. You reached every one of them. You listened to our needs and you delivered! —Patrick Murn, Vice President of National Sales, LexisNexis

Help Desk

“With over 17 years of conference planning experience, I have never enjoyed a keynote more than the wonderful one we were privileged to have in Las Vegas. Thank you for ending our conference on such a high, inspirational and humorous note!” —Fiona Henderson, CMP, Executive Director of Events, Help Desk International

Industrial Fabrics Association International

The feedback from your keynote at IFAI Expo was terrific. Many people called out your message as a highlight of the week. —Steve Shiffman, President and CEO, IFAI – Industrial Fabric Association International

Book Mark for Your Next Business Event

Please call Sue at 612-802-4051 or contact Nice Bike to learn more or to schedule Mark as your next business motivational speaker.

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