MVP Seminars Keynote Speakers & Business Trainers

Mark Sorrels

Education, business experience, home spun humor and common sense combine to make Mark T. Sorrels an inspiring and enjoyable speaker/trainer. With leadership experience in the world of commerce and with volunteers, Mark has gained a unique understanding of leadership that when embraced, enables leaders to elevate their standing among those they lead. Mark's ability to communicate effectively allows his listeners to easily connect with his subject matter. The goal of his leadership seminar is to encourage leaders to elevate or renew their understanding of good leadership and to move forward in their journeys of personal growth.

Keynote Topics: Managing Change, Presentation Skills, and Spirituality In Business,
Business Training Topics: Christian Themes & Topics, Leadership, and Managing Change,

Education, business experience, home spun humor and common sense combine to make Mark T. Sorrels an inspiring and enjoyable speaker/trainer. With leadership experience in the world of commerce and with volunteers, Mark has gained a unique understanding of leadership that when embraced, enables leaders to elevate their standing among those they lead. Mark’s ability to communicate effectively allows his listeners to easily connect with his subject matter. The goal of his leadership seminar is to encourage leaders to elevate or renew their understanding of good leadership and to move forward in their journeys of personal growth.

A graduate of Indiana University and Boyce Bible School (now Boyce College), Mark has led numerous businesses and organizations through times of transition which resulted in greater employee satisfaction and higher profits. The two foundations of Mark’s teaching are understanding the difference between leaders and managers and the importance of vision.

Mark skillfully leads those he teaches through the three steps of building a statement of vision. His entrepreneurial activities include the fast food industry, the wholesale produce business and building trades. He has served as an English/Spanish translator for the federally funded Head Start program and he provides color commentary for high school football radio broadcasts in southeast Indiana. He is Vice– President of Best Foot Forward Seminars, serves as pastor of the Hayden Baptist Church and is instructor of leadership at the Church Leadership Institute.

Mark is author of the book, UNDERSTANDING YOUR ROLE AS A LEADER (Xlibris 2011) and has had numerous articles on leadership featured by the CHICAGO EXAMINER (chicagoexaminer.com). He has spoken to many school groups, associations, corporate clients and religious organizations throughout the United States as well as in Bahamas, Chile, Nicaragua, Denmark and Israel.

Graduated from Indiana University

Graduated from Boyce College (formerly known as Boyce Bible School)

Completed studies at the Center for Excellence in Congregational Leadership (by invitation only, this is a two year course of study connected with the Doctor of Ministry program of Northern Baptist Theological Seminary)

Specializing in corporate retreats, seminars and association meetings. Below is a brief sample of courses available. All material is customized for your business challenges and employee needs.

– Who is a Leader? Understanding the Difference Between Leaders and Managers – Characteristics and Qualities of Good Leaders – What Does a Leader Do and How is it Done? – The Leader’s Influence – The Job of Developing Leaders – Identifying and Choosing Leaders – Equipping Leaders – The Leader and Vision (How to Build a Vision for Your Organization) – Leadership Intangibles

Comments from Subway restaurant managers:

“I learned to be more productive and how to keep expanding our business.”– Robin Kovacs, Subway #13084

“Great….very motivating.”– Alyssa Dixon, Subway Manager, Taylorsville, KY

“…it was excellent and opened many doors about leadership that I have not thought about in the past.”– Jason R. Groner, Subway Manager, Louisville, KY

More Testimonies:

“A wonderful workshop. I recommend this for any leadership team.” – Reverend Frank McGee, North Madison (IN) Baptist Church

“The leadership material was good and the presenter communicated clearly.” – Sharon Marshall, Administrative Asst., Hayden Elementary School

“Material was presented in a professional way…I would recommend this seminar for bank managers. I wish I had this training thirty years ago.” – Tom Hambrick, Former President of Madison (IN) Bank & Trust

“Mark sprinkled the presentation with enough stories of personal interest and humor that made the seriousness of the topic easy to grasp. He kept it moving forward and maintained interest.” – Allyn Ehlert, U.S. Army (Retired)

“The content was rich and I was able to easily apply it in working with my team. Mark’s training certainly helped me to be a better leader.” – Ginna Villasenor, 4Life Diamond

“Thoughtful presentation with material I can put to use immediately.” – Dave Keener, President, Industrial Machine Repair, Inc. & Indiana Bottle Company

Testimonies from other recent seminar attendees:

“Very helpful and encouraging material…great presentation.”

“The ideas and opportunities presented by this seminar have had an immediate and positive impact on me. I now have better focus of my responsibilities and my relationships with others have improved.”


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