“His energy, enthusiasm and his ability to ignite a passion, determination, common-sense and enthusiasm in his audience make him the most dynamic guest speaker you could ever wish for!”

Marc Ford, Business Coach in Leicestershire, East Midlands, Keynote speaking, radio and podcast and tv guest

Speaking Topics


  • Why it’s OK to be running a failing business and how to fix it quickly


  • Why your business is like an aeroplane and how not to crash it


  • How the Global Pandemic set some up for success and others for failiure


  • How I made money a lot of money for everyone else and forgot about me


  • Get the 6 figure business your hard work deserves quicker than you think


  • The 4 choices your customers can make everyday


  • It’s OK to be a man in business and not be OK as a person

About Marc


Like many business coaches, he got into coaching and entrepreneurship because along with the genuine thrill of helping other amazing business owners get the business their hard work deserved, he felt he could pass on the practical skills and strategies that he knew actually worked and proved successful for him in his business career.

He also realised that quite frankly, we are all accidental business owners and a bit stupid for extra measure

With 20 years in corporate businesses, he made a lot of people a lot of money and a few quid himself. Then he walked away, started, ran and sold his own business.

In those 25 years he developed four talents.

  • Diagnose what was really wrong and why it was wrong in a business and how to fix it.
  • Recognising talent and leadership and how to make it better.
  • To listen, analyse and implement things from other genuinely successful people and getting businesses to deliver better results than they had ever achieved.
  • Share the funny stories, insights and case studies

By working in both worlds, he also gathered the wisdom, the experience and the understanding to ask managers, executives, CEO’s, directors, entrepreneurs and some of the world’s biggest names…

“WTF were you thinking??”

Author of 5 books, regular contributor to the BBC TV, Radio and Channel 4 on all things business, trusted by Mercedes Benz, Hitachi and UK Banks, Marc tells us as it is, how it is, why it is and common sense ways to fix it….all done with humour and more than a few “aha!” and “doh!” moments.

Just a few words from some of my clients…

Dr Andy Cope
Best Selling Author and Happiness Expert at Art of Brilliance

What can I say? Marc has a set of skills that nobody in our team has. We’re not a bad lot, but business acumen, hunger to exceed customer expectations and the ability to shout about the good stuff we’re doing were somehow lacking.So we’re lucky that we are now tapping into his skills. We see Marc as a very rare talent and are working with him on all sorts of happiness, wellbeing and ‘brilliant’ projects. He has a lovely mix of technical skills, business nouse, drive, enthusiasm and (most crucially) he’s a thoroughly nice bloke who wants to make a difference

James Blacklaws
CEO of JB Commercial Finance

Marc has a unique style of business coaching. Rather than wear a cheap suit and hide behind a franchise, Marc wears a white t-shirt, swears a bit and tells you what he really believes, rather than what a ‘one size fits all’ model tells him to say. As well as being a client of Marc’s, I have recommended several local business people consider using his coaching. While some initially were concerned having been used to the ‘C&A suit brigade’ of business coaches they were quickly won over by the results they saw produced by Marc’s coaching. The bottom line spoke loudest.

Margot Clarke
Clarke Consultancy

Marc’s approach is very different to that of a “normal” business coach. Goodness, he doesn’t even dress the way you’d expect a business coach to dress. But that’s what’s so great about him. He’s his own man and is brave enough to do things his own way. And it works! He’s got me to step out of my comfort zone (with a lot of nagging on his part!) and do things that I would rather not do but am glad I’ve done. And the best thing is that he cares. He really believes in the people he works with and is always at the end of a phone if ever you need to talk. Having that support is invaluable when you’re a small business owner.

Beatriz Meireles
Owner, BEA Fitness

Yes, I would definitely recommend Marc and your are the best kept business secret!

Thank you so much Marc for your help and I love the ideas and challenges you put in place. You’re definitely helping to make things look and feel a lot easier to me business. Can’t wait for the next 12 months!

Paul Horne
Owner CoolGoldfish Designs

Marc offers the best advice around – and unlike many he won’t sugarcoat the pill! If you ask for his advice and want him to check out what you’re doing, then expect a very honest response. That said Marc will go out of his way to ensure you minimise mistakes and is a font of knowledge on what works and what doesn’t in business. He really is the Best Kept Business Secret!

Hannah Benyon

You share valuable lessons and tools alongside real life examples, whilst managing to keep the atmosphere of the room fun and energised throughout the day. I learnt the importance of developing strong alliances and partnerships, and how to reach new clients by understanding who they are and how to find them. You also gave specific advice to each of the attendees, offering each of us ideas on how to market ourselves differently, or offering new services, by helping us to think outside the box.