Triumph Over Adversity: Marques Ogden's Journey to Success

June 13, 2024
Hosted by Ernelita Dacumos and Steve Steele

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On this week's episode of "The Leader's Edge," get ready to meet the dynamic Marques Ogden. Join Steve and Ernie as they dive deep into Marques' journey of success and failures. Tune in this Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 11 am PST, 1 pm CST, and 2 pm EST on the VoiceAmerica Business Network Channel! Marques Ogden, a former NFL player turned inspirational keynote speaker, will share his incredible story of resilience and determination. As the founder and CEO of Ogden Ventures LLC, a three-time best-selling author (Sleepless Nights; The Success Cycle), a business coach and consultant, and the host of the podcast "Authenticity With Marques Ogden," Marques has faced numerous challenges on his path to success. After retiring from football, Marques ventured into the world of construction and contracting. At the age of 27, he founded a construction company that experienced rapid growth. However, he eventually faced a devastating setback when the company went bankrupt, resulting in a loss of almost two million dollars on a single project within just 90 days. Despite hitting rock bottom, Marques didn't give up. He took on a part-time job as a custodian and used this experience as a turning point in his life. Through sheer determination and hard work, Marques fought his way back to the top, using his struggles as fuel for inspiration. Now, he shares his powerful story to help others learn how to embrace failure and achieve success. His journey highlights the importance of focusing on what you want, locking in on your target, and taking action to attain your goals. Marques also recently overcame a personal challenge of divorce and bounced back by applying the strategy of the four V's: Visualization, Vocalization, casting Votes for others (doing something positive), and Venturing out to find his tribe. Ultimately, he achieved victory and is now dedicated to empowering others to do the same. Don't miss this opportunity to hear Marques Ogden's inspiring story of triumph over adversity. Join us on "The Leader's Edge" this Thursday to learn how to turn setbacks into stepping stones towards success.

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Ernelita Dacumos and Steve Steele

Ernelita also known as Ernie, is an Independent Certified Coach, Facilitator, Trainer, and Speaker with the Maxwell Leadership Certified Team. She has been thriving in the Healthcare Industry for over 10 years while fulfilling her purpose of motivating, teaching, and empowering young leaders to see their full potential. Personal Growth is where her passion is as she has gone through the journey herself. Ernie was a "shy introvert" turned into a "confident introvert". From the woman who used to stutter when speaking in front of others to the woman who now facilitates masterminds, workshops, and speaks in front of an audience. A woman who used to have a victim mentality to now having a can-do attitude. A woman who had always been too hard of herself, characterized as a perfectionist, overachiever, and with high expectations. To the gentle, self-loving, action taker, and learn as she goes attitude. She is an enthusiast when it comes to confidence and had worked on becoming a confidence mentor for her community and the people around her. Ernie's goal is to broaden her ability to help others. As she saw first-hand that personal growth must be intentional yet not always available to others. She is dedicating her life's work into creating a safe environment while educating, empowering, and spreading the knowledge about Personal Development. On top of personal growth, Ernie's leadership skills were heightened upon going through the Maxwell Leadership Certified Team program. Ernie thrives to add value to people by showing them that continuous growth is possible, if you are willing to put in the work for it.

As an Executive Director of The John Maxwell Team, Steve is certified to facilitate, speak, train and coach individuals and groups in the areas of leadership development, professional skills, and personal growth. Trained and mentored by John Maxwell and mentors of his world-class faculty, Steve is equipped with the tools, resources, and experience to help you and your team improve your productivity, performance, and profitability. Whether you are looking for a facilitator for group workshops, corporate training in leadership, speaking, sales, or coaching skills for your leaders, or a speaker for your next event, Steve has access to exclusive content that is only available through a certified Executive Director of the John Maxwell Team to help you reach your goals and objectives. Steve brings a rich and varied background that adds depth to his Leadership expertise—including 25 years of leadership in non-profit organizations transitioning to over 23 years leadership expertise in the corporate environment. Steve is a native-born Texan and lives in Ft. Worth since 1980. Steve holds a Double Major degree from Baptist Bible College in Music Performing Arts and in Biblical Theology. He earned his EXMBA from Colorado Tech University and hails 2 business certifications in Executive Management and Business Administration. Steve is an influential and seasoned facilitator on such subjects as Leadership Development, Personal Growth, and Individual and Group Coaching. He motivates, inspires and adds value to leaders that will in turn multiply value to others. He is a catalyst for the transformation of other leaders to change and influence the world around them. On behalf of John Maxwell, Steve brings his World Class team building and leadership strategies to Corporations, Businesses, Churches, non-profit organizations as well as personal and group coaching. Through all these activities, Steve maintains a lifeline to his audience, clients and associates with the goal to reach their fullest potential and thrive-both in leadership growth and life.

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