Marlon 6-19-12 067In life and work, everything comes down to relationship and engagement; how we relate to ourselves and others and how we engage with our world.

In this fast paced, high-tech world, we are more connected than ever before, but still we don’t relate, and when we do we don’t fully engage.


Marlon Smith, is an electrical engineer, inspirational speaker, and coach to some of the nation’s top movers and shakers.


His work on value based relationships and engagement on both the personal and professional levels provide a unique perspective on how to find happiness and success in everything we do.


Known as the high-tech motivator, Marlon guides his audiences and students on a journey into their own life enabling them to be enriched and empowered to do and be more in:


Professional Areas of:

  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Education
  • Diversity Engagement
  • Leadership

Personal Growth in:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Relationships and Families

Marlon Smith is on a mission. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering.  As a college student, Marlon’s proudest moment came when he founded Street Academics, a high school youth mentoring program, where college students provided student leadership development for younger students. This was the beginning of Marlon’s life-long commitment to making a positive difference with his life.

His corporate experience includes working as a systems engineer for two fortune-500 corporations, IBM and Hewlett-Packard in Silicon Valley.   During his lunch breaks, Marlon traveled to various schools to share strategies for helping struggling students maximize their true potential.

On January 15, 1992, Marlon listened to his heart and resigned from Hewlett-Packard to follow his mission of inspiring more individuals to be their absolute best!

Marlon Speaks to Audiences Around the World

As a keynote motivational speaker, Marlon has been blessed with opportunities to inspire, teach and motivate thousands of individuals in 45 states and 14 countries throughout the world. Because of his unique presentation style and inspirational messages, Marlon has traveled abroad on numerous speaking tours throughout the former Soviet Union (in Moscow, Gorney-Altay, Kazakhstan), Canada, Mexico, Japan, England, the Caribbean, Botswana, LeSotho, Ghana, Swaziland, Australia, and South Africa.

Marlon has worked in South Africa where he produced the “Motivational Mondays” television series and the national “Success is Your Choice” radio program.

Marlon was featured in ESSENCE Magazine as one of the top motivational speakers.  Contributing to the Tony Robbins’ Global Youth Leadership Summit for 15 consecutive years, being a contributing author to the international best-selling “Chicken Soup for the Soul”, and being a semi-finalist for Oprah’s BIG GIVE program, Marlon feels blessed to share insights that produce results.

Today, Marlon and his wife Syreeta live in Charlotte, North Carolina where they are raising their family.

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