Change is a natural part of life, and yet, many aspiring business leaders avoid pursuing any action that could potentially modify the status quo. A self-described business rock star, Marvelless Mark Kamp aims to eliminate this crippling fear of change and convince those who attend his interactive, motivational presentations called Opportunity Rocks to take charge and be fearless.
From Agro-Business to Entrepreneurial Speaking & Entertainment
Marvelless Mark Kamp is currently a leader in the motivational speaking and entertainment industries, but his journey actually began in a small farming community in Missouri, where he was heavily involved with Future Farmers of America. Although he initially expected to pursue a career in agriculture, he took a left turn and began his own DJ/ Entertainment Company. This allowed him to secure a radio gig shortly after he graduated from high school. Which exploded his DJ Company because of his radio popularity, and the touring began. This led to touring around the world for businesses and meetings. His professional journey experienced another significant change in direction immediately following September 11, 2001, when meeting entertainment came to a standstill. Marvelless Mark felt that attendees still wanted to laugh, especially after living through a national tragedy. He mixed valuable success content into his interactive entertainment experiences, thereby creating the unique rock star business model for which he is currently known.
Today, Mark’s goal is to transform ordinary individuals into business rock stars. He accomplishes this by using inspirational stories from our favorite Rock Stars, along with his touring learning experiences to deliver a powerful message about Vision, Action, and Change. The VAC Attack. This message is tied into an overarching theme of music, a topic with which Mark feels everybody can relate. Although not everybody shares a dream of becoming a bona fide rock star, Marvelless Mark is dedicated to making the dream of being a business rock star a reality for the aspiring entrepreneurs who attend his events.
Rock Stars, Business Stars, and the Necessity of Change
Mark believes that one of corporate America’s biggest challenges is embracing the inevitability of change. Instead of fearing change, entrepreneurs must learn to drive it. Rock Stars Drive Change, Not Ride it, and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t also be a way of life for emerging business rock stars. The goal, then, is not to passively let change take place and then react to it, but rather, to sit in the driver’s seat and enact the changes necessary to take a given organization to the next level. Do you drive change, or does change drive you?
Change is important, but according to Mark, it is a mistake to pursue it alone. Rather, Mark feels it is necessary for business leaders to surround themselves with trusted team members that share the same vision. The biggest leaders in the music industry take action, but also work with producers and other band members to achieve greatness. Mark has experienced this time and time again in his own life. He owes his success, in part, to a great mentor who helped him secure an impressive spot in the corporate entertainment industry, and by practicing the same success principals that successful Rocks Stars use every day. In fact, Mark wrote a book titled “Opportunity Rocks – Be a Rock Star in Business and Beyond” that typifies the Business Rock Star guidance he speaks on. What’s more, a Gerber client attests Mark inspired his team which resulted in increased productivity and profitability by applying Mark’s principles.
From change to collaboration, Marvelless Mark delivers an array of valuable messages in a uniquely relataeble manner. His ultimate goal is to use entertainment with a message to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs to pursue their own destiny, instead of hiding in fear of circumstances beyond their control. His story – and the stories of those featured in his business rock star presentations – motivate seminar attendees to take the reins and move forward in confidence, just as their favorite rocks stars do whenever they’re confronted by adversity.