Marques Colston, Founder & CEO , Marques Colston Enterprises | Speaker

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Founder & CEO
Marques Colston Enterprises
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Marques Colston is the founder of Marques Colston Enterprises (MCE), a professional development services company, which empowers organizations and growth-minded
individuals to unlock creativity and possibility to experience sustainable business success. Creating Separation is a Mindset© inspired by his illustrious NFL career, spanning a
decade. Marques’ game-changing methodology of ‘Creating Separation’ is the paradigm shift that has propelled him to overcome adversity and experience seemingly
unattainable accomplishments, personally and professionally, over his lifetime.

“The reality is most business professionals have dealt with limitations external forces place on their ability to succeed. The good news is they don’t have to accept them.”
Marques is convinced you can build professional success and transcend perceived limitations with the right mindset and strategies. Marques’ sustained durable competitive advantage is Irrational ConfidenceTM -- A mindset shift rooted in the belief that an individual can perform at seemingly unattainable levels due to having the right mentality, well-developed strategies, and grit. Irrational ConfidenceTM was the contributing factor to the creation of employment opportunities, community development outreach programs, and opportunities for athletes as a franchise owner in professional football. Marques’ ventures have since expanded to business ownership, partnership, investment and advisory roles for dozens of businesses and organizations. 

The rigors and challenges experienced through his success and failure have uniquely positioned Marques to empower entrepreneurs and business owners to open their minds to possibilities and create meaningful value to fuel their business trajectory. Marques is a licensed financial advisor holding the Series 7, Series 66, Life insurance, and Health insurance licenses. He launched Venture Investing and Entrepreneurship for Professional Athletes, an executive education program for current and former professional athletes at the prestigious Columbia Business School.

He has partnered with his alma mater, Hofstra University to create the Marques Colston Fellowship, which provides experiential learning opportunities for student-athletes in health majors. And is currently teaching entrepreneurship and life skills to undergraduate students as an adjunct professor at the University of New Orleans.

Marques is a Super Bowl champion, inductee in the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame and the Sports Hall of Fame in both Pennsylvania and Louisiana. While an active player for the New Orleans Saints, he was the all-time franchise leader in receptions, receiving yards, and total touchdowns.

Colston is a proud husband and father. He resides in the Greater Philadelphia area with his wife, Emily, a real estate professional and health and fitness expert, and their two
children, Austin and Mia.