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Mark Scharenbroich, CSP, CPAE Author of "Nice Bike" Emmy award winner, Hall fo Fame speaker

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“Mark did a great job engaging our management team through humor and relatable anecdotes. He was articulate and lively, and he got our group to participate in making connections through fun exercises. I would highly recommend Scharenbroich to any organization looking to encourage meaningful connections and improve communication.”

Bob Peltier, President & CEO, Edina Realty Home Services

“Thank you for the incredible job you did at both of our awards banquets. Your ability to deliver a humorous yet meaningful message was amazing! All your preparation and professionalism certainly paid off as you truly connected with our sales team.”

Chuck Mooty, CEO, Jostens

“Your contribution to our success was significant. You left a strong impression on our team and gave them a strong sense of how to deal with people, the importance of making connections….and most importantly the need to engage. Bravo. You were THE hit at the conference.”

Dave Casper, President & CEO, BMO Harris Bank

“Mark just connects with people in ways that feels genuine and his messages come across natural. He is spectacular because he genuinely cares and believes in helping people feel good and do good … and it comes through in every story he tells and in his delightful humor.”

Enrique "Rick" Silva, President & CEO, Checkers Restaurants

“Mark is one of the most engaging, effective speakers I have come across. His message hits you right in the heart and his delivery is inspiring to the entire audience. He has had a wonderful impact on the eBay community of users and employees.”

John Donohue, President and CEO, ebay

“An original. The best speaker I’ve ever heard … You are one of the few speakers I have seen who focus on the real keys to successful leadership: recognition, learning, engagement and passion.”

John Stumpf, President and CEO, Wells Fargo

“What I personally witnessed were our franchisees and corporate staff captivated by your message. And despite all the changes that were announced just before you spoke, you never missed a beat. How refreshing in this day and age of canned presentations to have someone customize an effective message on the spot. Nice bike!”

Lettie Michael, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Back Yard Burgers

" When a speaker receives a standing ovation from our crowd, he has really achieved something. I can’t tell you how many members came up to me during our event to tell me what a fabulous speaker we chose this year … nor how many said, ‘Nice bike.’ ”

Linda Raynes, CAE, President & CEO, Electrical Apparatus Service Association

“Mark’s presentation and his thinking are incredibly impressive. What he has to share about personal and professional impact is a powerful and engaging message. I have never seen an audience more enthusiastic about an experience.“

Mary Brainerd, President & CEO, Health Partners

“Mark is a gifted writer and storyteller. Nice Bike gives you lessons to apply that can truly transform and enrich your life.” —Mike Tattersfield, President, CEO and Grande Poobah, Caribou Coffee Company and Einstein Brothers Bagel Company

Mike Tattersfield, President & CEO, Caribou Coffee, Einstein Brothers Bagel Company

“Mark Scharenbroich is one of the best speakers I have seen to date. Simply put, he has a gift. Mark took the time to research our brand and incorporated our needs into his presentation in a way that connected with each of our attendees. Our team members are still quoting him weeks after the conference. I give Mark my highest recommendation.”

Sean Collins, CEO, Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill

“Thank you for the inspirational and entertaining presentation to our partners. The elegant simplicity of your powerful message enables everyone to understand the importance of meaningful connections and appropriately apply the principles to their own business strategy. Because of you, our partners and staff will be better Valued Business Advisors. Mark, thanks for your contribution to the success of Baker Tilly. I will enthusiastically recommend you to everyone.”

Timothy L. Christen, CEO, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP