Meet Marques Holmes: Business Leader, Sales Consultant, Team Builder, Family Coach, Youth Advocate, Technology Expert, Medical/Security Risk Analyst and Leadership Coach
Whether your audience consists of teenagers, business leaders, athletes, women or a corporate sales team, Marques Holmes has an engaging message that will connect with everyone. His style is inspiring, energetic and interactive. As one of the founding members of John Maxwell's Certified Coach, Trainer and Speaker team, Marques Holmes is a highly sought after coach, facilitator and sales strategist. He empowers business leaders to become influential and effective trailblazers within their organizations. With more than 15 years of experience in the private, public and government sector, Holmes brings a wealth of knowledge from a leadership perspective. He has years of experience working in corporate America for several Fortune 500 companies in high profile positions. WATCH MARQUES IN ACTION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZtT_SXTZl4
And while his hard work has brought him success at Fortune 500 companies, creating more demanding hours, Holmes has made time with family a priority. He is a prime example of climbing the corporate ladder doesn’t have to come at the expense of your spouse and children. A true family man, Marques' love for his bride Krystal and the daughter she brought to the marriage motivated him to create The Blended Family Guy series of workshops and training curriculum.
Holmes teaches blended families how to manage teenagers and enjoy quality time. He is an expert on families that come in all shapes and sizes. He speaks from experience and not in theory. His curriculum teaches your audience how to deal with blended families, with no-nonsense approaches to handling the challenges facing marriages and dealing with children. Holmes is engaging, forthright and practical in his approach to parenting and today’s unique families.
Marques Holmes has worn a number of professional hats in the last 16+ years from Business Unit Leader to Technical Consultant. He engages C-suite executives and top decision-makers daily to deliver customized solutions that protect their employees and profits. Holmes enjoys a challenge and because of his tenacity, he’s brought the golden touch to all of his professional endeavors, breaking sales records and acquiring new accounts across diverse industries, including healthcare, I.T., oil and gas, and telecommunications. Some of his professional success highlights include:
- Turning around a failing sales teams and boosted regional revenues for large corporations like AT&T Wireless and T-Mobile U.S. and managed portfolios of more than $120 million
- Leading his team in selling two AT&T Cisco Managed Telepresence solutions, one of the largest mobility application sales in the history of AT&T Healthcare Solutions.
- Assisting the largest county (Harris County, TX) in developing mobile application solutions to enhance reporting of road hazards, traffic and weather conditions—not only boosting revenue, but potentially saving lives.
- Leading a sales team to capture $300 million+ in TCV
- Delivering 48% YOY growth for eight consecutive quarters
- Transforming a region of International SOS to over 143% attainment with his technical expertise and business acumen that laid the foundation for Holmes to successfully affiliate with channel partners and enterprise technology powerhouses such as Oracle, Salesforce.com and SAP to enhance service offerings, further boosting sales.
He attributes his success in challenging economic times to the daily practice of visionary and people-focused LEADERSHIP. His personal philosophy is “Adversity causes some to break, other’s to break records. I’ve learned that each one of us in life will be measured on how well we handled adversity.” Here’s what others have said about his sales expertise and business acumen.
“Marques was an inspiration to everyone in the Corporate Account Management Team as a Director of National Accounts for International SOS. His management style is such that he was very well-liked by the staff, yet he is amazingly effective. His team showed a marked increase in productivity during his tenure.” – O. O’Neill, Director of Business Development, SOS International
“Marques was a valuable part of the Account Team. His attention to detail and technical expertise made a significant difference in achieving our sales goals. Marques has a unique blend of technical expertise and outstanding interpersonal skills.” - Randy L Almaguer Head of Operations at Santa Guadalupe Ranch
“It was a pleasure working with Marques on the Mobility team. His passion for technology and innovation was invaluable to the development of the AT&T Mobility Specialist team.” - Karma Alexander Mobile Portfolio and Strategy Management
Holmes believes in the 360 degree leader—a person having the ability to impact their organization or relationships whether they’re the CEO, middle manager, or administrative assistant. He has designations as a Certified DiSC Instructor, John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker, Franklin Covey’s 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX).
He is a proven advisor and people manager, providing a strategic sales vision and leadership for teams as large as 10 senior sales and account directors that have managed portfolios of 2000+ accounts across several states, most often times, the company’s top portfolios.
Holmes will help your team make key contributions and build their strengths in the areas of B2B Enterprise Sales, Lead Generation and Prospecting, Revenue Growth and Forecasting, Performance Management, and Coaching. “I always measure the risk vs reward, but I also know that nothing ventured is nothing gained.”
Marques Holmes lives in Humble, TX with his wife Krystal and their two children. He is a graduate of Leadership Houston and sits on several non-profit boards. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University.