AthMindset | Former NFL Player Marques Ogden | Servant Leader and Inspirational Speaker
AthMindset | Former NFL Player Marques Ogden | Servant Leader and Inspirational Speaker

AthMindset | Marques Ogden | Former NFL Player, Servant Leader, Inspirational Speaker

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle

This is an episode all about redemption. This redemption story started with support. And this conversation features Mental Health & Sports Performance Coach, Lisa Bonta Sumii sharing space with Marques Ogden. Marques is a former NFL player and now an inspirational keynote speaker.

Growing up in a single-parent home with a father that inspired perseverance and fairness, Marques Ogden learned how to define his values and set goals. Ogden attended Howard University from 1998 to 2002 where he played Division I football.

Ogden then followed his dream and his brother Jonathan’s footsteps, eventually getting drafted into the NFL in 2003. Overall, he played for five years as an offensive lineman with the Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens, and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Following his NFL career Ogden started Kayden Premier Enterprises, a construction company in 2007 which quickly escalated to being a multi-million dollar construction firm. But in 2013, it all crashed down around him when Ogden got involved with a bad business deal — he ended up losing everything.

Ogden became a speaker to help others succeed where he failed. As a keynote speaker, executive coach, and corporate trainer, his passion is to create value for every client. Ogden’s clients consist of AXA Advisors, The Home Depot, JP Morgan, and Chase, among others.

This is the AthMindset Podcast Series on SportsEpreneur. And it’s all about mental health in sports.

From Lisa: I’m Lisa Bonta Sumii and this is the AthMindset Podcast Series on SportsEpreneur. This podcast series is a space for conversations with athletes, coaches, practitioners, and stakeholders in sports. And it’s where those individuals share their perspectives, experiences, and thoughts on mental health in sports. 

Eric Kasimov of SportsEpreneur is generously hosting the AthMindset Podcast Series on his platform as he deeply believes that these conversations are essential and deserve to be prioritized.

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