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Marcus Timmons

Motivational Speaker from Van Nuys, CA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$500 - $2500 per event
I am a well spoken and articulate motivational speaker. You would never know that I lived the hard knock life of crime.

The son of a teen mom, I never knew my real father and I grew up feeling like an outsider with no real male role model in my life. In spite of these challenges, I excelled in school and was was always coming up with creative ways to try to make money.

At fifteen years of age I started hustling on the block to put food on the table and buy clothes for school. Watching my Mom struggle to take care of three kids following a divorce, was too much to bear and I felt that he had to earn my keep. I took up weight training to get my fight game up for the local knuckleheads and dreamed of one day making it big out the hood. Living a double life, I tried to keep the streets on the streets and be a loving son at home but fast money soon led to juvenile lockup and I was now in the system.

It would take over ten years and multiply incarcerations for me to realize that I had the power to create my own reality and break the cycle of negativity. Life hit rock bottom when I was sentenced to 120 months in Federal custody. During those nine years I did not receive any visits from family or friends and it really made me put my life into perspective. This time was a true test of my ability to stay mentally sound and not become institutionalized.

Upon release, I had three hundred dollars in my pocket and no place to live, but was was determined to make something of myself. Making my thoughts my reality, success soon followed. Since my release I've done some acting, produced a workout video, written several books, worked to mentor youth's, become involved in public speaking and worked as an executive at Premier Entertainment. I also do personal training and nutritional consulting helping others achieve their fitness goals. My accomplishments have been attributed to my ability to overcome adversity and through my life experiences I share with others how they too can create their own reality.

I offer teens, young adults and adults an opportunity to hear first hand how little choices in life can lead to big decisions that essentially change the outcome of your life. Association, education, personal self worth, and goals are tools I combine with street savy to put into perspective the challenges many are faced with in life. If I can touch or change one person's life, it makes it all worth while because I never had that mentor I could relate too. Sometimes mentorship can come in the form of a stranger. Being able to identify with someone or group is often a challenge for a person looking to take their life to the next level which is often hard to overcome.
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School Assemblies
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Please note Marcus Timmons will also travel to Panorama City, North Hills, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Mission Hills, North Hollywood, Northridge, Pacoima, Valley Village, Arleta, Reseda, Granada Hills, San Fernando, Studio City, Sun Valley, Tarzana, Burbank, Los Angeles, Toluca Lake, Universal City, Winnetka, Woodland Hills, Beverly Hills, Sylmar, Chatsworth, Canoga Park, Sunland, Glendale, Hollywood, Topanga.