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About the Author

Marion E. Brooks
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Marion E. Brooks is an internationally certified executive coach, keynote speaker, business leader, and

best selling author of ‘What You Don’t Know IS Hurting You: 4 Keys To A Phenomenal Career’.

Marion has more than twenty years of experience building and leading award-winning teams in the

pharmaceutical industry, including leading a team that generates more than $900 million in annual sales.

He has extensive experience in marketing, sales, and training & development. He holds a BA in

Marketing from the University of Texas, Arlington and a MBA in Management from Amberton University.

According to the Harvard Business Review, only five percent of employees in corporate America are

identified as high potentials. Marion knows high potentials are granted access to key information,

resources, and mentorship to help them succeed. Marion was identified as a high potential early in his

career. Now, his book ‘What You Don’t Know IS Hurting You: 4 Keys To A Phenomenal Career’ pulls

the veil back on what high potentials are getting and breaks down how everyone can benefit from

applying these tools.

Marion has consistently been recognized for his outstanding business achievements, and has won

numerous awards including; MVP, Training Excellence, Area Business Leader of the Year, President's

Award for Community Service, World Wide Franchise Awards, and Business Excellence Awards.

Marion is an expert in emotional intelligence, corporate culture, and career development.

Marion credits his grandmother “Sunshine” as his saving grace. She invested in him, encouraged him,

and supported him into adulthood. Sunshine is the namesake of the family’s Sunshine’s Open Door

Foundation, a nonprofit, which helps foster children successfully transition to independence. Marion

serves as Board Chairman for the foundation based in his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas. Marion has

also dedicated time and resources to other chartable causes including Hope Worldwide’s Newark New

Jersey Saturday Academy.