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      Marcel’s speeches emphasize the human need for more connection, belonging, and trust at work, and how today’s human-centered leaders effectively create more impact and value through the powerhouse principles of servant leadership.

      We have shifted from shareholder capitalism to stakeholder capitalism. Among the key stakeholders is the most important one — the employee. In Marcel’s interactive and highly-participatory keynotes, audiences will reimagine how putting people and purpose ahead of profits will become an even more profitable venture in return. To that end, Marcel delights audiences by describing in a dynamic fashion how the best leaders on the planet engage and get the most out of their people.

      The 6 Building Blocks of a High Performing Team

      In this live or virtual presentation, Marcel teaches leaders to:

      • Acquire real-life skills and competencies to improve and sustain their leadership performance on the job.
      • Inspire a team or organization to high performance,m which will result in bottom-line success.
      • Apply the latest research and best-in-class practices from servant leadership and positive psychology that will catapult them to success.
      • Raise the capacity and self-awareness to increase engagement, reduce turnover, and produce extraordinary results.

      In today’s social economy, you have to lead from both your head and heart…

      Human beings are inherently designed to be relational. In the workplace, it’s no different. We long for the same close bonds and connections with colleagues, managers, and customers, in the pursuit of purposeful work and strong collaboration that produce meaningful results.

      This exploration is strictly reserved for courageous leaders committed to personal growth—leaders willing to discover how servant leadership drives human behavior to achieve greatness. Are you in?

      To book Marcel for your event, send an email via the Contact page.

      What You Get When You Book Marcel


      Initial Consultation

      Pre-event call to understand your event or organization’s needs and goals.

      Personal Interaction

      Direct access to Marcel via email/text, video conferencing, and phone w/ prompt responses.

      Media Access

      Permission to republish any of Marcel’s articles for event promotion.


      Event Keynote

      Custom and dynamically delivered presentation combining speaking and facilitation.

      Audience Engagement

      Q&A, small group breakouts, interactive exercises, experiential learning.

      Audience Access

      Further available for roundtables, panels, luncheons, etc., before or after the presentation.


      Learning Resources

      Exclusive access to a plethora of tips, tools, resources, articles, and podcasts.

      Personal Access

      Marcel available to engage audience via e-mail for follow-up questions and advice.

      Exclusive Discounts

      Get exclusive discounts to Marcel’s signature leadership course, “From Boss to Leader.”

      Written Testimonials

      Authentic, talented, and a servant’s heart would be how I would describe Marcel. I recently hired Marcel to co-facilitate a two-day workshop around for my largest client. From the moment I engaged Marcel on this project, he was invested in making it a success. His experience as a keynote speaker and student of Serving Leadership allowed him to bring relatable discussions and examples that connected with leaders at all levels. The feedback was excellent and they were very pleased with the impact it created for their organization.


      Kelly Merbler

      Principal, The Kelly Merbler Company

      I recently had the opportunity to invite Marcel as a KeyNote speaker to one of our Company events. I am so glad I chose him to deliver the Servant Leadership message to our franchisees. His approach to this way of understanding leadership is full of wisdom and insight. Talking about love in the workplace can sound cheesy and even strange, but his competency, ability to connect and speaking skills brilliantly offer the connection to workplace reality and actionable strategies. I recommend Marcel with no reservations.


      Madeleine Susan Berger

      Director of On-Boarding and Continuous Training at British Swim School

      I recently had the pleasure of speaking at an event with Marcel… and wow! Marcel is one of the most heart-ful and skillful presenters/facilitators I’ve experienced. His ability to connect with the audience, relate to the realities of the workplace, offer actionable strategies for success and tap the hope of those to whom he speaks is remarkable. Additionally, Marcel is a masterful facilitator, reading the room, fluidly guiding conversation, and ensuring deep insights for all involved. I can recommend Marcel Schwantes without reservation to any group looking for a rich, meaningful, relevant and inspiring experience.


      Julie Winkle Giulioni

      Leadership/learning authority, among Inc.’s top 100 leadership speakers & co-author of Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go

      Marcel’s presentation is a must-have for any organization; it is a unique, inspiring and empowering way of learning. This session brought me and my 60+ leaders back to the basics of leadership. Rediscovering our leadership styles, and learning how to optimize our talents to serve each other and the lives that are placed in our hands was the highlight of our year!


      Gemma Rama-Banaag

      Chief Nursing Officer, Paradise Valley Hospital

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