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    Marcel’s dynamic and interactive speeches and workshops emphasize the need for more connection, belonging, trust, and, yes….even love in the workplace! Audiences will be delighted and walk away with highly-practical information, tips, tools and strategies they can apply to their leadership role immediately.

    The 6 Building Blocks of a High Performing Team

    In this onsite 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, 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 leadership success.
    • Raise the capacity and self-awareness to increase engagement, build trust, reduce turnover, and produce extraordinary results.
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    Transformational Workplace Wellbeing Keynotes

    A unique speaking experience featuring two global thought leaders. In a powerful one-two punch, Robb Holman and Marcel Schwantes have combined forces to deliver two parts of an unforgettable interactive experience for leaders of all stripes.

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    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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