Marion E. Brooks

Board of Trustees


Marion E. Brooks an internationally certified executive coach, a professional speaker, and the best-selling author of What You Don’t Know is Hurting You: 4 Keys to a Phenomenal Career.

Marion has over twenty years of experience as an executive in the medical industry. He has successfully built and led award winning teams in sales, marketing and training & development, including leading a team to generate nearly $1 billion in annual sales. Based on his performance, Marion rose up the ranks eventually becoming the Vice President and US Country Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Novartis Pharmaceutical. 

As an expert in emotional intelligence and career development, he has consistently been recognized for his outstanding business achievements and has won numerous awards including Director of the Year, Business Leader of the Year, Training Excellence Awards, Worldwide Franchise Award, along with multiple Business Excellence Awards. Marion was recently recognized as one of the Top 100 Human Resource Professionals in the world. He holds a BA in Marketing, and an MBA in Management.

Marion is also the founder of an executive coaching firm based in Los Angeles, which trains corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, managers, and sales professionals in how to accelerate their careers. 

Marion dedicates his free time to many charitable causes and serves as Chairman of the Board for Sunshine’s Open Door Foundation, which helps prepare and support foster children to successfully transition from the foster care system to independence. Marion meets his audience demands through public appearances, one-on-one coaching, his book, and an online course.