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Meet Marke

You can have EXCUSES or RESULTS, not both!

Marke Freeman


Keynote speaker,

President of Max-OUT Foundation,
Director Point Guard College Basketball,

Sports Broadcaster, and Retired Professional Basketball Player

Marke Freeman is an outstanding teacher of leadership and skill development who empowers executives, entrepreneurs, students and athletes worldwide to welcome challenges as opportunities, becoming the “captains of their ship”.

Born into a single parent home and raised in an impoverished community on the eastside of Springfield Illinois, Marke has faced many forms of adversity making them the acme of her testimony. Her story is one of Commitment, Accountability, Perseverance, Education and Service which she refers to as CAPES because this approach saved her life.

Her story is proof that success is about combating victimization and seeking ownership. Committing to the process and not just seeking results. Living ones best life through self- reflection and correction. It’s about starving ones distractions and feedings ones focus to ensure growth and success while performing at the highest level, despite the circumstances.


A stalwart attitude served Marke well

throughout her career.

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She graduated at the top of her high school class receiving a full academic/athletic scholarship to play Division I Basketball. She had an exceptional career at Northern Illinois University leading her team as a national standout. Her well decorated career earned her an opportunity to travel the world to play professional basketball in Europe. She stood out against the world’s best, earning All-League honors and leading her teams to the playoffs. Her academic, athletic and professional accomplishments did not come without challenges, failures, setbacks and come backs.

Marke shares her message of trials, tribulations and triumph as a Core Director for Point Guard College, a

well-known leadership and skill basketball education program where she serves athletes and coaches of the high school, college and professional levels globally. She is a leader of content creation, skills training, team development and curriculum delivery for the most sought out basketball program in the world.

During her four years of college coaching, Marke served as the Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Washington University – Saint Louis. A program that has won 5 National Championships, made 10 NCAA Final Four appearances, and 23 Conference Championships but even better known as one of the top academic institutions in the country. Marke has again tied her passion for sports, impact and leadership into her mission to build champions on and off the basketball court.

Marke has equipped thousands

through dynamic and thought-provoking

teaching and empowerment.

In 2013 Marke founded the Max-OUT Foundation of which she is the active President. Max-OUT is a non-profit organization with a mission to “Maximize Opportunity, Unity and Training” in communities by teaching youth life skills, leadership training and influencing positive life choices.

Max-OUT has impacted the lives of thousands of youth and professionals throughout the United States and abroad, traveling to five continents, over a dozen countries and countless states. Marke has equipped thousands through dynamic and thought provoking teaching and empowerment of world-class leaders and citizens.

As a author, speaker, director, coach, and teacher, Marke Freeman works with business entities and individuals around the world, instilling within them not only the mental foundations of success and the motivation to achieve, but also the actionable strategies that will empower them to grow, improve, and thrive. The principles, strategies and fundamentals that help people and organizations create the results they want. Truly living through her world, Marke is an acclaimed keynote speaker. But, most people know her as an ordinary woman with an extraordinary message that has shifted the trajectory of many lives.

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