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Mark Perna

Founder & CEO of Tools For Schools

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 Mark Perna Biography

Mark C. Perna is the founder and CEO of TFS in Cleveland, Ohio, a full-service strategic consulting firm whose mission is to share and support every client’s passion for making a difference. Mark, a graduate of John Carroll University, has many years of experience addressing industry leaders on the topic of expanding their reach in an increasingly global marketplace. As a noted expert on Generations Y and Z, Mark has devoted his career to empowering educators and employers to unleash the tremendous potential of today’s young people, both in the classroom and on the job.

After successfully parenting two Millennials as a single father, Mark has become a passionate advocate for bridging the generational divides that are contributing to America’s profound skills gap. Parents, schools, districts, businesses, and state organizations across North America have successfully used Mark’s insights and strategies to connect more effectively with the younger generations. In his work with educational and business organizations, Mark has pioneered many best practices for achieving more with today’s young people, including the TFS Education with Purpose® philosophy and highly popular Career Tree® strategy, among others. Mark is frequently cited as the national expert in education enrollment, retention, and performance.

A dynamic and motivational public speaker, Mark frequently delivers keynote speeches at national and statewide events and spoke at Harvard University by special invitation. His genuine personality and warm sense of humor make him a fun and memorable communicator that people connect with immediately. He regularly addresses both small groups and massive crowds in his capacity as a generational and performance expert, reaching thousands of educators, parents, employers, and young people each year with his powerful message of change and empowerment.

Mark has published numerous articles in national publications as a recognized voice in student engagement and success. His best-selling book, Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations, was written to help parents, employers, and educators understand Generations Y and Z and inspire them to greater performance in all areas of life.

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Mark Perna

Founder & CEO of Tools For Schools

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Mark Perna Biography

Mark C. Perna is the founder and CEO of TFS in Cleveland, Ohio, a full-service strategic consulting firm whose mission is to share and support every client’s passion for making a difference. Mark, a graduate of John Carroll University, has many years of experience addressing industry leaders on the topic of expanding their reach in an increasingly global marketplace. As a noted expert on Generations Y and Z, Mark has devoted his career to empowering educators and employers to unleash the tremendous potential of today’s young people, both in the classroom and on the job.

After successfully parenting two Millennials as a single father, Mark has become a passionate advocate for bridging the generational divides that are contributing to America’s profound skills gap. Parents, schools, districts, businesses, and state organizations across North America have successfully used Mark’s insights and strategies to connect more effectively with the younger generations. In his work with educational and business organizations, Mark has pioneered many best practices for achieving more with today’s young people, including the TFS Education with Purpose® philosophy and highly popular Career Tree® strategy, among others. Mark is frequently cited as the national expert in education enrollment, retention, and performance.

A dynamic and motivational public speaker, Mark frequently delivers keynote speeches at national and statewide events and spoke at Harvard University by special invitation. His genuine personality and warm sense of humor make him a fun and memorable communicator that people connect with immediately. He regularly addresses both small groups and massive crowds in his capacity as a generational and performance expert, reaching thousands of educators, parents, employers, and young people each year with his powerful message of change and empowerment.

Mark has published numerous articles in national publications as a recognized voice in student engagement and success. His best-selling book, Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations, was written to help parents, employers, and educators understand Generations Y and Z and inspire them to greater performance in all areas of life.

Mark Perna Videos

  • Mark C. Perna | Discover "Answering Why"
    "Answering Why" unveils the tried and true practices of renowned expert, father, and CEO Mark C. Perna. Discover his powerful strategies for ...
  • Mark Perna, TFS® Founder/CEO | Energize & Empower Your Team
    Mark C. Perna is a dynamic generational expert and motivational speaker whose proprietary strategies are changing the game for education ...

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  • How to book Mark Perna?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mark Perna for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Mark Perna, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mark Perna or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mark Perna?

    Booking fees for Mark Perna, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mark Perna, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mark Perna?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mark Perna for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mark Perna for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mark Perna or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mark Perna or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Mark Perna is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mark Perna for your event is available upon request. Mark Perna generally travels from Beachwood, OH, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Linda Darling-Hammond, N.K. Jemisin, Heather Miller, Dr. Sharroky Hollie and Audrey Watters. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mark Perna for an upcoming event.

Mark Perna Speaker Videos

  • Mark C. Perna | Discover "Answering Why"
    "Answering Why" unveils the tried and true practices of renowned expert, father, and CEO Mark C. Perna. Discover his powerful strategies for ...
    Mark Perna, TFS® Founder/CEO | Energize & Empower Your Team
    Mark C. Perna is a dynamic generational expert and motivational speaker whose proprietary strategies are changing the game for education ...

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