Honors & Accolades

Mark Sanborn’s Honors and Accolades

Cavett Award Winner and Speaker Hall of Fame Inductee

PIC-cavett-awardAs president of Sanborn & Associates, Mark Sanborn is a recognized thought leader on leadership skill training and helping individuals and organizations turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

But more than this, the mission of Sanborn & Associates is to transform knowledge into application to create a generation of leaders who make a positive difference, regardless of title.

Mark understands that our highest impact as leaders comes when we transcend the organization and bring leadership into our homes and communities as well.

Mark’s Achievements

Mark not only impresses his audiences, but his peers as well, as evidenced by the honors and accolades accorded him during his noteworthy career. His accomplishments include:

  • 2007 Recipient of the Cavett Award; the National Speakers Association’s highest honor.

  • 2007 Recipient of Sales & Marketing Executives International Ambassador of Free Enterprise award.

  • President of the National Speakers Association (2003-2004).

  • One of the youngest members ever inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame; recipient of the coveted CPAE designation.

  • Earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation through the National Speakers Association (NSA).

  • Member of the Speakers Roundtable – an exclusive group of 20 of the top speaking professions in North America.

  • Board member of Executive Books.

  • A founding professor of MentorU.com, an Internet learning company.

  • Contributing columnist for life@Work magazine.


National Speakers Association President 2003-2004

Mark is proud to have served as the 2003-2004 National Speakers Association President. With 3500 members, NSA is the recognized voice of the speaking profession.

Mark’s NSA theme for the year was “Expertise to the Power of Eloquence.” He believes that the substance of a speaker’s message is as important as his or her ability to deliver it eloquently.

As President of NSA, Mark established a strategic initiative to define expertise. Mark believes that, “…the emphasis of expertise” will be “…critical to the long-term success of NSA, its brand and the speaking profession.”

Mark invited some of the National Speaking Association’s leading experts to define expertise and the role it plays in professional speaking. The Expertise Imperative, a whitepaper that summarizes these experts’ findings and conclusions, is now available.

The National Speaking Association and its website are a terrific resource for speakers, meeting planners and those interested in professional speaking. Contact NSA staff, Mark
or any of the NSA’s 3500 members to find out more.



Please contact Sanborn & Associates for more in depth information or to book Mark as your motivational speaker for your next event.