Marques Colston

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Marques Colston is the founder of Marques Colston Enterprises (MCE), a professional development services company, which empowers organizations and growth-minded individuals to unlock creativity and possibility to experience sustainable business success.

Creating Separation is a Mindset© inspired by his illustrious NFL career, spanning a decade, and as an owner, partner, investor, and advisor to dozens of businesses and organizations.

Marques’ game-changing methodology of ‘Creating Separation’ is the paradigm shift that has propelled him to overcome adversity and experience seemingly unattainable accomplishments both personally and professionally, over his lifetime.

Currently, Marques serves on the advisory committee for NFL Players Inc., the licensing arm of the NFL Players Association. He launched Venture Investing and Entrepreneurship for Professional Athletes, an executive education program for current and former professional athletes at the prestigious Columbia Business School. He has partnered with his alma mater, Hofstra University to create the Marques Colston Fellowship, which provides experiential learning opportunities for student-athletes in health majors. And is currently teaching entrepreneurship and life skills to undergraduate students as an adjunct professor at the University of New Orleans.

Marques is a Super Bowl champion, inductee in the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame and the Sports Hall of Fame in both Pennsylvania and Louisiana. While an active player for the New Orleans Saints, he was the all-time franchise leader in receptions, receiving yards, and total touchdowns.

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"Your story was truly inspiring and motivating for our franchise system to hear."

Dan Murphy- Chief Operating Officer, D1

“Thank you for your magnificent comments and your commitment to our current and former student-athletes!”

Dr. Katrice Albert- EVP of Inclusion and Human Resources, NCAA

"Marques has distinguished himself as a serial entrepreneur who has gained a sophisticated understanding of the business world. He is also a model of perseverance and self-improvement."

John Nicklow- President, University of New Orleans