Meet Scott

Scott “Q” Marcus is a Recovering Perfectionist


“The ones who are most in danger of failing are the ones who are so inspired they strive to do it perfectly.” Productivity Expert and Motivational Speaker Scott “Q” Marcus

Scott “Q” Marcus has lost 2,327 pounds – If you add up all the weight he has lost (and regained) since childhood.

On his 39th birthday, after suffering from chest pains, backaches, financial ruin, and a failing marriage, he decided – one more time – to take control of his life and lost 70 pounds over the next 364 days, which he has maintained (most of the time) for two decades. In the process, he became an expert in weight loss and has worked with thousands of people to reach their own wellness goals.

He believes we each know how to make permanent long-term change; we just don’t do it. Why? The “wrinkled child” within us doesn’t want to! So, instead of focusing on the “Why,” he focuses on the “How.”

Through Scott’s background in marketing, and as a radio talk show host, he understands the importance of persuasive speaking allowing him to entice audiences to buy in to the concepts presented.

Scott inspires and educates audiences across the country on how to change their attitudes to increase productivity and morale – especially during trying times. His programs on attitude, stress, communication are couched in hilarious and touching stories of weight loss, and the somewhat trying job of being a weight loss icon.

His playful, humorous, highly interactive, and inspirational presentations deal with the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that lead to painful unproductive behaviors. Whether speaking with a small conference of managers on how to overcome procrastination among the staff or a thousand people at a wellness convention on how to finally drop the weight they’ve been carrying “forever,” he is known for lively, playful presentations and has is described as a cross between “business 101, group therapy, and a southern revival.”

Using an innovative and highly interactive audience engagement technique called Sculpting, Scott allows the audience to direct part of the presentation, giving them a more involved, intimate, and personal learning experience.

In addition to speaking, Scott writes a weekly syndicated column that began in 2004, “Striving for Imperfection,” and produces motivational cruises and retreats. He is the past president of the Northern California chapter of the National Speakers Association, and the author of eight books, as well as the publisher and founder of the motivational magazine, “Two Words: Hope, Inspiration, and Change from a Simple Phrase.” He also created the very popular self-help member websites, and

Prior to his speaking and writing career, he had a three-decade career in the media as a DJ, talk show host, Music Director, Program Director, Operations Director and later: sales manager, station manager, and general manager of various radio and TV stations. After leaving the media, he became an independent representative for an advertising agency and won two national Telly awards for TV campaigns he helped devise.

When hired to speak, he is able to bring this extensive marketing background to bear to help increase attendance and make the gathering more productive for all.

Don’t hold back – Book Scott Now!


Scott’s One Sheets are below

  • High Resolution (30 MB) suitable for printing – productivity PDF click here
  • High Resolution (30 Mb) suitable for printing – weight loss PDF click here
  • Low Resolution (1MB) for web use – productivity PDF click here
  • Low Resolution (2MB) for web use – weight loss PDF click here

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