Hi, I'm Dr. Mark. D. Yates. At My Business Speaking Events I Inspire Business Employees To Facilitate Profitable Business Growth For Your Company. My Speaking Fees Commence At £1,500 To £10,000+

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Welcome To Dr. Mark D. Yates Special Forces Leadership & Motivational Business Speaker

Are you running an annual or monthly business conference, or sales training event?

Do you want to motivate your personnel? This is exactly what I deliver during my business speaking events.

Since 1998 I have been a keynote and conference speaker at a variety of events in 44 different countries. My portfolio of speaker engagement clients is diverse and includes large and small business corporations, government agencies, university & academic sectors, sporting sectors, police, military special-forces, Intelligence & security agencies.

I've personally managed consultancy clients from over 120 different niche business sectors, so I have a fantastic understanding of speaking to diverse business sector audiences. My speaker subject matter and the related learning concepts I share, are universally applicable.

My Service Provision

I am typically retained as a professional business leadership, team building and motivational speaker for 1 to 8-hour events and on occasion as a combined speaker - trainer for 2 to 7-day events.I provide my speaker service to clients world-wide and have delivered to 44 Countries.

I am very different to most conventional business speakers. I engage, inspire, motivate, educate and entertain during every speaker engagement I deliver. My positive client feedback indicates my speaker style is extremely memorable which facilitates immediate action from the business attendees.
Who I Do It For?
  • Business owners
  • C-level executives
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Investors
  • Sales staff
  • Senior & mid-level management
  • Marketing managers
  • Business development specialists
  • 120+ multi sector businesses


  • Government departments
  • TV, press, media & radio stations
  • Law enforcement
  • Military - Special Forces
  • Intelligence agencies
  • Security agencies
  • Trade exhibition events
  • Large business networking events
  • Sports organisations
Background Information

Called The Mafia Buster and the British American Security Expert by the world's press and media. Mark spent over 20 years training, leading and commanding elite Special Forces in 44 Countries. He provided his security services for Royalty, Government, Diplomatic, Military, Law Enforcement and Judiciary clients.

Mark specialised in providing extremely high risk close protection services for C- Level Executives, Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and Investors conducting business operations in many of the world's most politically hostile and dangerous environments.

Mark Knows 2 Things Inside Out...
1. How to protect and save the lives of his business executive clients
2. How to speak to, motivate & lead staff to protect & grow multi-sector businessesWhen Mark presents his speaking engagements, everything revolves around the need to develop formidable leadership and motivational team building to inspire your teams to succeed in extremely tough, complex and challenging business environments.His presentations are closely aligned to helping business growth teams leverage long term profitable growth from LinkedIn, the world's largest and most professional business to business platform. If you think your sales and marketing teams know how to leverage LinkedIn, then wait until you hear how Mark inspires them to achieve so much more for your business.


About Mark - The Mafia Buster
  • As the Eastern Bloc Mafia consolidated it's strangle hold on the independent states of the former Soviet Union, the KGB retained Mark to train their special forces.
  • When the British Government prosecuted the world's first ever Al-Qaeda terrorist, post 911, their security services and crown prosecution service produced Mark as their prosecution witness.
  • When the Mafia infiltrated the Ukrainian government structures, they retained Mark to train the leadership of their Anti-Mafia task force special forces.
  • When a close protection team commander was required for Queen Elizabeth's royal anniversary gala it was Mark who was retained.
  • When the Mexican Mafia were hijacking precious cargos and executing the drivers, Mark was retained to train the leadership of their special forces.
  • Post 911, CNN's Larry King, MSNBC's Phil Donahue & multiple other major global TV broadcasters competed with each other to Interview Mark first.
  • When the Beltway snipers were terrorising the USA, the world's press, media, FBI & law enforcement turned to Mark for his expert advice.
  • When Georgian terrorists laid siege at the theatre in Moscow, FOX News sought out Mark's expertise.
  • When the Italian Mafia targeted Mercedes Benz, Mark was retained to train their security leaders.
  • When the SKY Discovery Channel wanted to film & broadcast a 60 minute TV documentary about elite close protection Special Forces they retained Mark to lead the documentary.
  • When the Special Operations Group (SOG) in the Middle East required specialist dignitary close protection training for their special force's leaders, they approached Mark.
  • When the Russian Mafia targeted Kazakhstan, their government called in Mark to train their special forces.
  • Based on the above, it should come as no surprise that Mark is no stranger to leading specialist business personnel through some of the world's most dangerous high-risk environments.
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About Mark - His Business Background
Dr. Mark D. Yates is an award winning, distinguished global LinkedIn business growth consultant, speaker, trainer, and author. Recognised internationally as the ‘LinkedIn Expert’s Expert’, he has authored 3 books about LinkedIn (‘How to Make Money on LinkedIn’. – ‘How To Get To #1 On LinkedIn’. – ‘LinkedIn The Art Of Business War’.) – Mark also developed & delivers his 1 year globally academically accredited LinkedIn Training programme, (‘LinkedIn SWAT Corporate’) to business sales & marketing teams. He also authored two Special Forces security books: (‘Men In Black Bodyguard Training’. – ‘A Deadly Occupation’.) 5 major TV documentaries, including a 1-hour SKY Discovery Channel documentary have been filmed & broadcast about Mark’s consultancy work in some of the 44 Countries he operates in. Mark holds a Doctorate in professional business studies & 3 other University degrees. He specialises in and is passionate about helping business owners and their support personnel grow profitable business from leveraging & monetising LinkedIn.
Retain Mark as your event keynote speaker to inspire your teams to succeed & achieve
greater success through effective leadership & dynamic team building
FBI Goal


Large Corporate Business Conference Events
  • Multi-national audiences 1,000+ attendees
  • World-wide destinations
  • Electronic simultaneous translation experienced
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Company Annual Events
  • Multi-national audiences 200+ attendees
  • World-wide destinations
  • Electronic simultaneous translation experienced
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Business In-House Leadership & Team Building Events
  • Multi-national audiences 50+ attendees
  • World-wide destinations
  • Electronic simultaneous translation experienced
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Sales, Marketing & Business Development Training Events
  • Multi-national audiences 25+ attendees
  • World-wide destinations
  • Electronic simultaneous translation experienced
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Business Networking Events
  • Multi-national audiences 25+ attendees
  • World-wide destinations
  • Electronic simultaneous translation experienced
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Business Trade Show Events
  • Multi-national audiences 100+ attendees
  • World-wide destinations
  • Electronic simultaneous translation experienced
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Board Members & C-Level Executive Events
  • Multi-national audiences 10+ attendees
  • World-wide destinations
  • Electronic simultaneous translation experienced
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Law Enforcement, Military, Intelligence & Security Agency Events
  • Single & multiple agency & multi-national audiences 100+ attendees
  • World-wide destinations
  • Electronic simultaneous translation experienced

Speaker Testimonial Feedback


Director, Alithea Limited

Dr. Mark D. Yates is the Rolls Royce model of 'a safe pair of hands'. Within an hour during our very first meeting, Mark gave me an idea which we used to make £237,000. During the last 15 years I've witnessed his total dedication & commitment to the business tasks at hand. He takes his work very seriously & is completely unflappable is a crisis. There are few people on this planet I would trust with my business. I trust Mark.


Marketing & Business Development

Dr Mark Yates is highly skilled in international business networking & business development. His experience spans a broad range of professional industries & disciplines. If you're looking for a business health check or looking to expand your network, he's the expert you should connect with. He provides his customers & clients with the benefits of his knowledge & access to his valuable business connections via his global LinkedIn Speaker presentations.
  • “Mark effortlessly inspires trust, confidence and potentiality.”
  • “Mark is simply the most skilled & reliable professional business speaker I have ever worked with.”
  • “Mark is an absolute professional business speaker and connector.”
  • “Dr. Mark Yates is an incredible entrepreneurial speaker with staggering business networking abilities.”
  • “There’s a compelling reason why Mark is considered the Donald Trump of professional business speaking and networking.”
  • “You will not a find a better business speaker or networker on the planet than Dr. Mark D. Yates.”
  • “The term "expert" is not strong enough to describe Mark’s professional speaking and business networking prowess.”
  • “Mark has reached the stratosphere of LinkedIn business relationships.”
  • “Mark is one of the top LinkedIn business speakers & power networkers.”
  • “For 18 years I have marvelled at Mark’s unique ability for delivering leadership speaking and in forming powerful & productive networking groups.”
  • “When it comes to business leadership speaking and global networking there are few people as experienced & as successful as Dr. Mark Yates.”
  • “Dr. Yates has some of the most advanced business speaking and networking skills imaginable.”
  • “Dr. Mark D. Yates is an extraordinary business speaker/networker of the highest calibre.”

Inspire your teams to success! Keynote Speaker on leadership & pre-programming business teams for success

Choosing and Investing in a professional business speaker can be like walking through a minefield blindfolded. In most cases your choice of speakers is limited to someone who is either a motivational specialist from a non-business background, or, a business person who lacks the dynamic leadership skill sets to highly motivate your employees. It's rare to find a professional speaker that fits comfortably into both sectors. Gauge for yourself how clients & associates rate my level of professionalism.

Testimonials Don't Get Any Better Than These…

BBC Dragons Den Quotation From Peter Jones - Entrepreneur‘If you Mark D. Yates had pitched to the Dragons today as a top end business consultant then myself and two other Dragons would have invested in you. Given your very credible business background I advise you to build your business consultancy company.’

BBC Dragons Den Quotation From Evan Davis - Dragons Den TV Host

Mark D. Yates you really commanded the full respect of all 5 business Dragons.

BBC Dragons Den Quotation From Theo Paphitis – Entrepreneur

I get it Mark you are the real deal James Bond. It’s no coincidence that all 5 Dragons have advised you to form your own high level consultancy group.

BBC Dragons Den Quotation From Deborah Meaden – Entrepreneur

Mark, you have far more business contacts than we Dragons have. Grow your consultancy business.

BBC Dragons Den Quotation From – BBC Dragons Den Web Site Director

Mark, your business presentation was the most riveting I have ever seen on Dragons Den. You also gave us, the BBC web site production team a ‘master class’ in Internet marketing.


  • “Mark is simply the most skilled experienced and reliable business speaker professional with whom I have ever had the privilege of working.” Jason M Fish. Medical Doctor.
  • “I have known Dr. Mark Yates for 18 years and have marvelled at his unique ability of both business leadership speaking & forming powerful & productive networking groups & organizations.” Norman E. Jennings Former Commissioner of Public Safety and Police Commissioner.
  • “Mark has an infectious enthusiasm and an ability to listen really well. He has a very agile mind that is able to take on different perspectives. But the most important thing about Mark is this - he's a really nice guy to work with.” Rashesh Joshi Accountant & Co Founder And Director, Alexander Rosse
  • “I have known and been associated with Dr. Yates for over 15 years, and have the utmost faith in his abilities. His networking prowess and business motivational speaker skills are second to none, and his networking connections provide positive results.” David E. Miller Aviation Technician”
  • “In my dealings with Mark, I have always found him to be not only a highly knowledgeable expert professional in his official capacities, but also a highly skilled and well-connected business growth specialist. He is also a very personable and genuine fellow, who is keen to help good, honest, hard-working people succeed. Engaging his services offers a very good return on investment for any business serious about growth.” Murray Ambler-Shattock, IT Consultant & Service Provider.


Mark's presentations are structured around some of the most dangerous security operations he has commanded, in some of the world's most politically unstable regions.

Each section provides an inside perspective of the presenter's covert activities. Business attendees are presented with a rich insight about how dynamic leadership and mission specific team building delivers operational success.

Every single nugget of Mark's high-risk activities is transferrable into the world of contemporary business growth.

Mark's stories highlight the pros & cons, and the real-life dangers of sticking your neck out in hostile competitive environments.

He has audiences hanging on the edge of their seats holding their breath as he seamlessly transitions through elements of tragedy, inspiration, operation success and failures and how humour was often the catalyst for turning negative dangerous operations into successful missions.

All of his stories hammer home key learning points designed to pre-programme business audience members for future success.

  • When to stick your neck out & when not to
  • Adopting the special forces mind-set into your business
  • Recruitment & training
  • Progressive learning concepts
  • Structuring your team for success
  • Dynamic leadership & command presence
  • Colour codes of threat awareness
  • Identifying critical mission success factors
  • Understanding Murphy’s Law
  • Managing risks, threats & critical incidents
  • Overcoming fear of failure
  • Identify your competitor’s weaknesses
  • Playing to strengths
  • The importance of concise communications
  • Recognition and reward
  • Reinforcing the learning concept via a mission de-brief
Mark ensures he develops every presentation to deliver a 'bespoke' business theme, fully customised to enhance and support your event key business growth themes.
8 Reasons Why You Should Book Me?
  • I’m unique & very different to all other speakers
  • I provide more value than cost & you’ll gain a return on your speaker investment
  • I’m highly motivated to help you grow your business
  • I’m business relevant & a dynamic employee motivator
  • Fascinating background history
  • The BBC Dragons Den called me the ‘Real Deal’ James Bond
  • Experienced speaker in 44 Countries
  • International credibility established through global media outlets
Book Dr. Mark D. Yates as your Motivational Business Speaker now!
How to book me?
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