ABOUT MARK EATON
MARK EATON is a successful, award-winning motivational speaker, entrepreneur and best selling author of The Four Commitments of a Winning Team, who has earned the coveted CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation, the speaking profession’s highest international measure of professional competence. He has spoken to numerous world-class organizations including IBM, FedEx, Phillips 66, Caesars Entertainment, T‑Mobile, LG, and businesses, government agencies and universities at every level. He has been featured as a team-building expert in print and online publications such as Forbes.com, Sports Illustrated and Entrepreneur.com.
Eaton is also a 7′4″ NBA All-Star who played with the Utah Jazz for 12 seasons, led the NBA in blocked shots 4 of those seasons, was named to the NBA All-Defensive Team 5 times, was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year 2 times, and still holds 2 NBA records—most blocks in a single season (456) and career average blocked shots per game (3.5).
In addition to his work on team building, Eaton is managing partner in two award-winning restaurants in Salt Lake City, Tuscany and Franck’s, recently voted Best Restaurant in Utah.
Eaton is founder and former chairman of the Mark Eaton Standing Tall for Youth Foundation, which provided sports and outdoor opportunities for more than 3,000 at-risk children. He is a former president and board member of the Legends of Basketball, which supports the needs of retired NBA players.
Eaton’s television and radio experience includes eight years as host of Jazz Tonight on KJZZ-TV, host of Mark Eaton Outdoors on The Outdoor Channel, and three years as host of Sports Health Today, an internationally syndicated radio show. He attended Cypress College and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
When Mark is not speaking, writing, or working he enjoys traveling with his wife Teri, horseback riding, mountain biking, skiing, and the outdoors. He lives in Park City, Utah with his wife, children, horses, dogs, and barn cats.
“Mark infuses his “Four Commitments of a Winning Team” with his personal story of obscurity-to-greatness
in a way that engages and resonates with ‘regular’ people.”
Thomas Maher ~ 2012–2013 Chairman ~ Nevada Hospital Association
“The points you made, and the wonderful way those points were so grounded in your experience playing in the NBA at such a high level for so many years, were so valuable to us here at UBI, as we are very committed to being a cohesive and effective team.”
Scott Shields ~ Universal Business Insurance
“Your presentation and life story, combined with your experience working with numerous organizations,
large and small, have helped to keep us focused on key objectives that will allow us to deliver
on our mandate in support of contractors and workers in Ontario’s unionized ICI construction sector.”
Sean W. Strickland ~ Chief Executive Officer ~ Ontario Construction Secretariat