As a child Colin Sprake was a target of bullying because he had to wear special boots to compensate for severe problems with his feet. The ridicule intensified the older he became until when he was in high school, he would often return from school and sit for hours at the foot of his bed with tears running down his face. Adding insult to injury, he was also sexually abused by someone in his neighborhood. The torment he experienced was so painful that in high school he attempted suicide several times.
So how did Colin go from wanting to die to inspiring thousands of people to live? Watch this interview to hear Colin’s turning point with John Kehoe, his incredible entrepreneurial spirit, and how what he experienced as a young person fuels his passion to transform lives.
More About Colin Sprake
Colin H.A. Sprake is a heart-centered Business Sherpa, author, speaker, trainer and creator of The Ultimate Business Success System…with SOUL!. Colin is known as the #1 Entrepreneurial success trainer in Canada, having trained over 50,000 entrepreneurs and business owners.
A South African native and serial entrepreneur with decades of experience building multiple million dollar businesses globally in various industries and economies, Colin founded Make Your Mark Training & Consulting in 2004 with a passion to assist entrepreneurs to realize their full revenue and profit potential and do it with heart, making a positive impression on those their business impacts: staff, colleagues, vendors, families and the community.
Colin has built Make Your Mark Training on the core values of trust, respect for the individual, unconditional gratitude, integrity, openness to possibilities and commitment to excellence. He also places people above profits.
Colin’s conscious business philosophy coupled with his results-driven business success system of live events, group accountability programs and online trainings have created a vibrant, mutually supportive 45,000 community of entrepreneurs across Canada. Duplication and expansion are currently underway for Make Your Mark in the USA and beyond.
He is one of two Canadians who is part of an Elite Group called the Transformational Leadership Council founded by Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul series). Colin is also a #1 selling author presently with four #1 Bestsellers to his name with “Entrepreneur Success Recipe – The Key Ingredients That Separate The Millionaires From the Strugglers”, “Stand Apart co-authored with Dan Kennedy”, “Power Principles For Success – Colin Sprake & Brian Tracy” and “Entrepreneur Success Stories.” Colin has also won two Quilly Awards and has been inducted into the National Academy of Bestselling Authors. And, was recently featured in the movie Beyond Your Second Fifity!
Colin’s articles and interviews have appeared in many local and international print media including The Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, Inc. Magazine, Seattle Times and Reno Gazette. Colin has also appeared on many channels as a guest business expert: Global, MSNBC and CTV to mention a few.
A highly sought after keynote speaker and trainer, Colin guarantees his audiences will walk away from his presentations, no matter how long or short, with practical tools and strategies they can use immediately in their lives and businesses to achieve greater success and make a positive impact in the world. He also teaches that success is attainable in both family and business without sacrificing one for the other.
Colin currently resides in South Surrey, British Columbia, Canada with his beautiful wife and two daughters. He makes family his #1 priority.
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