Founder & CEO
Colin Sprake is a global authority on spouse owned and operated companies. Having worked with his wife, Gabi for over 2 decades, he knows what it takes to have a successful business, marriage, and family life. He has truly figured out the secret to balancing it all.
Colin is a South African native and serial entrepreneur with decades of experience building multiple multi million-dollar businesses globally, in various Industries and economics. Colin founded Make Your Mark Training and Consulting in 2004 with a passion to assist spouse owned and operated businesses 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. He is an absolute business genius and can assist you out of any challenge - his creativity is something to experience and witness!
Colin built Make Your Mark on the core values of Community of Trust, Respect the Individual, Integrity, Commitment to Excellence, Open to Possibilities, and Unconditional Gratitude. He also places people and planet over profits
He is building the fastest growing community of spouse owned businesses from around the globe and wants the world to be live by 4 words - Love, Respect, Responsibility and Commitment.
He is one of two Canadians who are part of an Elite Group called the Transformational Leadership Council founded by Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul series). He is a Wisdom Council member with the Evolutionary Business Council. Colin is also a #1 best-selling author presently with four #1 International Bestsellers and has co-authored books with Dan Kennedy & Brian Tracy. Colin has also won two Quilly Awards and has been inducted twice into the National Academy of Bestselling Authors in Hollywood.
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 TV channels as a guest business expert: Global, MSNBC and CTV to mention a few.
He was featured in the movie, Finding Freedom in Your Second Fifty that has helped tens of thousands of people. Colin has also been blessed to be mentored by Sir Richard Branson and some of the Dragons and Sharks from entrepreneurial TV shows, Dragons' Den and Shark Tank. Some are now personal friends!
A highly sought-after keynote speaker and trainer, Colin guarantees his audience will walk away from his presentations, no matter how long or short, with practical tools and strategies you can use immediately in your life and business 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 White Rock, British Columbia, Canada, with his beautiful wife of 24-years and their two daughters.
Be ready to be Colinized!