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Read the stories of some of the incredible people who once stood where you’re standing now—and have found their path to fulfillment in their careers.

  • Insightful questions challenge my perspective.

    Let me share a great coaching experience with Marshall. I recommend him as someone you should talk to and get a better perspective on where you want to take your professional life. Marshall is an excellent business instructor. The opportunity to work with him was mine. His knowledge and direction have been crucial to my development as a professional. In addition, he has a remarkable capacity to adapt their coaching method to meet the needs of each client because he has a thorough understanding of many different business tactics and concepts.
    His coaching approach is very inspiring, encouraging, and collaborative. He actively listens, asks insightful questions, and offers helpful criticism, which helps me understand, get beyond obstacles, and come up with workable answers. Additionally, he has a gift for identifying untapped potential and enabling people to build on their skills and abilities. thanks, Marshall Bowden

    Luis Chaverri-Mejias – Innovative Business Process Improvement Consultant
  • “Passionate about helping others”

    If you ever have the opportunity to work with Mr. Bowden, TAKE IT! Marshall was very instrumental in assisting me enter my next career opportunity. He is also passionate about his role in assisting others, which shows in his communications. He has the innate ability to empower you forward in the most professional way.

    Shanna Bruflodt, CCRC, MBA/HCM – Operations at Emory University School of Medicine
  • “Easy going yet very professional”

    It is with utmost confidence that I recommend Marshall to anyone interested in pursuing business ownership opportunities. He takes a lot of time asking questions and gathering information in order to have a complete picture of who you are so he can present the best businesses to contemplate. Marshall was extremely patient and ultimately led me to the exact type of business for me. His approach is easy going yet very professional. If you would like the assistance of a career coach, Marshall is a top notch choice!

    Mike Connors – Partner at Active Entities Consulting
  • “Pressure Free”

    Marshall is a patient and engaging business leader. Marshall mentored me as I was pursuing potential franchise opportunities. He provokes deep thoughts and is patient and kind in his approach. I learned a great deal about opportunities that exist for self employment, and little more about myself as well throughout the process. I would recommend partnering with Marshall to anyone looking to learn more about themselves or business. He has an engaging and pressure free style.

    Kevin Walleser – Associate Director – HR, Kohler Campus Operations at Kohler Co.
  • “Fantastic Experience”

    I had a fantastic experience working with Marshall.  He took the time to get to know me, help me find my likes and dislikes with respect to my work.  In addition, he taught me about the franchise industry, what to expect, and what questions to ask myself and franchisors.   He connected me with a few targeted franchises that were a good fit, a few that were a stretch and I had very productive conversations. In the end, it did not work out for me to open a franchise, but I am very grateful and extremely satisfied with Marshall. I highly recommend anyone remotely interested in owning a franchise to talk with Marshall.

    Jonathon Gearty – Financial Services Professional
  • “Marshall has the instincts and personality to pull it all together. Marshall has helped solidify my next steps in ways I could never have imagined. I highly recommend his services. My next step is underway!”

    Tony Bennett – Senior Manager
  • Marshall –

    Wanted to send you a note and say thank you for all that you’ve done to help me see the possibilities of business ownership – Thank you.

    You were able to take an interest of mine and lead me down the path to turn the interest into a dream into a reality. Your thoughtful insights, questions, and little challenges helped me look at business ownership in a new light and from a different perspective. Your can-do attitude, moving me closer to making the decisions I needed to make was what I needed to make the decision on business ownership. Thank you for your encouragement and talking me through how to uncover answers to my questions and making me aware of resources available to me.

    I am looking forward to the journey ahead, with its challenges, its rewards, and hopefully realizing my career / work ultimate goals of successfully owning my own business and making an impact in my community.

    Thank you again –

    Andrew Bernard – New owner of a Hello Garage!
  • Admittedly, I met our initial conversations with a healthy level of skepticism.  Yet as time elapsed, I came to look forward to the opportunity to work with you to better understand myself and how I might just find a way out of this uncertainty which seems to have consumed my life.  I realized that your guidance helped to identify my strengths, opportunities that I can leverage, and the potential that lays out there for me.

    I greatly appreciate your positive energy and the perspectives you’ve provided.  Tricia and I look forward to this great new life adventure.

    Thank you for being there!


    John Mussmacher – Remained In Corporate America
  • I started the process with ALL the skepticism and caution that any TRUE New Yorker worth their salt brings to the table. What’s the angle? What’s this about? Who is this guy? And at the same time, knowing I was stuck and responding to the future from a place of doubt and fear. So I set up our first call the journey was unexpectedly fast, but even more surprising, was the level of space I had to be honest with “myself” in the conversation, space was opened up to tackle life head on! Each week, I grew, I expanded, I was evolving, and within 3 weeks, I started a New Career, and it seemed TOO easy, but I was reminded that I had the answers all along, I just needed the right questions to point myself in the right direction. And Marshall delivers , hands down! Thank you Marshall!

    Marc Pongnon – Chief of Staff at Emerging Markets Investors Alliance
  • Marshall contacted me at a point in time when I was contemplating a serious change for myself and my career. Our first conversation or two was spent trying to figure one another out and determine how we could create a partnership and path forward for me. We spoke on a regular basis for months throughout this discovery process. I had no obligation to Marshall, nor he to me, yet I found his ability remarkable for understanding and challenging me to think about things that I normally do not, regarding my passions and interests. He presented me with many options and was able to connect me with many different resources which were incredibly helpful and insightful. Marshall is relatable on so many levels and his common sense approach is adaptable to even the most cynical skeptic. To anyone who has not had the opportunity to work with or speak to Marshall, I highly encourage you to do so. You have everything to gain.

    Scott Fischer – Senior Director of Engineering at ILC Dover
  • “I had worked for 15 years in the world of corporate finance when I was forced to make a sudden exit. I had always thought to myself, I have this great corporate job, I’m on easy street. But I was really in the wrong place at the wrong time. I had no control over my own destiny. My Career Ownership Coach helped me take a close look at Franchising to achieve self-sufficiency.  Franchising was a better choice for me rather than starting a business from the ground up. I have a good sense of how things should run and customer service but I tend not to be strong on the sales side and frankly, I am not the stereotypical idea-man. A franchise is giving you the playbook, and you have a product. In my mind a lot of the basics have been built, you just need to follow the proven system. When friends are approaching those exit ramps in life, the first thing I tell them to do is to connect with a Career Ownership Coach at The Entrepreneur’s source.”

    ANDREW BROWN, New Business Owner

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