Motivational Speaker. Mentor. Real Estate Developer. Entrepenuer.

Dr. Marlon Haywood was born and raised on the South side of Chicago in the Englewood area. Never one to let his environment dictate his future, he received his Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Roosevelt University. He has a Master’s Degree in Adult & Higher Education and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Liberal Studies from Northern Illinois University (NIU).  

Dr. Haywood’s life’s mission is to be a positive source of change in the community. His professional resume is one deeply rooted in service. He is the founder and president for Urban Male Network, a non-profit organization focused on mentoring minority males between the ages of 13 - 18 years old.  

Moreover, Dr. Haywood has started investment in real estate on the south side of Chicago. He wants to help others accomplish their dreams of home ownership and real estate investment. 

Still, even with all the work he does with the aforementioned organizations, Dr. Haywood felt there was more he could do. He founded Marlon Speaks, LLC, a platform that allows him to use his voice and experiences to promote social change as a motivational speaker.





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