About Sterling
Mr. Sterling Mark currently serves as the C.E.O. of Sterling Empowerment and one of the most DYNAMIC up and coming speakers. For the past five years, Sterling has spoken and worked with students and organizations developing a mindset for the challenges and adversities that millennials will face as they progress into the next phases of their lives. At a young age Sterling overcame poverty and hardship to become a world class professional, attaining a Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Mark speaks directly to these experiences that he has lived, providing tools for our unequipped youth and young adults, which is why he is known as the Millennial Motivator! 

Sterling has written two publications which one of them, Images of Idea Mentorship, was accepted by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). This publication was educational information with a focus on how young African American’s viewed mentors and what/who they thought would make a great fit. Mark’s second publication, Pass the Torch-Student Success Workbook & Guide, is an educational resource based around all the tools needed to transition into a professional student, while preparing for the next direction.

Sterling is also a graduate from the Thurgood Marshall Leadership Institute and was a representative for Prairie View at the Whitehouse Initiative on Historically Black College Universities. Mark is originally from Lufkin, TX, where he was homeless and introduced to the street life hands-on at an early age due to parental circumstances. Today he is actively seeking to share his story and experiences to make an instilling impact on the lives of people everywhere, showing that it’s not where you come from, but what you do with what you have!

​​2017 - Present: CEO of Sterling Empowerment, Author, Speaker, Philanthrapist
2017- Publication: Pass the Torch~Student Success Workbook & Guide  
2015-2017: Caselot Orderfilling Walmart Distribution Area Manager
2015- Master’s Degree in Business Administration
2014- Thurgood Marshall Leadership Institute Graduate
2014- White House Initiative on HBCU’s selectee
2014- American Educational Research Association Author

Publication: "Images of Idea Mentorship"
2014- Men Achieving Leadership Excellence Director (Mentor Program)
2012- Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing
11 years of professional working experience
5 years of mentoring experience
2 years of Corporate America experience
2 Start-up Business experiences
Qualifications & Relevant Experiences