Meet Mark

Speaker. Consultant. Entrepreneur. Ninja Master.

Meet Mark

Mark Fisher is an in-demand international speaker, consultant and entrepreneur.

His core expertise is helping business owners achieve financial success and personal freedom through community building, leadership development and creating healthy organizational cultures. He's also excellent at playing with puppies. 

Our Partnership

Mark and his “non-sexual life partner” Michael created Business for Unicorns in 2016 and have since worked with clients like Sony Music, Sylvan Learning, as well as many of the leading fitness studios across the US and UK. They are also proud alumni speakers of TEDx Broadway.

In addition to their consulting and teaching through Business for Unicorns, Michael and Mark also co-founded Mark Fisher Fitness (MFF), one of the most successful gyms in the history of the fitness industry. MFF has two physical locations in Manhattan and was recognized as No. 312 on the 2015 Inc. 500 fastest-growing companies in America as well as one of Men’s Health’s “Top 20 Gyms in America.”

About Mark Fisher Fitness

With a reputation as the Broadway community’s fitness home of choice, MFF has been featured in Forbes, the New York Times, the New York Post, the Huffington Post and the Wall Street Journal, among others. MFF has made waves in the fitness industry for its unprecedented growth, industry-leading results and unique approach to culture. Living its mantra of “ridiculous humans, serious fitness,” MFF provides progressive training and nutrition protocols in a delivery system of subversive humor, fantastical imagery and outrageous antics. Michael and Mark also inexplicably talk about unicorns, call their clients ninjas and treat fun, community and personal growth as core values.

More About Mark

Mark has a B.F.A. from Syracuse University, is a former professional actor and has spent several years serving on the Advisory Board for New York City Center’s Off-Center. Mark is also a co-founder and Board Member of The Uprising NYC, an innovative nonprofit devoted to empowering people to become engaged and informed citizens. He is a proud member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

*Bios are kind of awkward, don’t you think? You know what else is awkward? Scroll all the way down.*

For more about Mark’s current projects, visit any of the websites in the footer, watch his TEDx talk and read the latest Business for Unicorns blog posts below.

Episode 18: Creative Entrepreneurship with Jim McCarthy

Jim McCarthy is the co-founder and CEO of Goldstar, a company that sells millions of live event tickets to millions of people on behalf of more than 5,000 venues and producers each year. An e-commerce veteran, Jim has spent his entire career in high-growth businesses and likes to share his knowledge and insight with others.

A Brief (Motivating?) Rant About Why You Should Do Less, But Better

  Allow me a brief moment to rant. I’m not promising that it will be productive, but it will be passionate.  There is a subset of business coaches and thought leaders peddling dangerous ideas like you can have it all if you’re willing to hustle, and if you’re not...

Episode 17: Scaling Culture with VaynerMedia’s Andrea Sullivan

Andrea is a business leader, feminist, activist, professor, dancer, flutist, board member, mother and wife.

The first ever Chief Client Officer at VaynerMedia. She is responsible for scaling VaynerMedia's full service agency business globally. She is in charge of its client teams, thought leadership, new business and brand reputation.

Episode 16: Becoming an Industry Leader with Pete Dupuis

Pete Dupuis has served as the Vice President and Business Director of Cressey Sports Performance since co-founding the company in 2007. With an MBA from Babson College, more than a decade of fitness industry experience, and a profound appreciation for the nitty-gritty realities of managing a fitness facility, he brings a unique perspective to discussions surrounding the business of fitness.

In this episode, Michael and Pete discuss:
• Positioning your business in a specific niche
• The social media strategy for small businesses especially in the fitness industry
• Developing a gym culture

How To Use Public Speaking to Establish Authority and Grow Your Business (Even If You Hate Speaking In Public): Part 2

  In the first part of our deep dive into public speaking, we covered how to create a structure that sets you up for success. By crafting a strong opening and ending, logically ordering your content, and designing a strong slide deck, you’re off to a great start. (Did...

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*Mark awkwardly wrestling another man in a chicken costume.