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 35: Going “All In” with Aaron Hinde

In 2011, Dr. Aaron Hinde left his lucrative $350k a year sports chiropractic practice to push the chips “all in” with business partner and fellow Santa Cruz native Orion Melehan to enter an industry with a failure rate of 99%...the beverage industry. With zero beverage experience and high hopes of creating the next Billion dollar beverage brand, he moved his family off the grid…literally. With two kids he downsized his life to live in a 400 sq. foot home with no power and no income.

Obsessed with producing high quality, efficacious, and niche functional lifestyle drinks to replace the high sugar, high caffeine and artificially laden energy and “sports” drinks he saw on the market.

LifeAID products are currently sold in tens of thousands of accounts, have 550,000+ active engaged followers on social media, and was ranked in the Inc 500 fastest growing companies in the US three years in a row.

Episode 34: Creating a Better Customer Experience with Dave Thomas

In 2011, Dave had a vision to challenge the status quo of what a gym experience should entail. He believed that fitness should be about development, not destruction. Inclusive, not divisive. That it should be more progressive than just barbells.

Dave is the owner of Performance360 with 3 locations in San Diego, CA. He has coached over 4,500 classes, started the Become More Coach Academy and his philosophies on programming, coaching, and culture have laid the foundation for what Performance360 has become today.

5 Quick(ish) Thoughts On Luck, Survival, and Success

Behold! Some useful and provocative business musings to make your life and business better. ************************ Beware Of Advice From Successful, Lucky Idiots A strong operator can handle a crappy market. An amazing market can prop up a sloppy operator. The right...

Episode 33: A Testing Mindset with Sarah-Jane Kurtini

Sarah-Jane Kurtini grew up in England and moved to Bondi, Sydney in 2009 with her husband, Jason to live by the beach with their two children. Sarah-Jane co-founded Tinybeans in Sydney and then in 2018, she and her family moved to New York to help the business grow on the other side of the world. Tinybeans is a Modern Family Album App for parents to capture and privately share their children’s life stories. It’s available for free in the App Store or Google Play.

Episode 32: Protecting Your Assets with Scott Royal Smith

Scott Royal Smith is a real estate investor and asset protection attorney in Austin, TX. Scott became an entrepreneur while still in law school, purchasing and running an auto mechanic shop, to pay his way through school. After graduating, Scott begin his law career as a high-stakes corporate litigator. He spent the last 8 years of his career analyzing real estate investment and asset protection. Today, Scott is the Founder and CEO of Royal Legal Solutions. A firm he built to offer tax, business and legal strategies to clients all over the U.S and Canada. He continues to educate the public on asset protection strategies to help circumvent debilitating lawsuits for his clients.

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*Mark awkwardly wrestling another man in a chicken costume.