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Marlene Nurick

Marlene Nurick is a dynamic and accomplished business strategist, serial entrepreneur, and public speaker. She is known for her ability to help people around the globe create a revolutionary mindset, lifestyle changes, and business improvements. Marlene is the founder of Akktiv8 and The Like-Minded Collective, two organisations that have become powerful platforms for transformational change in business and personal development.

Marlene’s impressive career spans over two decades in senior leadership positions in corporate, where she has demonstrated a knack for making meaningful connections with audiences and an insatiable appetite for helping others maximize their potential. Her down-to-earth approach compels audiences to engage while they learn. She engages groups from the moment she steps in front of them and leaves them with empowering tools and focused mindsets.

Marlene is passionate about people, leadership, and successful businesses. She is especially inspired to help people take their careers – and themselves – to unprecedented levels. Her recent launch of The Like-Minded Collective is a testament to this passion, providing a platform for like-minded women to connect, mentor, and showcase entrepreneurs. The platform takes a holistic approach, incorporating wellness, business, and learning. 

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Marlene Nurick’s career in the corporate world is nothing short of remarkable. During her time in senior leadership positions, Marlene achieved incredible results, taking a business from a modest $75 million to an impressive $1 billion in just under seven years. Her focus on re-engineering the way distributors worked with retailers and brands led to a complete turnaround for the previously loss-making business, resulting in a profitable enterprise. As a young woman entering the IT market, Marlene’s guidance proved to be invaluable for one individual who attests, “It was daunting at first,  but Marlene helped me focus on a clear 30, 60, 90 day plan and unpack what I needed to do both personally and professionally to get the best results out of my role, my business, and the customer. “You taught me how to read an audience, work a stage, focus on my strengths and dance well around my weaknesses.”Another mentee shared: “I met Marlene relatively early in my career in IT, she has always had a contagious positive impact on me, building personal confidence and inspiring ‘can do’. This comes naturally to her.

Marlene’s success can be attributed to her leadership style, which is centred around building a strong team, fostering departmental buy-in, and leading from the front.

Marlene’s fundamentals for success are the belief in being true to oneself, knowing your subject matter, listening to your intuition -following that gut instinct  – and the belief that you can learn something from everyone who enters your world at any stage in your career, and, being customer obsessed. She has never shied away from being herself and believes that this authenticity is ultimately what will bring success. She is a constant learner, showing respect, and working hard at whatever it is she wants to do.

Marlene has a proven track record of success, but it is her passion for helping others that sets her apart. She understands the importance of connecting with people on a deeper level and helping them to unlock their potential. Her ability to inspire, motivate, and empower people to create their best lives is what makes Marlene Nurick a powerful force in the world of business and personal development.


Our Founder featured in

Forbes Magazine

New York Journal 

Disruptors magazine

Time Magazine

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