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About Marcel

Marcel Petitpas / Speaker, Coach, Entrepreneur.

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About Marcel

Born in 1993, Marcel is a young rising talent in the keynote speaking world. His focus is on helping youth and forward thinking organizations to improve their mindset and embrace the discomfort that comes with achieving meaningful results.

Don’t let his age fool you, Marcel has worked with fortune 100’s and top speakers/coaches like Raul Villacis, Dan Martell, Martin Latulippe, Mark Jewell and Mark Black to name a few.

He’s reached thousands around the world through his speaking, videos and coaching. Assembled dozens of world class speakers and influencers on stages across the continent during his Master Mindset events. But most importantly, he’s made a difference in the lives of those he’s reached, and he can do the same for you.

His Mission

Marcel believes that by shedding the fears and insecurities that hold us back and focusing on our values, we can all become better, happier, and more impactful people.

His mission is to share the lessons that changed his life forever and allowed him to embrace the discomfort that helped him grow into the person he is today.

His Story

Marcel’s story is primarily defined by his struggle to overcome adversity at a young age. During his childhood, he was affected by mental illness as it began to disrupt the life of his family. Moving into two separate homes in a new city at age 10, he began down a 5-year journey of abuse, depression and reached an all-time low experiencing suicidal thoughts at age 12.  At such a vulnerable age, when so many things could go wrong, somehow things started to go right.

After exposure to mental health resources, counseling, and a few great people, things started to get better. Marcel would go on to be an award-winning athlete, graduate from high school and attend university before dropping out to work for a fortune 100 company. Since then, Marcel has taken on an entrepreneurial path and reflects on his most challenging moments in life as his most important.

Today, Marcel travels the world sharing his story and inspiring others to reach their full potential. When he’s not delivering keynote presentations, you can find him validating technology startup ideas, coaching CrossFit or spending time with his family.

His Message

Marcel’s keynote presentations are truly unique. He weaves powerful lessons with his personal story. Uses engaging audience interactions to create emotional connections and lasting impacts. His message is a simple one, but one that we often need to be reminded of.

At its core, his message consists of three important lessons:

1. Every challenge possesses the seed of an equivalent lesson.
2. Our values can be the compass that guides us to fulfillment.
3. The most meaningful things in life are usually the hardest.




There are millions of people out there who are where I was. They're depressed, anxious, doing everything they can to find happiness and purpose. That's why I do what I do, because I've come a long way and I know they can too.

Keynote Talks

Pain To Power: The 4 Steps to Turning Adversity into RocketFuel for Your Personal Growth.

Pain to power; it’s a story we love to hear. The underdog that rose to the top against all odds. The rags to riches success story. Or the person that faces seemingly unsurmountable adversity only to come out the other side better off than before.

It’s a story some of us are fortunate enough to have.

But what about everyone else? What about the story of pain?


We all know someone that faces a setback in life, and still hasn’t bounced back from it.


So what’s the difference between those that see adversity as pocketful for their personal growth, and those that stay trapped under the weight of their pain?


In this 30-60 min talk, Marcel shares the 4 steps to turning pain into power and redefining the adversity in our lives through his personal story of turning childhood pain into power.

How to “Find Your Passion” and a Career you Won’t Hate (or Regret).

If you’re a student of a young professional just entering the working world, you probably spend a lot of time figuring out what you actually want to do with your life.


Do I want to do work that’s meaningful? Do I want to make a bunch of money? Do I have to make that tradeoff at all? Should I start my own business? What If I go to school for something I hate? Do I even have to go to school? What If I get into a career and figure out it’s not for me?


If you’re anything like Marcel Petitpas was, you’re worst fear might be looking back on your life feeling full of regret for wasting time on work you didn’t enjoy.

In this talk, Marcel shares his story of having his entire career plan go up in flames in his first year of university, and the journey to discovering his passion and hanging out with the millionaires that would eventually invest in his first startup.


In this talk, you’ll learn practical steps to figure out what you want to do with your life, take all the risk out of big decisions and business ideas, and how to build connections with mentors that can kickstart you down the path to success in any field.



Inspire your people with Marcel’s powerful and experiential keynote talks.


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"Marcel was captivating, relatable and truly inspired our young entrepreneurs. We still get messages from YEC participants about the impact of his talk."

Sarah Short- Founder of the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

"Looking for unique inspiration from a rising talent who has an uncanny ability to articulate the complexities of our modern world? Look no further than Marcel Petitpas!"

Dawn Arnold - Mayor of Moncton

"Marcel blew me way. This young man’s journey, the magnitude of experiences, and how he dealt with them is inspiring. His counsel is magnificent and his ultra-positive approach is truly unique and refreshing."

Dr. Suzette Hart - PHD, Educator @ NYC

"Marcel really knocked it out of the park, he came off like a seasoned professional and I was so, so impressed. Phenomenal!"

Marc Albert, CEO DPL Wireless

"The last time I attended a talk given by Marcel Petitpas I was moved beyond measure. I find myself reflecting on his insights almost every single day. "

John Gonzales - Founder of Rehab 1

"Marcel was life changing for me and opened my eyes to all the possibilities in this world. All you need is the right mindset!"

Nick Markese, Master Mindset NYC Attendee

"Out of all the speakers I heard today, I related to Marcel the most. He knocked it out of the park right out of the gate!"

Marcel Leblanc - Certified Financial Advisor


  • IBIB
  • SwimNBSwimNB
  • MDMD
  • NewCap RadioNewCap Radio
  • OultonsOultons
  • FitBean NutritionFitBean Nutrition
  • Eastern CollegeEastern College

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