Mark Pentecost Shares Insights on His Entrepreneurial Journey
Entrepreneurship is a path in which hard work and sacrifice are equally imperative. For Mark Pentecost, it's proven to be a fulfilling experience.
PALMETTO, Fla., November 18, 2020 (Newswire.com) - Mark Pentecost's entrepreneurial story begins with a simple idea, sparked from the desire to earn an extra $500 a month to support his family. To do so, he pivoted his career as a high-school teacher and basketball coach to join the direct sales industry. After turning that desire for extra grocery money into a full-time income, Pentecost retired from teaching. Learning first-hand how entrepreneurship could change a family's future, he turned that love for the industry and passion to give others the same opportunity.
Now, nearly 20 years later, It Works! is still a successful and award-winning global brand that continues to grow, develop, and diversify with new retail trends. As Pentecost looks forward to the next chapter, now he seeks to inspire the new wave and generation of entrepreneurs and create change in the world where re-imagination and solutions are needed.
"As an entrepreneur with over two decades of experience, I have found one of the most important aspects of the profession to be the ability to take what is in your head and transform those ideas into reality. You need to have the grit to prove doubters wrong, reinvent yourself when necessary, and live life on the offense," said Pentecost, referring to his sports roots with coaching instincts still in play.
In the world of entrepreneurship, Pentecost shares that great value and inspiration also come with actively advocating for community and social impact causes - looking for areas of change. With philanthropy a core component of his DNA, The Pentecost Foundation strives to make a difference for countless movements including equal human rights, education, and research development for a cancer cure. Part of Pentecost's mission is to reimagine the world, and he challenges those around him to do so as well and have the confidence to execute against that vision.
A serial entrepreneur and business coach, Mark continues to dedicate time and effort into creating new ecosystems of businesses and jobs where there is both a strong need and sense of potential for new and innovative ideas. One such recent example is Pentecost's newest venture ImpactTV, an OTT streaming platform focused on delivering impactful curated content to entrepreneurs and families to feed their mind and soul with trust education and entertainment from live events to feature films and thought-provoking documentaries.
Although business trends have evolved in 2020 from retail to content viewing, Mark Pentecost continues to drive the charge within his industries for innovation. The secret? Pentecost maintains an edge to the curve with steadfast values, infectious confidence, and a dedication to fostering entrepreneurship to come.
About Mark Pentecost
Mark Pentecost is an entrepreneur and motivational thought leader striving to make a social impact by empowering others. Founder of globally award-winning wellness company, It Works!, Pentecost's vision is known for his innovation within the beauty, nutrition, and lifestyle space. Mark, a true example of the American dream as a teacher-turned successful business owner, looks to make a difference in the world and advocate for those in need. With philanthropy a core component to his DNA, Mark Pentecost has been active in local and global non-profit organizations and charitable initiatives through the It Works! Gives Back Foundation and The Pentecost Foundation, founded to provide financial, emotional, and practical support for six main causes including, pediatric cancer, international crisis response, anti-human trafficking, humanitarian aid, veteran support, and community outreach. With over 20 years of experience, and an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist in Florida, Pentecost continues to inspire people internationally to unlock their entrepreneurial potential. Pentecost is also the founder of ImpactTV, an OTT (over-the-top) platform that offers short, powerful talks from entrepreneurs and motivational leaders, uplifting movies and series, impactful documentaries, and premiere, original programming.
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