Mark J. Lindquist is Awesome
Mark J. Lindquist makes them laugh
Mark J. Lindquist is a nationally recognized motivational speaker, highly sought-after success coach, lead singer of the Mark J. Lindquist Big Band, world-touring entertainer, executive director of the nonprofit Support a Fallen Hero, and author of the books, Passion! 8 Steps to Reignite Yours; Passion! 8 Steps to Find Yours; and Service! My Way of Life. Mark has performed live for over 2 million people in 22 countries and 44 states throughout his career. As an actor, he has appeared in ABC’s LOST, CBS’ Hawaii Five-O and the Universal Studios movie “Battleship.” He has performed for Grammy winning artists, Academy Award nominated actors, foreign dignitaries around the world as well as staffers at the White House. Mark has been featured on CNN.com, C-Span, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Dallas-Fort Worth Star Telegram, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Miami Herald, The Houston Chronicle and the Korea Today Newspaper (Seoul, South Korea).
Mark has shared the stage with former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, Senator John McCain, Magic Johnson, Edward James Olmos, Grammy Award winning artists Rihanna, Brooks and Dunn and Brandy, Academy Award nominated actor Liam Neeson, The Band Perry, Craig Campbell, Dierks Bentley, CEO Bob Nardelli (Home Depot), Steve Case (AOL/Time Warner), Ken Thompson (Wachovia), Jeff Swartz (Timberland) and Ben and Jerry (Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream).
Throughout his entertainment career, Mark has performed for the Tuskegee Airmen, the Secretary of the Interior Gayle Norton, Secretary of Commerce Don Evans, Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, Members of Congress, Sargent Shriver, Mia Hamm, Tony Stewart, Jordin Sparks, The Washington Redskins, The Atlanta Falcons, and The New York Giants (NFL), the Florida Panthers (NHL), the Washington Nationals (MLB), the NCAA, Universal Studios and The Supreme Allied Commander of NATO Europe.
Currently, Mark travels the country delivering keynote addresses for businesses at their annual conference. He also performs the National Anthem for collegiate and professional sports teams and is the full-time National Anthem singer for the National Champion University of North Dakota Men’s Hockey program as well as a guest performer for the College World Series, WE Fest, The Minnesota Twins, The Minnesota Lynx, The Los Angeles Dodgers, The Minnesota Vikings, Duke University Men's Basketball and in venues such as Madison Square Garden.
Mark founded Mark J. Lindquist Enterprises, Inc. in order to bring smiles to the faces of people and ignite passion all over the world.
Mark is a former AmeriCorps member, as well as a former Sergeant in the United States Air Force and an Afghanistan War Veteran who currently maintains residences and offices in Fargo, North Dakota and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
8 Steps to Reignite Yours
As working professionals, we could all use a little jolt from time to time. This session may be the only time all year when you take a moment to reflect on the things you need to do to reignite the passion that brought you into the workforce in the first place. World-touring entertainer and actor Mark J. Lindquist offers a keynote that is as entertaining as it is enlightening as he sends you out the door on fire.
8 Steps to Ignite Yours
Feeling the grind of the sales universe? Need to refocus your efforts to make this year your best year yet? Trying to achieve the elusive six-figure sales income and need a playbook to follow? "Sales! 8 Steps to Ignite Yours" is the perfect message for your sales team! Your people will walk out the door with renewed enthusiasm to do the work necessary to discover their highest potential as a salesperson.
My Way of Life
Customers and clients make the world go round. Without our customers, we are on the unemployment line. Without good customer service, our customers go elsewhere. During this keynote address, audience members will learn how to be intentional about creating give back moments that your customers will never forget. Participants will leave this session with an understanding that if a true sense of value is to be theirs, it is to come through service – service to the heroes who provide us with our livelihood. For the company constantly on the lookout for themes to rally around that inspire a greater desire for outstanding customer service, look no further. This is the presentation that will forever change the way your people understand and apply “customer service.”
In the days and weeks following 9/11/2001 Mark J. Lindquist was a 20-year-old AmeriCorps volunteer and an American Red Cross emergency support worker at ground zero at the Pentagon. Using this shared experience as the basis for his principles, Mark shares with you a perspective on this national tragedy many say is the first original thing they’ve ever heard about September 11th. Audience members will learn about “The best person you have ever been,” which Mark says is the person you were on September 12th, of 2001. On that day, we called our mother and we told her we loved her. On 9/12/2001 we mended fences with people, we said we were sorry, we didn’t let the little things bother us. On that day we were the most kind, caring, compassionate, loving, giving, patient person we have ever been. Following this keynote, participants have made phone calls, written letters, and repaired relationships that were long overdue for a fresh start. If you are looking for a shift in culture and perspective within your organization, Mark’s powerful playbook for the daily application of gratitude will profoundly impact your people.
The 7 Mindsets
To Live Your Ultimate Life (1/2 day to full day)
Want to know how the most successful and happy people got to where they are? The 7 Mindsets to Live Your Ultimate life are the result of a multi-year, multi-million dollar research project that uncovered the key component of a person's success and happiness: Their Mindset. Mark will teach you how to live what we call, "Your Ultimate Life." Suitable for Corporate Audiences, School Assemblies, Full and Half-Day Training for Youth and Adults.
Purdue University Extension
"I have rarely seen an audience drawn to a speaker in the way the IEHA crowd was... They stood in line for 90 minutes asking for autographs and 'selfies' with Mark following his smash hit keynote. He was the talk of the conference."
Vice President of Energy and Member Services - Cass County Electric Cooperative
"Mark delivered his keynote address to our entire staff here at Cass County Electric Cooperative and our employees had nothing but positive reviews of his speech. His story, drive and delivery were uplifting and struck just the right chord at our company."
Division President, US Foods (10th Largest Private Company in America)
"Mark delivered his 'Passion! 8 Steps' presentation to our division sales team and he knocked it out of the park. If you're looking for someone who can give your team a jolt, Mark is your person."
North Dakota Department of Commerce
"Mark recently emceed and delivered two keynotes at our Governor's Workforce and HR Conference for the State of North Dakota. He was a highlight of our conference and I would strongly recommend him for your event as well."
Indiana Extension Homemakers Association
"Having Mark as our keynote speaker was the best thing about our conference."
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