Mark is a person who believes that if one human being can do a thing, then you can too. He started life in an orphanage in Seoul, South Korea, was adopted and was brought to America at the age of 8 months and raised on a farm in rural Minnesota. Performing was in his blood from a young age and the culminating moment of his teenage years came when he was given the opportunity to speak on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for the AmeriCorps graduating class of 2000.
Always a servant, as his mother and father taught him, Mark continued his service in the United States Air Force and served honorably at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii. There, he had the incredible opportunity to sing the National Anthem for the US Military as well as for a world touring entertainment unit called Tops in Blue, which is similar to a USO or Bob Hope show. During his time on the Island of Oahu, Mark earned a few roles on ABC's LOST, CBS' Hawaii Five-O and in the Universal Studios movie "Battleship."
Since launching his motivational speaking firm and his consulting firm, he has had the opportunity to speak for the largest companies in America (McDonald's, Walmart, Starbucks, IBM), sing for the largest crowds in America (NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA), and perform for the President of the United States of America. He is widely known in the professional speaking industry as the fastest growing motivational speaker in America, having been invited to deliver guest lectures to over 1500 aspiring and professional speakers, including many Hall of Fame Speakers.
Mark is a United States Air Force and Afghanistan War Veteran. He currently lives in Moorhead, Minnesota and Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Life Lessons While Living 10 Miles Away From the Russian ArmyMark J. Lindquist is a United States Air Force Veteran of the Afghanistan war and a humanitarian volunteer in Ukraine. His team moved over $5 million dollars worth of aid into the war zone and out to the front lines since April of 2022.
If you really want to know what is happening on the front lines in Ukraine, don’t miss this event. As a former intelligence professional who held a top secret security clearance with the National Security Agency, Mark will give the audience a unique perspective on the situation on the ground, the geopolitical ramifications, and the future of warfare.
Having led troops and volunteers in 23 countries, Mark will share his leadership lessons and insights on achievement that will leave you equipped to tackle any project, goal, or dream.
- High Functioning Teams/Teamwork
- Building Trust and Beneficial Relationships
- Superior Communication Skill Best Practices
- Motivation, Goals, Visioning
- Problem Solving for Leaders
Passion! 8 Steps to Reignite YoursAs 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.
Sales! 8 Steps to Ignite YoursFeeling 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.
Service! My Way of LifeCustomers 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.”
Gratitude! Live ItIn 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.