About Mark J Lindquist
Mark J. Lindquist performs for the largest crowds in America. He will inject his energy into your event and send your people out the door on fire!…
As seen on ABC’s LOST, CBS’ Hawaii Five-O and the Universal Studios movie “Battleship,” 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, US Air Force and Afghanistan war veteran, 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 3.5 million people in 22 countries and 46 states throughout his career. 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, Darius Rucker, 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, Universal Studios and The Supreme Allied Commander of NATO Europe.
Mark is a guest performer for the largest crowds in America, including the NFL, NBA, MLB and NCAA. He has performed for Thursday Night Football, The Pittsburgh Steelers, The Minnesota Vikings, The Chicago Bears, The Jacksonville Jaguars, The Buffalo Bills, The Cleveland Browns, The Miami Dolphins, The Los Angeles Dodgers, The Cleveland Indians, The Minnesota Twins, The Washington Nationals, The College World Series, Duke University Men’s Basketball (Duke vs. UNC), the NCAA Wrestling Championships and in venues such as Madison Square Garden. Mark founded Mark J Lindquist Motivational Speaking 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 lives in Fargo, North Dakota.
- Passion! 8 Steps to Reignite Yours
Keynote Description: 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.
- Sales! 8 Steps to Ignite Yours
Keynote Description: Feeling the grind of the sales universe? Need to refocus your efforts to make this year your best year yet? “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 Life
Keynote Description: 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.”
- Gratitude! Live It.
Keynote Description: 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 and Full-Day Program
Description: 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. Mark J Lindquist is a Certified 7 Mindsets Partner and delivers 1/2 Day and Full-Day Program
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Mark is just one of those guys that can walk into any room and change the atmosphere immediately in a positive way. His sincerity for others and optimistic outlook on life impacts those who meet him. He is a jack of all trades and a master at many things!
Mark is absolutely fantastic. From his vocal ability to his leaderships traits to his overall loyalty as a professional and team member. It was an absolute pleasure working alongside him.
Mark is not just an unbelievably fabulous and skilled speaker, but he’s honed his craft to the point that he can share this information with other speakers. He is very deliberate in his preparation for speaking engagements in a way I’ve never seen before. He’s also cracked the code to what actually makes a presentation work for the audience. As a coach he over delivers in his support of the people he works with and his energy is infectious!