Mark Johnson



Mark specializes in the areas of leadership, motivation, patriotism, team building, recruiting, planning, and training for all levels of supervision. Your audience will learn to transform individuals into a unified team to attain greater success while overcoming adversity and improving efficiency. Mark tailors his presentations to meet the specific goals of each client.

How to Get Anyone to Follow You Anywhere

Lessons in Leadership: Straight Talk from a Green Beret

Green Beret Secrets to Team Building

We are Champions; "Feel Good About It!

"Capture Your Energy...Transform Your Life!

Feel the Excitement!...Build Your Future Today, Achieve Your Dreams, Become a Huge Success!

Start Off Right: Excel as a New Leader or Supervisor (Seminar / Workshop)

Motivate From the Heart: "Make the Impossible Possible"! (Seminar / Workshop)

Record Smashing Recruiting (Seminar/Workshop)

Special Operations Planning: Action Strategies that Work! (Seminar / Workshop)

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How to Get Anyone to Follow You Anywhere

(Leadership / Motivational Keynote, 60 or 90 minutes)

Mark's most popular Keynote presentation

This presentation dissects the essence of leadership and is summarized into a simple formula that any leader can follow, and more importantly, understand, utilize, and put into everyday practice. It is called simply..."C.E. X Three." Each "letter" is embellished with success stories and unique experience gained in over twenty years as a Green Beret officer, and from overcoming adversity seemingly unimaginable! This presentation will inspire you to embrace the responsibility of leadership and assist in building self-esteem in your people.

Trendwest Resorts needed a motivational speaker to inspire the sales force in meetings across the western U.S. Mark Johnson entered each room, an imposing figure at 6'4", and immediately radiated a "command presence" along with a big smile. His voice, his body language, his eye contact all shouted "ENERGY" and he launched into his presentation. His enthusiasm was so contagious that people in the audience had a hard time sitting still.

They wanted to jump to their feet and cheer as Mark related one story after another where he led his people into incredible situations around the world. In every case, Mark Johnson inspired, motivated, and "fired-up" his people to win. All the meeting participants appreciated Mark Johnson's energy, enthusiasm, and how he leads with his heart. I heard one person say, "If my son or daughter has to go to war someday, I hope they are led by a Mark Johnson.

"If your company is "at war" with the competition, I recommend Mark Johnson as a motivational speaker capable of injecting energy and confidence into any organization. They will leave the meeting ready to win and leading with their heart.

William Peare
President and CEO
Trendwest Resorts
Redmond, WA

Lessons in Leadership: Straight Talk from a Green Beret

(Leadership Keynote, 60 or 90 minutes, or 1/2-day seminar)

Another of Mark's most popular Keynote presentations

The American baseball legend Jackie Robinson was quoted as saying "the value of your own life is judged by how significant an impact you have had on others!" As leaders, we have that influence on the people who work under our supervision. This presentation will not only inspire your staff and give them faith in themselves and each other, it will deliver actual how-to tips on subjects such as organizing and evaluating your personnel effectively, how to manage and conduct meetings that are an organized and successful event, how to hire the correct person who fits that particular position, facilitation skills, building a positive work environment, how to motivate your employees, overcome adversity, and other topics involved in being "The Exceptional Leader!".

We were privileged to have Mark Johnson as the speaker for our convention. His energetic presentation kept everyone glued to his message and inspired all of us to have the confidence to tackle our goals. His leadership ability is contagious.

Tom Patchen, President
Patchen Electric Group

Green Beret Secrets to Team Building

(Motivational Keynote, 60 or 90 minutes, or 1/2-day seminar)

Mark's most popular Team work presentation

There is simply nothing like this powerfully connecting presentation of team building and team leading! The audience will be gripped to their chairs are they hear of life-and-death situations encountered in remote and quite primitive areas of the world, as well as Green Beret combat operations during the Gulf War, Somalia, and other trouble-spots. Learn how effective teams saved human lives, and how you, utilizing similar methods, can transform your team to greater responsibilities and greater rewards!

I was very impressed with how energetic and enthusiastic Mark was throughout. The day was thoroughly enjoyable. I have certainly used many of the ideas presented to my benefit and have improved my company utilizing his insights on teamwork.

Steve P. Carter
American Express
Southhampton, England

We Are Champions; "Feel Good About It!"

(Patriotic / Inspirational Keynote, 30 or 60 minutes)

A dynamic presentation of patriotism. There is simply nothing like this powerfully delivered and moving TRIBUTE to the great strength of this nation...its people. This is an action-packed and moving address which leaves the audience feeling not only GOOD about THEMSELVES, but PROUD to be an IMPORTANT piece of the bigger picture of making this nation the undeniable WORLD LEADER. This keynote is an absolute 5-STAR HIT with BUSINESS corporations, VETERAN'S Groups, MILITARY organizations, and NEWLY-FORMED businesses. The audience is left INSPIRED and INVIGORATED. Examples from real-world struggles in overcoming ADVERSITY are highlighted.

AWESOME, ENERGETIC, AND INSPIRING! Patriotism is alive and well and you are continuing to bolster it and keep it alive. You served our nation with honor and continue to provide leadership and inspire people to lead and do their job with honor. GREAT JOB!!!

David W. Sukup
General Manager
Heart of America DHIA

Mark shook the rafters with his enthusiasm and message. Mark shared his talents detailing his life altering leadership experiences. His style was engaging and attention grabbing. His energy and message was so strong that if any of our participants weren't patriotic before Mark made his presentation they were at the top of the list of Patriots by the program's conclusion. Outstanding! A true Green Beret hero!

Jack Lindquist
Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership, Inc.

Capture Your Energy...Transform Your Life!

(Inspirational Keynote, 30 or 60 minutes)

One of Mark's numerous presentations for College students

A presentation designed specifically for college/university students. Particularly popular with Student-athletes and Student-leaders. Learn to transform your current energy-level into future $$$$$ and a successful career. Focus on energy and strengths and relate that directly to your future. Each Student will be inspired and motivated to be a contributor and a producer in the 21st Century. Numerous practical examples are utilized to provide positive reinforcing of the challenges of being a successful leader.

I highly recommend Mark Johnson... he has the unique ability to channel his excitement, enthusiasm, and vast experience into thrilling, motivational, and inspirational speeches. He is highly sought out... he establishes instant rapport with his audience... I know you will be as impressed with him as I am.

Dr. Tom W. Bryant, President
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS

His enthusiasm is inspiring and motivating. I was struggling with how to define my leadership abilities, but after attending his presentation...I have a NEW SENSE OF CONFIDENCE AND EXCITEMENT!...I AM able to MOTIVATE and LEAD People!"

Therry Eparwa
Student President
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
University of Kansas

Feel The Excitement! Build your Future Today, Achieve Your Dreams, Become a Huge Success

(Inspirational / Motivational Keynote, 30 or 60 minutes)

One of Mark's numerous presentations for Teens

A specific presentation for high school and middle school / junior high school students. Excitement comes from within...and stems from internal and external pride...which comes from your own self-esteem, which is founded in hard work. Focus is on dedication to yourself, your school, your team; the sense of duty, and how each student can"fit in" and excel in life. How and Why the student's determination and loyalty are an important part of character and can translate directly into future success.

It's an incredible thing you do...your dedication, loyalty, and service to our country, and our citizens is unspeakable. Your speech has undoubtedly left footprints of ambition, courage, leadership, and success on my life, as well as many others that were fortunate enough to meet you and listen to your words.

Stefanie Schurr
President, District B FCCLA

Your presentation was a great way to begin our year. The positive energy was a joy! I have read your book and it has re-energized me. Thank you for your splendid dedication!"

Todd Kissick
Superintendent of Schools
U.S.D. 102