SOME OF COACH JOHNSON’S MOST POPULAR
excellence with honor
Learning to capture excellence in our world’s
success-oriented, “mad dash to win.” Championing our life’s journey
with energetic travel along the high road of honor, integrity, and
“Mark Johnson’s talk to our Austin CPA Chapter was so good that I
took notes to share with my friends! Mark’s sincere and insightful
sharing of his life’s journey will prepare and inspire you to meet
your “moment in time”.”
Penny Dear, Past President, Austin CPA Chapter
YOUTH IN CHARACTER CHOICES
Encouraging and inspiring youth to see the “big
picture”. . . . To choose the less traveled high road and encounter
honor, values, integrity, and character. To withstand the hard
times and to “get back up and bring it” -- there is “more in the
“Mark Johnson has a God given talent to deliver a
motivational message to his audience at their level and in their terms.
“We have been blessed to have Mark come
and speak to the Junior Leadership Brazos kick-off breakfast for the
past 4 years and continue to be one of the highlights of our program
year in and out.
“Coach Johnson is a very insightful and
blessed speaker. His motivational speeches and observations on life
and it’s lessons are priceless. He has focused much of this talent
into our local youth. I am glad that I have been allowed to hear
his speeches and put his words into action with my own children and
J. Cal McNeill, The First Bank & Trust, Bryan/College Station, and Coordinator of Youth Leadership program.
. . . to not only enthusiastically empower
folks to lead, to serve and embrace a goal with passion, but to do so
with strong, uncompromising integrity and honor.
"Mark Johnson's sincerity, integrity,
and humility are the hallmarks of his character. His wisdom, which
is drawn from years of coaching and life experience, is imparted in
an effective and inspiring way. Mark has impacted MANY lives on the
baseball field and now is impacting many others through his
speaking. It is always a joy to not only hear him, but to be in his
Motivational Speaker at Professionally Speaking
Born out of a defining cause, empowering and
encouraging others to not only “bring their talents” but also to
embrace their role within a group moving unifiably
toward a common goal.
"As a professional
athlete, I have been a part of many teams and played for a wide
variety of coaches. Without reservation, Coach Johnson tops my list
as the most effective and influential coach I have ever played for.
“A team oriented,
master motivator, Coach always knew what to say and when to say it
in order to motivate people toward the same goal.
“His approach and
message -- positive minded with positive reinforcement -- always rang
true because as players we saw first hand that his walk matched his
talk. Coach Johnson taught me many life lessons that I will
remember and apply the rest of my life. I am proud to call him
coach, mentor and friend."
Ryan Rupe, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers
former Texas A&M player
EDUCATORS HOLD OUR YOUTH AND OUR TOMORROWS
IN THE PALM OF THEIR HANDS
The world’s greatest gift to mankind – the
educator . . . encouraging teachers to teach to the entire person .
. . to impact the lives of tomorrow’s society and to impact it with
a caring heart toward each child . . . to instruct not just our
math, geography, and fine arts, but to arm our youth with meaningful
life skills that will catapult their emergence to make a difference
in their world.
. . Mark Johnson is an outstanding motivational
speaker and consultant for
your faculty and staff. I have recently used Mark with our teachers
to provide an inspirational challenge for them to start the year
with the right goals and a positive attitude toward their students.
We also were very pleased with his work on leadership and teamwork
for our district administrators in a summer retreat setting. Mark
is always very well-prepared; highly skilled as a speaker and
presenter; and has valuable experiences as a successful teacher and
collegiate baseball coach to share with today's teachers. He is an
exemplary educator with the highest level of integrity and a sincere
love for people, teachers, and quality teaching."
Jerry Ellis, Principal, Sam Rayburn
Middle School, Bryan, Texas
GOD COUNTS . . . HUGE
Learning to trust not only the Biblical message
of God’s word, but the presence of God’s enduring love and His
spirit within your daily life . . . to allow
God’s presence to bring the peace that is “beyond all human
understanding” by receiving Him.
"Mark Johnson has devoted his life to
coaching young people, but that coaching has not been limited to the
baseball field nor to baseball players. There is a magnetism about
this man and an integrity to his message that inspires those who
have heard him speak. His knowledge of baseball and the intricacies
of the game fascinate me as a lifelong fan. However, it is Mark’s
grasp of priorities and faith that impresses me most. Mark Johnson
coaches for life. Those fortunate enough to have played for Mark
have gone away with tools that far surpass the game of baseball.
Those of us who have experienced him off the field as a friend, a
partner in ministry and a public speaker would also proudly refer to
him as Coach Johnson, for he has instructed and inspired us for life
Kip R. Gilts, Senior Pastor, A&M United
Methodist Church, College Station, Texas
"Mark Johnson's contributions to baseball
and its people -- young, old, players, coaches and parents -- are
incalculable. He is highly esteemed and admired by his colleagues
for excellence in coaching and teaching the game. More importantly,
Mark Johnson is valued by all as a model of integrity and the
highest standard of ethical conduct. Mark has been a steady and
Godly influence on me for over 30 years, and I honor him as one of a
handful of men who have faithfully demonstrated and taught the
highest ideals of coaching."
Jerry Kindall, retired University of
Arizona Head Baseball Coach
ONE-ON-ONE WITH YOUR TEAM
Making synergy come alive in your team, your
business, your "group." Powerful stories related to the all-important
"team concept" ... stories of life experience from 50 years of either
playing or coaching within the team unit.
Mark spoke to our Baseball
team as well as to other Olympic sport teams at the University of Utah.
His presentation to the student-athletes -- about team-building,
motivation, leadership, and life skills -- captivated our teams. Mark’s
inspirational message resonated with our players and helped them to
achieve success both on and off the field. As a fellow coach and also
as a personal friend of 30 years, I’ve had the pleasure of hearing Mark
speak on a variety of subjects many times, and I’ve come away inspired
to be better. Mark is a rare individual who not only “walks the talk”,
but is also able to articulate his lessons to others. I heartily
endorse Mark as a coach and motivational speaker.
Kinneberg, University of Utah Baseball Coach