Mark Hoog

Entrepreneur, Motivational speaker, Author, Pilot

Mark Hoog

Character University Speaker

Mark Hoog is a successful entrepreneur, a sought-after motivational speaker, a bestselling author, the Executive Director of the Children’s Leadership Institute, and a Captain with United Airlines.  Having launched his career in the aviation field, Mark has delivered command and leadership training to the aviation industry’s top pilots. With an emphasis on leadership, human potential, and achievement, Mark has trained pilots from around the world.

Inspired by the loss of friend and mentor Jason Dahl (Captain of United Flight 93 on September 11th) Mark authored the bestselling Growing Field children’s leadership book series and founded the Children’s Leadership Institute. Through the Growing Field series, Mark is introducing children across the globe to the the life-changing messages of personal growth, self-empowerment, and leadership. A National Award Winner, recognized in 2008 as the “Most Inspirational Youth Author,” Mark has established the Growing Field as the voice in children’s leadership literature.

With a presentation that transcends age and industry, Mark’s powerful message of Conscious Leadership is changing lives. Invited by corporations, professional organizations, and students of all ages, Mark travels the country inspiring people of all walks of life to make their own conscious decisions to live life without limit. 

Mark Hoog projects such a sense of charisma and power that he captivates an audience in the first few minutes of the presentation. Hoog’s story tugs at your heartstrings while making you think about how to move forward in life with purpose and determination through conscious leadership. Hoog soon will be a name that everyone across the country will recognize.

James M. Rath, Marketing and Events Director, Northern Colorado Business Report

Mark's message of Conscious Leadership made an incredible impact at the Hewlett-Packard customer event in New York. The entire ballroom-customers, HP executives, the press and analyst community- were all deeply moved and inspired by his message. Mark generated such an exciting buzz at HP! We look forward to having him speak for Hewlett-Packard again in the very near future.

Rich Raimondi, Vice President, Hewlett Packard

I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for a day I will never forget! I was moved, inspired and motivated to keep following my passion…to keep fighting to make all of your children’s elementary experience the best it can be! I saw transformation in children which is really nothing you can describe in words. I saw children that have never been told they have anything to give….blossom. Thank you for your incredible impact on the Paloma Elementary Community.

Marki Cook, PTO President, Paloma Elementary

Mr Hoog, thank you for speaking with our class today. Your engagement with the class and your inspirational speech has jump started my own inner evaluation. I have had the same passions and desires for a long time, but you have shown me that I need to step back and decide if they are still my passions or if they have merely drifted into my routine. The story about your personal relationship with Jason Dahl was very moving; thank you for sharing something so close to your heart. I am also motivated by your commitment and selflessness to help children excel. Again, thank you so much for sharing your inspirational attitude with us.

Katie, Colorado State University student

As a teacher here at High Point, I can honestly say that Mark Hoog transformed our school. Our students have yet to stop talking about the day. On behalf of the PTO and the school, Thank you, Mark for such an incredible day with us. Your inspiration is something that will stay with our entire community, students, parents, and teachers for a very long time. I can’t begin to explain how grateful I am that you were able to do this for our community, and my students.

Catherine Farrell, High Point Academy