Mark A. Johnson is transformational speaker whose audiences include
middle, elementary and high students, inmates, and churches, social and other organizations. His “High Impact Dramatization Experience”, (HIDE) and High Impact Anti-Bullying Workshop are impactful presentations geared toward addressing many societal issues facing our youth and community today. He uses a Cognitive Based Behavior format in his programs. He zero in on intervention, prevention, bullying, choices, drugs, gangs, crime and education. He is a certified Dream Coach and Dream Coach Group Leader, True Purpose Coach, work shop presenter, Prince Hall Mason, Shriner and Rotarian. He has given keynote and other presentations, impacting, encouraging and empowering others lives in the process. He has two children, Prince age 28 and Kellie age 30. Mark obtained his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Tennessee State University and master’s degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University, Kansas City, Kansas. He is a disabled veteran. His tours included the Middle East, Europe and South East Asia.
He began his duty with the Bureau of Prisons in 1992 as a correctional officer at FCI Tallahassee, Florida. He has held the position of Case Manager, Assistant CMC, CMC and Unit Manager. He has worked in the Community Corrections Office, Nashville, Tennessee, FCI Yazoo City, Mississippi and Federal Correctional Complex, Coleman, Florida and United States Disciplinary Barracks, Leavenworth Kansas.
He has served as board of director of the Daisy House of Apopka, Florida for abused girls and Habitat for Humanity, Apopka, Florida.
He also help start and served on the Department of Juvenile Justice Accountability Board for at risk youth in Leesburg, Florida. He currently serves as Mentoring Coordinator for the Central Florida Police Athletic League, Inc. in the Pine Hills and Mercy Drive area of Orlando, Florida. He has mentored in several local programs including: The Micah Project of First Baptist Church Leesburg, Florida, YMCA, Junior Achievement, Upward Bound, and the Boys and Girls Club of Lake and Sumter County. He assisted in creating the Children's Home Society Model Program and served as its first male mentor. He as has been featured on both local and national radio. Additionally, has been featured on News Channel 13 and Lake Front TV.
He is the founder of Life to the Brim, an organization established with the intention of helping others achieve their dreams. He has Authored two books, Multiple Streams of Success and the DreamBook (a life coaching book for teens). He is currently working on three more, Nana Where’s My Daddy, The Bully Within and Transformational Restoration.
Accomplishments: Mark was awarded the Outstanding African American Citizen Award for 2008 by the Father’s House Christian Center; he was selected as an Outstanding Young Man of America and Cambridge 2011 “Who’s Who”. He is the founding member of the Lake Harris of Leesburg Toastmaster and is the current president. He placed second place in the 2009 Toastmasters International District contest for Florida and recently placed second place in the 2010 Division 84 Toastmaster Evaluation contest. He was instrumental in establishing the first Toastmasters club at the Federal Female Minimum security facility in Coleman, Florida called the Women of Wit. The club achieved the Presidential Distinguished designation its first year as a chapter. He currently provides re-entry life coaching, referred to as the Transformational Restoration Program at Lake Correctional Institution in Clermont, Florida, Sumter Correctional Institution, Webster, Florida and Lake County Jail, Tavares, Florida. It is the first program of its kind in Florida state corrections.
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