Episode 9: Mark J. Lindquist brings the JOY

In this episode, Beth and Mark discuss:

  • Mark’s life of service.
  • Being nervous versus being excited – defining our energy before we’re in front of audiences
  • What inspired the “Heel Kick Around the World” pictures
  • The Mark J. Lindquist Big Band announcement!

Key Takeaways:

  • If you are going to Hawaii and want to learn to surf, go to Waikiki and learn from Hawaiian Fire.
  • Your creative genius comes out most when you are comfortable.
  • You won’t get nervous if it’s familiar. Once you’re prepared, it’s no longer nerves, it’s excitement.


“To know that once you have that line in you, that script in you, and it’s as comfortable as breathing, that’s when creative genius comes.”


— Mark J. Lindquist

Connect with Mark Lindquist:
Website: MarkJLindquist.com

About Beth Mund:
Beth’s love for space started as a Space Camp attendee at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, where she would return years later as an instructor.  After grad school, Beth worked as a journalist, a technical writer for Motorola, and then went on to serve as a Public Affairs Officer for the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. In addition, Beth worked to support the International Space Station program as a communication specialist. In Chicago, Beth worked as a corporate communication advisor to Fortune 50 companies including Allstate and United Airlines. She’s worked as a college instructor, a political advisor, and public relations manager for her hometown city. Beth recently founded Stellar Communications, LLC and travels the country as a keynote speaker- inspiring audiences with her lessons learned from our nation’s space program.  She’s the host of the Casual Space Podcast, and a self-proclaimed space geek.

Connect with Beth Mund:
Email: bethisbeth@me.com & askbeth@casualspacepodcast.com
Website: bethmund.com
Facebook: @BethMund