About the books

Introduced in 2005, Growing Field Books is an award winning children’s philosophy series and has become the definitive voice in youth motivation. The first to teach youth timeless leadership principles (individuality, dreams, goals, self-esteem, confidence, commitment, work ethic, responsibility, determination, attitude, passion, perseverance & compassion) the Growing Field series will help your child develop ideas, beliefs and behaviors necessary for living their best life.

Explore the Growing Field with your child and listen closely as Nightingale whispers the life-changing leadership principles of past presidents, philanthropic and motivational pioneers, and timeless wisdom from literary greats such as Emerson, Thoreau and more! Invite your child on an adventure today and plant leadership seeds that will grow for a lifetime. Welcome to the Growing Field.

About the author

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 11) 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.

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