From rather humble beginnings, Denny Floden launched a success-oriented path by studying what made people successful and applying these concepts and principles to his own life. He has a history of achievement since childhood. He won five Indiana State High School Championships in
swimming, and was inducted into the South Bend Riley High School Hall of Fame and the Indiana State High School Swimming Hall of Fame.
In college, he was a member of three NCAA National Championship Swimming Teams and earned three Collegiate All-America selections at the University of Michigan, while studying to become a teacher. He finished with a BA and an MA in education.
Leaving teaching for the financial services industry, Denny started as an insurance agent for Mass Mutual. He quickly rose through the ranks becoming Staff Supervisor and, finally, Assistant General Agent. Later he moved to E. F. Hutton & Company to become a Senior Financial Consultant. He is a Chartered Life Underwriter and a Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table.
Venturing into Hot Air Ballooning, Denny is Owner, CEO and Chief Pilot for Capt. Phogg Enterprises, LTD. He became the first World Hot Air Balloon Champion and won the United States National Hot Air Balloon Championship. He also won the Heineken International Balloon Championship as well as the Seven-Up International Balloon Championship. He served 22 years as Chief Pilot for Kellogg’s Tony the Tiger worldwide balloon program and was the subject of a popular children’s book, Capt. Phogg® and The GR-R-REAT Tony Balloon by Suzanne Tate. In 2014, Denny was inducted into the United States Ballooning Hall of Fame.
His “retirement” is a combination of a very successful real estate business based in Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island, Florida and the development of the Mindworks Performance Group (MPG). Denny is a Founding Member of the MPG for Personal Development, Corporate Seminars, Workshops and Keynote Addresses designed to teach and share the fundamentals of re-wiring the brain for continued success. He has shared the stage with fellow MPG members for many keynote presentations such as “Enlightened Journey towards Self Leadership” for the Georgia Nursing Association Professional Development Seminar, “Illuminating Peak Performance Seminar” for the Cornerstone Title Realtor Seminar in Sarasota, Florida, and the State of Michigan Community Health Spring Conference Keynote and Workshop. The Mindset Makeover
Workshops for Farm Bureau, Farmers Insurance Group and Mass Mutual round out his most recent speaking engagements.
You can connect with Denny at: [email protected]