Insight with Mark Farrell An engaging forum to examine and discuss a vast array of everyday obstacles and challenges facing adults and children today.

October 18, 2019  

ORGANIZATIONS FUELED BY IMPACT 100 AND FAMILIES SUMMITTING THE GREAT OUTDOORS FOR 50 YEARS

Mark welcomes Deirdre O'Brien Spiropoulos, President and Co-Founder of Impact 100 Jersey Coast  Impact 100 are women of different ages and backgrounds who combine our charitable dollars, experience, and energy to make a tangible difference in their community. Impact Jersey Coast is part of a growing international movement that empowers women to fund transformational changes in their local communities. To create a forum to raise awareness of our community’s most pressing needs and fund transformational grants for high-impact projects addressing those needs. To continue to grow membership to fund as many six-figure grants to eligible non-profit organizations as their numbers will allow each year. More at: https://www.impact100jerseycoast.org/

Tara Pace, Director at Family Nature Summits along with everyone at Family Nature Summits want you to experience the magic that occurs when families hike, swim, discover and flourish together on vacations at idyllic settings that are life changing. The U.S. is home to countless natural wonders – lakes, mountains, forests, deserts, oceans – that we all deserve to enjoy, but it’s hard to know where to go, what to do when you visit and how to share it all with your family. At Family Nature Summits you learn while you play with programming designed for every age group – from the young to the young at heart – giving all Summit participants the opportunity for a fulfilling  experience at each new location. 2020 Family Nature Summits celebrates 50 years.  Volunteer, donate and or join them for an unforgettable outdoor bonding, learning and relaxing experience like no other.  Much more including the 2020 summer summit at: https://familynaturesummits.org/

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more.  Mark also has riveting talks for students k-12 and college on overcoming adversity, anti-bullying/anti-teasing, mental health, drugs/alcohol, celebrating differences, self-entitlement, senior send-off and more.  All of Mark’s talks are from his vast life experience.  Reviews, videos, booking info and more at: www.markfarrellmotivation.com Email: mark@markfarrellmotivation.com

“Mark’s willingness to use his disability to uplift others is both generous and remarkable.  His message resonates with all of us who have worked hard to overcome life’s adversities.  If you’re looking for a podium speaker, look elsewhere.  Mark stays on the move and keeps the audience engaged.  Thank you, Mark”

Johnny Callebs KAPP Executive Director

“Mark Farrell is a dynamic speaker who will captivate the audience by sharing his personal story of how he was able to overcome challenges in life and worked his way to success.  We scheduled Mark for 45 minutes, but our students were so engaged in his story that Mark spoke for over 1 hour.  I still have students approach me and discuss Mark's message and say, "if he could do it, so can I”

 Christine Crielly School Counselor

Holland Brook School NJ

 “Mark invigorated our conference! His genuine enthusiasm and professionalism, combined with an amazing topic, made for a marvelous presentation”

Catharine Leahy - Speakers Chair Princeton University

 

 

October 18, 2019  

CAUSE FOR KINDNESS AND THE RIPPLE EFFECTS OF RANDOM ACTS

 

Michael Lloyd-White, CEO and Secretary of World Kindness USA joins Mark to discuss how this unique organization is changing perspectives and dispositions!  World Kindness is designed to bring people from a diverse background together to unite a nation on the platform of kindness regardless of politics, race, religion, gender, sexual preference, age and even zip codes, to see a kinder world realized in our lifetime. https://worldkindnessusa.org/

 

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more.  Mark also has riveting talks for students k-12 and college on overcoming adversity, anti-bullying/anti-teasing, mental health, drugs/alcohol, celebrating differences, self-entitlement, senior send-off and more.  All of Mark’s talks are from his vast life experience.  Reviews, videos, booking info and more at: www.markfarrellmotivation.com Email: mark@markfarrellmotivation.com

“Mark’s willingness to use his disability to uplift others is both generous and remarkable.  His message resonates with all of us who have worked hard to overcome life’s adversities.  If you’re looking for a podium speaker, look elsewhere.  Mark stays on the move and keeps the audience engaged.  Thank you, Mark”

Johnny Callebs KAPP Executive Director

“Mark Farrell is a dynamic speaker who will captivate the audience by sharing his personal story of how he was able to overcome challenges in life and worked his way to success.  We scheduled Mark for 45 minutes, but our students were so engaged in his story that Mark spoke for over 1 hour.  I still have students approach me and discuss Mark's message and say, "if he could do it, so can I”

 Christine Crielly School Counselor

Holland Brook School NJ

 “Mark invigorated our conference! His genuine enthusiasm and professionalism, combined with an amazing topic, made for a marvelous presentation”

Catharine Leahy - Speakers Chair Princeton University

September 30, 2019  

INDOMITABLE TIN SOILDERS REDEFINE RESILIENCE

 

Pictured L-R (Mark Farrell, Hillary Weldon, Amanda Cali and Terry Eleftheriou

 

Imagine your body seizing up.  Unable to walk, bend over or not being able to simply wave hello or goodbye.  Hillary Weldon and daughter Whitney Weldon know all too well how Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP), an extremely rare degenerative disease has impacted their lives.  Amanda Cali is also well versed in this condition that her son Ian Cali was diagnosed with at age 5. Mark talks with Hillary, Whitney and Amanda about the onset to the vital clinical trials that are being conducted and how they feel it is their mission to educate the public as well as doctors globally on this rare disease.  And no better conduit to enlighten the world then through a riveting full length documentary film they created aptly named, “Tin Soldiers”.  Amanda Cali and Odette Schwegler are the Executive Directors and Assistant Producers are Hillary and Bill Weldon. Movie trailer: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2163573907045300  

 

About: Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) is a disorder in which muscle tissue and connective tissue such as tendons and ligaments are gradually replaced by bone (ossified), forming bone outside the skeleton (extra-skeletal or heterotopic bone) that constrains movement. This process generally becomes noticeable in early childhood, starting with the neck and shoulders and proceeding down the body and into the limbs.

 

Questions, please email: info@tinsoldiers.org

 

Special acknowledgements to the invaluable help and contributions of Theresa Reid – Beyond Organics Howell NJ, Terry Eleftheriou of Shipwreck Grill – Brielle NJ and Kim Kiss of The Bee in Sea Girt and Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.

 

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more.  Mark also has riveting talks for students k-12 and college on overcoming adversity, anti-bullying/anti-teasing, mental health, drugs/alcohol, celebrating differences, self-entitlement, senior send-off and more.  All of Mark’s talks are from his vast life experience.  Reviews, videos, booking info and more at: www.markfarrellmotivation.com Email: mark@markfarrellmotivation.com

“Mark’s willingness to use his disability to uplift others is both generous and remarkable.  His message resonates with all of us who have worked hard to overcome life’s adversities.  If you’re looking for a podium speaker, look elsewhere.  Mark stays on the move and keeps the audience engaged.  Thank you, Mark”

Johnny Callebs KAPP Executive Director

“Mark Farrell is a dynamic speaker who will captivate the audience by sharing his personal story of how he was able to overcome challenges in life and worked his way to success.  We scheduled Mark for 45 minutes, but our students were so engaged in his story that Mark spoke for over 1 hour.  I still have students approach me and discuss Mark's message and say, "if he could do it, so can I”

 Christine Crielly School Counselor

Holland Brook School NJ

 “Mark invigorated our conference! His genuine enthusiasm and professionalism, combined with an amazing topic, made for a marvelous presentation”

Catharine Leahy - Speakers Chair Princeton University

September 17, 2019  

Athlete and founder of Foreseeable Future Foundation, Griffin Pinkow joins
Mark to share the genesis of Foreseeable Future Foundation and how it serves
youth that are blind or visually impaired to participate in sport,
recreation and the workforce. This magnificent non-profit organization
provides a platform and opportunity that is helping youth attain their
goals. Mark and Griffin not only share a love for cycling they share life
experience of living with a rare visual impairment and how Griffin has not
let Retinitis Pgmentosa prevent him from becoming a threat on a tandem bike
where he plans to compete on an Olympic level.
https://foreseeablefuture.org/

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to
increase morale, productivity, confidence and more.  Mark also has riveting
talks for students k-12 and college on overcoming adversity,
anti-bullying/anti-teasing, mental health, drugs/alcohol, celebrating
differences, self-entitlement, senior send-off and more.  All of Mark's
talks are from his vast life experience.  Reviews, videos, booking info and
more at: www.markfarrellmotivation.com
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"Mark's willingness to use his disability to uplift others is both generous
and remarkable.  His message resonates with all of us who have worked hard
to overcome life's adversities.  If you're looking for a podium speaker,
look elsewhere.  Mark stays on the move and keeps the audience engaged.
Thank you, Mark"

Johnny Callebs KAPP Executive Director

"Mark Farrell is a dynamic speaker who will captivate the audience by
sharing his personal story of how he was able to overcome challenges in life
and worked his way to success.  We scheduled Mark for 45 minutes, but our
students were so engaged in his story that Mark spoke for over 1 hour.  I
still have students approach me and discuss Mark's message and say, "if he
could do it, so can I"

 Christine Crielly School Counselor

Holland Brook School NJ

 "Mark invigorated our conference! His genuine enthusiasm and
professionalism, combined with an amazing topic, made for a marvelous
presentation"

Catharine Leahy - Speakers Chair Princeton University

September 16, 2019  

SUMMERTIME BLISS, HOT (VERY HOT) YOGA, NOT FEELING LIKE YOURSELF

 

How can three months pass so fleetingly? The heat, ice cream, fireworks, concerts and so much more make summertime incredible and hear how summer is embraced by Mark including how he lead a summer camp raid of a neighboring cabin for kids that were blind or visually impaired. Hot yoga does have its perks…hear how it may improve your life and body.

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more.  Mark also has riveting talks for students k-12 and college on overcoming adversity, anti-bullying/anti-teasing, mental health, drugs/alcohol, celebrating differences, self-entitlement, senior send-off and more.  All of Mark’s talks are from his vast life experience.  Reviews, videos, booking info and more at: www.markfarrellmotivation.com Email: mark@markfarrellmotivation.com

“Mark’s willingness to use his disability to uplift others is both generous and remarkable.  His message resonates with all of us who have worked hard to overcome life’s adversities.  If you’re looking for a podium speaker, look elsewhere.  Mark stays on the move and keeps the audience engaged.  Thank you, Mark”

Johnny Callebs KAPP Executive Director

 

“Mark Farrell is a dynamic speaker who will captivate the audience by sharing his personal story of how he was able to overcome challenges in life and worked his way to success.  We scheduled Mark for 45 minutes, but our students were so engaged in his story that Mark spoke for over 1 hour.  I still have students approach me and discuss Mark's message and say, "if he could do it, so can I”

 Christine Crielly School Counselor

Holland Brook School NJ

 

“Mark invigorated our conference! His genuine enthusiasm and professionalism, combined with an amazing topic, made for a marvelous presentation”

Catharine Leahy - Speakers Chair Princeton University

 

April 19, 2019  

Marcus Soutra. President of Eye to Eye (ETE) joins Mark to discuss Eye to Eye’s award-winning mentoring program for students with learning and attention issues. ETE trains high school and college students with learning differences, including dyslexia and ADHD, to mentor similarly-identified middle school students. ETE are an easy-to-implement social-emotional intervention with high-impact results  ETE transitions students from a place of isolation and uncertainty to a newfound sense of assurance and belonging. Together they form a chain of confidence that changes the world. Learn more: https://eyetoeyenational.org/

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more.  Mark also has riveting talks for students k-12 and college on overcoming adversity, anti-bullying/anti-teasing, mental health, drugs/alcohol, celebrating differences, self-entitlement, senior send-off and more.  All of Mark’s talks are from his vast life experience.  Reviews, videos, booking info and more at: www.markfarrellmotivation.com Email: mark@markfarrellmotivation.com

“Mark’s willingness to use his disability to uplift others is both generous and remarkable.  His message resonates with all of us who have worked hard to overcome life’s adversities.  If you’re looking for a podium speaker, look elsewhere.  Mark stays on the move and keeps the audience engaged.  Thank you, Mark”

Johnny Callebs KAPP Executive Director

 

“Mark Farrell is a dynamic speaker who will captivate the audience by sharing his personal story of how he was able to overcome challenges in life and worked his way to success.  We scheduled Mark for 45 minutes, but our students were so engaged in his story that Mark spoke for over 1 hour.  I still have students approach me and discuss Mark's message and say, "if he could do it, so can I”

 Christine Crielly School Counselor

Holland Brook School NJ

 

“Mark invigorated our conference! His genuine enthusiasm and professionalism, combined with an amazing topic, made for a marvelous presentation”

Catharine Leahy - Speakers Chair Princeton University

April 11, 2019  

Kirk Adams is the President and CEO of The American Foundation for the Blind whose mission is to create a world of no limits for people who are blind or visually impaired.  AFB mobilizes leaders, advance understanding, and champion impactful policies and practices using research and data.  Kirk joins Mark to discuss the vital existence of AFB, who they serve and how it’s changing perceptions and creating career opportunities for job seekers with vision loss with companies including Google, Microsoft and more. Kirk’s journey lead him to ultimately become a pioneer in the non-profit industry where he is dedicated to creating a world unlike his own when he completed college cum laude he was unable to attain a job due to his blindness.  After a slight reinvention (and a decade of finance employment), Kirk found himself on a path he was destined for where he and blazes trails, establishes relationships and educates the private sector and more so persons with vision loss can simply have the opportunity to fairly succeed.  Learn more at www.afb.org

    

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more.  Mark also has riveting talks for students k-12 and college on overcoming adversity, anti-bullying/anti-teasing, mental health, drugs/alcohol, celebrating differences, self-entitlement, senior send-off and more.  All of Mark’s talks are from his vast life experience.  Reviews, videos, booking info and more at: www.markfarrellmotivation.com Email: mark@markfarrellmotivation.com

 

“Mark’s willingness to use his disability to uplift others is both generous and remarkable.  His message resonates with all of us who have worked hard to overcome life’s adversities.  If you’re looking for a podium speaker, look elsewhere.  Mark stays on the move and keeps the audience engaged.  Thank you, Mark”

 

Johnny Callebs

KAPP Executive Director

 

“Mark Farrell is a dynamic speaker who will captivate the audience by sharing his personal story of how he was able to overcome challenges in life and worked his way to success.  We scheduled Mark for 45 minutes, but our students were so engaged in his story that Mark spoke for over 1 hour.  I still have students approach me and discuss Mark's message and say, "if he could do it, so can I”

 

Christine Crielly

School Counselor

Holland Brook School NJ

 

“Mark invigorated our conference! His genuine enthusiasm and professionalism, combined with an amazing topic, made for a marvelous presentation”

 

Catharine Leahy - Speakers Chair Princeton University

 

April 9, 2019  

Philanthropist, Voice-Over Artist and Disability Advocate - Michele Spitz joins Mark to discuss her latest projects in which her voice is used to describe movie scenes, museum and gallery exhibits and more.  Michele explains how audio description allows bind and or visually impaired persons the ability to experience entertainment through her narration that describes what a consumer can not see.  Learn more about Michele and her devotion to improving the lives of persons with disabilities: www.womanofherword.com

From Britney Spears, the Muller report to the NY Mets opening day…much is discussed in this compelling segment of Insight.

 

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more.  Mark also has riveting talks for students k-12 and college on overcoming adversity, anti-bullying/anti-teasing, mental health, drugs/alcohol, celebrating differences, self-entitlement, senior send-off and more.  All of Mark’s talks are from his vast life experience.  Reviews, videos, booking info and more at: www.markfarrellmotivation.com Email: mark@markfarrellmotivation.com

 

“Mark’s willingness to use his disability to uplift others is both generous and remarkable.  His message resonates with all of us who have worked hard to overcome life’s adversities.  If you’re looking for a podium speaker, look elsewhere.  Mark stays on the move and keeps the audience engaged.  Thank you, Mark”

 

Johnny Callebs

KAPP Executive Director

 

“Mark Farrell is a dynamic speaker who will captivate the audience by sharing his personal story of how he was able to overcome challenges in life and worked his way to success.  We scheduled Mark for 45 minutes, but our students were so engaged in his story that Mark spoke for over 1 hour.  I still have students approach me and discuss Mark's message and say, "if he could do it, so can I”

 

Christine Crielly

School Counselor

Holland Brook School NJ

 

“Mark invigorated our conference! His genuine enthusiasm and professionalism, combined with an amazing topic, made for a marvelous presentation”

 

Catharine Leahy - Speakers Chair Princeton University

April 2, 2019  

THE ALL EMCOMPASSING GIANT WORLD OF SPORT & ITS IMPACT ON YOU, SLEEPING IN THE STREETS TO ELIMINATE HOMELESSNESS

Boston College faculty member and author Michael Serazio joins Mark to discuss his new riveting and eye-opening new book “THE POWER OF SPORTS: Media and Spectacle in American Culture”.  The immense power of the big sports world to the local ball fields – how athletes (novice to pro), parents and  viewers are hooked into the endless sports cycle that can leave both a financial and time deficit in our lives. Drawing on in-depth interviews with dozens of high-profile leaders and professionals in sports media and journalism, as well as those in the business and marketing of sports, the author reveals how sports reflect and influence issues and trends relating to not only identity and community but also technology, commerce, masculinity, patriotism, violence, and religion.

Kirsten Corley of NJ Covenant House will not rest until youth homelessness declines and is doing so through innovative programs and events like hosting “sleep outs” in various areas in NJ that promote the vital need for funding, employment readiness, providing tools for youth to succeed and much more.  Want to leave your comfy home for a night to help abolish teen homelessness…learn morewww.sleepout.org

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more.  Mark also has riveting talks for students k-12 and college on overcoming adversity, anti-bullying/anti-teasing, mental health, drugs/alcohol, celebrating differences, self-entitlement, senior send-off and more.  All of Mark’s talks are from his vast life experience.  Reviews, videos, booking info and more at: www.markfarrellmotivation.com Email: mark@markfarrellmotivation.com

 

“Mark’s willingness to use his disability to uplift others is both generous and remarkable.  His message resonates with all of us who have worked hard to overcome life’s adversities.  If you’re looking for a podium speaker, look elsewhere.  Mark stays on the move and keeps the audience engaged.  Thank you, Mark”

 

Johnny Callebs

KAPP Executive Director

 

“Mark Farrell is a dynamic speaker who will captivate the audience by sharing his personal story of how he was able to overcome challenges in life and worked his way to success.  We scheduled Mark for 45 minutes, but our students were so engaged in his story that Mark spoke for over 1 hour.  I still have students approach me and discuss Mark's message and say, "if he could do it, so can I”

 

Christine Crielly

School Counselor

Holland Brook School NJ

 

“Mark invigorated our conference! His genuine enthusiasm and professionalism, combined with an amazing topic, made for a marvelous presentation”

 

Catharine Leahy - Speakers Chair Princeton University

 

March 1, 2019  

TECH TITAN BREAKS GLASS CEILING WITH GRIT N GRIND, PREPAREDNESS ESSENTIALS AND MORE

Rhonda Vetere, a seasoned and passionate global leader in technology shares with Mark how she developed her work ethic in both sport and business that has made her a juggernaut in the tech world.  Rhonda reveals her 10 principles that her new book, “Grit and Grind” explains how to lead and extraordinary life.  Rhonda has worked across industries as a global executive and change agent at Santander Bank, nThrive / Pamplona Capital Management, Esteìe Lauder Companies, AIG, HP Enterprise Services, Barclays / Lehman, Bank One / JPMorgan Chase, CompuServe, UUNET, MCI, and Worldcom.  Rhonda has lived and worked internationally – in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Mumbai, and across India – and has managed teams of up to 20,000 people. Rhonda is also co-author of an HP special edition book, Enterprise Service Management for Dummies.

Rhonda has been recognized with for her leadership and influence, notably with a 2017 Stevie Award for Excellence in Transforming Business (competing with over 1500 CIOs and CTOs), and has been featured in renowned publications, including Forbes, Huffington Post, Thrive, Moneyish, CNBC, Women of Influence, Financial Post, Triathlete Magazine, SWAAY Magazine, and more.  Learn more about Rhonda and to purchase her book, visit https://www.rhondavetere.com/

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more.  Mark also has riveting talks for students k-12 and college on overcoming adversity, anti-bullying/anti-teasing, mental health, drugs/alcohol, celebrating differences, self-entitlement, senior send-off and more.  All of Mark’s talks are from his vast life experience.  Reviews, videos, booking info and more at: www.markfarrellmotivation.com Email: mark@markfarrellmotivation.com

 

“Mark’s willingness to use his disability to uplift others is both generous and remarkable.  His message resonates with all of us who have worked hard to overcome life’s adversities.  If you’re looking for a podium speaker, look elsewhere.  Mark stays on the move and keeps the audience engaged.  Thank you, Mark”

 

Johnny Callebs

KAPP Executive Director

 

“Mark Farrell is a dynamic speaker who will captivate the audience by sharing his personal story of how he was able to overcome challenges in life and worked his way to success.  We scheduled Mark for 45 minutes, but our students were so engaged in his story that Mark spoke for over 1 hour.  I still have students approach me and discuss Mark's message and say, "if he could do it, so can I”

 

Christine Crielly

School Counselor

Holland Brook School NJ

 

“Mark invigorated our conference! His genuine enthusiasm and professionalism, combined with an amazing topic, made for a marvelous presentation”

 

Catharine Leahy - Speakers Chair Princeton University

February 18, 2019  

Mark muses about Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in “A Star Is Born” and how mental illness is depicted including Lady Gaga’s powerful Grammy reception speech. 

 

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more.  Mark also has riveting talks for students k-12 and college on overcoming adversity, anti-bullying/anti-teasing, mental health, drugs/alcohol, celebrating differences, self-entitlement, senior send-off and more.  All of Mark’s talks are from his vast life experience.  Reviews, videos, booking info and more at: www.markfarrellmotivation.com Email: mark@markfarrellmotivation.com

 

“Mark’s willingness to use his disability to uplift others is both generous and remarkable.  His message resonates with all of us who have worked hard to overcome life’s adversities.  If you’re looking for a podium speaker, look elsewhere.  Mark stays on the move and keeps the audience engaged.  Thank you, Mark”

 

Johnny Callebs

KAPP Executive Director

 

“Mark Farrell is a dynamic speaker who will captivate the audience by sharing his personal story of how he was able to overcome challenges in life and worked his way to success.  We scheduled Mark for 45 minutes, but our students were so engaged in his story that Mark spoke for over 1 hour.  I still have students approach me and discuss Mark's message and say, "if he could do it, so can I”

 

Christine Crielly

School Counselor

Holland Brook School NJ

 

“Mark invigorated our conference! His genuine enthusiasm and professionalism, combined with an amazing topic, made for a marvelous presentation”

 

Catharine Leahy - Speakers Chair Princeton University

February 18, 2019  

DOCTOR EXPLORES OWN LOSS & IMPACT ON THE BRAIN, ESTABLISHING WORK ETHICS AND TUTORING

 

A DOCTORS SELF Dr. Lisa M. Shulman joins Mark to explore the effects of losing and grieving a loved one on the mind, brain, and body. Interweaving her personal story with research on the neurology of grief, Dr. Shulman sheds light on loss as an emotional traumatic brain injury.  Dr. Shulman’s new book: Before and After Loss delves into the science behind grief to dispel mystery and help those experiencing loss feel less overwhelmed, less anxious, and less alone. “Individually, the experience is unfamiliar and surreal,” Dr. Shulman acknowledges, “but there’s comfort to be found in understanding how our brain responds and heals following traumatic loss.”  LISA M. SHULMAN, MD, is a professor of neurology at the University of Maryland. She is the author or editor of numerous books on neurologic disorders, including Parkinson’s Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families, now in its third edition.

 

From working as a garbageman in college to landscaping and carpentry – how I developed a solid work ethic through arduous positions that provide invaluable lifelong skillset.

 

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more.  Mark also has riveting talks for students k-12 and college on overcoming adversity, anti-bullying/anti-teasing, mental health, drugs/alcohol, celebrating differences, self-entitlement, senior send-off and more.  All of Mark’s talks are from his vast life experience.  Reviews, videos, booking info and more at: www.markfarrellmotivation.com Email: mark@markfarrellmotivation.com

 

“Mark’s willingness to use his disability to uplift others is both generous and remarkable.  His message resonates with all of us who have worked hard to overcome life’s adversities.  If you’re looking for a podium speaker, look elsewhere.  Mark stays on the move and keeps the audience engaged.  Thank you, Mark”

 

Johnny Callebs

KAPP Executive Director

 

“Mark Farrell is a dynamic speaker who will captivate the audience by sharing his personal story of how he was able to overcome challenges in life and worked his way to success.  We scheduled Mark for 45 minutes, but our students were so engaged in his story that Mark spoke for over 1 hour.  I still have students approach me and discuss Mark's message and say, "if he could do it, so can I”

 

Christine Crielly

School Counselor

Holland Brook School NJ

 

“Mark invigorated our conference! His genuine enthusiasm and professionalism, combined with an amazing topic, made for a marvelous presentation”

 

Catharine Leahy - Speakers Chair Princeton University

 

January 28, 2019  

RUNWAY OF DREAMS, GOOD CHANGE FOR MEN AND RESOLVING RESOLUTIONS

Mindy Scheier, President and Founder of Runway of Dreams Foundation (RODF), joins Mark to discuss how addressing a basic necessity for her son that lives with muscular dystrophy resulted in her establishing this phenomenal organization that is impacting countless lives .  RODF is a non-profit that works toward a future of inclusion, acceptance and opportunity in the fashion industry for people with disabilities. Founded on the basis that clothing is a basic human need, the RODF develops, delivers and supports charitable initiatives to broaden the reach of adaptive clothing and promote the differently-abled community in the fashion industry. Please visit RODF: www.runwayofdreams.org

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more.  Mark also has riveting talks for students k-12 and college on overcoming adversity, anti-bullying/anti-teasing, mental health, drugs/alcohol, celebrating differences, self-entitlement, senior send-off and more.  All of Mark’s talks are from his vast life experience.  Reviews, videos, booking info and more at: www.markfarrellmotivation.com Email: mark@markfarrellmotivation.com

 

“Mark’s willingness to use his disability to uplift others is both generous and remarkable.  His message resonates with all of us who have worked hard to overcome life’s adversities.  If you’re looking for a podium speaker, look elsewhere.  Mark stays on the move and keeps the audience engaged.  Thank you, Mark”

 

Johnny Callebs

KAPP Executive Director

 

“Mark Farrell is a dynamic speaker who will captivate the audience by sharing his personal story of how he was able to overcome challenges in life and worked his way to success.  We scheduled Mark for 45 minutes, but our students were so engaged in his story that Mark spoke for over 1 hour.  I still have students approach me and discuss Mark's message and say, "if he could do it, so can I”

 

Christine Crielly

School Counselor

Holland Brook School NJ

 

“Mark invigorated our conference! His genuine enthusiasm and professionalism, combined with an amazing topic, made for a marvelous presentation”

 

Catharine Leahy - Speakers Chair Princeton University

January 14, 2019  

Alan Ross, Executive Director of The Samaritans of New York joins Mark to discuss the only community-based organization in the NYC-Metropolitan area solely devoted to preventing suicide and helping people in crisis.

Samaritan’s is part of the world’s oldest and largest suicide prevention network (with over 400 centers in 42 countries, from Argentina, Bosnia, France and Great Britain to Hong Kong, India, and Zimbabwe)–has been the major provider of suicide prevention, education and awareness services in NYC and environs for almost 30 years with vital programs.  Samaritan’s mission is to prevent suicide by providing immediate and ongoing support to those in crisis, providing solace and support to those who have been touched by suicide, teaching caregivers and health providers the most effective ways to identify and respond to those at-risk for suicide, and making the public more aware of the extent of the current suicide epidemic and the keys to addressing it.

Samaritans is often the first place those who are depressed turn for help, since it is the only hotline in NYC that practices absolute confidentiality, which research has found to be a preference for many people at risk for suicide. Samaritans Completely Confidential Hotline
When You Need Someone to Talk to 24/7/365: 212-673-3000 www.samaritansnyc.org

Have Mark speak at your company or organization to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more.  Mark also has riveting talks for students (K-12) and college on overcoming adversity, anti-bullying/anti-teasing, mental health, drugs/alcohol, celebrating differences, self-entitlement and more.  All of Mark’s talks are from his vast life experience.  Reviews, videos, booking info and more at: www.markfarrellmotivation.com

 

"Mark Farrell is an engaging speaker and a remarkably talented man whose personal experiences overcoming adversity are inspirational.  I am very grateful that our students and faculty had the chance to hear him speak and to meet him during one of our major events at our school.  His moving stories about his own experiences with visual impairment enhanced our understanding about the challenges associated with vision loss and the power of the human spirit to meet those challenges with determination and dignity."
Mark Kiselica
Dean, School of Education

The College Of New Jersey

 

“Mark’s willingness to use his disability to uplift others is both generous and remarkable.  His message resonates with all of us who have worked hard to overcome life’s adversities.  If you’re looking for a podium speaker, look elsewhere.  Mark stays on the move and keeps the audience engaged.  Thank you, Mark”

 

Johnny Callebs

KAPP Executive Director

 

“Mark captivated our imaginations with a descriptive narrative about overcoming adversity. He did this with humor and personal connections that inspired and motivated our teachers. Bravo Mark!”

 

John Russo

NJAHPERD Executive Director

December 13, 2018  

All men are created equally though life and circumstance shape us all.  Scott Fried from The Man Kind Project joins Mark for a man to man conversation on a new kind of man where all men are brothers, in relationship with one another.  A world where conflicts are resolved peacefully; where torture, genocide, domestic violence and senseless war are only entries in history books.  Where men are fully accountable and take responsibility for their decision and where men stand tall and proud to be men, secure in their role and deeply committed to nurturing one another, their families, their communities and their planet.  Try a meeting, retreat, on-line – or whatever fits your manly needs.  www.mankindproject.org

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more.  Mark also has riveting talks for kids k-12 and college on overcoming adversity, anti-bullying/anti-teasing, mental health, drugs/alcohol, celebrating differences, self-entitlement, senior send-off and more.  All of Mark’s talks are from his vast life experience.  Reviews, videos, booking info and more at: www.markfarrellmotivation.com Email: mark@markfarrellmotivation.com

 

“Mark invigorated our conference! His genuine enthusiasm and professionalism, combined with an amazing topic, made for a marvelous presentation”

 

Catharine Leahy - Speakers Chair Princeton University

 

“Mark’s willingness to use his disability to uplift others is both generous and remarkable.  His message resonates with all of us who have worked hard to overcome life’s adversities.  If you’re looking for a podium speaker, look elsewhere.  Mark stays on the move and keeps the audience engaged.  Thank you, Mark”

 

Johnny Callebs

KAPP Executive Director

 

Mark Farrell is a dynamic speaker who will captivate the audience by sharing his personal story of how he was able to overcome challenges in life and worked his way to success.  We scheduled Mark for 45 minutes, but our students were so engaged in his story that Mark spoke for over 1 hour.  I still have students approach me and discuss Mark's message and say, "if he could do it, so can I”

 

Christine Crielly

School Counselor

Holland Brook School NJ

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