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

July 16, 2018  

Dr. Irwin Redlener, Pediatrician, Co-Founder of the Children’s Health Fund, Columbia University Professor and author of “THE FUTURE OF US - What the Dreams of Children Mean For 21st Century America” discusses the many variables that have an unprecedented mount of homeless children in the U.S.  We muse about the many factors that impact youth and their potential to succeed in life to Dr. Redlener’s invaluable work with Paul Simon, fellow Co-Founder of the Children’s Health Fund.  Dr. Redlener’s work has touched the lives of thousands and you’ll be struck by his passion and sense of responsibility.

 

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

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June 29, 2018  

Bradford and Bryan Manning are typical brothers – they poke fun at each other, drive each other crazy and oh yeah – create a t-shirt empire for the sake of funding research for degenerative retinal diseases so one day they can be cured of Stargardt disease – a disease that greatly diminishes central vision.  Listen how 2 Blind Brothers and 1 blind host Mark, muse about living with a visual impairment, competing in sports, dating, standardized tests to tricks of skirting an invisible disability by using personality and social cues.  From learning how to read braille at an early age to quitting their careers to design and produce t-shirts that are soft so consumers that are blind can easily identify by touch when shopping and everyone can enjoy one of life’s simple pleasures – a nice, well fitted comfortable t-shirt.  www.twoblindbrothers.com

 

“My Difference Makes Me Stronger” Have host Mark Farrell 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 Farrell is an amazing speaker, who talks with honesty and humor.  He uses his life experiences to help people overcome their own adversities and walk them through their journey, to show them that there is light at the end of the tunnel.  Mark touches everyone who is lucky to hear him speak.”

 

Ellen Houlihan

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

President of Central NJ Chapter

 

“Mark Farrell served our firm with a perfect mix of motivation, humor and uplifting personal experience during a corporate event to touch each employee personally while inspiring success and determination. Mark’s professionalism, contagious charisma and flexibility made working with him something we look forward to again in the future”

Robin Greene, Vice President
Prestigious Hedge Fund Greenwich, CT

 

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June 7, 2018  

Beyond Organic Growers owner, Theresa Reid shares how her passion for health lead her to create and develop a phenomenal aeroponics facility in central New Jersey that has a community thrilled and thriving over it’s plethora of healthy and incredibly tasty lettuce and so much more. https://beyondorganicgrowers.com/  

 

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’s program was energetic and informative and gave our students a real-life account of how to graciously deal with a disability, substance abuse, mental illness and loss.  His story was genuine, humorous and touching all at the same time.  Our students were challenged to examine their priorities and responsibilities with a no-excuses frankness.”

 

Joan Stewart, MA

Mahwah High School

Student Assistance Counselor

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June 4, 2018  

Far from Mark’s typical show. 

 

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

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May 25, 2018  

Eric Kussin, founder of “We’re All A Little Crazy” discusses the inception of the Global Mental Health Alliance where Athletes, Celebrities, and Expert Practitioners share experiences and insight to educate students on mental health.  This former successful professional sports executive didn’t develop this idea overnight rather it was during the course of two years when he was in the depths of post traumatic stress disorder and being pumped with over 50 combinations of psychotropic drugs, 22 sessions of TMS therapy, and 12 sessions of ECT ``shock therapy`` only to find himself worse off with each passing treatment.  Hear how this passionate, affable and determined man is storming major campuses including: Cornell, USC, OhioState, James Madison and dozens more so students can hear directly from sport celebrities that share their personal story of adversity with mental health.  Influencers will also share insight on their experiences with mental health and other struggles.  Please visit “We’re All A Little Crazy”:

https://weareallalittlecrazy.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzdvt0J2h2wIVxWSGCh2CWgfwEAAYASAAEgJG3PD_BwE

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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 amazing speaker, who talks with honesty and humor.  He uses his life experiences to help people overcome their own adversities and walk them through their journey, to show them that there is light at the end of the tunnel.  Mark touches everyone who is lucky to hear him speak.”

 

Ellen Houlihan

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

President of Central NJ Chapter

 

“Mark Farrell served our firm with a perfect mix of motivation, humor and uplifting personal experience during a corporate event to touch each employee personally while inspiring success and determination. Mark’s professionalism, contagious charisma and flexibility made working with him something we look forward to again in the future”

Robin Greene, Vice President
Prestigious Hedge Fund Greenwich, CT

 

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May 10, 2018  

HE ROOTS OF POLITICS AS USUAL AND PARTISANSHIP, LAYA LOVE’S LENS OF LIFE CHANGES LIVES, POLICE CYCLE FOR FALLEN COMRADES   

 

John A. Lawrence, author of “THE CLASS OF ’74: Congress after Watergate and the Roots of Partisanship”, worked in the House of Representatives for 38 years, the last 8 as chief of staff to Nancy Pelosi and he offers great insight and a deeper understanding of the underlying roots of partisanship, polarization and gridlock.  Lawrence muses whether Republicans should worry about the 2018 midterm elections and much more.

 

Layla Love is a supremely talented artist who has personally emancipated women in conflict zones from prostitution, slavery, and other forms of human trafficking.  Her camera and sense of responsibility has brought her worldwide where she’s been incarcerated, attacked and adorned by royalty. Layla Love’s art aims to illuminate human consciousness. She captures life as a series of adventures and expeditions into the unknown, returning always with a greater sense of what it means to be human.  The wheelchair she left behind as a kid along with poor vision - opened her heart and eyes to a world that she is determined to capture, expose and make a better place. www.riseofthebutterfly.com

 

Officer, Mark Wodell and thousands of indomitable Police Officers countrywide gather for a multi-day ride to honor policemen that died in the line of duty.  Ride culminates in Washington D.C. for a candlelight vigil.  http://policeunitytour.com/ Freehold N.J. Officers pictured: Sammy Hernandez, Mike Sweetman, Rich Ciampa and Mark Wodell (glasses on head w/o hat)

 

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference, camp 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 Farrell is an amazing speaker, who talks with honesty and humor.  He uses his life experiences to help people overcome their own adversities and walk them through their journey, to show them that there is light at the end of the tunnel.  Mark touches everyone who is lucky to hear him speak.”

 

Ellen Houlihan

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

President of Central NJ Chapter

 

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May 4, 2018  

Lew Shomer discusses how he and business partner David Korse recognized how underserved persons with disabilities were and purchased Abilities to provide a platform so equipment, information, services and so much more can be experienced in one setting for persons with disabilities, caregivers, family and friends.  Ten years later, Abilities Expo is the leading producer of events for all disabilities and offer expos in seven major cities – including the NY Metro Area Abilities Expo May 4th – 6th at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center.  More at www.abilities.com

 

Avicii gave so much of his life and passion through his music so the world can dance.  Unfortunately, his battle with alcohol, combined with a debaucherous lifestyle that included perfectionism and working tirelessly around the globe lead to death by suicide.  Mark addresses mental illness and the significance of seeking help and how great strides are being made though every suicide is a tragedy. www.afsp.org

         

Have Mark speak at your company or organization 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 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 served our firm with a perfect mix of motivation, humor and uplifting personal experience during a corporate event to touch each employee personally while inspiring success and determination. Mark’s professionalism, contagious charisma and flexibility made working with him something we look forward to again in the future”

Robin Greene, Vice President
Prestigious Hedge Fund Greenwich, CT

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April 20, 2018  

New York’s Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum unveiled its phenomenal and must experience multisensory exhibition, ‘The Senses: Design Beyond Vision’ and Michele Spitz, Philanthropist and Voice-Over Artist joins Mark to explain this cutting edge technology that includes her voice and donation which highlights how multisensory design can solve problems and enhance life for everyone by amplifying their ability to receive information, explore the world, satisfy essential needs and experience joy and wonder. ‘The Senses: Design Beyond Vision’ exhibition runs from 13 April – 28 October. Visit Michele Spitz’s site to experience her advocacy and thrilling work: www.womanofherword.com

 

A landscape Contractor explains how he and countless other small U.S. business owners who employ legal workers are struggling to stay afloat due to a the Department of Labors inexplicable slow dissemination of vital visas that is preventing employers from hiring or rehiring vital staff who perform jobs including cutting grass, construction to amusement and restaurant industry and much more - that American’s will not.  Congress approved – Department of Labor delayed!     

 

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference, camp 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 Farrell is an amazing speaker, who talks with honesty and humor.  He uses his life experiences to help people overcome their own adversities and walk them through their journey, to show them that there is light at the end of the tunnel.  Mark touches everyone who is lucky to hear him speak.”

 

Ellen Houlihan

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

President of Central NJ Chapter

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April 2, 2018  

How have we become respectful, mannered and tolerant? Mark attributes his traits to his upbringing where his parents instilled these and believes it’s the role of parents to do that and much more including  enlightening both boys and girls on boundary issues regarding intimacy. Dreadful beginnings don’t dictate awful endings.  Mark shares how everything was going far south prior to a talk he was presenting though he didn’t let that derail him and or the result he sought.  Travel agents are as in vogue as flip phones since online booking has revolutionized how we pack our bags, pick our seat, grovel for upgrades and so much more.

 

Have Mark speak at your company or organization to increase moral, 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 and more.  All of Mark’s talks are from his vast life experience.  Reviews, videos, booking info and more at: www.markfarrellmotivation.com

“Mark truly energized the crowd and engaged the youth in a truly effective way, we were very happy to see the very important anti-bullying message delivered in such a kid-friendly, yet meaningful way. Way to go! Thank you for the experience Mark!”

Daakeia Clarke, Madison Square Garden Company,
Marketing Manager, NY Liberty

 

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March 9, 2018  

Josh Quigley intentionally drove his car 80 mph into a concrete barrier in an attempt to end his life.  Without barely a scratch – Josh miraculously survived his suicide attempt and realized he is greater and stronger then his depression and vowed to change his health and how society perceives mental illness.  So Josh devised a plan to cycle an epic 14,000 miles through 15 countries impacting countless lives through his message of awareness and resiliency.  Step one for Josh: get a bike.

 

Have Mark speak at your company or organization 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 Farrell combines personal experience, humor, and masterful storytelling in a package that grips his listeners, leaving them with a strong message they can easily relate to”

 

 

Russell Martello, M.S. Ed
Director of Youth Services

Helen Keller Services for the Blind

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February 20, 2018  

Jon Leidersdorf, drummer, song writer, producer, engineer and entrepreneur shares with Mark how he conceived and developed Lakehouse Music Academy, a state of-the-art facility where students (ages 2-70) are taught relevant, real life music education by passionate seasoned professionals in the epicenter of music – Asbury Park, N.J.  “The Big Gig” is the pinnacle for students (and parents) each semester where they proudly showcase the tunes they’ve mastered on stage at legendary venues including The Stone Pony.  The recording studios attract A-list bands and artists including Jon Bon Jovi, Lorde, Quincy Mumford and numerous others due to Jon’s commitment to unparallel studio and control room design where nothing is spared.  Asbury Park’s inner city youth benefit from programs including Hip-hop, engineering and music production – another component that make Lakehouse unique.  Mark also presses the humble and very accomplished musician/owner of Lakehouse about his start in music on the Jersey Shore to national and international tours and the night when Bruce Springsteen approached Jon to ask if he could jam with them.        

 

Also, hear how Selena Gomez pauses to cope from depression, new test to detect concussions and how Sports Illustrated embraces inclusivity.

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Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference, camp 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 Farrell is an amazing speaker, who talks with honesty and humor.  He uses his life experiences to help people overcome their own adversities and walk them through their journey, to show them that there is light at the end of the tunnel.  Mark touches everyone who is lucky to hear him speak.”

 Ellen Houlihan

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

President of Central NJ Chapter

 

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February 9, 2018  

Author and Fordham Political Science Professor, Nicholas Tampio joins Mark to discuss his new eye-opening book COMMON CORE: National Education Standards and the Threat to Democracy (Johns Hopkins University Press).  Tampio supports his stand with hard evidence and telling details about standards, homework, tests, legislation, policies, and the people affected: parents, teachers, and kids.  Tanpio muses how teachers are trained to teach for the test and students are restricted to standardized learning, education suffers. When the federal government controls education, communities also suffer.

 

Have Mark speak at your company or organization 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 Farrell is a great motivational speaker filled with enthusiasm, spunk and encouragement. It was great to see our students connect to him while listening and observing his experiences. Students were engaged and connected with him on personal level. It was an inspiring message that I hope all of our students will remember for years to come.

Jessica Citro Student Assistance Counselor

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January 25, 2018  

It was a privilege to have Mike Le Donne, renowned Jazz Pianist and Founder/Pres/CEO Disability Pride NYC (501C3 non-profit organization), on the show to discuss the impetus on forming Disability Pride NYC and how vital their NYC Disability Pride Parade is in eradicating serotypes, bridging communities and creating a platform for performers and attendees with disabilities to experience inclusion and big time fun! 

 

The JAZZ LEGENDS FOR DISABILITY PRIDE - DISABILITY PRIDE PARADE FUNDRAISER, hear jazz legends on Thurs January 25th 7:30 at the Sheen Center, NYC for a phenomenal night of jazz.  Tickets and info: www.sheencenter.org 212-925-2812

 

Have Mark speak at your company or organization 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 Farrell is an amazing speaker, who talks with honesty and humor.  He uses his life experiences to help people overcome their own adversities and walk them through their journey, to show them that there is light at the end of the tunnel.  Mark touches everyone who is lucky to hear him speak.”

 

Ellen Houlihan

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

President of Central NJ Chapter

 

 

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January 18, 2018  

The Big Hug Ambassador - Kari Wagner shares with Mark how 1st – 6th graders in the B Gold Florida organization envisioned an event to demonstrate to the world just how much good there is despite ubiquitous negative news. Hear how most these most ambitious and impassioned future leaders are spreading kindness on Sunday January 21st in St. Petersburg Florida, Times Square NYC, India, Peru, Dubai, UK, Canada, Latvia, Brazil, Trinidad, Bahamas, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Germany. #bighugday,www.bighugday.com  Move over Chris Christie there’s a new N.J. Governor on the job and Phil Murphy’s taking action.  Some early indicators suggest that Governor Murphy is making big moves at N.J. Transit and other agencies the state has partial or full control of.  Radio has taken Mark many places, hear several unfathomable events that unfolded right in front of him on the streets of NYC.  Has January made you blue?  You’re not alone, seasonal depression is prevalent.  Hear tips on how to stave off light depression during winter months.      

 

Have Mark speak at your company or organization 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 Farrell is an amazing speaker, who talks with honesty and humor.  He uses his life experiences to help people overcome their own adversities and walk them through their journey, to show them that there is light at the end of the tunnel.  Mark touches everyone who is lucky to hear him speak.”

 

Ellen Houlihan

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

President of Central NJ Chapter

 

 

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January 3, 2018  

Mark covers a gamut of material from the NFL and Apple to events that touched all of us in some capacity in 2017.  Mark reminisces about his NYC New Years Eve past debaucheries to how his corporate and school talks continually fuel him to empower others through his vast talks.

Have Mark speak at your company or organization 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 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 served our firm with a perfect mix of motivation, humor and uplifting personal experience during a corporate event to touch each employee personally while inspiring success and determination. Mark’s professionalism, contagious charisma and flexibility made working with him something we look forward to again in the future”

Robin Greene, Vice President
Prestigious Hedge Fund Greenwich, CT

 

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