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 21, 2022  

Derrick Tabb won’t tell you about his Grammy from being the phenomenal drummer in The Rebirth Brass Band.  Derrick won’t share that CNN chose him as “Hero of the Year” though Derrick will tell you that nothing makes him happier then witnessing New Orleans inner city youth flourish from excelling in the program he co-founded: The Roots of Music. https://therootsofmusic.org/ Mark talks with Derrick on creating his program that brings students to his all incapsulating after school program where they receive tutoring, music education, life skills, hot meals and gigs!  Yes, Roots of Music students have performed for President Barack Obama and numerous celebrities and at high profile events that showcase the immense skill learned through the Roots of Music program. Please visit the above link to learn how this program is rewriting after school programming.     

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and or retreat to increase morale, productivity, leadership skill and more with an in-person or virtual event.  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, life preparedness, 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

September 28, 2022  

Mark had the utmost privilege to once again host The 2nd Annual Shine Music Festival in Denver, CO., that the Guinness Book of World Records recognizes as the worlds largest accessible music festival. Hear how this epic 20 band, 2 stage and free music festival experience is revolutionizing live entertainment for persons with disabilities!

 

Farming is in Mark’s blood and he shares his perspective of the significance farmers play in our existence and how the government should do more to support their crucial work.

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and or retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more with an in-person or virtual event.  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, life preparedness, 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

July 26, 2022  

You’re going to love Cassidy Pucket and her new book REDEFINING GEEK: Bias and the Five Hidden Habits of Tech-Savvy. 

 

Mark talks about the privilege of hosting the American Masters documentary, "Becoming Helen Keller"  (ASL interpreted, audio-described, and captioned with subtitles) for the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired.   

 

And all things summer…

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and or retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more with an in-person or virtual event.  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, life preparedness, 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

March 22, 2022  

Singing-songwriting and disability advocacy are just a few of Kaleigh Brendle’s passions that have adoring fans (including U.S. Presidents) elated for her new EP, “Karma”.  In part two, Kaleigh sings an American classic and plays tracks from “Karma” and sheds light on her writing process and her inspiration for various tracks she wrote for her EP.  Plus, Kaleigh reveals on “Insight” the results from her fans votes on which song will become a music video.  Kaleigh also talks on the significance of braille, mentors and much more.     

 

Pictured (L-R): Kaleigh Brendle, Trenton Thunder Mascot and Mark Farrell at Trenton Thunder Ballpark   

 

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and or retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more with an in-person or virtual event.  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, life preparedness, 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

March 16, 2022  

Singing, songwriting and disability advocacy are just a few of Kaleigh Brendle’s passions that have adoring fans (including U.S. Presidents) elated for her new EP, “Karma”.  In part one, Kaleigh shares her love for life and song and how she so astutely sees the world for its beauty and faults and how her work on numerous platforms is changing perceptions of persons with disabilities including her own accessibility navigating college life at her pre-law track at Villanova.

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and or retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more with an in-person or virtual event.  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, life preparedness, 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 spoke to our high school students, teachers and volunteers and they are clamoring for him to return. Mark tells stories of his failures and triumphs with humor, compassion, unblinking honesty and with an energy that ignites the room leaving us connected to him and feeling a whole lot better about ourselves.  Our time with Mark Farrell was unforgettable and joyful.  This man is a treasure.

Dennis Danziger, Venice, CA High School & POPS The Club Co-Founder

March 16, 2022  

In part two of Mark’s conversation with Nigel Dick, award winning Film Director and Producer, they discuss the film making process, how a dance routine Nigel conceived for a lark became a thing, to how Nigel’s side rocker gig got in the way of his career and the filming of the Tour De France plus the making of the documentary “Journey to A Dream” – and so much more.  

 

Nigel Dick, is an award winning, British born, film-maker and has directed over 380 music videos and more than 35 documentaries & feature films. Nigel has won 3 MTV awards, 2 Billboard Awards and 3 MVPA awards. His videos have been nominated for a further twenty- one MTV awards, twenty-six Much Music Awards, a Grammy and won one Brit Award. Nigel’s many personal nominations include a Cable Ace Award. He was awarded a second Lifetime Achievement Award by the MVPA (Music Video Producers Association) in May 2012.  

 

You can also experience Nigel’s phenomenal work and learn more about his insatiable desire to create supremely entertaining vast bodies of work including his highly acclaimed music videos, movies, commercials, his original music and so much more. https://www.nigeldick.com/

      

Photo (L – R): Chad Kroeger of Nickelback and Nigel Dick

 

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and or retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more with an in-person or virtual event.  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, life preparedness, 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

February 13, 2022  

In part one of Mark’s conversation with Nigel Dick, award winning film director and producer, hear how Nigel created the intrigue and magic in Guns and Roses and Britney Spears videos to behind the scenes drama which often involves dealing with egos, politics and any and all unforeseen circumstances in getting the right shots to make award winning and legendary videos known and loved worldwide!  

 

Award winning, British born, film-maker Nigel Dick has directed over 380 music videos and more than 35 documentaries & feature films. He has won 3 MTV awards, 2 Billboard Awards and 3 MVPA awards. His videos have been nominated for a further twenty- one MTV awards, twenty-six Much Music Awards, a Grammy and won one Brit Award. His many personal nominations include a Cable Ace Award. He was awarded a second Lifetime Achievement Award by the MVPA (Music Video Producers Association) in May 2012.  

 

You can also experience Nigel’s phenomenal work and learn more about his insatiable desire to create supremely entertaining vast bodies of work including his highly acclaimed music videos, movies, commercials, his original music and so much more. https://www.nigeldick.com/

January 28, 2022  

Danielle Ryer is a juggernaut that has earned much in life including an MSW and she’s also an Autism Support Coach, a Neurodiversity Keynoter, Psychoeducator ,Stand-up Comedian and much more.  Danielle joins Mark and shares her non-traditional education experience as a young student with Autism to earning her masters and her life perspective. More at: www.drcomedian.com

 

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and or retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more with an in-person or virtual event.  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, life preparedness, 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 spoke to our high school students, teachers and volunteers and they are clamoring for him to return. Mark tells stories of his failures and triumphs with humor, compassion, unblinking honesty and with an energy that ignites the room leaving us connected to him and feeling a whole lot better about ourselves.  Our time with Mark Farrell was unforgettable and joyful.  This man is a treasure.

Dennis Danziger, Venice, CA High School & POPS The Club Co-Founder

 

 

January 14, 2022  

NYC’S NEW MAYOR, RENOVATION INSPIRATION & BEATING THE WINTER BLUES

 

Eric Adams is The Big Apple’s new mayor and Mark muses on his performance during his first month in office.  If you’ve ever considered tackling a small to semi-large renovation project Mark will empower you through his 2.5 renovation project where he transformed a home for a family member (see video for an overview).  Mix it up and move it around – some tips on staving off the new year blues and more.     

 

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and or retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more with an in-person or virtual event.  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, life preparedness, 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 spoke to our high school students, teachers and volunteers and they are clamoring for him to return. Mark tells stories of his failures and triumphs with humor, compassion, unblinking honesty and with an energy that ignites the room leaving us connected to him and feeling a whole lot better about ourselves.  Our time with Mark Farrell was unforgettable and joyful.  This man is a treasure.

Dennis Danziger, Venice, CA High School & POPS The Club Co-Founder

January 14, 2022  

INSURRECTION REVERBERATIONS & THE NEW YEAR NOW WHAT?

 

Alex Hinton is a ddistinguished Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University and UNESCO Chair on Genocide Prevention and is an expert on genocide and he joins Mark to discuss his new book “It Can Happen Here – White Power and the Rising Threat of Genocide in the US”.  Hinton argues that assumptions about American democracy and diversity have obscured a hard fact: white supremacy has been woven into the fabric of the United States since its founding and persists, creating the potential for oppression, brutality, and even mass murder today. 

 

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and or retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more with an in-person or virtual event.  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, life preparedness, 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 spoke to our high school students, teachers and volunteers and they are clamoring for him to return. Mark tells stories of his failures and triumphs with humor, compassion, unblinking honesty and with an energy that ignites the room leaving us connected to him and feeling a whole lot better about ourselves.  Our time with Mark Farrell was unforgettable and joyful.  This man is a treasure.

Dennis Danziger, Venice, CA High School & POPS The Club Co-Founder

December 3, 2021  

SEASONED COMIC FINALLY ON STAGE & THE PRIVILEGED CHRIS CUOMO PLUMETS        

 

Humor is part of Chriss Buckley’s DNA.  She has lead a most colorful, challenging and spirited life and now audiences are reaping the benefits of her decision to become a pro comic and she and her guide dog are rocking NYC clubs giving audiences non-stop reasons to laugh.

 

See Chriss in action: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClqUcggvKtcbz8EWGxP79-Q

 

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and or retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more with an in-person or virtual event.  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, life preparedness, 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 spoke to our high school students, teachers and volunteers and they are clamoring for him to return. Mark tells stories of his failures and triumphs with humor, compassion, unblinking honesty and with an energy that ignites the room leaving us connected to him and feeling a whole lot better about ourselves.  Our time with Mark Farrell was unforgettable and joyful.  This man is a treasure.

Dennis Danziger, Venice, CA High School & POPS The Club Co-Founder

 

August 5, 2021  

Chris Bosh, NBA Hall of Famer, eleven time all-star, two time NBA Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist, NBA Global Ambassador and author – joins Mark and discusses his new book Letters to a Young Athlete; a collection of short essays imparting life lessons to young athletes.  Mark and Chris cover Chris’s NBA career to raising five children and how music has always fueled him and how this longtime passion morphed into the creation of Daddy Jack Records.  https://www.chrisbosh.com/

 

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and or retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more with an in-person or virtual event.  Mark also has riveting talks for students k-12 and college on: overcoming adversity, resiliency, anti-bullying/anti-teasing, mental health, drugs/alcohol, celebrating differences, self-entitlement, life preparedness, 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 tells stories of his failures and triumphs with humor, compassion, unblinking honesty and with an energy that ignites the room leaving us connected to him and feeling a whole lot better about ourselves.  Our time with Mark Farrell was unforgettable and joyful.  This man is a treasure.

Dennis Danziger, Venice, CA High School & POPS The Club Co-Founder

“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

July 27, 2021  

Kate Eckman shined as a broadcast journalist and TV personality and as an accomplished entrepreneur, mindfulness expert, certified executive coach and author she shares her insight in becoming more confident, passionate person through creating a fun and fulfilling life!  In Kate’s new book. The Full Spirit Workout: A 10-Step System…to Shed Your Self-Doubt, Strengthen Your Spiritual Core, and Create a Fun & Fulfilling Life, you’ll learn about Kate’s journey and how she shed insignificant aspects of her life to reimagining her lives purpose.  https://www.kateeckman.tv/

    

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and or retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more with an in-person or virtual event.  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, life preparedness, 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 tells stories of his failures and triumphs with humor, compassion, unblinking honesty and with an energy that ignites the room leaving us connected to him and feeling a whole lot better about ourselves.  Our time with Mark Farrell was unforgettable and joyful.  This man is a treasure.

Dennis Danziger, Venice, CA High School & POPS The Club Co-Founder

“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

July 12, 2021  

SWELTERING SUMMERTIME MAGIC, TV REPORTER BLAZES FINANCIAL TRAIL FOR WOMEN

 

Elizabeth Keatinge shined when she delivered all things news to America as a television reporter and her new endeavor aims to educate and propel women to become more financially literate and confident on all things finance.  As the Founder of FundsSavvy.com, Elizabeth is committed to equipping women with the necessary financial empowerment tools for them to succeed on any level.  Elizabeth is a very passionate Certified Personal Finance Counselor that connects with audiences globally on multiple financial tv and digital platforms with her depth of knowledge and zeal to impart money sense for all women to prosper.  Hear her compelling story that she shares with Mark.  www.fundssavvy.com

      

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and or retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more with an in-person or virtual event.  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, life preparedness, 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 tells stories of his failures and triumphs with humor, compassion, unblinking honesty and with an energy that ignites the room leaving us connected to him and feeling a whole lot better about ourselves.  Our time with Mark Farrell was unforgettable and joyful.  This man is a treasure.

Dennis Danziger, Venice, CA High School & POPS The Club Co-Founder

“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

June 11, 2021  

Professor and author Moya Bailey, joins Mark to discuss her new book Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance that explores how courageous Black women—straight, lesbian, queer, and trans—are speaking out against anti-Black misogyny that pervades the Internet through the creation of new content and digital practices.  This and much more on today’s show!

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and or retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more with an in-person or virtual event.  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, life preparedness, 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 tells stories of his failures and triumphs with humor, compassion, unblinking honesty and with an energy that ignites the room leaving us connected to him and feeling a whole lot better about ourselves.  Our time with Mark Farrell was unforgettable and joyful.  This man is a treasure.

Dennis Danziger, Venice, CA High School & POPS The Club Co-Founder

“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

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