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

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

December 3, 2018  

Mark is joined by two magnificent guests that have created a very eccentric and unique Off-Broadway production that has the theater world talking.  The famous cult film CARNIVAL OF SOULS (1962) has been neon animated by Jack Feldstein – an award-winning writer and neon animation filmmaker. Annemarie Hagenaars plays a contemporary woman of the #metoo era, taking over the role of the 1960’s woman in the film and giving the female protagonist today’s pro-active stance. 

 

Annemarie is a Dutch actress and performer with degrees in Physics and Astronomy.  She has worked in a variety of theatre productions, film, TV, commercials and industrials. Recent film credits: The Artist’s Wife, Honeypot and Karma. Recent Off-Broadway theatre: Romulus The Great and CasablancaBoxwww.annemariehagenaars.com

 

Jack, has almost thirty neon animation films that have screened worldwide from Lincoln Center and NY's Angelika Cinema to Rotterdam International Film Festival and Sydney International Film Festival.  As a writer, his playscripts including A House Like Any Other and Three Months with Pook have won prizes in Australia, Britain and the USA.  His plays have been staged with many productions in Australia, New York and all over the USA.  www.jackfeldstein.com

 

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

November 16, 2018  

Mark discusses the 13th Annual Laugh for Sight that starred comedian giants Robert Klein, Jim Gaffigan, Richie Redding and more that donated their side splitting humor for a night benefitting degenerative retinal diseases.  Mark has been the host for 13 years and he shares highlights of this pivotal event.  www.laughforsight.com  Why disclosing all aspects of oneself is vital for your partner to know, accept and love you.  Don’t shortchange yourself, your partner or your relationship by “sparing them” or thinking they won’t see you the same way – be candid so you can be 100% you – the great, the not so great and ugly!  Hear how Mark was floored by his stay at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City NJ to coming off a perfect soccer season – how Mark coached a loosing team. 

 

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 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

November 5, 2018  

Aside from the birds and the bees talk, perhaps the conversation most parents are afraid to have with their children is the talk about college.  Both students and parents feel the pressure about making sure kids are accepted into the perfect school, what a particular school might mean for a child’s future, and how exactly the cost of college will be met by the family. Mark’s guest - Jon McGee has spent much of his career studying the influence of trends on college enrollment and how students make their college choice. Yet when his oldest son began to explore colleges, McGee felt as overwhelmed as most parents grappling to help their child prepare for this life-changing decision and the emotional challenges ahead. With three more kids close behind, McGee began his own search—for comprehensive, authoritative, encouraging, and compassionate guidance in one easy-to-follow manual. When he couldn’t find one, he turned to his colleagues in higher education.       

DEAR PARENTS: A Field Guide for College Preparation (Johns Hopkins University Press; 2018) is the result: a collection of letters to parents from parents, most of college-age children, with leadership positions at colleges, universities, and secondary schools across the country.

 

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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