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

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


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: Email:


“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


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