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 23, 2021  

IM ABLE, FLOYD VERDICT & ALL VAXED UP AND NO WHERE TO GO

Chris Kaag, Founder and CEO of IM Able joins Mark to share his great honor and privilege to of giving people their freedom back.   Whether that's through adaptive equipment or other resources, Chris believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to go wherever they want, whenever they want.  A former Marine and lifetime fitness junky, Chris shares his adaptive experience as an athlete and leader for those with an interest to move their bodies in casual to competitive sport.  Lear more: https://imablefoundation.org/

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, 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

April 16, 2021  

FORMER FASHION MODEL & DISABILITY ADVOCATE RISES FAR BEYOND THE LENS    

 

Wendy Crawford, Co-Founder of Raw Beauty Project, shares her life story of adversity and triumph.  A car accident severely injured Wendy though she propelled herself forward to share her story on stages, fundraise for persons with disabilities and create multiple platforms to serve women with limited mobility navigate life.  Wendy shined as a fashion model and now she’s spotlighting issues that impact women that are disabled to create change that improve their health and live.

 

Please visit:  www.rawbeautyproject.com      www.rawbeautyprojecthealth.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, 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

March 29, 2021  

CEO’S STRIVE FOR EMOTIONAL HEALTH TRICKLE DOWN, DICK HOYT FAR SURPASSES HERCULES & TOY CO. FOUNDER CREATES MENTAL HEALTH COMMUNITY          

Stephen Jurgella is redefining the role and path of CEO’s proving that today’s leaders require something just as vital as a business acumen. This is why @stephenjurgella, CEO of @fountainforward Media & Marketing Agency, have created & launched a new program: #SameHere CEO.  CEOs of organizations have the opportunity to transform the social & emotional health, wellness, & productivity of every one of their employees, from the top down.  This is not business as usual because life requires awareness and growth.

Dick Hoyt was a man of steel, a person that didn’t know the meaning of the words stop or surrender.  Mark remembers Dick for far more than the thousands of miles he logged competing in marathons and triathlons for his disabled son Rick.  Dick didn’t raise the bar, he is the bar and every parent should take note of his endless capacity to provide love and inspiration for his son.  Most beautiful!

 

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, 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

March 5, 2021  

WOMEN AIM FOR GLASS CEILING, PRIMETIME PARALYMPICS, SPRINGSTEEN SPRUNG & RETURNING TO YOUTH SPORTS

 

Jessica Stewart is the Co-Founder of WIN, (Women Insider Network) and joins Mark to share how she along with her partner Erica Maurer are opening minds and doors for women globally through empowerment for women entrepreneurs and business leaders through a wide range of powerhouse speakers that bridge together an vast influential community. Jessica and Erica conceived WIN on their belief that when women gather, connect and share, incredible things happen.  Discover more: www.aimforexcellencechallenge.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, 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

February 26, 2021  

SPRINT TO SEE “THE HUMAN RACE” & FLIPPING OVER TIGER

 

Two time Emmy nominee, Actor Liz Vassey shares her passion for all things creative including her new documentary, “The Human Race”.  This spectacular film follows runners with varying skill levels that are above fifty that are avid to obsessed with running and their stories are awe inspiring and guaranteed to empower you to embrace the outdoors and pick up a former sport and or begin running.  Mark and Liz discuss the overwhelming health benefits from the obvious weight management aspect to staving off dementia and other age related cognitive issues.  And if you ever find yourself stuck in a pandemic, running is ideal to keep anxiety in check and burn off accumulating stress from COVID – or the family one is isolating with.   

 

Runner’s World magazine wrote “The Human Race is one of the top twenty best running documentaries that will inspire you to move."

Liz Vassey moved to New York at the age of sixteen to join the cast of ALL MY CHILDREN. Since the soap, Liz has appeared as a regular or recurring character on twelve television shows including ER, MAXIMUM BOB, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, BROTHERLY LOVE, PUSH NEVADA, TWO AND A HALF MEN, FOX’s live action version of THE TICK, and, most recently, Season Two of THE TICK reboot on Amazon.

 

Liz is probably best known for her five year run on CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION as DNA technician “Wendy Simms.” Liz has also appeared in several films (including MAN OF THE HOUSE with Tommy Lee Jones).In addition to acting, Liz is an accomplished writer. She co-wrote an episode of CSI during her last season, and has since sold six television pilots and a TV movie, developing for such networks and studios as NBC, Freeform, Universal, Sony, Netflix, and CW.  One of Liz's scripts was picked for the auspicious 2020 Write Her List, in which 20 pilots are selected from hundreds of nominations from industry executives and creatives.

 

During this very challenging and tumultuous COVID era, have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more with either 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, 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 12, 2021  

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ARRESTED, SERVING UNDERSERVED INNER CITY YOUTH & LIVE MUSIC PLEASE!  

 

Executive Director and Director of Programs for Growth and Development Services (GDS), Dr. Gary Altheim joins Mark and articulates how GDS has helped inner-city youth in Upper Manhattan beat the odds and create bright, self-sufficient futures. GDS offers quality after-school and summer programs including: counseling services, training programs for aspiring mental health and youth workers, and community advocacy. GDS has leveled the playing field for thousands of underserved young people, providing them with the skills, support, confidence, and motivation they need to succeed in school, in their communities, and in the workforce. www.excelgds.org, @excelgds on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Contact Zadie Adams at GDS's Community Liaison/Program Coordinator: 973.914.1333, zadams@excelgds.org to Volunteer, Donate, and/or questions

 

During this very challenging and tumultuous COVID era, have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more with either 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, 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 5, 2021  

YOUR FREE SPEECH, COUNTRY STARS RACIAL SLUR SLIP-UP STOPS THE MUSIC & A SIZZLELESS SUPER BOWL    

Ian Rosenberg, legal counsel for ABC News and professor of media law at Brooklyn College joins Mark to discuss his new book, THE FIGHT FOR FREE SPEECH: Ten Cases That Define Our First Amendment Freedoms (NYU Press, February 2021).  Their conversation and the book distills a spectrum of First Amendment law down to ten critical and compelling cases. Along with revealing the stories of ordinary people—spanning a diversity of races, backgrounds, genders, and ages—who had the courage and conviction to speak out and keep fighting until they reached our nation’s highest court, each case has something important to say about the meaning of our Constitution and America. Join Ian for a virtual book launching event February 9th @ 6:30 est: https://shop.shakeandco.com/event/book-launch-fight-free-speech-ian-rosenberg

Have you gotten shot? Sounds odd though that’s the common vernacular for getting vaccinated. Hear about this and much more as Mark covers a tailgate-less Super Bowl, this weeks snowstorm and more.  

During this very challenging COVID era, have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more with either 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, 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 29, 2021  

AVI’S NEW LIFE LIVED, VEGAS SCHOOLS SUFFER HUGE LOSS, JIMMY FALLON FINDS GEM IN HARDWARE STORE   

 

Avi Golden, depicts what the human spirit is all about! After suffering a stroke at 33, this remarkable resilient man started rehabilitation to learn how to communicate and live life with partial paralysis.  For what should have been a routine procedure, left this passionate NYC EMT and aspiring doctor leading a life never planned.  Aphsia, may give Avi a run for his money though nothing will prevent him from sharing his personal journey with medical professionals nationally and internationally.

 

Eighteen Vegas students have died by suicide since the start of the pandemic and as the nation struggles with vaccination supplies and distribution school administrators struggle with the decision to open schools for the sake of students mental health.          

 

During this very challenging COVID era, have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more with either 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, 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 22, 2021  

GAGA OVER BIDEN/HARRIS INAUGURAL EVENT & UNIQUE PROGRAM LESSENS HARD TIME FOR YOUTH WITH FAMILY IN PRISON  

 

Congratulations President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris! Most of the nation, including Mark is jubilant and feeling ecstatic with the prospect of great change with COVID being the most paramount issue the new administartion is tackling head on.  Mark talks about the monumental inaugaration events, Biden’s riveting address, music performances and the astonishing Poet Laurette, Amanda Gorman and how she epitomizes the sea of change.        

Amy Friedman, author, writing teacher and prison rights activist joins Mark to discuss her paramount role as Co-founder and Executive Director of POPS (Pain of the Prison System), a school based program that originated in Venice California that provides a safe and supportive space for students with an imprisoned sibling or parent.  Students are encouraged to share feelings and to support each other in recognizing their strength and resilience.  Astoundingly, nearly 3 million children in the U.S. have at least one parent in prison and which underscores the need of POPS and the program’s success is demonstrated by the 17 clubs in 5 states that host this unique and impressive program.  

POPS also proudly produces “Dream Catchers”, an inspiring and enlightening annual anthology of art, prose, and poetry created by the programs youth and alumni impacted by mass incarceration.  Mark urges you to visit the POPS site to learn more as well as help the program thrive but ordering your copy of “Dream Catchers”https://popsclubs.org/

During this very challenging COVID era, have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more with either 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, 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 20, 2021  

COVID KIBOSH & THE HILARIOUS ROBERT TREBOR ON TRUMP AND MORE

 

Robert Trebor, an accomplished character actor widely recognized for playing a fictional salesman, Salmoneus, in the cult hit series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess, and a real-life serial killer, David Berkowitz, a/k/a the Son of Sam, in the movie Out of Darkness opposite Martin Sheen, offers valuable insights and an opportunity to laugh at the absurdity of the situation in which we find ourselves in his new book, THE HAIRCUT WHO WOULD BE KING, a satire about the Donald J. Trump presidency.  

 

During this very challenging COVID-19 era, have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more either in-person or virtual.  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 18, 2021  

U.S. CAPITOL ATTACK AFTERMATH & A FILM THAT’S RADICALLY OPENING EYES AND HEARTS

Pictured L-R (Amanda Cali, Mark and Odette Schwegler)

Odette Schwegler, Co-Executive Producer of the new phenomenal documentary Tin Soldiers,  discusses the journey that began a decade ago when the paths of two mothers crossed, one an American mother of a child with an ultra-rare condition, the other a South African journalist and mother of four who became consumed with a rare disease named FOP.  Mark and Odette discuss the films process, the lives the disease and film have touched, the on-going mission of educating doctors and vital decision makers on Capital Hill.   

Imagine your body seizing up. Unable to walk, bend over or not being able to simply wave hello or goodbye. Hillary Weldon and daughter Whitney Weldon know all too well how Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP), an extremely rare degenerative disease has impacted their lives. And no better conduit to enlighten the world then through a riveting full length documentary film they created aptly named, “Tin Soldiers”.  Odette Schwegler and Amanda Cali are the Executive Directors and Assistant Producers are Hillary and Bill Weldon. Movie trailer: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2163573907045300

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

Questions, please email: info@tinsoldiers.org

Special acknowledgements to the invaluable help and contributions of Theresa Reid – Beyond Organics Howell NJ, Terry Eleftheriou of Shipwreck Grill – Brielle NJ.

During this very challenging COVID-19 era, have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more either in-person or virtual.  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 11, 2021  

STORMING THE CAPITAL, PICTURING YOUR PERFECT PET & A NEWER YOU

 

You are not alone in experiencing disbelief that the United States Capital was stormed by Republican extremists.  Mark talks about a feeling of invasion, the major security lapse and the current state of anxiety.     

 

Meet Kristen Kidd, former social worker that always had an eye for capturing special moments so Kate is fulfilling her dream of becoming a professional photographer and has a new project showcasing the powerful connections between women and their dogs. She found this connection through her day job as a photographer.  The Woman's Best Friend Project coffee table book stands behind the idea that mental health should be destigmatized because it is natural to go through that in your lifetime. Kristen tells these stories of women so that the readers know that they are never alone in their struggles.  100% of the profits from each book sale is donated to a local rescue partner. The second edition, which is now available for pre-sale, is partnered with Brandywine Valley SPCA.

 

http://www.kristenkiddphotography.com/

 

During these very challenging COVID-19 era, have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more either in-person or virtual.  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 11, 2021  

Way More Then Sex and Statues

Internationally acclaimed sculptor Susan Bahary, joins Mark to discuss her newest creation, a life size bronze monument titled “The Pledge” which is at the permanent collection of the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Maryland.  Susan’s phenomenal work is commissioned by the United States War Dogs Association

Susan Bahary is internationally known for her inspiring sculptures honoring the animal/human bond and service animals. Mastering both form and emotion in her animal and human subjects, her works have captured hearts worldwide. She is known for her unique gift of combining accurate form with stunning, lifelike expression. Her extensive knowledge of and experience with the animal form continues to earn her commissioned works for some of our country’s most celebrated animal monuments located in prominent museums, universities, military bases and abroad. Susan created our country’s first official war dog memorial, "Always Faithful” that was unveiled at the Pentagon and dedicated at the US Marine Corps War Dog Cemetery on Guam in 1994. She has since been a leader in raising awareness of and support for their deeds and sacrifices.

https://baharystudios.com/art/

 

The author of “The Tragedy of Heterosexuality”, Jane Ward muses joins Mark for a discussion on how she is not on a mission to eradicate heterosexuality but to shed light on its damaged state and point straight people toward feminist and queer ways of healing.  JANE WARD is also a Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at University of California Riverside, where she teaches courses in feminist, queer, and heterosexuality studies. https://www.janewardphd.com/

 

During this very challenging COVID-19 era, have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more either in-person or virtual.  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

 

November 9, 2020  

TICK-TOK A SECOND TRUMP TERM UNLIKELY, A COMMUNITY THAT HURTS AND HEALS TOGETHER

 

The unprecedented Presidential election brought millions more Americans to the polls than ever before.  Mark discusses the probability of  Vice President Biden as our next Commander in Chief.  Law Professor and author, Derek W.  Black shares insights from his new book SCHOOL HOUSE BURNING: Public Education and the Assault on American Democracy and how students are not receiving a comprehensive education in the United States.

 

Freehold, New Jersey resident Stephanie Nicole Parze was murdered by her boyfriend in late 2019, who died by suicide after being release from jail on separate charges though did not admit his cowardly act in his suicide note left for his mother.  In the short period after Nicole’s body was found, Stephanie’s parents Ed and Sharlene Parze founded the Stephanie Nicole Parze Foundation with the vital mission of providing education, intervention and support to families and individuals dealing with domestic violence, sexual abuse and missing loved ones.  Mark discusses the 1st Annual Stephanie Nicole Parze Color Butterfly Run/Walk on October 24, 2020 and his role of emcee and how he incorporated the significant role  the community played in searching for Stephanie and honoring her life through attending a golf outing and the run/walk to benefit the foundation.  Please learn more: www.snpfoundation.org  Pictured, Reagan Richards of Williams Honor sang the National Anthem at the Stephanie Nicole Parze Run/Walk on stage with Mark Farrell.   

 

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more during these challenging COVID times either in-person or via webinar.  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

 

August 28, 2020  

A DIFFERENT KIND OF KID SUMMER AND A MEMOIR THAT SPRUNG A LIFE  

 

No camp, no vacation, no sleepovers so what’s a kid to do during the dog days of summer?  Mark shares ideas on how he and his wife are attempting to provide a summer that doesn’t make the kiddos feel cheated.  From building a bridge, camping to cannonballs galore – this is what summer looks and feels like!

 

Author, speaker and mental health advocate - Michelle Dickinson talks about how her childhood well prepared her for many things in life and though she possesses many quality traits it’s her resilience that has fueled her to succeed both professionally and personally.  And despite her challenging formative years as a child caregiver to her dear sweet mother that was bi-polar, Michelle remarkably persevered to make her life “normal”.   Hear Mark’s conversation with Michelle as she delves into her past and articulates what life was like in their household where she experienced fear, dread and elation and which she so eloquently expresses in her memoir, “Breaking Into My Life”.  Michelle’s determination and devotion to eradicate the stigma of mental illness and much more is awe inspiring. Read about Michelle’s tireless work to eradicate mental illness: https://www.michelleedickinson.com/

 

Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more during these challenging times either in-person or via webinar.  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

 

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