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2012 Testimonials

US Patent & Trademark Office
[3-hour "Building Stress Resiliency" Workshop and Video Conference for 30 onsite and 30 distance employees and managers]

Aug 22, 2012

Thanks Mark for a great job today.

I forwarded the invoice over to the Office of Finance.  

Iíll send you a copy of the evaluations once we compile the results. 

Please let me know which day works better for you, October 2 or 3rd for the next session.  Have a great weekend!


Claudine Deslauriers
Program Manager, USPTO Leadership Development Program
Enterprise Training Division
Office of Human Resources
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Good morning, Mr. Gorkin,

I attended a training you offered at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and found it very helpful.  Thank you very much for your teachings!

Could you please add me to the list to receive your e-newsletter?

Thanks very much,

Magali Slawski

Thank you Mark. I have already forwarded your websites to a couple of people who can benefit from your learning. Thank you for a thoughtful and informative seminar. Sincerely,


Psychiatric Institute of Washington
[2.5 hour program on "Burnout, Burn-in, and Grief"; 100 allied health attendees]

Aug 9

Your presentation was very educational, informative, therapeutic and humorless. It felt good to laugh!!!

Yvonne Garces, MSW

From: StressDoc@aol.com
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2012 3:33 PM
To: Joy Jones
Subject: Kinda funny; wanted to share

Hi Joy,

I think she meant "humorous." ;-)

Take care,


Aug 12, 2012

Hi Mark,

Iím sure she meant not just humorous but hilarious! Thanks for sharing.

Joy Jones
Director of Community Relations
Psychiatric Institute of Washington
4228 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

202-885-5628 - phone

Subject: Re: New "Vicarious Trauma and Codependency" Essay/Webinar Feedback


Mark, excellent material. Thanks for your insights and well stated take on this relevant topic.I am teaching a CISM two day class series for hospital personnel and we havediscussed some of this in previous classes; however, you provide a newtwist/resource I will integrate immediately in the self-care section.

Thank you!

Pam Ruster, LCSW, CEAP
Supportive Systems, LLC
Indianapolis, IN
A Women BusinessEnterprise

Still donít understand how you have the time and energy to write and think about all this information!  Amazing   RICH GEIB


HR.com Webinar on Stress and Conflict [over 100 participants]


Fantastic - I knew you were going to WOW them!   I had my sound turned off as I was on a call during your webcast but was busy following along - you presented information that was easy to follow and implement and pertinent to everyone!

thanks for taking the time to educate our members - it has been a pleasure working with you and would love to have you present again for us when you are able.

Tara Butt
Content Curator - Employee Wellness
Institute for Human Resources

124 Wellington Street East
Aurora, ON  Canada
L4G 1J1


From: jkmtroth@comcast.net
To: StressDoc@aol.com
Sent: 5/16/2012

I was on the webinar you had today during the wellness virtual event.

Thank you so much for the information!!  I am ready to put it to good use. I currently suffer from a chronic pain disease and stress is one of the main things that will increase my pain. A lot  of the slides and things you said really hit home!!!  I am ready to use your information to try and manage my stress!!  I have also ordered several ebooks and the cd to use.

Thank you for your time!!!



I felt very comfortable while listening to this presenter as he integrated useful information in a personal way which was very appropriate for this topic. This was a great presentation with a very professional and likeable presenter.  Sharon

Very informative talk and valuable tools to go forward with. Enjoy the presentation style and real-life examples increasing the retention of information learned. Many thanks for your generous time spent presenting. Jim

Navy Federal Credit Union (for Business Health Services)
[1.5 hour small group/workshop and facilitation on "The Sandwich Generation"; open enrollment]


GREAT feedback from Navy Federal Ė very positive session!  I think we are looking to suggest an eldercare support group at HQ based on participantsí feedback, subject to NFCU approval, of course!

Thank you!

Kind Regards,

Sunithi Kuruppu, MSW
| Senior Program Manager
Business Health Services
[P] 443-955-7989 |  | [F] 410-889-7397

Leadership Tuscarawas, Kent State University, Ohio
[3 hr. "Three 'R' -- Responsive, Resilient, and Risk-taking -- Leadership" Program for business owners, directors, managers, and supervisors]

Mar 28, 2012

Dear Mark,

It was a true pleasure to meet you.   I can't thank you enough for the exceptional presentation and interactions with Leadership Tuscarawas.

Would you please put me on your newsletter list?  I can then forward to current class and future classes.

I look forward to working with you in the future.  The class took so much away from the session.

Deepest regards, 

Lynn Angelozzi
Executive Director
Leadership Tuscarawas
(P) 330-340-5105
PO Box 971
New Philadelphia, OH 44663


Just wanted to say thank you for sharing your time and tips with Leadership TUSC.  I enjoyed the afternoon and gained some great insight for addressing stress with myself and my team.


Ruth King

Mark Gorkin, MSW, LICSW
The Stress Doc ô

301-875-2567 www.stressdoc.com

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Mark Gorkin, the Stress Doc ô, www.stressdoc.com, acclaimed Keynote and Kickoff Speaker, Webinar Presenter, Retreat Leader and Motivational Humorist, is the author of Practice Safe Stress and The Four Faces of Anger. A former Stress & Violence Prevention consultant for the US Postal Service, the Doc leads highly interactive, innovative and inspiring programs for corporations and government agencies, including the US Military, on stress resiliency/burnout prevention through humor, change and conflict management, generational communication, and 3 "R" -- Responsible, Resilient & Risk-Taking -- leadership-partnership team building. Email stressdoc@aol.com for his popular free newsletter & info on speaking programs.

Stress Doc Mantra: "Think out of the box, perform outside the curve (the Bell Curve) and be out-rage-ous!"