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2013 Testimonials

[Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA/HQ); One-day Stress Resiliency Workshop for 18 Managers]

Subject: Newsletter
Date: 5/13/2013
From:   
THall@wmata.com

Good Morning Mark

My intentions was to email you right after your class on Thursday (5/9/13) but of course I got side tracked. I would once again like to share how much I enjoyed your class. As I stated before if I come across anyone who might need your services, I will forward your contact information.

Thanks again for a such a refreshing class.

Toyia Hall
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Louisiana Nurse Family Partnership Annual Educational Conference -- April 3-5, Baton Rouge, LA 2013 Practice Safe Stress: BuildingTeam Resiliency & Morale through Humor keynote for 150 Nurses and Social Workers

April 8, 2013

Some formal comments from Paula Zeannah, PhD, Clinical Developer & Infant Mental Health Director, LA Bureau of Family Health and Sonya Myers, PhD, Maternal, Infant & Early Childhood Home visiting Program (and Conference) Coordinator:  "You addressed issues that were relevant to our program staff...Thank you for an infomative and inspiring talk...We really appreciate your contribution to making our annual educational conference a success."

However, the below "Comments" from attendees vividly and personally capture the program's interactive,energetic, therapeutic, illuminating, and FUN essence:

• Awesome!!
• Very interactive and entertaining while remaining professional and very informative.
• Awesome, will share this with my family.
• Funny! Therapeutic! Loved it!
• Great way to start things off. Very Interesting and funny.
• Informative. Very interactive. Would be a very good session after lunch on a long day.
• Really enjoyed this presentation. Mr. Gorkin was entertaining and informative, the group activities were fun and illuminating.
• Like the presentation style, humor is a necessary means for survival!
• Great job. Definitely Need More of This.

[Eval scores and more comments below]

Sonya S. Myers, Ph.D.
Louisiana OPH Bureau of Family Health
Maternal, Infant, & Early Childhood Home Visiting
(MIECHV) Program Coordinator

1450 Poydras Street, Suite 2032
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504)568-2784/Fax: (504)568-3503sonya.myers@la.gov
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Practice Safe Stress: BuildingTeam Resiliency & Morale through Humor

(4 = Excellent, 3 = Good, 2 =Fair, 1 = Poor)

MEAN (AVERAGE) SCORE

Presenter Rating:

o Knowledge of content    3.7

o Presentation of skills   3.5

o Organization of content    3.4


COMMENTS:

  • Awesome!!

  • Very interactive and  entertaining while remaining professional and very informative

  • Very great presentation to manage stress!

  • Great way to start things  off. Very Interesting and funny

  • Informative. Very interactive. Would be a very good session after lunch on a long day.

  • Really enjoyed this presentation. Mr. Gorkin was entertaining and informative, the group activities were fun and illuminating

  • Like the presentation style, humor is a necessary means for survival!

  • Loved it! Thought provoking

  • Awesome, will share this with my family

  • Funny! Therapeutic! Loved  it!

  • That was an enjoyable and memorable 1st session!

  • Great job. Definitely Need More of This.

  • Mr. Mark was wonderful with presentation
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Business Health Services/Eyre Bus, Tour & Travel

Mar 26, 2013

Mark:

Would you be interested in delivering all three of these programs at Eyre Bus on April 30?  Clearly, they really like working with you.

Doug Nelson, LPC| Director of Client Relations
Business Health Services [P] 443 738 0111 | [F] 410 878 6113
6225 Smith Ave, # 203  Baltimore, MD 21209
www.bhssolutions.com

Baltimore, MD • Washington, DC • Philadelphia, PA • Lafayette, LA • Raleigh, NC
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From: Cookie Kornstein [mailto:cookiek@Eyre.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 1:56 PM
To: Doug Nelson
Subject: Next training


Hi Doug,

Can we secure the date of April 30 for The Mind & Body Connection? We would like to have the same 3 sessions as before with the same instructor if possible, (we LOVED Mark!) The times would be: 9:30-10:30am, 11-12 noon and 10-11 pm.

Let me know if that date is okay...thanks!

Cookie Kornstein
cookiek@eyre.com

Eyre Bus, Tour & Travel
Direct: 410.442.1330 x3220
Fax: 410.442.0010
PO Box 239 - 13600 Triadelphia Rd. - Glenelg, MD. 21737
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Fairfax County Government/Dept of Administration for Human Services; Keynote for 100 on "Energizing and Expanding Team Mindset, Motivation & Morale"

Subject:   THEY LOVE YOU IN DAHS
Date:     3/25/2013

Hi Mark,

Hope you had a great weekend.

I spoke with Gail this morning and she is absolutely DEE-lighted with the Stress Doc! 

[Gail Ledford, Department Director, was going to share her observations with Dept. of Public Work's Director James Patteson.]

WE have had nothing but rave reviews from the staff

“Engaging and Educational”

“Just a note to say how much I enjoyed yesterday’s event at the Government Center.  I think it changed the attitudes of many because not only were we ‘away’ from the office but also having Mark Gorkin as a guest speaker helped everyone connect better….and laugh. Thank you!”

“We are already using some of the tools and suggestions from the training. Our vote is more like this, whether it’s him or similar activities.”

I will be in touch. All the best,

Robyn L. McCoy
Resource Development and Training Manager
Department of Administration for Human Services

703-324-3597
Robyn.McCoy@fairfaxcounty.gov
“Leadership and Learning are indispensable to each other.” ~ John F. Kennedy
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Hi, Mark.

I just wanted to thank you for your presentation today.  I feel that I took away some strategies that I can use to handle stress in my work life (I just changed jobs) as well as in my home life (caring for an ill loved one).  I was a mad scribe and wrote down many of your anecdotes that will serve me well!

Best wishes,

Christina Hokenson
DAHS-Contracts and Procurement Management
(703) 324-7025 phone
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