Federally Employed Women (FEW)/Metro DC Regional Conference; "Wow...You Have
Such Great Energy: Inspiring Others with Passion Power"; 40 attendees;
45 min workshop
Subject: RE: Post-FEW Conference Greetings from the Stress Doc ™ (UNCLASSIFIED)
Good Morning Mr. Gorkin,
I absolutely enjoyed your session at the FEW Conference; I wish it would have
lasted longer than the 45 mins. The small and large group discussions were very
beneficial to me. I look forward to reading your book and practicing safe
stress. Yes, I would like information on the Busy Women's Retreat or other
workshops that are in the area. Thank you again for your wisdom and passion.
You beat me to the punch. Actually I was going to reach out to see if you would
be interested in doing a piece next month as we highlight Health and Wellness.
I heard great things about your seminar from the FEW event last month!
Jennifer J. Barbosa
Barbosa Benefits & Financial Services, LLC
Specializing in Government Employee Services
Organization of Legal Professionals (OLP.org); Webinar on Media Addiction &
Digital Distraction (MA&DD): Individual and Organizational Interventions;
Thanks for your presentation just now. Very helpful and solid advice. When you
get a chance, I would appreciate reading about your SPEED paper.
Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel, PLLC
1615 M Street, N.W., Suite 400 | Washington, DC 20036
202.326.7947 (direct) | 202.326.7900 (main)
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services - Division of Blind &
Visually Impaired; Keynote, "Stress and Change Resilience through Humor: An
Interactive Playshop"; 2-hr, 100+ participants
Hi Mark, hope you are experiencing safe travels. The comments related to your
presentation have been very positive! Here you go:
Enjoyed the variety of activities
The interactive activities made the presentation fun
The activities were very engaging; different from the usual lecture style
As an audience we were involved and active
Loved the drawing activity as a means of depicting our perception of the changes
that are occurring within our agency
Mark did a good job of personalizing his presentation for our specific needs.
It was great to meet you and the presentation was very well received! Thanks,
Cathy Rufenacht, M. Ed.
Vocational Rehabilitation Teacher Program Specialist
Division for Blind Services
622 S. Oakes, Suite D San Angelo, Texas 76903
Phone: (325) 659-7928
Sep 17, 2014
I shared the feedback with the rest of the sales staff and also put in our notes
for your page in our database. So everyone’s aware of what a great job you did.
Event Manager for Kristi Wilson
West South Orange Avenue
Orange, NJ 07079
Food & Drug
Administration/Food and Cosmetic Information Center, two half-day team building
sessions, "Strengthening Individual and Team Resilience, Coordination and
Thank you for coming to work with my team. You got us to open up and discuss
things that had been lying just beneath the surface but needed to be addressed.
While at times it was difficult to talk about, we are better for the experience
with you. I was impressed with how you seemed to immediately identify our
characters and over the two sessions, how you helped us work together to form a
stronger bond with each other.
Thank you Mark!
Deborah S. Price, MS
Chief, Information Center Branch
Office of Analytics and Outreach
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, MD; 2-hr Building Stress
Resilience and Passion Power: An Interactive Playshop
July 24, 2014
Thanks truly go to YOU for offering this workshop at UUCC. It was
well-received. I, for one, came home inspired by new insight into monitoring my
stress and coping more effectively with conflict.
I will meet tomorrow with our youth director. I have our idea for a workshop on
Thank you again for the time, energy and thought you put into your
Director of Religious Education
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia
Owen Brown Interfaith Center
7246 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045
Get FIT through
Fun, Interactive & Thought-provoking Humor: The Art of Stress
Resilience; Taylor Village/55+ Community Health & Wellness Fair, Ellicott City,
MD; 45 mins
June 16, 2014
Mark recently volunteered his time to come to a community health fair for
seniors. He spent nearly all day offering advice on stress and other topics
about which he is well-versed. The information he provided, and the manner in
which he provided it, was well received by all of the health fair participants.
Everyone left his table with a smile, and no doubt, feeling more relaxed.
At the end of the day, he provided a break-out session, mixing the serious and
the comedic. Audience reaction was not only positive, but interactive and
dynamic. Anyone who can get a group of seniors that lively at the end of a long
day is a great presenter!
Our planning committee definitely looks forward to working with Mark in the
future on more projects for the senior community. His energy is contagious and
refreshing, and very entertaining.
The method is wild at times - but the message is down to earth and an important
one - and he drives it home.
Mark: On behalf of all who attended the fair, thanks for a great day.
Bonnie Franckoviak, DNP
Paralegal Internet Association Video Conference; Building Stress Resilience
Webinar; 45 mins.
Got some feedback right away. Absolutely fantastic! As always, you were the
best. We really appreciate it.
PS: Are you headed out this way anytime soon?
President and Co-Founding Member
The Organization of Legal Professionals
44-489 Town Center Way, Ste. D436
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Federally Employed Women (FEW) Webinar, 8-9pm:
Nurturing and Facilitating Resilient, Responsive Leaders & Teams
May 6, 2014
(The fact that no one left the webinar despite a five minute technical
malfunction) tells me that the audience was super engaged and wanted to know
what you had to say! Great job! The personal stories were also a great way to
get your concepts across.
Director of Strategic Initiatives & External Relations
In this Webinar, you will: (1) Discover the research-based concept
of“Psychological Hardiness,” (2) Learn the “Art of Letting Go,” (3) Discover
theconcepts of “Four ‘R’s of PRO Relating” – being Respectful, Real,
Responsible,and Responsive, and (4) Draw on Critical Incident and Team
BuildingIntervention for transforming conflict and crisis into “Passion
Interview, 45 mins, on "Compassion Fatigue, Preventing Burnout, and Stress
Resilience," Ft. Irwin, Cal
Mar 28, 2014
Mark, thank you for the opportunity to interview you and I had a great time
talking with you Wednesday. I learned a lot listening to you and while dialoging
over the radio with you.
You have a unique rhythm to your speech that I want to tap on and you have great
Thank you again for the opportunity to get you on the radio and I look forward
to our next conversation over the airwaves.
Public Affairs Specialist
Developing Stress Resilience, Humor, and Passion Power: The Gift of Interactive
Engagement; Human Resources Palm Beach County, FL (HRPBC; SHRM affiliate);
Kickoff Speaker; 100 attendees; 1.25 hrs
HR Palm Beach County had the wonderful pleasure of having Mark Gorkin "The
Stress Doc" present at one of our monthly dinner meetings. Mark's presentation
was both insightful and engaging. He has a way of captivating the audience
and makes them want to hear more. We enjoyed his insights on the factors
that cause stress and how to overcome them. We hope to hear more from "The
Stress Doc". It was definitely time well spent. We especially enjoyed his
perspective of Passion and Power. Mark Gorkin is a must hear!
HRPBC Program Chair
Diversity & Inclusion Consultant
Hi. Your presentation was very exciting and informative. Thank you. Yes, you
may include me on your newsletter.
I look forward to seeing you in May.
Joyce Fenhaus, PHR
Human Resources Business Partner
Holy Cross Hospital
1000 NE 56th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334
I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation last week at the HRBPC event. Very
interactive and useful. As a stress-prone person, I found your presentation very
helpful. Thanks again and take care.
Jonathan E. O'Connell
The Law Office of Glen J. Torcivia & Associates, P.A.
Northpoint Corporate Center
701 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 209
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Thanks for your inspiring talk! I really enjoyed it.
I will certainly keep you in mind if an opportunity arises where we could use
Sheri Resnick, PHR
Human Resources Analyst
The Scripps Research Institute, Scripps Florida
130 Scripps Way, 3B2
Jupiter, Florida 33458
Office: (561) 228-2064
College; 2 Hour Semester Kickoff for 120 Faculty and Staff, "Building Winning
Teams: Blending Individual Creativity and Interactive Community"
Feb 9, 2014
I just wanted to write a sincere note of thanks for your recent program at Thiel
College, "Building Winning Teams: Blending Individual Creativity and Interactive
Community." The task force responsible for planning this event was delighted by
the overwhelming amount of positive feedback we heard from our faculty and staff
that participated. The program was a lot of fun, and our employees benefited
greatly from participating. It was truly the perfect kick-off to a new
semester, and we hope to bring you back in the near future.
Our participants especially appreciate how interactive the program was, and it
was energizing to start the semester with so much laughter. We could not have
imagined the program going any better.
I highly recommend The Stress Doc to any organizations looking for an
exceptional motivational speaker, especially if they are hoping for a strong
dose of humor!
Mike McKinney '02, Vice President of Student Life
THIEL COLLEGE I 75 College Avenue I Greenville, PA I 16125
724-589-2066 (o) I 724-456-4077 (m)