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Mark Gorkin, "The Stress Doc"  

Acclaimed Speaker, Retreat Leader & Motivational Psychohumorist

Mark Gorkin, MSW, LICSW, "The Stress Doc"™, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is an acclaimed keynote, kickoff and webinar speaker as well as a "Motivational Psychohumorist & Communication Catalyst." Stress Doc programs help an audience "Get FIT"– by being FUN, Interactive, and Thought-provoking. The Doc is a Training and Stress Resilience Consultant for TrainingPros and The Hays Companies, an international corporate insurance and wellness brokerage group. He has also led “"Stress and Communication,” as well as “Managing Change, Humor, and Team Building" leadership retreats for a variety of units at Ft. Hood, Texas and for Army Community Services and Family Advocacy Programs at Ft. Meade, MD and Ft. Belvoir, VA as well as Andrews Air Force Base/Behavioral Medicine Services.

A former Stress and Violence Prevention Consultant for the US Postal Service, the Doc is the author of "Practice Safe Stress," "The Four Faces of Anger," and "Resiliency Rap." The Stress Doc blog appears in such platforms as,, and MentalHelpNet. His award-winning, USA Today Online "HotSite" – – was called a "workplace resource" by National Public Radio (NPR).

With his singular wit and wisdom, real world tools and "hands on" strategies, and especially his surprising and engaging small group exercises, the Doc encourages participants to "go for it." Audiences develop skills and strategies for unleashing dynamic energy, engaging diversity, and reducing status barriers. Learn to purposely inspire and collaborate with others. As SHRM and IPMA-HR Program Chairs noted, Mark has a way of captivating an audience and makes them want to hear more... Take a passionate and creative ride with the Stress Doc!


The Stress Doc - Shrink Rap
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Stress Doc 1 - YouTube
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Speech Topics

Transforming Anger and Conflict into Productive Collaboration

Building Stress, Change & Team Resilience

Leading by Courageous Resilience & Creative Risk-Taking

Becoming a Compelling and Connecting Communicator

Informing and Inspiring through Passion & Humor: A Train the Trainer/Educator/Leader Program

Building High Performing & Partnering Teams: Structures, Strategies, and Steps

Transforming Critical Incident Crisis & Trauma: Group Intervention & Debriefing

Inspiring Others with Courage, Clarity, and Creativity

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