Leadership Development Consultant & Retreat Leader
Mark Gorkin, MSW, LICSW, "The Stress Doc", a nationally acclaimed speaker, writer, and "Psychohumorist", is a former psychotherapist and Stress Violence Prevention Consultant for the U.S. Postal Service. The Doc is a Trauma Debriefing and Critical Incident Consultant for variety of organizations, including the national post-earthquake, Nepali Behavioral Health & Wellness Initiative. He has led numerous transformative -- silo-breaking and communications bridge-building -- Pre-Deployment Stress Resilience-Humor-Team Building Retreats for US Army Senior Officers and Sergeants.
From a Ft. Hood Brigade Commander: Your (Command Offsite) session on managing change and stress was the perfect lead-in to the work we had to accomplish throughout the conference. It set the conditions for the free, uninhibited work (regardless of rank). Here's the BLUF; Your session was the critical building block on which we built the rest of the conference. The Doc is the author of Practice Safe Stress: Healing and Laughing in the Face of Stress, Burnout & Depression and The Four Faces of Anger: Transforming Hostility and Rage into Assertion and Passion and Preserving Human Touch in a High Tech World. The Stress Doc blog appears in such platforms as HR.com and WorkforceWeek.com.
His award-winning, USA Today Online "HotSite" - www.stressdoc.com - was called a "workplace resource" by National Public Radio (NPR). As SHRM and IPMA-HR Program Chairs recently 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!.