About Dr Mark

My story

My journey on the Path to (re)Discovering Who I Am

  • I Am a speaker, author, and coach committed to helping people through their journey of transformation.
  • I Am a highly sought coach who believes that life’s most challenging transitions can be a stepping stone to total transformation, and everyone can experience fulfillment in life.
  • I Am dedicated to this mission and work with groups and individuals from various walks of life who are challenged by different life situations.
  • I Am a guide for my clients, whether these life situations arise due to the path of life they have chosen to explore or are the result of life happenings.

I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from SUNY Stony Brook in 1985 and a master’s degree in Psychology from New York University in 1987. Graduating from Capella University in Minneapolis with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2002, I took my learning to the top to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in Consult Liaison Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

I have always wanted something more than the standard psychology practice advocates, and this became a reality while at Dallas. In a bid to deliver outstanding solutions and become a force to reckon with when it comes to self-discovery, I sought knowledge from different paths, met top guns and teachers in the field. I unraveled my true self from what the world around me had taught me to be, and unlocked my ability and passion for walking others through the journey of self-discovery rooted in the power to see embrace what others see as “symptoms” as data rather than sentences, to consider when making choices.

Most importantly, perhaps, I learned that difficult situations are simply experiences that play key roles to enhance one’s life journey.

Having held and featured several speaking events in México and all over the United States, I understand the differences in individuals and have mastered how to help them embrace those differences. To honor this I stopped offering psychological services to the general public finding traditional practice far too dogmatic; I believe it has lost its way. Instead, I tailor my humanistic-, spiritual-universe-based coaching services to celebrating the diversity within and around in order to live in wholeness and from a place of absolute authenticity.

We Are One!

In 2014, I completed the inaugural class of Integrative Health and Lifestyle program with Andrew Weil, MD where I mastered the Biopsychosocialspiritual aspects of Integrative Health and Wellness at the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University Of Arizona Medical School in Tucson. Presently, I am completing a Foundations in Herbal Medicine program with Tieraona Low Dog, MD.

Inspired by hundreds of clients since 1987 I published my first book in 2008 – A life Aligned: The Journey to Allowing the Magic in Your Life. The book continues to appeal to a wide audience base globally and has been helping many walk the path of self-discovery. I haven’t stopped writing. I am currently writing other books, of which the most anticipated – Paradise (re)Discovered: Authenticity in a New World – will be ready in late 2019.

My approach to helping clients makes it hassle-free for them. I offer virtual coaching sessions via video-conferencing and email, drawing energy while working from my favorite places including Querétaro, México; Santa Fé, New México; South Florida’s beaches and the Florida Keys; and, Napa Valley. More recently I have been exploring my fatherland, Italy. I am a passionate writer and teacher; I also lead on-location seminars and workshops anywhere I am called to deliver.

If you don’t find me working through my passion for assisting clients, I am having some good times with hobbies: I love traveling, engaging in outdoor activities, gardening, home designs, creating momentous friendships, afternoon respite, watching people at nearby cafés and restaurants and, importantly, rejuvenating time spent in solitude. I look forward to visiting with you whether online or live! 


Success Stories

What can I do for you?

I’m a public speaker with more than 30 years’ experience in front of groups of all sizes and for just as many reasons

Past and current clients include nonprofit healthcare organizations, state agencies, media companies, self help organizations, and professional organizations. Whether your intentions are for a motivational keynote, team building, or other organizational needs or events, allow me to hear your thoughts and to share mine to help support your goals beyond your greatest imagination! And we’ll have fun while we’re at it!

I work everyday with individuals too! In virtual sessions, onsite, and in combination

I love integrative health and wellness coaching sessions! Give a session a try and we’ll meet via a telemedicine platform that is quick and easy and free of additional cost to you. My belief is that at the core of your success in achieving any goal is a deep understanding of your current emotional, diet, exercise, and sleep habits, as well as your satisfaction in other areas of your life such as relationships, career, and spiritual practices, and overall happiness, and how they work in harmony or disharmony as things stand today. We will put together a bio-psycho-socio-spiritual model of your life, apply some tweaks that actually pretty easy, and quickly take things to extraordinary heights!

I can help you to:

  • Feel better
  • Live better
  • Connect better
  • Work better
  • Play better
  • Think better
  • And, most importantly, I  can help you to (re)Discover who you really are and to live every day from that place of divine purpose and inspiration… and… to Be Better!

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