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Mark Valenziano Blind Speaker inspiring personal greatness to lift organizations to new heights.

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Mark's presentation was simply amazing and meaningful, with an impact that will be life-long! It was especially powerful for our teenagers. His words gave us a renewed sense of gratitude, optimism, and compassion. I strongly recommend this program!

Bruno Mercenari, YPO Americas Gateway

Mark Valenziano's event is very impacting and insightful. Participants will gain insight into deeper gratitude and hone into what is most important. This program is very beneficial for teens/youth as well as leaders of organizations. Patrons will gain a deeper understanding of the world and gratitude.

Dirk Bak, President SDQ Janitorial YPO Member

What fun Saturday evening was! Many thanks for providing the chapter with a unique and very memorable experience. Many people commented to me on how impactful your talk and stories were, and how it was such an incredible experience. It was a real pleasure meeting you in person and having a chance to work with you in planning the event. Again, many thanks!!

Emily MacEntee, YPO Windy City

I’ve known Mark for years and have seen him in action. His message will inspire and entertain. Prepare to be amazed and energized.

Frank Vascellaro CBS News / WCCO-TV

Thanks for coming to Winnipeg and sharing your unique “Dining in the Dark” event with us! Everyone had an experience they will not soon forget! I appreciate the way in which you communicate your strength and what you have learned through the experience of losing your site. I also appreciated the encouragement for us to embrace discomfort! Without it, we will not change, and change is good. Best wishes for continued success.

James Buhler, EO Co-learning chair

“Mark Valenziano is hands down, the most engaged presenter/resource I have ever worked with. Mark truly cares about the overall experience and every detail of the event itself. His infectious upbeat attitude was a day brightener every step of the planning process. Mark doesn't start and stop with the presentation. He arrives early to review the venue and meet with the team, and stays until the last question is answered. His upbeat approach to life as a blind person, put the staff at ease and ready to create a valuable experience for all. Often, people are afraid to ask “just anyone” what it's like to have a disability. Mark opens up so quickly, and so easily to everyone... That asking those awkward (yet we want to know) questions, becomes comfortable...like talking with a longtime friend. He is completely approachable!”

Jayna Larrea, Former Executive Director, YPO Twin Cities & Florida

Mark created an impactful experiential night for our YPO regional leadership team that we will all remember for a lifetime. It was so good and so relevant to our industry that we have hired him to speak at our company’s upcoming annual meeting. I look forward to sharing Mark’s gifts with our employees and industry colleagues.

Joel Wright, President & CEO MoboTrex

November 24, 2019 "Our YPO Honduras Chapter had the opportunity to have Mark as a resource for a day. "Dining in the Dark" was a beautiful eyeopening event for our members and their families that created awareness and an amazing feeling of gratitude. As a member of the YPO Honduras Chapter, I couldn't have been happier to witness the engagement of the attendees while Mark was speaking and during the activities of the dinner. Mark is an amazing person, has a beautiful soul, and is a wonderful person to listen to. His story is inspiring and his spirit is contagious. I highly recommend Mark as a speaker and we would be honored to have him visit us again in Honduras."

Jose M. Jarquin Director Administrativo - Jamar Comercial Industrial SA de CV

We were so fortunate to have Mark Valenziano speak at our corporate event. Over the past 10 years, we have had various inspirational speakers. None comes close to Mark. He is passionate, eloquent, and gets his message across to the entire audience. After Mark's talk, many attendees told me how much they enjoyed the talk, both professionally and personally. I would highly recommend Mark to speak at any organizational or corporate event. Give your people this gift!

Karen Holzberg, President, KH International, Atlanta, GA

“Wow! Mark's Dining in the Dark program was so unique, inspiring and fun! He got us out of our comfort zone and seeing the world from a different perspective. We learned, we laughed, and enjoyed a truly great experience. This is a YPO must!”

Kim Jeremic, Superblinds & Draperies, Owner, YPO Winnipeg

Working with Mark Valenziano was a unique and satisfying experience. He helped us throughout the organization process, gave us ideas, as well as input and recommendations about his previous events. He was engaged during the setup, and gave explanations to the restaurant staff. As a result, the logistics process was very comfortable and pleasant. Everything flowed very well during the event and it was a success. Dine in the Dark in PR was one of the best events held in YPO PR, Mark was to the point and his message was of true value for our members.

Lizette Diaz, Chapter Admin YPO Puerto Rico

“Mark did a diversity/inclusion workshop for about 200 of our employees. The feedback was incredible! Several people remarked that this was one of our best programs ever! His authentic style and moving message touches people's hearts. During his talk, people were so attentive and engaged that they were physically “leaning in”. Several days later people were still talking about what they took away from the event; now that's real impact! I would highly recommend Mark Valenziano as a speaker/facilitator!”

Loretta Menke - Associate Director, Organization Development & Learning at UCare

Thank you for delivering a unique and inspiring session at our all staff celebration! Your keynote was enlightening, motivating and most fitting with our current changing work environment! Our staff heard your message - to become their own visionary- and improve their day-to-day operations through a lens that most had not even considered. I hope we can work together again in the near future!

Omar Guevara-Soto, Operations Manager Minneapolis Public Schools | Nutrition & Wellness Services

Mark did an excellent job presenting to our group. His energy and sincere style engaged my company's employees. As opposed to a "rah rah" motivational speaker, Mark's message is one that people will relate to and can resonate for a lifetime. I highly recommend Mark! Mark did an excellent job presenting to our group. His energy and sincere style engaged my company's employees. As opposed to a "rah rah" motivational speaker, Mark's message is one that people will relate to and can resonate for a lifetime. I highly recommend Mark!

R. Andy Fazendin, Owner Fazendin Realtors Wayzata, MN

It was such a pleasure to work with Mark! He was so helpful and made sure we did not miss a single detail. Mark's “Open Your Eyes to Blindness” program is fun, memorable, and inspiring! In the hospitality industry, we serve people every day and Mark educated us on how to truly be more inclusive and welcoming. I can't tell you how many messages I received from attendees expressing gratitude for this program. I highly recommend Mark Valenziano to everyone!

Sarah Cash-Darvell, VP of Programs and Education - International Live Events Association