'Your presentation was excellent . The boys were very engaged as it was both funny and interactive. Yet at the same time, it was serious and thought provoking.
We will definitely have you back next year. Their feedback was excellent.'
- Sharon Geraghty, Guidance Counsellor,
St. Geralds, Castlebar, Co Mayo
'The impact Marc had on both the students and on myself personally were both immediate and lasting. Through his own personal story, his interaction with the students and the challenges he laid before them Marc illustrated that when we face and overcome our fears we are liberated and can achieve so much more. Can there be any more important lesson in life?
For this reason Marc has been back to the school on each of the last three years and will be for many more. His message is relevant of course not just to TY but to all student groups and indeed to us all. So I would wish to highly recommend both Marc and his message, it is one we all need to hear. '
- Finian O' Connor, TY Co-Ordinator,
Ashbourne Community School, Co. Meath
'They were delighted with the presentation. They really liked the interaction between you and them. The presentation most definitely had a positive effect on the lads. I even received feedback from parents (who weren't in attendance). I would have no qualms in recommending you to other schools (and will do so).'
- Sarah Gleeson, Guidance Counsellor,
St Joseph's The Bish, Galway
'It was excellent... everyone enjoyed it. I would recommend the talk to others. I want to book again for next year.'
- Morgan Lennon, TY Co-Ordinator,
Newpark, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
'Positive, proactive about tackling fear and not limiting yourself. Practical, useful and age appropriate. Pace and involvement of students great for teenagers.'
- Noreen O’Looney, Guidance Counsellor,
Presentation College, Askea, Carlow
'I had great feedback both from the girls and from the teachers. The girls really enjoyed it, they said it made them think about how their mind works and both invents and processes different types of fear. Very pleased altogether!'
- Deirdre Ryan, TY Co-Ordinator,
St. Mary's College, Arklow, Co. Wicklow
'Was brilliant for the students. A great presentation and a great exercise in building character.'
- Liam Lynch, TY Co-Ordinator,
Sligo Grammar School
'The students loved your presentation!
Looking forward to the next talk!'
- Glenda Groome, TY Co-Ordinator,
Cross & Passion College, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
'Excellent reaction from students and supervising teachers. The next group are looking forward to it.'
– Lorraine McCormack, TY Co-Ordinator,
Rathdown School, Glenageary, Co. Dublin
'Our TY students really enjoyed Marc's presentation. They found him engaging, funny and enlightening. They loved the audience participation. Facing one's fears is an important life skill. It teaches resilience & makes teenagers proud of themselves, which is ultimately a boost for their mental well-being. We will certainly book Marc again'.
- Jakki Byrnes, TY Co-Ordinator,
Maynooth Post Primary School, Co. Kildare
'There were numerous comments from the students about how it was the best talk they had attended this year. The feedback was universally positive.'
- David Hopkins, TY Co-Ordinator,
Colaiste na hInse, Bettystown, Co. Meath
'The feedback from the girls was overwhelmingly positive. I liked the student engagement and interaction. The personal stories work very well. Exactly what my students needed at this time of the year.'
- Patricia O'Byrne, Guidance Counsellor,
St Raphaela's, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
' When I asked the boys for their opinion on the talk, they said: "It really opened my eyes to what I can achieve", "made me think about the way I look at myself" and "he had a really interesting story". It was a very positive experience for the boys. I hope to see you back at CBC again soon.'
- Neil Ferguson, TY Co-Ordinator,
CBC Monkstown, Co. Dublin
'My students loved Marc's passion for the subject. His personal story got them more involved in the talk. It had a positive impact on them. They were unanimous in their opinion that this presentation would benefit future students too. We would love if he were free to talk to next year's students.'
- James Mulligan, TY Co-Ordinator
Loreto the Green, Dublin 1
'The pupils thoroughly enjoyed it... feedback was very, very positive!'
- Niamh O' Regan, TY Co-Ordinator,
Colaiste Muire, Ennis, Co. Clare
'Excellent presentation - extremely well prepared and delivered. The students highly recommended that I bring Marc back again for the 6th year students next year. All students engaged in the presentation – very thought provoking. Great feedback from staff also. Something in it for all.'
- Eleanor Uí Chatháin, Guidance Counsellor,
Abbey Community College, Co Kilkenny
'Well prepared and pitched at the right level.
I will definitely book Marc again.'
- Aoife Rodgers, TY Co-Ordinator,
St Louis High School, Dublin 6
'Excellent presentation, extremely well delivered and look forward to having Marc back in our school again in the future. Well Done.'
- Georgina Maher, Presentation College Carlow.
'The presentation was more interactive than others. It was inspiring, relevant and it fully engaged the students.'
- Chrissie Hardiman, Mean Scoil Mhuire, Co. Longford
'Interesting and informative. I look forward to welcoming Marc back next year!'
- Jennifer Campbell,
Loreto the Green, Dublin 1
"Marc was funny, friendly and
it was extremely interesting and interactive."
'The best speaker we've had."
'I didn't expect humour in a talk about facing your fears. I liked that.'
"I learned that great things happen to
those who leave their comfort zone."
"It was very inspiring!"
'So interesting. Most speakers that come to our school are boring. I noticed that my
whole year group was sucked in and focused on what Marc had to say."
"I loved the interactive side to it."