Marc Elliot knows the importance of embracing our differences. Born with a rare disease that left him with virtually no intestines, he faced extreme adversity and overcame tremendous odds from day one. But that was only the beginning of his remarkable journey. At age nine, he was diagnosed with a neurological disorder called Tourette’s Syndrome due to his incessant vocal and motor tics that interfered with every aspect of his life. It is estimated he ticced around 25 million times and every medical professional concluded his condition was uncontrollable and incurable. Not being one to bend to statistics, Marc completely overcame his Tourette’s in 2013, drawing from innovations from courses in emotional intelligence (NXIVM), using only mind over body, and sheer will.  Over the last the last decade Marc's message of compassion, tolerance and overcomecing adversity has reached all across the globe.   Even with the recent events with NXIVM, Marc continues be a proud supporter in their current battle against hate, something Marc has always stood for. 




Marc shares his unprecedented story to illuminate the power of unconscious beliefs. Through his example, individuals and companies can gain unique perspective and new found inspiration on how to challenge the status quo to achieve the unimaginable.
Individuals can discover how they make assumptions and pass verdicts on themselves, often carrying them forward without question. Bringing awareness to these limitations in thought leads to greater freedom and increased opportunities for success. 



Join Marc as he takes you on his journey of overcoming Tourette’s Syndrome. Discover for yourself the power of a single decision and how you can change your life and the world. 
By sharing intimately how he beat tremendous odds, audiences walk away with a practical way to approach transformation by better understanding the nature of decision-making and expanding what they imagine possible.




University of Central Arkansas - Conway


2011 National Sigma Phi Epsilon Conclave - Phoenix

Friendship Circle of Arizona - Phoenix



Bentley School - Oakland

Campbell Hall High School - North Hollywood

Campolindo High School - Moraga

Chadwick School - Palos Verdes Peninsula

Convent of the Sacred Heart - San Francisco

Flintridge Preparatory School - La Canada

Friendship Circle Orange County - Orange County

Head-Royce School - Oakland

Jewish Community High School of the Bay - San Fran

Marlborough Middle School - Los Angeles

Moreau Catholic High School - Hayward

NFTY National Convention - Los Angeles

Occidental College  - Los Angeles

Presidio Hill School - San Francisco

Redwood Day School - Oakland

Sage Hill School - Newport Coast

St. Margaret's Episcopal School - San Juan Capistrano

The Marin School - Sausilto

The College Preparatory School - Oakland

The Webb School - Claremont

University of California Berkeley - Berkeley

Wildwood School - Los Angeles

Wilshire Camp - Malibu

Woodside Priory - Palo Alto



Kent Denver - Denver

Shwayder Camp - Idaho Springs

University of Northern Colorado - Greeley



Avon Old Farms - Avon

Fairfield University - Fairfield

Friendship Circle - Stamford

Hall High School - Hartford

E.O Smith High School - Storrs

Post University - Waterbury

Staples High School - Westport

Suffield Academy - Suffield

The Gunnery - Washington

The Taft School - Watertown

Trinity College - Hartford

TSA of Connecticut - Rocky Hill

University of Connecticut - Storrs

Quinnipiac University - Hamden

Xavier - Middletown



St Andrews Delaware - Middletown

University of Delaware - Newark



Florida Gulf Coast University - Fort Myers

NCSL Conference - Lake Buena Vista

Pine Crest School - Boca Raton

Samuel Scheck Hillel Community Day School - Miami

Sigma Phi Epsilon National Conclave - Orlando

St. Leo University - St. Leo



Armstrong Atlantic State University - Savannah

Brenau University - Gainesville

Gainesville State College - Oconee Campus

Georgia Highlands College - Cartersville Campus

Georgia Highlands College - Floyd Campus

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School - Atlanta

Marist School - Atlanta

National Tourette’s Syndrome Association Conf. - Atlanta

Pace Academy - Atlanta

SEPC Conference - Atlanta

The Walker School - Atlanta

University of Georgia - Athens

University of West Georgia - Carrolton

Westminster Schools - Atlanta

Woodward Academy - Atlanta


Idaho Falls High School - Idaho Falls



Aurora University - Aurora

Bradley University - Peoira

Carlyle Schools - Carlyle

Carmel Catholic High School - Mundelein

De La Salle (Institute Campus) - Chicago

Eastern Illinois University - Charleston

Friendship Circle of Illinois - Wheeling

Hyatt Regency of Chicago - Chicago

Illinois College - Jacksonville

Illinois’s Youth with Disabilities Leadership Conf.

Latin School of Chicago - Chicago

Lincoln Land Community College - Springfield

Methodist College of Nursing - Peoria

National Alliance on Mental Illness Conference

Oakton Community College - Des Plaines

University of Illinois Springfield - Springfield

Western Illinois University - Macomb


Butler University - Indianapolis

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Indiana University Kokomo - Kokomo

The Orchard School - Indianapolis

University of Indianapolis - Indianapolis

Vincennes University - Vincennes & Jasper Campus - Jasper



Boone School District - Boone

Central College - Pella

Iowa TSA Support Group - Ankeny

Morningside College -  Sioux City

The University of Iowa - Iowa City

New Hampshire

Colby Sawyer College - New London

Proctor Academy - Andover

University of New Hampshire - Durham


New Jersey

Chapin Middle School - Princeton

Colt Neck High School - Colt Neck

Blair Academy - Blairstown

Brookdale Community College - Lincroft

Center for Holocaust Human Genocide - Lincroft

Friendship Circle Org. - Morganville

Hun School of Princeton - Princeton

Immaculate Heart Academy - Township of Washington

Montclair Kimberley Academy - Montclair

Rider University Sig Ep - Lawrenceville

The Pennington School - Pennington


New York

Browning School - New York City


Blindbrook School District

Brooklyn Heights Montessori - Brooklyn

Fairport High School - Fairport

Friendship Circle Org. - Cedarhurst

Friendship Circle Org. - Stony Brook

Monroe Community College - Rochester

Mohawk Valley Community College - Utica

Rochelle School District Transition Fair - Rochelle

MetNY USY at Camp Ramah - Wingdale

New York TSA Conference - Syracuse

New York City TSA Brunch - Manhattan

North Salem Middle/High School - North Salem

Onondaga Community College - Syracuse

Ramapo for Children 3rd annual Youth Worker

Leadership Conference - Manhattan

Reform Temple of Forest Hills - Forest Hills

Smithtown High School East - Smithtown

Solomon Schechter of Westchester - Hartsdale

Suffolk Community College - Brentwood

SUNY-Albany - Albany

Trevor Day School - Manhattan

The Waldorf School of Garden City - Garden City

Westchester Reform Temple - Scarsdale


North Carolina

East Carolina University - Greenville

Charlotte Country Day School - Charlotte

BBYO of Charlotte - Greensboro


North Dakota

Minot State University - Minot

North Dakota State University - Fargo

University of North Dakota - Grand Forks



Baldwin-Wallace College  - Berea

Beachwood High and Middle School - Beachwood

Berkshire Junior & Senior High - Burton

BBYO ONR Convention - Independence

Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland

City of Solon Tolerance Fair - Solon

Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities -

East Cleveland

Fieldstone Farms Therapeutic Riding Center -

Chagrin Falls

Crestwood School District - Crestwood

Denison University -Granville

Friendship Circle of Cleveland - Cleveland

Green School - Green

Hathaway Brown - Shaker Heights

Hawken High/Middle School - Chesterland

Heidelburg University - Tifflin

Hudson Schools - Hudson

Kent City Schools - Kent

Mentor High School - Mentor

Ohio State - Columbus

Orange High/Middle School - Orange

Perry High/Middle School - Perry

Project Love - Cleveland

Ravenna High/Middle School - Ravenna

Riverside High School - Riverside

Rootstown Middle and High School - Rootstown

Solon High School - Solon

Stow-Munroe Falls High School - Stow

University of Akron - Akron

University of Findlay - Findlay

Wickcliffe High School - Wickcliffe

Xavier University - Cincinnati



Linfield College - McMinnville

Thomas A. Edison High School - Portland

Western Oregon University - Monmouth



Alvernia University - Reading

BBYO’s ILTC - Lake Como

Camp Chen a Wanda - Thompson

Delaware Valley College - Doylestown

Dickinson College - Carlisle

Drexel University - Philadelphia

Elizabethtown College - Elizabethtown

Friendship Circle Org.- Pittsburg

Friendship Circle Org.- Newton

Gannon University - Erie

George School - Newtown

Germantown Academy - Fort Washington

Kiski School - Saltsburg

Maryville University - Scranton

NAIS - Watertown

NAISTA - Pittsburg

Penn State Shenango, Sharon

Pennsylvania College of Technology - Williamsport

Pennsylvania Tourettes Syndrome Alliance - 5th


Conference - Gettysburg

Saint Joseph’s University - Philadelphia

Slippery Rock University - Slippery Rock

Sewickley Middle and High School - Pittsburgh

The Crefeld School - Philadelphia

University of Scranton - Scranton

William Penn Charter School - Philadelphia

Winchester Thurston School - PIttsburgh



2011 Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Convention -

Kansas City

Friends University - Wichita

Metropolitan Community College Maplewood -

Kansas City

Metropolitan Community College Lakeview - Lee Summit

Sigma Phi Epsilon EDGE Leadership Continuum-




Bellarmine University - Louisville

Eastern Kentucky University - Richmond

Northern Kentucky University - Highland Heights

University of Pikeville - Pikeville



Louisiana Technical University - Ruston

University of Louisiana at Lafayette - Lafayette

Tulane University - New Orleans



Bowdoin College - Brunswick

Husson College - Bangor

University of Maine Farmington - Farmington



Anne Arundel Community College - Arnold

Beth Tfiloh Community School - Baltimore

Bullis High and Middle School - Potomac

Frederick Community College - Frederick

Gillman School - Baltmiore

McDaniel College - Westminster

McDonogh School - Ownings Mills

NAIS National Conference - National Harbor

Norwood School - Bethesda



Bement Middle School - Deerfield

British School of Boston - Boston

Bridgewater State University - Bridgewater

Brookline School District - Brookline

BBYO CVR & NER - Springfield

Chilmark Community Center - Martha’s Vineyard

College of Holy Cross - Worcester

Dana Hall School - Wellesley

Eagleton School - Great Barrington

Emanuel College - Boston

The Fessenden School - Newton

John D Runkle - Brookline

Harvard Medical School - Boston

Hopkins Academy - Hadley

Longmeadow School - Longmeadow

MA College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Boston

Middlesex School-Concord

Monument Mountain High - Great Barrington

Nichols College - Dudley

Northfield Mount Hermon - Mount Hermon

Salem State College - Salem

The Fessenden School - West Newton

Tufts University - Boston

Western New England College - Springfield

Weston High School - Weston

Williston Northampton School - Easthampton

Worcester State - Worcester



Adrian College - Adrian

Aquinas College - Grand Rapids

Central Michigan University - Mt. Pleasant

Ferris State University - Big Rapids

Friendship Circle Org.- Detroit

Grand Valley State Univ. - Allendale

Michigan State University - East Lansing



Central Lakes College - Brainerd

Concordia College - Moorhead

Southwest Minnesota State University - Marshall



University of Southern Mississippi - Hattiesburg



Clayton School District - St. Louis

Camp Rainbow - St. Louis

Central Agency for Jewish Education - St. Louis

Chad's Coalition - St. Louis

Crestview Middle School - Ellisville

John Burroughs School - Ladue

Logos - St. Louis

MACDDS - Ozarks

Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country -Day School

Maryville University - Chesterfield

Missouri National Education Association Conference

Missouri State Student Council Convention - Fulton

National Federation of Temple Youth Missouri Valley


Northwest Missouri State University - Maryville

Parkway Central High School - St. Louis

Oakville Middle School - St. Louis

Sigma Epsilon Alpha MO Conf. - St. Louis

Southeast Missouri State University - Cape Girardeau

St. Joseph’s Academy - St. Louis

St. Louis Community College Meramec - St. Louis

St. Louis University - St. Louis

Truman State University - Kirksville

TSA of St. Louis

Univ. City School District - St. Louis

University of Missouri - St. Louis

Villa Duchesne Oak Hill School - St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis

Webster University - Saint Louis

Westminster College - Fulton

Wildwood Middle School - Glencoe

Wydown MIddle School - Clayton



Caroll College - Helena



NE Weslyan University - Lincoln



Rhode Island

Bryant College - Smithfield

Moses Brown High and Middle School - Providence

Portsmouth Abbey - Portsmouth

Providence College - Providence


South Carolina

Agilysys - Greenvile

Clemson University - Clemson

Furman University - Greenville

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Wofford College - Spartanburg


South Dakota

Dakota Wesleyan University - Mitchell

South Dakota State University - Brookings



East Tennessee State University - Johnson City

Knoxville School District Transition Fair

Metro Human Relations Commission - Nashville

Motlow State Community College - Lynchburg

Partners in Policy Conference - Nashville

Rhodes College - Memphis

Tennessee Wesleyan College - Athens

The Baylor School - Chattanooga

Volunteer State Community College - Gallatin



Greenhill School - Addison

Hockaday School - Dallas

Sam Houston State University- Huntsville

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School - Austin

Southern Methodist University - Dallas



Lyndon State College -Lyndonville

University of Vermont - Burlington



2011 NAIS Summer Diversity Institute - Alexandria

Booz Allen Hamilton - McLean

Longwood University - Farmville

Madeira School - McLean

St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School - Alexandria

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science &

Technology - Alexandria

Virginia Wesleyan College - Norfolk



Big Ben Community College - Moses Lake

Cascadia Community College - Bothell

Centralia College - Centralia

Eastern Washington University - Cheney

Everett College - Everett

Gray's Harbor College - Aberdeen

Edmond Community College - Lynwood

Northern Seattle Community College - Seattle

Tacoma Community College - Tacoma

University of Washington Tacoma - Tacoma

University of Washington Bothell - Bothell

Whitman College - Walla Walla


West Virginia

Bethany University - Bethany

Concord University - Athens


Washington, D.C.

National Cathedral School

The Field School



Carroll University - Waukesha

Chippewa Valley Technical College - Eau Claire

Concordia University of Wisconsin - Mequon

Conserve School - Land O Lakes

Friendship Circle Org. - Milwaukee

Horace Mann Middle School - Wausau

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

University of Milwaukee at Wisconsin - Milwaukee

University of WI at LaCrosse - LaCrosse

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh - Oshkosh

University of Wisconsin Plateville - Plateville

WITC at Rice Lake - Rice Lake



Academia Interamericana de Panama -

Carol Morgan School - Dominican Republic

Panama Cty, Panama

Friendship Circle Montreal - Montreal, Canada

Episcopal de Panama - Panama City, Panama

Instituto de Alberto Einstein - Panama City, Panama

Panamerican - Panama City, Panama

Ottawa University  - Ottawa, Canada

Tanenbaum CHAT - Toronto, Canada




What happens when a successful young college speaker from St. Louis learns that his Tourette’s Syndrome, a debilitating neurological disorder deemed incurable by the medical community, can be overcome? When Marc Elliot first attended a human potential program in New York City, he had no intention of working on his condition, the effects of which he had lived and dealt with his entire life. And he certainly didn’t expect to experience a decline in his tics, which began to disappear over a series of months before ceasing altogether. Approximately 25 million tics and twenty years after they first appeared, Marc was faced with a profound question: is Tourette’s Syndrome truly an uncontrollable and incurable condition? This documentary explores Marc’s journey, along with four other individuals who followed in his footsteps, aspiring to replicate Marc’s results. What unfolds is an extraordinary tale: from an art school in Buffalo, a small town in Wisconsin, a high school classroom in Arizona to a wildlife center in the Adirondacks — we are invited to witness a profound story of determination, will, and the power of the human mind.


Through his journey overcoming Tourette’s, Marc shares an emotional story of bringing a once unattainable goal within reach. When you leave this presentation you’ll feel like you can do the same thing for your team.”




Afterburner, Inc.

From executives to the mail room, his journey has the ability to touch everyone. ​



The Projects

I am a huge advocate for you and your work, and highly recommend you to any YPO chapter for their education program. 


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U.S. Security Associates, Inc.