Marc Elliot

Marc Elliot

 Allendale, Michigan, USA

David Coleman is known as The Dating Doctor.™ He has been honored fourteen times as The National Speaker of the Year— including 2013 AND was named the 2011 National Entertainer and Male Performer of the Year!


Marc Elliot, named 2011 Diversity Artist & Speaker of the Year, knows the importance of understanding people's differences. He was born with a rare disease that left him with virtually no intestines, and at age nine, he developed a neurological disorder called Tourette's syndrome. He is now inspiring audiences all across the country by sharing his life story to convey the value of tolerance and the basic attitudes and behaviors that allow it to flourish.

Marc's inspiring speech, “What Makes You Tic?” is loaded with timely humor, powerful anecdotes, and fundamental lessons of tolerance to encourage audiences to “Live and Let Live,” leaving audiences motivated, better-informed, and reflecting on their own lives. Marc graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and connects easily with audiences of all ages. He is now based out of New York City.


* To Overcome Adversity and face personal challenges with courage

* To Challenge Assumptions by examining the negative impact of stereotypes

* To Embrace Tolerance by exploring the value of people's differences


*Student Governments, Speaker Bureaus, and Clubs looking to bring an entertaining and exciting speaker to campus

*Faculty interested in learning ways to make their classrooms more comfortable for students with disabilities

*RAs and Peer Advising Groups looking for training that promotes �advocating for oneself� to help overcome personal challenges



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