Marcus Engel is a professional speaker and best selling author who’s messages provide insight and strategies for excellent patient care. As a college freshman, Marcus Engel was blinded and nearly killed after being struck by a drunk driver. Through two years of rehab, over 300 hours of reconstructive facial surgery and adaptation through a multitude of life changes, Marcus witnessed the good, the bad and the profound in patient care. Marcus’ keynote, “The Other End Of The Stethoscope” has been witnessed by tens of thousands of health care professionals and his books are used in scores of nursing schools to teach the basic foundations of caregiving.
In 2010, “The Drop” a short film based on Marcus’ memoir was released and has won many awards at national film festivals.
He is the co-creator of the I’m Here movement, an effort to inspire health care professionals to understand the power they have by simply being present for patients.
Marcus holds a B.S. in sociology from Missouri State University (2000) and a M.S. in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University in New York City (2012.) He lives in Orlando, Florida with is wife, Marvelyne, and his Seeing Eye dog, Garrett.
“After This… An Inspirational Journey For All The Wrong Reasons”
“The Other End of the Stethoscope: 33 Insights for Excellent Patient Care”
“I’m Here: Compassionate Communication in Patient Care”
The Other End of the Stethoscope
Attendees of Marcus Engel’s keynote, “The Other End Of The Stethoscope” will realize the vital role they play in the field of health care. The speech explains the perspective of a patient, the care and compassion shown by health care professionals and how important it is for these health care pros to be present and communicate compassionately with patients. It also honors the important role that front line health care professionals have in the comfort of patients during an incredibly painful and confusing time. Participants will also walk away with an understanding of how to show more appreciation, grace and forgiveness to all those in a health care environment; colleagues, patients and the families of patients. The inspirational thread which runs throughout the keynote shows gratitude to those who take care of patients during their most raw and vulnerable moments.
In the Blink of an Eye
As a college freshman, Marcus Engel was blinded and nearly killed after being struck by a drunk driver. Through two years of rehab, 350 hours of reconstructive facial surgery and a multitude of life changes, Marcus remained committed to his goals of returning to college and recapturing life. This story helps audiences minimize self limiting behaviors, overcome personal and professional adversity, appreciate the truly important aspects of life and learn to laugh at the unexpected. It is an emotional roller coaster because…so is life. This program will make a long lasting impact on all who witness Marcus’ incredible, life changing journey. Inspirational, personal, hilarious and heartwarming, you will not find any other program quite like Marcus’ life story.
Without a doubt, Marcus is one of the best speakers in the area of healthcare I have ever heard. I recommend him to anyone looking for a speaker who can inspire new healthcare professionals, seasoned health professionals or anyone facing adversity (and that would be all of us!)
– DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, While with Columbia University School of Nursing
Marcus was awesome on every level. He is easy to work with and adapted his message to our audience. His message resonated deeply with our emergency nurses and we are still applying his concepts.
– Founder of Project Helping Hands, Project Helping Hands
Marcus is a master of changing culture. Every health care institution needs to hear his message.
– President, St. Francis Hospital
His presentation was beyond successful, noted by tears, handshakes, and immediate audience feedback from all my students and SHP Directors and Chairs representing a variety of educational programs at the University of Missouri
– Clinical Coordinator Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Program, School of Health Professions University of Missouri-Columbia
After Marcus’ presentation, there was an immediate improvement in morale and teamwork among our employees. The messages from his keynote and books are still being echoed around the office weeks later!
– , Renaissance Financial Corp
Marcus’ inspirational story and excellent presentation skills held the audience spellbound at our national conference. He may just be the best speaker we’ve ever had!”
– CEO, Meals on Wheels Association of America
It was a great decision to have Marcus speak at our hospital! In a world where so much of what we do is results and numbers driven, it was refreshing to be reminded about how much we make a difference personally to our patients! I had many of our employees thank me for scheduling this presentation because Marcus was so inspirational and reminded them why they got into healthcare in the first place.
– Patient Experience Coordinator, Flagstaff Medical Center
Marcus is a compelling and dynamic speaker – his story is heartwarming and inspirational. Sharing his personal narrative, Marcus provided our students and staff audience with unique anecdotes and stories which will resonate well-beyond this event.
– Assistant Director, Student Life, University of Vermont
Marcus’ presentation was one of the key factors in the success of our regional conference. Employees were riveted by his message and responded enthusiastically to his challenge not to accept excuses, but overcome obstacles and achieve excellence. Marcus is simply unforgettable!
– , Agency Management Resource Group / Securian
Shenandoah Athletics has utilized many motivational speakers in efforts to positively change the lives of student-athletes in the past; however, we have never had a person who captivated the attention and so effectively communicated with our young people as was the case with your visit. I sincerely hope myself and my student athletes get to witness Marcus’ presentation again.
– Director of Athletics, Shenandoah University
- VIDEO The Other End of the Stethoscope
- VIDEO Marcus Engel’s College Promo Video
- VIDEO Marcus Engel – The Other End of the Stethoscope Demo
- PHOTO Marcus Engel’s Headshot
- PHOTO Marcus Engel and Garret
- PHOTO Marcus Engel and Garret 2
- DOC Marcus Engel Healthcare One Sheet
- DOC Marcus Engel – Narrative Nursing One Sheet
- DOC Marcus Engel Corporate One Sheet BLINK of EYE
- DOC Marcus Engel Education One Sheet