Bring in acclaimed social innovator, Mark Shapiro, for an unforgettable experiential talk on high impact relationship building.

KindFluence: Utilizing kindness to drive purposeful action, relationships, and results.


The quality of our relationships has a direct effect on our careers, social lives, and health.  

Strong professional ties can lead to increased opportunity, elevated performance + teamwork, financial rewards, and a more enjoyable work environment.

Strong social ties allow for meaningful connection, morale + tangible support, and according to research, superior emotional & physical wellness.

We need each other to grow, thrive, and prosper. 





On a Global Level

With the presence of social media, the polarizing political environment, and ever-increasing workplace demands, people are DISTRACTED, DISTRUSTING, DISCONNECTED, and DISSATISFIED.

On a Professional Level

According to a Gallup Poll of American workers, 65% of people report feeling a lack of appreciation at work, and 70% of employees don’t feel motivated & engaged. In other words, poor relationships in the workplace lead to negativity, low morale, decreased productivity, and employee churn.

On a Personal Level

According to the acclaimed LifeBoat study, 63% of Americans are not confident in their friendships and the average American only has 2 real friends. The struggle to build and maintain healthy social bonds is real, and it’s also why we have a loneliness epidemic.

“The betterment of society is not a job to be left to a few. It’s a responsibility to be shared by all.”

David Packard (Co-Founder, Hewlett-Packard)


It’s time to innovate.

The Art of KindFluence is a forward thinking collection of creative solutions, proven insights, and practical skill building that will ignite a refreshing burst of kindness, authenticity, and engagement across your organization, or at your event.

From experiential keynotes and workshops, to high impact consulting, we are here to help you create win-win relationships, purposeful action, and lasting results.  




Relational assessments, Employee motivation, feedback, and appreciation, Conflict resolution, Client management.



Social wellness, Relational assessments, Creative professional networking, Kindness & connection practices, Authenticity exercises.



Social wellness, Relational assessments, Kindness & connection practices, Authenticity exercises.

Mark Shapiro


After spending a decade at Showtime Networks in a sales, training, and leadership role, Mark Shapiro is pioneering cutting-edge ways to build, leverage, and sustain extraordinary professional and social relationships – utilizing kindness, authenticity, and on & offline tools.

As a leading social innovator, Mark has given the premiere TEDx Talk on authentic connection (sharing his uniquely memorable way to keep in touch with everyone he knows & cares about), sent over 8,000 appreciation videos to nearly 3,000 people, produced the award winning 235+ part podcast series – People Being Real, and has supported thousands of entrepreneurs and dozens of brands with strategies to deepen connections through his talks and workshops on KindFluence, Social Wellness, and creative relationship building.


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Based on what I saw afterwards from the audience, Mark's talk was the most influential. I saw so many people buzzing about it.  There's a lot of gold in giving people useful advice that they can take away.

Marc Stoiber (TEDx Event Producer)

I love the sincerity Mark brought to the stage. The smile, the energy, and talking about something he truly cares about: helping people deepen their relationships. Mark was open, authentic, caring, and shows that you can serve people and have fun doing it.

Taylor Conroy (President, The Idea Collective)

Mark inspired me to start using video messenger/video on my phone to connect on a more personal level with friends, family, and Acquaintances; breaking free from my ego and sending birthday messages, thank you's, and simple hellos/wishing you well. If you get a video message from me, I show up to your art show and you haven’t seen me in 15 years...well, you will know where the inspiration came from.

Morgan M. (Director of Publicity, Focus Pictures)

There are still real people behind social media and we all want to be connected in authentic ways. It is not easy though! The world needs more Mark Shapiro to inspire them and teach them how to be real.

Linda S. (Sales Leadership Coach)

Mark Shapiro really nails it with the personal touch of sending someone a video message! This is inspiring me soo much to reach out with all the members of my community in the same way.

Seth Q. (CEO, Waterhouse)

Love & Praise on Facebook

With all of the drama and negativity that circulates, it is so refreshing to uplift others through positivity!!

Amy M (Workshop Attendee)

I believe a smile goes a long way. I use it as my daily practice and reminder that no matter what is happening in my life there are always things to be grateful for. I use a smile to share it with others; have you experienced stranger smiling at you and you couldn't help but smile back? And how did you feel after? Were you kinder and more appreciative to whatever followed next? Well, I trust you did. Mark Shapiro takes it a step further and helps you integrate great practices into your life.

Kascia (Event Attendee)

"Mark's relatable, so people can say 'That guys is just like me, he had a great job, was married, and had the courage to make these changes.” Thus, People are more inclined to take the same leap and challenge the status quo.'"

Light Watkins. Author & Meditation Practitioner (Los Angeles, CA)

“It’s awesome to see how he’s rippled out the impact and carried the torch. He’s an inspirational guy, so it's no surprise to see people gravitate toward him. He impacts people in such a way where they would come out to anything, no matter what it is he’s involved with, people will show up."

Quddus. TV Host (Los Angeles, CA)

Mark creates a place and space for tears, fears, and cheers to flow with no judgement. Real is really the only thing you get from Mark in his coaching, speaking & workshops.

James Kinney. CEO, 30k FT (Los Angeles, CA)

I love what Mark's up to and how he shows up, open-hearted.  I think if more men truly stepped up to the plate and really stood in their authenticity, this world would be an even more incredible place. I’m thankful for what Mark is doing. I really acknowledge him for what he is so committed to creating. He’s connecting people.

JuVan Langford. Men’s Empowerment Coach (Los Angeles, CA)

"I learned that authenticity is achieved through practicing the key principles: being expressive, being present, and being true with your intention."

Anonymous. Be You Authenticity Workshop Attendee

"Incredible Workshop – I had several A-ha moments."

Quddus Phillipe. Be You Authenticity Workshop Attendee

"Overall I felt very recharged and energized afterwards. I loved how good it feels to be vulnerable and open and have people truly give their best to listen in a non-judgmental way. Talking about deep stuff with complete strangers can be freeing. I also love the exercises, they were super fun."

Anonymous. Be You Authenticity Workshop Attendee

"The workshop helped me specifically identify aspects of my life that I need to work on."

Anonymous. Be You Authenticity Workshop Attendee

"Thank you for creating a space where we could all be our true selves."

Anonymous. Be You Authenticity Workshop Attendee

"Best Speed Dating Ever! Friendly environment and people. Everyone was very organic and opened to meeting others. Not typical speed dating event at all. Everyone that is single must try this at least once. I got out of my comfort zone and I'm glad I did. Met a great group of beautiful people."

Anonymous. Authentic Speed Dating Event Attendee (Los Angeles, CA)

"The event was pleasantly outside of my comfort zone at first, so much fun my cheeks hurt when I left!"

Anonymous. Authentic Speed Dating Event Attendee (Los Angeles, CA)