Dr. Marvin Marshall






Dr. Marvin Marshall is internationally known as an expert on reducing stress. His WITHOUT STRESS TRILOGY of books includes “Live Without Stress®: How to Enjoy the Journey,” “Parenting Without Stress®: How to Raise Responsible Kids While Keeping a Life of Your Own,” and “Discipline Without Stress® Punishments or Rewards: How Teachers and Parents Promote Responsibility & Learning.”

He shows how to live without stress, parent without stress, and discipline without stress. His expertise includes how to use authority without coercion in the form of bribes to control, threats, or imposed punishments; how to have people do what you want them to do because they want to; and how improve relationships.

He has presented in 44 of the United States and in 25 countries on 5 continents. Dr. Marshall holds a Master in Business Administration and a doctorate. He is a former sales manager; K- 12 teacher; counselor; elementary, middle, and high school principal; district director of education; and university lecturer around the world.

Keynote Presentations

How to Live Without Stress

Dr. Marvin Marshall shows how to reduce and eliminate anxiety and stress in all areas of living. Stress is largely a person’s own creation. Most of the stress we encounter is prompted by challenges in relationships, in situations, and in how we handle our own thoughts. Thanking (cognition) significantly affects feelings (emotions), which in turn impacts stress.

How to Parent Without Stress
Dr. Marvin Marshall shows how parenting can be a joy. Unfortunately, many parents do not know how to use authority without resorting to bribes to control, threats, or imposing punishments. Dr. Marshall shows how to have young people influence themselves to become more responsible by implementing three practices and by using his Raise Responsibility System. By showing how to promote responsibility—rather than aiming at obedience—you become more effective, improve relationships, promote responsibility, and reduce stress for all family members.
How to Discipline Without Stress
Dr. Marvin Marshall shows how to handle every discipline challenge. Most people relay on coercive approaches to solve discipline challenges. Examples are relying on rules, using bribes to control, threatening, and imposing punishments. These are all forms of coercion, which are counterproductive for maintaining good relationships. Rather than using these external approaches, Dr. Marshall show how to always stay in control by using authority without coercion. He shows how to promote responsibility in ways that people want to be responsible.

Dr. Marvin Marshall Testimonies

“We have seldom conducted a conference or workshop that received such consistently high evaluations from participants.”
Wayne A. Babchuck, Ph.D., University of Nebraska

“For the first time in many years, we had advice we could walk back into the classroom and actually use the next day. You helped us realize the importance of using discipline as a learning tool rather than as a purely punitive measure.”
Gretchen Fleming, Principal, High Pattonville High School, Maryland Heights, Missouri

“I would like to thank Dr. Marvin Marshall who changed the way I teach, the way I use management and discipline in my classroom, and the way I look at life.”
Tanis Carter, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

“Since you trained our staff, we are seeing enormous improvements in students’ behavior and in reduced teacher stress. Classroom management, discipline, and relationship with students have all significantly improved.”
Beth Harris, De Anza Middle School, Ventura, California

“Your presentation inspired motivated and sent 800 teachers off with practical and easy strategies that will make a difference!”
Karen Boyes, CEO of Spectrum Education, Wellington, New Zealand

“More important than the reduction in referrals is the understanding of our students that behavior is their responsibility. They have also come to understand that they have choices they can make when faced with real life situations. Our staff now feels they can spend more time on teaching and less time on discipline issues.”
Alfredo Reyes, Vice-Principal, Sierra Vista Middle School, La Puente, CA