Speakers Reviews

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Michelle Gielan

“Thank you very much for the time you spent with our staff this morning. You did a great job with the session and judging from our staff’s reactions, the concept resonated well with them. I am sure they will put the ideas that you shared to good use and improve their communications/relationships with friends, families and co-workers. I know I will put some of the ideas to practice immediately.” Modern Healthcare/Modern Physician 

Michelle Gielan

“Michelle presented to our top leaders from around the world and was well received. I was looking for a strong message on the power of positive thinking and Michelle exceeded my expectations with her scientifically supported data, energy level and down to earth style of presentation. I received several personal messages from key leaders around the world that the results were very positive when they used the techniques she promoted. They referenced using at home with family members and at work with staff. Thank you for carrying the torch on positive thinking. I’m a believer and a fan of your work.” Kimball International

Peter Vidmar

“The meeting went extremely well. Peter was exceptional to work with in preparation for and attentive to the needs and the focus of our conference. The response was unanimous, our sales team, VIP’s and vendors were motivated and truly inspired. Peter’s post-meeting visiting with our VIP’s was clearly going the ‘extra mile’ and for many, it was the highlight in their week! Peter clearly exceeds our expectations and was able to connect with those present and made a powerful presentation on his topics.” –HPSI

Michelle Gielan

“Michelle has a compelling story about how she found her compass and how she helps others find theirs. She was a poised speaker with a positive and resounding message that challenges you on the approaches you take with others.” Texas Society of Assn Executives (TSAE)

Shawn Achor

“Shawn’s keynote presentation at our customer conference exceeded our expectations. Attendees really enjoyed the way he interjected humor into his discussion and encouraged them to test his theories onsite. His research and suggestions on how to develop positive habits definitely inspired our customers and staff to recognize how their actions–and those of everyone around them–can directly impact their level of happiness.” – Ultimate Software

Dr. Tony Alessandra

We were very satisfied with the Seminar content, as well as with Tony’s attitude and charisma presented during the event. In our opinion, knowledge about behavioral styles or ways of changing Clients into Apostles was very useful for participants and presented in an intelligible way. We have received many positive comments from our participants, that Tony’s speech was very inspiring. He presented his great knowledge to the audience and what is more, was very charismatic and a nice speaker. He is very experienced and his ideas are easy to understand.” BIGRAM S.A. Personnel Consulting

Shawn Achor

“Excellent. By far the best speaker we have ever had in any company meeting I have attended. He was funny and entertaining and best of all, gave us advice that we can easily follow, if we choose to do so. He was brilliant and I am so grateful to CCC for bringing him in to speak with us.”

  • “Really enjoyed Shawn Achor and I am excited to read his book.  I want to say thank you for giving us a speaker that was more focused on us then the company!”
  • “Awesome.  I liked how it was not just a lot of fluff.  He clearly had a lot of science to back up his assertions.”
  • “Very dynamic and wonderful speaker – already trying some of the things he mentioned Fun-fitness-doubler-3 gratitudes.”
    -Comments from Copyright Clearance audience members

Dr. Tony Alessandra

“Your presentation was the perfect complement to the rest of the program and I have continued to receive positive feedback from everyone from our housekeepers to physicians and retired volunteers! The regional visitors to our program were also very impressed by your talk, and they knew already that your message really resonated with so many of our team. You would be so gratified by the number of stories we have additionally been receiving from folks ‘going the extra inch’ and ‘turning misery into magic.’” – Orange County, Kaiser-Permanente

Shawn Achor

“Our expectations for Shawn’s talk at our recent H.R. Conference was quite high, given what I had seen of his “TED” talk and having read much of The Happiness Advantage – and all those expectations were exceeded! While I knew the content would be powerful and anticipated the delivery would be engaging, I underestimated the positive impact it would have on the audience beyond the conference. The attendees have been quite energized and have begun taking actions to be happier and more grateful in their own lives. Further, while the learning will be applicable at our workplace, I think the attendees felt the impact was transferable to all aspects of their lives (and their families).” –The Wendy’s Company

Shawn Achor

“We invited Shawn to come speak to our most productive and successful financial advisors and we were uncertain about how he would be received. However, not only did the audience hang on his every word, but they have been asking us to bring him back to speak to their best clients and prospects. Overall, Shawn was a highlight of our conference and a huge success.” – UBS Financial Services Inc.

Jim Cathcart

“Jim did a fantastic job for us. The feedback we’ve received since has been just great. What a pleasure it was to watch and listen to a subject expert like Jim.” –TEGG, An ABM Company

Jim Cathcart

“Our Agency is a strong group of over 400 personalities crossing most all ethnicities with many cultural differences and diversities, Jim Cathcart’s role was to blend us together so that we could more fully embrace these differences to make us even stronger and more productive. His ‘Relationship Intelligence’ seminar was the ideal tool to do just that. It was an amazing journey that methodically dissected our differences and even our hang-ups as people and molded us back together into one cohesive group who now more fully appreciate each other and more fully honor our differences……. Jim brought us together in a phenomenal way which has strengthened us as a public service agency! I am most grateful for his expertise and the job he did for us.”  –Social Security Disability Determination, State of Arkansas

Dr. Brené Brown

“Our session with Brené was overwhelmingly positive and our leaders commented on what a great experience it was. Our survey results indicated she received the best ratings for external speakers that we’ve had in the last two years. Her content is applicable to our professional and personal lives, men and women alike. Her message about vulnerability is re-shaping our conversation about what it means to be a good leader – we were surprised by how engaged and excited out team was about the message!”  Home Depot

Dr. Brené Brown

“Dr. Brown is a masterful storyteller using humor and a self-deprecating style that puts people at ease allowing her to bring to the surface a very clear message. Dr. Brown has a gift for taking research data and complex issues and delivering them in a meaningful presentation that is understandable by all.”  –Interfaith Health Care Association of Manitoba

Jim Cathcart

“I first met Jim in 1979 at a Chicago seminar I sponsored when he gave a motivational presentation to my attending franchisees. Of all the speakers I have hired over the years, Jim always moved more attendees to succeed than any of the others. One of his most productive messages was based on the theme of relationship selling. In fact, it is a sales philosophy I personally adopted and still employ to this day. Its non-manipulative approach develops long-term clients, not merely one-time customers.”  –Gary Goranson, President, WorkEnders, Inc.

Lisa Ford

“We have gotten tremendous feedback from your presentation. It was exactly what we needed. I think our attendees left the meeting with renewed enthusiasm for delivering on the customer experience with the pride and passion we need them to. No doubt, your words served to really inspire them–as they did me. And I can’t thank you enough for signing all 600 books!”  –Verizon Wireless

Jim Cathcart

“Jim offers a great stage presence and delivers a solid message to his audience. In our multiple event partnership, Jim makes himself available to the attendees in a one-on-one manner demonstrating that he lives his message of building relationships further impacting our agent’s lives.”  Bankers Life and Casualty Company

Lisa Ford

“Lisa recently presented to over 2,100 attendees at our franchisee convention. Lisa’s message on how we can delight our Fans and create an experience that deepens the relationship was tailored to our audience. The preparation that Lisa put into her talk was like no other keynote speaker that I have worked with. Lisa spent time with our franchisees, vendors and customers to truly connect to our brand. Our operators walked away with a greater understanding of how they can add people to the product to create a memorable customer experience.”  International Dairy Queen

Dr. Tasha Eurich

“I want to compliment you on your presentation to our board of directors. You did a great job. The presentation was clear, concise, interesting and on message. It was a great representation of the quality of work you consistently deliver. Great job!”–CH2M HILL

Lisa Ford

“Lisa was unanimously well received at our National Training events attended by 401 companies. The comments were all positive and many took time to personally express their positive impressions. I will add that Lisa “practices what she preaches”. Her customer service as far as being personable and easy-to-deal with was beyond reproach. I would happily recommend her as a speaker. I know the companies took away many techniques to help improve their customer service, thereby increasing their business.” –WinWholesale