Speakers Reviews

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Kelly McDonald

Kelly, you knocked it out of the park! On our evaluations you received a cumulative score of 3.9 (4.0 would be PERFECT)! Some speakers don’t get it – you listened and delivered the goods – just like I knew you would.  Hope our paths cross again– keep spreading the word! –Western Association of Chamber Executives

Sally Hogshead

“Sally’s authenticity and passion as a person and subject matter expert made her the highlight of our conference. Our providers have  traditionally focused on being better, and learned that being different is the key to fascinating their patients! Our brand is full of passion and changes people’s lives. Sally’s message motivated our team to share our passion with our providers and patients all over the world.” –CEO, Six Month Smiles, LLC

Lisa Ford

“Lisa presented to a packed house, with over 300 people in attendance. We were very pleased, as were the attendees, as Lisa received a very strong rating in the feedback survey (over 95% said they enjoyed the presentation very much!). Her casual presentation style was well received as well and she is so relatable.” –The Enrollment Management Association

Dr. Tasha Eurich

“Tasha, I got some GREAT feedback about your sessions:

  • Was one of the best speakers from the entire program
  • I felt like I was watching a live TED talk
  • The most relevant and timely content

Thank you so much for your time as I know it was a great value to the participants.”
–Polycom, Inc. 

Kelly McDonald

“Kelly’s presentation was enthusiastic, entertaining and enlightening.  However the real genius to her work and style is the unique ability to make you think different.  To take what you may or may not already know, and shape it in a manner that provides a new perspective that can be applied every day in your business.” –Attendee, Michigan Association of Insurance Agents Convention

Sally Hogshead

“We received overwhelmingly enthusiastic responses from our attendees. Many told us it was one of the best business meetings they have ever attended. You played a key role in making the conference such a memorable event. I’d like to especially thank you for the energy, enthusiasm, and expertise you brought to our stage. As you may have heard, we have been fans of yours for some time – and you did not disappoint! Your presentation was highly relevant and provided actionable suggestions advisors could incorporate immediately into their business. The archetypal categories have continued to be helpful to us internally, as well. And the advance copy books were a delightful surprise that our attendees valued. It was truly a pleasure to work with you and we hope to have another opportunity to do so again in the near future. ” –The Newport Group

Neil Pasricha

“Neil is a rock star! He visited the Googleplex and everybody loved his models for living happier lives!” – Rachel O’Meara, Sales Executive, Google

Dr. Tasha Eurich

“Tasha, thank you so much. You were one of the most engaging speakers I have seen in a long time. ” — T-Mobile

Kelly McDonald

“Kelly gave an outstanding presentation at our summer meeting this past June, she engaged the attendees in a way I have never seen before and the session was standing room only. Not only is she an incredible speaker but she is such a pleasure to work with. She really goes out of her way to make the whole experience memorable and enjoyable for everyone involved.”
–American Meat Science Association

Peter Vidmar

Peter presented “Risk, Originality and Virtuosity”  at our 2016 Global Sales Conference.  Our sales team loved the practical application of Peter’s message as well as his engaging delivery.  Later in the day after Peter’s presentation I asked the sale team what key points they came away with.  Much to my satisfaction, the key points that I wanted to have the team take away had the desired impact and were duly noted by the team.  We were thrilled with the opportunity to learn from Peter and I know the impact of his message will continue to impact our sales team for some time to come.  Well done Peter! –Posey Company

Lisa Ford

“We appreciate your thoughtfulness in taking the time to learn about our side of the business; it was received as authentic and the audience was visibly engaged.” –Automotive OEM, Detroit, MI

Neil Pasricha

“Neil Pasricha was the highlight of the day. From my perspective, the highlight of the year at Microsoft! What a genuine, authentic, inspiring person. He connected with the audience and made our themes come to life in the best possible way. He arrived early and stayed late – talking to everyone and inspiring all of us.” – Rekha Rao-Mayya, National Technical Director, Microsoft

Dr. Brené Brown

“Although many of my staff lobbied to get Brené as the speaker at our luncheon, I was not personally aware of her or her books.  After watching her speak on YouTube, we decided to pursue her as our speaker.  I am absolutely thrilled at the response we got.  We sold over 1,500 tickets (sold out), had the largest net revenue for the event in our history and got the best feedback from our guests.  Brené was personable, low maintenance and willing to take pictures and spend some time with our guests.  Thank you, Brené and your staff – we raised a record amount and the message you delivered continues to resonate in our organization and throughout our community.” –Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center

Neil Pasricha

“Neil Pasricha was a 10/5. He knocked it out of the park! He was so humble and easy to work with. He is super engaging and had the audience glued. I would recommend him to anyone. He is very gracious and stayed behind to sign books and connect with people.” – Sangeeta Bhatnagar, GTACC

Scott Klososky

“Thank you for helping us make the 2015 Executive Vision Summit a truly engaging and dynamic forum for the healthcare executives. Your keynote on Harnessing the Power of Digital Technologies to Maximize Performance, Loyalty and Satisfaction was highly ranked.  I think you’ll enjoy some of the comments that we’ve excerpted from the survey of attendees:

  • “Excellent content and insight”
  • “Fascinating.  Applied to healthcare.  Industry expert.  Shared slides and web resources to allow us to actually apply our learning”
  • “Loved the concept of technology maturity model”
  • “Fabulous content and insight”
  • “Number 1 presenter of the conference and that says a lot as they were all great.  Maybe the best overall conference I have attended in 30 years”

It was a pleasure working with you.”  –TriZetto Corporation

Dr. Nido Qubein

“Nido’s program exceeded expectations. He was on his ‘A’ game…I have already heard people referring to his quotes…’garbage in, garbage stays’ as well as create a ‘to be’ list not a ‘to do’ list and a few other ones. My team loved him.” Mirantis

Howard Putnam

“Howard, we have received rave reviews from our leadership team about your presentation and the relevance of your experiences and messages to the challenges we face in our business today. And many people stopped me throughout the course of the next two days to comment on your talk. Believe me, that is not an everyday occurrence here, so you really struck the right chord with our global leaders. Thanks for sharing your time and insights with us.” –Westinghouse Electric Company

Rowdy McLean

“Rowdy is one of the few speakers I am happy to use, time and time again. His presentations drive home great points and my clients have left motivated to make a change! The impact he has is amazing… feedback is ALWAYS positive! If you’re looking for a down to earth, no fuss speaker that will make an impact on your audience… Rowdy is your man!” —ActionCOACH Corporate

Dr. Tony Alessandra

“There are some very exciting things coming together for the Referral Institute because of Tony. It was an honor to meet him. He was wonderful to watch as he talked with all of us Referral Institute owners because he was so gracious and patient with all of us. We love having ‘Rock Stars’ like him share his expertise.” –Referral Institute

Neil Pasricha

“Neil has such great energy and his positivity is incredible and infectious. We’ve held our event for years and thanks to Neil we had the best one so far!” – Pam August, Organizational Development, WestJet