Speakers Reviews

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Michelle Gielan

“Michelle  exceeded expectations and really reinforced the message we wanted to deliver to our attendees.  This aided greatly in achieving our goal of setting the tone for a positive convention where minds were open to learning new ideas and attendees left inspired to accomplish more with their businesses.” – President, United Real Estate

Shawn Achor

“Shawn’s presentation exceeded our expectations (both for those of us that put the program together as well as our attendees). We already knew from the TEDx video that he was a dynamic presenter but then to meet him in person and have him be so down to earth and genuine was a big bonus. This was particularly beneficial for us with our group being so small (approximately 25 people) and the main goal for them to connect and learn from each other. Having Shawn kick-off our event set the tone for the next two days. There were several attendees over the next two days who referenced different portions of Shawn’s session and would comment on how they started their day with their gratitude’s. Many also plan to read his book to help them with the process for setting new habits.”  — Threshold Group

Kelly McDonald

“I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your presentation at the Pet Industry Leadership Conference. Your topic was spot on in helping our members better understand the changing demographics of the American consumer. Your strategies for selling to people “not like us” and real world examples of how successful companies are reaching this highly individualized market were clear and timely. What most impressed me was your high-energy delivery. You clearly had a deep understanding of the topic and confidence in presenting your material to our audience. Your humor, enthusiasm and engaging personality brought the content to life. Eighty-eight percent of those responding to our post conference survey rated your seminar as excellent/good, with 65% of that total in the excellent category. Actually, all I needed to see was the line of folks waiting to get an autographed copy of your book to know that you were a hit with our audience.”
Pet Industry Distributors Association

Dr. Brené Brown

“Brené’s talk was transformational for the people present. We have had a deluge of positive comments, feedback and thank you messages, as well as streams of discussion posts on our internal jive platform. Two members of the audience approached one of our executives and hugged him to thank him for bringing Brené to Citi. What impressed us most about her, was her ability to effortlessly tell her story, while making it relevant to the banking and regulatory reality of the people in the audience. She also expertly referenced our broader culture change work at Citi. She could not have done a better job. She nailed it!” — Citi

Kelly McDonald

“Kelly did a wonderful job of articulating generational differences in regards to culture, work ethic and social dynamics and applied them to the insurance workplace in order to assist our industry in operating successful independent agencies.” –Attendee, Michigan Association of Insurance Agents Convention

Neil Pasricha

“Dale Carnegie was last century. Stephen Covey was last decade. Neil Pasricha is what’s now.” – Susan Cain, Author of Quiet

Sally Hogshead

“In my career, I have had the distinct privilege of working with the highest caliber of speakers from the worlds of business, sports and politics. I have never seen the type of response Sally received post-presentation. Our audience sought her out, really wanted to connect and to speak with her about her presentation and her findings. And, Sally was so gracious. She truly took the time to have meaningful conversations and to leave our audience with very personalized, actionable game plans for moving forward in their careers and lives.” –The Newport Group

Amy Blankson

“Amy was fantastic and definitely exceeded our expectations. She hit a cord with every single guest at our luncheon event.  From my perspective, she knows her arena and area of expertise.  The educators liked her as well.”Director of Development, The Joy School

Kelly McDonald

“Kelly’s program exceeded expectations. It has increased the self-awareness of our employees on how they affect the customer experience and the topic in general. With our increased corporate focus on customer experience, Kelly’s presentation set the stage nicely for our 2016 initiatives.”–Society Insurance

Dr. Tasha Eurich

• Tasha is a great, engaged speaker
• Excellent, engaging and challenged me to improve as a leader
• Refreshingly different aspect of leadership development
• Great day! Gave me very helpful tools and understanding
• Powerful, pertinent, eye-opening, invigorating
–Anonymous Audience Evaluation, Executive Development Program, University of Dayton

Neil Pasricha

“With simple effortlessness, Neil renders complex ideas easily memorable and everyday practical.” – Col. Chris Hadfield, Former Commander of the International Space Station

Dr. Tasha Eurich

“Tasha was fantastic.  This was more than just a session on academic leadership theory.  She shared practical, actionable advice and it was clear that she had taken the time to customize her content to our context.” —AICPA EDGE Conference Committee Member

Sally Hogshead

“We could not have found a better choice for the keynote at The Special Event. Sally hit it out of the park! I can’t say enough great things.” –General Session Producer for The Special Event

Amy Blankson

“Amy’s enthusiastic message of positive psychology has done wonders for my emergency medicine residents in terms of resiliency, wellness, and mitigating physician burnout.” —San Antonio Military Medical Center

Kelly McDonald

“Kelly’s enthusiasm was contagious and her message was very well received by our audience of utility industry attendees. She was very relatable and left our customers energized and ready to apply techniques to relate to all customers into the work they do every day. We would highly recommend Kelly for any event.” –Itron

Lisa Ford

“Lisa’s program exceeded my expectations and our employees will look at how they approach customer interactions differently. Her humor and real-life stories really make it easy to relate and understand.”Allstate Insurance Company

Amy Blankson

“Amy gave an inspirational presentation to our legal team and SPLC leadership, leaving everyone fabulously energized and ready to make a choice for happiness.” –Southern Poverty Law Center

Neil Pasricha

“When Neil Pasricha talks, leaders of all levels and backgrounds stop what they’re doing… and listen.” – Howard Behar, Former President, Starbucks

Scott Klososky

“Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to participate in U.S. Travel’s ESTO conference.  Your headlining name no doubt contributed to our record-breaking attendance and packed house. Your thought-provoking insights on the juxtaposition of technology and human physics, the importance of understanding how both elements complement one another and being as strategic about your technology –as your marketing–to be a successful brand. It gave the more than 800 travel leaders in the room a lot to digest, that they will certainly endeavor to implement back home. I have heard nothing but positive comments on your presentation and I thank you again for your time and insights.” –U.S. Travel Association

Sally Hogshead

“Wow….what an amazing presentation!  Our audience loved Sally and her talk about How to Fascinate.  She delivered just the right balance of both personal and professional appeal.   A real home run!”–Information Resources, Inc.