Speakers Reviews

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Lisa Ford

“Lisa did an excellent job.  It no doubt met my expectations and I expect the folks to think before they act when speaking with customers.” –Allstate Insurance

Neil Pasricha

“The interactions, trust, healing, laughter, camaraderie, sadness, and vulnerabilities that come with taking care of patients are gifts to be enjoyed and appreciated. Sadly, the prism where we can see these qualities becomes rapidly clouded. There is real role for Neil’s work within health care. The more penetration his philosophies have, the more satisfaction, quality, and longevity we’ll see.” – Dr. Mark Shapiro, Sharp Healthcare

Kelly McDonald

“We’ve had Kelly speak for us 4X – for our agents, our executive leadership meeting, our Employee Resource Group and our top producers meetings.   Her topics always generate enthusiasm and translate into great team conversations and effective practices and sales.   That’s why we keep having her back.  Our agents and associates love her, but more importantly, she shows us how to grow our business.” –Erie Insurance

Dr. Tasha Eurich

“We sincerely appreciate your contribution to the success of the AICPA’s E.D.G.E. Conference on August 5-7, 2015 and we are pleased to send you the participant evaluation ratings for your session.”

Please note that our rating scale is: 5 = Exceptional, 4 = Better Than Expectations, 3 = Met Expectations, 2 = Below Expectations, 1 = Unsatisfactory

Bankable Leadership:                                  4.79

Overall Conference score:                          4.48

— American Institute of CPAs

Lisa Ford

“Lisa’s presentation really hit the mark of exactly what we were looking for.  She weaved in the ‘We’re here to serve and we care a lot’ into her presentation very nicely.  Lisa charged each person with doing something differently at the end of the presentation pointing out that our engagement as leaders is the key.  She made a good point that the leaders are the drivers of where the team is going – great example with the bus driver.” –Allstate Insurance Company

Howard Putnam

“Howard Putnam’s knowledge, experience and program delivery exceeded the expectations of the Eliant team. Of the 65+ responses received from the post-conference survey, the amount of positive feedback specific to Howard Putnam’s presentation was remarkable. Mr. Putnam’s program delivery was not only heartfelt and inspiring, but humorous and insightful. He fascinated the audience by sharing candid personal and professional experiences, and emphasized the importance of providing extraordinary Customer Service. His message was communicated in a way that was easy to identify with and motivating to apply.” –Eliant, Inc.

Dr. Tasha Eurich

“We recently engaged Dr. T in our annual kick off meeting and she was the ‘hit of the show.’  Her practical approach to creating ‘Bankable Leaders’ resonated with virtually every member of my team.  In addition, she left them with some excellent tools to help them engage with their respective teams to help improve their own leadership styles.  Her pragmatic approach is just what we needed to improve our leadership skills and I look forward to working with Dr. T to continue our journey to a stronger leadership team.”
– T-Mobile

Kelly McDonald

“Kelly’s understanding of the Hispanic market is amazing. She knows how to take a lot of information on a complex subject and bring it like a snapshot into clear focus for the audience.”
–YupiMSN

Sally Hogshead

“Sally’s program far exceeded our expectations.  The feedback we have received post-event has been highly positive.  People keep talking about their archetype and their advantages.  The program was such a success because it offered tangible tools to reinforce the dynamic presentation.” ALPFA Orlando

Amy Blankson

“Bravo & thank you! That was a fabulous hour of learning about strategic happiness. I loved your energetic presentation style and how your storytelling brought the slide visuals to life. These enthusiastic responses from participants demonstrate how effective the content was for our Habitat audience:”

  • “Thank you for an awesome hour of great thoughts.”
  • “Great webinar. More staff need to listen to this!! Thank you.”
  • “Appreciated the practicality of the suggestions and the resources that were shared for follow up.  The suggestions can be simply integrated into life which is great.”   
  • “Great information and I like the ideas for putting the concept into practice.”
  • “Thank you for the reinforcement that happiness is a choice. Simple concept but I think we tend to think of happiness as more complex.”
  • “The useful steps to facilitate change were awesome!”
  • “Interactive questions were engaging.”
  • “I like the fact that Amy gives you actual steps to take to work towards be more happy.” –Habitat for Humanity International

Lisa Ford

“Thanks for joining us in KC.  Your part was a highlight of the day!  I really appreciate your energy and passion.  Your piece resonated more than a video or PowerPoint could ever do.” –Verizon Wireless

Michelle Gielan

“Michelle is a delight and everyone was overly impressed with her message and her positive spirit. Many times at conventions we find ourselves so involved in industry material that we fail to look at other opportunities to have speakers that help us in life, and being positive.  The world is a crazy place at times and it seems that we need many more people to understand how to be happy and live life to its fullest.  Michelle teaches us the power of being happy and how it impacts every aspect of our lives.” — Director of Business Development, United Real Estate

Scott Klososky

“Just a quick note to thank you for yet another fantastic presentation at our Business & Leadership Conference.  We invited you back after dozens of requests from those who first saw you in 2012, and you succeeded in ‘Wowing’ them all over again.  With the demanding schedule you keep and clients you manage, I have no idea how you can even begin to find the time to stay on top of all of the amazing technological advances being made, but you do it, and you do it well!”  — National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA)

Kelly McDonald

“Of all of the speakers I’ve ever booked, Kelly is the best… and I’ve been booking speakers since 1996. Definitely the highest-rated speaker I’ve had this year. She was phenomenal, both in terms of content and delivery. And she had substance relevant to our audience. Kelly really knows her stuff. She delivered more than I thought was humanly possible.”–National Education Association (NEA)

Amy Blankson

“We had Amy as a guest speaker at our annual kick off meeting for staff. She was a fantastic addition to our program. She spoke for an hour, was engaging the entire time and had insightful stories to share. She had such an impact that when the event ended we had staff eager to speak with her further one on one.”  — Rakuten Marketing

Michelle Gielan

“Michelle Gielan is one of the brightest stars in positive psychology and an eloquent champion for rethinking the way we communicate—at work, in our lives, and especially in the media. In Broadcasting Happiness, she draws on the latest science and her own experience in the news business to passionately argue that by telling more positive stories and giving the full picture of what’s actually happening in our world, we can create a ripple effect that can truly make a difference in people’s lives.” —Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post

Kelly McDonald

“Kelly, you did it again – and of course, I’m not surprised. You were one of the highest rated presenters of the conference…just like last year. Thanks again for helping make this a very successful travel conference. Your area of expertise will only become more and more relevant to AAA Travel.” –AAA Travel Products

Kelly McDonald

“Kelly is a joy to work with.” –Texas Society of CPA’s

Lisa Ford

“All the feedback we received regarding Lisa and her presentation was very positive.  The message and the steps she provided served tangible take- aways our leaders can use immediately.  Lisa’s style was different from our previous presenters, her integrative approach was well received and we were successful in keeping the event relevant, impactful and fresh for our leaders.  Thank you again!  To bottom line it, our expectations were exceeded!” –Cox Communications

Shawn Achor

“We can’t thank Shawn enough for making this year’s Johnson & Johnson OCMO Leadership Team meeting such a success. His presentation was a highlight of our event. Our meeting objectives focused on audience engagement, leadership skills, structured networking and fun – Shawn helped us achieve all of these and then some. I’ve already witnessed my colleagues engaging in the happiness habits, and I’m practicing them myself!” — Johnson & Johnson