Testimonials

Molly Burke

“I have been fortunate enough to see Molly live in several venues, with a variety of audiences over the past few years. In each case, the students and staff have been fully enthusiastic and engaged, leaving inspired to make a difference in their own lives and in the community that surrounds them. Encompassing themes of ablism, bullying, activism, advocacy and resiliency, her message is one of challenge and triumph which everyone can connect to.” -­ Tracy Beck (teacher)

Sarah Wells

“Sarah is an inspiration to not only athletes, but to all of us overcoming life’s obstacles. Her motto “Believe” is something we should all remember in those challenging moments. Thank you Sarah, you are an inspiration.” John Jelaca, (Teacher)

Ian Tyson

“Ian I believe gave both our students and advisors motivation to go back to their schools and make a difference for all students. He was passionate, enthusiastic, engaging, and delivered a very positive, uplifting message.” – Katie Mercadante, Montour High School, Student Council Co-Advisor

Mark Black

“The saying ‘speak from your heart’ certainly suits Mark Black’s presentation! His honest, down to earth conversation with our students made a huge impact! We tied his presentation to our school Career Fair and his words hit home. It is rare to see a standing ovation in a high school, but there was no question: he deserved it!” – Sheila Chad, Principal, E.D. Meehan Catholic High School

Stu Saunders

“I was at the OCA conference on May 6th, and I just wanted to thank you on being such a wicked keynote… you definitely put me back in the camp mindset and reminded me of what’s truly important about the up-coming summer. Once again, a job very well done” – Emily Summers

Alvin Law

“Fantastic!” “Outstanding!” “He’s the most inspiring speaker I’ve ever heard!” These are just a few of the comments that I have been hearing since you spoke, Alvin. Thank you so very much for coming to our school. Our kids really responded so well to your message. I am certain these students will never forget your visit.” – C. Grimstead, Forest Lawn Senior High School

Josh Yandt

“Josh stood on stage and captured the 2300 students with a powerful and simple message that resonated with every person in the the room. – Stu Saunders, Conference Chair, Ontario Student Leadership Conference

Orlando Bowen

Orlando speaks from the heart with sincerity, enthusiasm, and most importantly, he speaks from experience. His biggest message is about forgiveness. Having lived through unspeakable, life-changing events, Orlando can teach students about forgiveness, because he has managed to unconditionally forgive all those who have wronged him.” – From a teacher at Beaconsfield H.S. Montreal, QC

Peter Katz

“I have seen a LOT of presenters come through our school over the years, and I am compelled to say that what Peter did that day was a cut above. To have a combination of a world-class artist with such a gifted and inspirational storyteller made for an astonishing presentation that the students connected with on a profound level. I still have students coming up to me telling me how inspired they were by Peter’s message and music, I feel so grateful that we were able to have him with us that day.” – David Orr, Chinook High School

Nick Foley

“Nick’s talk was straight from the heart. Bayside students were riveted during his story about Brad and participated wholeheartedly during the interactive parts of the presentation. I believe that the overall message of the importance of responsible decision making truly resonated with students. Nick’s youthful enthusiasm and ability to connect with his audience were amazing!” – Emily Young – Bayside High School

Peter Katz

“Peter is a talented and inspirational speaker who incorporated music and message in a way that felt genuine for a high school audience. References to his messages about vulnerability and risk-taking continue to come up in student conversations, weeks after the presentation!” Mark Will – St Clements School

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