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Carrie was one of the best speakers I've heard in a long time. She had the perfect amount of humor and empathy weaved into her talk. I got great feedback about her from the audience afterwards.
Edd did a great job! He showed up on time and did a very funny and entertaining act. He kept all the boys engaged and included in the act.
Barry Bradford is one of the most popular speakers at the Highland Park Senior Center. He is easy to work with, and always professional yet very personable. We are truly very fortunate to have him as a part of our lives.
Laura is extremely smart, gifted and talented. From the moment we met, I could tell she was that rare individual, who has that special quality and talent to bring out the best in people. She has a keen perception of people and situations. An award winning journalist, writer, and collaborator, Laua is a professional coach who spent 15 years in Paris inspiring French professionals to overcome their personal and professional challenges, removing blocks toward reaching for the best in themselves. Finding a coach as qualified as Laura with her breadth of experience and personal charisma is impossible. I highly recommend her.
Mrs. Whitfield was invited to come to speak with eleventh and twelfth grade students about planning for their future in regards to career choices and the importance of setting goals. With this focus, many students really had no idea of what they wanted to do. What went extremely well, it prompted many of these students to think about what they needed to do to be prepared for the future. Many of these students were only concerned about "today." Mrs. Whitfield's background, enabled her to share what employers are seeking and help these students realize that the real world is a serious place. She was well received and the question and answer session was fantastic. Due to time and scheduling constraints, I believe it would have been a more impactful presentation if we could have opened it up to the entire eleventh and twelfeth grade class, as opposed to just a few classes. In my opinion, I think this would be a great endeavor to pursue during the beginning of the school year.
Michael has been a great motivational speaker for Score Chicago volunteers. He gets them"fired up and ready to go". He also has been a keynote speaker for our events. He become a good friend for the chapter and we consider him a valued resource.
Loren Michaels Harris excited my school audience of teachers, therapists, social workers and paraprofessionals! ! He is a vibrant speaker that uses examples we can all relate as well as to clearly articulating his point. He mixes music, video with real world experiences that can certainly perk up an audience. His message was relevant to our needs and he does his homework. Not only was he a "Motivational" speaker, but we all can walk away with something that can be applied in our everyday lives in and out of the workplace. My staff is requesting that he return mid-year for the "boost" they need to motivate and inspire them to assist in completing a successful school year! Double thumbs up for Loren! Outstanding!
Michael is a great speaker! He is energetic and motivational and knows how to keep the audience engaged!!
Pat has provided a myriad of professional development in my district, from keynote speaker on the opening Institute Day to 1:1 coaching sessions with staff. Pat always delivers a message with realistic expectations for outcomes backed by current research on change in organizations. Pat has been the catalyst to help staff collaborate in a professional learning community.
This lady rocks! She is awesome!!! I highly recommend her for anything that you are looking for. She can guide you step by step and on top of this she replies you right away with amazing ideas and solutions.
Paul is one of the most authentic speakers I've been able to experience. His story of Go-Giver. Building a culture of excellence is impressive. A first hand witness to what qualities make up true leaders. Paul shares in detail what it takes to build a culture of excellence which leads to record setting results. It is a true pleasure to give Paul Anderson my highest recommendation as a keynote speaker. He will prepare, inspire and deliver in a very humble way. - Ed Quinlan, President of Corporate Alliance
I have worked with many professional speakers, presenters and comedians over the years. Having Jeff was like having the best of all three rolled up into one person. Smart, funny, and so on point with his remarks and insights that some people in the company thought he must have worked here!
Jodi has the uncanny ability to provide an audience with a dynamic connection to her story and intent. Through her business experiences and background, she is able to capture an audience and hold them in order to provide the intended results. Whether large or small, she will provide an engaging talk that will inspire and excite. She comes highly recommended!
Vanessa was great at managing our event. We had 100 attendees. She handled everything from the hotel room block, to prepping speakers, to handling all the food, beverage, flowers, and decorations. It was great to rely on her keen eye to attention. The event was in excellent hands and I didn't have to stress with any of the details! Thank you!
Cindy is the best of the best! She is someone you just want to get to know. She handled everything so beautifully and led us through it each step of the way. Our wedding was better than we could have ever hoped for! She made the entire wedding so personal and even wrote the most incredible poem about our lives together. We are going to have it framed as a lifelong reminder! With Cindy performing our marriage, we always felt comfortable that everything was in control and would go well - and believe me, that's a great feeling! After all, your wedding is your most important day! Cindy doesn't only have a lot of experience marrying people, but she has been a speaker for years! So she is very used to talking to big crowds. This was so wonderful, because she came across so natural, she could be heard well, and really knew how to "present" the ceremony so that it all comes off without a problem. She is also great for those awkward "on the spot" moments where no one knows what to do or say. (We had one of those with my mother-in-law, but Cindy handled it beautifully!) Everyone was so pleased and very impressed. She led us through our rehearsal so we all knew what to do and what to expect. She helped us to write our vows without being intrusive or pushy. She was sooooo helpful! She organized our music for us, helped us to chose readings and just put together and overall ceremony that blew us away! Oh, and she also created our wedding bulletins! They were really awesome! I just loved them!!! I will recommend Cindy to everyone (and do). She is that on-in-a-million type of person you just hope will come into your life. We will always be grateful that she came into ours!!!!
John was excellent to work with in every facet. He was quick to respond and engaging in the process leading up to his presentation, and his engagement (I wouldn't call it a "speech", as there was so much audience participation) was excellent. I would highly recommend.
Anita Smith endeavors to coach adolescent girls and women in empowerment and healthier self-perception through supplying options for change, growth, and develop by way of workshops, mentoring, training, conferences and resources by the aid of quality products, services, integrity, reliability, faith, and hard work for the purpose of adapting or transforming their mindsets to break the unhealthy, pre-set rules governing their lives. * Crystal M. Gaines, client: Crystal M. hired me as a speaker in 2010 and hired me more than once. Top qualities: expert, on time, high integrity We requested Anita to speak to our youth and women on personal development. She was knowledgeable, very encouraging, and our attendees came away with a new perspective. * Quincy Bingham, client: Quincy hired me as a career coach in 2009 and hired me more than once. Top qualities: great results, expert, good value Anita identified what messages I was trying to convey and helped me to effectively communicate those messages, verbally and non-verbally with my clients, friends, and family, especially when the stakes were high. We worked on my body language, pitch, tone, gestures, style of dress and the overall synergy of my presence. The sessions were fun, yet extremely informative! Now I use nearly everything I learned on an everyday basis. I feel like a new me! * Veela Ammons, Owner/Founder, Image and Beauty Management, colleague She worked directly with me. Anita Smith is a consummate professional, not only as a teacher, trainer, coach, but she is also a phenomenal speaker. I've had the pleasure of working with her on some projects and would welcome the opportunity again. Her enthusiasm is contagious. I'm glad that I know her. Sincerely, Veela Ammons * Olguine Oriental, student, University of Saint Thomas - School of Business, colleague Olguine worked directly with me. Anita is an amazing speaker and really inspires others when she speaks. I truly enjoyed your motivational talks and would love to attend more in the future. Thank you for making Miss Black Minnesota such a positive event. January 5, 2011 * Arthur Horton III, educational counselor - TRiO, City Colleges of Chicago, colleague He worked with me. Ms. Smith is one of the best motivational speakers that I have met. When we appeared for a speaking engagement without students, she performed so well that we had to bring her back a second time. She really connected well with students, and it helped motivate them to find out what they do well and move forward in their future endeavors whether it be college or technical school. January 12, 2011 * Nancy Tennicott, client Nancy hired me as a model in 2003. Top qualities: personable, on time, high integrity Anita was one of our models at Ford Models. She proved herself to be a very reliable and personable model. May 12, 2010 I also do phone consultations.
Menelek Shah is an inspirational speaker, life coach and police officer. As a troubled youth, Menelek placed himself in many unfortunate and risky situations that now serve as lifelong lessons. By the age of 17, Menelek was seeking positive change in his life, as the saying goes, "When the student is ready, the teacher always appears." After changing his social environment and creating a vision for his life, Menelek developed the skills to affect positive change with young men and women and adults seeking vision and greater attainment for themselves.
Heidi Kramer is a registered and licensed dietitian with a B.S. in Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Science from Northern Illinois University. She is a nutrition consultant, inspirational speaker, and author/writer with over 20 years of experience in public speaking and the healthcare industry. Heidi is the owner of Life Inspired Speaking, where as a nutrition expert and breast cancer survivor, she has inspired audiences of 10-10,000 with the message of hope and healing, and achieving one's personal health best. Currently, she resides in Cary, Illinois where she meets clients for consultations, teaches weekly classes, and facilitates her widely popular "Inspired Living: A Healthy Weigh of Life" programs. Heidi is a contributing nutrition writer for McHenry County Living Magazine, where on a local level, she is inspiring health and wellness in her own community. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and the Illinois Dietetic Association. Heidi has always believed that creating balance and wellness in your life happens one healthy choice at a time! For more about Heidi's philosophy on nutrition and fresh food living, visit her website.
Doug Dvorak is a professional motivational speaker for business, offering laughter programs that combine an inspirational message with humor. Doug Dvorak uses unique topics and humorous presentation to encourage listeners to excel and achieve personal and business success.
Maureen Muldoon is a sought after spiritual counselor, speaker, creative life coach and corporate consultant. She has empowered and inspired thousands to find their authentic voice and claim and create and commit to living the life of their dreams. She has had the privilege of coaching both the developing artists as well as internationally recognized names. Her journey began in New York City, where as a young actress working in stage and TV, she facilitated and taught small groups on acting technique and how to breaking into the business without losing yourself. Her own career took her to LA where she spent 20 years in Hollywood as an accomplished writer, producer, director and star of TV and film. It was in California that she firmly developed her powerful intuitive ability to assist artists and became known as a creative midwife. As her coaching clientele grew, she slowly surrendered her own acting career to be more fully present to helping others soar. Her attention turned to adding spiritual technologies to her offerings, and in 2005, she became a fully licensed spiritual counselor. Her license and training from the United Centers for Spiritual Living is a nationally recognized certification. In 2008, she was hired by World Ministry of Prayer in LA to support individuals from around the world by using the healing power of prayer. In 2009, she was hired as the Director of Sacred Circles for the Bodhi Spiritual Center in Chicago where she helped groom and support new spiritual leaders. Under her watch, the program tripled its size in 2 years. Her philosophy is steeped in the idea that spirituality and creativity are synonymous. Authenticity and humor are the pillars of her ministry. She is the creator of a monthly story-and-song night that provides the community with an opportunity to experience the healing nature of stories. Along with supporting artists, she is passionate about grooming and mentoring leaders and teachers. For the past 2 decades, she has established women's sacred circles across the country, specifically New York, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia, Chicago and LA. Maureen Muldoon is available for counseling by appointment in person or on the phone. She offers corporate consultation to help build authentic communication, conscious growth structures, productive processes and greater integrity in the work space. As a teacher, she has facilitated workshops and classes across the country to audiences as large at 8,000 people. Maureen is an avid student and sought after teacher of A Course in Miracles & Religious Science. Her music, stories, meditations, theatre productions and prayers have been entertaining and inspiring folks for the past 2 decades.