Eric Rowles and the Leading to Change folks came to Polk County Schools for our opening convocation and ROCKED OUR WORLD! their upbeat, energy-packed program helped our schools and teachers get things started this year. We loved the focus on different generations working together, and really felt you guys did a great job forwarding the message that we need to put differences aside as are all in this for the students. I want you to know we received positive comment after positive comment from our schools and staff and we hope to have you return in the future. I have no reservations about recommending you and your programs to any organization looking for an infusion of fun and interpersonal learning. We wish you the best and hope others will take advantage!Aaron GreeneDirector of Curriculum and Instruction, Polk County Schools - Rutherfordton, NC
March 17, 2015
Eric led our Winston-Salem Foundation in the True Leadership training as well as some fun and invigorating team building exercises. Our staff really found the training fun and exciting while learning a lot about themselves and peer leadership styles. Eric provided two calls to make sure we were clear on objectives and plans for the day. Eric’s energy is infectious and we had a great day of learning!
Lisa P. Purcell
Executive Vice President, The Winston-Salem Foundation
July 24, 2016
You and your staff exceeded even my high expectations and delivered more than anything we had ever seen before. We thank you for your support of us and look forward to additional and new training opportunities in the future as both of our organizations continue to grow and improve.
Director of Youth Development, YMCA of Sumter, SC
June 18, 2014
The Leading to Change training on Virtual Realties: Social Networking and Today’s Youth was not only informational, but highly entertaining. Engaged from start to finish, we left feeling energized, knowledgeable, and eager to use social networking tools in our organizations/agencies to spread our message throughout the community. The process of planning and hosting this training went seamlessly. Eric, our instructor, was extraordinary and we look forward to working with LTC in the future!
Health Educator, Mount Rogers Health District - Hillsville, VA
August 28, 2016
Thank you so very much for facilitating our 2-day Youth Leadership Summit in Lexington, SC. Your energy and passion for being an agent of change inspired not only the youth but the adults as well! It was wonderful to work with you and we very much appreciate your willingness to tailor this meet the needs of the youth in our communities. The quality of services received is unmatched and confirms our decision to bring you in each year to empower the next group of young people! Your humor, interactive games, challenging questions and upbeat music made each day such a success. The energy you displayed was contagious and radiated through the entire room! The impact you made was powerful and touched the lives of each individual in the room. We know that the youth leaders will take away an array of knowledge and implement it in their schools and their communities. Thank you for everything!!
Region 2 Capacity Coach - Lexington, SC
October 6, 2015
It was great to see all of the smiling faces and positive energy of our staff during the training. The rockstar tools that Eric and Megan shared were very applicable to our program and easy to implement. Eric also asked about our needs and focused in on what would be best for our program. I have already seen several of the ideas being used at our sites. What a great way to pump up our team for the start of the school year!
Kids Inc. Training Assistant (SD)
December 14, 2015
I continue to hear feedback, even weeks after our training, about how energized and inspired our BASE team felt after our amazing day on September 25th. Thank you for sharing the amazing tools and resources with us as well.
It was a pleasure meeting you, your story made a huge impression with us, I believe you have lead many of us to change our thinking about our purpose and opportunity to make a difference with every child, particularly those who need us most (and show us they need us in many unique ways!)!!!
Take care, and many thanks,
Paula A. Zwemke
Director, Before and After School Enterprise (B.A.S.E.)
October 27, 2015
THANK YOU for such an amazing experience! Our afterschool conference attendees left inspired and energized. I also appreciated all of your pre-conference communication and work to ensure that our training was exactly what we wanted.
Supervisor, Extended Learning/Missouri Afterschool Programs
October 10, 2016
Leading to Change are truly making an impact by sharing their experience and expertise through valuable group trainings! Eric served as the Keynote Speaker at the 2017 North Carolina All Staff Conference for Boys & Girls Clubs, leading a 15 Tools in 75 Minutes Training for about 50 Club professionals and It Only Takes One to Make an Impact during the luncheon. Everyone was energized, motivated and inspired to take what they learned back to their Clubs so they can make a greater impact on the lives of youth across our state. Eric was easy to work with and very well-organized (he even flew directly from a prior engagement in Texas so he could be with us for the conference!). Thank you!!!
Kristen Williams, MPA
Development & Impact Associate, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Gaston - Gaston, NC
June 12, 2017
Energetic, educational, and practical session! Thank you. Everyone in the country should hear Eric Rowles! He was AWESOME and is truly leading to change! He was able to touch our spirit and truly inspire us. He held our attention from start to finish and helped us better understand the generational gaps and crossroads, and had lots of fun doing it. He helped us better understand how to interact with students from various academic backgrounds and unique learning styles. Great Job! We look forward to him returning to the district!
Patricia Hobbs, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent for At-Risk Programs and Student Services
Harnett County Schools
March 21, 2015