During our event, Eric Rowles explained the differences in work styles among three generation; Baby Boomers, Gen X, and the Millennials. Our audience was composed of school administrators and business representatives, so it was helpful to learn strategies for working together to better prepare our youth for college and careers. He helped us to understand the key role of social media in preparing our future workforce.
It was a great experience working with Eric. He was well prepared, brought everything he needed for the presentation, and on was time. He is funny and outgoing and took his time to walk around and greet everyone in the audience. Eric gets "4 Smiley Faces" for his quality of service from beginning to end; from working with us during the booking process to customizing his presentation for our audience. He was very accommodating.
Director, River East School-to-Career, Inc. (MA)
December 14, 2015
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
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
Thank you. Words cannot do justice to describe the Middle School Dare to Dream event. Last night I watched the recording , start to finish and I was on the edge of my seat watching the animated reactions of the audience. The students loved it and learned so much ! Monique-your story is so compelling and the way you connected with the audience was so authentic. The incorporation of technology within the Dare to Dream event was a first for us and so successful in gaining and keeping the attention of middle school students. Not only was the presentation fun and interactive but also really moving listening to students ask questions and start to connect the importance of understanding their disability and the importance of asking for help. In the future, every keynote speaker will have to compete with the memory of your keynote!
RIPIN Resource Coordinator, Rhode Island Department of Health
December 14, 2015
Thank you for a powerful, dynamic keynote and breakouts for the Rahm’s Readers Summer Learning Challenge at the Chicago Public Library. Serving 100,000 children annually, our program has received multiple national awards for our summer service to children. Leading to Change gave vision and passion to our staff to get them ready for this next summer. Through music, heart and practical, clever ideas, our staff was dazzled by all they received in both a keynote address and two breakout sessions. This was one of the highest caliber experiences we have been able to give our staff and we immediately have seen the impact in the vigor of the staff and the eagerness to implement fast, easy and effective STEAM skills with the kids of Chicago. Thank you for providing us with such a highly fun, engaging and effective day packed with great information and heart!
Director of Children’s Services & Family Engagement, Chicago Public Library System
April 10, 2017
Eric and DJ truly energized the entire staff. It was motivating, high energy, fun, and a great way to bring a staff of new teachers and administrators together in order to start off a fabulous school year. The "Raise Your Game" training allowed us to team build and get to know each other. The session drove home the fact that we impact the lives of our students everyday and the need for us to be at the top of our game. My staff is still raving about the session and looking forward to round 2 with Eric and DJ. Thanks Leading to Change for bringing a fractured staff together that is stronger than ever! Since that session our school atmosphere has be phenomenally positive and high spirited.
Principal, Warren County High School
September 18, 2017
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
Once again your presentation on the Generational Crossroads was uplifting, entertaining and enlightening. What a refreshing topic, and one that should be shared with all! You always present in a manner that is both humorous and entertaining, while still getting your message across to the entire audience (youths and adults). That’s a hard combination to achieve - especially at 8:30 in the morning, but you did it with style and grace. You would be a huge asset to ANY group who is looking for an amazing, one-of-a-kind speaker.
Conference Coordinator – Daniel Memorial Institute/National Independent Living Assoc.
June 18, 2014
Leading To Change took on a tough task and made it look easy! Discussing race and class issues can be daunting, but our participants felt SAFE and engaged enough to answer some very difficult questions and move the conversation forward. Events like this don’t happen often in our community, so it was refreshing to introduce these ideas to our partners.
Coordinator, Francis Bunnelle Foundation
January 13, 2016
Fred and Teri were WONDERFUL!!! We spoke on the way to the training a little more what our program was about. They kept staff engaged and gave them useful tools to use in their programs. It was great to see!
Lead ARCH Site Coordinator, Kentwood Park and Recreation (MI)
September 16, 2015