Another great job by Leading To Change! This was the second time we hired Eric to conduct a workshop on social media strategies and employer engagement. Attendees were exposed to an arsenal of digital tools that can be used to connect with young people and potentially lead to employment, internship and job shadowing opportunities. Eric’s knowledge on social media and employer engagement was very insightful, energetic and fun. He not only presented but allowed attendees to brain storm in groups on how social media can help them do their jobs better. We’re looking forward to bringing him back for another great workshop.
Manager of Youth Employment and Workforce Programs, Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, Inc. (MA)
September 16, 2015
Thanks for your wonderful, fun filled, aspiring presentation today. We enjoyed every minute of your session.
Joann P. Diggs
Director Career & Education Training Services, Salisbury Rowan Community Action Agency
July 24, 2016
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
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
Bringing together youth from ages 8-21 from across the country, it was important to get them comfortable working together quickly. Eric's fast-pacing and fun, yet purposely facilitated, team-building session at the 4th Annual Youth Philanthropy Connect conference was just what we needed to end Day One. Eric did a tremendous job making everyone feel welcome, important, and ready to be involved and work with one another throughout the rest of the conference. (Our theme was "Weaving a Web of Support" and Eric was able to make the session tie to the theme for an added feel of customization.)Annie HernandezExecutive DirectorFrieda C. Fox Family Foundation & Youth Philanthropy Connect - Anaheim, CA
March 17, 2015
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
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
Thank you so much for the enthusiastic training! Our staff left energized and feeling like rock stars! The training helped form team camaraderie not only among our staff but our schools as well and has made a tremendous difference within our summer camps. There was such an easy feeling working with Eric in the planning stages and ensuring the training matched what we needed. Our expectations were exceeded and the training was everything we had hoped for and more. We hope to kick off our summer every year with Leading to Change.
Program Director, Alabaster City Schools
July 30, 2018
Leading to Change conducted a fast-paced, interactive luncheon plenary and a personalized breakout that made our staff move like I’ve never seen before! The content spoke directly to what our staff does and the challenges they work to overcome every day. Not only did you make everyone feel comfortable, but you did so while asking questions to find out as much as you could about your audience/our staff. And it showed when it was time to present! In my experience with presenters, that is a very unique skill set. You moved my table to tears (seriously)…in a good way!
Director for Instructional Design,
August 4, 2015
Leading to Change challenged our staff with a fast-paced, energetic, beginning of the year celebration focusing on working with staff members from the different generations. Participants are now cognizant of the fact that are students, not only from a different age group, but the teacher down the hall may well have a different perspective on things because they too are from a different generation. We will definitely use this group again for future trainings.
Assistant Superintendent, Greenwood District 52 - Ninety Six, SC
March 17, 2015