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
Thank you so much for a fabulous training! All participants had a great team and took away very relevant and useful tools. From our first contact to the actual even today, your communication and professionalism was amazing! The feedback has been very positive and participants commented on the uniqueness of your presentations and use of music coupled with your high energy and enthusiasm that left them feeling motivated and energized for the new school year! Thank you again for not only delivering but exceeding our expectations!
School Age Childcare Director, Regional YMCA of Western CT
October 14, 2015
Leading to Change provided an excellent all day training for my staff! I can not thank you and your staff enough for all your hard work at our conference last week. The Millennials and Beyond Icebreakers sessions were even more of a hit than I had hoped! The presentation was the perfect mix of research based information along with a very funny and engaging delivery. I hope to have an opportunity to work with you and your team again in the future.
Shewana Hairston McSwain
EFNEP Nutrition Outreach Coordinator
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University - Greensboro, NC
March 17, 2015
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
Thank you for the wonderful training day. I have had great feedback from our directors. This is just what they needed to start the year off on the right foot. They had fun, they were inspired and they really felt like this training was just for them! That does not happen very often. Many training sessions we attend are not catered to the out- of school -time teachers, we make due with the info we receive and fit it in to what we do. As you can imaging this was new and exciting. THANK YOU!
TBE BASE Director - Denver, CO
October 6, 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
As part of the Millennial Generation, I enjoyed the presentation a lot. What I found really funny was that I could identify with a lot of what Eric was saying. All the examples he showed made me think, "Oh, yeah, I do that a lot" or "Yeah, that's just like me". His presentation gave me insight into my own behaviors. I was able to see how important my future is in the workplace.
Intern, River East School-to-Career, Inc. (MA)
December 14, 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
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
You all provided a great experience for all our teens. The summit was well organized and planned out perfectly. After the team had left we processed the day with our kids and they loved the activities! What was really special is these are two groups of kids that don’t understand each other and the summit brought them closer together. By the end of the day the kids all were talking to each other and having a great time.
Youth Programs Director, Chatham County YMCA
July 24, 2016