The Leading To Change facilitators made the afternoon a blast. Their ability to simultaneously entertain us while delving into complex regional workforce issues gave our group the needed push to turn will into action. Your whole team made planning and executing our event easy. We will definitely work with you again!
Director High Country Workforce Board, Boone, NC
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
Virtual engagement is challenging, and it's easy for a speaker to fall flat over the airwaves, but the Leading to Change team ensured that there was energy at each site. Our keynote, Eric, and the facilitators in Asheville and Greenville kept our audience excited and helped us navigate when there were technical challenges with the broadcast. Working with the LtC team was a breeze. The team was thoughtful, well organized, and willing to fill in where needed—even on a moments notice. We couldn't have asked for better service. The LtC team provided ample resources and performed with extreme flexibility—the kind that is necessary to keep a multi-site audience interested. I think the most important part of LtC's approach is modeling. The group demonstrated best practices for engaging youth through their research but most importantly through their own behavior during the meeting. They were energetic, dynamic, and interactive. LTC showed the audience how it's done--and I'm sure they won't forget.
Leadership Fellow, Institute For Emerging Leaders
December 14, 2015
The Leading to Change training last week was amazing! I walked away feeling reenergized and with a renewed sense of purpose. Thank you guys for being so flexible and responsive to our needs. We will definitely be calling you again soon!
Family Connection Director, Vidalia, GA
April 6, 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
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
We really appreciate all the effort you and Fred put into making this a great day for us. I have heard outstanding feedback from the agents and we WILL be getting you guys back based on their feelings. I just knew you would be a hit! I think the one comment that stood out to me most was when you were packing up and one of our most senior staff said thatthis was the best training she had in “DECADES”!!!!!
Meghan McPhail Wood
Extension Associate/ SC Assistant 4H Director
Clemson University, SC
May 14, 2016
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
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
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
Thank you SO much. The kids really enjoyed having you, in fact, they asked me when you were coming back I love the pictures, those smiles are great reminders of how beneficial this type of day is for kids -- and how it strengthened our relationships with them. I hope we can have you back to work with our students again --- until then, continue doing amazing work.
Shanna E. Ashley, M.Ed.
Walkertown Middle School
October 27, 2015