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
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 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
Working with Leading to Change is like seeing an old friend. The staff greets the event host and participants with a genuine and passionate nature. The energy is unbelievable. Participants learn through fun, innovative and creative ways. Presentations are given that are thought provoking, reality based and often emotional. The impact of Leading To Change is long lasting. I have seen barriers being broken, tensions released and knowledge embraced. I have seen adults, who work with difficult populations, smile and stand hand in hand with colleagues they have known for years and some they have known for only a day. Leading To Change believes in what they deliver and embraces the chance to make a real difference in many lives and the way we greet challenges. I would, without a single reservation recommend, using this talented group of folks at your event. They are amazing.
Michelle H Guarino
Director, NC Gang Free Program
September 16, 2015
Leading to Change provided one of the best half day training events my teens have ever experienced. The fast paced learning kept my group engaged the entire time. The skills taught during the training had a real impact and we have already seen our students using what they’ve learned. We will definitely make Leading to Change events a priority for our group.
Manager of Youth Services
Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC
May 7, 2015
Leading to Change has been our "go to" agency to provide leadership training to our local youth for 5+ years running. Eric and his staff are dynamic, responsive and flexible and the kids LOVE him!
Director - Alamance Citizens for a Drug Free Community, North Carolina
October 6, 2016
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
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
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
Leading To Change provided a conference session and luncheon keynote for our professional association on the topic of Generational Leadership. The presentations were very interactive and had participants laughing, dancing and having a great time. A number of conference attendees approached me afterward to comment on how much they had enjoyed the keynote, that Eric was one of the best presenters they had ever heard.
Martha A. Bergman
Associate Vice President, Corporate & Continuing Education
Guilford Technical Community College
December 30, 2018