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 Leading To Change!. We received and experienced exactly what we hoped for and then some. The fact filled fast-paced dialog identified perfectly with the instructor’s everyday duties and the problems they face. Who could dare shut an eye with the way your team kept the audience engaged? Well done!
Keith AlbrightVice President for Job Corps,HomeBuilders Institute
August 4, 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
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
I wanted our Career & Technical Education teachers to have a professional learning opportunity that they would never forget. That is exactly what we got with Leading to Change. Eric Rowles is a larger than life personality. I appreciate his energy, and the way he projects his personal story into why supporting students really matters. The quality of service we received from Leading to Change was exceptional. I felt like the goals that I wanted to achieve for my team were the same goals that their team wanted to achieve. The impact on our teacher teams could be seen from the first day. They are working together and see each other as team members. I am very grateful that the LTC team helped us cultivate that type of environment.
Director of Career & Technical Education,
Cabarrus County Schools
September 11, 2018
Great energy! Motivating! Awesomely entertaining! Great speaker . . . have him back! This kind of feedback is music to the ears of any conference organizer. And, that's exactly what I heard about Eric and Leading To Change after their participation in the 2016 NC Philanthropy Conference. I've been familiar with Leading To Change for the last several years and consistently, their presentations are dynamic, engaging, and memorable. At our conference, we pulled on his expertise to lead a session around customer service, an incredibly important topic in the world of fundraising. He certainly delivered! Overwhelmingly those who attended his session walked away with new information and insights to improve their organization. Even being at the last breakout session didn't dampen anyone's enthusiasm -- many remarked that his session was the perfect ending for the day. On top of that, Eric is such a pleasure when collaborating; he makes everything so seamless for you. If you're looking for someone to inspire and motivate your audience, look no further. Eric and Leading To Change are perfect!
Randall C. Hitt
Director of Philanthropy, Men's Shelter of Charlotte
October 10, 2016
Leading To Change provided a wonderful and thoughtful group of exercises for an annual program called our Community Teen Leadership Exchange where we bring a group of Charlotte & Israeli teens together. Their quality of services was excellent, and the trainers were on time and really energetic allowing the teens to learn and have fun at the same time!
Tal P. Stein
Director of Community Relations and Israel Affairs, Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte
August 28, 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
We could not have been more pleased with the outcome of Convocation and your participation. Everyone had a marvelous and time and you've got us all excited about starting school on Monday. I love the pictures and can't wait to share them. And I have heard nothing but high praise for the Ass't Principal session. They had a great time and are going to take back some great information for their schools.
Chief Financial Officer,
Chester County School District
September 11, 2018
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