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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

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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

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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

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It was great to see all of the smiling faces and positive energy of our staff during the training. The rockstar tools that Eric and Megan shared were very applicable to our program and easy to implement. Eric also asked about our needs and focused in on what would be best for our program. I have already seen several of the ideas being used at our sites. What a great way to pump up our team for the start of the school year!
Chandra VanHout
Kids Inc. Training Assistant (SD)

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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!!
Ashley Bodiford
Region 2 Capacity Coach - Lexington, SC


Energetic, educational, and practical session!  Thank you. Everyone in the country should hear Eric Rowles! He was AWESOME and is truly leading to change!  He was able to touch our spirit and truly inspire us.  He held our attention from start to finish and helped us better understand the generational gaps and crossroads, and had lots of fun doing it. He helped us better understand how to interact with students from various academic backgrounds and unique learning styles. Great Job!  We look forward to him returning to the district!
Patricia Hobbs, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent for At-Risk Programs and Student Services
Harnett County Schools

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 Hernandez
Executive Director
Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation & Youth Philanthropy Connect - Anaheim, CA


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.
Kevin Hayes
Manager of Youth Services
Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC

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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.
David Muela
Youth Programs Director, Chatham County YMCA

Stephanie Waugerman

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.
Stephanie Waugerman
Conference Coordinator – Daniel Memorial Institute/National Independent Living Assoc.