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
March 21, 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
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 provided an exceptional training for a group of high school students, which focused on communicating effective messages. These young advocates were consistently engaged with the creative and hands on learning that was provided by the training team. Upon completion of the training, students mentioned how much fun they had and the lasting skills that they gained to be able to persuasively advocate for issues that mattered in their community. Eric provided a positive learning environment that was encouraging, unique, and fun. Participants were treated with respect and Eric ensured that everyone felt included. I would highly recommend this training to individuals of all ages hoping to gain confidence in public speaking and advocacy.Shriya SooraCoordinator, Orange Partnership for a Drug Free Community - Durham, NC
March 17, 2015
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
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
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
"Thank you so much for the superb training on Boys Will Be Boys for the Cabarrus County 4-H afterschool Program. Your humor, games, personal storeis and your music made for a truly inspiring and highly motivational training. The afterschool teachers are still talking about how much fun they had - You are truly an inspiration to us all! Your delivery was so beyond our expectations. You and your Rockstarz are truly amazing."
4-H Program Associate, Cabarrus County 4H
June 23, 2014
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
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