University of Florida
Jacksonville High School (Texas)
San Diego Department of Children’s Services
Clint School District
Abilene Christian Schools
Brundidge School District
Cleburne School District
Rob-See-Co Seed Company
YMCA of Northern Virginia
Western Michigan Employer’s Association
Florida HOSA- Future Health Professionals
Skills USA
Aramark- Charleston
Aramark- Clemson University
Utah Principal’s Association
AAA Northern California
Lia Sophia Jewelry
Spring Lake Elementary School
Carnival Cruise Lines
Pilots International
Tech Credit Union
Pennsylvania HOSA
New York HOSA
Pensacola State College
Berrien Resa School District
Newton County School District
Skyline Elementary School
Sanibel Island School
Wayne Community Schools
Washington Central School District
Angola School District
Society for Human Resource Management- Brevard County
Florida Communication Association
Teaching Academic Skills and Survival Conference



“Our morning ended with THE BEST motivational speaker my ears have ever heard! Jim was entertaining, engaging, and motivating! Like seriously so good.”

- Eden Christian Academy participant


You are so necessary, inspiring and valuable to many audiences. That was the first Paraprofessional Conference I attended with RISD. You made it educational, exciting and fun. Thank You! Mr. Van Allan- keep up the good work educating, spreading love, joy and hope.

-Conference attendee via email after the event (Richardson ISD)

We thoroughly enjoyed having you speak at our meeting and joining in the festivities! Everyone was still so motivated and on board this morning at our staff meetings. The employees really enjoyed your style of speaking and the interaction they were able to have with each other. Thank you so much for coming and for all the wonderful ideas that we will utilize going forward to keep up the positive momentum and energy!

-Karla Spero, Snell Orthotics and Prosthetics

It was a pleasure to work with you and see you in action. Thanks for the opportunity to watch you perform and learn from your experience. I look forward to staying connected as we move forward in the future.

-Greg Horton, ADT Commercial and Red Hawk Fire and Security

It was a true pleasure getting to know and work with you Jim!  You’re a rock star!!!!

-Mary Anne Ahearn, FDLRS Director

Jim, I have been coming to this conference for 20 years, and you are the best speaker we have ever had. Thank you!

-Conference attendee via email after the event (FDLRS/FIN University)

You did an OUTSTANDING job! Thank you for the positive message. YOU are INCREDIBLE!

-Jennifer Ponson, event organizer, Region 1 HOSA Fall Leadership Conference

We had a great time with you and appreciate your enthusiasm and energy! I’m going to do my best to keep it going!

-Penny Beehler, Kids Central of Florida

Our teachers have been talking about how much they enjoyed your presentation.  Job well done sir.

-Dr. Mike Simpson, Superintendent, Guthrie Public Schools


Thank you very much for yesterday.  I have spoken with staff from both groups….all loved it!

-Carol Fial, Asst. Superintendent, Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES NY


We haven’t laughed this much together in the 7 years I have been Head of Schools. Thank you Jim!

-Tom Hughes,  Head of Schools, Eden Christian Academy

Our morning ended with THE BEST motivational speaker my ears have ever heard! Jim was entertaining, engaging, and motivating! Like seriously so good. So good I didn’t even get up to “use the restroom” (aka needing a break from sitting and being talked at and not actually using the restroom at all). Be sure to check him out if your school is looking for a motivational speaker! 

- Eden Christian Academy participant


Thank you so much for the presentation today! It was exactly what needed to be shared. It was fun and positive. I feel it was the best first day we’ve experienced in a while.

-Cynthia Jenkins, Millville Schools Superintendent


Jim- You rocked it! Great professional development for my staff and me! Great start to our school year! We learned a lot about ourselves, positive communication, and how to implement and utilize it here at JTA for our students, parents, and staff!

-Kevin Estes, JT Alton Middle


On behalf of the Office of Professional Development, thank you SO much for your energy-rich and inspiring opening keynote this morning on the second day of our Principal Summer Institute!  Survey results thus far prove that principals were inspired and have even more tools to lead their schools knowing the power they have determining school success.

-Duval County Schools, Principal’s Institute


It was great being a part of your talk this afternoon. I appreciate your style and feel like your speech was impactful. 

-Space Coast Association of Realtors


Great job today! The employees were engaged, listening and learning! 

-Jacksonville Spine Institute


You delivered a wonderful message. I've heard great reviews from the teachers. 

-Gatesville School District


Just at a glance at the conference evaluations and seeing a lot of positive feedback from the kids that were working with you.  Thanks!

-Missouri State High School Athletics Association

Sanibel loved him.  He really started our year right!  

-Chuck Vilardi, Sanibel School


We enjoyed him more than you know!! 

-Melissa Bergler, Lake Shore Central School


Thank you so much for your energetic presentation yesterday. You were able to engage everyone on the team and kept our attention the entire session.

-Siggy Lacayo, Carnival Cruise Line


We had such a positive response to your presentation so thank you so much for everything!

-Kristen Reeves, Best Buddies International


Jim, you were really able to engage with us the entire 3-hours, and all our teachers had positive things to say regarding your presentation. Thank you.

-Patty High, Kankakee Schools


We loved the response from our Convocation.  Thank you for your message! It was well received. We feel like you are part of our Gonzales ISD family now.

-Dr. Kim Strozier, Gonzales ISD