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)
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