Reviews - Here's What People are Saying About Joel
"Your expertise on the topic of innovation leadership helped our team envisage the possibilities of increasing our creativity, innovation, efficiency, and ultimately, profitability."
– Mike Honcharenko, Manager, Americas Project Engineering, GE Water & Process Technologies
"A big portion of our event's success can be directly attributed to Joel's presentation."
- Robin Shannon, Canadian Hearing Society
"Your enthusiasm and knowledge of our sales strategies really drove home the message that we wanted to convey to all our employees. I can honestly say that without your participation we would not have exceeded the goals that we had in place for the conference."
– Bruce Morris, Sales Manager, Lumon Canada
"The energy and enthusiasm generated by your talk was incredible. You helped nearly 300 grade 7 and 8 students learn and get excited about science, technology, engineering and math. You expanded their STEM horizons beyond the classroom. Your talk was a great hit!"
– Ali Talpur, Shad Valley
"Our staff LOVED your presentation. I’m still getting comments and emails about how great it was."
– Kimberly Edwards, Beaver Valley Ski Club
"An uplifting, moving and inspirational experience that opened our eyes, ears, hearts, and minds to creative risks that build the future."
– Lisa Beaulne, Dufferin Catholic District School Board
"I can't even tell you how excited people are about your presentation. You got rave reviews, and I am still getting more evaluations in that are all saying the same thing: People want you back next year!"
-Camille de Lacy, Residence Life Coordinator, University of Calgary
“Your presentation was extremely dynamic, fluent and relevant. Overall, it had to be the best motivational performance that I have ever attended.”
- Alicia Di Cesare, Lester B Pearson Secondary, Montreal, Quebec
"Thanks Joel, for this wonderful afternoon filled with brilliant ideas that bring us right back to our human nature. "
– Danijela David, Dufferin Catholic District School Board
"Joel inspired me to take bigger steps – I’m going to get out of my comfort zone and give life a try."
– Anna, Student
"I learned we need to take risks in order to learn and grow."
– Alicia, Student
"I learned l can make life more interesting than being on my computer and phone all day."
– Randall, Student
“I was captivated by his eloquence; honestly, I was hanging onto every word of every speech. – Liz Jiang, Student
"Joel not only engaged our entire conference with his antics, but he got across the most important thing – the message we wanted. And everyone loved the way he was able to connect to youth and adults alike, and in such a fun-filled way. We’d highly recommend time with Joel; he has definitely found his calling."
- Linda Hughes, Adult Advisor, Youth Advisory Council, Hamilton
"Thank you for such an AMAZING presentation yesterday at the Student Leadership Institute! Your message to the students on taking risks was well received, as I'm sure was evidenced by the numerous interactions you had with them yesterday after your session."
- Phil Legate, Coordinator, Student Leadership Programs, Humber College, Toronto
"Absolutely the best speaker I’ve heard in my 32 years working as an E.A. The message is so simple and yet so profound. Thank you Joel."
– Brenda Tout, Dufferin Catholic District School Board
"I found the unconference to be helpful in my own development, as a human being and educator. Certainly the best youth conference I've been to in terms of content, facilitation and coolness."
- Stephen Ruttan, Teacher, Hamilton, ON
"He is hilarious, and kept everyone’s attention really well."
– Troy, Student
"He enlightened the entire room with his wit, his wisdom and infectious enthusiasm.
– Emily K, Arts Student, Toronto
"Joel was extremely helpful in providing interesting advice and asking the right questions to get me to think outside the box."
– Alison Chan, McMaster University Student
“Joel is welcoming and definitely creates an environment where you feel safe to be ridiculous – very fun, warm, positive and impactful.”
- Marcia, NETCA Convention, Edmonton
Thank you SO much for your fun presentation! Thank you for not preaching, thank you for not having commanding resolutions, but rather great conversation and some do-able suggestions.
- Martha Arabski, Teacher
“We were delighted to welcome Joel as the opening keynote for the Residence Life Conference. Joel’s mix of enthusiasm, humour, story-telling, and practical leadership advice was the perfect way to start off the conference. Our delegates thoroughly enjoyed Joel’s talk and I would highly recommend him!”
- Drew Simon, Residence Manager – McMaster University
“Joel was phenomenal! We are looking at bringing him in to speak with our staff!”
- Josh, McMaster University Residence Life Conference
"Your presentation was literally the best presentation on leadership I had ever seen - entertaining, easy to understand, and inspiring!"
- Rafael, McMaster University Student Leader
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