What People Are Saying About Kyle

Steven Mitchell - State Director, TN DECA and TN FBLA

“Dynamic. Entertaining. Inspiring. Impactful. Relatable. Engaging. These words are the first to come to mind when I reflect on Kyle’s multiple interactions and trainings with our Tennessee CTSO members.”

Justin Crowe - Extension Specialist, Tennessee 4-H

Kyle was a huge hit at our Tennessee 4-H Roundup. His stories had the group of 350 teens captivated, as did his musical performances. He is a sure fire speaker for any teen audience!

Wendy Hastings - Teacher and Tennis Coach, Menomonie, WI

We have hired Kyle at least four times to talk with various groups at our high school.  He is the best!!  He is energetic, connects with kids, gets kids involved and has sooooo many great ideas!  I love the music diddy's, in fact the last time he was here working with our Resilience/Leadership group, he made one specific to busy thinking and Menomonie kids!!!  He also is great with Athletes.  He led a team building 3-hour session for our tennis team at Menomonie High School ~ Highly recommend!!

Steven Van Wyhe - Principal, Columbus High School 

One thing that stuck out to me during Kyle's presentation was how engaged our students were. Oftentimes at presentations students quickly become bored, but Kyle kept them engaged throughout. His level of excitement was contagious, our students were entertained, and they learned some valuable lessons. 

Jake - TN HOSA State Officer

If I had to rate Kyle on a scale of 1 - 10, I would have to say like 1,000. Kyle is always so energetic and he really engages the audience and makes us feel a part of his presentation. So on a scale of 1 - 10, he's broken the scale. Kyle's awesome. 

Tim Fandek - Association Advisor, WI DECA

“Kyle is one of the most creative and engaging speakers we have ever booked.  We continue to work with Kyle every year and he always brings new and innovative material.”

Pam Grega Sieffert - State Advisor, TN HOSA and TN FCCLA

“As a State Advisor for two CTSOs, I am always on the lookout for high quality individuals who take keynote speaking to another level. Kyle is that type of person. I have worked with Kyle for various events and each time he delivers so much more than what I could have expected. Handing over your conferences, opening sessions, large development seminars, etc. can be stressful, but I don’t worry at all when I have Kyle leading them. I would recommend Kyle to any organization!”

Cindy Beaupre - Youth Leadership Instructor, Menomonie, WI

After listening to Kyle, our group leaders felt he was definitely one of the best speakers we have ever had present to our students. His positive thinking and encouragement leaves the listener motivated to take action. He is also an author and one of his books is used as part of our curriculum at our school. 

Danny - WI 4-H Member

"Kyle is an amazing speaker! The stories he tells are really intriguing! He is very good at interacting with the crowd. If I ever get an opportunity to see him speak in front of a crowd again I will definitely be attending, it was that good!"

Madeline - Student, Scripps College

"Kyle has taught me how to communicate effectively, how to be a leader and grow a team, but most importantly that success is best achieved when it's a collaborative effort.

Rachel Noble - Extension Specialist, Kentucky 4-H

Kyle captivated the audience at the Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference, his energy was exactly what our teens needed to start an amazing week at our high school leadership conference.

Students at our Middle Level Conference treated Kyle like a rock star!  We had 800 phones lighting up the general session room, and students stood in line for almost an hour to have their photos taken with him.  It is exciting to see students laughing out loud, turning to one another and nodding, and completely focused on a positive message.  Thank you, Kyle, for motivation, encouragement, education, and fun.

Terry Hamm - Director, Texas Association of Student Councils

I oversee a large group of Student Councils in central Texas, and we had the privilege of having Kyle come to speak at our Fall Convention on October 31, 2018. I first heard Kyle speak at the National Conference on Student Activities in Spokane, Washington in December 2017, and I was instantly hooked. I knew we had to have him come and speak for us when the right opportunity presented itself, and that right opportunity was this October. Kyle's speaking style is the right mix of humor, storytelling, kindness, and inspiration. He has a magical gift for connecting with his audience, both kids and adults. We have had good speakers come to our conventions over the years, but we have never had the amount of positive feedback like we received after Kyle spoke for us. I would encourage anyone who works with students to take advantage of the opportunity to hire Kyle as a speaker for your next event. I promise you will not be disappointed. 

David Bowe - Director, Texas Association of Student Councils District 18
Doug Erickson - Director, Minnesota Association of Student Councils

Kyle delivered an hour keynote, an advisor's workshop and a three hour student workshop at our annual Leadership Forum at Cragun's Resort in Brainerd, Minnesota this past November.  In our post conference evaluations Kyle's presentation's comments ranged from "Kyle allowed us to share our ideas with him" to "Kyle's keynote will change my life."  I have worked with speakers for over a decade in my role as a state advisor and executive director in Minnesota.  Beyond the evaluations and the ending ovations, I watch for the students' reactions when the crowd is dismissed.  For me, this represents the true impact of the speaker.  Students surrounded Kyle when the conference was over.  They wanted pictures, autographs, conversations, and questions answered.  This assured me that the Leadership Forum of 2018 was a success in a large part to Kyle's work.  I would recommend Kyle without reservations.

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