Testimonials

Thank you for your presentation. The response to your session from the parents was overwhelming.

Debra Rogers Paradice, PTA President, Wheeler High School

We would like to gratefully thank you for your wonderful presentation on the topic of Fatherhood. Many of the participants personally commented after the presentation that they were glad they attended! The information was very informative and helpful.

Linda Gable, Ph.D., Psychological Services Department, Cobb County Public Schools

You brought a unique dimension to the NSA Youth Convention this year. All of the experience that you have from years of working with young people was obvious. Thank you for the many hours of preparation and for investing 4 days of your life in the future of our youth. You are a real professional in every sense of the word.

Dave Gorden, CSP, CPAE, President, National Speakers Association 1999-2000

The energy and enthusiasm that is elicited in the presentation encourages others to reach out through education and interactions to aid in the promotion of developing positive relationships with fathers and their children.

Terri Williams, Cobb County Schools

Over the last 14 years Joe has continually supported the P/I Center’s efforts working with Cobb County Schools in many ways. He has facilitated various pilot programs in the county’s schools, has spoken numerous times to the students, teachers, parents, school personnel and school administrators. We constantly receive positive feedback from Joe’s participation, presentations and programs.

Jeff Inman, Director, Prevention/Intervention Center of Cobb County Schools

Your presentation was very well done and very fitting for the evening. It was well received by our audience and it added warmth to the event. The feedback has been positive and the night was a great success!

Cindy Guilbeault, RAPPP Program Director, SouthCoast Hospitals Group, Heart of Fatherhood Award Dinner

Joe is an outstanding individual who has provided quality programming for the Cobb County YMCA. He has been selected by our YMCA as a leader in the community and has been asked to serve as a member of our Cobb YMCA Strategic Planning Forum. His presentations and skills would be an asset to any organization.

Maureen Nipaver, Associate Executive Director, YMCA of Cobb County

I would like to extend my personal thanks to you for the exceptional job you did presenting! I have heard nothing but praise from all who attended the sessions.

Angela Kimbrell, Training Coordinator, Childcare Education Resources, Inc.

Your presentation was well received, and the evaluation forms indicated you had a great impact.

Irene Savage, Parenting Chair, Murdock Elementary School

Because of your efforts, our students will be more successful academically, plan their careers more wisely, and contribute more successfully to the next century.

Wayne Clough, President, Georgia Institute of Technology

Your presentation was well received and very meaningful to the audience. This comment by one student sums up your impact ….‘Joe Gandolfo was impressive; he confirmed the need to work hard for what one wants out of life and that one has to take risks to achieve.’ Thanks again for sharing your experience and expertise with our students.

Anne C. Richards, Ed.D., Professor, University of West Georgia

Thank You Joe! The students benefited immensely from your presentations. This year’s evaluations from the Cobb Teen Institute were some of the best we ever had.

Patti Agaston, Ph.D., Director, Cobb Teen Institute

Thank you very much for your presentation. Your comfortable, clear style of delivery was very well suited to the audience. I look forward to continued connections with you.

Nancy Shaw, Counselor, Davis Elementary School

Thank you for being with Cobb Youth leadership at our fall retreat. The young people really enjoyed your program and learned so much from it! People like you make this world a better place. We appreciate you.

Patty Mozley, Director, Cobb Youth Leadership

The students were very positive about the experience and your feedback will be helpful in planning next year’s forum.

Carol Smith, Counselor, Hightower Trail Middle School

Your presentation affected me profoundly! You addressed ordinary business issues from a fresh perspective—that of balancing work and family. Two things, first you support your working parents for greater success and you will impact and grow your business with some fresh ideas.

Wayne Kosbe, President, Towne Lake Business Association

My son, Tyler (18 years old), recently participated in the Youth Program at the NSA Convention. Each evening, I would ask Tyler who made the greatest impression on him that day. He was so excited the day he sat in your session. ‘There was this awesome guy named Joe!’ He was really inspired by what you had to say. I know Tyler will remember your message for a long time to come.

Paula Switzer (Tyler’s Mom), Trainer, Speaker, Consultant, Switzer Resource Group, Inc., Bright Ideas for Brilliant Results

Without question, you are making an impact everywhere your message is heard.

Eric Chester, CSP, CPAE, Founder & President, Generation Why, Inc.

Joe Gandolfo is the real deal! From the time he steps in front of a roomful of students, they just know that he knows and understands them and the challenges they face. He speaks from his heart and gets in their heads. I know because my daughter has been one of Joe’s audience members – and she loved him. I can highly recommend Joe Gandolfo as one of the premier youth speakers in America because I know him to be a professional who cares, a professional who prepares and a professional who delivers.

Phillip Van Hooser, MBA, CSP, Keynote Speaker and Author, President, National Speakers Association 2009-2010

Thank you for speaking to the youth at the National Speakers Association convention. You were a huge success. The biggest challenge for a speaker who presents to young people is building a connection so that the message is received. Your message was relevant and your style is engaging and entertaining. I have received many positive comments on your presentation. I happily offer my recommendation for you to any student group.

Patrick Henry, National Speakers Association Youth Convention Chair

I learned from Joe that I need to tell my parents what I need for my future. He was really good!

Carolyn Waite (10 years old), Participant at 2005 NSA Youth Convention

Your words most definitely encouraged and re-ignited passions within preschool teachers throughout our state. All of the evaluations were excellent with added comments such as: “Very informative, “Wonderful and inspiring,” “Great! Loved it,”, and “Very interesting and important topic.” You definitely possess an amazing talent for captivating an audience while presenting information that is crucial for those who touch the lives of children. Not only did you share wonderful information, but participants left with strategies and ideas as to how they could work with children and families in a much more meaningful way.

Dr. Alice Yeager, Alabama’s Office of School Readiness