Video Testimonial from non-disclosed Government Agency
"Lance is truly an inspiration! Not only is he one of the most authentic individuals I have had the privilege of working with, he offers a unique perspective based on his powerful life experiences."
- Brandon Fugal, Chairman, Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors
"Lance doesn’t just talk about inspiring leadership, he demonstrates it in the way he connects with his audience. After hearing him speak, I feel more focused on how I can be more authentic in all of my interactions, and how to be guided by the belief that anything truly is possible."
- Lisa Chapman, VP Franchise Leadership, Coca-Cola
“Lance, simply put, is a rockstar in a button up shirt. When he speaks, the audience never takes their eyes off of him. He has the ability of carrying many streams of intricate thought without convoluting them and applying them to everyone in the room. Again… Rockstar.”
- Kristi Worful, Director of Corporate Wellnes, VASA Fitness
"For many people it will seem ironic that some of the basketball teams Lance played for asked their only legally deaf player to be their go-to media person. Ironic because you wouldn't expect a deaf man to be an effective communicator and a great storyteller. But Lance is masterful. He has the ability to observe the world around him, draw analogies, precipitate stories, and apply timely lessons in leadership, persistence, and achieving your dreams. I would gladly put every student, entrepreneur, and executive I know into Lance's audience. If you've ever felt like an underdog in life--and who hasn't--here's one deaf guy you've got to hear from."
- David Brake, CEO, The Grandview Group
“Lance, doesn’t know quit. He can remind you of all the basic skills you have within yourself to achieve whatever it is your heart is calling.”
- David Knoop, Head of Hays Companies
"Lance Allred is a true leader in every sense of the word, has overcome major obstacles, is passionate, and he actually cares in making a difference. His keynote wasn’t rehearsed or forced; He talked about his journey in life and connected with me on a deeper level. I have never experienced this from any keynote speaker before. I believe in Lance 100%."
-Bette Taylor, America First Credit Union
“Lance is an incredibly dynamic speaker, one of the most captivating I’ve been able to hear in recent memory. His unique message of being a “leader of your own life” is absolutely empowering. I’d highly highly recommend Lance as a speaker for all types of audiences, there is something for everyone.”
- Drew Yergensen, Middle Market Manager, KeyBank
“Lance spoke to our students in the Advanced Leadership Program in the Park City School District. He was easily their favorite speaker of the year. Not only was his insight extremely valuable to them when it came to defining what makes a leader, but his personal anecdotes and experiences around the globe give him the credibility that many pretend to have. He is the real deal. He has walked the walk, and that puts him head and shoulders, both literally and figuratively, above the rest when it comes to speakers.”
-Moe Hickey, President Park City School Board
“Lance Allred came to our school and spoke to our students following a crisis on campus. With short notice, Lance was able to rearrange his schedule and help our students through this difficult time. His story of perseverance and standing up against bullying both captivated and helped our students process a vast number of emotions. Lance was charismatic, endearing and his speech deeply heartfelt, inspiring the students and the staff. I strongly recommend him.”
- Kelly Tauteoli, Principal, Union Middle School
“As a high school principal and state leadership director, I have had the opportunity to hear many presenters and speakers. Not all of them have a message worthy of taking up academic instruction time. Our assembly time with Lance was well spent as we took the time to focus on the emotional well-being of our students. There is much more to Lance than just being the first deaf player in the NBA as he shared a powerful message with our student body who was still suffering the effects of two student suicides the previous year. Lance is able to reach across a wide range of listeners; including parents. I hope to work with Lance for years to come as he continues to share his message of perseverance with others.”
- Charisse Hilton, Principal, Brighton High School, Executive Director of Utah Association for Student Councils
"Lance spoke to our high school and what was really impressive is that he used his principles and experiences and merged them with our schools keys in a seamless manner. It set the tone for our year and our students have asked me numerous times if we could have him back. At the end of the presentation students were lined up to talk to Lance. Several students shared their own story and opened up to him in a very intimate and personal way. He talked with these students with empathy and understanding and they were validated in that exchange."
- Brett T. Wilson, Principal/CEO Academy for Math, Engineering and Science
“Lance was engaging, enlightening and motivating. During the presentation, the students were truly engaged, participatory and inspired to participate and in some cases, moved to tears. There are lessons from Lance’s presentations that fit in to everyone’s life in some aspect or another. People are better off after learning from Lance’s message- life’s lessons for everyone!”
- Dr. Anthony Grieco, Executive Director, Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18
"Lance Allred was easily one of the best presentations I have ever heard a speaker give to such an audience. It's no easy feat to talk to teenagers and not only keep their undivided attention, but to also connect with them on a personal level. He did so without ever talking down to them. As well, Lance was just as rewarding for us teachers and administrators because he was still resonating with us on an adult level. He had both teachers and students crying and laughing. I strongly recommend Lance, knowing he will have a huge impact on our younger generation."
-Marilyn Williams, Principal, Canyons School District
"Lance was completely authentic and honest, which is what kids gravitate to immediately. The message Lance is giving to young people (and older people like me) is not only uplifting, but goes to the heart of finding out who we are and why we all have value."
-Tabb George, Customer Relations Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah
“It is very easy for me to praise the presentation Lance gave here at Penn State. What impressed me most about Lance, is that he was just a real nice person; a person that I wanted to know better. A person who in a short amount of time, made us all feel that he was a very close friend.”
-Susan Hayya, Community Even Coordinator, Penn State University
“Lance has crossed all kinds of cultural barriers in his global travels, and he has the gift of expressing himself brilliantly in each one. He was a hit when he spoke at our university in Japan- where it’s not always easy to hit it off so quickly. His warmth, honesty and wit wins friends everywhere-sports fans or otherwise.”
-Stephen Richmond, Professor of English, Kyoto Gakuen University
"When Lance speaks, he is speaking directly to you. No matter how many people are in the room, you will feel as if you are having coffee with an old friend. You don't hear his story; you are invited to join him on the journey. I cannot recommend him highly enough as a speaker. Your group won't just learn something: They will want to be better."
- Brian Savage, Director of Events & Logistics, Parliament of the World's Religions
"We received great feedback from the audience regarding Lance, which only affirms the measure of his success in maintaining a captive and engaged audience. His level of professionalism, coupled with his charisma and appeal, radiated confidence and enthusiasm to our audience- keeping the ceremony entertaining for us all."
- Alexsandra Mubarak, Event Planner, AG Bell
"Lance took us on a roller coaster of emotions ranging from laughing hysterically to tears. While he gave us a glimpse into some of his life experiences, he inspired with his responses of empathy and compassion as few people do, portraying immense strength in his vulnerability.”
- Jamie Siglin, Advanced Certified QB Pro Advisor & Accounting, It LLC Principal
"Lance Allred’s story is something everyone can learn and gain strength from. Lance has the ability to capture the audience’s attention and hold it through humor, tears and passion. I highly recommend Lance Allred to speak to your youth, business professionals and family. You will walk away having gained not only a friend, but a mentor for many years to come."
-Stephanie Wright, President Murray Area Chamber of Commerce
“Lance is larger than life. His story of overcoming physical challenges and social stigma to become a professional on one of the world’s biggest stages is captivating. Despite his achievements, he remains approachable and exudes a powerful humanity. If you are looking for a keynote speaker that inspires character as much as success, Lance is your guy.”
-Keoki Andrus, Ceo of Xactivity, Creator of Microsoft Office
“What a story. And an even better storyteller. Lance Allred blew away our expectations and went even further. Funny, and disarmingly honest, he connected with our entire team. He is the epitome of a leader and understands the fine nuances of what it takes to have a successful team. Highly recommended for anyone, no matter the company or the setting. He is that good.”
-John Greig, CEO of SportsCstr
“Lance presented his triumphant story to our large, diverse team and we were completely engaged, motivated, and inspired by the event. At first many of the team were wondering what an athlete would be able to say to them that actually would make a difference. Lance far exceeded their expectations.”
-Joseph Kennedy, Vice President of Sales, Remedy Informatics
“In Lance, I’ve not only found a new friend, but a mentor as well. He’s an inspiration and a gift to all. If you’re not touched and motivated by him and his “take” on life and leadership, then frankly, you’re not alive and certainly not listening.”
-Michael Perlman, Mergenthaler Transfer