"Thank you for doing such an outstanding job keynoting our conference. As you could tell by the response, participants loved both the content and the delivery of your presentation.”
Dr. Ian Gawler, Director, The Gawler Foundation, Victoria, Australia
“Having seen a lot of speakers, I can’t tell you just how impressed I was by David. I even waited in line to talk with him... I learned a great deal and laughed my butt off in the process… When we have someone who is so genuine and so well prepared, we owe it to each other to spread the word…. I take it very seriously when I recommend someone else’s work and… he’s great!”
“I've now worked with over 150 presenters since you last were a part of MEBSR's Spring Conference, and still you stand out as the best person we've ever had come and present on how we best work with one another, increase productivity and thrive.”
Sanna McKim, Executive Director,
Maine Businesses for Social Responsibility, Maine
“I was inspired by David's presentation. As onboarding new ladies and gentlemen at the Ritz- Carlton, Hotel Company LLC is one of the cornerstones of our success, I cannot agree more with his statement that, ‘Everything you do in onboarding matters’."
Diana Oreck, Vice President Global Learning &leadership Center, Ritz Carlton, Maryland
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"It was a sheer delight to sit back and listen, learn and laugh as David weaved his extensive knowledge of the material with his abundant practical wisdom generously sprinkled with personal reflections, stories and his own wholesome humor. David brings a rare blend of practical knowledge and genuine humanity to his presentations. One cannot help but leave his sessions smarter, and a better human being, as he has a way of touching one's heart as well as one's head."
Bill Gaertner, MD, Wisconsin
"David, I wanted to thank you for being part our show in Las Vegas. The feedback I have received about your sessions was fantastic!!!!!! Three cheers to you."
Julie McNeney, COO, International Council on Active Aging, Vancouver, BC
"Your presentation on resiliency is extraordinary. I left with a specific action plan for improving the quality of my daily life. Your kindness, your knowledge, and your energy combined for a helpful and inspirational workshop."
Brenda Foster, Director of Communications, Healthwise, Idaho
“Without you realizing, David woos you into learning by appealing to what you naturally know to be true by your own experience. He's incredibly down to earth and balances stories, humor, statistics and research to engage his audience in a time defying way. His programs will benefit anyone looking to gain awareness, passion and spirit in the workplace (and beyond). "I was so riveted and inspired that when David said he was wrapping up his program, I was dumbfounded by how much time had passed. I was convinced my watch was mistakenly an hour ahead. Thank you, David, for following your passion & curiosity from which we greatly benefit.”
Krista Irmischer, Human Resources Manager, Jøtul North America, Maine
“What makes David unique is his ability to take analytical information, creatively apply it to real life workplace situations, and then deliver it in a really fun way.”
Fran Liataud, DialogueWorks, Maine
“David's unique blend of humor and professionalism provides an engaging forum to absorb the content of his presentation. David does not hesitate to encourage participation and captures the audiences attention consistently throughout the seminar. I left the seminar feeling that this experience was well worth the time and money.”
Dennis Hebert, Jr., President, Merrimack Valley Chapter of the NH Credit Union League, New Hampshire
“David’s presentation style is unparalleled! The substantive and timely content of his subject materials is immediately adaptable to the workplace making his seminars an invaluable aid to an employer seeking to be an “Employer of Choice.”
Lynn M. Lombard, VP, MMG Insurance Company, Maine
“I can honestly say that your sessions were highlights for me at the conference. Since then I have perused your website and read many of the articles posted on there. Again, thank you and kudos to you for the great presentation!”
Rob Huppée, Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia
“There is a definite positive correlation being shown in our staff satisfaction surveys between those managers who are taking the leadership role seriously (in part through implementing David Lee's strategies and suggestions) and the increasing workplace morale in their areas of influence.”
Jasmine Potter, Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania
“I learned more in this seminar than in four others I took from (a well known national seminar company).”
Jennifer Sgroi, Stonyfield Farm Yogurt, New Hampshire
“I want to say a big thank you for the wonderful job you did in your presentations during our Quality Leadership Conference. You are a talented individual; thank you for sharing your gifts with Fairview.”
Tom Hanson, Fairview Healthcare System, Minnesota
"David, not only did I find your presentation very clear on concepts and theories, but more importantly, your program includes practical suggestions and multiple workshop handouts that participants can take back to their workplaces to implement those concepts and theories in a practical way".
Don Steig, HRH of Northern New England, Maine
“David, I can't thank you enough for the breath of fresh air that you provided us all last week. I only wish that every one of our supervisors could have attended. Your teaching style was just right for the audience, with a perfect blend of humor and effective hands-on tips that everyone could put to immediate use. Thanks also for your other email with follow-up tips.
Sara E. Butturini, Human Resources Manager, Millipore Corporation, Massachusetts
“David is dynamic and entertaining… and effective at making a strong connection with his audience. He uses personal examples which allows him to make even the most sophisticated concepts understandable.”
Gail Pickard, Director, Midlyn Communications, Vancouver, BC
"Whenever I attend a seminar, if I leave with 2 or 3 solid items to implement back at our office, I feel the day has been worthwhile. I left David Lee's half-day course with more than 20 solid, common-sense, no-cost items that I am eager to implement. And the best part is that it is clear that implementing them will have a measurable impact for our firm! This half- day course was an excellent use of time."
Eric S. Wood, President, EnviroSense, Inc., New Hampshire
“David has an uncanny ability to not only capture the attention of his audience, but also maintain a consistent level of interest in his students… Although I recognized and easily understood most of the concepts that David presented in his class, his perspective (which I value immensely due to his knowledge and intellect) and innovative style of teaching sparked my curiosity and interest, and more importantly, triggered my brain to ask more questions, deeper questions… David also has that rare ability to teach effectively to individuals that are at different levels of comprehension and understanding, and exhibit different styles of learning. … Lastly, I would like to add a very important detail regarding David’s style of teaching and his personality. His wit and great sense of humor were very appreciated in the class by all. He has what I like to call ‘intelligent’ humor which is a gift.”
Aditi N. Thakur, Accenture, Colorado
“Your seminar Constructive Conversations was fabulous! I got so much out of it.”
Jayne Allison, GPC Biotech, Waltham, Massachusetts
“Just a note to say how wonderfully useful, entertaining, and inspirational your two morning sessions were with us. I think everyone is actually applying much of what you taught us…”
Jud Hale, Sr., Editor-in-Chief, Yankee Magazine, New Hampshire
“David Lee is as funny as he is resourceful. His genius is in tying personal stories into resiliency training, all the while transforming potentially painful subject matter into light- hearted wonderment through laughter. One cannot help but know, at a subconscious level, that he's using humor to talk about the unspeakable - and the gift becomes a discovery of what is true, what is right, and what is attainable for us all."
Sara Wagner, Navajo Area Indian Health Service, Arizona
“David Lee has provided the employees of the City of Manchester with a breath of fresh air in his training programs. Employees always rave about the relevance of the training to their real life work situations. David also has the unique ability to allow participants to bring up other subject matters while at the same time, he works their concerns into the program that he is presenting.”.
Ginny Lamberton, HR Director, City of Manchester, New Hampshire
"Thank you for your seminar How To Keep Your Staff Inspired, Energized, And Passionate About Their Work! This was powerful information and advice...delivered in a gentle, fun and caring way! Great job”
Connie Roy-Czyzowski, VP of Human Resources, Northeast Delta Dental, New Hampshire
"David Lee is a gifted, highly informative, and engaging speaker... Besides being consistently one of our top speakers, David is very easy to work with."
Dr. Ruth Buczynski, President, The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine, Connecticut
" David Lee knows what makes employees tick! His presentation was filled with practical ideas in giving employees a true sense of meaning and belonging in the workplace. If you want a highly motivated workforce, put David's ideas into place."
Del Gilbert, Chief Learning Officer, St. Joseph Hospital, New Hampshire
“In an era of technology-driven presentations, your ability to rely on simpler methods of story- telling and metaphors to create imagery and emphasis the key points of your message was refreshing! Our employees loved your humor and the ease with which you engaged a very diverse group of people and met their needs. We look forward to having you back on our campus!”
Sara Wilson, Director, Training & Organizational Development, Southern New Hampshire University, New Hampshire
“I enjoyed your Courageous Conversations workshop so much that I came back again for your Resiliency workshop! You are an enthusiastic, caring and knowledgeable teacher. I especially liked the way you really listened to the participants and were happy to answer all of our questions. I felt like you were talking directly to me.”
Glenda Christiaens, Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University College of Nursing, Provo, Utah
"Your presentation on Constructive Conversations got rave reviews and I hope we can bring you back to Granite State College again soon!”
Beth Dalzell, Granite State College, NH
I just want to thank you for such a great presentation! I got feedback that this was the best conference that we ever had. Also, (the general manager at the venue) e-mailed me asking for your contact information. Apparently the staff that was working that day loved your message and they want to hear more. So - don't be surprised if you hear from them!
Anne Charles, Maine Municipal Association, ME
“Finally, a moment to reflect on the weekend. David, you lit them on fire!!!! I cannot tell you what a difference you made with this very unique group—you helped us to turn the tide and it was an incredibly productive weekend—and it has shaped our attitude and focus for the next few years.
You helped us collectively grab our minds and put them together in such a way that we were able to miraculously define our immediate VISION without so much as an hour of brainstorming. It just happened. It would have taken 2 or 3 board meetings to do what you helped us do.
I am still in disbelief, and am really impressed with your attitude David. You have such a special gift, and you just drove it home with everyone. I will never ever forget your time with us.”
Josh Libby, President of the National Cued Speech Association, Washington, DC
“David Lee’s ability to capture a diverse audience is rare. He quickly got participants who had never met before, to work together for the benefit of the organization and their teams. He also made it clear how to translate his ideas and techniques into an actual plan, so our managers left with a real working plan, including ‘walk away tools’ to use during times when morale needs a boost. Out of 110 evaluations there was not a single negative comment; only positive.”
Deborah Suter, The Jackson Laboratory, Maine