Kym Conis, Managing Director, American Mold Builders Association, Indianapolis, IN
Alan’s spell-binding journey to climb Mt. Everest was on-the-edge-of-your-seat captivating and over-the-top inspirational. His perseverance and “Can/Will” attitude to make it to the top of Mt. Everest, survive cancer and come back to reach an elite level of fitness is to me a feat that puts him on a peak higher than the mountain itself. As an inspirational speaker, his completely customized presentation was powerful and left us believing that professionally and personally there’s always room to reach a little higher – truly outstanding!
Todd Schonherz, Chief Operating Officer, Florida Cancer Specialists, Fort Myers, FL
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
You hit it out of the park yesterday. Feedback was overwhelming positive and the best speaker we have had in the history of all our Operations Meeting. The time you invested in getting to know Florida Cancer Specialists was remarkable and only added to making your presentation that more meaningful. The team left incredibly moved and motivated. I hope that we are fortunate to work with you again at a future event.
Miranda Schmidt, Director of Marketing, IQMS, Paso Robles, CA
I could easily do an entire write-up about Alan’s presentation. For starters, his preparation was tremendous. He made his presentation resonate deeply with every attendee because he’d done his homework – and it showed. In fact, it was so on-point that attendees assumed Alan was a manufacturing-specific presenter! I could also write about his commitment, how he stayed hours after he was supposed to depart so that every attendee had their time to speak with him. And, I could write about how he enthusiastically spoke to every attendee as if each one of them was the first person he spoke with that day – full of energy and with his complete attention. But, all you really need to know is that this guy is the real McCoy – a gifted and powerful presenter who cares deeply about what he does and who he’s speaking to. Book him and watch the magic happen.
Mark C. Magliaro Senior Business Account Manager, SouthernLINC Wireless, Savannah, GA
Since I started with Southern Company 15 years ago I have been fortunate to attend numerous motivational speeches. These included presentations by Donald Trump, Mikael Gorbachev and Russell Simmons amongst other notables. Never in all these experiences have I been more engaged, nor left with a more profound and lasting positive effect then I did after seeing and listening to Alan. Because of it, my sales approach, enthusiasm and attitude have never been at a higher or more productive level and this is abundantly apparent in my improved sales results. His preparation, personalization and presentation are outstanding!
Kevin F. Dolan, SVP and National Sales Manager, Liberty Funds, Boston
What impressed me most was not only your fantastic story and your dynamic speaking ability, but when it was over, you didn’t leave. You joined us at our booth, greeting our customers and you even came back the next morning to attend one of our associate’s breakout sessions. You weren’t just a great speaker. You played an active role in what we were trying to do at the conference.
Mike Taubleb, Owner, Promenade Speakers Bureau, Brooklyn, NY
I’ve had great success with multiple clients booking Alan Hobson. His team took three attempts to summit Mt. Everest and then he overcame a rare and very deadly form of cancer. There’s nobody I’ve worked with who prepares as thoroughly. It leads to a powerful, multimedia presentation. He goes out of his way to link lessons from his self-guided and self-organized climbs and cancer fight to business and organizational objectives. Superb reviews from small to large size groups.
Jeremy Glunt, Associate Director of Marketing & Communications, Association of Clinical Research Professionals, Alexandria, VA
Alan’s story is remarkable on its own; powerful, inspirational, and without boundaries. But to me it’s the effort he takes to craft and share that story with his audience that sets him apart and makes him one of the best presenters I have ever seen. With Alan, your audience is not be getting a “canned speech,” but an emotional story shared with humanity, interactivity, and a thoughtful touch of humor that is custom tailored to inspire your audience.
Paul Francisco Chief Operating Officer Windsor Capital Group Hotels, Windsor Management Services Gallatin, TN
I have heard nothing but great comments about your presentation and how well it meshed with our corporate message. I had two guys come up to me afterwards who admitted they both cried tears when you were talking about your buddy’s daughters calling him on the radio – which eventually saved his live. I have to also admit, I had a lump in my throat as well. So Bravo! You hit it out of the park for us!
Dave Sylvester President, ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions, New Haven, CT
Alan, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you again for your engagement with our entire sales team last week. I use the term “engagement” intentionally. Your presentation about your Everest adventures and success and your successful climb back from cancer had a significant impact on our team. But your engagement in our business and your ability to flawlessly craft your message around our business and industry really made it special. You absolutely engaged our team in your stories and with your challenge to us to find our own inner strengths and never give up. You left a lasting impression on all of us.
Nassib Chamoun, CEO, President & Founder, Aspect Medical Systems, MA
Any organization would benefit from hearing your presentation and from meeting you. Hands-down, it was the best national sales meeting in the 15 years since this organization began and that was due in no small part to you. Everyone just built off your presentation, your messages, and your presence.
Rita Hazell, EVP, Hall Kinion, San Jose, CA.
Our team is putting sayings and quotes from your presentation on the walls of their offices and all over the country, including them in emails, and mentioning them during telephone conversations and meetings. They are out of their seats working harder while at work because they see that getting to the top is not easy, the economy is not easy and each attempt, just like yours on Everest, is like beginning all over again. What struck us most was the double meanings in your entire message – that the lessons you spoke of could be applied organizationally and individually. It resonated and connected with everyone and it will translate into improved revenue within months.
Rob Eleveld, General Manager, Whitepages Pro, Seattle, WA.
Alan is a unique and motivating speaker who combines his own incredible journey through serious cancer and to the top of Mount Everest with the many sales summits, marketing mountains and organizational Everests that challenge his corporate clients. Thanks to extensive preparation both through study and getting to know key leaders personally, he seamlessly ties together all of these worlds so his messages are real and relevant to every attendee. I witnessed both his preparation and execution first-hand. Alan really connected with our company, and I believe allowed every one of us to find a little bit more of ourselves that we can give, and just as importantly, the confidence to give it.
George Holton, VP, State Farm, NE Zone, Chadds Ford, PA
The audience sees challenges ahead. The take-away is once you see the purpose and you have the will, you can succeed if you do the preparation.
Bob McKenzie, Interim CFO, Saxon Energy Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Alan gave an excellent presentation to a group of 16 of our top executives. The detailed research he had done on our company was very evident and it was seamlessly integrated into his program. He was able to draw powerful comparisons between the obstacles he has faced and those facing us, and share his solutions for overcoming these hurdles. It was a moving and emotional presentation that empowered our team to focus on how to climb our own mountain.