Bard Coats, MD/MBA, Market President, DaVita HealthCare Partners Nevada, Las Vegas
I want to express my gratitude to you YET AGAIN for your presentation at our annual DaVita HealthCare Partners Nevada Provider Conference. After having seen you present at one of our different meetings earlier in the year, I couldn’t imagine I would be even more inspired with another of your presentations. I was wrong. There were nearly 300 people in that room — 75% clinicians and 25% support teammates from all segments of our Nevada Population Health Management team. Every one of them was on the edge of their seat for the entire length of your presentation. Your preparation over the previous month and your research on-site enabled you to customize your presentation perfectly and connect deeply with our group. The standing ovation you received speaks for itself.
Lloyd Sargeant, EVP, Sales & Marketing, Full Spectrum Lending Division, Countrywide Financial Corp, CA
Your leukemia story has made you way more powerful than just a mountaineer.
Patty Blasco Western Regional Sales Manager, Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment, American Hotel Register Company, Vernon Hills, IL
I just wanted to send you a note to tell you how fortunate I feel for having met you. You inspired me and our entire company with your inspirational presentation. I was completely glued to your every word. People kept coming up to me to tell me how much you moved them as well – many, like myself, to tears. I admire your courage and I admire you. You are truly an inspiration!
Syed Kamal, President and Co-Founder, American Renal Associates, Tampa, FL
We just reviewed the evaluation forms from our clinic manager’s meeting in Orlando and everyone thought that your presentation was a big hit. You truly have an incredibly inspiring story and I am so glad that you are sharing it with the rest of the world.
Steven Young, SVP Sales, Americas, Activision Blizzard, Santa Monica, CA
In 2004 I had the opportunity to see Alan speak at a sales conference for a large multi-national consumer goods company. I was blown away by both the power of Alan’s message and the incredible energy of his delivery. His core messages of preparation, adaptation, and persistence really stuck with and inspired me as I faced new challenges in my career and in life. “Seven years later, as SVP of Sales at Activision Blizzard, I was planning my team’s bi-annual sales meeting which happened to fall one week before the biggest product launch in the history of our company. Make that any company in our industry. In fact, the biggest entertainment launch of all time. I knew that a normal, run-of-the mill sales meeting agenda would not suffice. It was clear that we needed to pause and focus on our people who had taken us so far as an organization. My goal was to motivate and inspire the team to reach for even higher levels of success while at the same time acknowledging some of the winds of change that are swirling around us in the marketplace. I immediately knew that Alan was the exact right speaker for the occasion. “Alan did an amazing job of tailoring his message to fit our exact situation. He invested considerable time to get to know our company, our challenges, and some of the key factors in our success. Then he wove all of that insight into his astonishing stories of triumph over adversity in a deeply personal way. “I enthusiastically recommend Alan as a keynote speaker. Any leader who wants to ignite his team’s commitment, preparation and focus will be amazed at the incredible impact that Alan will have.
Guy W. Longworth, SVP, PlayStation Brand Marketing Sony Computer Entertainment America
Alan presented at our Marketing conference and did a great job of telling his compelling story of achievement despite overwhelming adversity. If you are looking for someone to inspire a team to overcome great odds, Alan’s your man.