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January 05 2016
Posted By:
Erin

It’s that time of the year again! The time when we all recommit or start for the first time to figure out how to create that epic life we really want.

Facebook and Twitter are full of motivational quotes, “how-to” videos, and blogs on the 20 steps or 10 actions to create the best year ever! I guess it’s my time to do the same but to do it in a much more ‘real’ way. Here’s what I ... Read More

December 19 2015
Posted By:
Erin

There’s a crazy stat that says the vast majority of people give up after being turned down just once. They rarely, if ever, ask twice. Let alone 7 times. In fact, most people give up prior to even trying.

Maybe it’s because I am not “smart enough” to understand that it’s my place to say thank you when turned down and move on to something else; something easier. Maybe that... Read More

September 14 2015
Posted By:
Stu

This time of the year is simply our busiest in the office. We have SO much going on. We are beginning our fall season at our camps, getting ready for the 37th annual Ontario Student Leadership Conference (OSLC), my 25th year of speaking has begun and of course 2016 YLCC Summer Camp is filling up!

Now you might think... Read More

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February 16 2014
Posted By:
Stu

I am not trying to be a pessimistic person. I don’t want to be controversial. I certainly do not want to offend you or anyone. But, here goes.. What if this is it? What if, after we pass there is nothing more and your life is simply a collage of the choices, actions and interactions that you have had while you were on this planet. What if you have only one shot. Your life here on the Planet Earth. It’s not a fun thought I know. But I believe it should be a motivating one. We all... Read More

June 12 2013
Posted By:
Stu

Have you ever heard that old saying “Talk is cheap”? It’s a reference to it’s easy to say something but very hard to do it. We typically sabotage ourselves by playing small or making excuses.

It got me thinking of an idea. Almost a pledge! Something that if you are really committed to being the best in something then you BETTER be committed to being the greatest you can be. Make no exceptions. Persevere. Fight. Fall down 6 times and get up... Read More

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    Students were very engaged, enthusiastic and excited. Stu is hilarious…seriously. “Humour is never a bad thing” said one student.

    ~Annalisa Varano - Vice Principal - St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School
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    They say a great presenter “leaves them wanting more”. Well, we loved your presentation and the entire team asked me when you will be back! You are truly STUpendous!

    ~Nancy Klensch - Founder of Summit Kids
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    Stu is an energetic, entertaining and dynamic presenter. He captures is audiences’ attention and keeps the room engaged for the entire presentation! His stories in his presentation captures everyone at different points, even the teachers!

    ~Sara Meaney - Cobourg Collegiate Institute
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    Stu was great! Staff and students felt it really broke the anxiety in the building and we even got cupcakes today from one of the students.

    ~Carrie Rowlandson - William Aberhart High School, Calgary Alberta
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    Stu was fantastic. There is nothing better than seeing 600 adolescents laughing their heads off. He delivers a terrific message and has the entire audience engaged, thinking, listening and most importantly laughing within seconds, and he keeps it going for over an hour. Thanks again on behalf of the Shores!!

    ~Doug Woods - Vice Principal, Nantyr Shores Secondary School
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    Stu’s speech did exactly what I hoped it would do when I tried to bring him in: it brought the school together for a good laugh while empowering the student body to be the change they wish to see in their classroom. I feel he hit this goal perfectly.

    ~Steven Fotheringham - Oakville Trafalgar High School
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    I really liked how the speech really just seemed like Stu was telling us funny stories, but he always related it back to the overall message. It didn’t sound like a speech at all, it was as if he was just talking to the crowd. I would say that he is excellent in connecting with the audience and keeping them entertained. There was not a two minute period in Stu’s speech were nobody was laughing. He kept us amused throughout the entire presentation. I thought he was perfect.

    ~James Palloto
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    I would highly recommend Stu, his engaging personality was a real hook for the students and his messages were ones that many of them could identify with. The humour was great and the students shared that they enjoyed the presentation.

    ~Teresa Fowler - W.H. Croxford High School, Airdrie, Alberta
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    Stu is personable. Students are willing to listen to him. They enjoy listening to him. He has a message, but he is also entertaining. He is fun to listen to and students don’t feel talked down to or preached at.

    ~Tanya Lacey - McKinnon Park Secondary School, Caledonia, ON
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    I was at the OCA conference on May 6th, and I just wanted to thank you on being such a wicked keynote… you definitely put me back in the camp mindset and reminded me of what’s truly important about the up-coming summer. Once again, a job very well done.

    ~Emily Summers
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    The students really enjoyed Stu’s humour and low-key but critical message about getting involved and getting the most out of their High School experience. I would recommend Stu as a speaker who relates well to students, is funny, and gets the message out without preaching.

    Thank you,

    ~Lynn Toye