Uplifting Guest Speaking for Youth
- Colleges, High Schools, and Youth Organizations
“Dan was entertaining, knowledgeable, insightful, authentic, and fun.”– Kathleen O' Grady, PCC, CALC
Question for You
Are you working at a college, high school, or youth organization that is seeking an uplifting guest speaker who makes a difference through a blend of energy, engagement, humor, and inspiration? If so, let's have a conversation to see if my offerings align with your needs.
My Experience With Youth
While in a full-time Career Services role at the University of Central Florida (UCF), I educated students the fundamentals of interviewing, negotiation, networking, and resume development through talks and individual coaching.
While at UCF, my love for making a difference through engagement and enthusiasm led to the nomination as a Student Affairs Outstanding Service Award Finalist.
As a freelancer, I have been a guest speaker at Duke University, North Carolina State University, Wake Forest University, ECPI, Wake Tech Community College, United Way, YMCA, and the GAP Teen Entrepreneur Retreat. In 2019, I delivered an engaging and motivational keynote to a crowd of 1,700 at a college graduation.
In addition to educating and inspiring college students, I emceed two teen variety shows that raised money for less fortunate families in the southeast and spoke at a weekend camp designed for teenagers interested in entrepreneurship.
While in an career consultant role with a global outplacement firm, I was chosen as the workshop facilitator of choice to conduct job search readiness workshops designed for recent college graduates.
Additional value I bring students is my experience in recruiting capacities at SeaWorld, Hilton (Disney Resort), and Universal Studios.
I love making a difference in the lives of our future leaders!
16 Ways to Get Employers to Love You
10 Steps to Catching Your Dreams
12 Reasons You're On Earth
“Dan's high-energy and stories connect the audience to his message - and help them remember! He keeps me on the edge of my seat with anticipation.”
– Edie Benchabbat
“Dan will fire up the crowd and leave them laughing and informed Dan has a unique way of sharing his experiences that will keep you coming back for more. I have seen Dan's presentations on three occasions, and all were thought-provoking and fun!”
– Bob Konkel