"Your story made me forget the little nuisances that I live with everyday, and you remind me to be grateful for my life today, as an American! Our human spirit may be "bent" during the difficult times, but it can never be broken because we must not choose to allow it. Your story was so compelling that it gave me goose bumps!
Sr. Government Account Executive, Sprint
"The fact that you were willing to participate in a variety of activities throughout our conference enabled out attendees to interface with you individually... remembered long after the memories of the event fade away."
Michael A. Kinsman
Director, Marketing & Sales, Cal-Air, Inc.
"Your presentation captured the hearts of all 2,000 EAPA members. You certainly made us look good. Your message is not only for the moment, but for the long haul."
Sylvia A. Straub, Ph.D., CAE, COO,
Employee Assistance Professional Assn., Inc
"I spend time during the presentation looking at the audience... the audience was completely mesmerized... not a yawn, not a quick look at the watch, not a drifting glance... You could hear a pin drop (even on carpet!)"
Brenda C. Park
Director, Dealership Div., Teleco, Inc.
"Your presentation hit home with our team in an unpredictable way. Now I know personally why you have been honored as one of America's best."
William J. Hannigan
President, Business Communication Services,Southwestern Bell
"Clearly, your faith is the only credible explanation for surviving an unimaginable seven years in a North Vietnam prison. I can't tell you how pleased I was to hear from many employees, particularly the "old timers," that this was the best annual meeting they can recall."
Gerard Smith, President & CEO
"Your message was a powerful and moving experience."
Fern Bennett, Corporate Travel Director
Provident Mutual Insurance and Financial Services
"You were such a pleasure to work with from the moment I contacted you last fall. Your gracious manners and attention to our needs made my job coordinating this event a little easier. The time and care you took with individuals after your speech helped to make it a great day."
Julie Feuling, Director of Specialty Groups
Independent Community Bankers of America
"The feedback we received on your address/presentation at our GMI Annual Technical Conference was overwhelmingly positive. I will wholeheartedly endorse the "Coffee" experience to my colleagues on the Executive Team."
Rory A. M. Delaney, Senior Vice President
Strategic Technology Development
"Your presentation was, in my opinion, just perfect. I appreciate the way you were sensitive to the needs of our international audience."
Ed W. Evins, Jr., CFP
Asst. VP, Merrill Lynch, Pres., Kiwanis Club
"I think during this time in America and during these tough economic times as well, your inspirational story really struck a wonderful chord with them. Your mix of humor and seriousness to get across your message across made for a great close to our Opening General Session and I appreciate everything that you did both onsite and before the meeting to tailor your speech to our group."
Eleanor G Baird, CMP
Director of Meetings & Exhibits
"Thank you for remaining with us for the evening's festivities, and allowing so many other people to speak with you one on one about their feelings and reactions to your speech. We all appreciate your willingness to share so completely of yourself."
Tad R. Yoder, CVLE
Marple Fleet Leasing
"I have been with the Association for 20 years, and I have never seen a speaker have the full undivided attention of the audience for their entire presentation. You have been our most dynamic speaker to date."
Kelly Hipp, Dir., Professional Relations
American Optometric Assn.
"Crucial to our concerns for a keynote speaker was Capt. Coffee's adeptness at merging the ideology of his message with the specific perspective and terminology of our membership."
Beverly Younger Urban, LCSW, CEAP
Regional EAP Mgr.-Bank of America
"Captain Coffee's was the last speaker of the program. He received a standing ovation and I believe even got a few folks choked up. It was extremely inspirational."
Jennifer Gabriele, AVP
Salomon Smith Barney
"The values and strength you demonstrate is a motivational factor for all and will be reflected upon for years to come."
Karen T. Minoux, Group Director, Marketing
Household - automotive finance
"Thanks you very much for addressing the Naval Academy Class of 2006 on the topic of Honor. The thunderous applause and standing ovations were evidence that you connected with the midshipmen."
R.J. Naughton, Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy
Department of the Navy
"While his story may be considered tragic, he was upbeat and humorous. His message touched us personally."
Louis G. Altieri
District Mgr., New Engagements, AT&T
"Your heart - touching story of faith and personal triumph over adversity and disparity has touched all of us deeply. I personally, was in awe of your story, and have a different outlook on my day-to-day activities."
Eric D. Higgins, Maytag Management Club
Program Committee Chairman Maytag
"This conference was filled with exceptional events, but I must say that our time with you was the highlight of the conference. You are truly a gifted speaker and many points that you made will stay with us for life!"
Stanhope A. Kelly, President
"A grand slam. This is the third time you have addressed an NAED audience and the results have been the same... outstanding!"
Arnold Farber, President
Nat'l Assn. of Electrical Distributors, Inc.
"I had numerous members approach me during the remainder of our meeting with positive comments regarding the content of your speech, the appropriateness in light of September 11th, and the emotional delivery of your message. Everyone went away with ideas and ways to improve and appreciate their lives. This was your second "round" with WDMA. I am sure it won't be your last."
Rick Liddell, Vice President
Architectural Door Division