"I had the pleasure of utilizing Harvie Herrington at a team building events with my Store Managers. Harvie spoke with my team on Change Management and what it takes for a leader to move his or her team to have total buy in and commitment. Harvie was able to utilize personal life experiences to help my team relate and think outside the box as to what their employees would or could be going through and how to combine their life experiences as motivation to do what they need to succeed at work. Harvie performed a personality exercise to see what style each leader was and how they can best use that information to motivate and guide teams to the best success. Harvie was extremely professional yet connected with each and every one of us.
The team left the session understanding that they would have to adapt their style of leadership pending on the person they were working with to get them to be their very best. He was motivating, personable, high energy, relatable, and passionate about his message. We are better from having this time with Harvie to take on the rest of our year!"
Janice Trelewicz Market Manager Market 20 Chicago Sam’s Club Chicago
"Harvie Herrington presented to the students at Fennimore Middle School and High School on October 2, 2019. He delivered five different messages: one to our middle school students, one to our high school students, one to our middle school student council, one to our high school student council, and one to our high school athletes. I was impressed with how Harvie was able to tailor each message to his audience and not just repeat the same information.
Harvie delivers a straightforward message that involves students and builds on their feedback. This certainly resulted from the time he spent learning about our community before arriving. He took the time to call me and ask questions about our school and community and our students appreciated his knowledge when speaking to them. His message about "Dreaming Big" resonated because of this.
It was clearly evident that Harvie's message hit home. As I was walking Harvie out of our gymnasium, several students went out of their way to come up and shake his hand and thank him for his message. We will absolutely consider Harvie for assemblies in future years!"
Boone A Tollefson Fennimore Middle and High School Principal
"Harvie came to speak with our TRIO SSS participants for our annual kickoff event; I cannot say enough good things about him! This is the first event we’ve had where I didn’t see a single phone out and didn’t hear any whispered side conversations. Students were engaged 100%. That’s HUGE! We all have students who have been told they won’t amount to anything or that they shouldn’t pursue college for whatever reason. Harvie’s message resonates with students in the TRIO community – his message captures everything TRIO stands for! Don’t delay in bringing him to your campus!"
MARNIE BROWN, M.Ed. TRIO Coordinator/ College Transition Advisor Marshalltown Community College
" Our school was looking for an individual to come in and motivate our students at the start of the school year. We were lucky to have Harvie Herrington come in and do just that and much more. Mr. Herrington came in with a passion for life and a message of inspiration through his struggles early in life. Our students were captivated by his story and gained insight in how they too can achieve their DREAMS just like Mr. Herrington did while facing adversity in life. I would highly recommend him to any school, especially a school where there is a high free/reduced lunch population."
Lisa Kendall, Ed.D. Principal, Concord High School, Elkhart IN
" WIU Marketing Students were invited to attend Harvie Herrington's DISC Personality Assessment presentation. Harvie did an excellent job in delivering the information and relating to the audience. The students enjoyed learning their personality type and how this information will help them in their personal lives and the professional environment. Harvie is very inspirational and motivating. I look forward to having him talk to our students again."
Susan Creasey Assistant Professor, Marketing
" Harvie Herrington had a fantastic message for our students. He focused on goals, motivation, choices, and focus in school. Our students have referred to the keynote and breakout session he delivered on multiple occasions since the assembly. The theme of understanding yourself and then using your skills to accomplish goals has resonated throughout our school. I would absolutely recommend other middle schools look into bringing him in for a keynote presentation." Assistant Principal Nate Molby West Chester Illinois Middle school
" If anyone is looking for a speaker for students or teachers I would recommend Mr. Harvie Herrington. He spoke to my high school students at Rushville-Industry at the beginning of the year and he spoke yesterday to the entire district's teaching staff. He delivers to students a simple message about dreams, goals and how to achieve those by sharing examples of his own life. He motivates teachers to build relationships with students and provides them insight on how to connect with them. Harvie is a very "down to earth" man that has overcome a number of obstacles to achieve success in life. He is very easy for anyone to connect with. Brad Gooding, High School Principal Rushville-Industry High School
" We had Harvie kick-off our annual Career Day as a motivational speaker at our all-school assembly. Mr. Herrington spoke to our students about the importance of setting goals and working hard to achieve those goals. His personal story helped focus our students for the Career Day! I would recommend Harvie for any motivational speaking engagement for your school."
Troy D. Klaus Student Support Liaison for Gear Up Iowa
" It was an honor having Harvie Herrington speak to our football program. His personal journey and road to success is a must hear! He was able to connect with our players in a way that positively impacted performance and more importantly instilled confidence. Each and every player was challenged to examine their own personality, and he helped them understand and tap into those dominate traits during competition. He really reached our players and his talk helped motivate them throughout the season.” Coe College Head Football Coach Tyler Staker
" Harvie's training is one of the best things that ever happened to me. His enthusiasm, support and encouragement helped me accomplish physical feats I never dreamed possible. Thanks to training with Harvie, I dropped 40 pounds, and went from a COMPLETE couch potato to being physically fit, running 3 1half-marathons and 2 FULL marathons over several years. Harvie believed in me before I ever believed in myself - and his positive, "can-do" attitude shines through in his training. I appreciated that Harvie paid such close attention during his circuit training classes - offering suggestions for corrections to body posture or ways to correct movement. He often sensed before I did when I was pushing too hard - or, if necessary, he encouraged and challenged me to "turn up the heat"; he taught me to listen to my body. His workouts were always fun, imaginative, and never boring! And, Harvie's positive attitude is absolutely contagious. I loved training with Harvie so much that when he began offering morning classes, I started hauling my behind out of bed at 5 am, and learned to love morning workouts (I never would have believed that was possible!). After a series of life events, after 5 years of fitness I've gained some of the weight back; when I reached out to Harvie electronically (since he's moved away from our area), there was no judgment, but only encouragement - and the reminder that he would continue to be there to support me whenever I was ready. I don't think I can really adequately express how Harvie changed my life - but I'll be forever grateful!"
" Harvie Herrington was a guest speaker at Macomb Jr. High School who presented an inspiring message that motivated students to identify their life dream. He kept students spellbound as he told his life story delivering the message that they can overcome any challenge or circumstance by making good choices and believe in themselves. Mr. Herrington’s presentation was beautifully aligned with the book students are studying, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers by Sean Covey. Students were inspired by Mr. Herrington’s words of wisdom and hope.
Dana Isackson Principal, Macomb Jr. High School
" A very special thank you to Harvie Herrington for taking time out of his schedule to come and share his message with Kewanee High School. His message was powerful and personable. I was able to watch students walk out of the auditorium after his message. As I looked at their faces, many of them mentioned that they were going to make a change. It is amazing that one person can stand up, tell their story and make a positive impact on so many. Harvie Herrington you reached students yesterday. Thank you for that. Thank you for being you and thank you for sharing that with my favorite group of young adults. If you are a school looking for someone to come speak about leadership, goal setting and being a better person, Harvie Herrington is your guy."
" Harvie Herrington was my fitness coach for over two years. In that time I was motivated to work hard in both fitness and weight reduction. The results were positive and my quality of life and health was substantially improved. Mr. Herrington is an excellent motivator and dedicated to those he is helping. Anyone who can experience him as their fitness or life coach should take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity." Patti S. Western Illinois Regional Council
" Harvie Herrington was a truly inspiring speaker. He reminded our teachers of the true impact that they can have on a child's life and he taught our students that you can succeed if you persevere through adversity and believe in yourself. I would recommend him as a keynote speaker for educators and as an assembly speaker for students."
Principal Emily Weidner Monticello School district
" Sometimes in life we plant seeds, but often do not get to enjoy how they grow and mature into harvest.
I think about that often here at school or when with my youth group at church. It seems like we do our best to teach kids and instill in them life's lessons, but often we do not get the joy of seeing it come to reality. I am sure that can be true of your job as a speaker. However, I want you to know that what you said to our student body on Friday has made a difference. Kids are still referencing your speech today in our hallways (which, as you know, for teen-agers to have that kind of connection and recollection is amazing). They approached me today with about 5 different projects and ideas to do here at the middle school to continue your message. Other teachers and coaches in the district heard kids referencing your time with us as well."
Casey Sticther, Riverdale Middle School Port Byron
"We had Harvie kick-off our annual Career Day as a motivational speaker at our all-school assembly. Mr. Herrington spoke to our students about the importance of setting goals and working hard to achieve those goals. His personal story helped focus our students for the Career Day! I would recommend Harvie for any motivational speaking engagement for your school." Rick Dwyer
Harvie- I will post this on our IPA chat board room as well- people are often looking for motivational speakers for one event or another.
Thanks again- Rick Principal Rick Dwyer Riverdale High School
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