Monthly Archives:: December 2015
I have heard Laurie speak many times. She is truly amazing! In thirty years in education I have never heard a speaker who could hold the attention of high school students for three hours and then have those students beg for more — every single time! She has the unique ability to connect with students… Read more »
It has been a blessing to have Laurie Stewart interact with our students on four different occasions. I have been in education for over 40 years and Laurie is truly the best speaker we have ever witnessed. Her depth of spirit, compassionate understanding and dedication to young people is a special gift to all who… Read more »
Our Michigan Rotary District 6290 Life Leadership Conference has very successfully worked with Laurie for over 25 years to help us annually prepare 140+ student leaders to go out and serve and make a big difference in the world. She has the skills to communicate very effectively her messages of respect for yourself and others… Read more »
I strongly recommend professional speaker Laurie Stewart. I have worked with teenagers for over two decades in a high school setting. Every few years we bring in an expert or motivational speaker to talk to the staff and kids. I have seen many professional speakers over the years. None of them can hold a candle… Read more »
Laurie Stewart put the SWAG back in Central Montcalm. The atmosphere and attitude completely changed after she came in. I always knew a school’s culture could change, and I saw it happen right before my eyes. After seeing this, I know anything is possible. Note: Kristi shared the above comment as Superintendent at Central Montcalm Public Schools in… Read more »
Your enthusiastic presentation on self-esteem and self-respect were so well received. I have also heard so many favorable comments from the community, our students, and staff noting your timely message and effective presentation skills.
Laurie has presented at Big Rapids High School multiple times and is always received exceptionally well. We continually get multiple requests, by students and staff, to have Laurie back at our school. It is obvious, based on comments and observations, that Laurie’s presentation has changed the lives of many and the climate of our building…. Read more »
The day of the conference, Laurie exceeded any expectations we could have had. Her ability to engage each student, respect each student, and honor the differences in each student had a group of 185 7th – 12th graders sharing, taking risks, celebrating themselves and others and motivated to go into their world as kinder, more… Read more »
Call it a phenomenon. That is exactly what it was. Something happened to the student body which made a great difference. It was public speaker, Laurie Stewart. For over three hours, Laurie held the undivided attention of students and faculty. The students even willingly gave up their lunch time to continue the assembly.
I highly recommend Laurie Stewart as a very positive motivator and thought- starter to recharge your staff and to enhance total team effort in a positive, challenged direction. Her material is adapted to the target needs of your market and she does effective research to cater to your group.
Racial tensions have been eliminated, conflicts among students and staff have been sharply reduced, and individual self-worth has been enhanced…. The message you brought to our school, as well as the character you consistently demonstrate, has infused our students with a renewed enthusiasm to create a better community…. We have had no other speaker and… Read more »
Thanks so much for another superb job! The student and teacher evaluations of your keynote are glowing and deservedly so. I am especially grateful for your graciousness in making yourself available to students after the opening session. Your warmth and concern for these young people is evident and means a great deal to them.
Laurie’s program is very successful in it’s mission to impact youth and change lives. On behalf of those youth, I would just like to say thank you for investing so much effort into our generation. When I heard Laurie speak, her unique vigor and obvious passion on the topic really captured my interest – as… Read more »
I would like to thank you a million times over for coming to my high school. You had a ginormus (gy-nor-mus) impact on the attitudes of many of my classmates and me…. Although you could use words to change the attitudes of my classmates, I cannot find the right words to express my utmost gratitude… Read more »
Thank you for the excellent presentation you gave for our school. The students are still raving about it! They keep commenting on the fact that you kept them pumped, motivated, interested, and energized the whole four hours. Lots of students experienced some life-changing moments and are now more outgoing, more involved, and more people-oriented than… Read more »
Laurie, you are the best and most impacting speaker I’ve ever heard. Your spirit amazed me!
What makes this presentation stand out is the ability to reach each and every student, regardless of their background, experiences or interests. From the very first moment of Laurie’s presentation at BRHS, the audience was completely captivated. Laurie’s program is clearly more than just words. She truly cares and is committed to helping students respect… Read more »
I cannot think of my youth without remembering your influence on my life. Your presentation had a profound impact on my life…. The duration of your talk and the time you spent with us after still stays with me to this day — some 18 years later. There is not a month that goes by… Read more »
I think all went marvelously well. The message and the vivaciousness that you have has touched each and every one. I’ve had many comments and phone calls — you were a hit!
Laurie Stewart’s student leadership training grade is a definite A+!!
The students felt your program was excellent. Thanks for making the students feel that they are special. Their self-esteem seemed to rise before my eyes!
I have never witnessed such an event in all my years at Northview Public Schools…. You reached out and touched the hearts and souls of the students and staff. The positive impact…stirred all present to reach out in a caring and connective way to make a difference in themselves and the lives of others. In… Read more »
We were astonished with the complete success of the program…. She receives my highest recommendation and the sound endorsement of the Saugatuck High School students and faculty.
Your presentation at the State Leadership Conference was awesome! I especially appreciated your willingness to step out of your box to meet my challenge. Your positive attitude combined with your message and genuine love for students made a lasting impression on your audience… It is very apparent that you truly care about students as you… Read more »
I would like to offer you our sincere thanks for the wonderful presentation at the Indiana 4-H Congress! Attitude Check: Being Real, Being Respectful, Being YOU!” was a definite success! The manner in which you included the youth in the presentation throughout the day with your personable, conversational style made them relate exceptionally well to… Read more »
Laurie absolutely motivated and inspired our delegates to do their best and make a difference. Because of her involvement in this training, we received the highest evaluations we have had in the past 5 years!
Laurie has such an amazing message to share with our youth. I am always in awe of her ability to connect with our student body. I have watched Laurie on four separate occasions and every time I am overwhelmed by the impact she makes!
It is still beyond my comprehension how you were able to keep the entire student body’s attention for three and one-half hours while sitting in bleachers. However, this was done by you with absolutely no complaints from anyone. Your sincere concern, unlimited energy, fantastic rapport, and use of experiential stories provided the ultimate key to… Read more »
Keynotes and workshops for conventions, retreats, rallies, gifted and talented programs, and university programs In-depth student council and student leadership training Youth and community leadership conferences Interactive student assemblies Staff development programs and parent talks Brainstorming and discussion sessions School / community climate consultations and programs Helpful, ongoing follow-up is always available to keep your… Read more »
Confidence, Leadership, Respect, and School Cohesiveness Contact L.A. Stewart Presentations to organize your entire conference! Laurie Stewart is equipped to handle all your conference keynotes and can customize our programs to meet your organization’s needs, saving you the expense of hiring multiple presenters.
At this community-wide celebration, teens present their completed projects. This provides further networking opportunities. (2 months after conference)
After an organizational fair, a student panel, and team-building activities, teens team up with adult leaders to plan community service projects.
Through fun, intense, and interactive activities, teens learn new ways to build their confidence and leadership skills.
We invite community-based organizations to come together for event training. (1 to 4 weeks before conference)
Enpowering Teens to learn leadership skills The Connect Effect Conference is planned, organized, and carried out by L.A. Stewart and can be implemented countywide, throughout a school district, or even by an individual school.
Plugging the Energy of Youth into the Needs of Community This new life-changing conference empowers teens to learn leadership skills, make viable connections with community leaders, and then immediately put these skills and connections to use serving others. Your entire community will be impacted as teens directly partner with community-based organizations to develop and implement… Read more »
Laurie sparked a fire in our student body. School pride has soared since the assembly. We are grateful for the work Laurie is doing with our students here at Central Montcalm High School and all across Montcalm County. Note: When Tony Petersen moved to Thornapple Kellogg High School, he brought Laurie there for a complete… Read more »
Making It Cool to Be Kind will empower your staff and every student in your school to play a role in creating a more positive and respectful atmosphere.
Since 1984, we have been committed to developing confident, respectful leaders. We are passionate about partnering with schools and organizations to create a unified culture where, despite disagreement, everyone is respected…a culture where everyone encourages and helps each other to be their very best. We believe that when students and staff members strengthen and build… Read more »
As always, you were magnificent at the Life Leadership Conference. Your presentation is what ties everything together for us and you never fail to deliver. My sincere thanks for another great job. We can’t do the conference without you!
I’m currently taking time to reflect on the assembly we had today at our school. I see it as more than just an antibully assembly but as a new perspective on life. We don’t think of the perspectives of others and what they may be going through. Our speaker was amazing and if there is… Read more »
Laurie Stewart had the students laughing, crying, singing, dancing, and just PARTICIPATING! The assembly had a time slot of three hours and many wondered how Laurie Stewart would ever fill it with enough ‘stuff’ to keep it interesting. But, the problem didn’t come in that. In fact, the students, myself included, didn’t really want the… Read more »
It is hard to imagine that we will ever have another speaker that can have the impact that you have had. We thank you for sharing your life with us. We welcome you back anytime!
Energetically capturing attention through active audience participation, life-changing stories, music, drama and discussion.
Keynotes and workshops for conventions, retreats, gifted & talented programs and university programs In-depth student council and student leadership training Youth and community leadership conferences Interactive student assemblies Staff development programs and parent talks Brainstorming and discussion sessions School / community climate consultations and programs
Develops leadership in a broad range of young people Helps teens to discover their own unique ability and passion to serve Trains young people to confidently influence friends, peers, and communities Cultivates a commitment to community service and leadership Creates sustainable relationships between teens and their communities