I have had the pleasure of hearing Craig speak two times in 2015. I felt energized, engaged and inspired on both occasions! We all have challenges in life and in business. Craig's message helps everyone "put things in perspective" and realize that "anything is possible". Both audiences were well over 100 people and I believe everyone left with the same thoughts and feelings that I experienced. Craig's approach and outlook on life are a true gift to everyone he touches.
-Lincoln Sokolski, President, Whirley-Drink Works
Craig Dietz is an amazing inspiration, understated and humble. I am so pleased we invited him to be a part of our YMCA campaign night as well as our Tango Adventure Race. It is only once in a life time you get to personally meet people of such caliber. We were so happy to bring him to others and share his story.
-Kimberly Slocum, Warren County YMCA Marketing Director
As an Independent Meeting Planner, I work with many different clients and I am always looking for a speaker that I can use for any or all of them. I have already contracted to work with Craig Dietz on three separate occasions to the complete enjoyment and satisfaction of each group. Through Craig's presentation, the audience learns that no matter what life presents, it is OK to laugh, move forward and thrive, both personally and professionally.
-R. Keith McNally, Independent Meeting Planner, Harrisburg, PA
The TACO Board of Directors wanted a different kind of keynote speaker for the 2015 TACO Spring Meeting & Trade Show. Through my research, Craig Dietz came highly recommended as having an inspiring message about life. Making the arrangements with Craig was easy and professional. Most importantly, Craig really connected with our group and received an amazing standing ovation at the conclusion of his story about dealing with what life brings and keeping your joy in the process. He is now on my Recommended List!
-Brian Schaeffer, Executive Director/CEO, Texas Association of Campground Owners
It is my pleasure to recommend Craig Dietz! He has a powerful story to tell. Craig speaks about his life and how he has overcome what most people would call insurmountable challenges. Craig calls it life and moves on. He integrates humor in his presentations in a way that is funny and disarming. Craig tells a positive message of meeting the challenges he faced as he grew up, went to college and on out into the professional world. Craig will challenge your audiences to confront their obstacles with this same positive spirit. -Mark J. Wester, Executive Director, Mosaic Colorado Springs
Craig is amazing. His story is of course inspirational, but when he tells it with his humor, insight and candor, it moves from inspirational to truly awe inspiring. No one can listen to him speak without being touched and inspired to strive for more. Craig’s impact on an audience remains strong, long after the event is over. His message is truly life changing.
-Melissa Evans, Executive Director, Hope Lives Northern CO
In very difficult fiscal year for our district and having suffered the tragic loss of five students to car accidents, I was bound and determined to provide a motivational kick off to the school year. Craig came into the district and within an hour had provided a message to the faculty that had them buzzing with excitement and a can do attitude.
-William Clark, Superintendent, Warren County School District
Craigs’ message is one of perseverance and persistence, of staying positive and refusing to let what others think dictate what you can and cannot do, and of finding the beauty and humor in each day regardless of one’s circumstances. Our middle school students left the presentation inspired and strengthened, and I believe strongly that it was exactly what they needed to hear.
-Nate Frank, Ph.D., Principal, Elizabethtown Area Middle School
Craig completely changed my view of life. I've never been the happiest of kids and have always felt that life was just one struggle after another. Today after hearing Craig speak, I had a total change of heart and mind. He inspired me to take control of my own situations and define my potential as a person. Craig will always be a great inspiration to me and I will never forget what he has taught me.
-High School Student
Craig spoke at our high school to a mixed group of 500 upper elementary, middle, and high school students. With very little input from me, he exceeded every criterion of an exceptional motivational presenter as well as that for our traditional Academic Assembly speaker. Speaking for one full hour, he successfully held the attention of the diverse audience and reached the students at all levels with his genuine story, humor, and unbelievable philosophy about life’s challenges.
-Sandra Florig, Headmaster, Elk County Catholic High School
My Middle School had the pleasure of hearing Craig Dietz’s life story; his struggles, his ups, his downs, the many challenges he has faced, and how adversity has shaped who he is today. Craig’s passion for life and drive to succeed is a true lesson for us all. As I watched my seventh grade students listening to him speak, I could see hope in their eyes that they too can be successful no matter what they may be faced with in life. Craig is a true hero. A man that reminds us that life is too short to let challenges get in the way of our passions, hopes, and dreams.
-Leah Specht, Teacher, Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School, Dubuque, IA
Middle School students have precise radar for both “preachy” and “phony” messages and messengers. Craig Dietz spoke for over an hour and was genuine, engaging, inspirational and helpful. We will be using his words of advice for our kids: “measure you against the best you” to motivate effort and achievement in our classrooms, hallways and co-curricular settings.
-Jim Wortman, Principal, St. Marys Area Middle School