What are people saying about Frank?

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Katie Spotz - Clean Water Activist

 

Schools

"Frank Kitchen is that rare individual whose mere presence makes others comfortable. This quality,combined with his education and experience, make him uniquely qualified to speak and present to a wide variety of audiences. He managed to keep over 200 13 and 14 year olds entrained for over two hours with engaging stories, games and interactive activities. Frank tailored the program to prepare the students for the challenges and mysteries of high school, and it was a huge success." -Michael Brauer, Teacher Madison #1 Middle School

"The word “dynamic” is often used to describe effective motivational speakers.  This adjective refers to the ability to bring energy to an audience, the kind of energy that causes them to want to engage, to soak in every word, to listen with rapt attention, and most importantly, to respond in some kind of tangible way.  For those of us who have had the privilege of speaking before a teenage audience, we can attest that it is no easy task!  This is why I was so impressed with Frank.  When he came and spoke during our morning assembly, he brought a typically passive and lethargic group of kids first to the edge of their seats, then to their feet in excitement.  I saw kids who often doze off during presentations with eyes wide open and a smile on their face!  I heard faculty, young and old, laughing and Frank’s jokes and nodding with approval as he challenged us all to pursue our dreams with a “F.R.E.S.H.” approach to life.  I hope others may also have the blessing and privilege of Frank Kitchen to speak with their staff and students!" - Jonathan Winn, International Programs Coordinator, Menaul School

"Frank Kitchen was extremely supportive and had fantastic ideas on how we could embed his message within our event as effectively as possible. He was always so very responsive to our needs and you could tell how committed he was to ensuring that our students had the best experience possible... And at the end of the day, he was definitely the highlight of the event for the students - it was the perfect way to launch our Leadership Institute and get our students motivated and engaged from the start!" - Jacob Davis, IB Program Specialist, Westwood High School 

"Your message was well received this morning and right on track with our initiatives here at Canyon. Our 1st and second grade teachers would like to implement “fresh” with their classes. Where can we get more stickers?" - Christina Arias, Assistant Principal, Canyon Elementary School

"Frank visited Heritage Middle School on October 4, 2016 for a school wide assembly.  He shared his F.R.E.S.H. message with our students and made the presentation fun and engaging for our middle schoolers.  The best part of the day was having Frank spend the rest of the day meeting with students informally in the lunch room and attended some leadership sessions with a few.  He provided a personal touch that our students really appreciated.

Since being at Heritage, our students have felt safe enough to reach out to Frank regarding a concerning situation affecting one of their friends.  Frank immediately reached out to me and we were able to provide the help that student needed as well as support the friends who were very concerned for her.  He made a difference in our students' lives and continues to do so beyond the presentation.
I fully recommend having Frank Kitchen as a speaker for your school.  He is willing to work with the school and tailor the message to your specific needs." - Melissa DeAngelis, Principal, Heritage Middle School

 

Colleges and Universities

"Frank was an absolute delight to work with! He was easy to work with and one of the nicest speakers our department has ever brought to campus. I was impressed by our conversations as he was always professional but also easy going and friendly. He is truly a good person and is in sync with his mantra of FRESH living! He is a family man, friend, and motivator!" Ashlee Poulter, Utah Valley University

"It is very hard not to be energized and entranced by Frank’s positive nature and enthralling stories. Frank is a quick-witted, intelligent speaker who can address any audience. " - Kyle Graham, Regent University

“Your workshop was incredibly informative and helpful for enhancing leadership skills for our organizations.” - Lauren Ammons, Northwestern University

"Our university was looking for someone who could motivate and inspire our student leaders. Bringing Frank on campus was a positive game changer and helped shift the culture from drab to dynamite!  He understood where the students were at and had a way of connecting with them that was authentic and warm while challenging them to new heights.  I have since moved to another university and brought him here as well!  As an administrator, I am continually impressed with the way Frank listens to what kind of programs we want to provide for our student leaders, the new ideas he introduces to us and his overall enthusiasm for what he does!  Frank has actually made my job easier because he knows exactly what our staff needs and delivers what our students need - FRESH LEADERSHIP!" - Kristin Schumacher, Assistant Director Activities, Involvement & Leadership-Student Affairs, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

"Knowing you has changed my life for the better, because you showed me that I did know how to be a leader, and that I could do great things. If it weren't for the confidence you helped me build I would never have moved to KY, and I certainly wouldn't have the awesome life I have now. I hope today you feel as special as you make others feel" -Ida Schoeneman, student

"I've heard nothing but great feedback from those who attended the conference. Thank you so much for making their experience!" -Jennifer Craig, Coordinator of Student Activities, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

“Our staff team loved working with Frank!  He lead us through different topics and activities that helped our staff to create stronger bonds, as well as enhance our team motivation!" - Sarah Brice, New Student & Family Programs Arizona State University

 

Non-Profits and Associations

"Frank's ability to inspire and educate the student leaders of Best Buddies Arizona through fun and interactive ways was phenomenal. We were lucky to have such a great speaker at our event and we are excited to have him as a supporter."

- Trevor Paxton, Program Manager for Best Buddies Arizona

"Frank's knowledge of professional speaking and love of entertaining helped make our program engaging and fun for kids of all ages."Alison Thammavongsa, Outreach Coordinator Challenger Space Center Arizona

"Frank's involvement with Compass Retreat Center has been outstanding from his first smile to his excellent working knowledge of the value of relationships. His creativity and humor are an excellent combination. He connects with people on their level, and genuinely wants to learn more about them. He has a broad scope of experiences to pull from that help our organization shape and fine tune it's vision and message. I will continue to invite him to make our team stronger. His open heart and vision allow him to see needs and he is willing to point that out. Outcomes matter and his results are top of the line. He is both flexible to expand the process and willing to listen to tighten up the process if needed. He exceeds my expectations and that of our organization every time." -Lisa Dunster, Director of Compass Retreat Center

"Hiring Frank Kitchen for our State Leadership Conference was one of the best decisions I've made in my role as the state advisor for Educators Rising Nebraska.  Frank was very down to earth and he had the ability to not only entertain but get across the importance of a great attitude when making a plan for success!  He made himself available to the state officer team the night before and helped in our preparation for the state conference.  The day of the conference his message was motivational and tailored to the high school students attending.  He also presented sessions for students and advisors and remained available to every student in attendance for Q and A.  We were extremely pleased with his effort to reach members and his genuine caring spirit." - Nancy Burkhart, Educators Rising Nebraska State Advisor

"Frank Kitchen was the NJ HOSA state keynote speaker on March 5, 6, 2016 at Gloucester Institute of Technology, Gloucester, NJ.  He agreed to attend both days and spoke at both the opening and closing sessions.  During the day, Frank mixed with the students and engaged them on a one on one basis. My wife, Lucille, and I had dinner with Frank on Saturday evening and he stayed at the same hotel.  In effect, Frank became a member of the state conference committee.

It was a friendly delight to have Frank interact in this manner; he just joined in on his own.  His fee was very fair.  Most important, the students received him very well and I wrote a short poem thanking Frank at the last general session." - Dr. Gene F. Napoliello, NJ HOSA State Advisor

"Frank Kitchen is personable and able to make meaningful connections with educators, school leaders, and students alike. He is a dynamic presenter and storyteller with relatable experiences and life lessons that audience members can relate to. 

I was first introduced to Frank in 2012 at an FCCLA state conference that he keynoted. He captivated the audience with his powerful message. My students were talking about him for weeks after the event and referenced "bad apples" throughout the rest of the school year. A couple of years later, I took on the role of Educators Rising State Director and solicited Frank's services to assist in training high school leaders and to speak at our state conferences. Frank has a natural and authentic style and is able to deliver meaningful nuggets of wisdom with ease while incorporating humor and laughter. His ability to introduce concepts in a fresh and entertaining way is key to his success in influencing those in his presence. I highly recommend Frank Kitchen and his services." - Rachael Mann, Career & Technical Education Expert and Consultant

 

 Businesses and Professional Organizations

"Frank is a great storyteller, and a true motivator. He engages audiences with his tremendous energy, encouraging active participation and self-analysis by the participant. It's hard to walk away from one of his presentations without some new insight into yourself, or a commitment to action!" - David Cattani, Department of Labor

"Frank has and continues to inspire me to reach my potential. He's one of the most motivating, insightful, and enthusiastic people I know. I feel very fortunate to have Frank as a mentor and friend." - Katie Spotz, Speaker and Author

"Frank is the complete package! He has the personality, integrity, creative ideas and is a great speaker. He completes any task at hand and strives to be the best at whatever he does. It sure doesn't hurt that he has a heart of gold as well. I would recommend Frank to be hired and put in front of any crowd!" Kara Stoughton- Grosso, President of Southern Persistence LLC/Founder and Partner with Ldara International

"Frank is a charismatic and thought provoking public speaker. We've shared the stage at many conventions and he is terrific!" - Peter Bielagus, Speaker and Author

"You have definitely inspired me to pursue my passion for motivational speaking and start the Beyond Business Institute" Greg Rudolph

"His presentation helped to change the culture of our stores through positive attitudes and communication."Brandon Ramsey, Microsoft Stores Business Representative

“Frank took the time to prepare and understand our group. He tailored the presentation to fit the daily lives and jobs of the audience and made “Kitchen Sink” leadership applicable to them. His energy was fantastic and he was a great presenter to end our program!” - Stacy Householder , National Conference of State Legislatures

"Frank exudes enthusiasm and energy!  He was the keynote presenter for our general session on opening night at our statewide conference and engaged the crowd immediately.  His encouragement for us to “finish the race” set the stage for a great time of learning at the conference.  Frank has a positive disposition and attendees were responsive to him. He led sessions for adults and students and fascinated both audiences.  I highly recommend him for other keynote opportunities." - Rachel Rutledge, South Carolina Department of Education, Office of Career and Technology Education


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