Testimonials for Frank Kitchen



Frank gave a keynote at our annual Sales Kickoff and it was a blast. He brings great energy in the room with his FRESH message and stories. Highly recommend Frank for motivational keynote speeches. Thank you Frank and wish you the best! - Karan Yaramada, CEO and President, Jade Global, Inc


We would like to thank Mr. Frank Kitchen for being our Guest Speaker and his discussion on how we can all live FRESH (Focused, Resourceful, Enthusiastic, Strong, and Honest). In addition, Mr. Kitchen mentioned how as leaders we must leverage every member of our team’s special abilities and talents to create positive results not just for the team but our Warfighters, Units, and Nation. The Leadership Training focused on our Army’s most important asset “Our People”, with the discussion geared around Teamwork, Communication, Creating Positive Cultures, and Talent Management. It was a powerful opportunity to conduct our annual winter offsite training preparing our Resource Management (RM) Professionals (Finance/Comptrollers) for the excitement of the coming year in 2020.  

- US Army Defense Resource Managers, Huntsville, Alabama


"Frank introduced the group to the idea of Living F.R.E.S.H. – Focused, Resourceful, Enthusiastic, Strong, Honest. He had all of us laughing and taking notes on how to be better at our jobs. But the best part is that iGO continued the learning with a post-lunch, hands-on workshop. Frank had all of us out of our seats playing games to meet new people and gain insight into our personalities and work styles. It was not like any session I’d ever seen at one of these conferences and I made at least four new friends while laughing and learning. What a great idea to encourage networking while also learning some new interpersonal skills!"

-Votem Corporation, Attendees of the 2019 International Association of Government Officials (IGO) Winter Conference

The CBR team has completed the incredible 9 months of customer service training with Frank Kitchen. It was a great experience of coming together to excel in our dedication to all our customers and each other. CBR was able to expand on our existing customer service skills and communication skills, while also learning new and unique ways to hone our talents to best serve our clients and be there for our teammates. Thank you, Frank, for helping our team to be the best we can by doing what we love most.  
- Creative Business Resources, Phoenix, Arizona


"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 lunchroom 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 students 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


"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


Frank Kitchen was the Keynote Speaker for the 2017 UC Merced Leadership Conference. Start to finish it was a pleasure to work with Frank. He was engaged and excited to be a part of our conference and inspire our students to Think Big and Lead Fresh. Frank went above and beyond expectations from creating a pre-conference welcome video to talking with students all day and after the conference had concluded. His message was unique and relatable in his keynote and breakout sessions and students continue to talk about him close to a month later. I would strongly endorse his participation in any campus’s leadership events in the future.

Steve Lerer, Associate Director, Office of Leadership, Service, and Career, University of California Merced


"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 is a dynamic, engaging speaker that we felt very fortunate to have on our stage at the YEA! Tucson Commencement for Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation Young Entrepreneurs Academy in May 2018. His keynote presentation ("Live Fresh") was rated in high favor by our audience of graduates, parents, educators and the small business community. The motivational focus on entrepreneurship truly resonated with our young business owners and many more in our audience of who were seeking for expert advice on building their own brands while furthering their personal development. In a very "fresh", energizing session, Frank offered personal experiences and gave our graduates clear tips and actionable suggestions on how to implement his recommended strategies. I highly recommend Frank for your next event!" 

Stephanie Bermudez, Young Entrepreneurs Association Tucson


“Children’s Clinics hired Frank Kitchen for our annual all staff retreat and received rave reviews from everyone in attendance. In fact, Frank’s presentation was one of the most highlighted areas in our post-retreat employee satisfaction surveys. Frank’s energy, positivity, and passion led us through a successful event. Our staff left motivated and inspired and thoroughly enjoyed Frank’s presence. From our leadership at Children’s Clinics, we highly recommend Frank to anyone in need of a dynamic speaker. We will definitely consider him for future events. Five stars!"

Jared Perkins, CEO, Children’s Clinics, Tucson, Arizona


“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


"I was trying to plan a conference for my organization and desperately looking for speakers in the Phoenix area. I was given Frank Kitchen's information and after looking at his website I was so excited to speak with him. From our first conversation, Frank was beyond helpful and excited to help me. He made the planning process so easy.

 As the date of the conference arrived, I was really looking forward to Frank's presentation. Not only did Frank not disappoint, he knocked it out of the park! He had everyone's interest from the minute he started and kept everyone's interest for the entire presentation. The information he shared was so helpful to me as a business owner and learning to be the best leader I can be. Every review that our participants turned in, gave the highest reviews to Frank's presentation. 

Working with Frank and learning from him has truly been an honor. His knowledge is incredible and his approach to sharing it seems effortless. He is a natural teacher. I highly recommend getting to enjoy a presentation of his!"

- Susan Arnold, President of the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology

"Frank's enthusiasm is infectious and invigorating. Our local and state CTSO officers were on their feet and interacting like nothing I've seen before. Their excitement and passion through Frank resulted in numerous discussions and ideas to move their organizations forward to a new level. The local and state advisors were similarly inspired, and the State Department of Education and their CTE office thanked me for including Frank as a part of our leadership training opportunity.

Frank's interest in each student and adult who approached him individually was heartfelt, and he spent time with each attendee to share ideas and solutions for growth, leadership, and inspiration. His continued outreach after our event has been beneficial and appreciated."

Steven M. Cook, Alaska CTE Conference Planner

"In April 2019 Frank was the keynote speaker at the Spring Conference for the Missouri Association of Public Purchasing.  Frank lead three engaging and interactive session with our group of more than 80 members.  Frank was in attendance for our entire event and quickly became one of us!  I was very impressed that he attended many of our events to really get to know and network with our members.  Frank’s sessions were unique where he didn’t stand and teach us, he got our members up out of their chairs working together and in many cases, with people they don’t normally sit with.  Our attendees raved about Frank in our end of conference survey!  If you are looking for a F.R.E.S.H approach to leadership and development sessions F.R.A.N.K is your guy!"   

- Kara Daniel, Missouri Association of Public Purchasing


"I highly recommend Frank to anyone looking for an engaging and effective speaker or trainer. I've had the pleasure of working with Frank on numerous occasions over the last 3+ years. He has served our non-profit as a guest speaker and volunteer trainer for entrepreneurs preparing to give pitches for their businesses. Recently, Frank provided virtual training to our program participants on how to deliver a virtual pitch; a new and intimidating challenge for these entrepreneurs. Fortunately, Frank's engaging training style and effective speaking strategies prepared our program participants to confidently deliver their pitches over Zoom. Our organization trusts Frank to consistently deliver memorable trainings to the entrepreneurs we serve, whether in-person or virtually over video calls." 

- Richard Winnie, Director of Business Development, HustlePHX

"I had the pleasure of enjoying Frank's presentation at a conference I organized in Phoenix last year! He was an amazing presenter! Everyone loved his style and we learned so much from him! Frank has always been available to help me since we met. He helped me organize this year's speakers in another state!

Fast forward to this year when we were on lockdown. I was desperate for an amazing speaker on a specific topic for our organization. The minute I called Frank he was on it! He was able to organize a virtual conference in a week on the exact topic we needed. And yes, he again knocked it out of the park! Meeting Frank and having the honor to hear him speak has been a godsend! He has helped me and our organization in countless ways. His dynamic personality and vast knowledge is equally awesome whether he's presenting virtually or in person. Frank gives his all to every presentation!"

- Susan Arnold, President, American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA)


"These two gentlemen (Joint program with Joe Fingerhut) helped us through a “retreat” virtually to give us the resources to connect with youth virtually and instilled the motivation and inspiration back into 50 educators in Nevada! Super amazing training opportunity for the past 2 weeks! I’ve never had so much fun over a zoom meeting before!"

- Samantha Szoyka -Youth Program Coordinator, Partnership Carson City


Organizations Served

Associations and Conferences

Alpha Theta Lambda National Convention

American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology 

Arizona Association of Career and Technical Education

Arizona Association of Fundraising Professionals

Arizona Association of Junior High Student Councils State Conference

Arizona Association of Student Councils

Arizona Correctional Educators (ACE) Conference

Arizona DECA

Arizona Department of Education

Arizona Educators Rising

Arizona FCCLA

Arizona Fire Chiefs Association

Arizona Fire Service Administrative Professionals

Arizona Presenters Alliance

Arizona Skills USA

Arizona School Counselors Association

Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association

Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities National Convention

Australian Rotary Clubs

California Association of Directors for Activities

California Community College Student Affairs Association

Campus Computer Resellers Alliance National Conference

DECA Western Regional Conference

Educators Rising Ohio

Educators Rising Nebraska

Entrepreneurs Organization

FBLA-PBL National Leadership Conference

Florida HOSA State Leadership Conference

Georgia HOSA

Idaho Business Professionals Association

Illinois Society of Human Resource Managers

International Association of Government Officials

Lake County Educational Services Center

Lake County International Folk Festival

Leadership Association of Southern California Conference

Leadership Association of Student Councils

Lorain County Community College Staff Council

Medical Managment Group Association

Michigan HOSA

Missouri Association of Public Purchasing

National Auctioneers Association

National Association for Campus Activities National Convention

National Association for Campus Activities Regional Conferences

National Association of Student Councils National Conference

National Association of Workshop Directors

National Conference on Student Leadership

National Conference of State Legislatures

New Jersey HOSA

New Mexico Association of Elementary School Principals Conference

New Mexico FCCLA

Nevada Association of School Administrators

Nevada SkillsUSA

Nevada Speech and Pathology Association

Northeast Ohio Rotary District 6630

North Peoria Rotary

North Phoenix BNI

Nye Communities Coalition

Ohio Farm Bureau State Leadership Conference

Ohio Staff Council of Higher Education Conference

Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Conference

Ohio Charter School Leadership Association Conference

Ohio Recorders Association

Ohio University Staff Association

Oregon School Nutrition Association

Oregon Association of County Clerks

Park Central Toastmasters

Partnership Carson City

Peoria High School Future Farmers of America 

Southern Australia District 9520 District Conference

South Carolina Department of Education

South Carolina HOSA

South Carolina Association of Government Purchasing Officials

Squaw Peak Rotary

Texas Health Science Teachers Association

Utah Court Employees Conference

Utah Municipal Courts Association

Utah Justice Clerks State Conferences

Washington Financial Aid Association

Wisconsin Tech. College Leadership Conference

Wyoming Student Leadership Conference

Youngstown School Employees Union

Virginia Association of Career and Technical Education

Virginia DECA

Virginia HOSA


Albuquerque Public Schools

Brophy Preparatory School

Canyon Elementary School

Catalina Foothills High School

Crestwood High School

Foothill High School

Fulton Middle School

Hodgin Elementary School

Heritage Middle School

Hillcrest Academy

Imagine Schools Surprise Arizona

Lukachukai Community Schools

Madison #1 Middle School

Mountain Shadows Elementary School

New Day Academy Boarding and Day School

Painesville Local City Schools

Pinon Community School

Queen Creek Unified School District

Sandra Day O'Connor High School

Santa Fe Public Schools

Santa Cruz Elementary School District #28

Stanfield Schools

The Menaul School

Westwood High School IB Program

Wigwam Creek Middle School

Colleges and Universities

Albright College

Arizona State University

Aurora College

Blackhawk Technical College

Cabrini College

Canisius College

Cazenovia College

Central Michigan University

Century College

Colgate University

Cuyahoga Community College

Davenport University

Drew University

Edgewood College

Emporia State University

Eureka College

Franklin College

George Williams College

Graceland College

Grand Valley State University

Grand Canyon University

Gulf Coast State College

Hudson Valley Community College

Illinois College

Lakeland Community College

Lewis University

Lorain Community College

Northwestern University

Our Lady of the Lakes College

Ohio State University at Mansfield

Park University

Penn State University

Portland State University

Quincy University

Quinnipiac University

Rio Hondo College

Rutgers University at Newark

St. Louis Community College

Trine University

University of California at Merced

University of California at Riverside

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

University of Nevada Las Vegas

University of Akron

University of Wisconsin

University of Miami-Florida

University of Toledo

University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire 

Urbana University

Utah Valley University

Utica College

Villa Julie College

Wichita State University

Non-Profits and Governments

Arizona Down Syndrome Network

Arizona March of Dimes

Barry County Community Mental Health Authority & The Substance Abuse Task Force

Baseball Heritage Museum

Best Buddies Arizona

Best Buddies International

Better Business Bureau 

Boys and Girls Clubs of Lorain County

Compass Retreat Center

Children's Clinics

Crossroads of Lake County

Ft. McDowell/Yavapai Nation

Geneva Supply BizTank

Gila River Indian Community

Greater Phoenix MENSA

Hustle PHX

Lakeland Community College Teaching and Learning Center

Lorain County Job Development Center

Lorain County Library Association

Lorain County Skills Max

Mosaic Arizona

Ohio Rotary Clubs

Pascua Yaqui Tribe 

Salt Outreach

South Carolina Department of Education

Special Olympics Arizona

St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

The United States Army

The United Way of Lake County

Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Youth to Youth

Businesses and Corporations

Arizona’s Fastest Print Shop

Advanced Auctioneer Academy

Auctioneers and Appraisers Academy

B&B Demolition, LTD

Blacoh Industries

Call to Auction

Ceiphers Clothing

Challenger Space Center Arizona

Clean Comedy Club

Creative Business Resources

Crubell, Inc


Inked Cotton

Lego Kidsfest

Live Mas in Arizona

Jade Global

Magna Publications

MC Engineering 


Native Innovations

Nestle Corporation

Ready to Nosh Food Tours


Sigma C Enterprises


The Raven Group

Vertical Hiking Tours

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