First Deaf Player in NBA History
Lance Allred Text Reviews
I wanted to tell you thank you so much for agreeing to come and speak to our employees. We have heard nothing but great things from those who attended. In fact I would say it was the highlight of the week overall.
Lance Allred came to our school and spoke to our students following a crisis on campus. With short notice, Lance was able to rearrange his schedule and help our students through this difficult time. His story of perseverance and standing up against bullying both captivated and helped our students process a vast number of emotions. Lance was charismatic, endearing and his speech deeply heartfelt, inspiring the students and the staff. I strongly recommend him.
Kelly Tauteoli, Principal - Park Lane Elementary School
Lance was engaging, enlightening and motivating. During the presentation, the students were truly engaged, participatory and inspired to participate and in some cases, moved to tears. There are lessons from Lance’s presentations that fit in to everyone’s life in some aspect or another. People are better off after learning from Lance’s message- life’s lessons for everyone!
Dr. Anthony Grieco, Executive Director - Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18
Lance spoke to our high school and what was really impressive is that he used his principles and experiences and merged them with our schools keys in a seamless manner. It set the tone for our year and our students have asked me numerous times if we could have him back. At the end of the presentation students were lined up to talk to Lance. Several students shared their own story and opened up to him in a very intimate and personal way. He talked with these students with empathy and understanding and they were validated in that exchange.
Brett T. Wilson, Principal/CEO - Academy for Math, Engineering and Science
As a high school principal and state leadership director, I have had the opportunity to hear many presenters and speakers. Not all of them have a message worthy of taking up academic instruction time. Our assembly time with Lance was well spent as we took the time to focus on the emotional well-being of our students. There is much more to Lance than just being the first deaf player in the NBA as he shared a powerful message with our student body who was still suffering the effects of two student suicides the previous year. Lance is able to reach across a wide range of listeners; including parents. I hope to work with Lance for years to come as he continues to share his message of perseverance with others.
Charisse Hilton, Executive Director - Utah Association for Student Councils
Lance spoke at our training retreat for the Southern Utah University Presidential Ambassadors (18-22). We were looking to start our year off with an attitude of success and hard work and that is exactly what Lance taught these students. He was real and genuine and each one of these students took something different away from his story and could relate to his diverse life experiences. The students loved the opportunity to hear from him and his lessons will be something we will pull from for the entire year. I would highly recommend Lance for your speaking experience.
Amie Tukuafu, Admissions Counselor - Southern Utah University
Lance spoke to our students in the Advanced Leadership Program in the Park City School District. He was easily their favorite speaker of the year. Not only was his insight extremely valuable to them when it came to defining what makes a leader, but his personal anecdotes and experiences around the globe give him the credibility that many pretend to have. He is the real deal. He has walked the walk, and that puts him head and shoulders, both literally and figuratively, above the rest when it comes to speakers.
Moe Hickey, President - Park City School Board
Lance Allred was easily one of the best presentations I have ever heard a speaker give to such an audience. It's no easy feat to talk to teenagers and not only keep their undivided attention, but to also connect with them on a personal level. He did so without ever talking down to them. As well, Lance was just as rewarding for us teachers and administrators because he was still resonating with us on an adult level. He had both teachers and students crying and laughing. I strongly recommend Lance, knowing he will have a huge impact on our younger generation.
Marilyn Williams, Principal - Canyons School District
Lance was completely authentic and honest, which is what kids gravitate to immediately. The message Lance is giving to young people (and older people like me) is not only uplifting, but goes to the heart of finding out who we are and why we all have value.
Tabb George, Customer Relations Coordinator - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah
Lance recently was our motivational speaker and emcee for our awards dinner. His not was not only motivational, but touched our hearts. It gave purpose back to the attendees in reminding them that their work is meaningful. Lance was the real deal and he was an inspiration to all of us at Costco.
Jill Olson, Event Director - Costco
Lance is truly an inspiration! Not only is he one of the most authentic individuals I have had the privilege of working with, he offers a unique perspective based on his powerful life experiences.
Brandon Fugal, Chairman - Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors
Lance doesn't just talk about inspiring leadership, he demonstrates it in the way he connects with his audience. After hearing him speak, I feel more focused on how I can be more authentic in all of my interactions, and how to be guided by the belief that anything truly is possible.
Lisa Chapman, VP Franchise Leadership - Coca-Cola
I took a leap of faith in contracting with Lance as a keynote speaker because I had no prior experience in hearing him speak. Lance was a fantastic speaker for our group of 150 college students. He interacted with the students and was able to get a good feel for what we wanted and didn't use a canned message. He was able to tell his story, while really connecting to the students. He was funny, inspiring, empathetic and real. His content was thought provoking, motivating and really connected to many of the messages of the conference and the company. We look forward to having Lance back next year!
Kristin Schmidt, Event Planner - Ernst and Young
Lance, simply put, is a rockstar in a button up shirt. When he speaks, the audience never takes their eyes off of him. He has the ability of carrying many streams of intricate thought without convoluting them and applying them to everyone in the room. Again Rockstar.
Kristi Worful, Director of Corporate Wellness - VASA Fitness
For many people it will seem ironic that some of the basketball teams Lance played for asked their only legally deaf player to be their go-to media person. Ironic because you wouldn't expect a deaf man to be an effective communicator and a great storyteller. But Lance is masterful. He has the ability to observe the world around him, draw analogies, precipitate stories, and apply timely lessons in leadership, persistence, and achieving your dreams. I would gladly put every student, entrepreneur, and executive I know into Lance's audience. If you've ever felt like an underdog in life--and who hasn't--here's one deaf guy you've got to hear from.
David Brake, CEO - The Grandview Group
Lance's approach to motivational speaking is the best I have ever experienced! Our entire audience was captivated from beginning to end and were left feeling motivated and inspired by his story. Lance is so personable, raw and honest throughout the entire presentation! Everyone could not stop raving about how much they enjoyed Lance and his message. Thanks for keeping it real Lance! Hope to hear him speak again in the near future.
Nikki Firth, Event Coordinator - CaptionCall
Lance, you have an incredible story and a kind heart. Thank you again for helping us create an experience for our employees they will not soon forget and for being so great to all who wanted to talk with you.
Jennifer - American Express