The Power to Stand
Chris Norton Text Reviews
I simply cannot say enough about Chris's presentation to all of our staff. The people at NCAA National Office work everyday to try to make the experiences for students and student athletes better in every way they can and to hear Chris's story of inspiration, perseverance, and faith and how he was able to rise above extraordinary odds to be as successful as he is today is quite amazing. He left my staff feeling so good about what they do and why they do it. His presentation was exactly what I was hoping it would be.
Mark Emmert, President - NCAA
His speech was moving and provided our attendees with terrific encouragement as they gear up for the busy season in our industry. There were not many dry eyes in attendance, and he received a well-deserved, lengthy standing ovation. The feedback we received hours after the event was universally positive, and I am happy to recommend him in this capacity without any reservations. If you are looking for a keynote speaker will inspire your audience and provide lasting encouragement, you would be well served to contact Mr. Norton.
Brian Gillette, COO - Group Benefits Ltd.
Chris Norton shared the story of his will to stand. It's a powerful story of determination, focus, courage, perseverance, faith and an iron will. Chris is funny, he's humble, he's real. He connects to people. During his presentation, Chris took our team on a journey from lying lifeless on a football field, through a courageous recovery to standing and walking across the stage to receive his diploma. It was emotional. It was impactful. He inspired each of us in attendance to overcome our own obstacles.
Mike Mallaro, CEO - VGM Group, Inc.
I highly recommend Chris Norton to come and inspire your student athletes. I have been in charge of hiring speakers at Saint Leo for over 10 years and Chris was one of the best we have had. He kept the undivided attention of over 300 college athletes for over an hour. His story and message, as well as the fact that he is close to their age, makes him a perfect fit for a student athlete presentation.
Barbara Wilson, MA ATC/L Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine - Saint Leo University
Chris was a truly extraordinary speaker for the NCAA national office. He was very thoughtful in tailoring his message to our staff. This, combined with his highly engaging nature, led to a truly successful event many staff said that this year's Staff Appreciation Day was one of the best, and this can be credited to Chris's ability to tell an incredibly captivating and inspiring story.
Lisa Curry, Administrative Assistant Executive Office - NCAA
The connection between Chris and our store managers was instant. He is an honest and uplifting speaker, and his themes of attitude, effort, and purpose can be used in business and everyday life. Chris certainly instilled a lasting impact, and we all left feeling inspired and motivated to more for our fellow employees and customers.
Fred Greiner, President and COO - Fareway Stores
Chris Norton delivers an 'open-book' presentation that hits home! His story and his life are a demonstration of the power of perseverance, desire, will and faith. Chris's 'stand-up' response to adversity applies to any challenge you, or your organization, may face. His message resonated across the diverse audience we were able to expose to his great message.
Joshua Schmidt, Director of Human Resources - Viking Pump & Wright Flow Technologies
I've heard nothing but positive things since you've been on campus. Several of our coaches have commented on how great your message was for our student athletes in attendance and several of those athletes have talked about what an impact you made while visiting campus. The student leaders from our clubs have thanked us for bringing you in and those that missed out asked when we are going to do something like this again so they can attend. Needless to say, you made an impact on everyone in attendance with your story.
Seth Vander Tuig, Associate Director - Student Life Kirkwood Community College