We loved Joe Serio’s presentation! He was the perfect speaker for our leadership summit: inspiring, insightful, and entertaining. I appreciated that Joe was very well prepared and easy to work with. I enthusiastically recommend him to other meeting professionals and association executives who are looking to add a leadership component to their conferences.
— Tricia Hall, Executive Director, Texas Pediatric Society
I want to thank you for the great presentation today. It’s not quite often I meet speakers who can not only deliver a great presentation but also have the ability to provide immediate impact on an organization! It was above and beyond the standard of excellence! Extraordinary! Thank you.
— Ed Trevis, President and CEO, Corvalent
I wanted to thank you for speaking at the Annual Conference in Springfield, MO. Your luncheon keynote address was very well received. A number of people told me you did an excellent job delivering your remarks. One participant said he looked forward to you becoming a household name across the country. He was taken by your message and approach. I have to say that playing the harmonica to illustrate your points was quite a surprise, one that made a deep impression on the audience. Thank you again for contributing to our program and making it a memorable luncheon for the members.
— Art Leonardo, Executive Director, North American Association of Wardens & Superintendents
I wanted to thank you for sharing your powerful story and message at our annual Fall Conference. Your inspiring words renewed our motivation to face the many challenges our industry faces. You are truly an inspiration to all of us!
— Shannon Crossland, President, Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Thank you for kicking off our Newly Elected Officials’ Conference with such energy and humor! You set an upbeat tone with your wonderful wit and enthusiasm that carried throughout the entire two-day program. And your workshops have been extremely well received by our city officials. Conferences featuring leadership and communication would do well to have you onboard.
— Christina Corrigan, Deputy Executive Director, Texas Municipal League
Your presentations were a hit! In my 6 years of presiding over these meetings, I've never had so many compliments. The members were all a dither. In our quest for professional knowledge, we've overlooked the person. These presentations spoke to their inner selves.... We'd be tickled to have you come again.
— John Shrader, President, Texas Environmental Health Association, Gulf Coast Chapter
Joe Serio is a powerful, passionate, and persuasive speaker, and his ability to inspire our leadership institute class was remarkable. His ability to relate personal experiences provided great examples to illustrate his talking points. Joe connected well with the audience. I would highly recommend him.
— George Linial, President, LeadingAge Texas
It seems everyone I talk to wanted me to express appreciation for your inspiring presentation last week. Some of our team members were at a standstill in their progress. Your ability to present leadership in such an unique and interesting way help to motivate everyone. Your enthusiasm is contagious, and I hope to use your suggestions as I begin developing a strategy to reenergize my own career.
— Marlin Suell, Lieutenant, Fort Bend ISD Police Department
Testimonials from the audience
I enjoyed your presentation—it had a big impact on me and what I believe about myself. I plan on making no more excuses for myself and will be all I can be in not only my career but every aspect of my life. I met with my highest two managers yesterday and told them about a new direction for my office and some big things that we are going to accomplish. They were very excited about it.
— Jeff May, McKinney, TX
In the back of my mind, I still hear you saying, "You can do it!" I never believed that I was capable of all these things. Learning to manage my time, set priorities, and, most importantly, follow through has definitely been worth it. No matter how many times I fall I will keep getting up to face my fears. It feels good to give your best regardless of what everyone else is doing. I am getting an award for excellence next week!
— Kandy Buntyn, Houston, TX
Joe, things are going great. Since your program, I have dropped 30 lbs. in 3 months and have recently started lifting weights for the first time in almost 20 years. I am doing all I can to further my education, and, most importantly, working on my relationship with my wife and kids, making it the best it can be and being a better example to them (it’s improving every week). Thank you for everything. You’ve inspired me to change my life.
— Matt Bell, Tyler, TX
Thanks so much. The program, the books, and the 14-day challenge changed my life. I've shared what I learned from you both each time someone asks why I'm always smiling. I can't thank you enough for how you have touched my life in such a magnificent way.
— Linda Hollingsworth, Memphis, TN
All I can say is WOW! You really changed my outlook on a lot of things. I took the tips home even after only applying them for a few days already see a difference. Combined with all the things you said, the breakout sessions, me reading the book cover to cover, and me getting back to the basics I have found a whole new lease on life. I can see that there is a life out there again just waiting to be lived! I had lived with the gloom and doom for so long that it feels like a veil has been lifted from over my life and a huge weight has lifted from my shoulders.
— DeeAnna Davis, Memphis, TN
★★★★★ This guy has an AMAZING presentation! Looking forward to working with him again in the future. If you need leadership motivation, get this guy to your office. HE’S THAT GOOD!
— Roy Williams, Jr. , Grand Prarie, TX
I just wanted to take a quick minute to THANK YOU so much for the very informative and inspiring session. I can truly say that yours was, by far, the most fun and interesting one that I have participated in. I am certain that I will put to use, both professionally and personally, what I learned. Thank you for providing such a wonderful experience.
— Lori Anne Haines, Miami, FL
Your session was great. There is some friction between management and employees at work, and your views have given me a path towards potential solutions.
— Clay Loach, Ontario, CA