"The presentations provided by Christopher Collins are phenomenal. He is able to engage students in an interactive presentation that allows them to view leadership in a different light. The students continue to talk about the presentation and their experience months afterward!"
Ashley, Residence Hall Director - St. Edward's University
“I feel that his delivery was lively and engaging. He had a way of pulling us in and keeping us interested. I was inspired to learn about my strengths and weaknesses and how to improve on them.”
Keyta, Student - St. Mary’s University
“Loved it! Chris did an awesome job. I thought the message was brought home, allowing me to reflect about my life, dreams, and influences. He connected with us and was very informative. Thanks for challenging how I think and giving me the tools to reach higher”
Student - Big XII Student Leadership Conference
“For the first time ever I actually remembered what a speaker said after they were done talking!! Chris’ presentation helped my attitude towards school change for the better.”
Kyle, Student - Cypress Springs, H.S.
"Chris used a high level of audience participation, props, and high energy. The presentation was among the most engaging I have seen in a long time- excellent! I observed Chris mingling with the students prior to the presentation, and (he) was very willing to stay after the presentation to talk with students and continue the conversations. I know my students were appreciative of his willingness to do this. (Chris’ message was) very relevant- students often struggle with how to feel empowered to create change, and the presentation directly addressed this."
Julie LeBlanc, Assistant Director of Leadership - University of Tampa
"The presentation exceeded my expectations because this was my first time hiring a keynote speaker for the leadership conference and I was able to see a change in the conversation after the keynote this year from before. Students were more engaged and ready to learn because of the encouraging and upbeat message they received that day. I would recommend this presentation to my colleagues because Chris is personable, easy to work with and flexible. I would also recommend this presentation because the content is applicable to any campus around the U.S"
Patrice Abner, Leadership Coordinator - University of North Texas
“I THOUGHT YOUR PRESENTATION WAS AMAZING!.... When I walked into the classroom and listened and observed you in your zone the first thing I thought was man this makes me want to go back to school, and have you as a teacher! I've heard a lot of speakers in the past 2 years and you are the ONLY one that actually caught my attention. I had fun and at the same time I was learning. I could also tell that you enjoy what you do as well.”
Rayna Dubose, Motivational Speaker - www.raynadubose.net
“(Chris) presented a great blend of professionalism & approachability…that’s fairly rare. I was present for the presentation done by Chris last year & I loved it. I was eager for this year’s presentation, and I was pleased that the material was different but equally informative and interactive.”
Director - Texas Residence Hall Association Conference
"Chris was friendly, easy to work with, and well-prepared for an engaging presentation. Students had great things to say about the speaker after the fact. I would definitely recommend him!"
Roland Nunez, Director of Student Involvement - University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma
"In previous years, we have had a comedian at this time in the camp. We wanted to replace that with a speaker that would leave the students with a takeaway to help them better transition to college and learn what it will take to be successful as they start college. I believe we got that and more with Chris. He provided great content in a fun and engaging way. Many of our Eagle Camp leaders were hesitant when I told them that this year we would be having a speaker instead of the comedian, but after the presentation, they all said this was one of their favorite things at Eagle Camp. Chris had everyone’s attention at the beginning and had the students wanting more as he ended. I hope that I am able to use Chris again!"
Josh, Coordinator - University of North Texas
"I want to give you a HUGE thank you and shout-out. Your evaluations were off the charts – literally. There were a couple of students who weren’t content to give you a 5 (the top choice). They rated you at a 6!! With all the positive feedback, we will definitely find a way to partner again in the future."
Laramie, Coordinator - Dean of Students Office Texas State University
"Chris kept me completely interested, he was so engaging, wonderful sense of humor. Really down to earth, very outgoing and relatable to us (students). He’s freaking hilarious! I would love to see him again, he made it interesting and enjoyable"
Melissa, Student - University of Georgia
"I sat in on 2 of your workshops today. You really inspired me to be a better mentor and expect more from my mentors. I will be sharing H.A.R.M with every student leader I know. Thank You for taking the time out to join PBL national fall leadership conference."
Khadijah Nuriddin, Albany State College Student - FBLA-PBL NFLC
"One thing I will always remember from Stay in H.A.R.M's way is how to set W.O.W. goals! I am surrounding myself with people who will help me become successful and complete my W.O.W. goals. The information was relevant and can be applied to every club on campus. If the clubs that attended spread the knowledge, the overall quality of the University of Portland community will be better."
Nathan, Student - University of Portland
"I had the honor of watching your presentation on student leadership during the Residence Hall Association's (RHA) annual Spring Leadership Development Day (LDD). First off, I would just like to thank you for your support of our organization and for your amazing presentation! I learned so much and am very eager to apply these skills to my work in RHA. I especially enjoyed your closing monologue, where you tried to make one of the members of our executive board break a 2 x 4. you empowered student leaders to act, give them all of the necessary tools to succeed."
Nikhil, Student - Rutgers University
"I will never forget the HARM acronym, the title alone really grabbed my attention. I will be more focused on quality over quantity and have more focused efforts in my orgs. I realized that I don't have to be a 'superman' student leader, but do what I can and do it in excellence! This was what our exhausted leadership needed to hear."
Joshua, Student Conference Coordinator - Western Kentucky University
"Yes! We are focusing more on engaging and retaining students, this message was right on! Chris is engaging, he cares and it shows! Good speaker, very motivational! Awesome presenter! He helped us see our role and how we fit in the bigger picture of the college." - Staff from Kaskaskia College after Staff Development Presentation
"[Chris was] full of positive energy, engaging and interactive. Your presentation gave me the motivation to keep striving for excellence and to become better leaders. It was like you were speaking directly to me, because it seems like the week before I wanted to just give up... you just reassure me that in life there will be obstacles but I already have what it takes to overcome them!"
Shemika, Team Lead - Baylor College of Medicine