Lisa Newcomb

Vice President-US Bank

“A great keynote presentation-fantastic event. Very positive evaluations! Scott was a pleasure to work with and our attendees were riveted as he spoke on leadership, communication and individual growth”



Krista Williams – Corporate Sales Manager – Schroeder Moving Systems/United Van Line

“A business colleague of mine recently raved about Scott’s presentation as a keynote speaker at a conference she attended. She was so impressed that she recommended I reach out to him to present. I am so glad that I did. Scott gives an amazing presentation that is well suited for business professionals,  leaders and all levels of employees. I highly recommend hiring Scott to speak at your company or event. He is very relatable and friendly, and creates a great rapport with the audience. The messages he conveys stays with you long after his presentation and will leave you thinking and motivated long after the meeting has ended.”


Thank you for participating as a speaker during the 32nd Annual Kentucky SHRM Conference in Louisville August 30- September 1, 2016. Below is an evaluation summary for your presentation, as well as the overall evaluation score. You will also find all general comments about the conference and those comments specifically about your presentation. We strive for all speakers to attain a score of 4.0 or above. (On a 1 – 5 scale, with 1 = poor and 5 = excellent.)

32nd Annual Kentucky SHRM Conference

August 30- September 1, 2016

Workshops: Motivating, Mentoring & Managing Multi- Generations                  


 Attendees: 715

Returned Evaluations:  217

Your Average Evaluation Score (out of a possible 5)

Session 1: 4.63



“Great info, great to have info to take back”

“Excellent! Very fun and engaging”


“Very insightful”

“Very interesting!”
“Great tools to take back to work”

“Great presenter and good information- made it entertaining”

“Very knowledgeable”

“Good information review. Great presenter. Would love to see more scenario role play!”


Overall Conference Rating: Out of a possible 5.0

Conference Handout Material 4.02

Program Content Rating 4.29

Overall Program Rating 4.30

Sharmy Carr | Manager, Seminars and Events
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce


Jamin Hoffman – Administrator – National Honor Society

“Our group enjoyed Scott’s keynote presentation immensely. It was inspiring and educational. We left feeling more motivated and he gave us some great new tools to utilize.”


Alannah McReavey – Vice President Business Banking – PNC Bank

“Scott Lesnick is a masterful storyteller who captured the audience the moment he introduced himself. He is a very interesting and informative speaker who did a wonderful job of taking us along on his journey. He asked thoughtful questions along the way so that we too could think about our own actions and feelings. He left us all wanting more…..”


David Spector, SPHR I employment manager, SHRM 
The Bon*Ton Stores Incorporated

“Scott’s keynote presentation was full of information designed to encourage our attendees to learn new methods to gain their manager’s confidence, as well as increase confidence in their own skills. Using the ideas you provided in your presentation, our attendees will certainly become the one to shine in their offices when they return to work following our conference and showcase their new skills!”

“We booked Scott Lesnick for our statewide annual meeting based upon repeated, glowing recommendations from one of our chapters. Scott communicated regularly with our Program Chair and the conference venue to make the logistics of Kidjacked and Winning Your Manager’s Confidence a breeze for us. His program summaries also qualified for continuing education credits.

He spent some social time with our group in advance of his presentations, which made us friends before he ever spoke a word into the microphone. His management background, stories, and breakout exercises imparted important professional lessons about focus, communication, change management, and perseverance.

In a world full of challenges, Scott’s fundamental reminders to “Never Give Up” are crucial to personal and professional success. I would heartily recommend him to any group!”


Mark A Moya, Honeywell CESCP Electrical Engineer III Honeywell Technology


Region VIII VPPPA Chairperson

“Scott recently presented a keynote in Denver during our Make it Safe, Make it Home conference.  Before he even stepped foot on stage he took the time to do his homework and learn all about our association and membership which proved valuable as he was able to connect and engage the audience.  In addition, he willing accepted an invitation to support us by instructing a breakout session on another of his topics to a well attended crowed.  Besides he’s remarkable story, his speaking style captures you and takes you along for the ride.  Scott is not only professional a but real leader.  He intertwines himself with the attendee’s challanges and goals!   Scott will come in as your speaker but leave as your friend.”


Scott is a very engaging presenter. Our conference attendees could not wait here him speak and find out what happened at the end of his story! He was also very professional, spent time with our attendees and well prepared.

Kristen Robinson, PHR, SHRM-CP

Employment & Training Specialist

Human Resources


Debbie McDonald CDM, CFPP

TXANFP Spokesperson/Program Coordinator /National Chair

TXANFP members rated you as one of the best speakers. You tailored the presentations to our association and that was commendable. You set the tone for a successful conference. A wonderful keynote!

During the planning process you were one of the most committed speakers I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. Your willingness to help us prior to the conference was very much appreciated. Mr. Lesnick you showed that you believe in the Association of Nutrition & Food Service Professionals and you were not offering a service just for money. Your willingness to work with us financially was over and beyond you were very much deserving of more.   I wish all the speakers I work with could be as generous and caring about the outcome of their efforts as you are.

I highly recommend you to all chapters of the Association of Nutrition & Food Service Professionals. We look forward to having you as a speaker in the coming year.”


Katie Staffeldt, CPP

President, American Payroll Association

Scott Lesnick is a very dynamic speaker. We were privileged to have him as our keynote speaker at the 23rd Annual Illinois Statewide Payroll Conference recently.  He shared a very personal story based on a book he wrote about his own life experience to “Never give up”.   I  read his book “Kidjacked ~ a Fathers Story” before the conference, new where he was going and how it ended but was still very moved by his presentation and actionable takeaways.  Scott was able to bring various stages on how and why not to give up.  He has motivated our members to work hard on achieving their CPP’s by never giving up.  We have received great feedback on Scott’s presentation.


Lynne Woida, CAP-OM – President Wisconsin Division IAAP


“Inspirational, thought-provoking, fascinating are all words I would use to describe the captivating story that Scott Lesnick tells through his very personal experience.
A great fit for HR Professionals and more. The structure of his prose brings the audience into his world where he takes everyone on a journey in a profoundly difficult time in his life and vividly illustrates how he persevered and overcame major obstacles. His story is the quintessential basis for pursuing your passion(s) professionally and personally especially if things appear bleak.”



Tony Perk – President – SDANFP

“Scott was our keynote speaker for the SDANFP 2014  conference. Scott has an amazing story to share, but what equally impressed us was the time that he took to get to know our members at the conference. The entire time Scott was there, he was getting to know everyone by constantly moving from table to table and talking to individuals. Due to Scott’s personable nature, his story and topics available for his breakout sessions, I can’t recommend him enough! It was a pleasure getting to know him!”


Julie MacDonald, CDM, CFPP – President – ANFP

“Scott Lesnick was a keynote and breakout speaker for our Spring ANFP meeting and did an excellent job. I would highly recommend him for a motivational speaker for almost any group. Our whole group gave him top ratings on the evaluation.”



“If you’re looking for a speaker to motivate your audience, contact Scott Lesnick. More than a motivational speaker, Scott speaks from the heart with passion, sharing a powerful, real-life success story on persistence and how never to give up. He was a hit at our annual fall conference.”

Laurie Gambino, CDM, CFPP – Association of Nutrition and Food Service Professionals 

“When Scott paused momentarily in his presentation, you could’ve heard a pin drop.  He is a gifted speaker with a heart-wrenching story – one that brought tears and
‘goose bumps’ to the businesswomen gathered at our luncheon.  His amazing journey to get his children safely back home is a lesson on never giving up – no matter how many hurdles need to be jumped.”

Dorothy Bliskey – Women in Management

“Scott volunteered to become a facilitator for our ‘Dad Matters’ fatherhood group.  Within weeks of his training he had become comfortable and knowledgeable with the materials, and aware of the needs of individuals in the group. He has the ability to relate to people no matter their background. When confronted with a tough situation he is open to taking counsel and adapting his approach to fit the needs of those in the group. Scott enjoys people and makes them feel at ease.  It is apparent that Scott cares deeply about helping people to better themselves and those around them.”

Tom Weber – Program Director – The Parenting Network

“I couldn’t put the book down – I started it when I got home from the meeting and finished it the next night! I hated to stop reading once I started. I’ve now passed it on to my sister. I would have had a hard time believing it was true if I had not met you; so difficult to fathom something like this happening in our own backyard. I was with a group of friends later that week and I was telling them about the book. They also were astonished that it was a true ‘story’.
I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation at our meeting. Truly defines the meaning of ‘never give up’. With determination, faith and trust – no matter how unfair or impossible a situation seems – obstacles CAN be overcome!”

Dawn Funk – Director of Member Services – Fond du Lac Credit Union

“Scott has an unbelievable story.  His speaking style is engaging and dramatic.  He leaves audience members wanting more.”

Lori Burgess – Support Services Coordinator – Fond du Lac Public Library

“Scott spoke to our staff about managing stress and focusing on what is truly important in our life. It was great!
His message resonated and we all took away tools to help keep ourselves grounded in a job/environment that is very challenging, stressful and rewarding.”

Chris Loberg – Food Service Manager/Health & Safety Committee Chairperson – Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility

“For our National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, Scott provided just the right mix of advice and motivation for our students – encouraging and directing the students to go out and seek opportunities to help others, without seeming too “fatherly.” I received many positive comments from the School Board members, school administrators, parents and students in

attendance. We would be delighted to have him back again in the future!”


Rabbi Gil-Ezer Lerer – Milwaukee, WI

“Scott is very passionate about his topic of never giving up. I feel as though I can accomplish a lot more after listening to him. I was very moved by his words. Bravo!”

Elizabeth MacCrimmon – Owner – The Chocolate Chisel

“Scott Lesnick spoke at our 40Plus Group.  His engaging style, targeted content and informative message worked well for our audience.  He had prepared a thoughtful program and also answered our group’s questions with humor and ease.  I would recommend him for your next event.”