Words From Past Audiences
"He was very good at holding everyone's attention throughout. He would be a great person to bring back in the future."
"I saw kids participate that I NEVER would have imagined!"
"We can't even begin to put into words how much we enjoyed having you with us in IGH last week. You bring tremendous energy and passion when you talk with people and so many of our students and community members were impacted on some level with what you said."
"Every student I talked to said you were the best speaker we've ever had!!"
"I have always been the bully and now you really made me see that I need to change. Thank you!"
"Thank you for saving my life!"
"Getting a reaction from these students is a true miracle in itself... and you did it. You have a message and a gift Cory and I hope you get plenty of opportunities to share it."
"Dear Cory, I would like to thank you for the speech you made at my school today. It really changed my perspective on things in life and now I know it’s really ok to be me and not have to be like people think I need to be to fit in. Thank you again."
"Awesome! I loved the engagement/energy spender at the beginning. His story was relatable and his message to Find Your Harness was powerful yet succinct. Super impressed with how he handled our highly disrespectful students in the front row."
"Cory had our students' attention throughout his entire presentation which is not an easy feat. I heard more positive feedback from students about the event than any speaker we've had. Cory really made an impact on Princeton High School."
"Following Cory's program, our students reported to their teachers that the presentation touched a chord with them. One student shared with our guidance counselor that the program made him realize he wasn't taking advantage of the opportunities his parents gave him and he wanted help in being accountable for his education. I have used his presentation as a springboard for discussions on students' actions and their effects on others. I recommend Cory Greenwood for presentations to teenagers! His program helped our students better understand themselves and those around them."
"He was the first speaker to get to me and he should be brought back next year."
"I think he was the BEST speaker we have ever had!"
"Cory the day you came to my school I was seriously thinking about ending my life but you changed my mind and that night I was able to stop one other person from hurting their self."
"I had an overwhelming number of students come to me and talk about how great of a presentation it was and how impacted they were by Cory’s words. It generated multiple 20-minute conversations throughout the remainder of my day. This was something the students and staff strongly needed and are benefiting from and will continue to benefit from."
"I had the privilege of hearing Cory speak to over 3000 high school students. He speaks to students on their level and relates to them by understanding the pressures of high school, appearances, family relationships, etc. Students heard the message from Cory and their peers that they do matter. Cory shows genuine passion about seeing students overcome the struggles they're facing and knowing that they matter. I highly recommend Cory to any organization that is looking for a positive impact."
" First I need to say great job Cory. I have heard so many positive comments; you really got to these kids! They have said it was great to hear a “real” story, someone who actually gets it. You made yourself real to these kids and “not just another pep talk”. This makes me so happy as a mom that this is something that will stick with the kids and to me as a board member of the James McKnight Suicide Awareness Group proud to have been able to bring this to the kids! Your message is making a difference. Keep it up and keep telling your story. Thank you so much!"
"We have had nothing but amazing feedback from the conference. Thank you for doing what you do. A real class act."
"He changed the way I look at my life, and how important absolutely everything I do can impact so many people."
"The students really enjoyed your presentation, and more importantly, it made an impact as several parents mentioned that their child came home and was talking about the presentation."
"Cory's message is clear and was received overwhelmingly well by our 6-12 grade students. After his presentation we had a number of staff share with us how thankful they were that we were able to bring Cory in. Please consider bringing Cory in to your school. More students need to hear his message!"
"I thought it was the best speaker we have had in my 14 years of teaching in Belle Plaine. Maybe even in all of my years teaching."
"I thought your speech would be boring but I came out crying instead. Thanks for coming and I hope you can come here again!"