TESTIMONIALS

Sean has traveled extensively sharing his story with individuals of all ages – at schools, companies, conferences, associations, annual luncheons… Below are some thoughts from those who have had the opportunity to hear Sean speak.

View Sean’s TED talk, “What makes you come alive?”

The insight Sean has into the world of career development is outstanding. The feedback from our group was all positive – everyone was enamored by Sean and thoroughly enjoyed his story. If you bring Sean in to speak to your group, you won’t be disappointed!
– Lettie Croskery, Human Resources Management Association of Lethbridge

“Without a doubt, one of the most productive activities we have ever done for our students.”
– Terry Underwood, Superintendent, EOC Tech

“Out of all of the conferences and out of all of the speakers we’ve had, Sean Aiken was and still is the leading speaker and audience preferred choice.”
– David Naylor, Health & Wealth Annex

“If you are looking for a speaker who will challenge, entertain and inspire your group, then look no further. Sean’s energetic and exciting keynote resonates with everyone on some level, regardless of age, gender, or socio-economic background.”
– Kristy Jacobs, Association of Municipal Employment Services

“Coming from the Career Development field we were uncertain on how to promote the event. We followed Sean’s ideas and suggestions and things just fell into place. Sean was amazing to work with and it was such a motivational evening with the numbers of attendees going beyond our expectations.”
– Diana Jolly, Employment Consultant, Parksville Career Centre

“Sean’s message really resonated with both students and staff at Wartburg College. Our campus is still abuzz from his fantastic presentation!”
– Michael C. Gleason, Wartburg College

“It is difficult to conceive of a 21st century classroom capable of empowering young people in the way that Sean’s journey, and his easygoing, affable delivery, make possible. I suspect it will be only a matter of time before his book, film (and presence via Skype, and other video conferencing tools), and message become ubiquitous in our schools.”
– Bryan Jackson, Teacher, Gleneagle Secondary School

“Sean won over our entire audience and had lines and lines of individuals waiting to meet him after our luncheon. I would highly recommend him for any speaking engagement, team-meeting or any other type of event. He is empowering, inspiring and an all-around great person!”
– Kristen Blessman, Goodwill Industries of Denver

“You have inspired my life. This is why I am emailing you today, to just say that I feel you are making a profound impact on students’ lives. I can only speak for myself, but I have taken a lot from your speech and I am honored to have met you.”
– Jantina, Student, University of Saskatchewan

“In a very personable, entertaining way, Sean puts a unique spin on an age-old truism: it’s not where you’re going, it’s how you get there. Clearly, his message resonates with all ages; in our case, drawing a packed house.”
– Brenda Tournier, Senior Manager, Alumni & Community Relations University of British Columbia – Okanagan

“Your presentation reminded me that no matter what your age it is never too late to seek out your dream.”
– Karen Saitowitz, Career Services Assistant

“Sean was the perfect fit for our event, everyone was inspired by his message and it could not have gone better. All the parents and youth who have spoken to me since the event have mentioned Sean’s presentation first and foremost as their highlight of the evening.”
– Arielle Patterson, Youth Coordinator

“Educational, empowering, and inspirational – what is especially heart-warming is that you are now taking your message to the larger community of young people, parents and teachers. Thank you for making a difference.”
– Penny, Career Account Manager

“Sean’s talk took the stress out of the age-old question, “What are you going to do with your life?” His message reinforced what we teach at the Career Centre – that experiencing new things can open doors to networks of contacts, skills development and ultimately a clearer understanding of who you are and what you want in the world of work.”  
– Julie Rahmer, Manager Employer Development & Communications, Career Centre, York University

“Sean’s presentation was powerful, inspirational, and resonated strongly with the audience. I would highly recommend him as a speaker at University events.”
– Noor El Masri, University of Toronto

“Sean’s engaging talk motivated many of our students to become more engaged in career planning and to have the courage to try jobs out. We were thrilled to host his presentation for High School students.”
– Lori Michelini, Father Lacombe High School

“Thanks not only for sharing your message in a fun and engaging way, but also for being brave enough to show your struggles and expose your vulnerabilities.  This broad view of your experience is what made the session as valuable as it was.” 
– Tony, Manager, Career Services, Simon Fraser University

I saw your talk tonight and it was absolutely incredible! I felt as though you had climbed into my head and were explaining exactly how I feel! You are truly an inspiration to our generation!
– Britney , Student, Queen’s University

“Sean, please accept my thanks and appreciations. If it was not for your story I
 would not be who I am today, to have the encouragement and passion to make a
difference.”
– Michael Tang

“Just watched your Kelowna show and you reinforced to me even more that I’m where I should be, doing what I want to. Inspirational.”
– Valerie, Student, University of BC – Okanagan

“I have honestly never been so inspired by one person… you’re truly an amazing person and really made me realize what’s actually important in life.”

- Emma, High School Student