“Ed’s greatest gift is his ability to connect with students. His uses humor and compassion to relay stories that elicit empathy and respect among all members of a school community. Kids walked out of the program feeling inspired to be better citizens! Ed’s message of gratitude and respect felt fresh and genuine.”
Judy Silver, Guidance Counselor
Ridgefield High School, CT
“Ed has been to Oakmont three times, and each time he comes, our students are inspired by his messages of kindness, compassion, and community. Students ask for him by name!
He is the only speaker that I have seen who can completely engage every student and staff member in the audience. After Ed’s school wide assembly, he facilitated a leadership workshop with a smaller group of students to develop their leadership skills and inspire them to create and build a stronger community. It was fantastic!”
Amy Dubovick, Guidance Counselor
Oakmont High School, MA
“I have had the pleasure of having Ed visit our school four times in the past five years; each time his high energy leaves our students with a renewed sense of responsibility to one another.
Ed is a role model for our entire school! He inspires administrators, teachers, students, and parents to recommit to improving the social fabric of our school. We love Ed and think you’ll love him too.”
Philip Conrad, Principal
Rockport Middle/High School
“If you are looking for a powerful, inspirational and motivational speaker that will leave a lasting impact on your student body and/or faculty, Ed Gerety is absolutely the man for the job!
Ed recently spoke to the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades at Wyoming Valley West Middle School in Kingston, Pennsylvania. It was such a powerful presentation that our students and faculty are STILL talking about it 6 weeks later!
Middle school age students are a tough audience to please; Ed Gerety was able to accomplish so much more than just “pleasing” them. His messages are powerful and engaging. He will have you laughing one minute and in tears the next. I guarantee he will leave a lasting impression on the members of your school community.”
Joanne Derwin, Student Council Advisor
Wyoming Valley West Middle School, PA
“Ed Gerety did a terrific job presenting at Alvirne High School. His message about personal motivation, developing caring relationships and about being a good person, resonated with our student body and staff of over 1400 people. He connected his message to our Core Values of Character and Curiosity throughout his hour long presentation.
Following, the full school presentation, Ed met with aspiring young student leaders to challenge them to be “the best person” they could be and to be strong and confident. The enthusiasm for his visit was exceptional. Great job Ed!”
Steve Beals, Principal
Alvirne High School, NH
“Ed presents a high energy, fast-paced, student-centered program designed to inspire, motivate, and challenge students to reach beyond their imagination and work toward their dreams and goals. He is a valuable addition to any school initiative ranging from leadership retreat facilitator to assembly presenter. He enthusiastically delivers a timely message focused on mutual respect – it inspires students to care for one another. He is truly one of the few presenters that has a lasting and meaningful impact on the students with whom he interacts.”
Rick Gregg, Assistant Superintendent
Penn-Delsco School District, PA
“Ed Gerety’s message has a powerful impact on students. He is able to capture the audience and bring students in touch with their true feelings about peer pressure and the difficulties of growing up. If your school is in need of a jump- start to improve school spirit and mutual respect Ed Gerety’s presentations are exactly what you need.”
Crystal Chismer, Student Council Advisor
North Middle School, MA
“I have never in my 37 years as an educator seen a presentation that had such a positive effect on students. You have been fabulous for us!!
Mary Anderson, Headmaster
Pinkerton Academy Derry, NH
“Ed uses stories, humor and metaphors from his own life that very clearly illustrates the points he makes. Ed cares about you, your school or organization, and your people. Ed is ‘real’. You or your team of people will be met with a man whose passion is real, palatable and transformative.”
Park Ginder, Principal
Homestead High School Fort Wayne, Indiana
“He was energetic, inspiring and motivating. His presentation helped to spark some very real conversations with the students afterwards. He met the students at their level and was quite captivating. Absolutely one of the best and most effective assemblies I have ever seen. I believe he was able to reach every single person in the auditorium at his/her level. I truly believe everyone came out of the presentation a changed person.”
Heather O’Neill, School Counselor
Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School, CT
“Ed’s ability to motivate and inspire students to make a difference and become positive leaders in our school is unsurpassed. Whether speaking to students about respect, believing in themselves or making positive choices not to use drugs or alcohol, Ed’s presentations are full of energy and enthusiasm and relevant to all students. Ed speaks from his heart, blending humor and his real life experiences into a powerful presentation.”
Roland S. Doig, Assistant Principal
RTS Middle School, NY