Warren Macdonald Testimonials

By living and breathing change management and sharing a gripping story of facing hurdles that seem insurmountable, Warren sets himself apart. He walks the talk, and that is the secret to his natural ability to connect with, and move people on an intellectual and emotional level. Read some of Warren's reviews from past clients.


Featured Testimonials:

"Over the past 32 years, we have had hundreds of speakers around the globe. Many considered to be best of the best. Personally for me, Warrens Story is beyond compare. needless to say. But it is in meeting this man and how every time i see him or speak to him he has an attitude that is always positive and exciting. I would place Warren in top 10 in World for Motivational speaking. And we have had Presidents, Mayors, actors, activists, political and religious leaders, and everyone in between."
Rob Thorsteinson
President / Cascadia Motivation Inc
Three years later, our leaders still speak about our offsite and how impactful your participation was in seeing the possibility of transformation. We needed to see that if we wanted another outcome, we had to change the way we looked at ourselves and our future and commit to doing something about it.
Jane McVeigh
General Dynamics Canada
Warren, you were warmly embraced with a standing ovation before you even reached the stage! Your message of perception and determination deeply touched the entire audience. It has renewed and reenergized our sales force to reach for new heights. We are so excited to have you work with us again. "Climb on"!
Laura Rodrigues
Director, Corporate and Employee Events / RBC Insurance
No testimonial I can give will do justice to what you brought to our Annual Franchise Partner Conference this year. I had the highest of expectations after booking you and completing the pre-event call yet you absolutely blew those expectations out of the water. I believe you received the only standing ovation of our three day event because you went out of your way to customize the message not only based on the details I'd given you earlier but also on the information you gleaned from attending several sessions earlier in the day. I have never seen a more captivated and inspired audience or a more dedicated speaker. Thanks Warren for helping to make this our highest rated conference yet!
David Christopher
Manager-People Department / 1-800-Got-Junk?
Everyone, including Mike, thought that you wove the challenges we face in Major Projects into your personal story extremely well and that served to really drive home the message about creating a crisis in order to raise the performance bar rather than waiting for one to occur.
Ron Genereux
VP Operating Plant Projects / Suncor
I hope you realize the impact you had on all of us! We found your talk so incredibly motivating and inspiring... I know it will have a profound impact on many of us for years to come.
Dave Lemmon
Managing Director / Smuckers Foods of Canada
Warren delivered and exceeded all my expectations. This man is nothing less than a gift waiting to be bestowed upon your group or organization!
Bobby Lolley
Executive Director / Home Care Association of Florida
Warren Macdonald is a must for any organization with Leaders looking for development and obstacles that need to be turned into opportunities. I am a fan.
Joel Chevalier
Director, Employee Experience / Whistler Blackcomb
It was a pleasure having Warren at our meeting. He is one of the most effective speakers that I have listened to. He has a unique ability to deliver his powerful message in an authentic and down to earth style. The attendees felt privileged that Warren made the effort above and beyond his speaking commitment to be a part of the event. I have and will keep recommending Warren.
Sanjeev Khosla
National Accounts and Broker/Dealers / Canada Life
Your presentation was the highlight of the event and people are still commenting to me on how you have changed their perspective. You were bang on in understanding the challenges we face and connecting your own story to ours in a way we could all relate. You got it! You inspired our people to pick themselves up and feel good about themselves and what they do, despite their past and current challenges. This shift in perception, I'm sure, will prove invaluable as we move forward.
Mike Cachia
Team Leader- Recruitment / Syncrude
You could hear a pin drop for the entire length of your one hour presentation. Your ability to connect with an audience and hold their attention is something that I have never experienced with a Guest speaker before. The Key message our people needed to hear, and you delivered, was that change is inevitable; we can't change that. What we can change is our response to that change, and I want to thank you once again for reinforcing that message for us that it is up to all of us, individually, to see change as an opportunity rather than something to be feared.
Andy Kahrmann
Business Unit Manager, PIE and AVS / London Drugs
Warren delivered an important message in an engaging way that really connected with our audience. He made an outstanding contribution in being the catalyst for our people to reflect on and take control of their own circumstances, and had a material impact on the success of our conference.
Margaret Willis
European Head of Wealth Management / HSBC Bank
"The presentation you delivered was heartfelt and more than inspirational. You captured exactly what we were looking to hear and you weaved your story and teachings brilliantly throughout. We have been back to work a few weeks now and people are still talking about some of your key take-away messages. They were so simple and resounding..how could they not! Thank you again for choosing to spend time with us. We are better for it!"
Niall Quaid
Director / Sales Communications & Training / Kraft
"All of our expectations were exceeded. Warren captivated the audience from start to finish and was able to connect on a deeply personal level. He also made a point of sticking around to meet with attendees afterwards, which was very much appreciated. We received nothing but positive feedback all around on his keynote."
Byron Bergen
Director / Business Development Private Company Services at PwC
"So Warren, well done, was well presented and your investment of time the night before, and coming to my presentation prior to yours was very much appreciated and allowed you to add some relevant comments about our business to the presentation. You are a professional!"
David Carriere
President/COO Centennial Foodservice
"We recommend Warren to anyone who needs inspiration and encouragement during challenging times, both personally and professionally. He was easy to work with, relatable, and very honest, open and real about his own personal struggles."
Jackie Panera
Internal Communications Manager Shell Canada
"The entire event was a huge success and you were a very big part of it! Thank you for sharing your story and inspiring out team. Our associates here will be talking about you and their learnings from your presentation for years to come. "
Charolette Obringer
Zone Vice President / LensCrafters
"Your speech was absolutely amazing and just a phenomenal kick-off to the concert! The amount of wonderful comments received was quite overwhelming! Thank you a million times over for making our 2016 Conference one of the best yet!!! Again – thank you – thank you – thank you!"
Mindy Herrmann
Director of Sales Operations, Independent Pharmacy Cooperative
"Warren was awesome, it was an absolute pleasure working with him. He was extremely easy to work with and was flexible with any small changes made. He was perfect for this event and incorporated the conference theme of ‘Discover What You’re Made Of’ throughout his entire presentation. Warren joined our group for their Awards Dinner after his session which was a highlight for everyone as they got to spend some quality time with Warren. I would recommend Warren to any group looking for a top motivational and inspirational speaker."
Tara Davoren
Director/ Event Manager Imagine Experiences (for Vow Financial)
"In the 8 years I’ve been with BCLC and planning these divisional meetings for the team, that was by far the most engaged our group has been with a guest speaker. Your message was timely, to say the least, Warren. Your perspective will help the team individually and as a whole moving forward with the changes that we’re implementing to be ready for the future."
Holly Miggins
Business Technology, BCLC
"Warren, especially, was so impressive. He was funny, insightful, inspirational, emotional, and on top of all of that, managed to customize his message to match the conference theme. He was absolutely the punctuation on the content for the week. We definitely hope to work with him again in the future."
George P. Johnson Agency
“As a transformational healthcare company, we are always looking to inspire our employees to look at problems differently. Warren’s message was a perfect fit for our inaugural all employee meeting. Attendees loved his keynote and left feeling inspired and impassioned to make a change. He was the only speaker at the event to receive a 100% approval rating on the post-event survey!"
Lisa Becklund
Manager, Landmark Fellows and Culture / Landmark Health

Finance and Insurance Testimonials:

"Over the past 32 years, we have had hundreds of speakers around the globe. Many considered to be best of the best. Personally for me, Warrens Story is beyond compare. needless to say. But it is in meeting this man and how every time i see him or speak to him he has an attitude that is always positive and exciting. I would place Warren in top 10 in World for Motivational speaking. And we have had Presidents, Mayors, actors, activists, political and religious leaders, and everyone in between."
Rob Thorsteinson
President / Cascadia Motivation Inc
Warren, you were warmly embraced with a standing ovation before you even reached the stage! Your message of perception and determination deeply touched the entire audience. It has renewed and reenergized our sales force to reach for new heights. We are so excited to have you work with us again. "Climb on"!
Laura Rodrigues
Director, Corporate and Employee Events / RBC Insurance
Warren delivered an important message in an engaging way that really connected with our audience. He made an outstanding contribution in being the catalyst for our people to reflect on and take control of their own circumstances, and had a material impact on the success of our conference.
Margaret Willis
European Head of Wealth Management / HSBC Bank
I can’t believe 3 months have passed since you spoke at our Convention. I want to personally thank you once again for helping make our 2009 conference in Palm Desert a huge success. In case you couldn’t tell by the standing ovation from our 1400 attendees, they too found great value in your message and ranked you as one of our best speakers ever. Not bad considering we’ve had over 60 speakers in the last twenty years.
Susan Tumback, CMP
Senior Event Management Specialist / Sun Life Financial
The relevance, clarity and poignancy of your presentation and subsequent conversations with our people has helped us refocus on the tasks we have to complete and bought the team closer together. We cannot recommend highly enough to any other organization the benefits of engaging you to speak with them.
Steven Peacock
General Manager, Manufacturer & Dealer Relations / Motability Finance Limited
Truly outstanding and inspirational. Warren had dinner with us after the event and I spoke to his taxi driver who had only met Warren the previous day. The driver had been so inspired meeting Warren and hearing a little of his story he had called his friends and family to share his story. Incredibly personally impactful.
Graham Hodgkins
Regional Wealth Director / HSBC
Did he deliver? Yes and then some! Warren's presentation exceeded our expectations!
Lisa Stille
Director, Events & Incentive Management / Intersecurities Inc.
It was a pleasure having Warren at our meeting. He is one of the most effective speakers that I have listened to. He has a unique ability to deliver his powerful message in an authentic and down to earth style. The attendees felt privileged that Warren made the effort above and beyond his speaking commitment to be a part of the event. I have and will keep recommending Warren.
Sanjeev Khosla
National Accounts and Broker/Dealers / Canada Life
I want to let you know that you did an outstanding job at our 5th Annual Health Care Provider Conference. The audience was engaged and you had them glued to every word. You drew people in and held their attention with your heartrending story. There were tears- people were emotionally touched. They were also inspired. You provided the spark needed for them to move into the remaining sessions with energy and focus. Many of our attendees expressed that your presentation was the highlight of the conference. Comments included appreciation for your authenticity and genuine passion for helping others maintain perspective. Two messages really stuck out for us. “You create your own reality" and "When you change the way you see the world you change the world." These two messages reinforced for attendees that people are responsible for their own situation and that it is up to us individually to decide how we are going react. With this message fresh in their minds I have no doubt it will impact their practice and influence how they interact with their clients.
Geoff Dalmer
Health Care Services Program Manager / Worksafe BC
Since Warren presented very early during our conference, members of the audience were "jazzed" and even more excited for the rest that was to come. Warren was professional and worked hard to understand and meet our expectations. I would recommend Warren to anyone who is seeking an inspirational message about dealing with change.
Derek Hazeltine
Executive Director / Professional Liability Underwriting Society
"Warren was awesome, it was an absolute pleasure working with him. He was extremely easy to work with and was flexible with any small changes made. He was perfect for this event and incorporated the conference theme of ‘Discover What You’re Made Of’ throughout his entire presentation. Warren joined our group for their Awards Dinner after his session which was a highlight for everyone as they got to spend some quality time with Warren. I would recommend Warren to any group looking for a top motivational and inspirational speaker."
Tara Davoren
Director/ Event Manager Imagine Experiences (for Vow Financial)

Healthcare Testimonials:

Warren delivered and exceeded all my expectations. This man is nothing less than a gift waiting to be bestowed upon your group or organization!
Bobby Lolley
Executive Director / Home Care Association of Florida
You were able to effectively demonstrate to the audience that difficulties faced become achievable challenges if you have the desire and strength of will. Your presentation was informing, heartfelt and humorous. You easy-going style made the audience instantly warm to you and feel connected to your experience.
Louise McLaren
Novo Nordisc Pharmaceuticals
Thank you very much for a great day today. Fantastic connection to our business and Our people. We used the input, comments and discussions in a very positive way in the workshops and linked your messages with our priorities and our personal needs. Thanks again and look forward to talking to you in the future. Our Focus and Priority setting day was very different and very successful.
Jim Gazilas
Sr. Director of Operations / Merck Manufacturing Australia at Merck Sharp & Dohme
As administrators and government push the buttons and pull the strings, healthcare workers face the fallout everyday for themselves, their patients (hospital) and their clients (home care). It is easy to start to feel sorry for ourselves. Warren's story represents someone who really could feel sorry for himself but instead has pulled himself up (literally) to excel at living a meaningful and productive life. His story is awe inspiring and reminds healthcare workers that they are in a position to help/hinder others, including, most importantly, themselves. Personally, Warren's story helps me to maintain my belief in the human spirit that exists in each one of us and a hope that if I am faced with what appears to be insurmountable odds, I too can rise.
Joan Park
Board Director and Conference Chair / Ontario Case Management Association
The relevance, clarity and poignancy of your presentation and subsequent conversations with our people has helped us refocus on the tasks we have to complete and bought the team closer together. We cannot recommend highly enough to any other organization the benefits of engaging you to speak with them.
Steven Peacock
General Manager, Manufacturer & Dealer Relations / Motability Finance Limited
I want to let you know that you did an outstanding job at our 5th Annual Health Care Provider Conference. The audience was engaged and you had them glued to every word. You drew people in and held their attention with your heartrending story. There were tears- people were emotionally touched. They were also inspired. You provided the spark needed for them to move into the remaining sessions with energy and focus. Many of our attendees expressed that your presentation was the highlight of the conference. Comments included appreciation for your authenticity and genuine passion for helping others maintain perspective. Two messages really stuck out for us. “You create your own reality" and "When you change the way you see the world you change the world." These two messages reinforced for attendees that people are responsible for their own situation and that it is up to us individually to decide how we are going react. With this message fresh in their minds I have no doubt it will impact their practice and influence how they interact with their clients.
Geoff Dalmer
Health Care Services Program Manager / Worksafe BC
Warren offered a perspective that people needed to hear. Change isn't the end of the world; it's really how you perceive change and what you decide to do about it. This was an important message, expertly delivered by a phenomenal speaker - inspiring for those who had already accepted the changes and were leading the way; reassuring for others who still felt uncomfortable with what was happening and needed help accepting the next stage. I know his words resonated both on a professional and at a personal level. People felt re-energized.
Laura Accettola
Amgen Canada Inc.
Your presentation and the message you provided are still a hot topic of discussion amongst our leaders now that we are back in our regular work environments. Many of our staff has expressed to me how touched they were by your story and your outlook on life. Your words continue to inspire our leaders to lead with courage and perseverance through a time of considerable adversity in the healthcare sector. Thank you for helping us to focus on both the summit and the steps as we embrace the change around us and for reminding us that perception is key to success in all aspects of our lives.
Patrick Dumelie
President & CEO / Covenant Health
I want to take this opportunity to thank you once again for helping to make our event a huge success. You understood from our pre-event conversation exactly what it was we needed to convey and delivered that message in an engaging and thought provoking way. By skillfully blending your story with challenges currently facing our industry, (obviously, you'd done your homework) you managed to convey to us not so much what we wanted to hear, but what we needed to hear.
Steven Smith
Director of Marketing / Shoppers Home Health Care
You could hear a pin drop for the entire length of your one hour presentation. Your ability to connect with an audience and hold their attention is something that I have never experienced with a Guest speaker before. The Key message our people needed to hear, and you delivered, was that change is inevitable; we can't change that. What we can change is our response to that change, and I want to thank you once again for reinforcing that message for us that it is up to all of us, individually, to see change as an opportunity rather than something to be feared.
Andy Kahrmann
Business Unit Manager, PIE and AVS / London Drugs
I have to share with you a great keynote speaker for your next major conference. His name is Warren Macdonald and we had him at our Annual Meeting August 22. He was very inspiring and you could have heard a pin drop in the room, as everyone was thoroughly engaged and hanging on his every word. At a time when home care is facing such dramatic changes in the health care delivery design and reimbursement, people can easily become overwhelmed.
Anita Bradberry
Executive Director / Texas Association for Home Care
It has been more than a year since Warren shared his amazing story of perseverance with us at MEDSEEK Client Congress in Austin, TX. There isn't a week that goes by that doesn't present me with some sort of "situation" that causes me to recall his powerful words. Learning that I have the power to shape my own perception in any given situation, and therefore shape my reality, has been so empowering! One choice, one overcome obstacle at a time, I am learning that I alone shape my destiny.
Kyra Hagan
SVP,Product Management & Marketing / MEDSEEK
"The entire event was a huge success and you were a very big part of it! Thank you for sharing your story and inspiring out team. Our associates here will be talking about you and their learnings from your presentation for years to come. "
Charolette Obringer
Zone Vice President / LensCrafters
"Your speech was absolutely amazing and just a phenomenal kick-off to the concert! The amount of wonderful comments received was quite overwhelming! Thank you a million times over for making our 2016 Conference one of the best yet!!! Again – thank you – thank you – thank you!"
Mindy Herrmann
Director of Sales Operations, Independent Pharmacy Cooperative
“As a transformational healthcare company, we are always looking to inspire our employees to look at problems differently. Warren’s message was a perfect fit for our inaugural all employee meeting. Attendees loved his keynote and left feeling inspired and impassioned to make a change. He was the only speaker at the event to receive a 100% approval rating on the post-event survey!"
Lisa Becklund
Manager, Landmark Fellows and Culture / Landmark Health

Business Testimonials:

"I personally, very much appreciated the time you spent to get to know us and the time you spent before and after the presentation with our people and our clients. That time together personalized your experience, and increased the commitment and engagement of your RLG audience."
Brad Farrow
Managing Director / RLG International
Warren's ability to force us to step back and look at 'how' we view our current challenges was powerful. He has already helped us to start to tackle some of these challenges that we simply complained about prior. We now have a renewed sense of our own ability to view them differently and dismantle them 'one step, one peak, one wave' at a time!
Keith Strachan
GM Southern Alberta / Wolseley Canada
Warren was amazing and definitely impactful. His message is so inspirational. I would recommend him.
Joette Decore
Vice President Strategy and Development / Stuart Olson
Three years later, our leaders still speak about our offsite and how impactful your participation was in seeing the possibility of transformation. We needed to see that if we wanted another outcome, we had to change the way we looked at ourselves and our future and commit to doing something about it.
Jane McVeigh
General Dynamics Canada
No testimonial I can give will do justice to what you brought to our Annual Franchise Partner Conference this year. I had the highest of expectations after booking you and completing the pre-event call yet you absolutely blew those expectations out of the water. I believe you received the only standing ovation of our three day event because you went out of your way to customize the message not only based on the details I'd given you earlier but also on the information you gleaned from attending several sessions earlier in the day. I have never seen a more captivated and inspired audience or a more dedicated speaker. Thanks Warren for helping to make this our highest rated conference yet!
David Christopher
Manager-People Department / 1-800-Got-Junk?
I hope you realize the impact you had on all of us! We found your talk so incredibly motivating and inspiring... I know it will have a profound impact on many of us for years to come.
Dave Lemmon
Managing Director / Smuckers Foods of Canada
Warren Macdonald’s participation at our Keller Williams’ 2010 Family Reunion convention in New Orleans was incredibly positive and beneficial for our attendees. As Chairman of the Board, I often conduct interviews with motivational people at our company events. The interview that I held with Warren was one ofthe best. He was both honest and inspiring.
Gary Keller
Owner & Chairman of the Board / Keller Williams Realty
Warren Macdonald is a must for any organization with Leaders looking for development and obstacles that need to be turned into opportunities. I am a fan.
Joel Chevalier
Director, Employee Experience / Whistler Blackcomb
I want to thank you again for coming to Omaha and Lozier; I believe your message has had and will have a powerful impact on our people and our company.
Kent Williams
Lozier Inc
We have had over 35 speakers during the last five years and you were only the second speaker to command a standing ovation (and the first who received a standing ovation before the presentation even began). Your outlook on life and positive views on change were truly inspiring, because of your words we will continue to "change the way we see the world. Thank you for taking time to visit Philadelphia. You were such a pleasure to work with, we wish you continued success and hope to see you soon!
Joleen Jaworski
Business Clubs of America
It is difficult to sum up in a few words the positive feedback we received from Warren's presentation and the lasting "can do" impression his story has left with us. Warren spoke to our Leadership group with passion and professionalism. He took the time to learn about our organization and understood our business goals; linking his experiences with the challenges we face in order to show us just what is possible when we face our fears and act with intent. Warren's story, told in a unique, captivating style provided lessons of lasting value that we continue to reflect on long after hearing him speak. Thank you Warren, for leaving us with such an encouraging and positive sense of realization that we can succeed, even when confronted with obstacles that at first appear to be insurmountable.
Marissa Poratto Cleghorn
Manager Business Research / MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates
It has been several months now since you spoke to our sales team in Seattle and I wanted to let you know that your compelling presentation has had both a meaningful and lasting impact on our group. Our team has set a huge goal; some would say insurmountable. After hearing you speak the goal seemed highly attainable by all. Many said, If he can accomplish what he has, I'll never complain again we can do this! By speaking directly to us, by drawing parallels linking your challenges to ours, you have fostered a belief in self within our team that has strengthened our resolve to turn our goals into reality.
Cathy Crump
Regional VP Sales, Western Region / Dex
There's no doubt now we made the right choice. Your keynote was the talking point for the remainder of the conference; people were truly inspired. Actually, they weren't just inspired. You helped them reassess the way they see things, and taught them how to look for the opportunities present in uncertain times. Your message really hit home for us and I think is relevant for any group or organization facing uncertainty and change. We loved working with you Warren and would recommend you for any speaking engagement. We would certainly book you again should the opportunity arise.
Jenny Chapman
Sponsorship & Event Manager / Alberta HR Conference
"All of our expectations were exceeded. Warren captivated the audience from start to finish and was able to connect on a deeply personal level. He also made a point of sticking around to meet with attendees afterwards, which was very much appreciated. We received nothing but positive feedback all around on his keynote."
Byron Bergen
Director / Business Development Private Company Services at PwC
"We recommend Warren to anyone who needs inspiration and encouragement during challenging times, both personally and professionally. He was easy to work with, relatable, and very honest, open and real about his own personal struggles."
Jackie Panera
Internal Communications Manager Shell Canada
"The entire event was a huge success and you were a very big part of it! Thank you for sharing your story and inspiring out team. Our associates here will be talking about you and their learnings from your presentation for years to come. "
Charolette Obringer
Zone Vice President / LensCrafters

Education Testimonials:

Warren adapted his message and voice to the synchronous, online environment incredibly adeptly. His web presence is remarkably energetic and authentic. Warren's message effortlessly draws interest; our database grew more from our event with Warren than any other single event we've hosted. Our registrant surveys reflected rave reviews. Warren is just pretty freaking amazing. I highly recommend working with him in an online setting.
James Ure
Co-Founder and Headmaster / Williamsburg Academy
Warren helped staff who were feeling discouraged to see their situations in a different way. They are now more motivated and work better as a team.
Wendy Simer
Executive Assistant / InterMountain ESD
There's no doubt now we made the right choice. Your keynote was the talking point for the remainder of the conference; people were truly inspired. Actually, they weren't just inspired. You helped them reassess the way they see things, and taught them how to look for the opportunities present in uncertain times. Your message really hit home for us and I think is relevant for any group or organization facing uncertainty and change. We loved working with you Warren and would recommend you for any speaking engagement. We would certainly book you again should the opportunity arise.
Jenny Chapman
Sponsorship & Event Manager / Alberta HR Conference
Warren's presentation was nothing short of inspiring. Our group consists of highly accomplished management and professional staff working for the University of British Columbia. They can be a tough audience to say the least, but Warren completely captured them with his energy, conviction and the undeniable truth of his message, "when you change the way you see the world, you CHANGE the world".
Jasmin Harry
Member Services Association of Administrative Staff / The University of British Columbia
Finally, in contrast to the rah-rah of many motivational speakers, I found your approach and style to be refreshing and highly credible with a particularly sophisticated and sometimes skeptical audience.
Kirk Hill
Executive Director / SFU Business Career Management Centre
Warren, after hearing you speak to our new MBA students at their orientation last year, we just knew that we had to have you back again this year. Your insight, wisdom and inspiration are greatly appreciated.
Alina Yukhymets
Associate Director, MBA Programs Office / The University of British Columbia
For those facing the challenge of change, and let’s face it; who isn’t; I can’t recommend Warren Macdonald highly enough. A new perspective, an “expanding of the mind” is what we were looking for, and that’s exactly what Warren delivered. Warren understood us from the outset, capturing the audience’s full attention from the first word to the last. As teachers, we often feel misunderstood, so the effort Warren made to connect with us was not only greatly appreciated but made for an exceptional experience that literally knocked our socks off.
Mark Ramsankar
Alberta Teachers’ Association
I cannot walk down the hall at IU 13 without hearing rave reviews of the morning and especially your message. “I admire your fortitude, conviction and manner in which you have risen to the challenge of your circumstances. As I mentioned in my address that morning, “You never really know what kind of difference you made in someone’s like.“ I want you to know that there is no doubt that you have made a positive difference in the lives of those at IU 13.
Cynthia S. Burkhart
Executive Director, Lancaster-Lebanon / Intermediate Unit 13

Associations Testimonials:

Warren delivered and exceeded all my expectations. This man is nothing less than a gift waiting to be bestowed upon your group or organization!
Bobby Lolley
Executive Director / Home Care Association of Florida
As administrators and government push the buttons and pull the strings, healthcare workers face the fallout everyday for themselves, their patients (hospital) and their clients (home care). It is easy to start to feel sorry for ourselves. Warren's story represents someone who really could feel sorry for himself but instead has pulled himself up (literally) to excel at living a meaningful and productive life. His story is awe inspiring and reminds healthcare workers that they are in a position to help/hinder others, including, most importantly, themselves. Personally, Warren's story helps me to maintain my belief in the human spirit that exists in each one of us and a hope that if I am faced with what appears to be insurmountable odds, I too can rise.
Joan Park
Board Director and Conference Chair / Ontario Case Management Association
"The Keynote 'The Power of Perception' was exactly that – Powerful. Your presentation was a smash hit with our delegation at the 69th IIMC Annual conference in Hartford, CT."
Ashley DiBlasi
Meeting Planner / IIMC
We have had over 35 speakers during the last five years and you were only the second speaker to command a standing ovation (and the first who received a standing ovation before the presentation even began). Your outlook on life and positive views on change were truly inspiring, because of your words we will continue to "change the way we see the world. Thank you for taking time to visit Philadelphia. You were such a pleasure to work with, we wish you continued success and hope to see you soon!
Joleen Jaworski
Business Clubs of America
Since Warren presented very early during our conference, members of the audience were "jazzed" and even more excited for the rest that was to come. Warren was professional and worked hard to understand and meet our expectations. I would recommend Warren to anyone who is seeking an inspirational message about dealing with change.
Derek Hazeltine
Executive Director / Professional Liability Underwriting Society
There's no doubt now we made the right choice. Your keynote was the talking point for the remainder of the conference; people were truly inspired. Actually, they weren't just inspired. You helped them reassess the way they see things, and taught them how to look for the opportunities present in uncertain times. Your message really hit home for us and I think is relevant for any group or organization facing uncertainty and change. We loved working with you Warren and would recommend you for any speaking engagement. We would certainly book you again should the opportunity arise.
Jenny Chapman
Sponsorship & Event Manager / Alberta HR Conference
For those facing the challenge of change, and let’s face it; who isn’t; I can’t recommend Warren Macdonald highly enough. A new perspective, an “expanding of the mind” is what we were looking for, and that’s exactly what Warren delivered. Warren understood us from the outset, capturing the audience’s full attention from the first word to the last. As teachers, we often feel misunderstood, so the effort Warren made to connect with us was not only greatly appreciated but made for an exceptional experience that literally knocked our socks off.
Mark Ramsankar
Alberta Teachers’ Association
I have to share with you a great keynote speaker for your next major conference. His name is Warren Macdonald and we had him at our Annual Meeting August 22. He was very inspiring and you could have heard a pin drop in the room, as everyone was thoroughly engaged and hanging on his every word. At a time when home care is facing such dramatic changes in the health care delivery design and reimbursement, people can easily become overwhelmed.
Anita Bradberry
Executive Director / Texas Association for Home Care
"As a meeting planner, I usually stand in the back of the room crossing my fingers and hoping that the presenter delivers the presentation that I am expecting. Warren, I could not wait to sit in the front row and fully absorb your presentation and experience it with our delegates first hand. You truly are the epitome of our conference theme 'Seasons Changes and So Do We.'"
Ashley DiBlasi
Meeting Planner / IIMC