Testimonials 2019-07-02T23:48:34+00:00

“We enjoyed your take on how the smartphone has impacted iGen in so many ways. As one typical participant said, ‘The smartphone generation talk was great — high energy, fun, and also shared research/content that is incredibly useful.'”
— Mark Sklarow, CEO, Independent Educational Consultants Association

“Thank you again for coming to present to our board this week. It was a wonderful conversation and really helped to push our board and management team’s thinking about what we should consider as we bring this next generation into our work.”
— Elisa Villanueva Beard, CEO, Teach For America

“We were so fortunate to have you with us on Friday. What a terrific morning. I have only had many thanks and accolades for your time and expertise. We hope that we can have you back for additional informative discussions with our faculty. ”
— Laura Kottkamp, Executive Director, School of Business Foundation & Corporate Relations, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business

“We so enjoyed your visit. I’ve taken a lot of what you shared to heart, as did many of the other parents at St. Margaret’s. The feedback has been amazing. Thank you again.”
— Katie Kalvoda, parent, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School (Orange County, CA)

“Thank you for the impact you had on our community. You made a difference. If you ever need anything from LJCDS, you will not have to ask twice.”
— Gary Krahn, Head of School, La Jolla Country Day School

“Thanks again for everything you did to make the day successful for our attendees. They all said the content was extremely relevant to their work. Your talk was enlightening and energetic. They could have listened for another hour.”
— Heather Junker, Director of Programs and Professional Development, Independent Schools Association of the Southwest

“It was a delight to host you on our campus. Your presentation received rave reviews, as expected, and has already prompted conversations. Thank you.”
— Kenneth A. Zick, Vice-President and Dean, Student Affairs, Wake Forest University

“The feedback from your talk last week has been overwhelmingly positive. Thank you so very much for making the effort to travel here and visit about the Millennials!”
— Ivan Lorentzen, Flathead Valley Community College

“Thank you for presenting to the Student Affairs staff at UC San Diego. Your presentation on Generation Me was both informative and engaging. I appreciate how you tailored the presentation to the needs of the staff and provided helpful information for staff who advise students, supervise student employees, and market services to students. I was pleasantly surprised that staff fielded questions to you for well over an hour after the presentation. That is a clear indication of the level of interest the presentation stimulated. Staff members continued to discuss the presentation with their colleagues well after they returned to their office. For many staff members the material was applicable both to their work responsibilities and their lives outside of work.”
— Gary Ratcliff, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Life, University of California San Diego

“Thank you so much for presenting at the NACAS Central conference in Milwaukee. You were a big hit! Many people told me how much they enjoyed your presentation – “It was thought-provoking”, “I can’t wait to read her book”, “We need to bring her to our national conference”, etc.”
— Jean Kwaterski, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

“Thanks again for being with us yesterday. I have heard very favorable responses, and the evaluations look stellar. Someone even suggested having you come back again after your next book is published! Hope you enjoyed being here as much as we enjoyed having you. Again, Jean, thanks for helping us get the academic year off to a great start..”
— Barbara Duncanson, Executive Director of Administration, Ivy Tech Community College, South Bend, Indiana

“Although I knew the current high school/college generation was very different from my own, I was not able to specifically articulate why. Now I know a fascinating wealth of research that describes this phenomenon … It really gave me a deeper understanding of students today (and my own children) … WOW — I love how the data validates some of what we already knew. I am definitely changing what I say to my sons.”
— Attendee at the Wayne/Finger Lakes, New York BOCES seminar for public school teachers and administrators

“It was a pleasure to have you present at our annual event. Your sessions were received with the highest ratings of any plenary ever. All the best from your friends up in Calgary.”
— Dr. Doug Myhre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary; Organizer, Cabin Fever Conference for Family Medicine Faculty

“On behalf of the Board of Directors of the College Reading and Learning Association, please allow me to thank you for the most interesting keynote address you delivered at the 44th Annual Conference of the College Reading and Learning Association in San Diego. Individuals who attended the On to Houston Brunch have told me or e-mailed me that they learned much from your presentation and that your recommendations for working with our students are most useful. The bottom line is that you delivered a bang-up speech, and we appreciate your being part of our conference.”
— Norman A. Stahl, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Literacy Education, Northern Illinois University; President, College Reading and Learning Association

“Jean, when I left a week ago, people at Luther and in Decorah were still talking about your lectures. Everyone found them so engaging and provocative. Thank you for coming here. We were blessed.”
— Greg Jesson, Director of the Center for Ethics and Public Life, Luther College