BrianBurden“Emeka spoke at our school’s Red Ribbon Assembly. He has a tremendous story that impacts students as well as teachers. His life’s testimony of determination and getting back up regardless of the situation is very inspiring to all. Our students were very engaged and motivated by his message and I would recommend Emeka speak to other school assemblies as well.”
– Brian Burden, Bristow School Principal

“We all really enjoyed having Emeka at our school and I’m certain our students left that assembly with a higher appreciation for life. His story of determination and hope inspired our students to look past their current circumstances and challenged them to refocus their attention on the important things of life.A positive mental outlook and a willingness to develop relationships will help our students to be successful. I know that Emeka’s story can help and inspire others!”
– Lawrence Seachris, Bristow School, Assistant Principal

“I felt that Emeka’s speech was very motivating, and that it taught our kids that there will be bumps in the road but they can always overcome them with determination and drive. Life is not handed to everyone on a silver platter, you get out of it what you put into it. I would definitely recommend that he speak to any school.”
– Kari Childress, Counselor, Bristow School

“Inspirational and motivating! He’s so personable and relatable.”
– Candice Elrod, Instructor at Connor State College

“What inspired me the most about his speech is that he didn’t give up. He kept on fighting and he went back to school and got his degree. It touched my heart so much to know where he’s come from and where he is now.”
– Lionel Moore, Mental Health Association


“Emeka helped our student see firsthand the importance of caring about the community around them. I would highly recommend Emeka. His attitude and life experience make him uniquely qualified to both challenge and motivate students. Steve Denton Testimonial Image EmekaHe is a very inspiring person and speaker. He is very easy to work with and willing to shape his presentation to fit the needs of your program. He had our student’s attention for the entirety of his  presentation. We will be sure and have him back again.”
-Steve Denton, Director of New Student Programs and Services, The University of Tulsa

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“What stands out is his ability to connect and use his personal life experience and make it applicable to the audience. He has a unique way of drawing the audience to what he is saying. He’s a wonderful speaker and a wonderful person.”
– Debbie Bartel, Director for Adult Health Careers [Indian Capital Technology Center]

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“Oh my goodness! Emeka’s speech was amazing! I videoed it and I can’t wait to show my family to share it. It was truly moving.”
– Heather Konsure

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“From Emeka’s talk, the kids and the counselors are learning it’s all about what they can do versus what they can’t do.”
– Bob Degen, Founder of Hopes Crossing Camp


“He opens the eyes of people that are listening. He has so much personality so it makes it more fun to just listen to him. He brings a uLauren Barlett Testimonial Image Emekanique perspective and I feel like I’ve learned so much just hearing him talk. He’s engaging and has fun and makes sure the audience does too.”
– Lauren Bartlett, Cancer Treatment Centers of America-TYPros Diversity Event


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“His positivity in life is amazing! To go through something like that and be so positive in what he’s overcome is truly inspirational.”
-Fontana Tate