Wawasee High School Testimonial


Phone:  574-457-3147    #1 Warrior Path, Building One, Syracuse, IN  46567   

Fax: 574-457-4364

March 6, 2013

I met Jeff nearly fifteen years ago as the Assistant Principal at Yorktown High School.  I invited Jeff to speak to the student body at Yorktown High School and he made a huge impact.  I never forgot about Jeff and would frequently tell others that I knew of the most powerful motivational speaker that would impact a school and community.

During the fall and winter months of this school year, our school and community lost the lives of two students.  Our school and community were in need of a lifting heart as well as an impact.  As the Principal of Wawasee High School, I reached out to Jeff on a Sunday by emailing him the situations that had impacted our school and community in the recent months.  To my surprise, Jeff called me the next day and said he would come to Wawasee that week if needed.  As we talked several times that week, we made plans for his visit.  Then within a few days, I spoke to Warsaw High School’s Principal Troy Akers and we were able to have Jeff speak to Warsaw High School’s student body the day after he was to speak to Wawasee High School’s student body.

Before Jeff walked into Wawasee High School as well as Warsaw High School, he personalized two YouTube videos that addressed each student body and communities.  What an impact he made before he even arrived in Indiana.  He started a “buzz” and excitement.

On January 31, Jeff Yalden came to Indiana and spoke to our student body and staff.  For two hours he had everyone glued to their seat as he had students laughing, crying, listening, and taking in his message.  Jeff spoke to our students…..not at them.  He was direct with intense passion of his message.  He cares…………let me state that again, HE CARES!  He is genuine and the students knew that.  After the program, I was able to walk Jeff around Wawasee High School and every classroom that we visited, he connected with students.

That evening, Wawasee High School hosted a program for anyone in our communities, including Warsaw.  Jeff and I were so amazed to see over 800 individuals attend the program.  Again, Jeff was direct and was impacting for all that attended.

I cannot say enough positive things about Jeff.  He cares, is direct and speaks the language of our youth, he is passionate, and he is who he is………….he is Jeff Yalden.

I would recommend anyone who is curious to have Jeff speak to your school to contact me.  He is the real deal…….he will speak to your students………….he will bring energy………..he will impact your school.

Don Harman


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Author:Jeff Yalden, Youth Motivational Speaker

Youth Motivational Speaker & Teen Life Coach. Since 1992, Jeff Yalden has been mesmerizing audiences with his engaging style and passion. Jeff is a story-teller that every where he speaks, he guarantees he is real and in the moment, perfect for every audience. He is one of a kind. He's interactive and nobody pours as much energy and passion into their programs that Jeff does. Guaranteed, Jeff will be a defining moment and a highlight of your students lives. www.JeffYalden.com

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