Here’s what some people have said about Dave ‘Gonzo’ Kelly:
Excellent workshop! I will recommend this seminar to all my friends. I will use this information for the rest of my life.
Mercer University, Macon, Georgia
I enjoyed all sessions! Very delightful & a learning experience. Dave made this applicable to our jobs and us!
University Services Associate
UW-Green Bay, Wisconsin
I always leave his sessions with unbelievable excitement, energy and motivation. He is unquestionably passionate about working with people and helping people realize their goals, and I am always a little amazed by his drive and commitment.
Reinhardt College, Georgia
Over the past few years, Dave has become one of my strongest role models. From preparation to execution, Dave focuses on each step of the process when designing a workshop or facilitating an event, while always maintaining a keen awareness of the project's overall aim. He has a passion that shines through with remarkable clarity, and experiencing his level of dedication has been invaluable. Learning from and sharing in Dave's approach has helped me to elevate my speech writing and delivery, increase my confidence in networking, and realize the extent of my leadership abilities.
Agnes Scott College, Georgia
I highly recommend you consider Dave Kelly for your training and leadership development activities. He will not disappoint. His proven leadership record has allowed him to develop leadership and training programs to meet almost every need. Dave knows leadership. Why not learn from the best?
The Leadership Consortium of North Texas Colleges and Universities
Dave was a pleasure to work with – very professional, yet easy going! Our students left Dave’s training with not only a renewed motivation to achieve their goals, but the belief that they can also help others in the process! Great Job, Dave!
Office of Student Life and Transition Services, University of Texas-Pan American
Thanks Dave! I just perused through the evaluations and as usual, your presentations were EXTREMELY highly rated. Thanks for the fantastic workshops and information. You’re an absolute pleasure to work with and you make my job so easy because I just set up the conference and you take over!
Director of Student Life
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen
New Student Mentor
Endicott College (MA)
Loved all the new ideas. So excited to share these with my fellow students!
President of PEC – Student Leader
Upper Iowa University (IA)
I can’t wait to take all of this information back to share with other student government association (members), and apply it to student lobby day.
Lincoln Land Community College (IL)
You are super helpful with many ideas, so spontaneous. Can’t wait to take back to my community college.
Hawkeye Community College (IA)
Truly excellent show!
SGA Rep for Spanish Club
Gulf Coast State College (FL)
Dave’s passion is evident & it is obvious that he makes a positive & uplifting impact wherever he goes.
I learned how to lead better. Great insight on serving.
Urban Arts, Gulf Coast State College (FL)
You are a great speaker. I liked the way that you presented. I learned many things and I realized that I am good enough and I can accomplish my goals. Thank you, Dave Kelly!
President of the International Club
Northcentral Technical College (WI)
Another great presentation by Dave. Always motivating and engaging.
Student Government Vice-President
I am extremely excited to use these suggestions to implement community service into our program! Thank you so much for the great and helpful ideas!
President of Student Programming Board
Niagra Community College (NY)
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Tell me MORE!
Student Government Association Representative
Sul Ross State University (TX)
Our orientation leaders are doing well!!! It is because they were trained by Dave Kelly!
University of Texas – Pan American
Fantastic ideas, great delivery, inspirational!
University of Findlay (OH)
Dave Kelly is an amazing speaker, I felt very motivated and engaged throughout the workshops and found him to be extremely relatable. Thank you Dave Kelly for all your wisdom!
Junior Nursing Senate Representative
Marian University (WI)
There needs to be more people like Dave Kelly in this world!
Western State Colorado University
I thought the way you included humor into your presentation made the whole experience more memorable. Thank you & I can’t wait to bring you to campus!
Brookdale Community College (NJ)
You were great! Please come back!
Bonner Scholars Program
Concord University (WV)
Thank you for coming to talk to us. I learned a lot about myself & how to be a better leader. People like you are encouraging students to better * serve our world!
Bonner Scholars Program
Concord University (WV)
I love how you incorporate activities with your ‘lectures’. You make everything fun/funny. You’re Awesome!
Treasure Valley Community College (OR)
This was a very informative session [‘Building Leaders Through Community Service’] & I learned many new projects students can do to serve. I liked all the personable examples you gave to show how you really walk the walk, not just talk the talk.
Georgia College & State University
Your seminars are always so inspiration, it’s always different, fresh, and new! There is never a dull moment! I enjoy you coming in every time!
Student and W.I.L.D. program participant
Georgian Court University (NJ)
"I wanted to thank you for taking the time to come and speak to the Emerging Leaders. They absolutely adored you and I hope you had as good of a time as we did. The students could not stop talking about how fun and interactive the event was! Thank you again for your continued support. I will connect with you again next year to set up a new date for our new group of freshmen!"
Asst. Director of Student Leadership and Engagement
Georgian Court University