What Clients are Saying

Being a Light…While Building Bridges

During the past several years we have had the pleasure of contracting your services for a variety of teen conferences in Oklahoma, Massachusetts, and California. At these conferences you operated in a variety of capacities including Master of Ceremonies, event emcee, adult sponsor, and staff member. In each capacity, you completed your duties with a sense of professionalism that shows your commitment to you profession. We found you to be prompt, courteous, exciting, and energetic.

Your unique approach and genuine interest in each of the adolescents that you meet is very contagious to the other adults. You are an excellent role model in utilizing the concept of positive youth development in interactions with youth.

- Peter R. Correia II, Director National Resource Center for Youth Services, Oklahoma
“Thank you very much for your outstanding presentation at our luncheon in Chicago. It was truly one of the highlights of the conference and we greatly appreciate your time and efforts. You are a dynamic speaker! George, you knocked the audience dead! Fabulous!”
- Virginia L. Mason, President and CEO. Family Support America, Chicago
“We truly appreciate your participation in the Light the Spark, Ignite the Spirit training conference for foster and adoptive parents. The participants indicated in their overall conference evaluations that they had a wonderful time. You were a big part of making this conference a success.”
- Debbie Gallimore, North Carolina Kids Adoption and Foster Care Network
“I truly enjoyed George’s personal experience in the foster care system. As a social worker, George’s story is such a success and an uplifting experience.” “Everything at this training was excellent; I don’t think it could have been any better.” “I actually enjoyed the whole presentation, this doesn’t happen often for me. It was an upbeat but also informative presentation. I also really enjoyed the question and answer question period.”
- Foster Parents and Social Workers, Portland, Maine
“His story really inspired me to be a better foster parent, and to be more sensitive to their situation.” “It was wonderful! I love you for what you said about mother.” “Excellent! Multi-dimensional.” “Mr. Duvall was a very eloquent speaker. His discussion was on time for me as I consider foster parenting.”
- South Carolina Foster Parents
“Incredible and effective. Motivates me to make a difference in a child’s life.” “His program was excellent and entertaining and very motivating, I thoroughly enjoyed it.” “I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Duvall’s presentation. He gives encouragement to social workers that foster children can overcome diversity and grow up to be healthy, productive adults.” “One of the best keynote speakers I ever heard." "Great way to conclude the conference.”
- The University of Alabama College Of Continuing Studies, Conference Participants
“Your presentation was very motivational and extremely well received by all who participated in your workshop and attended the opening of the conference. We have received numerous compliments about your presentation and how well you delivered your personal experiences, not to mention, MANY requests to have you come back next year.”
- Dr. Henry C. Sterner, Project Manager Multiagency Network, Miami, FL
“I enjoyed hearing some of the personal stories and felt that parents took an interest in what you were saying. I believe that your own personal success provided some of them with a sense of hope and renewed commitment regarding the relationship with their son/daughter and his/her future.”
- Sue Krampe, Youth Coordinator, Tim Taylor, Guidance Counselor Apollo High School, KY
“I have received a great deal of positive comments regarding the effect you had on the foster care teens from both the teens as well as the staff that were present. I believe that you certainly reached your goal, as far as reaching at least one child. I would venture to say you were able to reach quite a few teens.”
- Eleanor Kane, Independent Living Coordinator, Wildwood, FL
“I so much enjoyed meeting you and hearing your Keynote address. Anyone who can make people laugh and cry at the same time has God-given talent for sure. That is what you made us all do and your words were greatly appreciated.”
- Dr. J. Paul Batson, Arkansas Parent Educator Conference Attendee