Colleges & Universities

“We have finally summarized the … evaluations of your presentation to the Learning to Lead class …. The results to the three statements on the form are as follows:

  • Presenter was well prepared.  96% (strongly agree)
  • I acquired “new knowledge” from the presentation.  100% (strongly agree)
  • The information presented is meaningful to me.  100% (strongly agree)

Once again, you received an overwhelmingly positive response from the students.”

Dean Porr, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of
Business Administration, Kent State University


“I wanted to share with you some of the things my students wrote . . .:

  • “The biggest thing I got from Nobby was when he told us to write out our goals.”
  • “When I face adversity I my future as an entrepreneur, I will think back to how inspirational Nobby’s story was . . . I will take those feelings and turn them into a way that I can motivate myself to succeed.”
  • “I think the biggest lesson from the chat was to be happy with yourself and that you are not a failure until you quit.”
  • “I got a lot of Nobby as a speaker. I would enjoy listening to Nobby Lewandowski speak again.”

Kay Molkentin – Director for Integrated Entrepreneurship, Hiram College

“Life lessons regarding successes, risk and disappointment were impactful and genuine . . .  Here are a few quotes from Students:

  • “As always, students were upon their feet and on the edge of their seat throughout Nobby’s talk! Students quoted him throughout the rest of the retreat and felt inspired by his life story and concept of the 7 C’s of Leadership.”
  • “When Nobby Lewandowski walked up to the podium, we all instantly expected the cliché. This impression didn’t last long! Nobby quickly put our initial notions to rest, giving us an unconventional view on overcoming judgment and life obstacles. . . . . I don’t think I’ll be able to view ‘challenges’ the same way again.”

Kate Kraus – Former Director, New Student and Parent Programs,
Associate Registrar, Case Western Reserve University


“Your ability to interact directly with the students, coupled with your engaging presentational style kept our audience so incredibly attentive.  Two of the student participants were eager to also speak on your behalf!

  • “This might be the only speaker that I’ve wanted to listen to for the full time. I’ve never seen a room full of students actually put their cell phones down and listen.”
  • “Nobby had gotten his message across not just to the students present at the presentation, but to everyone in attendance. You know the speech was good when you still talk about it weeks afterwards!”

Colleen Barker-Williamson – Director, Student Activities& Leadership, Case Western Reserve University”


Thank you for coming to speak to my graduate Fluency Disorders Class last month.  The students shared with me their appreciation for hearing your story.

  • “. . . . I have big plans for myself and you have inspired me to dream even bigger!”
  • “. . . . Confidence plays an integral part in any communication, and I’m so happy I was able to hear a story that so eloquently showed the change.”
  • “Nobby was a captivating speaker.  . . . .  When talking to future fluency clients, he would be a great person to reference that with the right attitude, anything can be accomplished.”
  • “Nobby’s message about being able to achieve whatever we want as long as we are willing to work hard to be an excellent reminder for myself.  In general, I found his presentation to be very practical and informative as well as enjoyable.”
  • “. . . anything is possible.  This is important to remember when dealing with clients because it is important to make them believe that they can achieve anything in life, they just have to believe in themselves and work hard.”

Hayley S. Arnold, Ph.D., CCC-SLP – Assistant Professor,
Speech-Pathology and Audiology, Kent State University


“Your recent Meeting of the Minds with Nobby Lewandowski . . . exceeded our expectations!  It is noteworthy that a majority of the audience members stayed after the presentation to interact with you and/or each other.  One student commented, ‘. . . there was a major them that resonated with me:  a positive attitude is key.  Through a positive attitude and dedication to your family, friends and self, one is able to accomplish anything . . . .’

Jennifer L. Johnson – Associate Dean, Undergraduate and
Integrated Programs, Case Western Reserve University


“As always, you were spectacular!  I asked my students what they thought of your presentation and they enthusiastically responded with ‘loved him,’ ‘extraordinary,’ ‘great message,’ ‘sincere,’ ‘amazing,’ and the adjectives went on and on!!  . . . I look forward to your presentation in March.”

Elizabeth A. Sinclair – Assistant Dean, College of Business Administration, Kent State University


“Your keynote speech was, by far, the highlight of our Business Week Activities.  A keynote speech needs to challenge, enlighten, encourage and provide direction to the audience members.  Your speech did all that and more.  The audience also appreciates and feeds off your enthusiasm.  You helped us make Business Week a success.”

Richard H. Kolbe – Dean, Haile/US Bank College of Business, Northern Kentucky University


“. . . I would like to congratulate you for being Kent State’s Beta Alpha Psi Presenter of the Year for Spring 2015!  Your average rating was 9.96, which was OUTSTANDING!!!  Below are some comments students made about your presentation:

  • “Loved his advice: respect everyone: expect nothing.”
  • “I feel like I can now do anything I want.”
  • “The BEST motivational speaker I have ever heard.”

Mindy Malbasa, Faculty Advisor; Hallie D’Agostino, President of Beta Alpha Psi;
and Liz Valentin, Vice President, Accounting Association, Kent State University