Client Testimonials

Client Testimonials

Watch testimonial videos by Aaron’s very satisfied clients. As a motivational speaker, he strives to make every client extremely happy by connecting, motivating and entertaining the audience.

Read a sampling of the happy client recommendation letters, too. See what others say about how Aaron’s programs positively impacted their lives.

Aaron customizes his material to match your organization’s needs. Aaron can tailor his keynote to exactly what you need for your meeting or event. Contact him today and find out how he can boost productivity, improve the bottom line, and make your operation safer.

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“That was one of the finest events as a Scouter I’ve ever seen, even in the midst of this adversity and pandemic.Aaron, you knocked it out of the park, period!”

Chris Vaughan, ‘74 ,Eagle Award Dinner Organizer, Scoutmaster,
Scouts BSA Troop 654, San Diego-Imperial Council BSA

Video testimonials by Aaron’s clients

Chris Burnette (VP Development Indian Waters Scout Council)

“Aaron was a stunning and motivational speaker for our Friends of Scouting fundraising event at the Indian Waters Boy Scouts Council event.”
— Chris Burnette VP Development Indian Waters Scout Council

Doug Stone (Indian Waters Boy Scout Council)

“Aaron was a tremendous motivational speaker for the annual fundraising event.”
— Client Speaking Testimonial Doug Stone Indian Waters Boy Scout Council

Dan Rogers (Georgia Carolina BSA Council)

“Aaron is entertaining, stunning and pithy. He is the real deal.”
— Motivational Speaking Client Dan Rogers Georgia Carolina BSA Council

Brent Turley (Institute of Transportation Engineers Utah)

“Aaron really customized the presentation to the topic of the conference.”
— Brent Turley, Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE) Utah

Kevyn Smeltzer, Public Works Operations Director

“Aaron’s presentation was inspirational and exceeded our expectations.”
— Kevyn Smeltzer, Public Works Operations Director, Salt Lake County, Utah

Lisa Dobrolinsky (CFO Conference)

“After hearing Aaron’s talk, I along with others at the conference were really moved. It was thought-provoking. It was relevant.”
— Lisa Dobrolinsky, Christian College CFO conference

Steve Emerson (Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho)

“It’s also inspiring and very applicable to anybody who would have the opportunity to hear Aaron speak.”
— Steve Emerson, VP, CFO, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho

Callie Elliott (Springfield, OR Chamber of Commerce)

“I thought the presentation was very unique.”
— Callie Elliott, Springfield, OR Chamber of Commerce

Rob Godfrey (Utah Event Planner)

“I felt like the content Aaron delivered was right to the point.”
— Rob Godfrey, Utah Meeting Planner

Paige Sharpe (Springfield, OR Chamber of Commerce)

“Aaron is easy to work with. He responds quickly.”
— Paige Sharpe, Springfield, OR, Chamber of Commerce

Terry Butts (Utah Public Employee)

“I thought the message was very applicable to everyone that attended.”
— Terry Butts, Utah Public Employee

Bill Keys, US Customs Officer, San Ysidro Point of Entry, BSA Troop 866, Imperial Beach, CA

“I loved it. Aaron inspires everybody that he’s around.”
— Bill Keys, US Customs Officer

Joey Parker, Huntsman Cancer Institute

“The journeys that Aaron has gone on really did teach us some lessons about what we do here.”
— Joey Parker, Associate HR Director, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Rachel Jenkins, Huntsman Cancer Institute

“Aaron tailored it to fit with what’s going on.”
— Rachel Jenkins, Administrative Assistant, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Maj. Rashida Graves, USAF, MEPS, 3rd Battalion

“[1 year later] “My crew here in Butte enjoyed Aaron’s presentation so much that they still talk about it.

— Maj. Rashida Graves, USAF, Commander Butte MEPS 3rd Battalion

Lea Peterson, Wyoming Recognition Days, TOPS

“I found his message to be inspiring. He was able to tailor his message to exactly what we needed.”
— Lea Peterson, Chair, WY Recognition Days, TOPS Club

Isabelle Billerey-Rayel, European Business Manager, Dalim Software GmbH (Germany)

“I just loved it. What Aaron did is just tremendous. I think this just shows the power of yourself and human beings. What he told us was really the story of life.”
— Isabelle Billerey-Rayel, European Business Manager, Dalim Software GmbH

Christian Blaise, CEO of Bleupoint (France)

“This is something new for us. It was really inspiring and the people really liked it.”
— Christian Blaise, CEO of Bleupoint

Paul Wagner, Dalim Software GmbH (Germany)

“I think with this kind of mentality, you can better manage your team.”
— Paul Wagner, Dalim Software GmbH

Jennifer Sewell (District Executive, Boy Scouts of America)

“I would definitely recommend Aaron as a speaker. He definitely pulls at the heartstrings.”
— Jennifer Sewell, District Executive, Rainbow Council, Boy Scouts of America

Keith Dobrolinsky (Assurance Agency / Boy Scouts of America)

“There were a lot of great takeaways that Aaron provided that will last for the whole audience.”
— Keith Dobrolinsky, Vice President of Events, Rainbow Council, Boy Scouts of America

Vic Cansolino, VP Catalog Retail Sales, LSC Communications (formerly R.R. Donnelly)

“What really differentiated Aaron’s presentation was that he not only spoke about his amazing adventure and all of the challenges that it entailed, but he tied it back in with the challenges of our specific business industry as well as challenges that we face in our personal lives.”
— Vic Cansolino, LSC Communications

Neil Malicoat, Safety Manager, Ciner Wyoming (soda ash mining)

“In bringing Aaron Linsdau to talk at the end of our annual MSHA refresher, our employees have been very upbeat, very positive about his message that he sends.”
— Neil Malicoat, Safety Manager, Ciner Wyoming

Pamela Schenk, Director of Planning and Administration, Gravure Association of Americas

“I’m very pleased with how everything turned out. We are very pleased with what Aaron delivered. We would definitely would hire him again and recommend him.”
— Pamela Schenk, Gravure Association of Americas

Jeffrey Hill, President, Horizon Paper

“His message of perseverance and attitude was something that was well received by our group. For me, it was a wonderful experience and something that I will remember for a long time.”
— Jeffrey Hill, President, Horizon Paper

Paul Schore (Mayor, Bourbonnais, Illinois)

“I think it was very relatable to all kinds of people.”
— Mayor Paul Schore, Bourbonnais, Illinois

Ted Karns (Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of America)

“I got a lot out of the speech. I would definitely recommend Aaron for speaking at any organization.”
— Ted Karns, Rainbow Council (Illinois), Boy Scouts of America

John Owens, Learning and Organizational Development Trainer, Ciner Wyoming (soda ash mining company)

“Aaron was very easy to work with. He helped us set up a great schedule. He was able to adjust his keynote work for us. The feedback from the message was phenomenal.”
— John Owens, Ciner Wyoming

Lunden Maestas, Future Business Leaders of America

“Aaron was a wonderful person to work with.  He got back with me within an hour of when I contacted him. It was just a really fun experience.”
— Lunden Maestas, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Colorado District 6

Jeiremy Gomez, Safety Specialist, EMT, Ciner Wyoming (soda ash mining)

“The biggest takeaway that I think our people really hit home with them is how much their personal safety decisions means to them. When you’re trying to teach a safety culture, and you’re trying to get everybody to think as a group, and to be safe as a group, that’s a really strong message.”
— Jeiremy Gomez, Ciner Wyoming

Lieutenant Colonel Roy Eichler, US Army Retired

“I think I’ve done a lot of [tough things], but I haven’t done near what I’ve seen that Aaron has done.”
— Lieutenant Colonel Roy Eichler, US Army Retired

Adrian Hackett, CEO and Scout Executive of the West Tennessee Boy Scout Council

“Aaron did a fantastic talk. He communicated very well back and forth leading up to and through the event.”
— Adrian Hackett, CEO and Scout Executive of the West Tennessee Boy Scout Council

Susie Blair, Valley of the Tetons Library, Driggs Branch Librarian

“Aaron did an awesome job with the presentation. Aaron gave real-life practicality to an expedition that probably none of us will ever be on, but we all can learn from it. Aaron did a great job.”
— Susie Blair, Branch Librarian, Valley of the Tetons Library

Sue O’Connor, Driggs, Idaho public coordinator

“Aaron was very inspiring and funny. I would love to hear him speak more. When I looked around at the audience, everybody was very engaged and inspired by what he had to stay. His talk continued to generate a lot of interest. His grit is inspiring. I think we need more speakers like that who can remind us of what we can do. I would definitely recommend Aaron as a motivational speaker. He has a fun way of entertaining.”
— Sue O’Connor, Community Organizer, Driggs, ID

Valerie Maginnis, Director of Teton County Library

“Aaron’s presentation was truly inspiring in that here’s an individual that challenged himself to his highest potential and was alone in that venture, having to rely on his fortitude, his strength, his creativity. Yes, I would certainly recommend Aaron as a motivational speaker to organizations and to age groups at all levels. His engaging personality, his approachability, and Aaron have a knack with people.”
— Valerie Maginnis, Director of Teton County Library

“It was a fantastic presentation. The students were completely captivated by his presentation. I would absolutely recommend Aaron. I was impressed with his ability to adapt to our younger students. His message is universal about persevering and finding your passion.”
— Shannon Shuptrine, Lower School Director Journeys School of Teton Science Schools

Miranda Bear, Human Resources Officer, O’Chiese First Nation

“With the video that Aaron presented, and the obstacles that he faced, we face challenges in everyday life and that we should never give up—it was the message we really wanted him to emphasize during the training. Aaron’s message was exactly what we needed for our retreat. Yes I would recommend Aaron as a speaker.”
— Miranda Bear, Human Resources Officer, Business Center, O’Chiese First Nation, Alberta, Canada

Steve Lizarraga, Director of student support services, Sweetwater Union High School District Former principal (Chula Vista High, Southwest Middle), assistant principal, teacher.

“Having that message come across to all the students saying this is an example of the challenges that you have. They’re going to share that message with friends and family.”
— Steve Lizarraga, Sweetwater Union High School District

Shelby Elkes, program coordinator of corporate sales, Red Deer College, Alberta, Canada

“No matter what anyone else to you about what you can and cannot do, it was about persevering through that and telling yourself that you can succeed in no matter what you think you can do. This was specific for leadership and it captured the audience.”
— Shelby Elkes,Red Deer College, Alberta, Canada

Lee Romero, Principal Southwest High School

“Aaron’s words were so pogniant, appropriate, and motivating for them to take the next step.”
— Lee Romero, Principal Southwest High School

Rick Lakin, Owner iCrewDigital Publications, retired teacher, Toastmasters Advanced Communicator Gold, Video Producer

“Aaron’s presentation motivated the kids. It was a positive experience for everyone in the room. He’s a good motivational speaker.”
— Rick Lakin, iCrew Publishing

Audience Testimonials

Read a sampling of the recommendation letters Aaron has received. See what others say about Aaron’s presentations and their impact.

Watch some of the testimonial videos by former audience members. As a motivational speaker, Aaron Linsdau strives to connect with each audience, regardless of age, educational level, or experience.

Aaron customizes his material to match the audience, coordinator, or organizer needs. Whether you have a sales force, school, or organization, Aaron will work with you to deliver exactly the message you want.

Client letters of recommendation

National Wildlife Museum

Zion Lutheran School

Federally Employed Women

Crosspoint Industries

Chris Lines BSA

“We have two fathers in our troop with over 20 years of experience each as Navy Seals, and they were impressed with the Aaron’s presentation.”
— Chris Lines

Audience Testimonials: Quotes

Read some of the audience testimonials received:.

“Our faculty and student body could not have been more pleased with your presentation. It was inspirational, engaging, and appropriate for the ages of students present. We will be excited to stay connected to your story and adventures. I will certainly recommend you in the future. Thank you for visiting our school and sharing your message and book!”
— Shannon Shuptrine, Lower School Director Journeys School of Teton Science Schools

“Thank you so much. The class has been a great learning experience.”
— Emile Zynobia, Jackson, WY

“Your material is very inspirational. Thank you very much!”
— Richard Georgi, Grove International Partners LLP

“Meant to tell you how much I enjoyed your presentation at the Geo club meeting last week. Really great! You seem like your in your element up there in front of the audience.”
— Paul P., Jackson, WY

“Thanks, You are amazing.”
— Keith Hammon, Chief of Police, Rigby, ID

“Best program we can remember. People were talking about it long afterwards. They never do that.”
— Bill Sears, Bonita, CA

“I have to tell you that over the years I have facilitated many varied programs and never have I had as many comments and complements as I did after you spoke.”
— Nancy Carpenedo, Idaho State University Friends for Learning

“Thank you so much for being at our event today, we heard wonderful feedback from everyone! You were so great for the wide age range, which is awesome! I apologize that I was not able to chat or say goodbye after the assembly, things got a bit crazy there for a while. Thank you for being flexible and we wish you all the best!”
— Schuyler Germann, Belgrade High School

“Your talk was very inspiring. We learned a lot from your program on Leadership, and we had fun doing it.”
— Kari Bayley, O’Chiese First Nation

“I really appreciate you coming out. It was a good time and you were an inspiration to everyone. You’re in a class by yourself.”
— Gentner Drummond, CEO, Drummond Communications

“Your talk was inspiring and it really helped our team. We needed a boost and you did the job.”
— Randy Pierce, President, Drummond Communications

“That was incredible. Thank you so much for the talk. Good luck on your future expeditions.”
— Mickey Uphold, U.S. Cellular Premier Locations

“I just want to give you a special thanks for a great presentation last night. It was engaging and informative and enlightening. My wife and I talked about it all the way home and into the night with lots of: I would never even dream of doing that. It was a good balance of information about your preparation (e.g., batteries), preparation (Yellowstone and Greenland and pulling those truck tires), and photographs that helped us realize the desolation of the South Pole.”
— Randy Isaacson, Professor Emeritus at Indiana University

“Your talk was so inspiring. You helped me so much. I’m completely in awe.”
— Paula Sprague, Farm Credit Services Southwest

“You did a fantastic job last night. You kept me and everyone else captivated and engaged the entire time.”
— Ed Lavino, Teton County School District, author of Prevailing Westerlies

“I enjoyed the class this morning. Seems like it went very quickly!!.”
— David Johnson, Jackson, WY

“An unbelievable achievement Aaron. Both physically and mentally. Your determination is amazing. Yellowstone in winter is also just beautiful. Will go for the 3rd time this winter but will stay in a cabin and not in a tent like you did…only because I don’t trust those Wolfpacks.”
— Jantina Tuthill

“You have been the best speaker we have ever had.”
— Christopher Vaughn, Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner

“Your book was incredible. I felt as though I was with you all the way, experiencing every step. I could not believe you did that – I’m inspired.”
— Beverly Kight, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center

“I just finished your book. Wow, what a journey! I just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed reading about how you overcame the challenges to reach your goal. You are so fortunate to have had the guts and opportunity to achieve your goal. Bravo!”
— Jim Ristuccia, Etching Expressions

“My 12 year old was one of the boys you spoke to Wednesday night. Just wanted to say thank you! He really enjoyed the talk and can’t wait to read your book. We love getting him exposed to positive and motivated role models.”
— Letticia Atkins, Encinitas, CA

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