Success Stories


“I want to thank you for the great presentation today. It’s not quite often I meet speakers who can not only deliver a great presentation but also have the ability to provide immediate impact on an organization! It was above and beyond the standard of excellence! Extraordinary! Thank you.”  — Ed Trevis, President and CEO, Corvalent
“We loved Joe Serio’s presentation! He was the perfect speaker for our leadership summit: inspiring, insightful, and entertaining. I appreciated that Joe was very well prepared and easy to work with. I enthusiastically recommend him to other meeting planners and association executives who are looking to add a leadership component to their conferences.” — Tricia Hall, Executive Director, Texas Pediatric Society
George Linial“Joe Serio is a powerful, passionate and persuasive speaker, and his ability to inspire our leadership institute class was remarkable. His ability to relate personal experiences provided great examples to illustrate his talking points. Joe connected well with the audience. I would highly recommend him.” — George Linial, President, LeadingAge Texas
“Thank you so much for your help with the TMRS Annual Training Seminar. Your presentation was very popular with the crowd at lunch, exactly the right inspirational touch.” — Bill Wallace, Director of Communications, Texas Municipal Retirement System

Government Agencies

Roxane Marek“Your training has probably been THE MOST USEFUL in terms of practical application that I have had in my 22+ year career. I have implemented it in every aspect of my life. Your delivery was phenomenal!” – Roxane Marek, Chief Probation Officer, Wharton/Matagorda County Adult Probation Department
“I’ve been in this business for 33 years. That was the best training I ever attended.” — Joe Scott, Director, Collin County Juvenile Probation Department, McKinney, TX
“You did an exceptional job in delivering your remarks. One participant said he looked forward to you becoming a household name across the country!” – Art Leonardo, Executive Director, North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents (NAAWS)
Kristin HunterYou were a huge success! Your focus in and on life is a wonderful lesson to us all. Thank you so much for a motivating and phenomenal event!” – Kristin Hunter, Chief Probation Officer, Walker County Adult Probation Department
You far exceeded my expectations! When I left the room, I heard lots of praise! Great job!” – Melanie Thomas, Texas Municipal Retirement System
“Joe Serio challenged the audience to ask ourselves ‘What’s possible?’ To accomplish results that we thought were not possible and thinking about the power of the words we use. The short time with Joe also brought a long lasting awareness of how to deal with fear.” – Jim Parrish, Assistant City Manager, Plano, TX


“I want to thank you very much for your absolutely first-rate presentation. You have mastered a very effective style of public speaking that is both educational and entertaining.” – Eric Hoffmann, Faculty, University at Albany (SUNY)
Kim Schnurbush“The students were fascinated by your presentation. This was one of the most interesting talks we’ve had all year.” – Kim Schnurbush, Faculty, The University of Tampa

General Audience Testimonials

“★★★★★ This guy has an AMAZING presentation! Looking forward to working with him in the future. If you need leadership motivation training, get this guy to your office. HE’S THAT GOOD!“— Roy Williams, Jr., Grand Prairie, TX
“Joe, things are going great. Since your class, I have dropped 30 lbs. in 3 months and have recently started lifting weights for the first time in almost 20 years. I am … doing all I can to further my education, and, most importantly, working on my relationship with my wife and kids, making it the best it can be and being a better example to them (it’s improving every week). Thank you for everything. You’ve inspired me to change my life.” — Matt Bell, Tyler, TX
“I enjoyed your presentation—it had a big impact on me and what I believe about myself. I plan on making no more excuses for myself and will be all I can be in not only my career but every aspect of my life. I met with my highest two managers yesterday and told them about a new direction for my office and some big things that we are going to accomplish. They were very excited about it.” — Jeff May, McKinney, TX
Kandy Buntyn“In the back of my mind, I still hear you saying, ‘You can do it!’ I never believed that I was capable of all these things. Learning to manage my time, set priorities, and, most importantly, follow through has definitely been worth it. No matter how many times I fall I will keep getting up to face my fears. It feels good to give your best regardless of what everyone else is doing. I am getting an award for excellence next week!” — Kandy Buntyn, Houston, TX
“I left your presentation feeling so empowered that I went down to the college to see about taking classes. Thank you for making me feel renewed again and bringing back the enthusiasm that I had lost.” — Cathy Pannell, McKinney, TX
“I recently attended one of your presentations. Some of the ideas you presented my wife and I have implemented…. We have eliminated a lot of stress in our daily life. I’d like to thank you for motivating me to drive for more and not use the excuse of not having enough time. I will start school again in the summer to work on my second master’s degree.…Thanks for motivating me to get back on track and not settle in life.” Oscar Chavez, TX