SPEAKING TESTIMONIALS

Feedback from OLLI Members"

"Can’t wait for his next course."

"I will be actively searching for Craig Whelden’s courses in the future. I’m now a fan!"

"WOW would describe the entire presentation."

"Craig’s delivery was really well done. He is a great speaker."

"Craig is such a great speaker, with wonderful information."

"The General’s first-hand knowledge was fantastic!!"

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"This presenter is terrific.  I may become a groupie!"

"All I can say is WOW."

"Great! Keep inviting Craig back!"

"Major General Whelden should be a regular presenter for OLLI. Thanks for a great presentation!!"

"Please have Craig speak many more times."

"Excellent, excellent presentation.  Have already signed up for his next presentation."

SPEAKING TESTIMONIALS

Feedback from OLLI Members"

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"Can’t wait for his next course."

"I will be actively searching for Craig Whelden’s courses in the future. I’m now a fan!"

"WOW would describe the entire presentation."

"Craig’s delivery was really well done. He is a great speaker."

"Craig is such a great speaker, with wonderful information."

"The General’s first-hand knowledge was fantastic!!"

"This presenter is terrific.  I may become a groupie!"

"All I can say is WOW."

"Great! Keep inviting Craig back!"

"Major General Whelden should be a regular presenter for OLLI. Thanks for a great presentation!!"

"Please have Craig speak many more times."

"Excellent, excellent presentation.  Have already signed up for his next presentation."

SPEAKING TESTIMONIALS

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Captain Craig Poulson

Los Angeles Fire Department Leadership Academy

Honored to Have His Insights
 
“The Los Angeles City Fire Department’s Leadership Program is the only one of its kind in the nation, and General Whelden’s lessons in leadership and life have been very impactful. His knowledge and his experiences have given the fire service a very balanced approach to leadership. Craig’s book has now been incorporated into our curriculum, and we are honored to have his insights into the development of our current and next generation of leaders.”
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LAFD Leadership Program

Student Feedback

"Amazing speaker. Made so many great points that really hit home. Would love to hear him speak again."

"I could listen to his stories for hours…"

"Light at the End of the Tunnel' was one of the most inspiring stories I’ve ever heard. A+++"

"Best Speaker!"

Feedback from OLLI Members"

"Can’t wait for his next course."

"I will be actively searching for Craig Whelden’s courses in the future. I’m now a fan!"

"WOW would describe the entire presentation."

"Craig’s delivery was really well done. He is a great speaker."

"Craig is such a great speaker, with wonderful information."

"The General’s first-hand knowledge was fantastic!!"

Osher-200px

"This presenter is terrific.  I may become a groupie!"

"All I can say is WOW."

"Great! Keep inviting Craig back!"

"Major General Whelden should be a regular presenter for OLLI. Thanks for a great presentation!!"

"Please have Craig speak many more times."

"Excellent, excellent presentation.  Have already signed up for his next presentation."

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Honored to Have His Insights
“The Los Angeles City Fire Department’s Leadership Program is the only one of its kind in the nation, and General Whelden’s lessons in leadership and life have been very impactful. His knowledge and his experiences have given the fire service a very balanced approach to leadership. Craig’s book has now been incorporated into our curriculum, and we are honored to have his insights into the development of our current and next generation of leaders.”

Captain Craig Poulson

Los Angeles Fire Department Leadership Academy

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Dynamic Perspective and Great Information

"Amazing speaker. Made so many great points that really hit home. Would love to hear him speak again."

"I could listen to his stories for hours…"

"Light at the End of the Tunnel' was one of the most inspiring stories I’ve ever heard."

"Best Speaker!"

"A+++"

Students of the LAFD

Leadership Program

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A Speaker You Don't Want to Miss!
 
“Major General Craig Whelden is a fascinating speaker and very popular with our Contemporary Club of Indianapolis members! His presentation kept us all on the edge of our seats for the entire time and inspired in-depth questions from our members. Craig is a speaker you don’t want to miss!”

Rachel Cohen

President, Contemporary Club of Indianapolis

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He Fills the Room!
 
“It would not be off the mark to say that Major General Craig Whelden is a modern-day icon. We were honored by his presence for our ‘In-Conversation with’ segment and we were truly inspired by this wonderful human being. He fills the room and, as a leader, he is exemplary and inspirational. His stories reveal a humble, transparent, and an apt leader that one can learn much from.”

Vidusha and Anton

Luminary Learning, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Ron-Carson
Exactly What We Needed to Hear
 
"Craig Whelden delivered the keynote at Carson Group’s Partner Summit in Fall 2019, an annual event that brings together hundreds of the top financial advisors and entrepreneurs in the country. His lessons weaving together life, work, leadership and interpersonal habits were just what our Carson family needed to hear going into 2020—a year that has tested us in life and business in new and unexpected ways. General Whelden challenged us to combine both positive and negative experiences in order to improve our ability to lead, and he gave us takeaways to inspire the people around us with candor and authenticity."

Ron Carson

CEO and Founder, Carson Group

Barry Wren - Suntrust
Highly Recommend
 
“As a leader, I am always looking for ways to stretch and grow my team’s leadership capacity. I found the perfect opportunity to do that with Craig Whelden. I felt like my team would be inspired and energized by Craig and I was not wrong! Craig shared insights – learned over many years – that align with our core values and his presentation had a great impact. I highly recommend him as speaker, author, and a subject matter expert on leadership. Thank you Craig for helping to impact the leadership acumen of my team!”

Barry Wren

Group VP, Area Leader for Low Country, SunTrust Bank

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Phenomenal!
 
"Craig was the closing key-note speaker for our last leadership team conference at PhishLabs. He did a phenomenal job in weaving in our core values and reiterating key points discussed throughout the day. The stories and lessons learned from his past really resonated with the team and he shared them with humility and a growth mindset. Powerful messages, Craig. Thank you!”

Tony Prince

CEO, PhishLabs

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Communicate, Motivate, Activate
 
“In the more than 15 years I have worked with Army and Marine Corps leader Craig Whelden, it’s his ability to clearly communicate complex, multi-faceted issues to a variety of audiences that has been most impressive. Leadership does not exist in a vacuum, it is as effective as one’s ability to communicate, motivate, and activate. That’s Craig!”

Jennifer Sabas

Chief of Staff for Daniel K. Inouye (Former U.S. Senator and Medal of Honor recipient)

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Craig Inspired Thousands of Leaders
 
“In the years following 9/11, I was honored to have Craig organize and chair multiple conferences that our company produced titled ‘Information Sharing and Homeland Security.’ All were huge successes. Craig inspired thousands of leaders from the Intelligence Community, the Department of Defense, law enforcement, the private sector, academia, and industry to gather face-to-face to find better ways to win the war on terrorism!”

John Skipper

President, National Conference Services, Inc.

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My Highest Recommendation
 
“Craig Whelden has been a personal and professional mentor to me for more than 30 years. His book, along with his dynamic speaking engagements have my highest recommendation for all who wish to improve themselves as a leader and their organizations.”

Colonel Jerry Ferguson

U.S. Army (Retired) CEO, FTT LLC.

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Listen to His Sage Advice
 
“Craig Whelden is a leader soldiers have wanted to follow his entire career. Anyone wanting to develop their leadership potential or who seek to build a high performing team should listen to his sage advice and learn from his experiences.”

GENERAL David McKiernan

U.S. Army (Retired)

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Craig Personifies Trust
 
“I’ve known Craig Whelden for more than 30 years and have found him to be one of the most inspirational leaders with whom I have served within my 39-year career in the U.S. Army. Trust is one of the most important traits a leader must possess, and Craig personifies trust.”

GENERAL James D. (JD) Thurman

U.S. Army (Retired) Former Commander, U.S./Allied Forces, Korea

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