Client Testimonials

Client Testimonials & Recommendations

Audience testimonial
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.


Video testimonials by Aaron’s clients

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

“He ended up tailoring his normal presentations to what we needed here at the MEPS. I thought he did a very fantastic job.
—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 you 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


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


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


Julie Hopkins, Mineral Management Specialist and Co-Chair Civil Rights Action Team, Salmon-Challis National Forest

“I’ve had many people come to me after the presentation and let me what a great job Aaron did. He was pleasant to work with, easy to work with, and very positive. I absolutely would recommend Aaron as a speaker.”
Julie Hopkins, Mineral Management Specialist, Salmon-Challis National Forest, US Forest Service


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 has a knack with people.”

Valerie Maginnis, Director of Teton County Library


Shannon Shuptrine, Lower School Director Journeys School of Teton Science Schools

“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


Kari Bayley, O’Chiese First Nation

“It was very inspiring and I liked how Aaron related it to us and to our nation. I felt like crying a few times. I was moved by what Aaron said.”
—Kari Bayley, 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


Gina Kurtchov, After School Coordinator, Teacher, Southwest High School

“It wasn’t what I expected. He focused on the mindset. He opened eyes and opened worlds.”
—Gina Kurtchov, After School Coordinator, Teacher


Marlene Keys, Women’s Organizations, Book Club member

“I learned so much and it was great to just be in his presence. He is so knowledgable and warm.”
—Marlene Keys, Women’s Organizations


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


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


Parent testimonial, Zion Lutheran School, Fallbrook, CA

“It was really interesting to listen to. I really liked the part where he explained that you might want to do something but your skillset is somewhere else.”
—Parent, Zion Lutheran School


Parent testimonial, Zion Lutheran School, Fallbrook, CA

“I thought it caught their attention. Usually [the kids] don’t sit that long.”
—Parent, Zion Lutheran School


Community leader testimonial, Encinitas, CA

“They could relate to what you’re doing. The topic is spot on for the kids doing anything in their life.”
—Community Leader


Parent testimonial, Zion Lutheran School, Fallbrook, CA

“His words were deep and they were heartfelt. Those kids were amazed and they were thinking about things. They don’t sit that still.”
—Parent, Zion Lutheran School


Community leader testimonial, Encinitas, CA

“Aaron’s presentation was amazing. I think he really gave them some inspiration about following their dreams.”
—Community Leader


Parent testimonial, Zion Lutheran School, Fallbrook, CA

“We couldn’t get enough. That’s why we’re here two hours afterwards.”
—Parent, Zion Lutheran School


Community leader testimonial, Encinitas, CA

“I think that any time that someone can hera about the power in themselves and to make a commitment to goals and ideas, it just inspires people. Aaron did a great job at doing that. He uplifts, inspires, and entertains.”
—Community Leader


Community leader testimonial, Encinitas, CA

“Whether you want to anything like that or not, it makes you think that you might do something that’s different than before.”
—Community Leader


Client letters of recommendation

Letters of Recommendation
National Wildlife Museum
Zion Lutheran School
Zion Lutheran School
Federally Employed Women
Federally Employed Women
Phil Kessler
Crosspoint Industries
Chris Lines BSA
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

Speaking at schools
Speaking at schools, courtesy of Nancy Lang

Read some of the audience testimonials received:

“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

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

Chief Darren Whitford, O'Chiese First Nation
Chief Darren Whitford, O’Chiese First Nation

“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

Drummond Communications
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

“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

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

“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.” Thank you! – Letticia Atkins, Encinitas, CA


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