"In 17 years of teaching in 5 states you were the brightest most inspiring and entertaining I have every heard as a keynote speaker."

Anita Bransford Bankhead.

Special Education Teacher

Huntsville City Schools

"When Josh spoke for us, I had 18 year veterans telling me he was the best that they had ever heard and thanked me for bringing him to Tri-Valley. I also had administrators tell me that it was the best start to a school year that they had ever had and that Josh had set the stage for that beginning. We have a staff of 150 at Tri Valley. During the course of the day I was thanked by every staff member for bringing Josh in to speak. Almost to a person they stated that he put everything in perspective."

Curt Simonson

Superintendent of Tri-Valley CUSD #3

"The other day I overheard one of my agents use a direct quote from the speech to a prospective client on the phone! I give Josh my highest recommendation."

Betsey Merritt

Founder and Broker in Charge

Betsey’s Real Estate

"More than 7,000 people heard Josh speak at our annual management conference. A miracle himself, Josh inspired us to make the most of our own lives."

Mary Sammons

CEO, Rite Aid

"During the speech I went from laughing to crying several times. I have seldom been so entertained by a message that I could relate to. "

Randy Collins


American Association of School Administrators

"Josh received, and deserved, two standing ovations!"

Val Durrant

Director, Corporate Development

Children's Miracle Network

"Josh is an extraordinary young man with a message that inspires and awes his audiences with his true life experiences.He is a must for your next meeting! "

Vinnie Tracey


RE/MAX International

"Josh is just the best and we are all still talking about the impact he had on each of us!"

Pat Smith


Unitus Credit Union

"Josh's message of persistence and optimism is life changing. He will inspire even the most cynical audience!"

Sarah Canepa Bang


Financial Service Centers Cooperative, Inc.


"Josh is, in one word, amazing. But one word can’t describe the impact of his presentation. His high-energy, hugely inspirational presentation captivates and mesmerizes audiences of all ages – from 13 to 103. There were moments of laugh-out-loud hilarity and moments of quiet poignancy when you could hear a pin drop in the room as Josh told his life story. His powerful message of overcoming life’s obstacles with courage, humor, and grace will grab your heart and stay with you forever."

Jil Harris

Education Chair

YPO Southern 7 Family Meeting 2009

"Best speaker I've ever heard!"

Michelle Foley

Conference Director

National Post-Secondary Agricultural Student Organization

"You started the conference with a BANG! I could have listened to you for another hour!"

Amy Hornbacher

Conference Chair

North Dakota Healthcare Financial Management Association

"I have been involved with DECA for over 15 years and I have to say that your speech was the best that I have seen."

Richard Totten

National President

Delta Epsilon Chi (DECA) 1998-99

"Josh's presentation was one of, if not the best, closing keynote ever given at our Educational Leaders Fall Conference."

Dr. Doug Johnson

Executive Director

North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders

"His presentation was entertaining and engaging while being an inspiration to the audience."

James Hiett

Senior Director of Distribution Center Operations


"Josh Sundquist was the 'grand finale' keynote speaker for our annual professional development conference for school administrators....Everyone in attendance was captivated by this young man and his engaging personality!!"

Christie Johnson

Executive Director

School Administrators of South Dakota

"We invited Eagle Scout Josh Sundquist to speak at our annual recognition dinner on the recommendation of just one person. That person had witnessed him light up a room of educational administrators, who can be a tough audience. We were confident his Scouting story would be well received. But his passion, enthusiasm and story-telling ability far exceeded the expectations of our staff and attendees. We’re still getting outstanding feedback from the event and I’ve already recommended him to another Boy Scout council for a similar event."

Joe Mueller

Director of Public Relations

Greater St. Louis Area Council

Boy Scouts of America

"I have received an enormous amount of positive feedback regarding Josh and the impact that his presentation had."

Shane Thomas M.S.

Manager Body-for-LIFE Challenge

Abbott Labs

"Josh inspires, informs, and entertains. His message resonates with any group, from young students to senior administrators."

Dave Courter

National Association of College Auxiliary Services - East Region

"Josh was without a doubt the greatest speaker we've ever had."

Andrew Reece

Maryland 4-H Teen Council

"Josh’s message of resiliency laced with humor keeps the attention of listeners, young and old."

Sandra Schilke

Assistant Coordinator

Williston Area Teacher Center

"We have run these camps for many years and have heard many speakers, and I can not give a stronger recommendation for someone."

Ray Manna


Power Camp

"Josh was INCREDIBLE! His message was spot on. WE WILL KEEP HOPE ALIVE!"

Philip Kouns

Chief Operating Officer

The Children's Village at Christian City

"Josh offers an incredibly inspiring story and is a great presenter. We heard more positive feedback from our employees about the event where Josh spoke than from any other group meeting we've held."

Neil Hayslett

Vice President

Farmers and Merchants Bank

"Josh Sundquist is a charismatic young speaker who grabs an audience's attention from the moment he takes the stage - and keeps it until the time he leaves it."

Jeff Martin, Director 

Advocacy Training 


"Today is our first day of school and teacher’s are still talking about you. Your fantastic energy and inspiration will carry us well into the school year!"

Lisa Petersen

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Columbia School District

"As a member of the staff, I typically hang around in the session room once the speaker is finished just to hear the initial reactions and comments. The room was filled with a positive buzz about Josh for an hour after his presentation concluded. Josh received a standing ovation from our group and I’m sure I speak for everyone in the room when I say we felt so grateful that he was there and shared his story with all of us."

Jennifer M. Velazquez

Event Planner

Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses

“As an event planner, Josh is the first keynote speaker I've worked with that tapped the heart and/or mind of every single audience member. Josh's message of overcoming adversity with humor, courage and grace is life changing.  Josh's delivery is perfect -- taking you from laughter to tears, and back again!  Josh - you should be very proud of yourself, you are one of the best! I am honored to have worked with you.”

Lori Maher

Executive Director

Missouri State of SHRM

Josh is a wonderful speaker who captivates everyone in the audience with his positive attitude and true life stories.  Truly an inspiration for all who hear him speak!”

Joy Turner

Meeting Planner and HR Specialist


"The event was the talk of the town at work! You were a big reason for its success! I couldn't be happier!"

Shawn Pulliaman

Director of Major Gifts

St. Joseph Hospital