Tara Derbick, HR Manager

First Choice Dental Group


Carl delivered a home run message at our event. His personality, demeanor, enthusiasm, and all around presence connected well with everyone. Comments about Carl ranged from one of the most energetic and entertaining speakers we have ever heard to the best speaker we have ever had at our Annual All Staff Meeting. Carl has an ability to connect with people, and is gifted in balancing a serious message with light animated humor. He has a powerful message to deliver in a powerful manner. Many of the employees suggested that we invite him back to speak again. He not only met expectations but he exceeded them! Those who meet and hear Carl will be moved and changed. A must hear! An incredible, humble, gracious speaker!

Sue Arbuckle, Conference Director

Florida Counseling Association


You were hands down the BEST presenter I have seen at one of our conventions, EVER. The feedback we received from your Keynote was OUTSTANDING! Here is just one of the statements we received from a convention participant: The most impressionable session I went to was the post-convention workshop with Carl Olson. The energy and enthusiasm that Carl has radiates onto his audience. He gave me so much more than I realized. He started a new spark in me that has already started burning flames. On that same note, how would you like to come back in November and do a pre-convention workshop? We would LOVE to have you back!

Catherine Knapp, Extension Educator

Wabasha County, MN


To say that Carl is a "keynote speaker" is an understatement. Carl is so much more. He held the attention of 50 youth ages 13-17, for a full two hours. Those that work with youth know, this alone, is no small feat. What impressed me the most is that Carl has a unique ability to teach important lessons while his students think they are simply playing games? Carl makes learning fun.

Bruce V. Olson

Anoka High School


Carl Olson was fabulous with my students! He was able to hold their attention for two full days, and had them asking for more. It wasn't that Carl had lots of knowledge about music, but he understood team building, student dynamics, and peer relationships. He motivated and inspired them with several "hands-on" activities and games, all of which included inspirational stories and a message which reinforced how to lead and get along with others.

Nick Burrows, Guidance Director

Madison Edgewood High School


Your enthusiasm and passion for education is second to none in 32 years as an educator observing presentations.Congratulations, and keep spreading your positive, enthusiastic message!