Testimonials

“Kelsey was most gracious with her time after the program to speak with students, to have photos taken and to interact with the adults in attendance. She has also made a point to communicate with us after the event. She is a real gem! I recommend Kelsey very highly as a speaker.”


Marcia Whitney Coordinator for School Development Services Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES

2017-10-02T13:40:48+00:00
“Kelsey was most gracious with her time after the program to speak with students, to have photos taken and to interact with the adults in attendance. She has also made a point to communicate with us after the event. She is a real gem! I recommend Kelsey very highly as a speaker.” Marcia Whitney Coordinator for School Development Services Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES

“She was funny, confident, informative and empowering.  She spoke to our hearts on so many levels.  The way she reached the girls right where they are and made an impression on the moms at the same time was miraculous.“


Kara Byrd

2017-10-02T13:42:04+00:00
“She was funny, confident, informative and empowering.  She spoke to our hearts on so many levels.  The way she reached the girls right where they are and made an impression on the moms at the same time was miraculous.“ Kara Byrd

Kelsey Tainsh is an amazing young woman with an inspiring story to tell. If you choose her as your motivational speaker, she will make your group realize how small their own problems are and how much one person can do if they have a commitment to a cause. In Kelsey’s case, her commitment was not just to her own recovery but a commitment to help others realize that they, too, have so much to give to their jobs, their community, and their families.


Scott H. Sikes, - Shepherd Center

2017-10-02T13:45:48+00:00
Kelsey Tainsh is an amazing young woman with an inspiring story to tell. If you choose her as your motivational speaker, she will make your group realize how small their own problems are and how much one person can do if they have a commitment to a cause. In Kelsey’s case, her commitment was not just to her own recovery but a commitment to help others realize that they, too, have so much to give to their jobs, their community, and their families. Scott H. Sikes, - Shepherd Center

Kelsey Tainsh is the epitome of strength. When faced with an obstacle, big or small, she not only overcomes it, she inspires other to do the same. It takes a strong person to fight two brain tumors and a stroke, it takes a strong person to re-learn how to write and walk and tie their hair, but it takes an even stronger to set out with the goal of using her battles to show others that they can make it through theirs. Kelsey is a strong, determined young woman and I am glad to have had the opportunity to hear her story. Thank you, Kelsey!


Samantha Choon

2017-10-02T13:46:59+00:00
Kelsey Tainsh is the epitome of strength. When faced with an obstacle, big or small, she not only overcomes it, she inspires other to do the same. It takes a strong person to fight two brain tumors and a stroke, it takes a strong person to re-learn how to write and walk and tie their hair, but it takes an even stronger to set out with the goal of using her battles to show others that they can make it through theirs. Kelsey is a strong, determined young woman and I am glad to have had the opportunity to hear her story. Thank you, Kelsey! Samantha Choon

“Kelsey is one of the hardest working speakers I have ever worked with. She is quickly becoming one of the most requested speakers in America."


David Coleman  -  The Dating Doctor  -  14Times Speaker of the Year

2017-10-02T13:48:09+00:00
“Kelsey is one of the hardest working speakers I have ever worked with. She is quickly becoming one of the most requested speakers in America." David Coleman  -  The Dating Doctor  -  14Times Speaker of the Year

Kelsey Tainsh can be certified a true role model to anyone she meets. Kelsey has such a great spirit and generous heart; she would truly do anything for anybody. But most of all, Kelsey has passion. It is a passion for speaking, a passion for educating, and above everything else, a passion for life. I am blessed and honored to know such a wonderful individual as herself.


Laura McKenna, SOTA President 2011-2012

2017-10-02T13:49:28+00:00
Kelsey Tainsh can be certified a true role model to anyone she meets. Kelsey has such a great spirit and generous heart; she would truly do anything for anybody. But most of all, Kelsey has passion. It is a passion for speaking, a passion for educating, and above everything else, a passion for life. I am blessed and honored to know such a wonderful individual as herself. Laura McKenna, SOTA President 2011-2012

“I think Kelsey embodies the best that each of us could be: determined, hopeful, positive in the face of physical challenges, and truly desirous of making a difference in the world. These are her strengths, both on and off the platform. When people hear her story and see what she has overcome, they feel like saying, ’Well, I’m done complaining.’ She is charming and unafraid. Her self deprecating humor makes us comfortable with her, and her magnetism makes us love her.”


Lou Heckler

2017-10-02T13:50:31+00:00
“I think Kelsey embodies the best that each of us could be: determined, hopeful, positive in the face of physical challenges, and truly desirous of making a difference in the world. These are her strengths, both on and off the platform. When people hear her story and see what she has overcome, they feel like saying, ’Well, I’m done complaining.’ She is charming and unafraid. Her self deprecating humor makes us comfortable with her, and her magnetism makes us love her.” Lou Heckler

"Kelsey connected with our students in a way that was not possible with other speakers. Her story and message resonated with them, as they reflected on their own struggles and drew courage from understanding that they are not alone. Kelsey engaged our students and opened a dialogue that will help us grow as a community. She has inspired our campus in a truly powerful way."


Lydia V Stoye  -  Assistant Dean of Students  -  Interlochen Center for the Arts

2017-10-02T13:51:39+00:00
"Kelsey connected with our students in a way that was not possible with other speakers. Her story and message resonated with them, as they reflected on their own struggles and drew courage from understanding that they are not alone. Kelsey engaged our students and opened a dialogue that will help us grow as a community. She has inspired our campus in a truly powerful way." Lydia V Stoye  -  Assistant Dean of Students  -  Interlochen Center for the Arts

"Kelsey is one of the hardest working coaching clients I have ever worked with. It is obvious that she is serious about becoming the best speaker she can possibly become."


David Coleman, The Dating Doctor, 14Times Speaker of the Year

2017-10-02T13:52:45+00:00
"Kelsey is one of the hardest working coaching clients I have ever worked with. It is obvious that she is serious about becoming the best speaker she can possibly become." David Coleman, The Dating Doctor, 14Times Speaker of the Year

 “I think Kelsey embodies the best that each of us could be: determined, hopeful, positive in the face of physical challenges, and truly desirous of making a difference in the world. These are her strengths, both on and off the platform. When people hear her story and see what she has overcome, they feel like saying, ’Well, I’m done complaining.’ She is charming and unafraid. Her self deprecating humor makes us comfortable with her, and her magnetism makes us love her.”


Lou Heckler

2017-10-02T13:53:50+00:00
 “I think Kelsey embodies the best that each of us could be: determined, hopeful, positive in the face of physical challenges, and truly desirous of making a difference in the world. These are her strengths, both on and off the platform. When people hear her story and see what she has overcome, they feel like saying, ’Well, I’m done complaining.’ She is charming and unafraid. Her self deprecating humor makes us comfortable with her, and her magnetism makes us love her.” Lou Heckler

Kelsey Tainsh is an amazing young woman with an inspiring story to tell. She’s a former patient here at Shepherd Center. If you choose her as your motivational speaker, she will make your group realize how small their own problems are and how much one person can do if they have a commitment to a cause. In Kelsey’s case, her commitment was not just to her own recovery but a commitment to help others realize that they, too, have so much to give to their jobs, their community, and their families.

Scott H. Sikes, - Shepherd Center

2016-02-10T06:52:23+00:00

Scott H. Sikes, - Shepherd Center

Kelsey Tainsh is an amazing young woman with an inspiring story to tell. She’s a former patient here at Shepherd Center. If you choose her as your motivational speaker, she will make your group realize how small their own problems are and how much one person can do if they have a commitment to a cause. In Kelsey’s case, her commitment was not just to her own recovery but a commitment to help others realize that they, too, have so much to give to their jobs, their community, and their families.

Kelsey Tainsh was an inspiration at Shepherd Center. Through sharing her challenges and triumphs, she offered hope and courage to our patients. Kelsey displayed humor, joy, and grace throughout her presentation. Anyone undergoing trials in life will greatly benefit from listening to her amazing story.

Benjamin D. Rose, Chaplain - Shepherd Center

2016-02-10T06:55:28+00:00

Benjamin D. Rose, Chaplain - Shepherd Center

Kelsey Tainsh was an inspiration at Shepherd Center. Through sharing her challenges and triumphs, she offered hope and courage to our patients. Kelsey displayed humor, joy, and grace throughout her presentation. Anyone undergoing trials in life will greatly benefit from listening to her amazing story.

Kelsey Tanish can be certified a true role model to anyone she meets. Kelsey has such a great spirit and generous heart; she would truly do anything for anybody. But most of all, Kelsey has passion. It is a passion for speaking, a passion for educating, and above everything else, a passion for life. I am blessed and honored to know such a wonderful individual as herself.

Laura McKenna, SOTA President 2011-2012

2016-02-10T06:56:35+00:00

Laura McKenna, SOTA President 2011-2012

Kelsey Tanish can be certified a true role model to anyone she meets. Kelsey has such a great spirit and generous heart; she would truly do anything for anybody. But most of all, Kelsey has passion. It is a passion for speaking, a passion for educating, and above everything else, a passion for life. I am blessed and honored to know such a wonderful individual as herself.

Kelsey Tainsh is the epitome of strength. When faced with an obstacle, big or small, she not only overcomes it, she inspires other to do the same. It takes a strong person to fight two brain tumors and a stroke, it takes a strong person to re-learn how to write and walk and tie their hair, but it takes an even stronger to set out with the goal of using her battles to show others that they can make it through theirs. Kelsey is a strong, determined young woman and I am glad to have had the opportunity to hear her story. Thank you, Kelsey!

Samantha Choon, University of Florida

2016-02-10T06:57:49+00:00

Samantha Choon, University of Florida

Kelsey Tainsh is the epitome of strength. When faced with an obstacle, big or small, she not only overcomes it, she inspires other to do the same. It takes a strong person to fight two brain tumors and a stroke, it takes a strong person to re-learn how to write and walk and tie their hair, but it takes an even stronger to set out with the goal of using her battles to show others that they can make it through theirs. Kelsey is a strong, determined young woman and I am glad to have had the opportunity to hear her story. Thank you, Kelsey!

The University of Florida Department of Recreational Sports was fortunate enough to bring Kelsey in to speak at our Team Training Day (student employee all staff training). We had approximately 450 team members in attendance who were challenged and inspired by Kelsey’s words. Her message of providing inclusive recreation for all aligned with our vision for our department. She was engaging, funny and delivered a message that spoke to the hearts of our staff.

Catherine Cramp - Associate Director, Programs Department of Recreational Sports, University of Florida

2016-02-10T06:58:37+00:00

Catherine Cramp - Associate Director, Programs Department of Recreational Sports, University of Florida

The University of Florida Department of Recreational Sports was fortunate enough to bring Kelsey in to speak at our Team Training Day (student employee all staff training). We had approximately 450 team members in attendance who were challenged and inspired by Kelsey’s words. Her message of providing inclusive recreation for all aligned with our vision for our department. She was engaging, funny and delivered a message that spoke to the hearts of our staff.

"Kelsey connected with our students in a way that was not possible with other speakers. Her story and message resonated with them, as they reflected on their own struggles and drew courage from understanding that they are not alone. Kelsey engaged our students and opened a dialogue that will help us grow as a community. She has inspired our campus in a truly powerful way."

Lydia V Stoye

Assistant Dean of Students

Interlochen Center for the Arts

 
2016-12-19T12:35:05+00:00
"Kelsey connected with our students in a way that was not possible with other speakers. Her story and message resonated with them, as they reflected on their own struggles and drew courage from understanding that they are not alone. Kelsey engaged our students and opened a dialogue that will help us grow as a community. She has inspired our campus in a truly powerful way." Lydia V Stoye Assistant Dean of Students Interlochen Center for the Arts