Standing Ovation

What people are saying about Lonnie Bedwell’s speaking engagements…

“As the former CEO of a global organization I was always looking for ways to motivate and inspire our team. Regardless of language or cultural differences a great speaker and presenter can bridge that divide and deliver a compelling message to drive people to a higher level of performance and a broader vision for themselves. His story and presentation was awe inspiring and warranted a standing ovation from our 2017 Global Conference attendees. His demeanor and style in delivering to a diverse audience is unique and highly engaging. Lonnie’s message is compelling and will show your team that regardless of the adversity faced, continued success is within reach as long as you believe in yourself, trust those around you and never let your own personal challenges define you.”
Rick Davidson, Former President and CEO of Century 21 Real Estate and currently President of The Everest Group, LLC

“Lonnie Bedwell gave one of the most inspiring and articulate keynote addresses I, and the AORE community, have ever experienced. Lonnie is an amazing human being with a story that can touch and change everybody. His delivery was clear, fluid, sincere, conversational and, most of all, empowering. He powerfully connected his story with our conference theme. Lonnie’s speech within the keynote address had the room of more than 400 people standing in ovation.”
Mike Doyle, Program Director for the University of Maryland, Board of Directors member AORE

“Your program was one of the top-rated programs during this academic year. The IU Civic Leaders Center brings in leaders – U.S. ambassadors, lawmakers, nonprofit executives – to speak with our students throughout the year. They hear many inspirational stories, but Lonnie’s personal journey and unique perspective on life truly moved and motivated them. He was an exceptional presenter.”
Lynn Nguyen M.P.A, Associate Director, Civic Leaders Center, Indiana University

“We have had a number of professionals speak to us over our 30+ year history, but none of them have moved the crowd like Lonnie did at the 2016 festival. Lonnie is a naturally gifted speaker, with an innate ability of incorporating humor with motivation, inspiration, and encouragement. People need to hear what Lonnie has to say; his message is positive, simple, and perfectly delivered.”
Bethany Overfield, National Paddling Film Festival

“The students thought you were amazing and the dean said that you were the best, most impactful guest speaker he’d seen in his 25 years of teaching!”
Craig Klitz, Faculty, Clark Middle School

“I have had the great honor of hearing Lonnie speak several times and he never disappoints. I found Lonnie to be as down to earth and genuine as they come. He is by far one of my favorite guest speakers.“
Michael White, Director of the Center for Adventure & Experiential Learning at Garrett College


To request Lonnie Bedwell as a speaker at your next event, fill out the Speaking Event Questionnaire or send an email to to contact his booking manager.