Sample of Feedback - Global
SAMPLE OF EVENT FEEDBACK:
Shellie, coordinator for a student abroad program (which got copies of the book for its students and their peers in another country and had Greg speak with the students & their parents before the abroad trip): "Thank you to Greg for taking time to talk to our students going on the South Africa trip. He was entertaining, engaging and captured the attention of this group of [students] who were hanging on to every word. His stories helped them to envision what to expect on this wonderful journey of a lifetime that they are about to embark on. He... reminded them the importance of looking at new and different experiences with an open mind. I think the group photo reflects their delight. The children are excited to be able to give their email-pals their own copy of your book..."
Dr. Vandana Sonwaney, Director, Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (India): "It was indeed a pleasure to meet Greg at the 21st Century Academy Forum at Harvard University. His presentation was engrossing. I am amused by his vibrant presence [throughout the rest of] the conference."
Deb, coordinator of a teen fellows program (which had the students read the book & then had Greg serve as Scholar-in-Residence for a weekend retreat with them before they took their trip abroad): “Thank you again to Greg for…making this a memorable, inspiring [event] for all…I'm confident that this weekend gave [the attendees] some ‘food for thought’…It really was a pleasure spending time with Greg & learning & sharing with him!”
SAMPLE OF BOOK FEEDBACK:
Richard Freedman, Director, South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation: "The First Thirty has given me much food for thought and I am quite sure will resonate with me in the years to come. Today is Youth Day in South Africa which recognises the contribution that young people have made in the struggle against apartheid and the rebuilding of our country after apartheid. It is also meant to inspire young people to take on their own potential and to find their way in the world. This book shows how that is possible and that it mostly the curved line which offers the greatest opportunity for growth and for something special to be achieved...."
Jeanne-Marie, college student, Louisiana: "An inspiring reminder that, whether it's the other side of the world, the other side of the country, or just the other side of the tracks, if you end up in a place you never expected to be and dare to explore it, you just may find your passion in the process."
Chris Herman, Pittsburgh Diller Teen Fellows Coordinator: “[A Place To Sit is] a tremendously helpful resource for any program that encourages its participants to be empowered and inspired leaders with a sense of commitment to serve and a deeper understanding of their responsibility to the world."
Ana Oprisan, Council of Europe: "The Silhouette Man travelled with me from Strasbourg, France to Istanbul, Turkey to Bucharest, Romania and back. I smiled, I laughed, I cried, I was surprised, I was worried, I was impressed and I was inspired. The book was a journey. What Greg shows is that we actually can be and do better, against all disappointments, against all odds, within the limitations of our power and resources. He is a sparkle of uniqueness, and I wish more people would follow his example -- helping others, never dismissing the value of differences, the value of doing things differently and altogether never dismissing a stranger."
Morgan, high school student, Texas: "[The First Thirty is] a refreshing reminder that each of us can -- and should -- be open to the world beyond our window while changing the world within it."
Peter Kariuki, Kenya: "An American tale with global relevance....illustrates the ability within each of us to help bridge the divisions that have separated so many for so long."