I just wanted to thank you for coming to Bishop Smith today. Your presentation was awesome. I had so many staff and students come up to me afterwards and say how great your presentation was and to thank me for arranging your visit.
Katie's presentation was fantastic! She was able to positively grab hold of all of our students’ attention and teach them that the road to success is paved with the virtues of diligence, planning, dedication and perseverance. Katie very effectively provided our students with real life examples of how this recipe has worked so well for her.
It was a pleasure to have Katie visit our school and share with us the importance of Goals and Goal Setting. The information was highly supported by Katie's accomplishments and perseverance to overcome the many obstacles and hurdles one may encounter along their journey
I have had the privilege of watching Katie's presentations several times. I know that all the staff and students were engaged and inspired by her motivational presentations. Katie Weatherston does not solely focus on goal setting and the steps needed to achieve them, Katie also demonstrates and promotes virtues and values such as respect, honesty, faith, confidence, and self worth. Her personal experiences and stories teach students about determination, dedication, perseverance and overcoming obstacles. Katie is not only an incredible success story on the ice, her presentations prove that she is an exceptional humanitarian dedicated to serving and inspiring others to achieve their full potential
Awesome job Katie. I was very inspired, me being only 12 years old you have taught me a lot about not giving up. I really enjoyed the whole presentation, and you're a great role model to the younger kids at my school. I see SJS really enjoyed it. I later wrote about what I learned and I couldn't stop writing because I had so much to say! You were so good at speaking and I really enjoyed the slideshow also. Thank so much and I hope I can see you back at SJS one day!
It is clear from Katie's style and format of presentation that she is a natural educator. Her presentation is dynamic, informative and identifies key strategies for goal-setting in a developmentally appropriate manner. She linked current approaches for academic goal-setting to personal goal-setting through the use of SMART goals. Furthermore, students responded enthusiastically to her message regarding the importance of overcoming challenges and they felt empowered by her positive attitude as well as by her genuine, warm and consistent message: if you can dream it, you can do it! I received many favourable comments from staff and students who all said it was truly the most inspiring presentation they have attended. We plan on having Katie back again next year to reiterate this important message which, in my opinion, our young people need to hear far more frequently. Sincerest thanks, Katie for an inspiring presentation. You have certainly helped the staff and students of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School renew our focus on setting goals which lead to personal fulfilment and success
The Katie Weatherston Motivational Speaking experience is a wise choice. Her experiences, while extraordinary, are also relatable to students and provide a strong message that hard work and determination can help overcome the greatest of obstacles. The visuals accompanied by her enthusiasm represent the “good person” Katie is, and reinforce a key element of developing success. Katie’s team building strategies were immediately reflected into the classroom to develop positive attitudes towards common goals. This presentation engaged both students and teachers with an abundance of energy, enthusiasm as well as integrity. Great Job Katie!
Skaha Lake Middle School really enjoyed and benefited from your
presentation. Often professional athletes have a great story to tell
but sometimes they struggle to tell it, epecially to younger audiences.
Your presentation was interactive, entertaining and specifically had a
great message. Your training as a teacher certainly came through. As a
principal, I have the opportunity to work with many at-risk students. I
often now refer to your approach of "SMART" goals when encouraging
students to make short and long term goals as a tool to becoming more
successful in school. Thaks for presenting in our school.
I would like to say thank you for a well done presentation. Hockey is a big deal in our community and having an olympic gold medalist in to tell their story was great! Your show of hard work and determination not only inspires but, makes students want to try harder and do better themselves. Congratulations on a job well done!
That was by far my favourite presentation ever! I enjoyed the entire presentation which is usually hard to do, most times I get bored but Katie kept it very interesting and controlled the audience extremely well. She made it fun and exciting and was very involved with everyone watching.