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Kevin’s impact as a motivational speaker can be seen in the feedback we’ve received from individuals and group organizers in events around the country. In areas as distinct as fitness, education and peak business performance, audiences are left in awe of Kevin’s story and inspired to “find the champion within.” Below are a few of the testimonials Kevin’s received as a speaker. For other testimonials, including those from U.S.Presidents, star athletes and other notable people, see more Testimonials.

Kevin Saunders, Motivational SpeakerDenny Payne, President and CEO
Southwestern Bell Directory Operations
Fortune 100
The positive impact Kevin Saunders made on our employees is still talked about. They are focusing on opportunities, not life's frustrations.
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Kevin Saunders, Motivational Speaker
Our United Way solicitation campaign came on the heels of very difficult economic times for our industry, and we were quite skeptical as to whether we would be able to achieve the high goals that we had set for ourselves. Thanks to the inspiration that we received from Kevin, we not only met our goal, but we exceeded it by more than five percent. This goes to show, as Kevin puts it that, "There's Always A Way".
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Kevin Saunders, Motivational Speaker
Kevin, after Roy Clark finished playing his fiddle, you kept our audience of over 10,000 on the edge of their seats with your "Never Give Up Because, There's Always A Way" presentation. The long lines of people waiting to buy your book or just to shake your hand and get a picture are a great testament to your ability to inspire, motivate and lead people to action.
Kevin Saunders, Motivational Speaker
I was so overwhelmed by Kevin's positive personality and his motivation to achieve greatness that I was truly a different person when he left. His enthusiasm for life became an inspiration that I have with Kevin. I realized anything is possible with the right attitude. With all the negativity in the world today, I truly believe that Kevin can make a difference by setting a standard of being the best you can be, that "There's Always A Way" if you Never Give Up!"
Kevin Saunders, Motivational Speaker
Thank you so much for arranging for Kevin Saunders, World Champion wheelchair athlete, to come and visit our patients at the Texas Children's Hospital. What a delightful surprise it was for them to meet him. I know they will treasure the gold medals he gave them and left them with the message that, "There is a champion inside each and everyone one of us and with hard work and dedication & Never Giving Up, we can bring that champion out".
Kevin Saunders, Motivational Speaker
Your attendance on Live National Television supporting the National Easter Seals Convention shows your support of the Easter Seals mission, to promote independence for individuals with disabilities. As a spokesperson for the Easter Seals Telethon, we want to extend are heartfelt thanks for your service to make America a better place for us all.
Kevin Saunders, Motivational Speaker
In my association with Kevin Saunders, he has demonstrated leadership/mentorship to the youth of this country. By soldering the ideals of personal strength, mentally, physically, and spiritually, has overcome daily adversity, and represented our country on the field of competition. Wisdom comes with age and experience. Few persons have accumulated Kevin's experiences but ALL can benefit from his coaching and teachings.
Kevin Saunders, Motivational Speaker
This year's banquet was the most successful in recent memory, and a large part of the credit for its success belongs to you. Parents and Scouts alike enjoyed your retelling of your ordeal, and your inspiring example in turning tragedy to triumph. Your love for kids was tremendously obvious and greatly appreciated. Thank you for the generous donation of your time to our boys, and especially for your patient cooperation with the signing of your autograph.
Kevin Saunders, Motivational Speaker
Kevin Saunders, you are an inspiration to those whose lives you touch. I have seldom met a man who wants little for himself, yet is dedicated to the betterment of humankind. Kevin your enthusiastic, caring attitude is one the world should appreciate and encourage to celebrate. I am truly, sincerely proud to know you and have you as a brother. May I most humbly yet candidly say that you have reflected and continue to reflect in your thoughts, actions, and deeds and words the four Great Principles of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. While these four principles were taught to you over the past 14 years, I am proud to say that you are one of the few Brothers who have succeeded in demonstrating them to the world in everyday life.
Kevin Saunders, Motivational SpeakerAudrey Robinson,
Director NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, Alabama
Kevin Saunders presented his powerful story at the NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center's Annual Disability Awareness Program.
Kevin Saunders, Motivational SpeakerRam Pritham
Executive Project Manager, Jacobs
Kevin Saunders’ message on Safety was SPOT ON from the top to the bottom. He kept his audience mesmerized and entertained, and served as a great example of someone who ‘Never Gave Up’ despite his injury on the job due to mechanical malfunction and a co-worker who was complacent, making shortcuts, and making risk decisions on his own.
Kevin Saunders, Motivational Speaker
Thank you for taking part in the recent TAHPERD annual convention. The gratitude and humility displayed in your invocation to open the third general session was most touching and inspiring. We appreciate your making time in your busy schedule to share yourself and your talent with us. Your presence was truly appreciated by all who heard you. The number of people who spoke with you following the session was only a token number of those who spoke to the steering committee about your contribution to the convention.
Kevin Saunders, Motivational SpeakerClaudia Jackson,
Event Coordinator Del Mar College
We just received the evaluations from all the speakers at the Insight program and you were a big hit! In fact, your speech received the highest score of all 35 speakers. You even outscored the Congressman, Senators and Mayor Emeritus, but don't tell them! Keep going for the gold in all that you do and like you say, "There's Always a Way."
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Kevin Saunders, Motivational Speaker
We don't have many heroes today. Kevin Saunders is a hero
Kevin Saunders, Motivational SpeakerSharon L. Trott, Manager
Corporate Communications
Kevin is a true inspiration, a hard worker and dedicated to his mission. When he says he’s going to do something, you can count on him accomplishing his goal. Kevin should certainly be at the top of any list when the need is for any corporation who needs someone who is motivational, inspiring and can spread a positive message for their company employees and allow the company to give back to the community in a WIN-WIN situation.

Sharon L. Trott
Kevin Saunders, Motivational Speaker
Kevin Saunders spoke at our company’s Safety Day & I have to say that he captivated everyone with his remarkable story of “The Champion Within.” Thank you for sharing with us the 16 goals for success to keep our company focused on safety 1st every day! Thank you for reminding us that when it comes to safety in the workplace & in our personal lives that with hard work, team work, communication & personal accountability we can stay in a safe environment! Everyone loved Kevin and his sense of humor! The world needs more people like him! I strongly recommend Kevin as a Safety/Motivational Speaker for your event.
Kevin Saunders, Motivational SpeakerManny Campo
Industrial Lubricants Sales Engineer
An inspirational and motivating message about courage and perseverance. Kevin showed us what it takes in the face of adversity. Our sales team left his presentation inspired and energized. I highly recommend Kevin’s message to any organization that is looking to set high goals and achieve them.
Kevin Saunders, Motivational SpeakerMatthew S Jones
US Sales Business Development Advisor
Kevin's story genuinely inspired our field sales force and most importantly it was an unforgettable message. Our employees left the meeting just like a team exits the tunnel on game day, poised and motivated to tackle whatever challenges dare confront them. His message is profoundly unique and multifaceted as it flawlessly addressed our themes of safety, teamwork, and winning together.
Kevin Saunders, Motivational SpeakerArtis BrownUS Sales ManagerOne of top 10 most profitable companies, Fortune 500 Magazine
You are a true warrior, and it was my honor to meet you. Your story shook and inspired. Your participation was just what we needed to get my team pumped up. Thank you for being part of a fantastic Sales Kickoff Meeting.
Kevin Saunders, Motivational SpeakerDeb MeyersEHS Manager
We brought Kevin Saunders to our facility as our Keynote Safety Speaker. Our employees got to hear his story of how safety, or lack thereof, significantly impacted his life. Kevin made it very clear to our employees that being committed to safety and putting safety first in everything they do at work and home will have a positive impact and ensure that no one else goes through what he has had to go through. His personal experience and perseverance to overcome obstacles after his injury was very motivational. Kevin’s statement "There's Always a Way when you Never Give Up!” applies to a lot of life situations, including safety.
Kevin Saunders, Motivational SpeakerDr. Ben StaffordDean of Workforce and Continuing Education,Lamar State College Port ArthurVice President, Texas Association of College Technical Educators
Our Association members – senior administrators from Community and Junior Colleges around the State of Texas – really enjoyed your educational speaking presentation! We work daily with students, giving everything we have to see them succeed. Yet we see many who desperately need the hope and motivation you deliver. Your discussion of tenacity in the face of adversity rang true for everyone there, reminding us why we work in Education. Thank you for the work you do to bring inspiration and motivation to so many!
Kevin Saunders, Motivational Speaker
I first heard of Kevin Saunders when he was our guest speaker at the Rotary Club, the oldest and largest of the civic clubs in town. I was truly impressed by the achievements of this man and outlook. I may say that it is absolutely inspirational to be around Kevin. He is "positive mental attitude" personified. I admire him.
Kevin Saunders, Motivational Speaker
In the span of two days we set up a series of six meetings for Kevin Saunders to share his remarkable story of tragedy to triumph with the employees at our site. After each meeting, literally dozens of our employees lined up to meet and speak with Kevin. His untiring will and incredible attitude were truly an inspiration to all that were fortunate enough to hear him and meet him.
Kevin Saunders, Motivational Speaker
On behalf of the Jaycees, I would like to express my thanks for Kevin Saunders sharing his enthusiasm with us at our meeting. We have had some quality programs, but this certainly ranks as one of the very best!

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