Erik was our guest host for a Freedom Alliance outdoor event for the “hurting heroes” we support. His inspiring story of perseverance in overcoming his disability was a perfect message for these young men and women who were seriously wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. His compassion and concern were evident throughout the event as was his ability to connect with these heroes on an individual basis. Erik has a gift for motivating others and had a powerful, positive impact on all attendees.
— LtCol Oliver North, USMC(Ret.) – Founder & Honorary Chairman, Freedom Alliance
Erik served as a living reminder of how leadership agility and adaptability are key indicators of a company’s (and our employees’ personal) success. We appreciate the humor – and real-world advice and experience – that he shared with our team. I would recommend his services highly.
— Keith Gregory , Senior Vice President & General Manager, Cox Communications
Erik was, without a doubt, a tremendous hit and delivered his message with the perfect blend of humor, humility and inspiration. During my time at the NCAA, I would confidently say that Erik was in the top two or three all-time as a keynote speaker.
— Russ Yurk, Assistant Director of Championships, NCAA
The Robert Fox’59 Leadership Institute invites multiple speakers each year to share their message with our students. Erik’s story and focus on irrational determination and foolish perseverance fit so well with our mission of inspiring students to motivate change in the world. Through his sincere and disarming approach he truly reached our entire audience with his message provoking thought and providing inspiration. Our students loved it and I look forward to having Erik return to our campus in the future to share his message with a new crop of students.
— Fouad Saleet, Assistant Dean for Campus Life, Colgate University
His ability to connect with and draw in students was undeniable. Erik’s presentation was motivational and inspirational, but it was more than that. Erik managed to affect people on a personal level and softly challenge their preconceived notions about what it means to be a person with a disability. It was exactly the outcome we sought after, and Erik delivered.
— Martha Engstrom, Director, ODSS, Indiana University
Everywhere I go I continue to meet people who are inspired to do their best because of Erik's desire to be better.
— Tony Horton, Creator of P90X
Erik Stolhanske is a speaker, storyteller, motivator and comedian rolled into one. He might be known for being “Rabbit” in Super Troopers but he is also one of the most entertaining and engaging motivational speakers on the circuit today.
— Scott Lynch, President, ABMA
Erik is a fantastic communicator! His relaxed yet professional demeanor puts his audience at ease and his humor-packed gift of story-telling resonates with people across all walks of life and at all levels of the corporate ladder in a way that is sincere, thought-provoking and fun. As a keynote speaker at any event, Erik will surely hit a home run with the crowd and leave them wanting more!
— Rob Fawcett, CEO, Tiger Payment Solutions, Inc.
Often the kids have trouble sitting through a speech, but even the most attention-challenged kids were interested in listening to what the actor from Super Troopers had to say. The fact that they were so eager to stick around and pepper him with questions is a testament to how much Erik's speech meant to them. Erik really gave the kids some motivation to step up to the challenges that they face everyday. Erik is truly an inspiration and I hope that I can get him to visit the Hollenbeck school next!
— Heidi Lemon, Co-Founder, Venice Boarding School
Erik is articulate and amusing. The men loved him. They asked lots of questions and remarked that they now had a determination to go into their future with more resolve.
— Connie Bookman, Pathways for Change
Erik delivered a masterful speech filled with humor, wisdom and revelry. His easygoing and authentic manner immediately drew the audience in. Erik had us laughing the entire time... After he received a long standing ovation, I knew that our committee, of which I was a member, had made an outstanding choice in selecting him as our speaker. Any organization would benefit greatly from hiring Erik. I strongly recommend him as a speaker for any occasion.
— Andrew Busser, Partner, Symphony Capital LLC
Erik is a phenomenal speaker. He has a wonderful story to share and is able to capture a very diverse audience. I would recommend to anyone that if given the opportunity to listen to Erik share his story, they do so. He is motivational and inspirational and simply wonderful to listen to. I hope to have the opportunity to hear him speak again.
— Sonja Rodgerson, Social Services Manager, PACE Center for Girls