Melvin Steals, Ph.D., Co-writer of the hit song by the Spinners, “Could it Be I’m Falling In Love”

Melvin Steals, Ph.D., Co-writer of the hit song by the Spinners, “Could it Be I’m Falling In Love”

In all of my years as an educator, administrator, and hearing many orators, I have heard more than a few great speakers. I rank Dr. Mitchel Nickols among the very best of them.

Chief John Otto, Penn Township Police Dept.

Chief John Otto, Penn Township Police Dept.

As a former United States Marine and graduate of the FBI National Academy, I’ve had my share of leadership training. Dr Nickols was able to help me make sense of all of this training and provided me with the intellectual tools to employ it. The history of leadership, ethical decision-making, and change are all very integral parts of the leadership process, and Dr. Nickols has a very unique ability to make it seem easy.

I can honestly say that I look at the leadership process differently today than I did prior to instruction by Dr. Nickols.

Bonnie Budzowski, President of inCredible Messages LP

Bonnie Budzowski, President of inCredible Messages LP

Over the years, I’ve seen Mitch in a number of roles: faculty member, consultant, and TV host. I’ve been consistently impressed. One of Mitch’s highest endorsements comes from his graduate students in leadership, who consistently rate Mitch as intelligent, inspiring, and entertaining. Mitch is also generous–in knowledge, time, and willingness to help people make connections that help them meet their goals. He’s an outstanding professional.

Alexis S., from a youth leadership organization

Alexis S., from a youth leadership organization

Dr. Nickols is an amazing speaker…very engaging, extremely knowledgeable and quite relatable. He delivered a very motivating talk on leadership that managed to inspire and empower teens as well as their parents. The audience walked away feeling inspired and enriched. Our organization, which focuses on youth leadership development, looks forward to having Dr. Nickols as the keynote speaker at future events.

Dr. Erroline Williams, Director of Professional Development and Corporate Outreach at Duquesne University

Dr. Erroline Williams, Director of Professional Development and Corporate Outreach at Duquesne University

Because of you and the presentation you brought forth, we had another successful Leadership Breakfast. Everyone loved your energy, the knowledge you had on the topic at hand, and the examples that you gave. They said your solutions to the problems were attainable and they would use them at work. Some people loved that fact that your words pulled them out on the carpet. They realized that they themselves could be the problem as well. It was my pleasure working with you on this event, and possibly another in the future.

Dr. Cathy Sigmund, Clinical Psychologist and Consultant

Dr. Cathy Sigmund, Clinical Psychologist and Consultant

I rate a Nickol’s Worth Consulting and Coaching… Outstanding! Dr. Nickol’s is outstanding in terms of his great motivational speaking abilities, leadership development, as well as for his emotional intelligence which allows him to acclimate to and for any agency or organizational need/style. Dr. Nickol, thanks again for your outstanding service!

Catherine M. Russo, School Administrator

Catherine M. Russo, School Administrator

Dr. Nickols was referred to me by a colleague to lead a professional development session on perceptions and diversity. I was so impressed with his passion and engaging manner, that I asked him to become a key player on our School Culture Committee focusing on drop-out prevention.

He reiterated the positive messages of goal setting, responsibility, hard work, and perseverance. He also met with struggling students each grading period to develop action plans and interventions to keep them on track for graduation. His commitment to the students and families of our school was evident in each conversation and interaction.

Dr. Nickols also gave Keynote addresses for academic awards ceremonies and our Baccalaureate service. He used these additional opportunities to influence young people to make positive choices.

I am truly indebted to him for being my personal administrative coach. Working with him has enabled me to articulate the vision for our school to all stakeholders. He has been instrumental in building a culture of hope, encouragement and support in our building.

He is knowledgeable, approachable, passionate about education and extremely dedicated. You will be hard pressed to find another person who has as much experience and talent as he does.

Crystal Bynum, Marketing/Publicity Coordinator at Cornerstone Television

Crystal Bynum, Marketing/Publicity Coordinator at Cornerstone Television

Dr. Nickols is a top-notch instructor, mentor, and public speaker. He is extremely personable, experienced in his field, and able to effectively communicate with diverse audiences. Highly recommended!

Chuck Cooper III, President and CEO, Chuck Cooper Foundation

Chuck Cooper III, President and CEO, Chuck Cooper Foundation

Dr. Nickols’ extensive experience and passion for helping students reach their potential was obvious from the start. His qualifications, expertise, and dedication to young people made him an outstanding choice to move the Chuck Cooper Leadership Development Program forward. Our students found him to be a highly dynamic, enthusiastic, and inspiring speaker. Dr. Nickols would be a tremendous asset to any organization, corporate or otherwise, that seeks to grow the leadership capacity of their people.

Virginia (Ginny) Knor, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at The Salvation Army

Virginia (Ginny) Knor, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at The Salvation Army

“”Dr. Mitch” is a dynamic and passionate speaker. He is an involved and tenacious professor. Between his work as a pastor, television host, writer and lecturer, he still has time to give back to the community. He is an exceptional man.”