"What a way to kickstart your day... a front seat to motivational speaker, comedian, author and fight director John Davis. Noted and bringing home with me a lot of his message. If you ever come across the opportunity to see @jdactionhero ... grab it!!! Amazing!"
~Krisann Beaman, Owner- Beaman's Fork Soap Company
"John did a great job of taking our core values and relating his dynamic presentation to these. He was interactive with our team and created an experience that had impact and relevance to the team."
~ George Hartley, General Manager, Furniture Fair
"John did a great job of motivating our audience for upcoming changes. We enjoyed that he kept the audience comfortable during the interactive role play and built their confidence. I would highly recommend John as a key note for any type of conference."
~Annie Manley ,Event Planner MHAR
"John was excellent to work with in every facet. He was quick to respond and engaging in the process leading up to his presentation, and his engagement (I wouldn't call it a "speech", as there was so much audience participation) was excellent. I would highly recommend." -Jim Erickson, Crestline Communities
"This presentation was top notch! Very well received. I really enjoyed it. More like this would be great for next year."
"Very enjoyable and entertaining presentation that will have an impact on my career."
"It was a very entertaining session. John did a great job of tying his presentation to our industry and daily encounters."
"Liked the way he used the audience on several occasions. Great selection for our conference."
"I will incorporate the 5 F's into my life & organization."
"One of the best I have seen."
From Attendees of a recent event, Sent to me by:
~Dan Girvin , President Ohio Association of Pupil Transportation
"We had John as our keynote speaker for our annual conference. He did an excellent job! Our association members really enjoyed his presentation. Very hands on and interactive."
~Laura Mantle, Ohio Auctioneers Association
"We had John at our annual seminar last year. Everyone loved his presentation. He was very fun and energetic. He got everyone involved and enabled us to see things from different perspectives. We would definitely recommend John for any event."
~Beth Morvai, Firestone Federal Credit Union
"John Davis delivers a unique, entertaining, engaging session that is sure to delight your audiences. He gets even shy and unassuming involved in activities they never thought they would do at a corporate event."
~ Nicole Rosario ,The Austin Company
"John provided a quick paced and entertaining message that hit home with our safety leaders. He was warm and engaging and really connected well with the audience. He was extremely easy to work with and very responsive to any questions as we prepared for the event. He definitely lived up to his name, and was our hero."
~ Mari Yoder, Black Swamp Safety Council
"We booked John for a Ross County Safety Council meeting and he was superb. Our group was engaged, laughing, gasping, and on the edge of their seats every step of the presentation. Our group highly recommends him!"
~Briana Hood, Ross County Safety Council
John Davis was a phenomenal motivational speaker at our Pennsylvania Intermediate Unit conference. He kept the audience riveted for the entire presentation. He offered ideas on how to motivate and lead our employees with confidence. to ensure we continue to offer exceptional services to our students, parents and school districts. John's presentation was entertaining, rewarding and informational. I would highly recommend John Davis as a motivational and inspirational speaker to any organization.
~Review by Sam S. FROM CHAMPION, PA
I would definitely work with John again and recommend him to others. He was highly professional in setting up the event and the motivational presentation for our customers, very responsive to emails and phone conversations. His presentation was engaging -- perfect energy for the crowd, who was seeing him after a full day of conference presentations, to get them energized for the evening events.
~Bridget H. FROM BETHLEHEM, PA
Having John speak for us was a blast! He was very accommodating while we were in the planning stages, and on the day of he made sure to come say hi bright and early. John's humor (he's a very funny guy!) combined with his audience participation and talent for relating to everyone really set a positive tone for our quality conference and helped loosen everyone up. I highly recommend John Davis, he will leave everyone excited and talking about his speech for the rest of the day.
Rachel T. FROM DETROIT, MI
"Our group really enjoyed having John come and speak. He was very entertaining and engaging to the audience. His message resonated with everyone from upper level directors to entry level associates. Truly enjoyed his comedy mixed in with the message and broke up the day with humor and group activities."
~Sarah Scroggins, Medic Management Group LLC
"John was professional and engaging. Not only was it interactive with a purpose but also tailored to our needs. Thank you."
~Liz Rice, Akzonobel
Inspire and motivate a sales team to embrace changes in our business, and be willing to take the necessary risks to improve their performance, compensation and quality of life. John delivered a FIVE STAR performance in all areas, and our group still talking about is unique style and unforgettable Keynote!
~ Jim Rhodes, Consolidated Graphics
"Mr. Davis provided an outstanding presentation during our annual year end event. I assure you that you have never experienced a motivational presentation quite like his. It was fun, entertaining, exciting, and inspirational. If you are in need of a keynote speaker and you do not hire him, you are doing yourself a disservice. It was an absolute pleasure for our company to have him at our event."
~Rusty Campbell, CLEAResult
"Having John speak for us was a blast! He was very accommodating while we were in the planning stages, and on the day of he made sure to come say hi bright and early. John's humor (he's a very funny guy!) combined with his audience participation and talent for relating to everyone really set a positive tone for our quality conference and helped loosen everyone up. I highly recommend John Davis, he will leave everyone excited and talking about his speech for the rest of the day."
~Rachel Tuthill, CEBOS a division of QAD
"John presented at our annual company meeting and was very well received. He was very engaging, kept everyone interested and made learning keys to self development fun and exciting. I recommend him highly."
~Art Rechtenwald-- CEO Rechtenwald Builders
"John is like a combination of Tony Robbins and Indiana Jones! His information was both brilliant and practical!!"
~Jason Hill, CEO Hill Enterprises
“Our Mr. Rooter franchisees were electrified by John Davis’s presentation. They left with real world solutions and inspired to take action on those action items.”
~Mary Thompson, President Mr. Rooter
"My experience was outstanding from our first interaction to the to the day of his presentation. Mr. John Davis is full of life, warmth and is able to inspire all. His style is sure to get your attention, leaving his key points forever with you."
~Jacqueline Astahoff, Ohio Federation Mothers of Twins
John's presentation regarding customer service was great. Our audience included professionals, field service technicians and office personnel. Everyone came away from the presentation with an enthusiasm for internal and external customer service. John's use of the bull whip to demonstrate customer service principles left a memorable impression. One of my employees stated that "John was very down to earth and understood us."
~Judy Packer Human Resources Director, FireFighter Sales and Service
"John brought amazing value to our Reunion and his electrifying personality kept them fully engaged!","Thanks John you Rocked the House!!"
~Dina Dwyer Owens,
The Dwyer Group and Television's "Undercover Boss"
BSI Financial had John Davis as a guest speaker for our employees. John was engaging, energetic and presented ideas that could be used in many aspects of their lives. The employees enjoyed having him as their motivational speaker. Much needed during our time of business growth!
~Cindy Waters, Human Resources Director BSI Financial
John was easy to work with. His motivational message was fun and funny and discussed the importance of goal setting. The audience of 300 teaching staff was so attentive that I took a picture to share with them. John's presentation was a 10 out of 10. He started our school year off on a perfect note.
~Mike Cook, Superintendent of Schools Sheffield Lake School District, Ohio
"My [Coaching] experience with John was pivotal in my life. He is able to get to the heart of the matter quickly and aids in looking objectively at the issues. And then you are laughing. A great experience!
~ Sandi Evans
"John made the CCEDC annual meeting a memorable experience for our guests!
His lively, whip cracking and inspiring message was well received with a lot of
positive feedback from those who attended."
~Jerilyn Sahr, Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation
"John is a dynamic and experienced speaker who can motivate audiences and show them what is possible within themselves. His work can lead to significant improvements in personal and business results."
-- Jerry Quinn President, NTP INC and Chemicals Consultant
"I can’t say enough about John C. Davis, and the Action Hero talk he gave to our crew. His presentation “Action Hero, not a Reaction Zero” gave our team a new way of looking at how their roles within the organization were positions from which each of them could produce greatness. We had used terminology like Superheroes, but John gave us the thought that whereas Superheroes (besides being very rare), produced results only in relation to their specific sets of powers; the Action Heroes use their personal Skill Sets and the Assets at hand to take strategic actions and achieve super results. My team found this to be a concept they could embrace, presented in a fun and entertaining manner."
-- Rhonni DuBose Owner/Manager Queen’s Pantry
"It is my pleasure to highly recommend John Davis as a speaker . Through my company, Susan Duval Seminars, I have hosted him twice in Doylestown, PA. Both times, he was very well received by the community. John's seminars were outstanding and were booked solid. I received wonderful feedback from the attendees, and many who saw him the first time returned to see him again. John is very easy to work with, and is a pleasure to host. He has helped many people in this community, and I am looking forward to hosting him again."
- Susan Duval, www.SusanDuvalSeminars.com
"I would strongly urge you to schedule John Davis to speak at your organization. His incredible stories and his powerful experiences are sure to inspire and delight your audience."
~Jeanne Grimes President MHHC Canton, OH
"John has appeared as a guest on my radio program at www.RadioOutThere.com on several occasions. I respect his integrity and ethics and know him to be dedicated and sincere. He is a genuine 'people person' and has the ability to help and guide others to achieve their potential in life."
- Barry Eaton Australian Radio Personality
"Working with John in a Lifecoaching capacity has been a very pivotal point in my life. Each of the sessions highlighted a new approach to working with all aspects of my life....home, finances, relationships, career. I felt like I was sorting out issues with a trusted friend who clearly and frankly showed me where I have been tripping myself up and how to simply shift my perceptions about the way I see life! I feel like I have been instilled with hope and inspiration for a purposeful future! His humour and integrity have been inspiring! I would highly recommend the LifeCoaching Sessions to everyone!"
“John is a superb instructor in the areas of theatrical combat, with particular skill in the uses of a whip, and the manipulation and handling of stage swords and daggers. He is extremely adept in these disciplines, and plays with a great command of the action and a magnificent sense of fun. In his shows from the Duo of "Hack 'n Slash" he demonstrates tremendous skill with both weapon and word. In his teaching, he shares these same skills freely and generously with all participants. The student has the opportunity to learn and enjoy the process at the same time. Imagine that! He is a highly skilled professional, with an open and generous humanity; exceptional people skills. I really enjoy working with this man. On a side note; John carries a small line of very reasonably priced stage weapons, swords and such, durable and a pleasure to handle."
- J-P. Fournier, MFA, BFA, Fight Master
"I was a student in John's whip class. I found him to be an observant teacher with concise feedback. Also, he's a fantastic performer, so the class was entertaining as well as informative. You can't lose when you're working with him!"
- Siobhan Richardson Actress, Singer, Dancer, Fight Instructor, Fight Director
"John Davis is a fantastic human being and performer. As a teacher, he is perceptive, encouraging, and have a wealth of knowledge in his field. As a student, it is easy to absorb his teachings. You can't get lost with him as a teacher"
- Aslög Hildebrand Director, Drama teacher, Stagecombat Choreographer, Actor
“John is a fantastic fight director and one of the best instructors I know. His attention to detail, attitude and love of the art make his work shine. I also have had the opportunity to direct a production he wrote, and his skills as a playwright match those of his as a fight director. I would work with John anytime.”
- John Lennox, Founding Fight Director, Art of Combat, inc
“John Davis directed my play HOLMES for the Weathervane Playhouse in Akron, Ohio. I would recommend him for any future project! He was exceptional on (at least) three counts: first, he proved a wonderful director/mentor for the young people in the cast--extraordinarily patient, enthusiastic, gentle--and instilled in them a passion and commitment to bringing to the hall their best attention and work; second, he was instrumental for helping to fine-tune structure, character, and language weaknesses in this first production of my script; finally, he brought to the project just the proper spirit of inventiveness, vitality and strong storytelling. And I must add that John is a wonderful fight choreographer--the fights in HOLMES were among the production's highlights. Respectfully submitted"
-- Derek Davidson, PhD Appalachian State University
“To put it simply, John Davis is a superb fight choreographer. He created perfect choreography for Romeo & Juliet at FPAC, training the young people involved in safe swordsmanship and hand to hand. He also was careful to create fights that were character specific and served the story and overall director's concept. He also did fight choreography and created and forged props for Peter Pan at Beck Center. He forged and created swords and knives, and other Neverland props that fit perfectly within the concept for the production - to look like the lost boys made them and that were "art nouveau." And once again, his fight choreography for the Pan/Hook fight and ensuing battle with the entire cast was creative and fun. I recommend John as one of the top artists at his craft. Hire him - you won't be sorry!”
-Fred Sternfeld, Artistic Director Fairmont Performing Art Center
“I have had the pleasure to work with Mr. Davis in class and to watch him perform on stage. Mr. Davis is a knowledgeable instructor that is able to impart his knowledge in an entertaining way.”
- Steaphen Fick, Owner/Instructor, Davenriche European Martial Artes School
“John is a tremendous talent. He is not only a gifted performer and fantastic teacher but turned himself into a very accomplished sword smith as well. I have been very fortunate in the short amount of time I get to work with John as our lives generally keep us apart. Whenever I get the chance I will work with John again. He is simply a terrific resource.”
- Dan Levinson Fight Master, Fight Directors Canada