Former Commander, USS Benfold and Author, It’s Your Ship
Michael Abrashoff Text Reviews
Mike Abrashoff's story regarding the transformation of USS Benfold was well received and appreciated by our event participants. These are challenging times for many and his perspective on leading during difficult times is timely and thought-provoking.
California Bankers Association
Mike was a great fit for our program and we are getting overwhelmingly positive ratings on our post-summit survey. Thank you!
Executive Director - Meetings & Events, Marshberry
Mike did an amazing job and was much appreciated. Thank you!
Marketwired - Vice President, Human Resources
Captain Abrashoff energized our organization in a new and powerful way. I walked away with plenty of inspiration and new ideas--and a handful of new leadership tools that can be applied immediately.
Area Sales Director, US Vision Care - Bausch + Lomb
Thanks for hitting it out of the park for us today. Many Harshaw Trane Associates came up to me this afternoon telling me we couldn't have made a better choice for a speaker with message that was both timely and appropriate.
Vice President - Harshaw Trane
We have asked Mike Abrashoff to speak to our team twice now and he is in high demand for a third appearance. His message and coaching on leadership is perfect for every level of management ranging from the general managers of our stores to our CEO.
COO - Five Guys
You were fantastic! Several employees told me how they were so touched by your comments that they cried. The way you treat your crew is what Impact is trying to emulate. I read your book years ago and it still Impacts me and the way I run Impact today.
CEO - Impact Networking
Everyone loved Mike. He got a standing ovation. First time I've seen a keynote receive one in my history with ADESA. Our V.P. would like to send Mike's book, It's Your Ship as a thank you to the attendees that came.
Marketing Manager - ADESA
Many considered yours the best keynote presentation ever. You really spoke from the heart and people responded. Thank you again for enhancing our meeting so greatly!
Acting Executive Director - Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association
Any audience that cares about leadership, culture, change management, performance and teamwork would benefit immensely from your presentation. Our group enjoyed not only your message, but also your presentation style.
Steve Perlowski, Vice President - National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Conference ended today with a bang. You were by far the best presenter!
- Josh Linkner, CEO / Managing Partner - Detroit Venture Partners, LLC
You gave a memorable and enjoyable keynote speech that was enjoyed by all. Thank you for making our owners understand that they are the captains of their own destiny and that they need to take all action needed to succeed.
Kevin G. Sinclair, CEO - Wireless Zone
Everything went great! Mike was an amazing speaker and really incorporated the theme of our conference into his talk. I heard nothing but praise afterwards!
Public Relations Manager - Zipcar
Your presentation was amazing! This crowd talked about it for the rest of the meeting and made reference to your comments frequently as we discussed other topics. It was truly an inspiring day!
Executive Director of Strategic Programs - McKesson Connectivity & Analytics
I received excellent feedback from both the panel discussion and broadcast speech Your leadership style and personal values appear to be similar to what we are attempting to achieve and hence I am very interested in your leadership toolkit. Let me know the best way to learn more.
Your message to the team was spot on! I received a lot of feedback from the team and universally they felt your message helped them think about leadership differently and help put them even more firmly in the Ownership Mentality. I thought you nailed it and helped 1) land the message of Own It 2) help them focus on their Leadership and 3) Help them think about managing through change. I am so glad that you were our speaker and I think it helped us at this critical point in time.
Executive Vice President, Retail - Office Depot, Inc.
It was perfect! Mike received a standing ovation at the conclusion and several of our leaders told me afterwards that they were going to pick up his book. Messages were totally on point with our conference. We LOVED it!
Event Director - Wesco Aircraft
We have never had such positive feedback so you very much exceeded our expectations. You were quoted numerous times throughout the remainder of the conference which says people took your message to heart and will put it to work in their everyday jobs - exactly what we aimed for!
Director of Staffing - Denbury Resources
You did an exceptional job of connecting with the audience and reinforcing that leadership in safety matters, and is in fact the very cornerstone of our future success in safety and in general at BNSF. Everyone I talked to agreed that the key note you delivered, was the highlight of the day and had a tremendous impact on them.
Director of Transportation Safety - BNSF Railway
I didn't get a chance to say goodbye after your presentation to our franchisee group. You did a terrific job - we heard nothing but rave reviews on your stories, your leadership ideas, your style, the lack of PowerPoint slides, etc. Well done!
President - Great Clips, Inc.
The entire time Abrashoff spoke he had command of the entire room. Not a single set of eyes was anywhere but on him.
Chief of Staff - United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
Mike, you hit it out of the park, as I knew you would. Your message was on point and was exactly what I was looking for. It emphasized some of the things we were already working on and provided a good foundation for us to build on.
President/CEO - Empire Caterpillar Southwest