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Shelby County Schools thanks

Shelby County Schools thanks you for the inspiration. We're off to a great start this year because of your words. All the best and "...don't stop thinkin' about tomorrow..."-Kirbrina Carroll, Shadowlawn Middle School/7th Grade World Geography

recently saw you speak at the

recently saw you speak at the opening day for Marshall County schools. I applaud you for your inclusion and stories about your daughter, Dana. I have taught special education for 23 years. The resurgence of the "R" word in our student's and adult's daily language makes me crazy. I get picked on a lot about it both from the kids and my co-workers. I just believe that is one word that should no longer be in our vocabularies. I compare it to the "N" word in the level of offensiveness. Neither should be used. It is wrong no matter what! Give your daughter a pat on the back for her courage in dealing with people who use these words and keep fighting the good fight. In Christ, Donna

I was in attendance at the

I was in attendance at the talk you gave in Marshall County. Thank you so much for coming! You, by far, have been the best speaker we've had to inspire us for the beginning of the teaching year. I enjoyed you so much, and LOVE your t-shirt displaying the sex symbol. So right you are! We have taken Jesus out of the schools, and we are so sadly lacking His guidance as a country because of it. You made an impact on me, and I wanted you to know. I am praying for you and your family for continued success in your future endeavors. Thank you for the blessing, Amy Lepore

Unabashedly Uplifting! We

Unabashedly Uplifting! We were totally engrossed in the message you delivered. Best, James Hertford

Doc, I just wanted to say

Doc, I just wanted to say thank you for speaking again at our enrichment day July 21, 2011. I enjoyed every minute of the time you had with us. I am still laughing thinking about your daughter and the bully. I can picture it, priceless. I've taken other messages away from your speaking. I've weeded out some basement people from my life and added more balcony people. I feel much better for it. Dancing through the rain is a fantastic idea as well. I used to do it when I was younger but not as much as I got older. I think it's time to go and play in the rain again. The stories and theories from you and your grandfather were wonderful and very thought provoking. Thank you and thank you 10 times over. I think the way you present ideas and thoughts just seems to make them stick longer than being in a boring lecture.

Thanks for sharing your story

Thanks for sharing your story with our fifth grade students during their promotion ceremony in Norfolk. Many parents were awed by your presence. Your words of encouragement is what we as a people need to hear. You were extremely inspiring. AP @ P. B. Young ES

Thank you for going above and

Thank you for going above and beyond by doing the radio and television interview, on top of staying back to speak individually to our conference participants. Your non-stop "good natured-ness" was quite evident during your two day visit with us at the American Holistic Health Meeting. -Charles Mango, DO

Your comments to our students

Your comments to our students could not have been any better. Thank you for reaching our children. Bessie

Thank you so much for

Thank you so much for encouraging my heart today .....I was the lady who spoke of the correlation of your cs with what the Rwanda Hotel gentleman said "It was just the right thing to do"...I felt I met a kindred spirit today ( Anne of Green Gables reference)..as you shared with me would love toshare a couple of other correlation quotes with you ...just let me know and God's Blessings on you and your ministry!!!! Patricia Butler, Ed.D.

You are the only keynoter to

You are the only keynoter to take us anywhere and everywhere. Awe-inspiring! Nona Jordan

I think someone like you was

I think someone like you was LONGGGGGG over due to visit Lake county FL and glad you did ! Your words were so encouraging and reminded me why teaching is soooooo passionate to me and many others =)Your Grandpa raised a fabulous man !

Thank you for such an

Thank you for such an inspirational visit at your conference today! Your words were inspiring and your humor filled me with joy! Thank you for giving me a learning experience.

Adolph is ahead of his time.

Adolph is ahead of his time. His messages can singularly improve America's educational systems 100%. It is a shame that society "does not know what it does not know." Godspeed on your mission and keep shining brightly. :Brandon Kaufman

You are OUTRAGEOUS! Your

You are OUTRAGEOUS! Your television show should be syndicated! I have never seen anyone better in stage or in movies. You really GOT IT man! - Steven Payne

When I heard you, I knew it

When I heard you, I knew it was a blessing to have the opportunity to listen to the very best. No one wanted you to conclude. I look forward to listening to the CDs and watching the DVD's I you autographed for me. Muchos bendiciones! Maria Garcia

Here it is 2 months after

Here it is 2 months after your incredibly engaging keynote address to our "hard to please" audience AND everyone is still buzzing! Please consider coming back for an encore part 2 presentation. God has truly gifted you to deliver powerful messages that last. ....Sincerely Ruth Peele

Genuinely inspirational and

Genuinely inspirational and powerfully moving! Thoroughly enjoyable. Hope to see you at Campfire next year. Joan

You are something else. I

You are something else. I had no idea I would learn as much as I did as a 60 year old adult woman. Sometimes, we do not know what we don't know. You challenged my belief system in so many ways. I thank you for the work you do. Godspeed! Jackie Scott

Adolph, you are so electric

Adolph, you are so electric and energetic; It is amazing how you are so in the moment. Looking forward to seeing you at our June meeting. -Katie C.



Adolph is hilarious and

Adolph is hilarious and genuine. He is a gifted speaker with a wondeful sense of humor in delivery of very powerful messages. After our extensive conversations, I found Adolph had failed so much that success was eventually a given.:-) He is a Modern day Healer...incredibly effective. Adolph is the Truth! His work had a fabulous impact on my life from the boardroom to the golf course. Unvconventional, yet a generous, funny and all around great guy. -karl P.

Come back to my town again,

Come back to my town again, you were great and inspiring to my classmates and the my school. Thanks Doc. :D

Doc, I have to say that the

Doc, I have to say that the hours of education and thought and love that has gone into your speeches have made a HUGE difference into society. I can tell you that after your presentation today at school, I didn't hear of the same stuff I was hearing on a regular basis. Also, the thing that shocked me most was definitely the face that all pants were pulled up. Your words have lifted lots of kids, and myself as a student of Hunter Huss High. I want to say thanks, and what your doing is great.

It truly was the best

It truly was the best conference I have ever attended in my entire educational career. Thank you for "having us look into the mirror as opposed to out of the window." —L. Oppenheimer

I was at the training

I was at the training 02-19-11 with EFS and I just want you to know that we really enjoyed your time you gave to us, what an awesome testimony you have and we are praying for you. I wish the rest of my staff could have beed there, looking forward to next year. I didn't have a chance to see if you had videos, would love to have even a copy of what you did yesterday. I mentioned you to our Bible Study class this morning and we have already begun praying that what you did yesterday has a lasting effect on my staff. Thank you so much. I don't usually reach out like this, but you touched my heart.-Rhonda Ray, Rainbow Academy

hello, i really enjoyed to

hello, i really enjoyed to day with you mr. brown. i have been in childcare for 20 years and was ready to end it. i am 56 year old and just competely my 2nd CDA and i work hard from pay check to pay check work less that 40 hour a week. but i love what i do. i am a single mother of two and a grandmother of five.today you gave me the left i needed to go on in this field because it is hard where i am.ii feel so much better with a smile on my face. mr. brown you keep doing what you are doing.God is walking with you.i will keep in touch with you. A Positive word from you help a lot of us in this field. i know you family is proud of you. mrs dorothy.

This was the best luncheon

This was the best luncheon ever. You are clearly head and shoulders above the rest. Thank you for taking a small opportunity to talk with my group at your table. You are just as personable and enthusiastic up close as you were on the stage. We appreciate your genuineness. Thank you for helping us turn our scars into stars just as you have. May your fitness and wellness club for at-risk youth and families continue to grow by leaps and bounds. We did not see a page to submit donations to your family’s efforts. Thank you for sharing the God in you. Gratefully, Mable Florez

Finally a speaker without a

Finally a speaker without a speech. You truly understand the concept of bullying. We believe as you do, there are a few gray areas on the issue of bullying. Your explanation of social intelligence was awesome. We thank you for giving us new and innovative methods to prevent and intervene with bullying. My husband and I most enjoyed your honesty on this subject matter. Best to you and yours. ONE LOVE! Dorothy and Anderson Kline

You left us thinking and

You left us thinking and laughing at Point O'View Elementary. We appreciate you and your message. PTA

You are so playful,

You are so playful, energetic, and real! Please come back to Ontario soon. Jena Barnes

You are super optimistic. I

You are super optimistic. I like that! Jay Massey

Spot on! You are an

Spot on! You are an intellectual can of Redbull!

One of the best received and

One of the best received and most thought-provoking session to ever grace our conference event stage. Kudos to you, what you do, and how you do it. -Walter P.

Thank you for making our

Thank you for making our students the stars of your presentation and leaving them with a light in their eyes. -Daniel Kim

Thanks for a rigorous and

Thanks for a rigorous and relevant workshop at the Florida School Boards Association. We were both engaged and challenged. I personally appreciated your innovative solutions designed to improve student outcomes, increase student achievement, and ensure college and career readiness. Best to you and your family.

It was so nice to hear

It was so nice to hear someone who is so beautiful inside and outside. I wish you all the success in the world eventhough you already achieved so many wonderful things. Kendra Murphy

Dr. Brown, I am a teacher at

Dr. Brown, I am a teacher at Floyd County High School. Today at school every teacher was talking about you , quoting something that you had said, sharing with the students some of what you had shared with us. Tonight at church fellow teachers were talking about Dr. Brown. Thank you for who you are and for sharing that with others. I am going to try to stay on the balcony this semester. -Connie Quesenberry

Every year we try to bring in

Every year we try to bring in a better speaker than the year before. After Dr. Brown, I’ve no idea what we're going to do for next year! It’s going to be extremely tough to top his performance and message. Is Doc Brown available on January 7, 2012? -Dale Barnes :-)


DON'T WAIT! He is unforgettable!...This was a quote I saw on one of your pages. I couldn't agree more. Dr. Brown, you have no idea how much I enjoyed your presentation. Words can not describe how powerful of a speaker you are. I only wish that everyone I know could have heard what I heard at the Richmond Convention Center. You really reached me on a personal level. My only regret is that I didn't bring a notebook and pen. From the awesome story of how you and your wife met, to your seven wonderful children, to all your stories of obstacles growing up, to the way you talked about your mother, I will never forget it. I've never seen anyone be in a room with young adults, students, teachers, officials, black people, white people, people of all nationalities, and still be able to talk to them all and everyone have the same understanding. It was like we all could relate to you in some form or fashion. I didn't mean to bite your ear off (eyes, considering your reading this). I know your in-box is full of messages just like mine from all over the world. With everything that I said, I basically just wanted to say THANK-YOU. PS May God continue to bless you and your family. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers! LiMary Cook Fredericksburg, Virginia

Unbelievable is the only word

Unbelievable is the only word I can think of to describe Dr. Brown. My husband and I watched a recorded presentation that he did for Godby High School in Leon County, Florida. My biggest regret was that there was so many empty seats in that auditorium. There are a lot of us that missed out on Dr. Brown's live performance! One minute I was laughing and the next I was crying. Dr. Brown has the ability to make you think he is talking directly to you! He is a phenominal speaker and do not miss an opportunity to listen to him speak. Take Care, Dawn Tallahassee, Florida


Doc is the MAN WITH THE PLAN. Go hear him speak ASAP.

AWESOME Speaker. You did an

AWESOME Speaker. You did an outstanding job. Doc you rock my socks off.

You were awesome doc. I was

You were awesome doc. I was so glad I got to hear you speak!

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Dr. Brown – I attended the session you did for Suffolk Parent University yesterday Saturday, November 16th. It was AWESOME! I can’t thank you enough. I was planning to attend alone. However, my son Jack – who is probably the funniest and smartest person I know – also attended with me as somewhat of a punishment. The day prior we had discovered that he had done some inappropriate Google searches on his Ipod Touch. He is a great kid, but made a poor choice. In addition to extended technology restrictions, additional chores at home, etc, he also had to attend your session with me at Parent University. Neither of us knew exactly what to expect. Upon arrival, I noticed that he was one of the only older kids there. However, we both noticed the other older kid in the cafeteria with the crazy braids – we loved the hair!!!! Your presentation was so energized and on point that we both took many things away from it - especially when you spoke of character – what you do when no one is watching! That was very timely for him! Thank you for speaking directly to both of us. In addition to the laughs, it has given us wonderful talking points to help us through this critical and important parenting opportunity! I sincerely thank you for being at the right place at the right time with a fantastic message! All the Best, Beverly Van Straten
11/21/13 | 9:56
I really enjoyed your presentation yesterday in Perry GA. I have never seen anyone engage children so well. Thank you. Kay Flanders Wilson
10/10/13 | 11:39
I was at the Hosa Rally today and attend your speech. Hearing your speech today.... It simply changed my life your speech showed me that no matter where you come from and the challenges your face you can still be someone. These last few days have stressed me out because I raised the money to go but did have money to go with but I made things work an I was so close to not going I'm glad I did. I'm going to talk to a few teacher and hopely get you to speak at my high school. I just wanted you to know you changed atleast one life today and I'm sure many more. Kristen Brock
10/10/13 | 10:48
Hey, I was very inspired by your speech at the HOSA rally on October 09 2013 in perry Georgia it was an amazing speech and really touched home and was very inspirational to me and I enjoyed hearing you speak and showing no matter what you can do it REAL TALK -CJ Gable
10/10/13 | 10:46
Thank you for bringing light into our corporation.
9/20/13 | 6:31
Dr. Brown, It was a pleasure hearing you speak again this year at our CAPRW Head Start all staff. You bring truly bring the best out of people. Even the people who always seems to look cranky can't help but smile when you're around! Thank you again. I hope to see you speak again soon! Kim Bailey
9/18/13 | 3:21
I enjoyed your seminar today! Your such an inspiration for our Head Start Program! Each year you come out, I learn something new about myself as a Teacher. Thank You!
9/09/13 | 8:22
It was so refreshing to hear a presentation with solid content & substance! Thank you for taking the time to offer me some invaluable advice following your consultation. It was also delightful to meet someone so unbelievably accomplished, yet so humble. Continued Peace & Blessings! Delia M. Payne
8/30/13 | 12:58
Doc Brown - I met you at the Burleson ISD Convocation. Your presentation will help us get the 2013-14 off to a great start! It was a pleasure meeting you. Your message was inspiring to everyone. I have been enjoying notoriety because of your numerous references of me! We are glad you made the trip to Burleson Texas to see us! I plan to sign up for your updates. Next time you come back please be sure to say "howdy" to us. Sincerely, Your newest fan! Deputy Charles Grover, Johnson County Sheriff's Office
8/30/13 | 7:31
Dr. Brown, I just wanted to tell you that I truely enjoyed your presentation at my school. You gave me some really usable ways to handle difficult situations. I am a fine arts instructor and I am very passionate about my craft. I get worn down every year by so many young people with so many problems that I start feeling overwhelmed. The stress has taken a toll on my own body, but now I feel more able to help and I feel like I can stay in the balcony and not fall into the pit of the basement by the end of the school year. Regards, Karrie Huskey :-)
8/30/13 | 7:31
Dr. Brown; I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your presentation at the L'Anse Creuse Public Schools opening day on 8/28. I am one of the middle school principals in the district and walked away more inspired than I have felt in years. My school, Middle School - South, has experienced a large shift in terms of both race and socio-economic status. My staff, which is one of the more senior staffs in our district, has had difficulty adjusting to the needs of our kids. They are all good people, but adjusting their mind-set from one that worked effectively with population that was a very homogeneous, white, middle class population for years, has been a challenge. We've put many initiatives in place to assist our kids in recent years, but changing the way some of my staff builds relationships has been difficult. Your message was powerful and exactly what my staff has needed for a number of years. THANK YOU. On a side note, I was so inspired, that I went back to my office and adjusted my entire plan for my building's opening day the next day. I am taking your lessons and running with it! Best Wishes; Paul Lasala
8/30/13 | 7:24
Enjoyed your presentation today. Have heard hundreds you are one of the best. -John Wilborn, Director Curtis Culwell Center
8/23/13 | 8:02
Everyone in the world should hear you. REAL TALK! -Jim Slavin
8/17/13 | 11:10
I saw you at my Granddaughter's graduation ceremony at Thalia Elementary this year. I was one of those people who admired you when you were wearing your suit and when I unknowingly saw you with the basketball. I thought you were out of place walking around with that ball. It shows how we view people according to the way they are dressed. Your speech was very inspiring. I am a 70 year old African American woman who has a grandson in the state prison for selling drugs. Prior to being sent to state prison he was sent to a drug program and did something that cause him to be kicked out. He was supposed to return to jail within 24 hours. He did not do that, therefore, he became a fugitive. When the police arrested him, he allegedly had drugs and a gun on his person. He was sentenced to either nine or twelve years in prison. He will be released April 2015. I want to know if you have programs wherein you visit prisons? I think you could be a great inspiration to some of the men who are locked up. If you don't have a prison program, are there funds available from the government that will cover fees for you to lecture at prisons? I also want to know which one of your books your would recommend for me to send to my grandson while he is incarcerated? He need to change his way of thinking prior to being released from prison and I think it would help him to hear your story. I admire you for your accomplishments in life and for being a proud husband and father. 8/14/2013 I. Dunn
8/14/13 | 6:23
Thank you for being a solid role model for our students. In the past our school has brought in professional athletes and a few recording artists. I appreciate who you are as a husband, father, educator and businessman. Our students will never forget your phenomenal messages and the unique methods you used to convey them. Keep On Keeping On! Julia Burton. Asst. Principal
8/07/13 | 7:56
Holy Kaw! You were amazing! Your insights were spot on. Thank you for including relevant national and international issues impacting our daily lives and professions. Thank you for celebrating "The Positive Difference Makers!" Robert Bell
7/28/13 | 12:26
In my 40 years in the sales industry and I must say that Doc Brown is AS GOOD AS IT GETS! It was also nice to get to speak with you and your assistant at the hotel restaurant. They were SOME OF THE NICEST FOLKS YOU'LL EVER MEET! Wishing you continued success! Steve Peace
7/15/13 | 4:26
Hello Dr. Brown!! It's Sharnell Frink (Myles) who completed a practicum with you from NSU's graduate program. Wow...it's great to "see" you after 12 years. I recently viewed a clip from "Dr. Dad" and saw your beautiful family. I can remember when Marla would be in her office working hard and Dana would be in her playpin. Watching the clip, I thought to myself, "This is one show where what you see is what you get--Family & Love", unlike many reality shows today! Please know that I was inspired by you back then and I continue to be inspired. Today, I have a thriving agency in Atlanta that offers trauma-informed services. The thing that I am most proud of is our work with the Governor's office to end Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)! One last thing I wanted to share...During our practicum orientation with you, you asked, "Who thinks that they are smarter or better than most other people?" A couple of us raised our hands. You said (with a straight face), "Ya'll can leave!" I thank God that Ms. B was sitting in the reception area and she told us to have a seat and wait. Later you came back out and invited us back in...this time with a smile. But, I got the message! I often times use this example when I lecture or work with clients, because if I didn't have patience, a sense of humor, and a supervisor who saw something in me (I hope...lol), I would have never had the opportunity to learn from you and pass along those same lessons! So, THANK YOU! Please tell Marla and Vivian (my Soror) I said hello and take care!!
7/14/13 | 4:40
WE salute you! Your wit and wisdom were absolutely phenomenal and at times breath-taking! Please receive our comments with the heartfelt gratitude by which it is written. Never have I attended an event to include ballets, concerts, sporting events or plays whereby the audience applauded for at least five minutes. Your message is brilliantly powerful. It was great to spend a small amount of time with you that has resulted in such a big impact. Jack Buchanan
7/11/13 | 5:57
The BEST thing GOING! Charles Mitchell
7/03/13 | 12:31
Pure Genius! I am a fan!!!!! -Peter Castellazzo
7/03/13 | 8:58
You gave an excellent talk this evening. In fact, it was the best my wife and I have ever heard at these events. It was full of humor mixed with the message that we need to male education more individualized and personal, rather than standardized and generic. Thanks for having the courage to offer "Real Talk!" -Gabran Braunstein
7/02/13 | 8:40
OMG! You were so much more than I anticipated after a very long day. You are an unshakable optimist and I appreciate your openness, tolerance and compassion for ALL. -Adina Silverstein
7/02/13 | 8:34
After hearing so much about you, I sat in the conference center like a child full of anticipation and expectancy. You did not disappoint! Our staff is still bonded by the memories of your visit. You made us better people! Joshua Belvins
6/18/13 | 7:47
I agree wholeheartedly with Bill and Sarah. I normally do not care to write anything after hearing speakers, but this guy was amazing. I used the university program to find his information to learn more about him. I have never heard a speaker with a profound message for every demographic in the audience. Wow! -Norma Bernstein
6/12/13 | 8:57
Dr. Brown was our son's 2013 Commencement speaker. He made us laugh, he made us cry, but most importantly, he made us think! Dr. Brown eloquently tackled perhaps the most pressing issues of the younger generation–technology and social networking–and how it affects experience and interactions, confronted human mortality, and highlighted what is most important and meaningful about being human. It wasn't a speech, it was more of a conversation with a sage. Please thank him for such a candid, relevant and impacting talk. Drs. Robert & Sarah Meeks
6/11/13 | 7:24
We just love Adolph. He's such a giver and we have learned so much from just a few of his gifts. Thanks for leaving a few of your books. Very seldom do you read a book that truly delivers what the title promises your books are such books. Blackhawk Technical College Janesville, Wisconsin
6/06/13 | 9:02
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I needed new ways to connect with my students. You re-ignited my passion to educate. Your disarmingly composed manner provides a great role model for teaching excellence. Hope Mitchell Long Beach, California
6/04/13 | 7:30
Adolph knows how to bring out the best in people. His skill for providing nuts and bolts to audiences is apparent the moment he picks up a microphone. You left the crowd buzzing with high energy and excitement. Kevin Finch, President Critical Issues in Leadership Conference North Central Region
6/02/13 | 8:46
As someone who can be fairly cynical about speakers, I raucously cheered you. You shared an amazing message of hope. It is obvious that you are quite the problem-solver and troubleshooter. You turbo-charged our meeting. We loved your energy and passion. Thank you for showing us how laughter and love of life remains through any trial. Simply great! Susie Dudley, Director HR NYC
5/31/13 | 2:44