Dr. Paul Stuart Wichansky

   Sharing the voice and vision of courage and optimism.
Motivational and Keynote Speaker for Schools, Colleges, Companies, and Organizations.

Paul Stuart WichanskyTestimonials from Colleges and Universities

These are some of the testimonials that Dr. Paul has received following his presentations or keynotes at colleges and universities.

When you read them, think about the kind of reactions your own students and staff can get from Dr. Paul.

As a college professor for over 30 years, I've had hundreds of guest speakers in my classes: famous athletes, winning coaches, world-class experts, even the governor of the state! Only one of these speakers has ever received a standing ovation from my students: Dr. Paul Stuart Wichansky. College students are appreciative; they are just a little reluctant to show it! Not so with Dr. Wichansky. He stole their hearts. For some, he changed their lives. How do I know? My students have told me, sometimes years later.

Dr. Wichansky has spoken in several of my classes and, every single time, it was an amazing event. He is a remarkable speaker and even a more remarkable person. Dr. Wichansky is easily the best speaker in America. -- Rob Gilbert, Ph.D., Professor of Sport Psychology, Montclair State University

Dr. Paul is simply the most inspirational person I have ever met. He and I have formed a wonderful relationship since meeting many years ago at Rutgers University. I have had the honor of sitting in on several of Paul's motivational assemblies and I have seen, first-hand, the impact he has on everyone from elementary school children to corporate professionals.

Paul's reflections on diversity and the unique abilities of individuals are captivating and are sure to leave an impression on even the hardest of hearts. Paul's story is not one you will soon forget. --
Anthony Nugnes, Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Paul, you have worked really hard to create the life you've always wanted from a place where many people easily give up and end up feeling sorry for themselves (many people do this even without a disability!). You live as an example for others that there is so much more to life than most people even dare to dream of! So many people lose sight of their dreams and do what works in the moment, eventually settling for a life that eventually makes them unhappy. Your assemblies are a powerful counter-strike against that whole concept, and it's really inspiring to see that there are people out there looking (and succeeding!) to make a difference in our world! -- Michael Holak, Rutgers University

It was such an honor to see you speak this evening at Loyola University Chicago! Your outlook on life is truly amazing. Positivity isn't always an easy thing to embrace, but as you explain, I do believe that there is always a lesson of good to be found in the bad that we experience. The struggles and hardships we each take on in life help develop our individual character, and shape who we are as people.

If everyone shared your incredible attitude to appreciate people for just the way they are, the world would be a much better place. Please continue to share your story with others, because you're making such a difference to those you touch. And I also applaud your appreciation for Billy Joel - he's one of music's all time greats! -- Lauren Bogacz, Loyola University Chicago

I frequently run into his one-of-a-kind personality at the fitness center or at Old Man Rafferty's, his favorite New Brunswick restaurant, and enjoy his upbeat attitude. Besides Paul's staggering walk or impaired hearing, his disability is completely masked by a radiant smile and unbelievable confidence. -- Christopher Kemph, Department of Exercise Science, Rutgers University

My students were asked to write a reflection after the presentation, and all of them were glowing! I will forward a sample of them to you with a formal thank you letter, so you can have some individual feedback. Some students said it was one of the best experiences of their lives. -- Diane Giannola, Professor, Rider University

Paul made me realize how disabilities do not hold opportunities back, but it just takes a different route to achieve the same outcome. People with disabilities are motivated and happy, goal-oriented at everything in life, while the rest of us are usually content to reach a certain level and then stop achieving for more. -- John Leyua, Cook College student

Paul's story and self-presentation are delightfully inspiring. My students received him with enthusiasm. His presentation would also be relevant for younger students in the schools." -- Judith Diamondstone, Ed.D, Harvard University, Cultural Diversity, Rutgers Graduate School of Education

Dr. Paul, Most of all, you're something that I always wanted to be. A hero. Not someone who flies around in red tights and a cape, but someone who can change the world, one person at a time. You're going to change the world, I know it. Someday, everyone is going to be smiling. I hope to inspire others like you have inspired me. -- Alec McCrea, University of Tampa

Paul, you are amazing! That is the only way I can sum up how quickly you have made me laugh and feel so inspired. Your stories are fantastic and loaded with such insight, passion, and humor! You are one of the most unique and truly amazing new friends I have ever made. I brag about you constantly to my other friends and family, and can't wait until you get to meet them all. Anytime, seriously anytime, you want to get together again, and grab some food, or just hang out as friends you let me know.

By the way, your writing is impeccable. I can't remember the last time I wrote so much without having to do it for college! See how you yet again inspire. I need to add that your unique BMW is just too amazing! You seriously have a (pimp) ride. --
Keith Grabowsky, Rutgers University student

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