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“There were some counter-intuitive ideas that were challenging but valid. Found this very helpful. The presenter was entertaining, knowledgeable and kept my attention throughout presentation.” – Krista Grabenbauer, Social Worker/Counselor, Savannah, Georgia (6.11.14)

“Practical, usable material; learned to look at anger management in a different way. Very good.” – Edward Ike, Counselor, Savannah, Georgia (6.11.14)

“More laughs than I expected. I liked the practical application of evolutionary psychology angles.” – William Royal, Social Worker, Savannah, Georgia (6.11.14)

“A gifted and knowledgeable presenter.” – Joseph Ricci, Psychologist, Savannah, Georgia (6.11.14)

“Interesting seminar, the lecture was thorough and the role play was very good.” – Patience Busbygebauer, Counselor, Atlanta, Georgia (10.24.12)

“Highly informative and entertaining!” – Hardwick Johnson, Psychologist, Atlanta, Georgia (10.24.12)

“Izzy, Mazel tov! You are a brilliant educator – I learned so much today!” – Joyce Kinnard, Counselor, Atlanta, Georgia (10.24.12)

“A clear, lucid presentation in a vital area of existence. Historians will be interested.” – David Moss, Counselor, Atlanta, Georgia (10.24.12)

“Enjoyed seminar very much! Interesting, funny. Thanks for the role play and free therapy!” – Kassandra Hill, Social Worker, Atlanta, Georgia (10.24.12)

“Teachers can teach students how to think about verbal insults in a better way in a general population. I work with more severe students and feel that many of the skills will really help. Some of our students beg for help and are miserable with current methods suggested. These skills are easily taught, make sense, and will be passed on to our guidance staff. Thanks so much!” – Helen V.B. Radford, Counselor/Educator, Augusta, Georgia (2.02.11)

“I believe that this philosophy works even with children with learning differences who have challenges with social skills.” – Barbara Ramer, Counselor, Atlanta, Georgia (2.02.11)

“Most needed seminar. Effective techniques to alleviate bullying. Information parallel with need for closure of bullying.” – R.W., Educator, Atlanta, Georgia (2.02.11)

“Excellent and practical knowledge of how to control anger as a parent and a counselor.” – Ryan Tindell, Counselor – Macon, Georgia (2.02.11)

“The role playing was phenomenal!” – Judy Chastain, Counselor, Atlanta, Georgia (2.02.11)

“Very informative and most fun I’ve had at a seminar in years.” – Jeanne Torre, Social Worker, Atlanta, Georgia (2.02.11)

“Very refreshing! Can’t wait to try these techniques with both my own children and the children at the school where I work.” – Deann Simon, Counselor/Play Therapist, Atlanta, Georgia (2.02.11)

“I really enjoyed Izzy’s style of teaching–he opened my eyes about the demonizing label of ‘bully.’ Thanks!” – Sandra Aycock, Social Worker, Atlanta, Georgia (2.02.11)

“Great seminar. Completely surprised me about the topic. New approach. Appreciated demonstrations and role playing.” – Jennifer Liu, Admission Recruitment Coordinator, Atlanta, Georgia (2.02.11)

“Unique approach; can’t wait to share with others in my county.” – Kathy Carther, Social Worker, Atlanta, Georgia (2.02.11)

“Great seminar, provided a different approach to bullying. We need this approach to help our students become more resilient individuals.” – Mattie Lamar, Educator, Atlanta, Georgia (2.02.11)

“Very informative but also real life. Easy to put to use. Not just words but practical information.” –M.C., Summer Camp Director, Atlanta, Georgia (2.02.11)

“This is the only bullying program worth attending. It was concrete, sensible and spot on! I have not attended a workshop this informative ever. Can’t wait to implement what I learned.” – Marcia Spiller, Educator, Atlanta, Georgia (2.02.11)

“This was a very informative and practical workshop that all professionals and individuals should attend.” – Laverna Davidson, Social Worker, Atlanta, Georgia (2.02.11)

“The presentation was awesome and I learned a tremendous amount of information about myself and how to educate others. Thank you.” – Lisa Miner, Social Worker, Atlanta, Georgia (2.02.11)

“Refreshing, illuminating and emancipating both in thinking and tools.” – Tim Schnabel, Counselor/Marriage and Family Therapist, Atlanta, Georgia (2.02.11)

“Enjoyed the topic and information. Very important. Tell Obama and administration.” – Tom Spicer, Prevention Specialist, Atlanta, Georgia (2.02.11)

“Helpful, useful, challenging, stimulating! Thank you.” – Tim Schnabel, Counselor/Marriage and Family Therapist, Atlanta, Georgia (8.19.09)

“I was looking for some new techniques for helping struggling teens learn about anger control. I found them! Thanks.” – Rodney Metcalf, Counselor/Educator, Atlanta, Georgia (8.19.09)

“Informative! Different! Educational! Easy to implement!” – Tommy Snow, Counselor, Atlanta, Georgia (8.19.09)

“Excellent info-will help with my involvement with clients in the court system.” – Cassie Murrell, Social Worker, Atlanta, Georgia (8.19.09)

“Really enjoyed the seminar. Instructor was very knowledgeable in the field and incorporated a variety of useful information in the presentation. I would recommend this course for anyone with conflict personal or professional.” – Phil Hammond, Investigator, Atlanta, Georgia (8.19.09)

“Very refreshing candor and honesty on the norms in our culture and how to be counter-cultural and successful in dealing with anger. Entertaining and informative-can’t wait to try these methods in both personal and professional settings.” – Kristy Van Meter, Counselor, Atlanta, Georgia (8.19.09)

“Instructor kept my attention the entire time-what he taught will be easily applied to my own life and for use with my clients.” – Cyndi White, Counselor/Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselor, Augusta, Georgia (8.18.09)

“Great use of humor to illustrate points. One of the better Continuing Education opportunities I’ve attended.” – Scott Peebles, Psychologist, Augusta, Georgia (8.18.09)

“Great sense of humor! Very useful and instructive! The manual is beautiful.” – Isolde Smeak, Counselor, Augusta, Georgia (8.18.09)

“The information was relevant and interesting. I feel I could use this as I practice therapy!” – Monica Shiver, Social Worker, Augusta, Georgia (8.18.09)

“It’s good to finally hear a ‘common sense’ approach to anger control!” – Teresa Oglesbee, Counselor, Hypnotherapist, Savannah, Georgia (7.16.09)

“Extremely relevant! Easy to understand and use! Well worth the time and expense!” – Will Barnes, Marriage and Family Therapist, Savannah, Georgia (7.16.09)

“This course should be mandated for Law Enforcement Departments!!” – Robert Green, Counselor, Savannah, Georgia (7.16.09)

“Fantastic speaker; excellent use of humor. I loved the way you spoke of creation, not just evolution. The song was fabulous!! Keep on singing it at seminars.” – Tiffany Austin, Social Worker, Atlanta, Georgia (1.09.08)

“This is the best seminar I have been to in a very long time. The model is easy to follow and is practical. Role playing was especially helpful. I will recommend this conference to others.” – Cinde Santner, Counselor, Atlanta, Georgia (1.09.08)

“Excellent material and presentation! Mr. Kalman was very effective at teaching a paradigm to both avoid and diffuse anger. Very enjoyable, and he made the concepts easy to learn and understand.” – John Feamster, Social Worker, Atlanta, Georgia (1.09.08)

“This workshop is useful to anyone with any challenging relationship. Practice and I am certain that you will be successful.” – General Smoot, Social Worker, Atlanta, Georgia (1.09.08)

“It has been a long time since I’ve attended a seminar that is entertaining and practical. I have enjoyed learning a new technique I can start applying in my practice right away.” – Stacey Gabriel, Psychologist, Atlanta, Georgia (1.09.08)

“This was an extremely insightful program with practical suggestions and wisdom that was entertaining.” – David Moss, Counselor, Atlanta, Georgia (1.09.08)

“Speaker Izzy Kalman was an exceptional presenter and I appreciated his knowledge, kindness and compassion. This seminar was everything and even more of what I expected. Thank you for his presence!!” – Monee Merriwether, Counselor, Atlanta, Georgia (1.09.08)

“Role plays were excellent and were so helpful in driving home the concepts. Loved the song! Can’t wait to use ‘The Game.’! Humor always helps keep the audience interested. I’d attend another workshop by Izzy.” – Lindsey Brown, Counselor, Atlanta, Georgia (1.09.08)

“Very informative. I really enjoyed Mr. Kalman’s teaching style, sense of humor and approach. This seminar was educational and fun.” – David Arens, Social Worker, Macon, Georgia (1.08.08)

“Excellent and practical knowledge of how to control anger as a parent and a counselor.” – Ryan Tindell, Counselor – Macon, Georgia (1.08.08)

“It was fun and I stayed awake! It’s sad we have to learn now what used to be common sense!” – Carleen Forbes, Marriage and Family Therapist, Macon, Georgia (5.1.07)

“I enjoyed this seminar. As a 10 year veteran educator in psychoeducation, I have plenty opportunity to utilize these strategies. I have done workshops for regular setting teachers and will include this material in my presentation.” – Angela Shoemake, Educator, Atlanta, Georgia (5.2.07)

“Great seminar! Practical, no-nonsense strategies that can be readily implemented. Role plays were highly effective at illustrating key points. Engaging, effective speaker. Enjoyed it!” – Toni Mason, Psychologist, Atlanta, Georgia (5.2.07)

“This seminar was very nicely done. Everything presented was very clear, and the demonstrations hammered into my head what a different response you can elicit from an enemy when you treat them as your friend. I also agree very strongly that schools need to teach our children how to become advocates for themselves instead of playing the victim role. I would love for every teacher and parent in my school to attend a conference like this!” – Eliza Suarez, Educator, Atlanta, Georgia (5.2.07)

“I found the speaker very engaging with the audience. I was surprised at the simplicity of the logical way he presented how adults’ influence dictates your students’ behavior.” – Connie Sheets, Educator, Atlanta, Georgia (5.2.07)

“I have to admit I was persuaded to the presenter’s point of view about bullies. I want to try the techniques with my own child that has been bullied in the past. This training went beyond my comfort zone, but the philosophies and techniques presented were well-presented.” – Inclusion Coordinator, Augusta, Georgia (5.3.07)

“This was an excellent seminar!” – Jennifer Lindler, Counselor, Augusta, Georgia (5.3.07)

“Truly enjoyed the role-playing exercises! Applied to my field of counseling in the school setting greatly!” – Lidsay Davis, Counselor, Augusta, Georgia (5.3.07)

“Teachers can teach students how to think about verbal insults in a better way in a general population. I work with more severe students and feel that many of the skills will really help. Some of our students beg for help and are miserable with current methods suggested. These skills are easily taught, make sense, and will be passed on to our guidance staff. Thanks so much!” – Helen V.B. Radford, Counselor/Educator, Augusta, Georgia (5.3.07)

“Needs to be taught to pediatric residents, psychiatric physicians and all educators. Excellent paradigm shift.” – Dr. Doris Greenberg, Physician, Savannah, Georgia (5.18.06)

“This has capsulized my beliefs superbly!”- Carolyn Woodard, Counselor, Macon, Georgia (4.03.06)

“Helped my look at an age old topic in another way. It made me stop and re-evaluate what I really do think about ‘bullying'”. – Lisa Jarriel, Resident Director of Group Home, Macon, Georgia (4.03.06)

“I would like to thank you for helping me to change my role from ‘rescuer’ to one who ’empowers’ youth to take responsibility for their own emotions.” – Celeste Page, Case Manager, Macon, Georgia (4.03.06)

“Phenomenal seminar. Every school and parent needs Izzy Kalman! Thank you!” – Marla Zimmerman, Social Worker, Marietta, Georgia (4.04.06)

“Engaging presentation that foments thinking outside the box… Prompts healthy discernment and reevaluation of what we are perhaps inadvertently doing even with the best intentions.” – Leslie Little, Dean of Students, Westminster Schools, Marietta, Georgia (4.04.06)

“Very interesting and thought provoking. A powerful tool to empower individuals with responsibility for self.” – Bo Adams, Educator/Principal, Marietta, Georgia (4.04.06)

“I appreciate your making us uncomfortable with a construct of knowledge fraught with inconsistency, immorality, little logic and poor science. Grandma did know best but we are so far askew as ‘communities’ it will take giant steps to address the issue(s).” – B.F., Social Worker/School Counselor, Marietta, Georgia (4.04.06)

“I really enjoyed the workshop. I came because my child is being bullies and teased at school. I believe I have gained the insight and tools to help him stop the kids from teasing him. Thanks!” – A.O., Counselor/Case Manager, Atlanta, Georgia (4.05.06)

“I believe that this philosophy works even with children with learning differences who have challenges with social skills.” – Barbara Ramer, Counselor, Atlanta, Georgia (4.05.06)

“I felt the seminar was outstanding! Mr. Kalman provided a simple and common sense approach to helping kids and adults avoid the ‘victim’ trap!” – Karen Yoder, Social Worker, Atlanta, Georgia (4.05.06)

“This presenter confirmed what I have come to believe, that we are criminalizing children, not alleviating their suffering. Teaching children these simple strategies will transform their world from that of a victim to a victor. Children will learn skills for survival – how to identify a real threat.” – Ona Graham, Psychologist, Atlanta, Georgia (4.05.06)

“I really appreciate that this seminar has provided a unique perspective to the problem of bullying. I’ve heard so much about the subject matter but have never found any practical, effective strategies to implement – until now. I am excited to take what I’ve learned back to my school and my students. Thank you.” – Adina Arden-Cooper, Counselor, Atlanta, Georgia (4.05.06)

“Wow! An eye opening seminar. My ideas about bullying have really changed. Izzy Kalman presents some great theories and very specific information and strategies. I will never look at bullying the same way…” – K.C., Educational Consultant, Atlanta, Georgia (4.05.06)

“I believe this course content is long overdue.” – Michelle Jonke, Counselor, Marietta, Georgia (3.17.05)

“Mr. Kalman was a very engaging and entertaining speaker who teaches a very practical and sensible approach to anger – one of the best seminars I’ve ever attended.” – Rachel Lacy, Psychologist, Marietta, Georgia (3.17.05)

“Thank you for the suggestion for dealing with anger. I enjoyed your song – great message.” – Georgia C. Smith, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist Marietta, Georgia (3.17.05)

“Terrific! Great knowledge, sensitivity, humor!” – Isolde E. Smeak, EdD, LPC, Augusta, Georgia (3.8.05)

“Master presenter! How-to information was presented with expert pacing, humor, competent mastery of data, and an appreciation and respect for persons. Kalman offers a synthesis of information culled from respected sources fused with user-friendly novel thought. Wish he could give his presentation at the U.N. Nations could benefit from these principals.” – Sid A. Gates, Counselor/ Minister, Augusta, Georgia (3.8.05)

“Wonderful: only wish it was longer. He captivated the audience.” – Norma Wall, RNC, Augusta, Georgia (3.8.05)

“Izzy, I have been an educator for 35 years. I was raised by older parents who taught The Golden Rule, Sticks and Stones. They lived these rules. My mother was a reality therapist. You burn your butt, you sit on the blister. I am glad to hear a psychologist affirm what I have tried to teach and model over the years. Most of my contacts have been with the ‘touchy-feely’ psychologist with the new ideas that follow political correctness.” – Jim Booth, Atlanta, Georgia (3.9.05)

“Izzy Kalman is the best presenter of the workshops I’ve attended. His material is easy to understand and a method that can be used quickly.” – Rachel Jones, Counselor, Atlanta, Georgia (3.9.05)

“Very thought provoking and a helpful new approach.” – Erika Shore, Psychologist, Atlanta, Georgia (3.9.05)

“Great! I will use this immediately with family and clients.” – Cheryl Melton, Marriage and Family Therapist, Atlanta, Georgia (3.9.05)

“Finally! A realistic approach to help change attitudes/beliefs about anger management. Very worthwhile conference!” – Kim Pelletier, School Counselor, Atlanta, Georgia (3.9.05)

“Very appropriate for educators who see the educational system leaning to legal side instead of meeting psychological needs of students.” – Jim Booth, Teacher, Atlanta, Georgia (3.9.05)

“Make legislators attend – not just mental health professionals – also school principals could learn a lot!” – Diane Henning, Psychologist, Atlanta, Georgia (3.9.05)

“Wonderful, so glad to hear a plan for individual accountability, responsibility.” – Mary Spoon, Special Education Teacher, Atlanta, Georgia (3.9.05)

“Very useful concepts in dealing with anger in students with severe emotional behavioral disorder (SEBD); this was a wonderful experience! You have made me reflect on personal relationships and why marriage failed.” – Judith Baghose, Coordinator, Alpine Program, Atlanta, Georgia (3.9.05)

“Terrific! Great knowledge, sensitivity, humor!” – Isolde E. Smeak, EdD, LPC, Augusta, Georgia (3.8.05)

“Master presenter! How-to information was presented with expert pacing, humor, competent mastery of data, and an appreciation and respect for persons. Kalman offers a synthesis of information culled from respected sources fused with user-friendly novel thought. Wish he could give his presentation at the U.N. Nations could benefit from these principals.” – Sid A. Gates, Counselor/ Minister, Augusta, Georgia (3.8.05)

“Wonderful: only wish it was longer. He captivated the audience.” – Norma Wall, RNC, Augusta, Georgia (3.8.05)

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