What Others Say

As a Speaker 

“Coach Nakumbe’s appeal is universal. Audiences roll with laughter and applaud with enthusiasm for this speaker who does more than entertain and educate …he touches people’s lives. Mr. Nakumbe’s talks are emotionally powerful, intellectually penetrating, and memorable for the humor & magic that has become his trademark.”
~ Dr. C Everett Koop, Former US Surgeon General

“Motivational. His comedic touch eased the passage of the point he was making; love and respect your parents. That and the magic tricks were easy on the audience, who had just awakened early, making the deep message that much easier to digest. Also, Coach’s animated antics (his spirited movements) kept us engaged and on edge, waiting for the powerful message or the merry punch line he was sure to deliver. It was a morning.” ~ Augustine A.  DeLaSalle High School Student

 “Coach Nakumbe is a highly enthusiastic and vibrant trainer. Highly attuned to various learning styles, Coach Nakumbe can connect with everybody. I walked away from one of his trainings feeling educated with valuable tools and motivated to use them. Simply excellent!” ~ Brenda H, Clinical Social Worker. South Carolina~

“What a fabulous speaker! ~Workshop Participant. Phoenix ~

 “Very engaging & entertaining, would make a great keynote speaker on ANY topic” ~Registered Participant. Denver~

 “Coach Nakumbe, the educational bits you offered us were expertly presented and the techniques once applied are valuable for every facet of life.” ~Sue M. Minnesota~

 “Dear Coach Nakumbe,
As the Executive Director of the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH), I want to thank you for your thoughtful and dynamic presentations you have offered to our annual conference participants the past several years. Our attendees regularly comment on your ability to effectively address difficult topics and sensitive issues relating to adolescent behavior with real-life examples. Your willingness to engage audience members and off practical information with a sense of humor is greatly appreciated by our attendees.

When putting on a conference with more than 75 workshop sessions ad more than 1200 attendees, I am greatly assured to know I that I can rely on you to speak knowledgeably, clearly and professionally on topics such as adolescent cycles of violence and how to reframe thinking. The finesse with which you treat these very complex issues allows attendees to leave your sessions energized rather than overwhelmed.

I thank you for your positive contribution to our work, and I wish you continued success in your speaking engagements and other endeavors. Sincerely, ” ~Deborah S. Executive Director. Duluth~

“Coach,
Thank you so very much for your workshop last night. Honestly I was exhausted and it was hard to sit there for over three hours on those (not comfortable) chairs, however what you had to say was very valuable. All your workshops are important, but this was one evening that will stand out above and beyond the rest. I was very moved there at the end. I know my son felt it too because he told me he loved me after we got out to the parking lot. I could see it in his eyes though when we were holding hands. Thank you for that. It truly felt to me like it brought us back to a connection that we had lost somewhere along the way. I am so blessed to have such a fine son. I know that, but sometimes it is hard to see the ‘forest for the trees’. ~Mary B. Minnesota~

As A Coach

My adolescent son was seen by 4 other “professionals”, all recommending medication to control his “uncontrollable anger outburst”, we continued to search for a qualified professional to help our son with out the use of medication. We were referred to Coach Nakumbe. We were suspicious at first of “Coaching” as a service that could help our son. After the initial meeting my husband and I felt confident enough to give the service a try. After only a short period of Coach Nakumbe’s work with our son we noticed profound changes in his thinking and behavior. We find him thinking, processing and responding where as before he just reacted to every and anything! Coach Nakumbe is a Godsend!” ~J. Williamson, County Clerk. Minnesota~

Coach Nakumbe has a gift, a talent and a love for others that just exudes from him. He helped me understand and believe in myself as a parent, except the fact that my kids drug use is “not a reflection of my parenting” and that it was OK to laugh and smile and be myself, even during some crappy times… And like you said, things got better! ~Tina C.~

“Dear Coach Nakumbe, I can not thank you enough for seeing us through some challenging times and giving our teen and us the tools needed to forge ahead and navigate the rough waters of chemical dependency.” ~Rick Y. Minnesota~

“Nakumbe is a remarkable coach – he listens intently, uses powerful insight and is able to draw out core issues that aren’t apparent. He helped me to create my own changes by developing new perspectives. I learnt much about myself from him. Anyone lucky enough to have Nakumbe as a coach will go on a journey of discovery that will take them to exciting and productive places!” ~ W. Morris – Australia ~

“I write this letter to tell you how very pleased I was with Coach Nakumbe’s professionalism and compassion while working with my daughter and her peers in the adolescent recovery program this past summer.

I am at a loss for words to fully describe the impact he had and for this I am truly grateful. Coach clearly and effectively laid out both the teens’ and adults’ perspectives to all involved. He helped immensely in our communication and our abilities to negotiate and work through challenges.

I think Coach Nakumbe’s input helped us to bridge our lives with Fairview recovery to daily life beyond the program. Sincerely,” ~Laurie K. Minnesota~

Coach, Thank you so very much for your workshop last night. Honestly I was exhausted and it was hard to sit there for over three hours on those (not comfortable) chairs, however what you had to say was very valuable. All your workshops are important, but this was one evening that will stand out above and beyond the rest. I was very moved there at the end. I know my son felt it too because he told me he loved me after we got out to the parking lot. I could see it in his eyes though when we were holding hands. Thank you for that. It truly felt to me like it brought us back to a connection that we had lost somewhere along the way. I am so blessed to have such a fine son. I know that, but sometimes it is hard to see the ‘forest for the trees’. ~Mary B. Minnesota~

 

Additional Clients Served

NCEA •US Dept of Defense • Minority Encouragement Program • PYC • Kathadin ALC • Mpls Urban League • Honeywell Corp • MN Fathers Project
MN Health Dept • Mpls Red Cross • Asian American Youth Leadership Assoc • Mpls Public Schools • Harvest Prep Charter School • Columbia Heights Public Schools
Mpls Boys & Girls Club • Glencoe ALC • Lutheran Social Services • Resources Inc • St. Paul Public Schools • MN Board of Social Workers
Rochester School District • Youth Link • Cornerstone • Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center • Wellstone International School