"I loved Greg's message to our players and coaches, and so did they. Thank you for the presentations. Go Blazers and Water The Bamboo!"
— Terry Stotts, Head Coach, Portland Trail Blazers
"Whatever your professional 'bamboo' is, Greg and Water The Bamboo can help you and your team achieve tremendous growth."
— Mark Few, Head Basketball Coach, Gonzaga University
NCAA Winningest Active Coach
"To our players, Greg’s analogy of Water The Bamboo is that you have to keep driving, keep playing, and it will pay off in the long run. And that's what those guys understand."
— Chip Kelly, Head Football Coach (2009-2013), University of Oregon
Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year
"Greg got it. He really connected with who we are and what we care about. His talk was right on target – no fluff. Everyone got on board. They called it inspiring, excellent, and upbeat. Since then, others have asked to bring Water The Bamboo to their department. Word is spreading. I doubt our work with Greg is done."
— Reva Kopel, Performance Management Leader, Kaiser Permanente
"Greg brings focus and simplicity to a complicated environment. It allows me to take a break in the day to think about what matters the most in leading this multinational organization. There are times that I have failed to water but with your help I have made the droughts fewer and shorter and our bamboo is thriving."
— Adrian Kurre, Global Head, Hilton Garden Inn
"Greg's presentation was a large highlight of our kick-off event. Each person walked away from the presentation with a newfound energy for both work and personal lifestyles. It will be hard to top in upcoming events!"
— Stephanie Huston-Robertson, Market Communication Manager, AT&T Mobility
"Great experience, wonderful energy and fun!"
— Elizabeth LeMay, Director of Apparel Operations, Nike
"Greg's ideas about maximizing potential and living into your values resonated with our leaders. If you are looking to connect your leaders with success attributes, Greg would make an excellent keynote speaker for your next leadership meeting."
— Kim Barger, Human Resources Manager, Allstate
"I had witnessed Greg's style and message in the past, and I knew I had to secure him for an upcoming hospitality industry summit. Greg has a unique way to grab your attention so that you are focused on the message, and you retain that message. He does so with compassion and humor. I recommend Greg for both keynotes and educational sessions, and I look forward to my next opportunity to learn from him!"
— Robin Akkerman, Conference Co-chair, Meeting Professionals International
Washington State Chapter
"Greg Bell was one of the best keynote speakers SMPS has ever had at our national conference. Not only did he keep our full attention with meaningful stories, he gave us specific takeaways that were easy to implement. We continue to receive rave reviews from his keynote session as well as the breakout session he led afterwards. Water The Bamboo is a life concept; thanks so much for sharing it!"
— Beth Harris, Conference Co-chair, Society for Marketing Professional Services
Attendees at the ALA Region 5 Conference said, "'What a powerful speaker! He caught our attention and maintained it throughout the session.' 'Greg was not only a good motivator, but his common logic, passion for life, and understanding of self and human value was refreshing' and 'he is engaged and engaging, focuses on what is truly attainable and positive, and challenges the audience to believe in their leadership potential.'"
— Attendees at the Region 5 Conference, Association of Legal Administrators
"Greg’s material and message is so applicable to my industry and situation. I can’t wait to go apply some, if not all, of his concepts!"
— Tim Mitchell, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Norris & Stevens
"Thank you for your invaluable contribution serving as the keynote speaker for our Annual Management Conference. Your talk on ‘Watering The Bamboo’ was one of the most interesting topics in the conference. The average rating for your presentation was a 9.39 out of the possible 10 points. You are a generous and inspiring speaker, and we wholeheartedly recommend your presentation to others."
— Patrick Lupsha, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Davidson Hotels & Resorts
"Greg was a huge success with our brokers and office leaders. I appreciated how he worked with us and interweaved his message with our philosophies and our 2014 convention theme. He created a great buzz with his message and I have received great feedback and gratitude. Thank you for making our convention a huge success! We look forward to working with Greg in the future!"
— Jeff Cohen, Vice President of Professional Development, John L. Scott Real Estate
"It was absolutely more than what we expected. I was very impressed with the preparedness that Greg and his team did. The presentation itself knocked everybody out. I caught some on TED and on video before the meeting, and the in-person is way beyond that. I would recommend it to anybody."
— Bob Proffitt, President & Chief Operating Officer, Alpha Broadcasting
(KINK, KXL, KBFF, KXTG, KUPL, KXFD)
"Greg Bell's presentation to our Association members was one of the best we've ever had. We all found he concepts discussed by Greg very pertinent and timely to issues we face each day. All of the Executives present came away both motivated and anxious to share the insights with their own staff members."
— Deborah R. Lark, Vice President, International Association for Healthcare Textile Management
"Greg Bell and his Water The Bamboo program was a great centerpiece for our annual retreat. Greg is an engaging and positive presenter and focused our people on positive individual attitudes and interpersonal relationships. He really gets at what matters in an organization."
— Don Burns, Managing Partner, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
"Greg Bell is an incredible speaker. He delivers insight and encouragement with the right dose of reality. We brought Greg in as a Keynote Speaker to a conference for retailers and online entrepreneurs — folks with plenty of issues to worry about. The ones who were the most doubtful of the benefits of listening to a motivational speaker were the ones who came away the most impressed — and with real concrete ideas. We’re going to get Greg to do it again at future conferences as well."
— Brian Elliott, Chief Executive Officer, Monsoon Commerce
"Greg is a great speaker with powerful presence. He’s authentic and makes you feel like you’re the only person in the room. His message about planting seeds and having these little growths resonated with everyone. People are coming forward and talking about what is going well for them. Our staff is more engaged and our business is skyrocketing this year."
— Jodi Guffee, Chief Operating Officer, Radiant Senior Living