University of Colorado

“Your presentations hit the mark. You gave us pats on the back, some higher up, and some lower down, both needed to help us reach our goals."

Paul Fredericks, Regional Director
US Department of the Interior

Association of School Business Officials

"Just when we think we have heard it all, you wowed us during your half-day presentation. An added spark was your aiding us in gaining the commitment for more participation and membership in our association."

Jack Harrel
Executive Director


"What effective, powerful, and inspiring workshops, all 187 of them. Wonderful results - Excellent job.”

Robert Galvin

Humana Hospitals

"Mr. Macdonald creates an excellent series of presentations that provide an effective mechanism for reminding staff why they chose healthcare in the first place. His is the type of delivery we needed to counter less than motivated performance and to keep the better performers performing better. His research beforehand was exhastive and he gave us clear pathways for improvement."

Ann Burgess
Quality Manager

Elwha Klallam Tribe

"The LYFE Training has provided us a common language to use, a blueprint, and a renewed sense of purpose. It is great to see young managers step up now with confidence. We must always remember we represent the entire Tribe, our ancestors, and our future when interacting with everyone, customers and co workers alike."

Department Director

Hilton Homewood Suites

"Mr. Macdonald was hired in the nineties by our corporation to train our managers when I was with the Marriott hotel chain. Fifteen years later, now as an owner of two hotels I located him and hired him to conduct a series of customer service, and trust and attitude seminars for all employees, not just managers. For obtaining employee commitment to do one percent better at one thousand things? I haven't seen where you can do better."

Karl Ewald

Association of Clerks, Recorders, Elected Officials and Treasurers

"I would not hesitate to recommend you as a speaker to any group or organization. Your keynote address and breakout had a major influence on our conference. Our attendees found it to be thought-provoking, inspiring, and humorous all at the same time. Because a major theme of our conference was 'change', your message helped create an atmosphere for our delegates that smoothed the path to major changes in our organization. In fact you were referenced for the rest of the three-day conference.”

Jeffery Porter

Association of Educational Office Professionals

"Mr. Macdonald connected to our audience with with wit and humor as well as insight. As educational office administrators we have a duty to our students and that is the way he feels about his clients. He puts an enormous amount of research into your issues and challenges. We researched his website and spoke with others he has presented to and have recommended him as a speaker to all of our Chapters." 

Terri Cerna
AEOP Director of Conferences

National Association of Educational Office Professionals

"We tabulated over three hundred evaluations and your three days of seminars and keynote presentation was ranked the best we have ever experienced. I concur. The standing ovation you received after your final presentation attested to that. It was the tonic, the reminder of skills, and the encouragement we needed."

Rhonda Quinton
AEOP Conference Co-chair

Idaho Association of School Business Officials

"I personally rate your program the best we have ever had. The conference evaluations were overwhelmingly enthusiastic, I couldn't recommend it more highly. Your training was respectful and participatory"

Sid Armstrong

Belshaw Adamatics Manufacturing

"The training was well received by our employees and was a first in the history of this company. As a follow-up, we do plan on initiating your Quality Teams idea and utilizing quotes from your book to open dialogue and discussion. Thanks again for all of your help making Belshaw a better place to work, and the doors you helped open that were beginning to close."

Frank Chandler

Bryn Mawr College

"Mac, I have your book on my desk and love the fact that I can pick it up at any time, turn to any page, and come away with something positive that lifts my spirit."

Glenn R. Smith



Lighting Your OWN Fuse
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"This book should be required reading by all high school students AND their teachers. A copy should accompany every diploma."

David Moe
Community Organizer / Counselor

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