A Very Nice Testimontial/Letter of Reference

I was so happy to receive this testimonial from a previous speaking engagement.  It’s great to  find  something that you love to do at even at a young age 🙂  I look forward to many more events like this!

To Whom it May Concern,
Kayla Maduk is a remarkable young woman. She presented the keynote address at the 2012 and 2013 Ottawa Jewish Community School ‘s ‘Girls Night In’ event. The event was in support of Plan Canada’s ‘Because I am a Girl’ campaign. The focus of the event was to raise awareness and support for girls in developing countries, as well as fostering strong leadership skills for young girls. This event was attended by over 60 girls in grades four to six, as well as their mothers, aunts, grandmothers, and other special women in their lives. With the help of Kayla, we have raised over $1000 for Plan Canada.

Kayla’s keynote address was the highlight of the event. I had the pleasure of working with Kayla prior to the event, and she is a true professional. She was in regular contact to ask if there were particular topics she should cover to personalize her program for the students. Kayla’s address was an inspiration to all. She delivered many strong messages to the girls about following their dreams, and setting high goals for themselves. Kayla is a very confident and enthusiastic speaker, and she is passionate about inspiring and motivating others. Below is a testimony from a mother and daughter, who were particularly touched by the keynote address:

“Kayla Maduk is an exceptional young woman who truly motivated us. We heard her speak at a Girls Night In event at my school supporting Because I Am a Girl campaign. Kayla spoke to us about her determination and drive to be a world champion in Tae Kwon Do. Kayla proved that with a goal, hard work, perseverance, and surrounding yourself with people who believe in you, it is possible to achieve any dream. Kayla encouraged all of us to strive to accomplish our goals no matter how big or how small they are.

We would highly recommend Kayla to speak to any audience. She was energetic, confident, and well-spoken. Kayla used visual aids to help get her message across. Students really look up to Kayla because she herself is so young and yet so accomplished. The adults in the room were just as engaged and completely inspired by Kayla’s accomplishments. We hope Kayla has the opportunity to speak and motivate many more groups in the future.”

 – Mother/daughter who attended the ‘BecauseBecause I am A Girl’ program.

Kayla’s motivational messages are of the upmost importance, particularly for youth today. She is a positive role model who inspires individuals of all ages. I would highly recommend Kayla for any speaking engagement.

Deanna Coghlin
Grade 5 Teacher, Ottawa Jewish Community School