Employee & Internship

Presentations with Fran Kick

Tired of carrot and sticking your employees to do what needs to be done? Need more initiative from your interns? Wish they were more self-motivated to make things happen? Then stop trying to “motivate your people” and let Fran KICK IT IN at your next event.

Kick It In with Fran Kick's Employee & Internship Programs

Employees have KICKed IT IN with Fran Kick at new-hire orientations, first-year program experiences, intern orientations, leadership development, training and team-building programs.

Topics for presentation themes include:

  • Paying attention and responding appropriately
  • The more you put into it, the more you get out of it
  • What you put into it, is what you get out of it
  • If you’re whining, griping and complaining, having a terrible time—maybe that’s why!
  • Positive attitude vs. negative attitude—you ultimately make the difference
  • Getting involved and cooperatively contributing
  • The discipline of focus and the power of attention
  • Positively reinforcing yourself and others to make positive choices
  • Leading by example—because you can’t lead others until you lead yourself


J. Michelle Brockman
Senior Medical Science Director
Thank you for your terrific contribution to our meeting. We received LOTS of positive feedback regarding your program. It really set the right tone for the meeting. With over 200 participants, who only meet together once a year, your enthusiastic and engaging approach quickly brought everyone together—interacting with each other and sharing ideas. All of the ideas shared during your session have lived on in our organization thanks to your creative prioritizing methodology. Even now, three months after our annual off-site meeting, members of our leadership team are still citing the enduring ideas, examples and insight from your presentation.J. Michelle Brockman

Christie Rogers, Director of Training and Development
Oberer Management Services
Fran Kick is an exciting speaker and trainer. He utilizes his energy in such a positive way to drive home points of why each employee is a vital part of our team. We hired Fran to be our keynote speaker for our annual company meeting and, wow, we were not disappointed! Fran made it a point to understand the goals of our organization and crafted an engaging and thought-provoking session. I highly recommend hiring Fran Kick for your event or training.Christie Rogers

Steve Milano, Managing Partner/Owner
Dieruf Construction
I have had the unique pleasure of knowing Fran Kick for over 25 years. During that time I have seen him successfully motivate students, managers, and sales professionals from all walks of life. His interactive strategy connects with people, tapping into their inner motivation to excel. The result is a positive influence on future attitude and job performance, through a habit-forming way of approaching life. His professionalism and ability to relate with people is unmatched. No matter what line of business you are in, Fran Kick's Looking@Leadership series is a much needed 'kick' to unleash employee talents and potential. Whether a group of 15 or 1000, I have seen Fran personally have an effect and change lives from high school students to seasoned Vice Presidents. I would recommend this hidden gem to anyone of my business connections.Steve Milano

Janice Welsheimer, Chief Operating Officer
Wilt PR/Ohio AgriBusiness Association
Thank you again for presenting our LAUNCH class Kick-off on January 7. The group felt great about your time with them and the energy you shared in getting them started for their week. It was was so great to see you in action again and be reminded why you're so good at what you do!Janice Welsheimer

Nancy Beahm, Operations Manager CSPG Sales
Procter & Gamble
In my almost ten years with Procter & Gamble, your seminar was one of the two best training presentations I have attended. My sales organization continues to rave about your seminar and I've already observed small but significant changes in both attitude and productivity in individual members. Your message about taking individual ownership for our attitude and outlook seemed to really hit home.Procter & Gamble

Tina Hart, Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Indian River Community College, Florida
I don't believe my words could ever adequately express how successful our first Welcome Back Kickoff event was on Wednesday, September 6, 2000—BECAUSE OF YOU! This was the first event for me in my new position, and I wanted desperately to 'Hit a Home Run.' I knew I would never again get a second chance to make a first impression in my new role. Thanks to you Fran, the event was outstanding, and even more successful than I had envisioned! I was so pleased with the turnout, and the mixture of employees represented from all categories. I am still receiving positive comments and feedback, and everyone wants to know when you will be back. Your brilliant blend of humor with inspiration is amazing. We all laughed so hard yet absorbed such important reminders about what really matters in life! You have such a gift Fran and all of us at IRCC are grateful that we had the opportunity to experience that gift. You can count on being invited back.Tina Hart

Eileen Borchardt, Director of Organizational Development & Training
Cedar Point Amusement Park, Sandusky, Ohio
It was great having you 'Kick It In' at our annual supervisory seminar at Cedar Point! Our supervisors still talk about the large group exercise they participated in: building the United States without speaking a single word! When I ask them what the purpose was, they can still tell me it was about internal drive and 'putting more into it to get more out of it.' Your enthusiasm and simple phrases were easy to remember and use after classes had ended. Your workbooks helped us to re-emphasize the leadership topics in our seasonal training in July.Cedar Point

Kirk Lawson, CAE, Executive Director
Business Professionals of America
I have had the opportunity to both present Fran Kick to my membership and also work cooperatively with him as a co-presenter. His enthusiastic high energy presentations are 'real' and not contrived. His approach to self-motivation and personal leadership development is unique and effective. He works with groups but touches individuals. If you are looking for someone who will make a difference for your group and will truly care about your people, consider engaging Fran Kick, he will definitely KICK IT IN! for you.Kirk Lawson

Mark Harting, Vice President
Music Travel Consultants
Thank you for uplifting, motivating and validating our group. The feedback has been tremendous. It was simply an unbelievable experience for everyone in attendance. Your presentation was diverse, interesting, stimulating, engaging and most of all – relevant. Those who are normally afraid to jump in and participate were engaged and just when we thought we were really going strong we realized our session had ended – and way too fast! I think you hit it out of the park on this one! Let’s plan to do this again next year.Mark Harting

Camille Mortimore, Ph.D.
Merge Technologies Incorporated
…there was a special need to energize and focus employees in a new way. Fran's work immediately came to mind. His rapid response and thorough planning allowed him to know the company and its goals so that he fit into the meeting as though he had been part of the initiative planning from the beginning. And company members loved him and the varied and meaningful activities he directed!Merge Technologies Incorporated

Kim Ann Senft-Paras, Director
Washington-Centerville Public Library, Ohio
Fran Kick's enthusiasm, kindness and subtle intelligence permeate his presentations bringing even the most contrary and skeptical individual into the fold. This inclusion may be only situational, but it might be just the encounter the staff person needs to take their first step on the path to operational harmony and self-actualization on the job. Sessions combined visual, auditory, kinetic, and linguistic learning styles to reinforce his message.Kim Senft-Paras

John Sands, Fire Chief
City of Vandalia Division of Fire
Thank you for your appearance and presentation at our Fire Division Meeting last Saturday morning. I thank you for a superb presentation, a great job of expressing the importance of individual internal drive. The 'KICK IT IN' program was certainly exciting and hit home for many of our personnel on what is really important in our professional as well as private lives. The energy and effort you personally provided to the session made the presentation both enjoyable and still provided a learning atmosphere. Many of our personnel commented on your excellent program, how the content really applied to each individual, and your enthusiasm for the provided materials. I would highly recommend this program to any agency or organization that is trying to empower their people to, as you said, 'KICK IT IN.'Vandalia Fire Department

Winnie Ary, President
The Ary Group, Inc.
You did a great job and I am thrilled that we decided to have you participate in our meeting. At first I feared that some might resist the interactive exercises, especially those with more extensive corporate backgrounds. However, my fears quickly went away when I saw how you had gotten everyone so engaged in the message and 'thinking out of the box.' Fran it was just amazing to see the group yelling out responses and sharing their ideas and opinions on what was happening and why. And when I saw the program evaluations, I knew we had chosen a winner. The evaluations were simply 'off the chart.' You can be sure that many of us will recommend you to our business associates and clients with full confidence that you will do the same great job for them that you did for us.Winnie Ary


Details & Setup


Group Size: As few as 40 to audiences as large as 10,800+ Fran Kick interactively inspires employees to be self-motivated and develop the personal leadership they need to succeed.

Program Length: Available for 30-, 40-, 45-, 60-, or 90-minute presentations for any event as well as 3-hour (half-day) and 6-hour (full-day) workshops.

Room Setup Options

Fran’s goal at every event is to be the easiest speaker you’ve ever dealt with. His setup needs are few and because every program is different, every location is different, every audience is different, we’ll always confirm exact setup and AV requests prior to the program. There are however a few items that are typically suggested:

Auditorium/Theater: Perfect with open empty stage, well lit and house lights up—no spot lights.

Convention/Multi-Purpose Meeting Rooms: Set with chairs (ideally no tables) in a curved-row theater-style arrangement. This Audience-Centered Seating™ approach creates the most comfortable, viewable, and focused presentation possible. If the audience size will be over 400 and the room has a flat floor, a few 12–24 inch high platform risers would be suggested.

A/V Requested

Microphone: Wireless hand-held (1st choice) or wired with plenty lots of cord (2nd choice).

A/V: Large flip pad of paper on an easel with markers. NO PowerPoint® will be used!

Added A/V requests for workshops:
TV monitor or video projector with a DVD player (not a laptop)
Enough room for activities (on stage or by moving chairs)

Again, all these items are listed here simply for pre-planning purposes. Any and all AV requests will be finalized prior to the program. For an easy-to-share, PDF version of this setup information, please download and print out the following file:

Fran Kick's room set up information page with diagram Fran Kick’s room setup information page with diagram and details to download and share

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Letters of Reference

Letters of Reference

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Read what other companies and organizations say about working with Fran Kick for employee programs Corporate and Organizational Employee Program Letters of Reference

Read what other colleges and universities say about working with Fran Kick for orientation programs College/University Orientation Program Letters of Reference

Read what other colleges and universities say about working with Fran Kick for leadership events College/University Leadership Program Letters of Reference

Read what others say about working with Fran Kick Association/Convention Letters of Reference

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Client List


Companies & Organizations

Business Professionals of America
Cedar Point Amusement Park
Cincinnati Reds Action Team
City of Vandalia Division of Fire
Dartmouth Behavioral Health System
Fred J. Miller, Inc.
Hal Leonard Corporation
Greater Cincinnati Tech Prep Consortium
Harry T. Wilks Leadership Institute
Head Start of Greater Cincinnati/Hamilton County
City of Kettering Parks & Recreation
LeaderShape, Inc.
Major League Baseball Players Trust
McGohan Brabender
Merge Technologies, Inc.
Miamisburg Parks & Recreation
Music & Arts
Nordson Corporation Partnership in Education Program
Oberer Management Services
The Ohio State University Leadership Center
Peter Li Education Group
Procter & Gamble
Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Inc.
South Dayton Family Dentistry
Telos Vision-based Consulting
Van Wert County Foundation
Volunteers of America
Washington-Centerville Public Library
Westerville Parks & Recreation
YMCA of Greater Dayton
Youth Education and the Arts

Colleges & Universities

Alderson-Broaddus College, Philippi, West Virginia
Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
Bluffton College, Bluffton, Ohio
Boise State University, Idaho
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
Butler County Community College, Butler, Pennsylvania
Capital University, Columbus, Ohio
Carroll Technical Institute, Carrollton, Georgia
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio
Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
Community College of Allegheny County, Monroeville, Pennsylvania
Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Lexington, Kentucky
Delta Gamma Sorority, Lexington, Kentucky
Denison University, Granville, Ohio
DeVry Institute, North Brunswick, New Jersey
DeVry Institute, Columbus, Ohio
Dodge City Community College, Dodge City, Kansas
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma
East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas
Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey
Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, New Hampshire
Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina
Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia
Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa
Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana
Hillsborough Community College, Florida
Indian River Community College, Florida
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania
Jefferson Community College, Steubenville, Ohio
Kappa Alpha Theta, Cincinnati, Ohio
Kean University, Union, New Jersey
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
La Roche College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio
Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York
Marian University, Indianapolis, Indiana
Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York
Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Miami University-Middletown, Middletown, Ohio
Minnesota West Technical College, Pipestone, Minnesota
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey
Monroe County Community College, Michigan
Montana State University-Billings, Billings, Montana
Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
Northwest Mississippi Community College, Senatobia, Mississippi
Northwood University, West Palm Beach, Florida
Ohio Institute of Photography & Technology, Dayton, Ohio
Ohio State University Leadership Center, Columbus, Ohio
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Penn State University/Fayette, Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola, Florida
Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer, North Carolina
Pi Beta Phi Sorority, Lexington, Kentucky
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Radford University, Radford, Virginia
Randolph College, Lynchburg, Virginia
Raymond Walters College, Ohio
Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois
Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey
Saint Peter’s College, Jersey City, New Jersey
School of Advertising Art, Kettering, Ohio
Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio
Sigma Kappa Sorority, Lexington, Kentucky
Southwest Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, Oklahoma
St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York
St. Petersburg Junior College/Clearwater, Clearwater, Florida
St. Petersburg Junior College/Gibbs, St. Petersburg, Florida
St. Petersburg Junior College/Health Education Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
St. Petersburg Junior College/Tarpon Springs, Palm Harbor, Florida
SUNY College of Tech-Canton, Canton, New York
SUNY-Cortland, Cortland, New York
Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia
The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio
The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
Theta Phi Alpha, Cincinnati, Ohio
Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford, Bradford, Pennsylvania
University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana
Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, Ohio
Utica College of Syracuse University, Utica, New York
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
Wayne State College, Wayne, Nebraska
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina
Western Maryland College, Westminster, Maryland
Western New England College, Springfield, Massachusetts
Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio
Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
Wright State University Lake Campus, St. Mary’s, Ohio
Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio

Association Meeting & Event Clients

American Camping Association Ohio Conference
Association for Middle Level Education National Conference
Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities National Conferences
Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities Summer Leadership Workshop
Association of College Unions International Regional Conference
Association of Student Advancement Programs District 5 Regional Conference
Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference
Business Professionals of America Regional Conference
Center for Child & Family Development, Norman, Oklahoma
Connecticut Music Educators Association Conference
Erie 1 BOCES, West Seneca, New York
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Cluster Meetings
Farmington Families in Action, Farmington, Michigan
Florida Junior/Community Colleges Student Government Association Conference
Florida Music Education Association Clinic-Conference
Georgia Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Fall Leadership Meeting
Golden Key International Honor Society Regional Conference
Hoosier Hospitality Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Southwest Ohio Seminar
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership World Leadership Congress
Indiana Association of School Principals
Indiana Jr./Sr. Academic Coaches Conference
Indiana Music Educators Association
Indiana Principal Leadership Academy Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana
International Leadership Association Annual Conference
Jobs for Graduates, Inc. Regional Leadership Conference
Jobs for Ohio Graduates Professional Development Retreats
Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc. National Conference
Louisiana Department of Education Summer Institute
Lutheran Schools Association Annual Conference
The Midwest Clinic: An International Band & Orchestra Conference
Miami Valley Recreation Activities Council Summer Conference
Music for All Chapters Summit
National Association for Campus Activities East Coast Regional
National Association for Campus Activities Great Lakes Regional
National Association for Campus Activities Illiana Regional
National Association for Community Leadership
National Association for Music Education National In-Service Conference
National Association of School Music Dealers Convention
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Association of Student Councils National Conference
National Catholic Educational Association Convention
National Council for Self-Esteem Annual Convention
National Orientation Directors Association National Conference
National Speakers Association Youth Program
Nebraska Conference of Youth
New Horizons APRC, Clinton, Oklahoma
New York Association of Training & Employment Spring Conference
New York State Conference for Administrators of Nonpublic Schools
New York State Department of Labor Spring Conference
New York State Education Department and the New York Association
of Training & Employment School-to-Work Conference
Ohio AgriBusiness Association LAUNCH Executive Course Program
Ohio Association of Student Councils Annual State Conference
Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges State Conference
Ohio College Music Education Leadership Conference
Ohio DECA Fall Leadership Conference
Ohio Department of Education
Ohio Educational Service Center Association Conference
Ohio Farm Bureau State Conference
Ohio High Schools That Work Conference
Ohio Music Educators Association Conference
Ohio Parks and Recreation Association
Ohio School-to-Work Leadership Institute
Ohio Speakers Forum Leadership Retreat
Oklahoma Bandmasters Association Convention
Oklahoma Youth Participation Conference
Optimist International Convention
Region V Educational Service Center, Beaumont, Texas
Retail Print Music Dealers Association Convention
South Carolina Bandmasters Association Convention
South Carolina Music Educators Association Convention
Southeast Texas League of Middle Schools 5th Annual Teachers Conference
Texas Bandmasters Association Convention
Texas Music Education Association Conference
U.S. Department of Defense Leadership Development Association
Western New York Conference on Catholic Education
Work, Achievement, Values & Education Professionals Institute