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John Graden’s Media Reviews

“John Graden was an excellent guest on my program. His books and information are valuable. I look forward to working with him in the future.”

— Dr. OZ, The Dr. OZ Show

“Your ability to realize your full potential requires that you release your ‘mental brakes.’ John Graden’s excellent book, The Impostor Syndrome shows you how to eliminate self-sabotage on the road to success.”

– Brian Tracy – Author, The Way to Wealth

“John Graden is an incredible guest. He combines humor, insight, and enthusiasm in a way that not only grabs listeners’ attention but keeps them engaged as well. I recommend him for any show.”  

– Sarah Maria, author of Love Your Body, Love Your Life

The Impostor Syndrome is a fascinating book that is easy to read with some very good advice for living a more fulfilling life.” 

– Joe Hyams, Bestselling author of Bogie: The Biography of Humphrey Bogart and Zen in the Martial Arts

The Impostor Syndrome is an invaluable book that every friend, employer, teacher, and leader will want to provide for the people in their lives. This is an issue that is seldom recognized or discussed, yet it holds so many back from reaching their potential.”

– Scott Kelby, Bestselling Author with over one million books sold

“90% of winning is mental and John Graden knows how to win. In his excellent book, The Impostor Syndrome, John Graden lays out a step-by-step process for overcoming self-doubt and developing a champion’s mindset. He is living proof what he teaches works. This gets my highest recommendation.”

– Tokey Hill, 2002 Olympic Coach of the Year

“John Graden’s insights on the phenomenon of “Imposter Syndrome” are thought provoking and made for an entertaining and informative interview for my radio show.” 

–Tara Grace Perry, Host of the “Men’s Dugout” on 50,000-watt flagship station for the California Angels.

“With over 200 locations instructors and 25,000 students, we pride ourselves on bringing in the best speakers and trainers from around the world. John Graden has consistently been rated as the hands-down favorite trainer by our organization here in the UK. He not only delivers, but he clearly walks the talk. We look forward to having him back.”

– Matt Fiddes, President Matt Fiddes Martial Arts LTD, Devon, UK

“I recently flew from Chicago to Dallas with one of my employees in order to attend a three-hour seminar given by Mr. John Graden. Mr. Graden is an innovator and an established expert in the business field. The presentation Mr. Graden gave was not only informative but inspirational as well. His delivery was informative as well as entertaining. I feel that as a motivator and leadership expert anything Mr. Graden has to say should be listened to. I came away with a whole new perspective of our business and ideas that will help me to become an even better owner.” 

–Bert Witte, Buffalo Grove Krav Maga, Illinois

“John Graden is in the upper echelon of professional speakers. When he speaks, our clients listen and more importantly, they take action. We have brought him back over and over again and he never fails to deliver a fresh, funny and invigorating presentation.”

– Joe Galea, President, Member Solutions

“We were extremely pleased with Mr. Graden’s presentation at our convention. His passion and experience made it very easy for him to relate to the audience and his sense of humor and ability to tell a great story made the presentation not only informative and valuable but also entertaining! We look forward to having him back.”

– Jeff Cohen, Title APS



John Graden’s College Presentations

“Through the years, I continue to be impressed with John Graden’s speaking ability. He is a proven success who excels at creating lasting change in his programs for his audience.”

–Dr. Scott Reis, University of Cinncinati

“We have hired John Graden on a number of occasions and he consistently is one of our most popular and effective leadership educators. We highly recommend him and look forward to working with him in the future.”

– Dr. Jerry Beasley, Radford University

“I wanted to thank you for a most inspired hypnosis discussion in my Psychology class.  The feedback was enthusiastic from everyone in my class, including the skeptics.”

–Doreen Lewis, Psychology Professor, Webster College

The Students

“The presentation was very powerful and it made me think about how I was raised and all of the programming I was raised with. I will get the book when it comes out and read it cover to cover and use it to begin reprogramming my life.”

–Nichole Cochran

“I found your speech very inspiring! This is the time of life that I needed to find a way to change but didn’t know how. You gave me the key to the door.”

Thank you!

–Hamaris Ramos

“I felt John Graden was an inspiration to our class and the stories of his life of were overwhelming. He gave us a new perspective on life.”

–Mary Straits

“This was a very interesting topic and your presentation was informative and entertaining. I thank you for coming to speak at our college.”

–Kim Southall

“Thanks for coming and speaking with us this evening. A few years ago I was more motivated. Your presentation opened that up for me again. I ’m interested in getting your book and heading in a positive path again. I am due in two weeks and what you taught us about speaking to our children will make me a better parent.”

Thanks again,

–Holly Staples

Thank you so much. That was a great presentation and very helpful.”

–Alecia Pike

“Your presentation was great. I am going to buy your book and look forward to reading it.”

–Jon Russell

“John was very inspiring. Some of his stories reminded me of my own life. I will definitely read The Impostor Syndrome and tell my family about it. I will also be raising my children differently because i want to them to be happy always.”

-Damien Anderson

“I really enjoyed your workshop. I leaned a lot about myself and how I can become a better parent. I never realized that the words you say to your children really impact their lives

Thanks so much!”

-Chris Buford

“After listening to John Graden, it made me think about how I talk to my loved ones. I am nicer to friends I just met than my own family. I will work every day to fix it.