"I’ve had the privilege of hearing Dan Duddy speak on more than one occasion, and I can say he definitely commands the full attention of his audience. When he spoke on Professional Day at Brick Memorial High School, you could literally hear a pin drop in the packed auditorium. I would describe his talks as inspirational life stories delivered with wisdom, humor and gut-wrenching honesty. He takes his audience on a spiritual roller coaster ride of emotions, from amusement and joy to fear and sadness. When you are spit out onto the straightaway and the ride comes to an end, you take a deep breath, sit still for a moment and contemplate what really matters in our complicated lives. And you thank God for the many blessings that surround us."
- Laura D. (Faculty member in audience of district wide school year kickoff)
"As a VP of Sales for a Fortune 300 organization, I am always searching for ways to motivate my people and bring external value to my associates and leadership team. Over the years, I have been fortunate to be in the same room and hear from some incredible people such as Stan McChrystal and Jay Shetty as they address a salesforce or give a keynote presentation. Although these are incredible leaders, there is none that stand-out like Dan Duddy in my own leadership tenure. Dan has an ability to capture an audience, tell a story, and move people into long-lasting action. He was able to balance work and our organization’s initiatives along with the personal touch of life and the result was profound both personally and professionally. Dan’s messages became the heartbeat of our culture for the next 6 months as we closed out an incredible year and had record breaking sales revenue just shy of $10 million dollars. I continue to use and leverage Dan’s messaging in my leadership career and would welcome him with open arms any chance I could get him in front of my group. If you are currently running a team of your own, I highly recommend working with Dan."
- Bill Winters, Vice President of Sales Automatic Data Processing, ADP
"Dan Duddy is a man’s man, from a Catholic point of view. Amid the chaos and ambiguity of today’s culture, Dan is a rock to his family, his friends, his former student-athletes and to his Church. Dan knows his mission in life: to partner with his wife to reach heaven with his children and all those he can influence. Dan led a Fathers & Sons Breakfast at my parish several years ago. He spoke from his experience as a father and football coach, an “apostle of the dirt.” My son and grandsons could relate to that and made a commitment that morning to follow the Lord. Dan’s message he repeats on his weekly Saturday radio program, reaching a wider audience and urging them to follow the Way of Jesus. Life is challenging and it’s helpful, a grace actually, to hear a voice and mentor like Dan Duddy."
- Pete Eschmann, retired, Charter President of Barnegat Optimist Club
"Mr. Dan Duddy repeatedly inspires and transforms our Central Regional high school mentor program with his speaking and mentoring. A passionate and charismatic speaker, he never fails to captivate our students, even those that are hardest to reach. His workshops and lectures inspire, educate, and motivate both my students and faculty, and truly anyone in earshot of him!
I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Duddy to anyone interested in taking their program to new heights."
- Adrienne Cangelosi, High school Assistant Principal and Mentoring Program Coordinator
"Fifteen years ago I first heard about Dan Duddy, or rather, "Coach" Duddy, from my son, Kevin, then a freshman on Dan's football team. As the season unfolded, I heard from Kevin about Dan's great locker room speeches (the content of which remain sacrosanct to this day), and witnessed a much more purposeful and determined demeanor in my son. Dan emphasized moral excellence, as that virtue would benefit every area of one's life. The inspirational mentoring and coaching that Kevin received from Dan helped form him into the man he has become, one who has explored nearly 80 countries and worked in several, across four continents. Since Kevin's high school years I have had the good fortune to experience several of Dan's inspirational and task-oriented presentations--given to a wide variety of audiences--and know of more than a few lives that came away transformed for the better--including mine. If you have the opportunity to experience Dan's inspirational message, then take it; if you don't, then make it!"
- Tom Caffrey, Author of A Boy For All Seasons, But A Man...?
Dan is a remarkable person who has dedicated his life to helping others to be the best person they can be. I have attended many of Dan’s speaking engagements. I have seen his audience laugh until their sides hurt, leave with a genuine appreciation of his message, and be moved to the point of tears. Dan never disappoints. Dan manages to weave humor, pathos, and inspiration into his moving talks. I have seen him in large venues where his gifts make each individual feel that he is talking just to them. He manages to reach his audience viscerally. There is always an appreciative buzz emanating from the audience at the conclusion of his talks. While his gifts as a speaker are well known, it is his passion that sets him apart from others. He motivates others, prompts personal reflection, offers the gift of laughter, and elevates through his message.
- Kevin Campbell, Middle School Principal
"Dan Duddy spoke at my MOM’s Group meeting several years ago. His witness embodies profound forgiveness. His compelling storytelling kept my friends and me at the edge of our seats with our eyes wide and our hearts open. There were tears. Dan’s talk impacted my friends in the MOM’s Group so much that we asked Dan to speak again in the evening for those who could not attend our morning meeting. During his second witness talk Dan conveyed fresh nuances that inspired each member. Dan’s life challenges me to live more fully in my Catholic faith."
- Elizabeth Hand, Audience member of MOMS Group, St. Mary’s, Barnegat NJ
"Over the past few I have had the opportunity of working with Dan Duddy on a number of projects that lead men to Jesus Christ. He is a master of using his life experiences particularly as a champion quarterback and high school coach to build character traits in his audience. He definitely makes an impact on people and a man you want on your team."
- Fred Kutner
"In a world that is sorely lacking direction, I have found a beacon of light and sanity shining through. That light is Dan Duddy. A man of vast experience as a coach, mentor, and counselor leading and developing the characters of men, both young and old who he has come in contact with. I count myself fortunate to be one of those men. He leads by example and teaches from experience. The example he sets for those he comes in contact with is one of integrity and faith, walking the walk not just talking the talk. He knows through experience the pain of loss, which often crushes and reduces…but in Dan’s case strengthened and fortified his faith and purpose in life. He speaks from the heart, with passion. His ability to connect with and impart wisdom in a down to earth, easy to understand manner to his audiences is amazing. I have witnessed audiences riveted by his humor, his common sense, and willingness to reveal painful and personal stories. He challenges and encourages at the same time. I have witnessed, often in person his presentations to groups ranging from high school classes to mature guys like myself. As a person who spent twenty five years in special operations and intelligence services, often in combat and in dangerous settings I am not easily impressed by many people. Dan is one of the few who have."
- Jim Mulvihill