What people are saying about The Decision Catalyst Speaker.

  • “I have been teaching at Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford, Connecticut for 32 years. Steve Emt’s speech to our student body this Spring was one of the best I have experienced in all my time at the school. Steve’s talk was riveting for all in attendance which included teenagers and adults. From beginning to end, Steve provided life lessons and inspiration. Steve has a gift in the way he speaks to his audience. His story is fascinating, and his message moves his audience through a range of emotions. If you have an opportunity to hear Steve Emt speak, I highly recommend you do so. I hope Steve has an opportunity to share his message throughout the country.”


       John Mirabello

       High School Psychology and Health Teacher

       Boy’s Basketball Coach

  • “Steve’s message is just like his personality; he is honest, real, and pulls no punches and blames no one for his accident other than himself. But, he is positive, enthusiastic, and full of life. As a former middle school teacher Steve knows how to connect with students from middle school through college and beyond. After hearing Steve speak to our students I immediately went to my computer and emailed our local high school principal as well as the principal where my own children attend and wrote, “You have to have Steve Emt at your school talking to the kids!” Steve had a profound impact on me personally and our entire school community.

       If you want to impact people’s lives, have Steve Emt speak to your school.”

       Frank Henderson

       MS Principal

  • “Emotional yet powerful, motivating and inspiring! A true testament to courage, a strong will, commitment and resiliency!”


       Kevin Kanaitis

       Middle School Health & PE teacher, athletic director

  • “Steve connects with young people on every level. He has a powerful message and my students were spellbound by his story. I highly recommend him as a way to bring young people into the discussion regarding risky behavior and overcoming huge obstacles.”


       Jae Marano

       Retired MS & HS School Counselor

  • "Steve Emt is an outstanding motivational speaker. As I looked around the auditorium, not one student was on their cell phone and everyone was engaged. This in itself is testimony to his ability to capture his audience! His message was truly inspiring. Every day we encounter different situations, it’s how we respond that sets us apart. I would highly recommend everyone to listen to his remarkable story!!"


       MaryJo Archambault, CTRS, EdD

       Southern CT State University

  • “Steve was the featured speaker at this year’s Southern CT State University “Dr. Joseph Panza Annual Sport Management Lecture”. In front of an auditorium packed with approximately 200 college students, faculty, staff and friends, Steve told a compelling story of overcoming a tragic and life changing event, and how he has channeled his thoughts and energies into such a positive outlook and positive impact on society. The crowd was so in tune to Steve’s presentation, the entire time you could hear a pin drop. The overarching theme of the post lecture feedback was “inspirational and motivating”. I would recommend Steve Emt as a motivational and entertaining speaker to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Steve Emt is an extraordinary individual!"


       Kevin McGinniss 

       Assistant Professor, Director of Sport Management/Graduate Coordinator

       Southern CT State University

  • “Steve Emt gives a powerful, genuine and earnest message to all on the perils of youthful and carefree decision-making that can result in a profound lifelong outcome. Yet, he also messages on how his strength and magnificent intestinal fortitude which exemplifies how one can 'get knocked down and fight to get back-up’ in life, eventually earning a shot at the Paralympics.”


       Ronnie Nunn

       19 year NBA Official

       NBA Official Advisor