Speaking Engagement Testimonials: Schools

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I am pleased to recommend Tonia Allen Gould as a speaker for child related events -and adults as well.

I am a den leader for a group of Tiger Cub Scouts (first graders). Our meeting plan was how media is used to reach large audiences. I read about Tonia and her book Samuel T. Moore of Corte Magore on our neighborhood Facebook page and decide to contact her about speaking to the boys.

Tonia accepted and her presentation was more than I could hope for. The other dens (2nd and 3rd grade) joined us. She told the boys how she got the idea for her story, and how she turned the idea into an interactive and animated children’s book. She showed them the story that had music, narration and pictures. The story itself is wonderful for kids (and adults) about overcoming adversity to make your dreams come true and Tonia’s personal story is living proof. It was a great experience on many levels. All of the boys were engaged and interested. They were thrilled to meet an author and have signed books to take home.

I highly recommend Tonia and feel honored to know her.

Victoria Turk


It was so nice to see you yesterday. It’s inspiring to see such a successful and kind person in such a positive place. Going to purchase your book for my little guy.
Wishing you nothing but the best!

Lisa Hothan M.Ed.
Third Grade Teacher
Santa Rosa Technology Magnet School


Thanks for coming out. I know the students and teachers felt the presentation was inspiring. Let me know when the next book comes out. We would love to have you speak again.

Kelly Borchard
Dean – Santa Rosa Technology Magnet School








Hi Tonia,

So great to have you in the office last week! Everyone had such great things to say about your fireside chat with Jeff (during #DevDay), and I know I can speak for everyone when I say you were one of the most inspirational speakers we’ve had to date.  


Brittany Johnson, Cornerstone onDemand





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