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“Our attendees gave you a 4.9 on a 5 point scale—the highest score for any of our Keynote Speakers! You really kept us on the edge of our seats. One moment we were laughing at a ‘Bless your heart’ experience, and the next moment we were deep in thought. Your motivation and encouragement were an inspiration to the hundreds in attendance.”

Judi Lindsey, Conference Chair
South Carolina Healthcare Managers Association

“To quote the evaluations, you were ‘Awesome’! Your message for our diverse group of 1000 nurses and nursing students was right on target. And your blend of humor with a serious message reached us all.”

Mary Jo Kirkpatrick, RN, MSN
MS. Organization for Associate Degree Nursing,
Convention Conference Chair

“The standing ovation you received was well deserved!! Even though I have personally heard you speak at three different conferences, your enthusiasm and real life scenarios continue to make this an entertaining experience as well as a learning experience.”

Nancy Eisemon, RN, MS, MPH, CGRN
Program Chair, Society of Gastroenterology Nurses

“You had everyone’s attention from the moment you took center stage until the end of the session when we were all convulsed with laughter. You gave 200% of yourself to us, your audience. Personally speaking, I needed someone like you to help me put inspiration back into my work. And you made us all feel like we could touch the sky that afternoon.”

Marisol Lara, Program Chairperson
American Pediatric Surgery Managers Association

“By far you were voted our ‘most exceptional speaker’ at our annual meeting. It is refreshing to hear a speaker who speaks from the heart and presents from a point of experience and not just theory. Our group was truly captivated by your presentation.”

Andy Waldo, President
Louisiana Medical Group Management Association

“A few of our board members were apprehensive about the cost of bringing such a high-caliber speaker as Jean to our conference. With her advice and guidance, we were able to obtain sponsorships – something we have never done before. Jean made it so easy, and the best part is we made a significant profit! Jean is incredible! She made our conference a huge success.”

Ruth Schaffan, President
Minnesota Association of Patient Representatives

“Several members have told me that your presentation at our annual meeting was the most enjoyable one they’ve attended in years. From the start, you had a great connection with our members. With your first words you hooked us and got us involved. And your wonderful sense of humor was the key to your success.”

Ann Buess, President Elect and Program VP
Kansas Medical Group Management Association

“When we reviewed the letters of recommendation you sent us, I must admit I didn’t think anyone could live up to such adulation. But I was wrong. Not only did you live up to it, but you exceeded my greatest expectations.”

Gina Deris, LA Health Immunization Program

“Your session rated a 4.94 out of 5. All comments were positive! Thanks for coming to Wyoming and enriching us with your knowledge and enthusiasm.”

Jim Hueber, President
Wyoming Medical Group Management Association

“Your keynote was filled to ‘standing room only’ capacity. Then you came to our rescue when another speaker did not arrive. With short notice, and totally unrehearsed, we put you back on stage and you packed the room again. Word traveled that you were presenting again and you stole the majority of our conference delegates away from the other presenters. You saved the session, the day, and the conference.”

Janice Mashak, Member Services Director
Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging

“In my six years of running the Nurse Management Seminar, you are by far the most thorough and dedicated speaker we’ve ever had.”

Dino Paternostro, Director
Metropolitan Hospital Council of New Orleans

“You blend professionalism with great humor. It had been a long time since I had laughed. I went to the conference tired and worn out, and came back with a bounce in my step and specific ideas to increase my worth and add value to my organization.”

Participant, Tucson Medical Center

“You are, without a doubt, a woman of spirit, determination, wit and wisdom. You go ‘above and beyond the call’ to enlighten and entertain your audience. Our thanks for an outstanding performance!”

Jane Alcock, RN, CNOR
Association of Operating Room Nurses

“Every evaluation rated your performance and topics as EXCELLENT. I did not see even one evaluation that was less than excellent. Good job – and thank you for adding valuable education and motivation to our membership. I’m sure another officer will be asking you to come back in the future and share with us again.”

Scott Tinkham, President
Nebraska Medical Group Management Association

“When I heard you speak last year I knew I would do everything possible to bring you to our hospital. Your professionalism and wonderful sense of humor made it easy for the participants to grasp the full meaning of the message you shared. They left with an uplifted spirit and a renewed sense of themselves.”

Brenda Parro, Education Director
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

“You changed my attitude about my company and my job.”

Participant, Scheduling Supervisor
Sentara Bayside Hospital

“It’s easy to see why our members rated you a 4.9 on a 5 point scale! You were a marvelous finish to our annual conference – a great, upbeat send-off.”

Jake Eisele, Program Chair
Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy

“All our attendees thought your presentation was the key to another successful meeting. I appreciated your involvement with our staff and members prior to your presentation. You took the time to learn more about our membership and transfer that knowledge to your presentation to tailor it to our group. We look forward to having you speak to our association in the near future.”

Kevin Kruse, CAE, Executive Director
Iowa Medical Group Management Association

“Comments from your session included: ‘Excellent in every way- both the information and the presenter.’ ‘On target and organized; much food for thought.’ ‘Fast paced with wonderful humor; learned a great deal and loved it.’ Jean, your preparation and attention to quality were of great benefit to our attendees.”

Christine Parker, Education
National Hospice Organization

“Your keynote presentation was excellent and just what we needed to start the day. Everyone left with renewed hope and enthusiasm along with practical skills they could put to work immediately. You really added a special touch to our event.”

Peggy Belk, RN,MSN, MBA, Conference Chair
Christus Health System Leadership Conference

“You were more than a delight at our Women’s Health Foundation Luncheon. You were fabulous! Your practical advice was tempered with just the right amount of humor and motivation. And you were flexible and easy to work with – a real life saver.”

Harriet White, Regional Women’s Center
Slidell Memorial Hospital

“As a clinic administrator, it seems at times there is no one to motivate the motivator. That’s where women like you come in. You are a reminder to me of what I can and will accomplish as a healthcare professional. I have read your book and know already that it will benefit me in my personal and professional life. I’m so glad you do what you do! And thanks again for being a motivator for the motivators!”

Jenny Hime, Mississippi Medical Group Management Association

“You helped us refocus our energies and feel good about the changes we are making within our organization. We heard nothing but positive comments on your session. From a planning standpoint, you were a joy to work with and your message an inspiration for me personally. I would give my full endorsement of you as a highly uplifting, thought provoking and inspirational professional speaker.”

Richard Francis, RN, BSN, MS
Covenant Medical Center, IL

“Jean Gatz is lively, humorous, inspirational and very real in detailing life experiences that make each of us a better person, manager and leader. Her style is energetic and embracing, and her information is useful. Her message really captures the audience.”

Susan S. Shelander, RN, CPAN, President
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses

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