- Success Stories
“I run an innovative, behavioral, outpatient addiction treatment center on the west side of Chicago (www.anb.today) and we came across Brian because we were searching for a keynote speaker for our annual fundraiser.
The proper selection of our speaker is of huge importance because it sets the tone, determines the draw and appeal for tickets and sponsors, and gives the event its mood. We looked at many dozens of candidates before narrowing it down to a few that fit our criteria and proceeded with telephone interviews.
Well, Brian Cuban came across so genuine, so authentic in his desire to help, and so knowledgeable about addiction and the many insidious shapes it can assume, that we decided quickly after speaking with him telephonically. Then, he makes himself available the day of the event in a very unselfish manner. This was very useful for us! He was early to the event in order to mingle and spread the word of our theme.
He incorporated our message directly, and seamlessly, into his own message. And he was a delightful guest. Not to mention the fact that he was a humorous, electrifying speaker whose message came directly from his own lived experience and was expressed with such passion that there was not a heart untouched by the time he was finished. He was everything and more than what we had hoped for and I am writing this in recommendation to anyone who is considering using him and his message. He is phenomenally powerful, humorous in a very self-deprecating and humble way, and you just can’t help fall in love with the guy. This is how he comes across person-to-person and on stage as well. I cannot support him enough and highly recommend him!
Dan Hostetler, Executive Director
“Brian was great. Both speeches were excellent. We have heard nothing but good things back from those who attended”-Attorney Chris A. Garcia
“Brian shared his personal and moving story of addiction and recovery at our gala to support a new center for opioid recovery. We were also fortunate to have him speak to students and medical practitioners at the University of Pittsburgh the following day. Brian is a dynamic speaker with a riveting story that resonates easily with every audience. Brian has a powerful message that needs to be heard.”
Jill Nolan, Board of Directors, Ladies Hospital Aid Society, Pittsburgh, PA
“This was the best seminar I’ve seen in my twenty-five years of practice. Thank you for being you.”-Tim Little, attorney
“You blew us away. What a powerful and inspirational talk. Thank you so much. We are going to share it with all of our QE employees, and I know that it will be meaningful and touch people and help people. Thank you for being vulnerable. What a beautiful and poetic ending about finally talking to the little boy and letting him know that you love him. That is a real healing moment.” -Joseph Milowic, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquart & Sullivan LLP
I highly recommend Brian Cuban as a keynote speaker for your next event. Brian delivers his message of addiction, resilience, and recovery in an engaging manner that kept our audience’s attention from start to finish. Many of our community stakeholders attending the event were so glad they attended to hear Brian’s thoughts. Thank you, Brian, for sharing your story and advocating for others in the process.”
You are an articulate, humble, passionate, talented human being. We need more people like you! Among the feedback we got from our (hard to please) attendees was: “The best program I have EVER attended – thanks to Brian Cuban”; “Really compelling presentation!”; “Fabulous”; “Very brave. Thank you for sharing your experience to help others”; “Spellbinding”. There were NO negative comments or criticisms either (a first).
“I’m sure you know this already, but you were absolutely MESMERIZING at the Jax Bar lunch yesterday!”
“We invited Brian to kick-off Winston & Strawn’s 2019 commitment to opening up the dialogue around mental health. Brian pointed out in his presentation on how many in the legal field are two times as likely to suffer from anxiety, depression, addiction, and suicidal ideations. He highlighted the need to build places of belonging where we can best serve each other and our clients, and find ways to reduce the shame and stigma around these natural human releases to the stresses of our profession. Brian pointed out that even the most successful among us are just as vulnerable and real as everyone else. Brian’s ability to facilitate this dialogue in a very approachable, vulnerable and heartfelt way is a great step in helping reduce our mind chatter and form real bonding and connections that can help inoculate us from mental health struggles. We at Winston will continue to collaborate with him and hope he helps you and your organizations find the path to well-being. Let’s take care of each other. Live well!