“Everyone wins when you book Manny. Your audience will leave lifted and filled with new ideas, you will reap the reward of praise and find a new friend in Manny; and, in the process, you are helping Samaritan’s Feet provide shoes to those in need around the world. That is a win-win-win!
His charisma, infectious personality, and giving heart are as large as the number of people he is blessing around the world through his organization, Samaritan’s Feet. His story of overcoming adversity is inspiring; his entrepreneurialism embodies the ‘American Dream;’ his social and business strategy and lessons are impactful; and the way he lives his life and runs his business is a model for corporate leadership and citizenship.
Manny Ohonme also provides a unique opportunity to engage with your community and give back. Our audience was so moved by his efforts that we made a commitment after his presentation to host Samaritan’s Feet shoe distributions. The connections made through washing the feet of thousands of kids in need and providing them with new shoes and socks, touches the soul in a powerful way. It’s easy to understand why the distributions are one of our most popular events and something we have become known for with our efforts and events.
Manny is a catalyst who can light up a room and set fire to hearts, creating a movement! He is a shining example of how one person can impact millions by acting locally yet thinking globally. He has become a dear friend and comes with my highest recommendation.”
Jeremy Park | President, cityCURRENT
“Inspirational. Motivational. Heartfelt. These words, and many other positive ones, describe the positive feedback we received from our 4-H Congress delegates and their chaperones about Manny’s appearance with us. It was a great pleasure for us to be able to include him in this year’s event. Manny’s story about receiving a gift of shoes as a young boy and it making a huge difference was inspiring. Even more inspiring was Manny’s encouragement for every young person attending the conference to believe in his or her dreams, reach for the sky, and to never give up. Young people today need to hear this message!”
Brad Cogdill | Chair, Center for 4-H Youth Development
“Manny is an incredibly gifted communicator. His story is not only an inspiration, but leaves you wanting to do something, to act. He is all about movement and change! As a company, our mission is to lead a movement of change in our industry, corporate cultures and communities. We invited Manny to speak at a vision conference we were having for hundreds of our sales leaders. He nailed it! He reinforced the pillars of our organization; excellence and servant leadership. He knew the audience and captivated them with his humor, emotion and motivation. As an organization, we want to consistently put courageous people in front of our employees who model, and inspire, a life of service. Manny exemplified this perfectly.
As a result, many of those who were inspired by Manny have decided to partner with Samaritan’s Feet, or other organizations, in their own communities, give financially or have simply been made aware of how they can be change agents locally. We accomplished exactly what we set out to do!”
Chris Allen | Chief Talent Officer, Movement Mortgage
“In short, Manny Ohonme is one of the most powerful speakers I have heard in my 30 year career as CMO of major technology companies. His personal story is amazing of how he came to America, founded Samaritan’s Feet, and their inspiring mission and purpose. Manny brings positive energy and spirit to any environment he is in and his enthusiasm is contagious. I highly endorse Manny Ohonme as an outstanding and motivated speaker for your next event.
He is a prime example of leadership, heart and compassion for individuals and families so much in need in our society today. Manny’s abilities and mission make a difference in our world and there is no question following his presentation that he will gain admirers and followers in the audience, and hopefully inspire others to give back in some way. It is my pleasure to endorse him as an outstanding speaker for your next event!”
Kevin Iaquinto | CMO, JDA Software
“Manny Ohonme truly is someone who will light up a room just by walking in. He makes all those around him immediately feel at ease as if he’s been a friend for years. So you can imagine that when he’s in front of a crowd, in his element, speaking about a cause that he is so passionate about, he can capture their attention and hold it. He is one of the most compassionate individuals I’ve ever had the honor to meet. He has a heart of hold. He’s overcome incredible obstacles, and he shares those stories in a manner that makes the audience connect with what he went though even those most people could never fathom the hardships he’s experienced. Manny brings a lighthearted tone to tough topics, making people empathize and want to take action. I highly recommend Manny Ohonme as a guest speaker!”
Amy Arnelll | Director of Corporate and Community Responsibility, Republic Airways
“Having devoted much of his life to the causes of philanthropy, Manny’s vibrant spirit and giving heart are an inspiration to all those blessed enough to know him. He is a leader of change, communicating his passions and good doings to those around him while simultaneously encouraging others to share his cross. Without Manny, Samaritan’s Feet International would be without one of its greatest advocates and champions. I continue to be impressed with his gift to communicate his passion and love and with his ability to transform and ignite others in the room.”
Clarke D. Allen | Clarke Allen Events and Author of The Inevitable Box