- Leadership Cultivation
- Team Building
- Drugs/Alcohol Prevention
- Suicide Prevention
- Life Skills
The Ultimate Winner. From his days as a Gold medal track star to top speaker, Eddie’s elite training, dynamic style and interactive programs make for a fun and winning ride. Eddie speaks to students, teachers and business people with presentations that are customized to fit the needs of each audience.
- Eddie Slowikowski is the Ultimate Winner. Through his years as a world-class runner and now as an internationally known Speaker/Trainer, you can count on Eddie to be out in front. Here are just some of his considerable accomplishments:
- a 5-time All American in Track & Cross Country at Loyola University Chicago
- U.S.A. Gold Medal winner at International Competition in London, England
- Fastest college indoor mile (3 minutes 58 seconds) in the nation in 1990
- Member of illustrious Sub-Four Group (have run mile in under four minutes)
- First college athlete to be Midwest Collegiate Conference champion three years in a row
- Represented the United States at the 1987 Pan Am games, 1990 USA Track & Field Team in London, England, as well as the 1992 Olympic Trials
- Inducted into Loyola Athletic Hall of Fame, 1998
Throughout all the accomplishments and medals, Eddie sought to enrich his life with service and empowerment for himself and others. Whether it was in month-long service projects in Central America or helping the homeless in the city of Chicago, Eddie widened his world view beyond the life of sports. Now a husband and father of two, he proves that a successful balance of life and business can be attained.
In over 18 years of speaking, Eddie has found a way to combine the high energy of his competitive running years with a service to community. A self-made businessman, Eddie once again sets the pace – this time in the world of professional speaking.
Eddie speaks to thousands of students, teachers and business men and women each year, having developed a vast array of programs and presentations that are customized to fit the needs of each audience. Whether it’s in schools, corporations, churches or associations, Eddie’s personally devised programs are ever-changing, keeping his message on the cutting edge for audiences everywhere. His extraordinary rate of repeat business is a testament to his versatile talent. The one constant through it all remains his high energy message and interactive style.
The Power of One
Do you realize how powerful you are? Within every one of us is the ability to take charge of our lives and develop concrete action plans for the future. The positive actions of one person can have a ripple effect on a community of people. Eddie guides students on that path to empowerment through self-esteem exercises and real solutions for today’s youth.
Flying High With Your Dreams
The first step to dream achievement is focus. Look past the negative influences and focus on the possibilities life has to offer. Participants learn energizing techniques, the importance of mentors and the skills that allow you to fly high with your dreams, not drugs!
Make Your Move
Take the first step on the all-important journey to fulfillment. Itï¿½s about embracing the moment, setting goals for the future and taking action to achieve your destiny. Itï¿½s also literally about movement as Eddie brings you on a high-energy ride that includes dancing, music and audience participation. Movement = Action
What is truly valuable in life? What do you believe in? In this powerful presentation, young people confront bigger issues in life. They learn through a thought provoking exercises that a person’s values system provides a framework for empowerment. Build a foundation of principle that will guide you on a proactive life.
Setting the Pace
Do you have what it takes to be a leader for your peers? Eddie takes students on a journey of what it is to lead and what it is to follow. In every situation, we have a choice to take the lead for ourselves and set the pace for others or get in line and follow. It’s up to you to decide and Eddie takes participants through a series of exercises that gives them the tools to make powerful decisions that can change the shape of their lives.
Success is 90% Attitude
A program for a teacher in-service. Educators often put everyone else first in their lives. Reverse the process – if you can’t be good to yourself, you can’t be good to your students. Let off some steam and have some fun.
Other topics that can be customized for your audience:
How to handle suicide prevention.
Mentoring program with high school students learning how to assume a leadership role with incoming students from the local junior high schools. Serves as a guide to ease the transition from middle school to high school.
Take the Shot
Through his years of accomplishment in the world of sports, Eddie learned the importance of teamwork. Without being selfless for the team, we can’t truly be successful on our own terms. With exercises designed to build team rapport and teach us about our behavioral styles, Eddie creates an “all for one” mentality that lights the way to individual success.
A tragic story of the impact of drunk driving on innocent lives.
Pick on Someone Your Own Size!
How to take the bite out of bullying.
How the decisions we make affect ourselves, the people around us and the people we’ve yet to meet.
Ready, Set, GO!
Orientation special on how to enter the brave new world with tools that help you thrive.
“It is with great enthusiasm that we highly recommend Eddie Slowikowski as an opening or closing speaker. Eddie provided our group with laughter, a different way of thinking, and the challenges each person has to face over the course of a lifetime. His unabashed way of bringing the audience together using his highly skilled dance routines and his gift of energizing the audience was amazing.” — Nelda Ramsey, Oklahoma Dept. of Human Services
“I cannot convey with enough enthusiasm in a letter how strongly I feel that Eddie Slowikowski can do far more than just be a speaker for a training or institute. Our evaluations came back at almost 100% approval of Eddie and his message. I have never read such positive evaluations of any speaker we have provided.” –Dr. Robert Dyer, Asst. Superintendent, Moline School Dist. 40
“Thank you SO MUCH for the fantastic closing to our 2009 Illini Summer Academies! We were excited to have you back with us… and you came through again! The youth and adults were both excited and enthusiastic about your presentation – they scored it a whopping 3.9 out of 4 on the evaluations!” — Debra Stocker, Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development
“After running 13 Snowball programs and 17 REACH workshops, I can state emphatically that you are the best. No one else can captivate a large audience of young people people as well as you can with your rare conbination of charisma, humor, music, and relevance of message. Thanks for making our program what many kids have told me was the best ever.” — Mike Elkins, Social Worker, Glenbrook North High School
“Thank you so much for your awesome presentations at our National Leadership Conferences. Both our high school and college divisions truly enjoyed your inspirational presentations. Getting the conference off to a dynamite start is very important as it sets the tone for the whole meeting. You provided that for us and we are truly appreciative.” — Becky Grant, Conference Director, F.B.L.A.
“I heard so many positive things about your presentation when my students returned to my classroom. Mike announced to no one in particular that he’d never heard of “the lawnmower” before and said that he loved it. Dan perched atop his desk, which is very uncharacteristic of him, and said to himself, though audibly, “I just feel so much better after that.” Amanda screamed that it was the best assembly she attended in her three years at Oswego East. You do fantastic work, sir, and I and Oswego East appreciate you. Do not stop what you’re doing. You’re desperately needed by the staff and students of my and many schools across the country, and I look forward to infusing a little of that positive energy into my own classroom.” –Justin Howard Query, Teacher, Oswego East High School
“On behalf of the Board of Directors of D.A.R.E. America, I would like to personally thank you for presenting your workshop. This year’s conference was the most successful national gathering of D.A.R.E. officers and educators yet, with almost 3,000 in attendance. The reviews have been fantastic. Much of the credit belongs to you and your knowledgeable and worthwhile presentation.” — Glenn Levant, President, Founding Director, D.A.R.E. America, Worldwide
“In the twenty-some years that I’ve served on the District Institute Committee, your presentation ‘THE POWER OF ONE’ received the highest evaluations of any Institute Program that we’ve conducted in the past twenty years!!!” — James Darland, Member of Institute Committee, Arbor Park School