Sustainovation Customer Reviews

Chris Fabian

Co-Founder of ResourceX

Nick is electrifying! We just held our annual conference, bringing together over 200 of the nation’s leaders in budgeting and resource optimization. Nick was our highest-rated speaker, by far – and we had tremendous speakers, including winners of the Baldridge Award. Our audience members crave authenticity, vision, and practicality, and Nick delivered on all three, leaving people inspired, bought-in, and ready to take action! If there was such a thing as the ‘Tony Robbins’ of local government, Nick is it!

Angelica Wedell

Marketing Director at National Research Institute

I've attended and produced plenty of speeches for local government conferences over the last few years and I can honestly say that Nick Kittle is one of the best speakers I've seen. He expertly combines inspiration with practicality in his message in a way that is engaging and memorable. 

If you ever need an engaging, motivational, and informational speaker at a conference or event, I highly recommend Nick Kittle!

Oli Sanidas

Arapahoe County Library Executive Director

Nick is much more than a speaker or trainer. He is an inspirer. If you consider yourself an innovator then you need to see him. If you don't consider yourself an innovator then you need to see him. You will leave a better human being either way. Nick motivates you to take on what you need to take on. He will make you believe that you need to take on a challenge and he offers practical knowledge to get you there. Oh and he's damn entertaining as well. I am a proud member of Team Us and am one of those who is a better human being after working with Nick.

Napoleon Haney

Village Manager of Village of Homewood

As a mid-veteran in this sport, I have come to understand that attending conferences exposes you to a world of information.  Some of that information will be couched as “wow, good to know,” while other blocks of information will resonate with you and stay on your mind for days, challenging your leadership style, your way of thinking, and even your professional behavior.  The presentation you shared falls into the latter category for me.

Jill Gaebler

City of Colorado Springs

Nick cares. He cares about the community and he cares about people, and he has the passion, energy, and knowledge to effect amazing change. Every time I hear Nick speak, his vision and enthusiasm lift me from my seat to action. I call that true leadership.

Ryan Pham

Business Service Division Manager at City of Sacramento

On behalf of the Business Services Division's Executive Team and supervisors, I would like to thank you for your coaching services. The impact was significant and the team’s reception was very evident. We share and enjoy your amazing enthusiasm for best practices, candid humor, and eye-opening perspective on innovation. Your sessions generate positive conversations between our team members with an open-mindedness toward innovation and creativity. It takes a very specific skill set, experience, and expertise to do your work, and I thank you for bringing my team into your world of Sustainovation. We are excited and will continue to be a part of the Sustainovation space with other local government organizations.

Dr. Christine Cauffield

CEO of LSF Health Systems

You are a Keynote speaker extraordinaire, Thank you so much for your riveting presentation that provided inspiration for innovation. We are still receiving glowing feedback and thanks to you, our Summit was a real success. 

Jim Lichtenwalter

Builtworlds Event Organizer

Nick was a great addition to our Cities Conference. His keynote about how to effectively engage with government entities was both eye-opening and engaging for our attendees. He was thoughtful, exciting, and knowledgeable. We appreciated his presence, and the level of excitement he brought to the room and would definitely hire him again to keynote our events.

John Olson

Managing Member at Altitude Land Consultants

His presentation style of engaging the audience through witty, relevant pop-culture examples, yet tying it in so that the message is memorable is an unmatched art form.

Christopher Aaby

Catamount Institute Executive Director

Nick’s presentation went beyond my expectations. He took the time to weave the conference’s theme into his presentation as well as content from the previous speakers. He left attendees encouraged and excited, there has never been a closing keynote speaker at our conference that has created such a buzz. I would highly recommend Nick as a speaker for any conference or event. His innovative thinking and creativity are infectious and motivating.

Jay Anderson

Citizen Engagement & Open Data Administrator

Nick has the unique ability to entertain, educate, and challenge all at the same time. That’s why so many communities are calling on Nick to help them address their toughest challenges and break through the dysfunction in their government. His ability to drive change comes from his genuine interest in empowering people. Whether it’s breaking through gridlock among elected officials or training staff to find innovative ways to improve services, Nick helps people find the creativity and courage they need. 

Chris Huot

Assistant City Manager, City of Paso Robles, CA

The Sustainovation program gives local government leaders the right ingredients to develop deep roots of innovation and creativity within their organization. Through his engaging and energetic sessions, Nick empowers every staff member to find their unique role in growing, selling and implementing innovative ideas. From retooling meeting structure and understanding how and when people are most creative to creating an ecosystem that nurtures great ideas, Sustainovation is a program for governments of all sizes, shapes, and forms!

Kim Dawald

Human Resource Manager, City of Shawnee, Kansas

Nick has been instrumental in the City of Shawnee's innovation efforts.  His Sustainovation training sparked the desire for us to move forward with a more formalized effort which resulted in the creation of our Disruption By Design group.  This is a group of forward-thinking innovation-focused individuals that have a desire for positive, out-of-the-box change.  Nick worked side by side with us as we developed the group and has served as a resource for us as we have grown and hit roadblocks over the years.  As we move into our 6th year of formal innovation efforts at the City of Shawnee, I can say without a doubt that we would not be                                                          where we are today without Nick's amazing mind and motivation!!

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