These are testimonials from participants in Java's presentations and workshops.

  • "Thank you so much for taking time out of your schedule to talk with us. Your presentation was very thought provoking and useful. I really liked how you made us write down our values because it really made me think about my life and what I value and who/want I surround myself with. Your presentation was very influential and inspirational and was helpful for my future career and future endeavors."

    Graham Onley

  • "THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I loved how you asked the question “Do you surround yourself with people who follow your values” after having us list our values. You were so engaging and I can tell you love what you do. Thank you again!"

    Iza Brencis

  • "Thank you Mr. Java for the amazing presentation! Your story of your path in life really resonated with me because I feel like I am in a similar position right now. It was so inspiring to hear how passionate you are of teaching. Your words give me motivation to keep going on my path even though others in my life don’t support me. Furthermore, I loved the questions you asked us during your presentation. It made me realize how much my career path lines up with my core values. Thanks again! "

    Julia Lavelle

  • "I can say with utter confidence that you have changed my life. You have had such a profound impact on my life. I cannot thank you enough."

    Abbi Pstrzoch

  • "Thank you so much Java for coming in to talk to us today! I loved hearing all your perspective on how to choose a career path and how to find other passions in our life. I think it is really important to follow our values and always remember our values when things get confusing. I loved hearing about the stories in your life and I will remember them as I make big decisions in my life. Thank you so much!"

    Sarah Kuper

  • "THANK YOU JAVA! I appreciate the presentation you’ve shared today. Lots of stress have been lifted off my shoulders and some of my beliefs and values have been reinforced! I thought your perspective on life is a nice and refreshing point of view and it causes me to take a second and think. I strive to be the person my values shape to be and today I believed you helped. I appreciate you for coming in and sharing what you have!"

    Grant Zook

  • "You are one of the most impactful people in my life and I am a more driven, more self-aware person now because of you and your character building sessions. You truly changed my perspective on life and I am eternally grateful."

    Janani Venkatesan

  • "I can honestly say that I don’t think I would be the person that I am today had it not been for the character building. Your passion is reflected in the love and attention you pay to each individual person. It is a quality that makes you an influential person, and more importantly, one of the best people I know. You have been an inspiration as well as a huge source of support for me."

    Jaya Prakash

  • "I would like to start by just saying thank you. You have taught me so much, giving me an amazing presentation about leadership. You are honestly one of the most positive people I’ve ever met. I look up to you when I try and be positive because I haven’t met anyone more positive than you. So thank you so much for coming in and speaking to us. I can assure you that we all appreciate it greatly. "

    Noah Castillo

  • "I appreciate the moral lessons with our character building sessions. There were times this summer at basic training when I was at my worst. Treated like crap and feeling like it too they tried to break you down as a person. I was thinking about the integrity session we had, and it made me think about how they can never change or take that away from me as a person."

    Trevor Komarynsky

  • "I wanted to say thank you for coming in, and not just the average thank you, but thank you for putting things into perspective. I absolutely love your mindset and how you think. You always seem to look to the positive side of things which I always try to do but it is really hard. But the fact that you can deter away from the negative thoughts is something that many people cannot do or if they can do it, it takes them years to achieve that. I hope I can have your mindset someday and become as successful as you. You seem to have it figured it out (for the most part as I know even that is impossible) but once again thank you for taking time to come talk with us. "

    Sarina Diaz

  • "Thank you so much for taking the time to come in and talk to us. By the way you present and you’re encouraging attitude it’s clear that you are passionate and excited about what you’re telling us, so I really do appreciate that. I’ve always wanted to be a teacher, and as I take the next step in life, people are constantly telling me that I’m “too smart” to be a teacher or that I could “do so much more.” It’s words like yours that reassure my decisions and make me realize how important my happiness and my passion is over money. So thank you once again."

    Lexi Ryan

  • "You are an inspiring person to listen to, I really enjoyed how you gave some perspective on not being stuck in a career that you don’t love, and making smart career decisions in general. Thanks for taking time to come and chat with a bunch of people who could really use advice from someone as experienced as you."

    Zach Johnson

  • "I just wanted to say thank you so much for coming in and speaking to us! I really enjoyed your viewpoint on success and what the true definition is. I think that a lot of people don’t truly reflect on what success is to them (I know I hadn’t) but I think that it is important to think about that now instead of later in life. I also really liked that you talked about just being happy with what you are doing and being fulfilled with your life. So thank you so so much for coming in!"

    Alexa Mehra

  • "Thank you for coming in and opening our eyes to our own values and teaching us to respect them and know that sometimes our values may change. I never took time out of my day to talk or think about my values and what I value, but I am appreciative that you came in and talked about it with us. I hope to one day find a relationship with someone like you have with your wife because it’s always good to have someone by your side who believes in the same things as you. Thank you again!"

    Christian Allen

  • "Thank you for coming and speaking with us. I thinking keeping our values in mind is very important to find your own success, and I will definitely keep them in mind for my future. I love that you do things for yourself and not because of the pressure that you are put under. I am now able to reflect on my own life in a new light. Thank you!"

    Alyssa Kohl

  • "Thank you so much for coming in and speaking to us. Hearing your experiences with disregarding pressures from your community and instead pursuing what makes you happy was truly inspiring. Hearing your stories really resonated with me as I too have faced pressures in the past to pursue a high paying job rather than pursue my interests. Thank you for an engaging and inspirational presentation!"

    Megan Kerni

  • "Thank you for coming in and talking with us. Hearing you talk about your life experience and your values really helped me to feel more confident about where I am going in life. It helped me to realize that my career choice of political science is right for me because not only does it align with my values, but it also feels like fun instead of work. Thanks again! "

    Henry Scriven-Young

  • "Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to share and give some words of encouragement. Your message and energy are contagious and I really appreciate you sharing personal stories. I was able to have a better understanding of the phase that I am about to enter in my life. I will continue to evaluate those I build relationships with and ultimately surround myself with like-minded people. You truly are a light!"

    Anysse Evans

  • "I genuinely loved your presentation. I thought it was so relatable and this is a topic not a lot of people value as much as they should. Valuing and knowing your morals is so extremely important. It’s what makes us all different individuals. I think when a person does not know what they’re morals are, they become less approachable. Not only are you a great presenter, but you also seemed so honest and raw. Overall I loved it so much and it was definitely something everyone should hear."

    Gui Reginato

  • "Thank you for taking the time to talk to us and share such great insight! I appreciate how personal your presentation was. Defining your own success feels empowering."

    Sasha Reese


Wow!! What. A. Keynote. Our audience had actionable takeaways after hearing Java speak, he truly covered it all! His ability to dynamically deliver his message and make it relatable is impressive. Making Your Own Path in Life is worth a listen. Looking forward to hearing his other topics!

- Vincenzo Dal Pozzo, Director of Membership, American Supply Association

I’m pretty sure that we could all come out with at least one thing from your talk. It was so refreshing to see somebody truly living a life of passion, so thank you. I will forever align my life choices with my values, because seeing you live it helped me understand what success really is, which is being content with where you are presently.

- Sabrina Valente
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