I wanted to follow up with an email expressing how impressed I was with Chuck’s recent work with our Head Start and Parents as Teachers team members. Chuck conducted a training for 115+ early learning providers from multiple organizations. This is a sizable group to manage, but Chuck did so with ease. His authentic approach to being vulnerable, sharing his own life experiences, and strategically building connections to key learning points in the training made him one of the best facilitators I’ve worked with in quite some time. Chuck was able to build a relationship with all 115 people in some remarkable way (that only Chuck can do!), and our team has shared so much positive feedback from the day.
"Chuck Holt is the ultimate collaborator in Lancaster County. United Way funds the Together Partnership because he lives and breathes the 5 components of Collective Impact: shared vision, activities, communication, outcomes and backbone support. He is an upbeat optimistic collaborator, speaker and trainer."
“Chuck Holt is incredibly relational in his speaking and training, regardless of the group size. He has of way of addressing the complexity of poverty and making everyone understand the multiple layers of poverty, no matter your personal experience with it. As a community collaborator, he is transparent and open to feedback and focusing on the greater needs of the community. Chuck's strength-based approach to supporting local families, schools, churches, and organizations encourages others to push outside their comfort zone and creates stronger support systems.”
“Chuck has been an intricate part of our district. He has provided invaluable professional development to the Pequea Valley staff in the area of understanding poverty. He has trained our support staff, teachers and our administrative team to better understand our under-resourced families and students. He continues to be a leader in our community. He has used his vision to get the churches, non-profit agencies, members of the community and our school district to collaborate. I know that working with Chuck has helped our students, families, and myself. Understanding and empowering individuals makes us and our community a better place for all.”
“Chuck Holt is a very engaging presenter and speaker. His understanding of poverty is extraordinary - from personal experience, to leading an organization to address poverty, to activating his community to embrace the challenge of "moving the needle." His deep compassion, articulate message, and realistic approach is a model for institutions and communities.”
“The Pequea Valley School District community has been extremely fortunate to have Chuck Holt be a part of our team! He has led Bridges Out Of Poverty professional development for our faculty and even more importantly, been instrumental in mediating positive relationships with under-resourced families and the school district. Chuck has an intangible character quality that allows him to relate to all stakeholders and facilitate productive collaboration. As a speaker he is riveting in telling his personal story and how his journey has brought him to the Pequea Valley community.”