“Shayla Rivera brought us all to tears and made us laugh. One of the best speakers I have ever seen!” (speeches in English and Spanish)
– Victoria Williams, Spanish Schoolhouse, Dallas, TX
“It was such a pleasure having Shayla here. The Hispanic/Latino community & Walmart associates thoroughly enjoyed Shayla’s performance and motivational speech at our events. I also hope we can work again in the future to bring Shayla back to Northwest Arkansas.”
– Larry Butler, Project Manager Shows & Events / Talent Coordinator, Walmart
“Shayla, I wanted to thank you for presenting here at Freddie Mac and at the Women of ALPFA! You were awesome! I have received a lot of positive feedback from both events! I am already thinking about the Women of ALPFA for next year!”
– Marie J. Ruiz, Financial Analysis Director, Freddie Mac
“On behalf of the Siouxland Chapter of SHRM, I would like to express our sincerest appreciation for the riveting presentation delivered to our members. We were inspired and motivated by Shayla’s entertaining anecdotes to move forward and lead with sensitivity. We couldn’t get enough! Thank you!”
– Rachel Porter, Recruitment Advertising Manager, Sioux City Journal
“I highly recommend Shayla. She brought the house down with her incredible presentation. She had everyone laughing, crying and thoroughly entertained! One of Shayla’s greatest qualities is that she has a strong charisma and connection with her audience. We received amazing feedback from our attendees regarding Shayla’s presentation.”
– Megan Tull, Program Director of Texas Women in Business
“Shayla, First, I would like to thank you for speaking at our 7th Annual At-Risk Hispanic Youth Summit.
Your unique and fascinating background in science, engineering and entertainment makes you a truly original and engaging speaker. Your blend of inspiration and humor was well received by everyone in attendance. We immediately received a great positive feedback from everyone.”
– Margie Gonzalez, Executive Director, Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs
“It was my absolute pleasure to have worked with Shayla Rivera at HISPA’s annual youth conference in San Antonio, Texas. Shayla shared her incredible personal stories of success, failure, hard work, and the events that changed her life with a sense of humor that engaged students, staff and special guests. In addition, motivating a group of over 200 students from at-risk neighborhoods is quite a challenge. However, from feedback received, she was rated the most interesting/favorite speaker of the day.”
– Aixa Acevedo, Program Director, HISPA
“Dear Shayla Rivera,
On Behalf of the Mt. San Jacinto College STEM program, we would like to thank you for your outstanding Keynote Address to our STEM students, faculty and community members.
You were everything that we hoped for in a keynote speaker. Your energy, motivation, past experiences and humor were overall amazing and beneficial for our students. I think you were able to capture the essence of what it takes to be a STEM student: hard work, dedication, motivation and a little bit of fun.
We were also honored that you took the time to return and present a hands-on workshop on Stress Management. The feedback that we received on your presentation was phenomenal. We hope to have you back in the future. Thanks for making our 2013 Summer Institute a Success!”
– Mt. San Jacinto College STEM Program, Menifee, CA campus