"I am a 6 ft. 2in., 250-pound construction worker and this short, but profound, film actually brought tears to my eyes. It made me realize that I must be more mindful when I'm training my apprentices." -Walter Wood
"I was touched by your movie. We all know that good teachers make a positive difference each day. Sometimes we just need to be reminded."
- Doris Voitier, Superintendent, St. Bernard Parish Schools
and recipient of the JFK Profile in Courage Award
"I have read this story before but still had to use my shirt sleeve while watching it. In a high school, compassion for others is huge, for both staff and students. I have seen the power of compassion come alive and change a whole culture of a high school. 'The key is sustaining it.' In regard to your book, I have really discovered that kindness and compassion are closely linked to school culture and student success. Much of my work with kids has been about tapping into school's greatest and most under-utilized resource (kids) 'coaching' kids. I have witnessed first hand incredible transformation when the compassion you refer to in your book is extended in the form of 'giving' to others. It becomes a win-win for all, and this is the school culture shift I'm referring to. This is not new news to you, I'm sure"
- James Burke, Counseling Department Head
and Boys Varsity Soccer Coach
"I've purchased and read Make a Difference with the Power of Connection, and it is indeed a powerful little book! I am in HR and am blessed to be restructuring our management and business culture. "Connecting" with the people we work with is invaluable ~ especially Management to team member. Your book only solidified my deep belief and caused me to see further areas within myself that I need to shift in order to be more connected through compassion. While reading it I not only reflected back upon how I related to my own children, but substituted the word "child" with adult, team mate, employee, friend and/or at times even boss! Blessings abundant to you and your calling, Mary Reynolds."
-Ann in Maitland, HR
Mary's Response: Dear Ann, Thank YOU SO MUCH for your kind words about my Connection book for Parents & Professional Educators - and do I have a surprise for you! & Because of the very issue you bring up, I wrote The Power of Compassion 7 Ways You Can Make A Difference specifically for the working adult, working, employee, teammate, audience who very much needs this information to soften those hard edges we all carry around to end the generational legacy of pain in our society. It is the companion book for my FREE Team Synergy Training Manual: Make A Difference in 9 Weeks. Which you can download for free: Click Here
I am an international student studying in Virginia. I came from the Middle East. I can vividly remember the first touching movie I watched through your website, and it make me look differently at who I am as a teacher! I wanted to know more since then, so I took my chances and grabbed a far away star "Fulbright Grant." I am here today in the USA. And today, my colleagues and my professors were impressed by the "Teddy Stallard" movie. They all drifted tears, and as the movie came to an end, silence came over. We were all touched to the bone. I could feel it on every cell of my body... inside my heart! I am glad I kept on passing these inspirational movies on to my friends in home, school and work settings! I've been reading Mary's empowering articles for years now, and this is just my favorite website... Maybe I can't have a go and buy your soul-soothing products, but I am so happy that I can still click on the links and play them whenever I want! Thank u thank u thank u.
plz .. Pass my gratitude to Mary !