I expect just another worthy speech from just another worthy person who’s written just another worthy book decrying bullying as — blatantly obviously — bad for kids. Instead, Laurie Flasko walks out, leads us through the terrifying personal story of her beloved daughter Amanda, almost destroyed by school bullies, who survives to become a happy, healthy, successful young woman.
Laurie has no notes, speaks from the heart. The audience and I are fascinated. Riveted.

At the end, almost all questions and statements go to Laurie. It's an extraordinary half hour and as a performance trainer I have to judge it to be an extraordinary performance.
Tim Knight, Media Columnist,
Watching the Watchdog
, Huff Post Canada
Former lead trainer, CBC TV Journalism Training

"You did an amazing job speaking at the Pathstone general meeting. It takes a lot of strength and courage to share your story. Your story has touched the hearts of all. You have shown that bullying can be beaten with the love and support from others. God bless you and your family through your journey toward making a difference. "
Lucy Ciampa

"Laurie Flasko's presentation is authentic and inspirational. For parents, it is a window into a world that is very different from the one with which we are familiar. She also provides resources for follow-up as needed and it is clear that she cares about creating a community where youth can be safe and thrive. The Rotary of Grimsby @ Noon is pleased to sponsor her presentation which will help us achieve peace through service in our community this year."
Elaine Kelly MBA CFP, Financial Planner,
Manulife Securities

The presentation you and your daughter gave was outstanding! I was deeply moved by your story and can't thank both of you enough for having the courage to speak out in order to help others who are facing the same difficulties!
Donna Walker, BSW

I had the privilege of attending a presentation by Laurie Flasko recently. The topic was timely as it is Anti-Bullying Month and Laurie's topic is "Bullying is not a Game". I had heard from several people that it was a presentation everyone should attend as we all have children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren who attend school. I can describe my experience as very powerful and the resources available are much more than I realized.

I believe the presentation, the resources and the book Laurie co-authored are very important for parents, teachers, grandparents and anyone who has a child in their life who is being bullied.
Holly Anderson, Employment Facilitator