"Seen a lot of inspirational speakers at my school and you'd be the best. Very inspiring and I hope everyone learned from your wisdom. Amazing turn around and motivating speech. Thanks for coming to our school."
"David Gunter has worked with a variety of students at Beerwah High very effectively, he relates well to students and through his personal stories has had a strong impact on students. David most recently presented to boys across all year levels and he was able to engage a range of students and deliver strong messages about making good life choices and developing self-confidence. I recommend David to anyone seeking a strong speaker able to engage young people to make good life choices"
Head of Department
Beerwah State High School
"Amazing speech today Dave, truly inspirational, thanks for taking time to come visit our school today. I will NEVER take off my armband, and every morning I will wake up i know that I will be the best lawyer in Australia. Thanks so much Dave."
Lucas - Student
"World needs more people like you Dave! Thanks for coming to Northam Senior High School"
Madison - Student
"David has an incredible story to tell which he shares with honesty, passion and humour. The way he engaged, inspired and motivated the students at our school was fantastic. I could not recommend David more highly for schools looking to motivate and inspire their students."
Student Services Coordinator
Clarkson Community High School
"When delivering a youth related program across our region, it is always a challenge to host initiatives which develop a rapport with and have a lasting impact on our young people, particularly those at risk.
The I Roll with Dave presentation captivated our young audiences with its honesty and no excuses philosophy. It's not about making excuses, but focusing on the choices you make and the future they create. Additionally, the ongoing mentoring offered by Dave provides an additional avenue for support, particularly beneficial to youth living in regional and remote communities."
Regional Development Australia (Wheatbelt WA)
Youth Connections program
"Dave is legend; he made me realise I can reach any goal I aim for, with or without the support of everyone around me. Dave is an inspiration! He left our school having changed and made great impacts on every student's lives. He has made me excited for my future and I can only thank him for it!"
Kate Wasmund - Student
"Myself and another staff member had the privilege of presenting Dave to the boys from Grade 9, 10 & 11 from our school. In eight and half years of chaplaincy I have seldom witnessed a guest speaker who has been able to engage a group of male students for an hour session. Dave did that even in the last session of the day when kids are tired and losing focus generally - he built a great rapport and gave them some great guidance and told some ripper stories. We are definitely keen on getting Dave back; we hope we still can in the future as we know that he is getting very popular."
"David has been a huge inspiration, helping me to follow and achieve my dreams in life and strive towards my goals.David is very understanding and has been an amazing mentor"
Nicola Brander - Student
"I saw the I Roll With Dave seminar at my school, and i was really challenged by Dave's key words CHOICE, CHOOSE and DECISION.At the end of the seminar Dave challenged us all to make a stand in life as to who we were going to roll with in life, the good guys or the bad guys.I CHOOSE to make a decision that I was going to roll with the good guys through out my life... I Roll With Dave!"
Brogan - Year 12 student
"David has helped me in becoming a better person and made me see there is a better way to living life without drugs! What the counselors and physiologists have tried achieving in the last few years with me, David achieved in a couple weeks.I can't thank David enough for helping me make the first step in becoming the man I always wanted to be"
Dallas - Former Prisoner
"Before I met Dave I had been looking for a job as an apprentice Chef for three years and my job agency encouraged me to do the 'I Roll With Dave" full day goal setting workshop which I did.I couldn't believe how much I learned about setting goals in every aspect of my life.Through changing a few habits and the way I think, within two weeks of completing Dave's workshop I got the Chef apprenticeship I had been dreaming of and have a ten year goal of owning my own restaurant...Thank you David for changing my life"
Roy Steuerwald - Apprentice Chef
"Dave encouraged and taught me to believe in who I am and that I can achieve anything I want"
Amanda Clatworthy - Youth Worker
"After hearing Dave talk I have a clear picture of where I want to take my life"
Zac - Student
"I had been suspended from school twice and was about to be expelled from year 10.After seeing Dave talk I made a decision that I was going to CHOOSE a different path for my life.Last year (2009) I graduated from year 12!"
Jake - Student
I've had the pleasure of working with Dave for the past 2 years inviting him to speak to youth who need direction, guidance and inspiration.Dave has liaised closely with schools, teachers and in some cases the police to reach out to these kids and give them the hope and support they need to help them make better choices.
Daves no-nonsense approach is supported by genuine love and empathy for these kids.His real life experiences set him apart from most information sessions the kids see and he is able to give them straight forward answers and positive re-enforcement as well as genuine follow-up and aftercare.I look forward to continuing to invite Dave into more schools and homes to help change the lives of the kids I work with.
Suzie Macpherson - Youth Connections West Moreton
Dave is truly inspirational! I don't want to let him down because he believes in me so much. Who would have thought that 70 goals in 7 days could motivate me so much?"
Jessica Ray - Youth Director, The Esther Foundation.
Dave has helped to kick start my future! Im so excited about what's ahead now! I never thought setting and keeping goals would make such a difference in my life! Thanks for everything Dave!"
David is an amazing encourager and great support. The way he connects with youth still amazes me and encourages me to do something better with my life."
Laken - Student
Dave is an inspiration to myself and motivates me to want to do something greater with my life!! Thanks Dave!!"
Your Talk effected my life because I have had in rough to and its shown me that that ill be fine. It was a real eye opener"
Tahlia - Student
David has an amazing story and shows a definite inner strength by telling young people about his life journey. He has a rare honesty and they find him easy to relate to and instantly feel comfortable with. He has been able to engage each of the participants at their level and everyone commented on how much they benefited.
David's mentoring and life skills are comprehensive, tailored to Youth and their specific needs, and presented with the accumulated insight of an experienced professional. His obvious enthusiasm to give back to the community is what makes David such a valuable asset to schools. He has been willing to give up his own time to contribute. I could not recommend David more highly."
Beerwah State High School - Guidance Councilor
"Your talk really made me think of where my life is headed and what the consequences of my actions will be .... I choose to roll with Dave!".
Joel - Student
"David gives an inspiring recount of his life and this is followed by a meaningful workshop on goal setting. The boys who participated in this activity were motivated to reset goals and find incremental steps to achieve them. A very worthwhile presentation and feedback suggests that David's impact has been longlasting."
Kim Rienecker - Guidance Counsellor
"Dave is not afraid to wake up this generation with the truth".
Candy Fernando – Youth Worker
"St John's College has invited David Gunter to speak to students from various Year levels at different times. David's poingant message of making good decisions early in life is intertwined within his own personal journey. We have found our students to connect with his witty and entertaining style and benefit greatly from his real stories about real people. We know that some students have made life changing decisions after engaging in one of his workshops".
Bernadette Natoli - St John College Guidance Counsellor