Testimonials 2017-07-10T02:02:28+00:00

“POWERFUL! Mr. Shelton, my two son’s lives were touched and changed because you came to their school last week in North Carolina. Those students were glued to their seat. How you could hold that crowd (especially this attention deficit generation) in the palm of your hand is nothing short of miraculous. They came home and told me your entire talk almost word for word!! I cannot thank you enough and their lives will never be the same!!!”


  “Frank Shelton has a rare and powerful gift of using words to inspire people to unearth their potential. If you have ever had the pleasure of hearing Frank speak as I have had on several occasions (Dallas, TX / London, England and invited together for 2016 Olympics outreach in Brazil), you would know why you have to read his new book “CARRYING GREATNESS.” Frank has the gift of encouragement and he has been such a blessing to me. I am always eager to hear what Frank has to say because his words bring hope and healing.”

– Joe DeLoach – Olympic Gold Medalist – 200M, TEAM USA – Houston, TEXAS

“Frank Shelton, Jr has been motivational and inspirational in lives around the world for many years, including mine! He’s been living my motto: “Changing Lives to Change the World.” He connects with any audience and I would highly recommend Frank for any classroom, corporate or Christian Event. Frank and I have spoken together nearly a dozen times in five states and I have seen him in a variety of settings and he exudes class wherever he goes. He is the consummate people person and I asked him to write a foreword in my book “TRUST YOUR NEXT SHOT” along with Michael Jordan. I invited him as my personal guest to World Series Winner Albert Pujols banquet in St Louis and I could have selected anyone in the world and I picked him. Frank is a powerful presence, dynamic communicator and also a great comedian. It is my belief that “laughter is a great medicine”! Honored to serve on the Winning Team with him. He is my friend and a leader to all.”

– Meadowlark Lemon – Harlem Globetrotter & 2003 Basketball Hall of Fame
Scottsdale, ARIZONA

“Frank speaks with a heart of compassion. He has a genuine interest in people and is passionate about communicating with folks of all ages to live a life of character. Frank’s stories grab your attention because they are deep and thought provoking. Frank also has a wonderful gift of humor and doing impersonations that will make audiences laugh until they cry!” Regardless of the venue or age of audience Frank is your man!!
Gina Waegele, 1998 Miss Colorado, “Friends First”
National Mentor Program Director

“On Feb 6, 2012 we had Frank Shelton ON AIR as a guest on Gov. Sarah Palin’s radio show in honor of President Ronald Reagan’s 101st birthday. Frank for fourteen minutes impersonated the “Gipper” and he was exceptional!”

Washington, D.C.

“Frank Shelton has a gift that is difficult to put into words. Luckily, for all who hear him, his words and his passion are his gift. Frank spoke at my school during an assembly to our entire Junior and Senior High at the same time (7-12 graders). To date, I have never been in an assembly where the speaker had every student “hooked” within a matter of seconds. The students were glued to his every word. The words he spoke were perfect for our school and students. I still hear students today talking about that assembly and how much they enjoyed it. Following the assembly, Frank stayed and spoke to our FCA Huddle where he shared an important and powerful message to those students. I highly recommend Frank Shelton if you are looking for a passionate person who will bring an entertaining message of truth, reality, and encouragement.”

– Coach David Preston, Jr – Social Studies Chair, Boys Varsity Basketball Coach, FCA Huddle Rep.
Smackover High School
Smackover, ARKANSAS

“Frank is an encourager and possesses relentless passion for doing good. A man who pours his heart and soul into God and others and a man with a mission. I have the privilege to call him friend. Frank is a one-of-a-kind individual who possesses a rare combination of depth and tenancity coupled with a great sense of humor and genuine love for others. He is an authentic man and one who has discovered the lost art of living for a purpose. He lives to encourage all and reminds us that no matter how broken you may be or how useless, inadequate or un-qualified you feel. I had the privilege to write the foreword to Frank’s most recent book “BLESSEDNESS OF BROKENNESS” and it touched people across America and beyond! We flew to Guatemala together as speakers and sponsors with Compassion International and I have seen him connect with the destitute, poor and rich and famous in same day but he is not a respecter of persons and lives bless others. Yes, he is a phenomenal speaker but amazingly he is an even better man.”

– Zoro, – Drummer to Lenny Kravitz, Earth, Wind & Fire, Tom Petty & others!
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA & Nashville, TENNESSEE

“It was my pleasure to have Frank Shelton speak at the Texas Christian Athlete of the Year Award in Dallas, Texas at the beautiful DFW Marriott Grand-Ballroom on March 17, 2011. It was a black tie banquet and standing room only with over 1,200 people attending. I asked Olympian of the Century and nine time gold medalist Carl Lewis and Frank to give the keynote address. The crowd hung on Frank’s every word and I cannot tell you how many compliments I received regarding his stirring message. He says more in a few minutes than most could in an hour. He is powerful, practical and personable. Before he flew home we already agreed to schedule him to return next year to speak again at our event. It has been my privilege to be part of every Olympic Games since 1984 in Los Angeles and I Frank to speak for ten days with my organization during the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. Frank is hillarious, honorable and humble. Regardless if corporate, classroom, civic events or church related Frank Shelton would be a HUGE asset to your organization! I recommend him without reservation. Don’t delay – book Frank TODAY!!
Dr. Sam Ming
Founder of LWFCI Olympic Outreach
Dallas, TEXAS

“I have met a few people in life. Actually, thousands (my step-brother was Elvis Presley). I have done several events with Frank and he has charisma, charm and  credentials coupled with amazing stage presence. What is obvious is the fact that Frank loves people and people love Frank! He is the “Total Package.”
– Rick Stanley
Fort Walton Beach, FLORIDA

“In over 45 years of public service at both the state and national level; I can honestly say: Frank Shelton, Jr. is one of the most compassionate, decent, young men I have ever met. Frank served on my staff as my Special Assistant, Constiuent Liaison and speechwriter (1996-2000) and folks ten years later still ask me about him because of the way he served them while on my staff. Frank is first class.”

U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer – House Majority Leader of Congress
Washington, D.C.

“Frank Shelton has dramatically touched the lives of tens of thousands across the Country. He has brought grace and hope to a hurting world in a way that is conveyed as only Frank can communicate. His sincerity, humility and humor softens hearts for lives to be IMPACTED with a lasting message that will make a mark for a lifetime.”

– Shannon Marketic – 1992 MISS USA
Dallas , TEXAS

“I heard Frank speak on a Carnival Cruise in a room that was standing room only. On the week long cruise to Montego Bay, Jamaica I heard nine different speakers and all of them were phenomenal. However, Frank’s message was almost undescribable. He spoke with such sincerity. It was profoundly simple and simply profound. He spoke not from his head but his heart and I cannot recall seeing or hearing someone speak with such passion or power before or since hearing Frank Shelton. He was given 45 minutes to speak in that session on the ship and the entire audience could have listened for another couple hours and no one would have looked at their watch or cared. He was OFF THE CHARTS!! The room was very diverse in race and age and when you thought the talk couldn’t possibly get any better he took it to a whole ‘notha level!! He held the audience in the palm of his hand and he had us roaring one minute with laughter and hitting us with timeless truths the next. As impressive as his message was on the stage even more appealing was the fact that he was the last to leave the room. He shook hands, took pictures, signed autographs till the very end. My mission this next year is to bring Frank to the fine people of my hometown. Everyone needs to hear him speak at least once (even better TWICE)!
– Laura Pyle
Dayton, OHIO

“Wow!!! Mr. Shelton you were definitely the best speaker that I have heard at any school. U were hilarious, but u got your point through at the same time…. I really enjoyed your story about Larry Bird. I believe a lot of people were encouraged by u, as …i know i was… If we had more men like u the world would be a lot better….I was one of the 1000+ kids u spoke to at Greenbrier east and it was awesome….. Thanks and God bless you.
– Gage
Student – East Greenbrier High School

“Frank Shelton , Jr. in my opinion, is one of the great “World changers and history makers” of this Millennium. As President/Founder of ” America’s Heroes of Freedom ,” I consider it a privilege to have had Frank serve the past 4 years on our Advisory Board for AHOF. He has personally ministered love and restoration with us repeatedly (with no fanfare) to our wounded Military from the Afghanistan/Iraq War. He has walked through the corridors with America ‘s Heroes at Walter Reed and Bethesda Naval Hospital , respectively. He has been interviewed several times with The Washington Post and Baltimore Sun regarding the need for Americans’ to pause and pray for our troops and those wounded at war. He has always said: ” Our soldiers, police/fire/EMT, teachers and preachers are the real heroes – not celebrities or public figures. ” Frank is a “patriot” beyond any man I know. His love for God & Country is inspiring to the Nation. One of the things I love most about Frank is his love for God & Country and he has a gift to make folks of all walks of life laugh, feel loved and have fun! He is both honorable and humble. While walking with him on Capitol Hill, your mouth hits the floor with all the powerful people he knows in Washington, D.C. as they stop and say “hello” but what is so endearing to him is that he is so gracious and kind to all (not just the influential). Frank is no respecter of persons. He values everyone and is a constant encourager and motivator.

– Susan Brewer

Washington , D.C.

“As guidance counsellor of our school we first brought Frank when he was Special Assistant to Congressman Hoyer for Career Day. We then brought him again to speak when he was an aide to the Governor of Maryland. For the past three consecutive years he has given the keynote address at our graduation. For an individual to get 600 students and staff on their feet is nothing short of AMAZING! When we ask who our students want to hear we get a resounding: “GET FRANK!”

– Susan Wagner – educator for 30 yrs
Henry Ferguson Elementary School
Accokeek, MARYLAND

“I have had the privilege of working and sharing the stage with Frank Shelton on a number of occasions. Twice we spoke together to audiences over 7,000 and also smaller venues and to date, we have co-authored FIVE books together. I am both a friend and a huge fan because Frank communicates in a way that is entertaining, insightful and challenges you to take positive action in your life. As a speaker and author, I often see a game of speakers and its very rare that you remember them. Hiring Frank to make a positive impact at your next meeting or conference is an easy choice. I am confident Frank’s passion, enthusiam and valuable wisdom will make a powerful and memorable impact.”

– Sam Glenn
Founder, “Attitude Digest Magazine

Author, A Kick in the Attitude & National Speaker
Naperville, ILLINOIS