Over 15 years, JL's client list has consisted of...


Florida Association for Pupil Transportation - Nebraska Banker's Assoc. - CUNA, Credit Union National Association - CCMA, Consumer Cooperative Management Association - MN Medical Management Association - California Bankers Association - WI Medical Credit Association - Department of Agriculture, WA - Department of Agriculture, AR - Michigan Credit Union League - Arizona Health Care Association - National Automotive Distributers Network - CenterPoint Energy -  Choices, Inc. -  Iowa Bankers Association -  Kansas Credit Union League -  Rockford Realtors Association - Wisconsin Retail Lumber Association - Georgia Credit Union League - Everything Credit Union - Bank Holding Company Association - Northwestern University - Carlson School Of Management, University of Minnesota - Mid-America Series User Group - MN Association of School Administrators - Lampert Lumber - Northwestern Lumber Association - Lockheed Martin - Aurora Health Care - Pennsylvania Credit Union League - Maryland Credit Union League - MN Credit Union League - ND/SD Credit Union League - WA Credit Union League - Dassel Fire Department - Southern MN Law Enforcement - New Brighton Police Department - Twin West Chamber of Commerce - and many more.


What are they saying behind his back?


 Hey JL!  I just wanted to let you know that I had soooooooooooooooo many people tell me how much they enjoyed your presentation.  One commented the best speaker she had ever heard (and she was no spring chicken).   I just heard a staff person quote you today,  "well so and so just became an acquaintance."

 I didn’t have one negative comment, and that is really rare!!! So THANKS!!!


  • Sandi M. / Foley, MN School District / 2014 Staff Development Event


"Thank you again for your absolutely wonderful performance at our Lake Yale Leadership Training Meeting. We received so many compliments that I have been asked by the State Director of School Transportation to see if you're available for another visit.  This next event is similar to ours, however the audience is primarily upper level management within the Florida school transportation community. Please let me know as soon as you can and again, thanks for making our event such a great success." 

  • Jamie - Florida Association for Pupil Transportation - 2011

“Thank you JL, I have heard nothing but positive feedback from our convention.  They liked the way you wrapped up by telling them to quit whining and how you dealt with them concerning survival during a tough economy. You’re good at delivering a tough message and using humor to make your point. You did a great job, Thank you once again!"

  • Todd Hansen - SD Department of Transportation Conference 2010

"On the speaker front our big successes were J.L.Glass and Walter Bond.   J.L. had (4.8), the highest ratings. He was terrific."
  • Georgia Credit Union Association - Savannah, GA


“Hello JL, “We use a 4 point scale (4 = excellent, 1 = poor). You averaged 3.85. We received enthusiastic comments about your keynote! I also had a question about how to contact you for another event.  Thank you.”

  • Gail Kulp  - Windmill Project 2010 Parents Retreat - Alexandria, MN

"I saw you at the Iowa Banker's Marketing Convention.  Loved the talk.  I've seen a number of speakers, and I usually think they are waste of time and money.  I found you to be unique, entertaining, and informative."
  • Midwest Personal Banker - T Becker

"JL spoke at our 2006 Annual Meeting. He did a breakout and closing session. He was the hit of the convention and his evals were terrific. Easy to work with and very accommodating."
  • Credit Union League, Wisconsin

" J.L. did a fantastic job, the attendees had so many great things to say about his sessions.  I will certainly keep him in mind for upcoming schools."

  • CUNA - 2007 Marketing Management School - Denver, CO

"You gave us one of our best keynotes ever! Thanks for your energetic delivery and uplifting message."
  • Bank Holding Company Association - Upper Midwest

"Best I've ever listened to."

"Very unique presenter.  His points really hit home."

  • Wisconsin Medical Credit Association - Annual Conference - Wisconsin


"Your workshop was the best of all the conference."

  • CCMA - National Conference - Albuquerque, New Mexico


"You kept my attention 95% of the time which is better than anybody has ever done.

I'm usually "bored to tears"

  • Cargill employee  -  Minneapolis, MN  -  Sales Luncheon


"You were such a big hit.  We plan on having you return soon."

  • Northwest Lumber Association - Annual Convention


"Our conference was a huge success as measured by the feedback from those who attended."

"Probably the best, most relevant speaker I have heard over many years."

  • Minnesota Medical Group Management Association  -  Annual Convention


"Highly entertaining. His insight and comments really made me think."

"Very refreshing approach. Hopeful and inspiring to me."

"Great message and extremely motivating!"

"I look forward to buying his book! I love the blend of comedy and reality."

  • Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Executives  -  Annual Convention

"Very personable presenter - great ideas!"

"J.L. was great. Presented ideas I can use - and will."

"Very funny - made my day."

"WOW, more fun than I've had in a long time at an Ad Fed Luncheon."

  • Advertising Federation of Minnesota  -  Monthly Luncheon


"To find the right words to describe your keynote address will not be difficult. From the start you had captured everyone in the room with your wit and then with your poignant message. I cannot remember ever seeing an audience laugh so hard as I did during the Hoo Hoo international Luncheon. As easily as you had them laughing, you also touched their hearts."

  • HOO HOO International - Annual Conference


"Thoroughly enjoyed JL!! Very energizing!"

"Bring JL back! It was a fantastic way to get started and motivated."

  • Michigan Credit Union League  -  Annual Marketing Conference


"After attending many presentations for business, I found your communication powerful. So much of your story referenced experiences and thoughts I've had. Thank you so much for starting a pathway to change."

"I really enjoyed your presentation. Your genuineness show, which makes you credible."

"Mr Glass, No matter how successful I am, I still expect to fail. Today you have changed that belief! Thank you!"

  • Aurora Health Care - Wisconsin - Annual Marketing Conference


"Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Your contribution to our fall conference made this our most successful to date." "Feedback from our members for both your banquet and keynote speech were very positive. If you ever need a referral, don't hesitate to call me. Thanks again."

  • Bank Holding Company Association - Upper Midwest  -  Annual Conference


"You are absolutely the most genuine speaker I have ever listened to. Thank you for your honesty and commitment to helping others."

  • Denver Public Schools Credit Union - Colorado


"Thanks for all of the great tips and laughs. You were a great speaker."

  • Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union  -  Michigan


"Thanks JL. You got a 4.9 out of 5!"

"First and foremost, thanks for your humor."

"Outstanding!  Please have him return for both opening and closing sessions."

  • California Bankers Association - Palm Springs, CA  -  Security Conference


"JL, it is very seldom that I get to hear someone with such wisdom on life. I will definitely take your words to heart and try to apply them to my own life."

  • Mountain West Credit Union Association - Denver - Annual Marketing Conference


"Your workshops were a big hit. You received some of the highest marks of our conference."

  • Washington Credit Union League  -  Washington State


"We've never laughed so hard.  What a dynamic as well as useful presentation."

  • Department of Agriculture - Hot Springs Arkansas / Annual Conference


"Your workshop was best of all the convention."

  • Consumer Co-op Management Association  / Annual Conference


"Thank you again for your insight as a speaker at last week's conference.  I received a lot of great feedback from attendees.  I was even told my another speaker that you were a tough act to follow.  I can say that at least a few of our attendees came because they heard you at our 2006 conference.  You are a draw."
  • Ohio Credit Union League / Marketing Conference