ALASKA SCHOOL NUTRITION ASSOCIATION STATE CONFERENCE 2021 VIRTUAL (AKSNA)
“Our first, ever, Virtual., AKSNA State Conference, was a ‘Smash Hit’ because of our General Session Speaker, MGM. She was worth every penny. (83 Participants Virtual Zoom) *MGM created a hilarious PROMO Video to help us promote our State Conference. MGM attended our entire conference to truly Customize her Finale Presentation just for us. Unexpectedly, MGM’s greatest added value was that she edited and produced phenomenal videos of the entire conference for our AKSNA Website.
MGM IS the #1 Rated School Nutrition Speaker for a Reason--She's Simply the Best!
~Sue Lampert President Conference Chair USDA Foods Program Coordinator/ Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
ARIZONA School Nutrition Association (SNAAZ)
“MGM was absolutely fabulous to work with. She really connected with her audience, and it was so special how she personalized her presentation to the group. She was such a burst of energy which was a great way to kick-start our conference. Our members loved how she stayed and chatted with them, they felt like she really cared about them. Everybody walked out of there feeling like a million bucks, thanks to MGM!”
~Gina Lilley, RD Arizona Phoenix Elementary School District #1 -Phoenix, AZ
CALIFORNIA. School Nutrition Association (CSNA)
“MGM has been a dynamic boost to our California School Nutrition Association chapter membership. As a supervisory chapter of the CSNA, Mother Lode #45 hosts a wide variety of Industry and Education partners within our membership pool. From Front Line School Nutrition Professionals to District Nutrition Service Directors, to Sales Managers, to Product Development Teams – it may not take all kinds, but we sure do have all kinds! MGM delivered her“Leading with Heart: Discover the Leader Within.” During the 3-hour presentation, Our Attendees were Actively Engaged, Entertained, and Enlightened by MGM’s heartfelt shared stories and human relations to our chosen professional field. As individuals, we may affect small changes – as leaders with heart, we will lead each other to great things!
After the event had concluded, I was contacted by numerous attendees complimenting the event, and specifically the content delivered by MGM. The highest compliments have been to MGM’s personable and approachable method of communicating the BIG PICTURE, and bringing a sense of personal ownership to our purpose: Changing America One Meal At A Time Because It’s The Right Thing To Do!”
– April Mackill – President, California School Nutrition Association
GEORGIA School Nutrition Association (GSNA)
“MGM’s mixture of humor and inspiration kept everyone’s attention and was a marvelous addition to our Georgia School Nutrition Association. Her keynote address ‘Recipe for Success with Scoops of LOVE’ will definitely be remembered as one of the highlights at our conference. I would definitely recommend MGM to other groups looking for a humorous, yet inspirational speaker.”
~Susan Cheshire, CAE- Executive Director, GSNA
ILLINOIS School Nutrition Association (ILSNA)
“By Far, MGM’s General Session was OVERWHELMINGLY Rated POSITIVE + by our Membership. MGM’s Enthusiasm, Motivation and Humor were appreciated by all. MGM brought her BEST to our Conference as General Session Speaker for Illinois School Nutrition Association. Our members deserved that!”
~Tracie Suter -SNS, Assistant Director of Nutrition Service & SNA of IL Board Member – Conference Chair School Nutrition Association of ILLINOIS State Conference
LOUISIANA School Nutrition Association (SNAL)
“I cannot begin to tell you what a great job “MGM” did for our SNAL State Conference. I would highly recommend “MGM” to any group seeking to motivate and encourage their membership to go to ‘the next level!” Not only is “MGM” a great keynote speaker, she also conducts smaller breakout sessions for your group as well! MGM is SUPER-FANTASTIC!”
~Sonjia Kinsey, School Food Service Director & School Nutrition Association of Louisiana President
MISSISSIPPI School Nutrition Association (MSNA)
“MGM is absolutely the BEST Motivational Speaker on the subject of School nutrition I’ve ever heard!!! I especially LOVE how she knew what Child Nutrition employees deal with every day. MGM really hit the nail on the head at the Mississippi School Nutrition Association Annual Conference and at the School Nutrition Association (SNA) Annual National Conference in Denver, CO. At both Conferences, MGM was the #1 RATED SPEAKER! No one can sit through her presentation and not be changed by her energy and passion.
~Alyson Gillum, School Food Service Director Mississippi School Nutrition Association State Conference & School Nutrition Association Annual National Conference (ANC)
NEVADA SCHOOL NUTRITION ASSOCIATION (NSNA)
“MGM was the highlight of our Nevada School Nutrition Association conference this year! She was everything that was promised and more. Her presence and presentations made those in attendance proud to be working in school food service and excited about what we do!”
~Brittany Mally-NSNA Conference Chair Director Douglas County School District
NEW HAMPSHIRE SCHOOL NUTRITION ASSOCIATION (SNA-NH)
“OUR members loved MGM! MGM was fun and energetic and knows her audience well.
The evaluations from our conference have a 1 to 5 rating scale. 100% of our attendees ranked MGM at a 5 for her General Session and Breakout. This is the first time that has ever happened in the 25 years I’ve been involved with state SNA associations. They say, you can’t please everyone, but MGM has proved that she can! Since then, I’ve noticed some of my own employees are using her quotes on bulletin boards and signs in the kitchens.
~Doris Demers, School Food Service Director Oyster River Cooperative School
NORTH DAKOTA School Nutrition Association (SNA of ND)
“RECORD BREAKING PARTICIPATION FOR SNA of NORTH DAKOTA When We Hired MGM 2 Years in a Row.”
“MGM’s General Session was rated #1 by our membership. Repeatedly, our members put on their evaluations: BRING MGM BACK! We Listened. We brought MGM back for our next annual SNA State Conference. We had Record-Breaking Participation! MGM Delivered with Back-to-Back #1 Rated General Sessions. MGM is a Passionate School Nutrition Cheerleader!”
~Lynelle Johnson -Food Services Director & SNA of ND Board Member – Conference Chair School Nutrition Association of North Dakota State Conference (SNA of ND)
SOUTH DAKOTA School Nutrition Association (SNASD)
“When I heard Maureen G Mulvaney, MGM in Denver at our School Nutrition Association National Annual Convention, she motivated me and made me feel so much better about myself. I laughed so hard. I cried. Every emotion ran through my body while I listened to her. MGM motivated me. When her session was over I ran right up to be put on the list for MGM to come to South Dakota. I wanted everyone in South Dakota to enjoy her speaking as much as I did.
MGM made it memorable. I Thank MGM so much. She gave such an uplifting message to many that were so quiet. MGM brought them out of there boxes and made them feel so good like they were the STAR by taking people out of their comfort zone and by remembering and calling them by their names.
The very first morning before MGM spoke she came in to say hello. Before people could sit down, MGM went from table to table to meet and greet everyone and get to know them. It was very exciting. MGM made so many people feel so special about themselves and what they do. I know love and happiness was shared by all before MGM was finished speaking. We had ALL great reviews on her.
~Shelly D. Anderson- Conference Chair School Nutrition Association of South Dakota
SOUTH DAKOTA School Nutrition Association (SNA of SD)
“Maureen G Mulvaney, aka “MGM!”, offered our State South Dakota School Nutrition Association State Conference attendees not one, but two motivating and uplifting presentations. The first, titled “Scoops of Love” was Fun, Engaging, and Enlightening about the power within us “to motivate and inspire the future leaders of tomorrow.”
~Scott K. Wahl Nutrition Services & Concessions Watertown School District #14-4
WYOMING School Nutrition Association (SNA of WY)
“MGM—amazing and inspiring presentation to SNA of Wyoming. MGM’s ideas are simple and practical to implement without extra costs! I used one of MGM’s ideas right away at our conference and saw positive results from my employees within hours. MGM took the time to understand our School Nutrition barriers and concerns, which made her presentation more meaningful to our staff.”
~Shannon Thompson-Emslie, MS, RD, Nutrition Services Program Administrator & SNA of WY Board
NATIONAL - School Nutrition Association ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCES (ANC)
ANC Most Popular Speaker: MGM
BACK-to-School Sessions & IN-SERVICES
Rialto School District: School Nutrition Back-to-School In-Service
MGM, Thank YOU for presenting to my staff. You Touched Every Heart in the Room. We would love to have you back for another one of our Events! Thank You for being your wonderful self and providing the Positive Energy My Staff needed to start the new school year!
~Fausat Rahman-Davies Lead Child Nutrition Agent -Rialto School District -California
Granite School District: School Nutrition Back-to-School In-Service
"MGM was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!
We hired MGM to speak at our opening ‘back-to-school’ session for our entire staff of kitchen managers, central kitchen staff, and warehouse staff. After the COVID year we experienced, our staff needed motivation. Our staff needed to know how appreciated they are. MGM DID NOT DISAPPOINT.
We are so grateful MGM spoke at our event. We would have MGM back in a Heartbeat!!!!”
~Bobbie Beach -Granite School District, Operations for School Nutrition – UTAH
Hawthorn School District: School Nutrition In-Service
“MGM is WORTH EVERY DOLLAR. While other departments were falling asleep during their In-Service training, we were dancing, laughing, self-reflecting, re-prioritizing, and gaining a heathy self-awareness of our ‘usual’ practices. MGM has the ability to disarm the toughest individual in the group – affording them the opportunity to evaluate themselves in a safe and funny manner – with the hopes of leading to self-improvement. MGM definitely gave our audience a gentle dose of self-awareness. MGM rejuvenated us!
MGM is an energizing, motivating speaker! This is the second time I have heard her speak, and I plan on hiring MGM again, for a manager’s training. MGM earns her fee!”
~Anna Apoian, RD, MPA Food Services Director -Hawthorne School District – CALIFORNIA
MGM #1 Rated School Nutrition Professional Standards Trainer
TRI-COUNTY PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS TRAINING -WEST VIRGINIA
“MGM’s presentation was like OPENING A BOX FULL OF SUNSHINE! Her ability to relate to Child Nutrition employees and the obstacles they meet on a daily basis was phenomenal. MGM delivered an incredible message while incorporating all types of visual and sound effects which kept one’s attention from the beginning to the end. No one can walk away from this without positive thoughts!”
-Tracy Heck-Director, Child Nutrition and Wellness -Berkeley County Schools -West Virginia
Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools
“My dedicated small group of ‘Lunch Ladies’ at Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools LOVED MGM’s Presentation, as did I. MGM Kept EVERYONE’S attention for the ENTIRE Time, which is unheard of during a PROFESSIONAL STANDARD’S TRAINING. And…they actually learned something!”
-Michelle Rosenthal-Food Service Director -Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools -Long Island, New York
Gilbert Public School District: School Nutrition In-Service
“MGM Created a Wonderful Presentation for our School Nutrition ALL Employee Back-To-School In-Service.
~Debbie McCarron, RD Director of Nutrition Services -Gilbert Public Schools-Arizona
REGION VIII EDUCATION SERVICE CENTER & TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CHILD NUTRITION (Mount Pleasant, TEXAS)
“The participants enjoyed MGM’s session (‘The Magic Kingdom~The School Cafeteria: CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR KIDS’) and are looking forward to taking the information that they gained back to their local schools to enhance their program. MGM was wonderful! Our participants Loved her!”
~Lydia Going Region 8 Child Nutrition Program Specialist SCHOOL NUTRITION- Texas
Santa Clara County School Districts
“I had the pleasure of first seeing Maureen G. Mulvaney, “MGM”, speak at a State School Nutrition Association Conference in the late 1980’s. Since then, I have seen her speak at numerous State and National conferences. I am always amazed by her unique style and the motivational messages she shares so graciously with her audiences. She is such a dynamic motivational speaker with a keen ability to hold your attention for hours! By far, MGM is the best speaker ever to be part of the school nutrition arena because she takes the time to know us and to learn about our jobs. I truly believe she is a great spokesperson for our noble cause of feeding safe and healthy meals to our kids, “the future leaders of tomorrow”, as she refers to them.
More recently, five Santa Clara County Schools Districts featured Maureen G. Mulvaney, “MGM”, for their keynote address at a back-to-school workshop for Child Nutrition Employees. Her spontaneous joy and laughter filled the room as she kicked off our event with everyone shaking pom poms and dancing around the auditorium—including our CBO and Superintendent! MGM delighted the audience with thought provoking stories from her “Superheroes and Hairnets” presentation. Everyone was on the edge of their seats as her uplifting, motivating remarks captured the attention of the entire audience. She brought us from laughter to tears to laughter. MGM left us all feeling better about ourselves, more sensitive to how we treat each other, and with a stronger sense of importance for what we do in our daily jobs as we begin this new school year. She was truly a smash hit with our employees who have already been asking if we can invite her back to speak with us again. MGM is loved and adored by her audiences. If you are looking for a speaker to lift and inspire your organization, MGM is the one!”
~Tish Litchfield, M.S., R.D. , Director, Student Nutrition Services-Cupertino Union School District-Cupertino, California Past President California School Nutrition Association
Indian River School District - Selbyville, Delaware
“We recently had MGM speak to our Nutrition Services Workers during our Back-to-School Trainings. MGM kept the audience captivated and enthused about being receptive to change. We truly are “motivating and inspiring the future leaders of tomorrow.”
[PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS 3140 : CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR KIDS]
~Clifton F. Toomey, JR Supervisor of Nutrition Services, Indian River School District-Selbyville, DELAWARE
Phoenix Union High School District: School Nutrition PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS TRAINING SCHOOL NUTRITION KEY AREA 4: 4000 COMMUNICATIONS/ MARKETING 4130 CUSTOMER SERVICE
[Customer Service for Kids: The Magic Kingdom ~ The School Cafeteria]
“MGM is the #1 School Nutrition Trainer for School Nutrition Professional Standards–that’s how my School Nutrition Leadership Team Rated her!!!! MGM’s Professional Standards Training is Transformative [Customer Service for Kids: The Magic Kingdom ~ The School Cafeteria]. MGM Engaged my Team to Create a Vision and Mission to Build a Customer-Centered School Nutrition Program with Heart. Everyone is still talking about how this was the BEST Training, Ever!!! But what’s more important, they are implementing the Training into their cafeterias!!!!!!”
~Ken Patterson, Division Manager Nutrition Services -Phoenix Union High School District -Phoenix, AZ
“MGM Rocks the ABC Classified Staff! Maureen Mulvaney earns the ABC Super Star award for her presentation of “Recipe for Success-World Class Service!” Maureen touched our hearts with her positive energy and enthusiasm. Workshop participants were inspired, and they returned to their work sites with renewed optimism and spirit. Thanks MGM! You are the best! Encore! We look forward to seeing you again soon!”
~Dr. Susan Hixson -Director Human Resources & Rebecca Michel-Macias –ABC Unified School District -CLASSIFIED STAFF -Cerritos, CA
“We thought MGM’s presentation would be met with resounding acceptance, but our expectations were totally exceeded. The conference evaluations clearly indicate that MGM’s session, ‘How to Keep From Going bonkers’ was a SMASH HIT.”
~Brenda Henderson Director School Improvement Programs Arizona Department of Education
“MGM helped make our Leadership Development Program the most beneficial and enjoyable conference in seven years. Over 80% of our participants gave MGM the highest possible rating!”
~Wendy Helton-Program Coordinator University of South Florida Leadership Development Program
“MGM’s ability to entertain, and at the same time motivate, teach CHANGE & Customer Service for students, is a real talent. The Campus Service employees were very impressed with MGM ‘s powerful message and for the opportunity to learn and grow.”
~John D. Williams–Director of Campus Services, Indiana University, Purdue University at Indianapolis – Campus Services
“MGM spoke at the Illinois Association of College Stores and was TERRIFIC! Many of our participants rated her ‘The BEST EVER….great program. If you are looking for a speaker for your next meeting, MGM would be an excellent choice. MGM is vivacious, hilarious and definitely an inspirational speaker. I have heard her speak several times and come away with new ideas and new ways to look at life each time. Many of our members came away talking about having her come to their college or company for a presentation. I have recommended her here at Elgin Community College. I highly recommend MGM!!!!!”
~Linda A. Kehm-Conference Program Chair, Elgin Community College Bookstore
“MGM’s presentation was among the most highly-rated sessions during our institute. MGM’s positive, energetic presentation was just what this group needed. Participants left with a positive outlook and a sense of urgency regarding the need to change.”
~Adriana Allegri-Program Coordinator, Arizona State University
“The evaluations from our educators showed 100% excellent ratings. The message MGM relayed of the urgency to make changes and do business differently was well taken by all. The icing on the cake was being given the opportunity to sit and laugh, very hard, while gaining invaluable information.”
~Penny Detscher-Conference Coordinator Florida Department of Education