Allen Anderson

Speaking Endorsements

"Thank you for the great session you did for the Veterinary Technician Appreciation Day in Rochester at the Minnesota School of Business. We had great feedback and everyone had a wonderful time."
--Julie Legred, NAVTA (National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America) 2008 president


“We could not be more please than to have a record breaking year of fundraising…you helped us raise a total of over $77,000! This is the most this event has raised to date! Your contribution [as the event’s MC] was a major part of that success!”

--Sherri Cosentino, Marketing and Events, Minnesota Valley Humane Society


"RESCUED: Saving Animals from Disaster was very well received by the students and my faculty colleagues.  It provided a very helpful framework for our [Animals in Disaster, Spring 2007, Arkansas Tech University] course study."
--Kay C. Goss, CEM, Director of Emerg
ency Management and Crisis Communications, Homeland Security


"The Angel Animals presentation was filled with great energy and created a very warm atmosphere. Everyone enjoyed it and people are still talking about it and the wonder of animals."
--Marlene Foote, director, Animal Ark, St. Paul, Minnesota


"Allen Anderson is a dynamic and exciting speaker with a solid, quality presentation style that gets his audience completely involved. He is an excellent, inspired, and prepared speaker. I would highly recommend him for any type of audience presentation."
--John M. Hemack, president, Masys Corporation


"I've had the good fortune to see Allen speak to audiences ranging in size from a dozen to thousands. The number is irrelevant, because he prepares with the same care no matter how many are in attendance. And everyone feels as spellbound as with any masterful storyteller. So many times I've shared tears of laughter and a changed heart with those around me in the audience. Allen Anderson connects."
--D. E. Munson, author and speaker


"Linda and Allen Anderson, individually or as a team, are excellent presenters in a group setting. After they appeared on my radio program, "Healing with Your Pet," several times, I asked them to appear personally before my local group, The Minneapolis Theosophical Society. They drew a good crowd of enthusiastic people who were mesmerized by their presentation. They both speak from the heart and really connect with a group. They are excellent public speakers."
--Von Braschler, author and radio host


"Allen Anderson is a gifted and engaging speaker who captivates his audience with stories gleaned from life's trenches, byways, and summits. The essence of Allen's talks can be summed up in two words: life affirming. His easygoing manner, gentle humor, wit and wisdom remind me of Will Rogers."
--David R. Purnell, president, NEW YORK WEST Medical Illustration Studio


“Allen Anderson speaks from the heart, inspires us to see that our soulmate may come with four paws and a tail!  His true life animal stories shows us the soul to soul connection we have with our pets. He is a true inspiration to the angels we have in our God given creatures.”
--Loree Taylor Jordan, author of Detox for Life and founder of Pet Friends and Rescue, California


"Even though I’m not a pet lover, have never had a pet of my own, after listening to Allen Anderson speak I realized what a phenomenal impact these little creatures have on their owners. I enjoyed Allen’s speech very much, and it inspired me to be more understanding when I see people interact with their pets and why people see their pets as part of the family. Allen’s insight on on this subject is outstanding, and I would recommend him for any event."
--Anna Dee Olson, The Amish Lady, author of Growing Up Amish,


"Allen and Linda Anderson's generous and compassionate interaction with participants leads to an ideal workshop experience. I hope I can entice you to do many more."
--Debbie Luican, executive director, Learning Annex of San Diego


"Allen and Linda Anderson are uplifting speakers who help us understand the greater significance of animals in human lives.  They are plainspoken Midwesterners who share their insights and wisdom in universal ways.  Utilizing stories they have collected from around the world, the Andersons present lessons they have learned, enabling others to approach their important relationship with animals in new ways.  They tie big ideas to the ground in ways that ordinary people understand them."
--Barbara J. Gislason, ESQ., animal lawyer and national speaker


"Allen Anderson speaks from the heart about subjects he loves; this enthralls audiences everywhere. His outlook is realistic but invariably positive, encouraging everyone to expect the best. Audience feedback is replete with superlatives."
--Henry Koster, managing director, Kings Currency Exchange, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia


"Allen is a proficient speakerwith a unique way of getting his audience to understand the point. His ability to command attention while speaking is one of his strong points.  A pleasant manner, calming appearance and his soft eye contact make the participants feel he is speaking directly to them.  It is these qualities that put Allen in the forefront of so many others speakers.  His knowledge of angel animal experiences and genuine love all of life ,especially our animal family, puts him as one of the top experts in this field in the country.   If you are looking for someone who speaks from the heart with a wealth of knowledge in the mind, Allen is that special individual."
--Tony Lupinacci, supervisor, General Dynamics, Connecticut


"Allen Anderson provides a unique and refreshing perspective to pet owners everywhere - so often we think we're "rescuing" animals when we adopt them; in fact, in the great mystery of things, they often end up rescuing us, indeed seemingly knowing more about us than we do ourselves!"
--Stephen Banick, director, The Gulliver Project, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona


"I have known Allen Anderson for over seven years.  During that time I have had the pleasure of attending his presentations at a variety of venues.  He has served as the guest speaker for local and national conventions and conducted classes for smaller groups, as well.  His delivery is both engaging and inspiring to the audience.  As an educator, I have a certain standard that a presenter should meet in order to be successful.  Mr. Anderson meets and exceeds these expectations on every level."
--Jeff Baines, North Carolina public school educator


"Your information is valuable because it touches everyone.  People who own pets already know in their hearts the truths that you present.  And people who don't own pets can learn so much from this and gain an understanding of how pets enrich the lives of their friends, relatives, and colleagues."
--Amy Rosenthal,
Director of Corporate Relations, Animal Humane Society


"Allen Anderson is a compassionate soul who helps audiences appreciate the vital and healing role that animals fill in our life’s journey. As a speaker he is a moving and concerned, bringing much needed hope to people’s lives."
--Deirdre Sinnott, author & speaker, New York


"As a speaker, Allen Anderson opens up a world of inspiration through amazing animal stories, creating a big shift for the listener about the true purpose of animals in our lives. Totally engaging and life affirming."
--Barbara Buckner, new media producer and project manager for Fortune 1000 companies


"Allen Anderson writes about and speaks to the very heart of the divine gifts animals are and bring into our lives.  No greater joys have I witnessed in nearly 30 years of nursing than the face of a patient when hospital and nursing home volunteers brought in pets to visit the patients.  Allen brings the healing power of animals through his storytelling with great wisdom, clarity, and love."
--Arlene Forbes, registered nurse, geriatrics


"Allen Anderson is an entertaining, excellent speaker for any size group. He's wonderful in front of an audience."
--Jose Sanmartin, client services coordinator, IPC-PPSS


"It was delightful to have you at Menorah Plaza presenting motivational stories about animals and their amazing powers. Your stories stimulated wonderful conversations and memories. This is a wonderful project and a great service to the community. My tenants are still talking about it. I highly recommend this presentation for any senior facility or program. I feel it is appropriate for any age audience."
--Helen Gurevich, director of programs, Menorah Plaza, Menorah West


"Allen and Linda Anderson have a special gift of communication whether it’s with the numerous audiences they address each year or the animals they nurture and rescue. Their compassion and assistance for the rescued and the needy as well as the healthy and well-cared for is an inspiring model. Their messages of healing and hope shine through everything they do and have left a lasting impression on me. I recommend them, without hesitation, as knowledgeable and inspirational public speakers and writers."
--Jo Gilbertson, formerly community relations manager for Barnes & Noble; now, group sales & audience development coordinator, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Allen Anderson
Speaker • Author • Consultant


Call 952-925-3309 or e-mail for more details or to book presentations.

Sampling of comments from a recent talk given at the Minnesota Association Veterinary Technicians (MAVT) regional conference:

“Incredibly moving, emotional, and motivating!  It is a must for all my colleagues.”
--Heidi Willcocks, CVT, Stacy, Minnesota

“Touching stories and filled with meaning!”
--Amy, CVT, Bloomington, Minnesota

“Your presentation showed that the human/animal bond is unbreakable.”
--Janet Savage, CVT, Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Very inspirational and motivating.”
--Misty Messman, CVT, Hudson, Wisconsin

“Eye opening! I learned things most people do not realized happened.  A lot to thing about.”
--Amy, CVT, Prior Lake, Minnesota

“Great Information! Made me cry in a good way!”
--Tiffany Bates, CVT, Brule, Wisconsin

“Very interesting! Prior to your presentation, I was unaware of all the things that went on in New Orleans.  Very very good!”
--Jodi, CVT, Courtland, Minnesota

“I loved your presentation! Very inspiring! It reminds me why I got into this field.”
--Megan Wahlund, CVT, Burnsville, Minnesota

“Wonderful presentation. Very informative and was good to hear.”
--Jennifer Tracy, CVT, Byron, Minnesota

“Anyone who loves animals should go to this presentation. Loved the images and stories.”
--Marcie Meierhofer, CVT, Woodburg, Minnesota

“Very moving and informative.”
--Laura Ledo, St. Paul, Minnesota

“I especially liked the pictures and movies that were part of your presentation.  The stories and examples were very touching.”
--Melissa, CVT, Roseville, Minnesota

“Informative, engaging, and inspiring!”
--Holly, CVT, Long Lake, Minnesota

“A few tears slipped by.  Wonderful and inspiring!”
--Laura Brevig, Student MSB, Rochester, Minnesota

"Incourages you to teach others and the value of helping animals."
--Crystal Neitzel, student, Arcadia, Wisconsin

"Informative and moving!"
--Debi, AHT, Chaska, Minnesota