PH: 800-844-1979

   
 
 

About The Ovation Company

 

We are The Ovation Company… Taking a stand on Bullying.

Stu Cabe’s Keynote presentation can be summed up in two words; “Be Nice”. No elaborate pillar structure, no “5 step program”, no acronyms or clever play on words. Just…Be Nice. The brilliance of his message lies in the simple, tangible way it can be applied and recalled. Stu’s ability to weave rich, vibrant and profound stories around his simple “be nice” concept is the sole reason his presentation has captivated hundreds of thousands of students nationwide. The measure of any good keynote is the “sticking power” it has in the wake of its delivery. It is not unusual for students to quote Stu’s message months and years after seeing it. We believe you will as well. All we need is your presence. No notes required.  

 

Stu is the CEO and founder of The Ovation Company based in Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho. Stu is a specialist in promoting improved school climate and cultivating positive interactions with all who share the school environment. Stu has been a professional presenter and trainer for over a decade and travels the country working with students and teachers alike to help build strong school communities and improve campus culture and climate. Stu is a national presenter for programs like Breaking Down the Walls with Learning for Living Corporation, LINK CREW/WEB and The Boom Boom Revolution through The Boomerang Project. Stu’s break out sessions will focus on anti-bullying programs Connecting the Dots and 4Word Momentum (Play Fair, Be Nice) under the umbrella of The Ovation Company.

 

Besides being an educator, Stu has been a professional actor for over 20 years. Stu met his wife 17 years ago while performing in a production of “7 Brides for 7 Brothers”. This promises to be an entertaining and informative keynote speech and breakout session. You will walk away with practical solutions to meet the needs of an ever-changing school environment.

 

 

This is poster on foam-board of a drawing of Stu, and was created by the fantastic students at Chinook MS after a visit from him. We are so honored that they are allowing us to showcase it here on our site. We at Ovation just love it, and it really SPEAKS to anyone who has heard Stu’s passion!  

 

 

Born into education as a third generation Washingtonian, Geoff McLachlan was destined to work with students. His mother is a kindergarten teacher and his father is a high school English teacher as well as track and cross country coach. With aunts, uncles, cousins and both sets of grandparents in education, Geoff had little choice in his search for a rewarding career.

 

After two years at North Idaho College, Geoff began working at a local high school as an educational assistant in the special education program. It was then that Geoff decided to embark on his journey as an educator. Geoff graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelors degree in Education and endorsements in K-8 general education and K-12 in Reading with a minor in special education. While attending college, Geoff was heavily involved in theatre, both on and off the stage, and also worked with the Coeur d’ Alene summer Theatre as the shop Forman and assistant Technical Director.

 

Since graduation from college in 2003, Geoff has had the opportunity to teach a broad spectrum of subjects and grade levels. He has taught Kindergarten, LAP/Title reading programs to 1-4th graders and Physical Education and woodworking as a shop teacher at Shaw middle school in Spokane, WA (and still has all his fingers and toes). With a proud Scottish heritage, a big red beard and an energy that is hard to equal, this self proclaimed goof ball finds that his strength and passion comes in working with Elementary and Middle school students. Geoff has a youthful approach to life coupled with an old world charm that makes speaking and teaching a good fit.

 

Some of Geoff's hobbies and interests include: avid karaoke singer, guitar player, martial artist, actor, fly fisherman, home remodeling enthusiast, dog trainer, hearty eater, brother, husband, son and friend too all. Geoff shares his life with his beautiful wife Danelle and his awesome K-9 Shamus. 

 

 
 

The Ovation Company
7507 Halleys Drive
Littleton, CO 80125
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Phone: 800-844-1979
Fax: 303-904-0401

 

OUR OFFICE STAFF

Sherilyn Barbee-Donner

 

Born in Minnesota, Sherilyn has dubbed Colorado her “home” since landing here in 1974. Sherilyn is our ‘behind the scenes’ office facilitator, and is here to make your life easier. Sherilyn was added to our team in 2009 to enable the front line folks the time to focus more on our goal of bringing our messages to a growing number of markets. Sherilyn lives in Littleton, CO with her husband Ed and two rescued K9 fur-babies Roxy and Bo.  

 

The Ovation Company
7507 Halleys Drive
Littleton, CO 80125
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Phone: 800-844-1979
Fax: 303-904-0401

“Thank you for the great presentation. I have been an Activities Director for going on 15 years at the High School and Middle School level. By far one of the best messages and presentations I have seen. I like your use of teachable moments during the assembly, especially with the students who laughed during the Jewish comments. They happened to be my students. They are all wonderful young people, who really didn't get it until you called them on it. The lesson moved on to my class where we talked about the incident more. That was the best discussion our class has had in awhile. ”
- Jeff Laiblin

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