Testimonials 

Nick Sarillo


Nick’s title could be Chief Story Teller! By being authentic and vulnerable, the stories and experiences he shares are truly inspiring and thought-provoking. Equally important, he backs up the stories with simple and actionable ways to move forward. The business owners and teams attending Aileron’s LIFT summit walked away with new ideas to evolve their culture, develop their people, and improve their leadership.

— Nicole Luisi, Aileron


[Nick] quickly connected with our leaders through his genuine and powerful storytelling style. Nick provided practical, relevant and thought-provoking tools. In addition, Nick shared with our leaders his proven methods to improve team retention, productivity and customer service. Most gratifying was to hear from a number of our leaders having implemented those tools within their teams.

— Cynthia Riehman, Director Leadership & Organizational Development, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago


Nick was great. I received nothing but positive comments from the attendees. He delivered exactly what I wanted.

— David Hancock, Director of Business Resources, Sysco Central Illinois


Nick was a great dynamic speaker; very relevant to our industry. Walking away from this with amazing ideas to bring back to my club. Thank you!

—  Scott E. Irwin, CCM, CCE, General Manager, Chief Operating Officer, Lancaster Country Club

Using Nick’s leadership tools, we transformed how we work together and communicate. Teamwork, collaboration, and little to no drama, have made us more efficient and the best part is that we are all having more fun than ever.

—  Mark Mitchell, Lifetime member of State Farm’s Presidents Club


Thank you again for speaking at the Stericycle Leadership Summit... You were anecdotally mentioned many times as one of the best sessions of the event! Everyone loved your shift feedback tool as well.

— Ashton Phillips-Adair, Communications Specialist & Coordinator, Stericycle


Nick was a pleasure to work with...It was refreshing to see his approach and how he as a business owner uses the material in his business every day; and, real life examples of how these cultural principles can effect change and success... Within 30 minutes of the close of our second day, I had employees utilizing and embracing the tools we had learned. I look forward to leading my team through the transformation this will have on our culture and our business.

— Ryan Doerr, General Manager, River Club of Mequon

Nick brought passion to a whole new level while telling his story at Summer Brand Camp. He delivered a unique and heart felt message that left the audience with actionable items to take back and implement at their own organizations. Attendees were touched and motivated by his story and talked about it for weeks after the event! Nick would be a great addition to any speaker line up.

— Sarah Atkinson, Director of Marketing, People Report & Black Box Intelligence


Nick did a wonderful job with the group. He was engaging, passionate, and direct.  People really walked away with great direction and validation.  Nick is a true Entrepreneur!  THANK YOU!

— Jarrod Lopiccolo, Executive Director, Inc. Business Owners Council


I appreciate your simple, yet profound, approach to human relations and business.

— Paul Martineau, Director, Employers Association of the North East (EANE)


What made Nick relate to our audience of family business owners so well was that he had “been there, done that.”  Add to that his genuine care and concern for his audience and his keynote was a complete home run. One CEO told me that after hearing Nick's presentation he realized more than getting his top leaders ready for succession, he needed to change the culture in his company. That was a huge for him! 

Betsi Bixby, President, Meridian Associates