“Gail McWilliams will knock your socks off!”
–Governer Rick Perry, Texas
“Gail is a wonderful public speaker, truly at ease with an audience, she has an amazing ability to make you feel as if you’ve known her forever.”
–Sandy Heilman, LaQuinta
“Gail is very effective and she hit the nail right on the head.”
–Dr. Everett Piper, Oklahoma Wesleyan University
“What a healthy, healing, breath of fresh air Gail is.”
–James Robison, Life Today
“Your presentation style, your message, and your heart for people are needed in corporate America! From listening to your presentations, any group will be assured of receiving a message that is well prepared, well delivered and well received.”
–Bryan Flanagan, Ziglar Training Systems
Our staff was tremendously encouraged and very impressed… Her message is clear, profound and so understandable… I was personally encouraged…
–Zig Ziglar, Ziglar Training Systems
Gail McWilliams has been a blessing to the Ziglar organization for several years. We fell in love with her the very first time she spoke for us as she opened her heart and her life story with total abandon and transparent honesty. Subsequent presentations she’s made for Ziglar have highlighted her extraordinary talent for touching hearts and lives with her messages. Gail appeared in two Ziglar 2.0 webcasts in 2011; response from our subscribers was excellent, and we look forward to additional messages of hope, inspiration and courage she might share in future webcasts. She shows equal uniqueness in her ability to put on paper what comes straight from her heart. We could not recommend Gail McWilliams any more highly as someone who can relate to people at any level of society. She’s a truly amazing woman with a heart to share her story as well as her faith in Christ.
Having Mrs. McWilliams share her story and nuggets of wisdom is truly priceless. Gail engaged us in a “talk with you and not at you” leadership mode.
–Rodney K. Marshall, T & E Investments
Gail told her story and once she finished we all realized that we could always take a negative and turn it into a positive…If you are looking for an intelligent, entertaining and motivational story, I highly recommend letting Gail tell hers.
–Joe Haggar, Haggar Clothing Company
Her love and devotion to family, ability to inspire and teach others and to appreciate each day as a gift makes her an excellent candidate for motivational speaking. Gail can touch heartstrings and tear ducts while keeping her audience riveted to her every word.
–Hugh Bray, United Way Committee, Customer Service/Customer Relations Representative, Haggar Clothing Company
Gail’s testimony is off the charts.
–Lou Engle, Founder, The Call
Gail’s presentation was infused with down-to-earth engaging humor that will resonate with parents everywhere. She lifted my spirit and focused my eyes to glimpse a vision of the bigger story of what God can accomplish when we cooperate with His purposes.
–Betsy Powell, Manager of Sanctity of Human Life, Focus on the Family
My kids were on the edge of their seats. What a beautiful spirit! The message was upbeat and positive. It was a message that could be applied to anyone of life’s many challenges…Gail is the kind of speaker who will get you laughing, and then in the next sentence deliver a golden nugget that could change your life…Gail is truly an over-comer that delivers an uplifting message jam-packed with inspiration and hope for the future. Ask her why she carries her car keys.
–Brian Cusack, Director of Development, Right to Life of Michigan
Gail McWilliams is the answer for anyone desiring to motivate, encourage or instill hope in a people. We all need the vision that Gail McWilliams possesses.
–Pastor Curt Krohn, Faith Bible Church, DeSoto, Texas
I don’t believe you can possible know how many lives you touched in your short time in Indiana. God is being glorified in your lives in an amazing way – unlike anyone I’ve ever known. We will be praying for God to continue to bless and increase your ministry abundantly.
–Sherry Young, Director Johnson County Indiana CPC
It is with delight that I whole heartedly recommend Gail McWilliams to you for your next event. Gail, and her husband Tony, served as our Masters of Ceremony for our annual fundraising Gala. The Governor of our state of Texas served as our keynote speaker. While I knew the Governor’s name recognition would bring many to our event, I knew that all would leave remembering Gail’s words and the McWilliams family’s story. And, of course, the comments following our event have been ones raving about Gail! …Gail is not only a gifted communicator, but her love for life and desire to honor God in all she does shines through the countenance on her face and the words that she chooses. She caused the audience to feel privileged to partner with our organization and helped them to understand the urgency of the need for their involvement. We had many who attended our event that had never been exposed to our organization before. This generally means a minimal donation, if any. Over half of our gifts that evening came from new donors, proving that Gail helped the audience understand the importance of their participation.
–Carolyn Cline, Executive Director, Downtown Pregnancy Center, Dallas, Texas
What an absolute pleasure to recommend Gail McWilliams as one of the best Banquet speakers we have had in the last 16 years! Gail was so easy to work with; she is an example of God’s servant more interested in others than self. She embodies John 10:10 in my opinion – a life giver through and through. And here’s the real test: Can your speaker carry the event largely by herself if you were to get sick or not be able to attend? The answer is an unequivocal yes! (It) happened to me, and we still had one of the best Banquets ever. She will be a tremendous blessing for you. I encourage you to consider Gail when you are planning your next fund-raising event. Oh, she has a great family too!
–John Tabor, Executive Director, The Crisis Pregnancy Centers, Tucson, Arizona
Gail and Tony McWilliams were a joy to work with from start to finish. Gail speaks the truth in love and brought life and encouragement to those who attended our banquet. She has a wonderful outlook on life and passes that along with humor and encouraging words. I had several guests come up and personally thank me for bringing Gail to Missoula. They were each personally encouraged in different ways through Gail’s message. All of us at Life Net were blessed to host them at our Hope and a Future Banquet and highly recommend both of them.
–Cathy Jo Finch, Executive Director, Life Net of Missoula, Montana
We have been holding a major annual fundraising event for many years, and I’ve been working with various keynote speakers for the seven years I’ve been serving as Executive Director. Obviously, we’ve had many powerful and entertaining speakers, but I don’t think we’ve had anyone but Gail McWilliams who generated as much dialogue. Our guests are still talking about the main take-away point, “I’m not stuck; I’ve been positioned by God.”
I’m positive the 14 people who have contacted us about volunteering since our Annual Fall Gala did so because of Gail’s challenge to become involved. I can’t say enough about how clearly Gail understands the needs and ministry of a pregnancy resource center and is able to communicate the mission to preserve and protect life to event guests in such a way that they respond at the event and after.
I recommend Gail as an effective, enthusiastic speaker for a pregnancy resource center fundraising event. In addition, we all know how stressed and exhausted we are the days before and right after a major event. Having Gail and her husband, Tony with us decreased rather than increased my stress. They are a delightful, upbeat, positive, encouraging couple, and are not at all demanding. They worked with me—not against me—to ensure our event would be a success.
I’d be happy to speak with anyone regarding my experience with Gail McWilliams.
–Lisa J. Stiefken, Executive Director, San Bernardino Pregnancy Resource Center, California
I first met Gail McWilliams at a Care Net conference and immediately knew she was a gifted woman with a strong mission. As Executive Director of the Hill Country Pregnancy Center I am always searching for a motivating speaker who gives a message of hope while dealing with the difficult topic of abortion. After hearing Gail speak I requested that she visit my hometown of Boerne, Texas and share her unique story…Through Gail’s testimony at our Annual Fundraising Gala many were encouraged to see beyond their circumstance and trust God. Her joy was contagious! She was able to energize 440 people and challenge them to take a closer look at life and realize that each life is precious. She was also a valuable asset in asking for donations. The proceeds from this event were one of the best in our 22 year history…I do not hesitate to recommend Speaker and Author Gail McWilliams to any group who wants to raise the bar for their next event. I have every confidence that with God’s guidance she will deliver all and more than you can imagine.
–Lee Ann Jackson , Executive Director, Hill Country Pregnancy Resource Center, Boerne, Texas
As Director of Training, I speak with many pregnancy center directors each week, many of whom are in need of a banquet speaker. Additionally, as we train pregnancy centers and maternity homes in how to conduct successful fundraising banquets our trainers make recommendations on speakers. We are happy to be able to add your name to this list and to let people know of your testimony.
–Lisa Holub, Director of Training, Life Steward Ministries, Knoxville, Tennessee
If you want to do something completely different, move your audience and challenge your constituency, we highly recommend that you consider Gail for your next event.
–Angie Hammond, Director Duncanville, Texas CPC
I first heard Gail McWilliams speak at Care Net’s National Conference in September of 2007. I am so very thankful that I was in the audience when Gail shared her testimony. It is my privilege and joy to tell you that you will be immensely blessed by Gail’s presence and her story of God’s hand in her life. We sat in awe at the testimony Gail shared of God’s loving care for her and His faithfulness to her family. What a sacrifice Gail made for her children and what a story of the importance of human life, but the best part of Gail’s story is the finger that she points to the cross and the glory she gives to God. We were so encouraged by Gail’s dynamic, uplifting, determined spirit. She is an excellent public speaker.
–Katie Traylor, CareNet, Birmingham, Alabama
(Our) fundraising banquet of the Arlington Pregnancy Centers entitled Crowns of Life was anointed by the presence of Gail McWilliams and her family. Gail not only communicated life with her message, she exemplified the depths to which we should go to maintain it. With the accompaniment of her children surrounding her, she demonstrated the true gift of life. People responded to the event with generosity and joy…some of them finally “getting it” through her portrayal of the importance of life to the Heavenly Father through her sacrifice to preserve life at an extraordinary personal cost. Some banquets are not emotional enough…some are too emotional…this banquet was touching enough to tug at the heart strings and practical enough to encourage monthly commitments. We were uplifted by the message, encouraged to continue the race, enlightened through the humor and overjoyed by the music. The night was one that will live on in the chronicles of the best banquets of Arlington Pregnancy Center.
–Becky Hyde, Executive Director Arlington Pregnancy Center, Arlington, Texas
Gail McWilliams is one of the most captivating speakers I have ever heard. I was truly moved by her testimony at the Care Net conference this year. I have been reminded by the Lord through Gail to see beyond my life and circumstances into what He sees. We loved Gail so much that we used her DVD story to appeal to our donors! I would recommend her to speak to any group, and I would go to hear her speak again and again. I thank God for using her to move my heart, but mostly I thank God for using her to help save lives!
–Kay Sanford, Care Net, Donor Relations, Birmingham, Alabama
We were so blessed to have Gail McWilliams speak at our 25th Annual Fundraising Banquet this year. The day before our event, Gail made a personal visit to tour our pregnancy center and met the staff. This personal attention had never been given to our center before by a keynote speaker. The visit broadened her awareness of the work we do and our vision as she shared on the evening of the banquet…Gail’s personal testimony touched the hearts of our guests with her enthusiasm and passion for life. Her humor and touching stories concerning the daily challenges she faces inspired our audience. Our goal for the banquet was $31,000. We raised $37,000! Gail encouraged the guests in making a generous one-time donation that evening as well as challenging them on the value of committing to a monthly pledge. Some of our guests made the following comments: “It will be hard to top Gail at the next banquet. She was truly a gift!” “I thought the speaker was excellent! It tied in great with the mission of the center.” “Gail was inspirational!” It was an absolute delight and honor to have Gail speak at our banquet. Our guests responded to her with a standing ovation. We highly recommend her.
–Jean P. Mims, Executive Director, Community Pregnancy Center, Mooresville, North Carolina
Gail McWilliams spoke at our Banquet and our people loved her! Her sense of humor, positive outlook, and speaking ability endeared her to everyone in the audience. It was fun for me to hear people laughing throughout her presentation. Gail’s walk with the Lord, love for Him, and for our ministry shone through. I was amazed that even though she couldn’t see a clock, she timed her talk to the minute. Financially, the banquet was more successful than the year before, even with slightly fewer people and a 2nd year of economic recession. The DVD of her life and family is key to setting up her story; be sure to include it in your program. She has my highest recommendation.
–Aimee Huber, Executive Director, First Choice Women’s Resource Centers, New Jersey
I recently had Gail McWilliams as the keynote speaker for our Iowa Women’s Ministries conference. She has an infectious personality that brings encouragement and fresh insight to the world around you. She captures your attention right away with her upbeat, energetic persona. Several of the women that attended the conference recall her ability to communicate her life lessons in an unforgettable way. “For someone who had lost her own vision, she showed me how to see!” “If anyone had something to grumble about it’s Gail, but she was infectious!” “She is an amazing speaker who gave me vision I did not have before.” Gail is a dynamic speaker with an amazing life story of God’s faithfulness.
–Paula Oberbeck, Iowa Women’s Ministries Director
Gail McWilliams was the keynote speaker for our North Texas District Women’s Ministry Retreat, 2011, themed, “It’s a Fight!” Gail worked so well with our theme, engaging the women almost immediately. She challenged the women to a transformed perspective and to realize that “they are not stuck, they are positioned.” She navigated each session to a closing that involved the women in ministry one to another, each time challenging the women to “more.”
After each speaking event Gail made herself available to many women who wanted to talk with her personally, signed books and prayed for those with needs.
We were fortunate to have some of Gail’s daughters with us, as well. We were so very impressed with Gail’s girls as both Gail and her girls are comfortable in their demeanor and genuine in their faith. Gail’s positive talk is not just talk. She lives it and so does her family.
It is with great ease and confidence that I highly recommend Gail McWilliams for your next speaking event.
–Regina Johnston, Women’s Ministries Director, Dallas, Texas
(Gail’s) story of hope, courage and faith in God in the midst of her circumstances is truly inspiring. Every woman who attended was encouraged to keep moving forward in faith despite what they might be facing in their lives. Gail shares with depth and passion from the Word of God…Gail is not just a very special speaker, she is a very special person. I had the wonderful opportunity to share several meals, stories and laughs with her while she was with us. I would highly recommend her ministy…and am personally looking forward to having her again.
–Katie Sacrisite, Leading Ladies Director, Laredo, Texas
I would highly recommend Gail to minister to any group or congregation that is willing to be challenged in the area of faith. She is an excellent communicator and a genuine person of faith with a true passion for the Lord and His gospel message going forth. I was very glad that I had the honor of having her in my church and have opened my pulpit for her to minister again at any time.
–Pastor Oscar Sacrisite, Loredo First Assembly, Laredo, Texas
The Bible has clear direction on one way he wants the younger women to learn how to run their households. Gail McWilliams puts these verses into action as she is a wonderful example, mentor, teacher, and leader for women of all ages. Today’s women want to have peaceful homes, happy husbands and healthy children, yet many do not know how to achieve this goal. She provides practical teaching on these areas and many more. Her delivery is real, interesting, and useful. As you experience this family, you leave not only admiring them but with tools you can incorporate into your life. Her gift of encouraging others shines through her presentation and will be beneficial for all ages and stages.
–Stacia Haney, MOPS Coordinator, McKinney, Texas
(Gail’s) contagious gift of faith and hope inspires people everywhere to believe. She encourages her listeners to seize the day – a powerful statement coming from someone who lives with her own personal challenge. Gail is wonderful to work with in planning an event. She is both professional and personal. Gail cares abou the people she addresses and spends personal time with the attendees following an event. Our women felt lifted in spirit by Gail’s encouraging message. We had over 720 women in attendance and all we have heard are positive comments.
–Wendy Thayer, Women’s Pastor, Everett, Washington
Gail McWilliams shares a powerful message of faith, love and hope which connects with all who hear her. This incredible woman recently spoke at Prestonwood and our people are still talking about the influence of her words. I was personally encouraged and rejoice in the grace and goodness of God demonstrated so vividly in Gail’s life. Not only that, but her kindness represented the Lord to our staff who worked with Gail and therefore she will always be welcomed at our church. May God continue to advance the Kingdom through this remarkable woman.
–Pastor Jack Graham, Prestonwood Baptist, Plano, Texas
What a healthy, healing, breath of fresh air Gail is.
–James Robison, Life Today
I highly recommend the ministry of Gail McWilliams and feel confident that you and your church family would be blessed and encouraged by her testimony.
–Pastor Sam Riffkofel, Grand Rapids First, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Calvary Church was honored to have Gail McWilliams speak to our congregation. Her message, however, was not for women alone but was challenging and uplifting for all. Her message is inspirational and transformational as she uses her gifts to teach and encourage all who face challenges and are wondering how to move forward from here. Her sense of humor blends well with her objective to encourage her audience to believe there is hope and joy in serving God no matter what our circumstances. Gail and her family blessed Calvary Church immensely and I would refer and recommend her to anyone interested in her ministry.
–Pastor Randal Ross, Calvary Church, Naperville, Illinois
Tony and Gail are extraordinary communicators. They are anointed and exude confidence in Christ, strength in His name, and determination that is easy for audience members to feed off of, and yet at the same time, they are warm, approachable, and down to earth. They are the perfect blend of speaker, one who speaks God’s truth with boldness and connects with people by using personal stories, sensitivity, and lighthearted humor.
–Pastor Dan Mundt, Faith Outreach Center, Rochester, Indiana
I was impressed with how you were able to connect to all age groups (and) was also impressed with the response of our young people who stood in line waiting to speak to you and get you to autograph your book for them. Many of our people commented on how wonderful and humorous you were and how your story charged your faith. I know that your message has left an indelible mark upon the hearts of all who heard it.
–Pastor Gilbert Silva, House of Praise International Church, Lorain, Ohio
We have known Tony and Gail for many years. They have ministered in our church numerous times, and each time has been a wonderful experience…Our people always come away having received from God just what they needed.
–Rick Hufton, Senior Pastor, Faith Family Church, Shiloh, Illinois
They communicate a fresh vision, a clear calling, and a definite purpose in every area of their ministry. They convey the joy that there is in serving the Lord and testify of how they see this mighty hand at work each day of their lives. Expect to be blessed and challenged by the ministry of this dedicated family.
–Dave Dolan, Senior Pastor, New Life Tabernacle, Sullivan, Illinois
Mrs. McWilliams was very informative, inspiring and was exactly who we needed to hear…it was refreshing to hear true business leadership principles and the impact we all have on ourselves, our family, our work environment and the marketplace. Gail’s personal story was motivating to us and helped us understand what we do today is for a much larger purpose than any challenge we may currently be facing.
–Tim Roberts, President/CEO, T & E Investments, LLC, Midlothian, Texas
As an administrator for a large non-profit, I evaluate Ms. McWilliams from an outcome perspective. The components and abilities she demonstrates in the use of pertinent content is uplifting, challenging and vision based for audience impact. Through her passionate presentation relating to purpose, hope and leadership, she elicits commitment from her audience to excel, achieve and broaden their horizons.
–D. Steven J. Vandepoel, V.P. Human Resources, Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind
The McWilliams family, I believe, will continue to make a great impact here in America as they share their experience and their witness through the many open doors afforded them.
–Mrs. Freda Lindsay, Founder Christ For The Nations Institute, Dallas, Texas
I can tell you that many girls (students) were moved by what you shared. We had testimony time on Sunday morning, and the overall theme was that girls not only felt like it was a “GOD-filled” weekend, but that they realized that it is their calling to make every day be like that. Just about every girl delivered two hugs to me at the end – one for me and then another with a thanks for having you come. Thank you for being an inspiration and encourager in my walk.
–Deb Warner, Eta Iota Sigma Sorority Conference Coordinator, Texas Christian University and Southern Methodist University.
It was a joy to have Gail McWilliams with us at our recent Fundraising Banquet. Guests are still talking about Gail’s message, the way she did her homework on our area, the manner in which she tied everything into our theme, how personable she was and how inspired they were by her story. It was a great evening. Giving went over our goal . . . a first for us. It was an inspirational evening and Gail was a big part of the success of this year’s Banquet!
–Cathy Griffith, Executive Director, Southern Ohio Pregnancy Center, Hillsboro, OH
In September of 2012 I had the pleasure of meeting Gail McWilliams for the first time. I had viewed her website, read her book and watched her promo materials. Although her advertising is well done, meeting her in person and having the privilege of hearing her speak far exceeded even my highest expectations…During Gail’s four sessions with my conference attendees I observed an excitement and attentiveness that is rare in audiences. Gail seemed to see into the hearts of the listeners and speak to the group in a uniquely personal way. As someone who has many responsibilities helping to oversee conferences, I realized I was unaware of my duties for an hour and focused completely on the encouragement and the challenges Gail graciously and humorously offered…Not only was Gail a riveting and inspirational speaker but working with her was a pleasure. She was accessible to the audience and spent time personally greeting those who were eager to meet her. She willingly flexed when flexibility was necessary and she was boundlessly energetic even after meeting the tiring demands of four speaking sessions in just over 48 hours…I have worked with many speakers and know the risks one takes in booking someone new. It is with the utmost confidence that I recommend Gail McWilliams to you. You will not be disappointed! In fact after hearing her, you very well may be more encouraged and uplifted than you have ever been in your life.
–Becky Dickinson, Women’s Ministries Director, New Mexico Women in Ministry Network, Albuquerque, NM