Edge Leadership Testimonials:
Real Clients, Real Voices
Wisdom: the nexus of talent, expertise, and experience...
"Coach Kitchen and I worked together at UNLV and what impressed me the most about him was that even though I still considered myself a "young" coach during these times I always assumed that David and I were in the same peer group/from the same era. I soon found out that Coach Kitchen was much younger than me and had in fact been recruited and coached by a former colleague of mine who is in my same age group. In my experience, when this phenomenon has occured this is almost always indicative of a person who is "wise beyond their years"; not because I or they "have it all figured out" but because there are just certain things that only time can teach. It is this wisdom: the nexus of talent, expertise, and experience that Coach Kitchen's players are drawn to even more so than the cutting edge elite content that he consistently strives to provide. That being said, there is no doubt that David has committed himself to being a life-long learner and has developed the growth mindset necessary to teach and lead others while helping them achieve mastery in whatever their pursuit."
- Travis Burkett, Head Football Coach, College of the Sequoias
It was never about training for football...
"I didn't know what to expect when I first met Coach Kitch, but he set the tone immediately. It was never about training for football, it was about building leaders of men. It was about buying in to a philosophy. A philosophy that stressed taking care of the little things. Most of all, his passion showed me the importance of being a leader at all times. Not just when I am comfortable or when it suited me, but when I was tired or uncomfortable as well."
-Danial Shelton, Captain/2x All-American, Football, Susquehanna University
I was able to hold myself to the fire...
"The Chestnut Hill Men's Basketball team can't thank Edge Leadership Academy and specifically Coach Kitch enough. In taking over a program, our culture, and the way we attacked everyday was a concern of mine. As a head coach my goal was to help build something our guys would be proud to say they're a part of. What better way is there to do that, than allow them to paint the picture themselves?
Edge Leadership Academy allowed our guys to set the parameter and standards to which they would be held accountable. It allowed everyone to have a say. More importantly, it allowed each individual to reflect, look in the mirror and evaluate how their everyday actions affect our team. Our guys were able to acknowledge how each one of them can lead us to achieve our team goals, in their own way. The next step is turning words to action because we all know talk is cheap. Edge leadership academy provided our staff with tangible evidence to show guys when their actions don't match their words. A wise man once said, "there's only two reasons someone doesn't do something. They either didn't know, or they didn't care enough." Edge leadership has allowed us to identify who doesn't care enough.
As the leader of this basketball program, working with Kitch and Edge Leadership Academy allowed me two luxuries. One, I got to know everyone on our team better. Not as basketball players, but as young men. Two, I was able to hold myself to the fire, evaluate my weaknesses as a leader and figure out ways to improve.
All in all, working with Kitch and Edge Leadership was an awesome experience for the Chestnut Hill Men's Basketball team, and I would recommend it to anyone. " - JJ Butler Chestnut Hill College Head Men's Basketball Coach
David was more than that...
"David worked with our field hockey program at Bloomsburg University as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. However, David was more than that, his work ethic, dedication, and leadership skills aspired a young group of collegiate female athletes to reach for their goals, get out of their comfort zones, aspire to do more and give more, and to always dream big."
- Nicole Hartranft, Head Field Hockey Coach, Bloomsburg University
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