Archives: Testimonials

15 May 2020

Tim Rhode

“Jeff Coats turned his life around. His life could have been a warning to others, instead he has made himself a shining example of how your past does not equal your future.”

15 May 2020

David Osborn

“Res3t provides a comprehensive strategy that will allow you to win in your own life! It is more than a book, it’s a movement that shows how change is possible. It inspires, enlightens, and encourages by telling the life stories of people who have persevered and won.”

15 May 2020

Pat Hiban

“Life changing! Written by a man who has persevered and succeeded, and is, through this book, giving back to all of us by teaching us how to survive and thrive in our own lives!”

15 May 2020

Ron Helms

“Jeff Coats has produced a pragmatic guide to personal renewal and a springboard for others to pursue fulfillment and a purpose-driven life. Written in a style that is accessible and whose ideas are intellectually grounded in facts and personal history, this book provides a wonderful range of insights and guidelines that, if taken to heart, just might alter the trajectory of your life. That alone makes it a book worth reading. The fact that it is written by this author, whose life is a testimony to the capacity for human resilience, self-empowerment, and renewal, makes it a worthy investment. Read it and think and learn. If you are considering making changes in your life, you won’t regret having made the investment.”

15 May 2020

Robert Shemin

“Do you have challenges in your life right now? Problems and worries in your business? Do you sometimes limit yourself? If you answered yes to any of these or know someone who has these challenges, then you and they MUST read Res3t! You will be inspired, awed and motivated to overcome anything in life or business! Jeff Coats’s true story and tools for overcoming anything is more interesting than any crazy story or movie; it is all true and amazing! This book is useful, helpful, entertaining, scary, sad and triumphant! You can overcome anything… Jeff Coats has and shows you how to do it. My one-word review of Res3t is ‘WOW!’ My two-word review is READ IT!”

15 May 2020

Graham Hnedak

Jeff has the ability to keep it raw and real. His delivery reflects a deep-rooted passion from the heart that keeps the listener tuned in (if not on the edge of a seat). From heartbreak to triumph, and then to struggle to success, Jeff is able to take 17 years of a hard-learned personal lesson and apply it to making the best of life and the situation at hand.

His delivery often can be just shy of tear-filled – in recognition of the pain of the past – only to be followed by a heartwarming smile from someone who realizes the value of all that is good and possible in life. In short, he allows his vulnerability to surface in order to engage his audience.

To hear Jeff speak is a gift – and a reminder that a life repurposed can be both fascinating and rewarding.

You won’t forget his story – or the strong man behind it.

15 May 2020

Deborah Hawley, M.A.

I first introduced Jeff as a speaker at Western Washington University in Northwest WA, where he gave an unforgettable presentation to a large group of students who were criminal justice majors. Jeff received a standing ovation. One year later, he returned to give a second presentation and received another standing ovation. I recently had the privilege of having Jeff speak to my support group that I have facilitated for the past ten years. The group is for those with incarcerated loved ones. The women were quite literally on the edge of their seats As Jeff spoke. They had tissues for their tears that rolled down their cheeks as they listened to Jeff tell his life story.

When Jeff speaks, no matter how big or small the group, people are captivated and drawn to his powerful message.

15 May 2020

Hal Elrod

“If you’re stuck in life and ready to make a change in your job or your relationship, or deal with your addiction or anything else, you need to read this book!”

12 May 2020

Cullen Wallace

Jeff Coats is an amazing speaker. From the moment he opens his mouth to share his story, you are hooked. And you stay hooked for the entirety of his talk. He speaks from the heart, leaves nothing out and shares with a story of a young man who had every excuse to become a sad statistic. Instead, he is an amazing success story and an inspiration to anyone who listens to him. Jeff Coats is a unique person with a unique story. But his ability to openly share allows all to draw things from him that will help you change your mindset in order to change your life.

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