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Johnny Holland -  Bless Ministries

Coach David Verdu is one of those unusual people who has become who he is by submitting to his opportunities with eagerness and purpose.  Give him a few minutes and he will make a difference in your organization or your school.  His events are life changing in ways that will empower you to rise above your circumstances as he moves you into greater levels of personal worth.  His presentations are filled with excitement, laughter and blasts of unexpected shifts that keeps you moving toward understanding yourself in a deeper way.  Verdu coaches you through each events so you can become liberate to make changes that truly matter.

Ms. McCarley's

Westside Elementary

First Grade Class

“I Loved seeing Coach. I learned what it means to Stand Up and Stand Out.”

–JP 6yrs old.

“It was so much fun. I liked doing the chicken dance.”

-JM 7yrs old

“I liked when all the different characters would show up.”

-ZM 6yrs old

“I learned how to use kind words. Your words are like water, you can’t get them back.”

-AY 6yrs old.

“I learned to think before you speak.”

-RP 6yrs old

“The ‘Stand Up! Stand Out! Program’ was fun. Coach talked about how to be nice to other people. I also liked bouncing the ball all around.”

-CS 6yrs old.

Alisa Green -

4th Grade Teacher

I like the idea of having it as a regular program in the classroom and using the acronym T.H.I.N.K. as a school-wide language for addressing behavior.  The students thought it was fun.


Nicole Fairchild -Jasper School Dist 

Way Beyond Measure came to our school district and made a tremendous impact on our 3 campuses.

Staff members said, “That was a 10 star assembly.”  “That assembly was great!!!”  “Our kids really needed that.” 

Our students said, “Thank you so much for bringing them here, I needed to hear that today.”  “That was emotional and intense, so amazing!” 

We even had a middle school student tell their parent, “There was laughter, there were tears, it was awesome!” 

It has been 2 weeks since the assembly and I just heard an elementary student say, “SUSO!  Stand Up! Stand Out!” It truly made a lasting impression on our student body and we are so thankful for Way Beyond Measure.  They give their all as they communicate with students in memorable and relevant ways.  Highly recommended!

Dee Bailey - Westside High School

Coach Verdu works with our students at Rockin' Rebels, our after school program, and also has spoke at our Fields of Faith gathering.  We absolutely love having him come.  He connects with the kids in a very needed and very unique way.  The energy he brings is out of this world and his life experiences help him relate to young people. His organization is one of a kind, and our kids talk about him for weeks after any event he's ever done for us. Way Beyond Measure is not JUST an organization; they are individuals on a mission to help hurting people, children and adults alike, and their passion for what they do shows! 

Chelsea Golden - Kindergarten Teacher 

The kids loved it and really responded to Coach Verdu. It seems like a great program to teach kindness and bullying prevention! 

John Gibson -

5th Grade Teacher

The Way Beyond Measure Program was very beneficial for our elementary students and certainly well worth the time and effort put into bringing it to campus.

-- The students were very engaged throughout the presentation. It wasn't too short and wasn't too long. Coach Verdu had their attention throughout the entire 30-minute session.

-- The students participated in the discussions, and they enjoyed his fun and animated antics. The presentation had a great balance of fun and seriousness, and I thought his message really impacted our students.

-- It was very clear that Coach Verdu has a passion and calling for what he does and a genuine interest in the well-being of all kids. You can't fake that.

-- I sat in a session with my first class of fifth-grade Social Studies, and I know they soaked in everything Coach Verdu had to say and the meaning behind it. I asked my second class about their presentation, and it was amazing to listen to all of the things they recalled and their vivid recollections of the presentations -- not just the funny antics but the overall "THINK" message as well. 

Love the Lewis Family

This is my daughter Desiree Lewis, she is 16 at Paris High School, she is being bullied. They call her a bleep bleep, and etc.

She had no desire to finish high school. She told me every day she wishes she were dead.

Well, that was until she saw your assembly!  Coach, I want to thank you for saving my little girl’s life. She has a new HOPE on LIFE and she is leading and growing in the SUSO leadership program.  Your program is working, and it impacted Desiree’s life forever.  Thank you for all you do.  We will never be able to repay you.

Leslie Romanski Kingbaum

CASA Coordinator

Coach is amazing! His lessons are powerful!  He is very energetic and very passionate about his work!
Highly recommend! !!!

Thank you soooooo much! Very informative and an awesome presentation! Very empowering!

Principal Mooney

Coach David Verdu recently presented a "Stand Up, Stand Out" assembly at Sabin Middle School in Colorado Springs School District 11. David's message was focused on individuality. It was uplifting for our students and his delivery was informative and entertaining! The students were positively engaged and tuned in during the entire program and they gave positive feedback about the SUSO program.
Coach Verdu truly made a positive impact in our students body from his presentation. He is a dynamic, entertaining, professional, and an energetic speaker. His presentations are fast-paced, using amazing graphics and video excerpts, as well as, having students participate in the assemblies. He is very approachable and easy to work with, and his sense of humor creates an honesty and ease for students to relate to him.

Ashley Young-

1st grade teacher 

My students and I all enjoyed it and I think it can be very beneficial to the students to change their way of thinking.  In order for it to make a difference, I think we will all need to be on board and just remind students of what each of the letters stand for and hold them accountable.  The high energy of the presentation was exactly enough to keep my kids attention but they were still learning as they were having fun


Chappy Watties

Middle School Teacher

I have had the honor of hosting several Middle School Assembly presentations by Mr. Coach David Verdu from Way Beyond Measure.  Each time, he  brought a very uplifting message that has engaged our students, as well as, challenged them.  The student laughter, mixed with a very powerful messages, are just a few of the reasons why we will host him at our school at least twice every year. 

If you have an opportunity to have this team at your school, I highly recommend them.  They bring a very powerful, dynamic program that empowers students to be themselves. Our student body and staff gets very excited when they know Way Beyond Measure is coming to present.

Don't miss the opportunity for your students to receive the invaluable lessons offered by Way Beyond Measure.  I found them to be easy to work with and very flexible with their allotted speaking times.  Get them on your schedule, then buckle up and enjoy as they take you on a journey of twist and turns.  Your school will not forget this excellent and encouraging program. 

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Karen Gibson - Superintendent 

Magazine Schools

It was great to have you on our campus for the two days of classroom visits. The Stand Up, Stand Out, "THINK" program had a powerful impact on students and staff. We can't wait to have you back on our campus for another program! 


From a student:

-   Abby Crandall- student

I learned that it's better to be different than to try to define yourself by what other people want yo to be like. Coach Verdu said to stand up and stand out and stand up for yourself and stand up for other people

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