Letting the Past Inspire the Future
to groups of all ages, Terry uses his years of theatrical and
improvisational training at Northern Illinois Universtiy, The Second
City Training Center, and iO Theatre, to create unique, interactive
presentations that are humorous, informative and motivational.
Most recently, Terry has co authored Mistakes Happen: An Historical
Guide to Overcoming Adversity, and has been an occasional guest on the "WGN-TV Morning Show".
Through humor and storytelling, audience members will learn effective
leadership strategies, develop important everyday decision making
skills, and discover that even great leaders make mistakes! Terry will
work with you to customize a program that will speak to your audience
and help them to discover THEIR greatness!
Below is a list of the
available leadership programs.
During these uncertain times, we all find ourselves trying to overcome
some type of adversity. Who can we look to for guidance? Those who came
before us made mistakes., overcame adversity, and are now in the
history books as examples of how to persevere in spite of "perceived"
Speaker Terry Lynch has had the opportunity to research some of this
countries most famous leaders. Through his research, he has found that
not everything in the lives of our most prestigious Americans ran
"One Size Does Not Fit All"
A leadership program demonstrating that not every organization can buy "off the rack". You may need the:
diplomacy of Ben Franklin, guidance of Lewis & Clark,
determination of Theodore Roosevelt,
to tailor the leader that fits!
"We the People"
The ideas of a farmer, banker, lawyer, printer and silver smith helped
to form the foundation of our country. Every voice must be heard! Let
the past inspire your future!
One Size Does Not Fit All
We the People
- Benjamin Franklin
- George Washingtom
- Andrew Jackson
Did you know...
At 18, Ben Franklin was stranded in London without a penny to his name?
In George Washington's early military career, he was better known for the
battles he lost than the battles he won?
The most famous military battle in Teddy Roosevelt's life started by him going up the wrong hill?
Students will not only learn effective leadership strategies, but will develop important everyday decision-making skills.
“The Man Who Thought Outside the Box”
with a situation, it is not always best to attack it straight on. This
was one way Franklin became so successful! Look at life from a
different perspective, and you may see more than you ever thought
George Washington: Mount Vernon to Washington D.C.
“A Surveyor of Land to the Leader of a Nation”
“As the first of every thing, in our situation will serve to establish a precedent.” – George Washington
Washington is most commonly known as the first President of our
country. However, did you know this surveyor and gentleman farmer
a father to not only his wife's children and grandchildren, but to many
nieces and nephews as well? His commitment to his family was as
important to him as his commitment to his soldiers, and later, a
fledgling nation. Learn what brought Washington from a surveyor of land
to a leader of a nation!
Andrew Jackson, the Story of "Old Hickory"
“Our federal union, it must be preserved.” – Andrew Jackson
Commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 with Andrew Jackson,
seventh president, and voice of the "common man" as he tells the tales
of his 1812 wartime exploits, his disagreements with congress, and his
“Lead By Example.
“We have duties to others and duties to
ourselves, and we can shirk neither.”– Teddy Roosevelt Having
just completed his second term as president, Theodore Roosevelt
reflects back on his triumphs and failures, primarily on his White
Just let us know which program you prefer.
“It was a pure joy talking with someone who loves their work and does
such an outstanding job. I do hope I get another chance to see another
wonderful presentation. ” – District IV Director,Daughters of the American Revolution
“Terry's presentation as Ben Franklin on Constitution Day lent an uplifting dimension to a day
that is too often overlooked by students. Terry was willing to tailor
his program to our needs. It was as if we were in the presences of Ben
Franklin himself. Students asked to have their picture taken with him.
Terry was both historically accurate and amusing in his presentation.
He is a must see!"! - Office of Student Life, Berkshire Community College, Berkshire, MA
"Everyone that I talked to was extremely happy with the performance." - John Buckler, Masonic Lodge, Naperville, Illinois
“Ben Frankin was a great addition to our Constitution Day activities.
HFK Presents provided us a great opportunity to learn more about United
States history in a fun but meaningful way. Ben Franklin was
educational and entertaining, and we look forward tohis return to our
campus!" -Elgin Community College,Elgin, IL
“Just a special word of thanks for a spectacular presentation--so well
received by all. It made yet another Annual meeting of the Historical
Society of Des Plaines memorable. I'm not sure how we can ever top
this!” -Des Plaines Historical Society, Des Plaines, IL
“Everyone was pleased with the program. Several asked if there were
other programs offered, and if so, please have you back again.” -Thornton Historical Society, Thornton , IL
“I always know we have had a good presentation by the amount of members
who ask when we can have the presenter back! I had several members find
me immediately to offer such praise. We can't wait to schedule Terry
for next year!” -Will County Farm Bureau, Joliet , IL