Thank you for the incredible presentation you gave us at the remodeling show in Chicago!

- Attendee at 2013 Remodeling Show


I enjoyed your presentation so much. Yesterday was a challenging day, but your speech was the perfect message at the perfect moment that I needed to hear to realize that with every challenge comes an opportunity to overcome and shine.

- Attendee at TRC event


Your talk absolutely exceeded my expectations. It wasn't merely a home was a grand slam. A bases loaded, out of the ballpark, over the parking lot, across the freeway home run. Honestly, I think it was even more moving and inspiring hearing it for the second time. It gave me the chance to pick-up on several of the more subtle leadership messages that I missed 2 1/2 years ago.

After you left, several managers said the day could not have started off better. Additionally, you were quoted by every single person at least once. You had a profound impact on the group and I can't thank you enough.


- Pete Laurentz - UPS


Dear Joe,

As the J. Graham Brown Scholars Leadership and Civic Engagement program gears up for a new year, I'd like to thank you for the powerful presentation you gave to our students.

In reading the student comments about their growth over the year, they continually spoke of the impact you had on them. Your personal passion for the community that led to the steps you took to save the Louisville Orchestra is truly inspirational.

We look forward to having you return to campus.

Thank you again for the continued vision and leadership your provide for our community.


Gail Henson, Ph. D.
Bellarmine University
Director of Brown Scholars Program



Words do not adequately express the passion and positive energy you conveyed during our 2009 Leadership Louisville class this past Tuesday. Your influence not only on our class but the entire Louisville community is more appreciated than you will fully understand.

Many thanks for just being you!

Best Regards!
Robert Banks
Fifth Third Private Bank
Senior Vice President


Just want you to know that your presentation at the Leadership Louisville class on Tuesday has been the talk of the town! Angela told me how great you were, and that you received a standing ovation. That is an extremely rare occurrence. Then last night I ran into several class members at the Volunteers of American dinner who continued to sing your praises....

Thanks again for your leadership and for continuing to share your experiences with our class.

Warm regards,

Christine D. Johnson
Leadership Louisville Center


Dear Joe,

Just wanted to drop you a line letting you know my wife and myself totally enjoyed your performance Friday night at the Home Builder's Remodelers Council awards dinner.

When you went to the podium I expected a long dissertation on the Building Industry and it's members, instead we enjoyed the greatest session of laughing we can remember in recent history.

Joe you have truly missed your calling!!!


Joseph J. Meyer Jr.


Dear Joe,
Joe Pusateri- what a wonderful example of leadership in multiple community projects over the years. He is totally motivational and inspiring.

Joe Pusateri's presentation had the most impact on me. It's nice to hear real stories from real people. Theory is nice, but putting rubber to the road shows us "it" can happen if we are determined and demonstrative.

These quotes reflect the sentiments of the entire class. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the participants about the day and appreciate your role in making our Leadership Louisville Choosing to Lead day a great success!

Segments like yours are what make the day for our participants. I appreciate your willingness to work with us, not once, but twice this week to motivate and inspire our program participants.

In my time at the Leadership Louisville Center, I have had the fortunate opportunity to see a number of people share their leadership stories. Without a doubt, your leadership stories have the most impact on our participants. They always enjoy meeting you and the opportunity to hear firsthand about your experiences, motivations, and leadership lessons learned. You make a memorable impression on those you meet and you certainly deserved both standing ovations.

Dr. Albert Schweitzer once said, "Example is leadership." Thank you for sharing your story with the Leadership Louisville Class of 2009. You are an example for all of us.
Thank you for your continued support of the Leadership Louisville Center and our programs. It is always a pleasure to work with you.

Warm regards,

Angela M. Osting
Director of Programs


Dear Joe:

Let me just say, one more time, thank you for the excellent presentation on negotiating you gave at the Custom Home's Directions 2008 conference in Key Biscayne last week. We couldn't have asked for a better performance.

This isn't just my opinion, Joe. Everyone I've spoken with who attended the conference rated your presentation as one of the best in a line up of exceptionally good speakers. Your use of humor and examples from your own life made your presentation lively and enjoyable, but it was its substance that kept everyone riveted and taking notes. When it comes to negotiating, you really know what you are talking about, and you communicated that knowledge in a way that simplified the principles for attendees and allowed them to see how they could use those principles in their own business and lives. Because you are a builder, your examples especially connected with the Directions audience. But, believe me, you resonated with the editors and manufacturers who attended as well.

I would not hesitate to recommend you as a speaker for other conferences and events. After seeing your performance at Directions 08, I think they'd be lucky to get you. I know we were.

I look forward to working with you again.

Best Wishes,

Leslie Ensor
Chief Editor
Custom Home, Custom Home Outdoors

2019 Schedule

August 29
Negotiating For Home Building Industry
BIA Louisville

October 23
Land Acquisition & Residential Development

Nov 6
Negotiating For Building Pro's
KY Intl. Convention Center