Reviews of Stan’s Workshops and Presentations
Pathways Hospice Foundation-Holly Smith, Event and Sponsorship Manager
Once in a while, life generously provides us with a truly wonderful experience. That is exactly what happened at a recent Pathways Hospice Foundation gathering which featured Dr. Stan Goldberg as the speaker. Through his simple, heartfelt words, Stan would took our hands and lead us to the mysterious places he had been, giving us a vivid glimpse of what he had seen and learned from the patients he visited as they prepared to depart this life. We laughed with him at what they had found joyous and wept at their sorrows. We were there in the room with Stan as he brought his patients and those who loved them the comfort of music and the compassion of a well-placed word. Dr. Goldberg has a remarkable capacity for transporting his audience to the very places he has been as he brings respite, relief, and dignity to the final days of those he serves. Through his reflections on the value of hospice care, he leads listeners to a deeper understanding of themselves and the meaning of their lives. When Stan Goldberg speaks about the value of hospice care, he touches every heart and inspires every soul.
Hospice Calgary-Sarah Walker, Executive Director
Stan was a keynote speaker for a formal fundraising luncheon. People attending it commented on the power of his presentation and his ability, through sharing of stories, to make the audience think about their own lives.
Hope Hospice - Donna McMillion, Director of Development
Stan Goldberg’s workshop was insightful, inspiring, and thought provoking! Stan captured all the participants’ full attention with his interesting stories of people who were dying and how there was beauty in this natural life process. Besides his wonderful stories, Stan also entertained us with his soft angelic flute music.”
Commonweal Benefit – Organizer, Maxine Kraemer,
Stan speaks to an audience with riveting candor. warmth and humor;leading people to identify with his life enriching experiences.
Pathways Home Healthcare and Hospice-Sheryl Brown, Volunteer Coordinator
Dr. Goldberg is a dynamic speaker who actively engages his workshop audience. Our vigil volunteers loved hearing about his first-hand experiences
Hospice volunteer – Alan Pye, Ph.D.
Stan Goldberg brings a lot with him. As an experienced hospice volunteer he shares a fund of wise stories around the practice of being with the living who are soon to die. As a man of intelligent compassion his practical creativity is inspiring, and as a man continuing to examine the personal issues of living he is an example. His lively connectedness is warming: I liked him a lot.
University of Arizona – Audrey Holland, Regents Professor Emerita
Stan’s participation in my counseling classes is always the high point of my student’s’ term. His ability to establish immediate and personal contact with them initiates a powerful learning experience.
San Francisco State University-Betty Yu, Ph.D. Communicative Disorders
Stan’s talk with our speech-language therapy graduate students about death and dying was both instructive and elevating. He took the time to get to know the students prior to his visit, and tailored the conversation to their experiences. He did so with warmth and easiness, which went a long way in allowing us to explore many complex issues in an open and mindful way