Testimonials

Trent Dilfer
Trent Dilfer

ESPN Commentator/Former NFL QB

“I’ve never seen someone communicate to young men, especially on the topic of respecting women, the way Alexis does. Three years in a row, I’ve watched her blow the minds of our Elite 11 boys, and you can’t help but think, she is single handedly going to usher our country into an entirely new definition of manhood. The truth is, the sports world has never needed ProtectHer so badly. She inspires men everywhere to move from being the problem to becoming the cure.”

Chris Petersen
Chris Petersen

University of Washington Head Football Coach

“It’s hard to find a speaker that resonates with the majority of our student – athletes, especially on a difficult topic such as sexual assault. Alexis did an awesome job with her clear, direct, and passionate message about what it means to do the right thing, and to be a “real man.” From the very start, our guys were dialed-in to her message. Her energy, personality, and humor, combined with her incredible background growing up with four older brothers helps her deliver messages that are relatable to boys. Her approach is refreshing and should be heard by young men everywhere.”

Barry Odom
Barry Odom

University of Missouri Head Football Coach

“Bringing in Alexis to share her ProtectHer program with our football team about the importance of respecting girls was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made for our players. Educating young men to be more respectful towards women isn’t an option and Alexis is leading that charge.”

Charlie Strong
Charlie Strong

University of South Florida Head Football Coach

“Today more than ever, as a coach we have to teach our players more than just football. They have to understand that any decision they make, whether it be good or bad really matters and it affects so many people. We have to teach them about the important things in life and no one is doing a better job of that than Alexis Jones of ProtectHer. She talks about manhood in a new way that these players understand and she’s hands down, one of the best speakers I’ve ever brought into a locker room.”

Jim Mora
Jim Mora

UCLA Head Football Coach

“Alexis is the most genuine and impactful person to ever speak to this group of young men. I would do anything to help her get her ProtectHer program into more locker rooms, because her message on the importance of respecting women has never been so necessary.”

Jeff Choate
Jeff Choate

Montana State University Head Football Coach

“Having Alexis come give her ProtectHer talk to our team was one of the best decisions we have made in the development of our young men into men of high character and integrity. She had our entire team engaged and they still talk about her message. Her powerful approach to sexual assault prevention made every one of our guys think about their role on our campus. She also does such a wonderful job at talking to the men about common core values of manhood that directly translate into how they perform on the field, in the classroom and how they interact with women. I’m extremely pleased with Alexis’ message and the talking points she gave myself and the coaching staff to continue to grow and develop men that this campus and community can be proud of.”

Richard Pitino
Richard Pitino

University of Minnesota Head Basketball Coach

“Alexis and her ProtectHer program is the only person a team should even consider bringing in on the topic of sexual assault; anyone else is a waste of a team’s time and budget. She’s inspiring guys to think differently and every school, every locker room needs her.”

Matt Leinart
Matt Leinart

Fox Sports Commentator/Former NFL QB

“Alexis and I went to college together and it was then I told her ‘one day you’re going to take over the world.’ She is one of the most inspiring, motivating, beautiful people I have ever known. Her work ethic is second to none and it is because of that that she has made a tremendous difference in not only young females' lives but also young males.”

Jerry Hairston
Jerry Hairston, Jr

Former MLB Player

“It’s in every dad’s best interest that Alexis succeeds in implementing her ProtectHer program into every locker room across the country. As a former MLB player and father of girls, I’m hopeful for the future.”

Yogi Roth
Yogi Roth

Director/Host of Elite 11 Documentary

“It was the first time Alexis spoke to the Elite 11 quarterbacks that it became glaringly obvious — these young men, the next generation of leaders, were not just seeking advice on what it meant to be a “real man,” but were desperately desiring someone to simply have the conversation with about how to take the first step in being a ‘real man.’ ProtectHer is an amazing program that will impact student-athletes, their relationships & eventually their children. But above all else, Alexis and the ProtectHer message is a gift. To be able to share it has been an honor.”

Brad Buckman
Brad Buckman

Former Professional Basketball Player

“If we are serious about changing “locker room talk” and teaching our young men to better respect girls, ProtectHer is the best solution.”

Tom Philip
Tom Philip

Headmaster of Brunswick School

“Alexis Jones' visit to Brunswick School left a lasting impact on our boys. She addressed the ever-growing and sensitive issue of domestic abuse and sexual assault on campuses nationwide — but did so in an engaging, interactive, and inspirational way. She didn't preach. She had a conversation. Our boys walked away feeling empowered to encourage, inspire, and protect the girls in their lives — just as we all hoped they would.”

Michael Eaves
Michael Eaves

ESPN Commentator

“Alexis is one of the bravest and most passionate and caring people I have ever met. By speaking directly to young men- especially those of influence- ProtectHer figures to be one of the most impactful deterrents to assault against women we have ever seen.”

Jay Williams
Jay Williams

ESPN Commentator/Former NBA player

“Alexis and the ProtectHer program speaks directly and effectively to young men, especially on the topic of respecting women, in an incredibly unique way and right now, the sports world needs this program because through it, Alexis inspires men to act as the solution, not the problem.”

Mack Brown
Mack Brown

ESPN Commentator/Former UT Head Football Coach

“All men’s programs and their locker rooms need to hear messages like Alexis’ ProtectHer program. It helps teach these young men how to always do the right thing and be leaders on and off the playing field. If I were still coaching today, I would definitely have Alexis work with our guys.”

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Astrid Womble

Mother of four daughters and a son

“In this culture, where kids are saturated with social media narratives of what they are supposed to act like and look like, it is a huge challenge to teach my five kids about character and respect. Alexis and ProtectHer is addressing the very real issue of safety and sexual assault in a manner that empowers my son, rather than point fingers at him. By bringing both sides to the issue, she is able to get the kids talking and listening to each other. Most importantly, she is teaching them to think for themselves. Thank you Alexis for this incredible message.”

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Jon Callahan

Father of two boys and a girl

“As a parent, I have major concerns. I worry about my daughter as much as I worry about my sons these days. ProtectHer doesn’t just protect my girl, it also prevents my boys from making a decision that not only creates lasting damage for the girl, but could haunt them forever. ProtectHer gives them the tools to navigate some incredibly challenging and uncomfortable situations and allows them to make the right decision for everyone. People keep talking about the problem and ProtectHer is the first program I’ve seen that actually feels like a real solution.”

anonymous
Anonymous

College Football Player

“I felt like Alexis killed it. She was able to come into the shark tank that is the football team and convey a very real and relatable message… She actually kept my attention for the duration of her presentation and it seemed I wasn't the only one. Her presentation of both sides of the topic, both male and female contributions to the faults of social norms was also nice because it's not just males and football players that are to blame. Her framing her own life experiences gave her message more creditability and it was nice to see someone who has led the life she leads is still human at the end of the day.”

anonymous
Anonymous

College Football Player

“I have a single mom, a girlfriend, and 4 sisters and it made me think about how I would want all of them to be treated and how I treat all of them and want to create a sense of worth and value that they deserve to have and give them a reason to have self-confidence as well as self-respect. I really enjoyed her and would love to have her back again anytime if possible to just talk with us some more and help build our culture.”

anonymous
Anonymous

College Football Player

“I thought it was a great message. Very eye opening to how media has sculpted our society. Just overall amazing speaker.”

anonymous
Anonymous

College Basketball Player

“I thought it was a great presentation that really got the point across. The way she tied everything to football and relatable topics really helped everything hit home.”