"In all sincerity…he changes lives."

I would like to offer my highest recommendation without reservation for Kevin Rutter as a speaker and coach.

Over the past six years, I have been in a position that required me to plan conferences, with attendance ranging from 50 to 500 participants. Kevin is my “go to” speaker, and consistently receives the highest feedback ratings and most return requests from those who hear him. On many occasions, I have been told that his sessions are the highlight of the conference and the most memorable.

Whether providing a keynote address to hundreds in an auditorium or teaching a small group in an intimate setting, Kevin connects in a very personal way with his audience. He is creative in his use of technology, illustrative “real world” examples, art and music, which engages and helps people to think and feel differently as their understanding grows. His authority in his field and credibility are always evident. He presents research in psychology and brain-based behavior, but does so in an easily digestible way that helps his audience see how it applies in their lives.  

Kevin has a remarkable way of connecting with people and helping them understand difficult concepts. I know that his sessions have made an enormous impact on those who attend. In all sincerity… he changes lives.  

- Kristen Bolster Mayle, M.A., C.A.S, NCSP

"Next to you, the rest are all.....seconds."

“When I come to your office...I always feel heavenly father's love and presence there... It is always a huge spiritual and cognitive lift full of righteous guidance that I can't even articulate fully what it does for me...Thank you for being who you are! I honestly felt Heavenly Father's amazing love and renewed strength...I appreciate your time and genuine care and concern for me and my family...I can not imagine any other therapist!!!  Next to you, the rest are all.....seconds.

-  (name kept confidential)

“The feedback that we have received about his service has been very positive.  His approach has been...a blessing in the lives of many of our people.”          

                                                        - Keith A. Jensen

President, Cincinnati East Stake

“I...respect his skills as a therapist. He has been consistently professional and ethical in his work, and conscientiously continues to develop his expertise as a clinician. His insight and attentiveness to other’s needs is apparent, and...he is effective in his psychotherapy. I would describe him as a “really good person”...I give him my highest and unqualified recommendation.”  

- Don Beere, Ph.D., ABPP

               Licensed Psychologist

“I had a great experience working with Kevin Rutter. I completely trust him...He was always up to date on therapy methods and ideas.  I consider Kevin one of my choicest associates in this field.

--  Art Jeffery

LDSFS Director


“Kevin Rutter has been a source of support... He provided workshops that were informative, motivating and spiritual.  ...he helped families grow and develop skills to strengthen them.  His devotion to the Church, his willingness to serve, and his love for the people has earned him my trust and respect. He has been an invaluable asset... I would strongly recommend him to anyone...”       

--  Fred Rockwood

President, Cincinnati Ohio Stake

"Working with Kevin has been fantastic. I came to him during a time of great upheaval in my life and he really helped me to navigate through such an extremely difficult time. His friendship and his ability to help me realize some of my potential has been rewarding on many levels."  

- (name kept confidential)

“It was a tremendous blessing... they came back to me having made significant progress. He was always respectful of a Bishop's mantle - he was always supportive of my counsel. After he came and presented...I had a lot of suffering members find the courage to come and see me so we could help them. Without hesitation I recommend Kevin Rutter...”                                

                                              -- Steve Pearson

Bishop, Milford, Ohio

  "gave hope to the fearful."

“Thank you so much for your message of hope and understanding.  I know that what you said has already positively impacted us.   Your direct and insightful manner..., was the wake up call that many needed.  Your use of humor and personal experiences gave hope to the fearful.  In short, what you said and how you said it, is exactly what we needed to hear.”

- Scott Jensen

President, Boone Branch, NC

“Mr. Rutter is an excellent therapist. He is practiced in a wide range of therapeutic theories and interventions, which are evidence based and ethically delivered. Kevin has expertise in helping with a wide range of populations...I would highly recommend his services...”  

-- Jason James, LCSW, CPC



“Mr. Rutter is a consummate professional. I have been impressed with Mr. Rutter’s knowledge of systemic practice of therapy. He has shown not only a great regard for ethical principles but also a strict adherence. Over the years, Mr. Rutter has demonstrated his competence in working with individuals, couples, families and groups.  I recommend Mr. Rutter...”  

                                                   --  Linda M. Mika, LMFT



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Kevin Rutter is a licensed professional counselor and certified professional coach. Founder of Growing Tree Counseling Center, PLLC and Spark of Inspiration. He has inspired leaders, youth, and adult audiences for over 25 years!