Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Re: Standing Tall-Cowboy Ethics Workshop

I was pleasantly surprised to learn about the Code of the West's Cowboy Ethics and Cowboy Values. As part of an organization that exemplifies the very heart of this initiative, I was empowered to take away meaning and value from this workshop.  I am thankful to have discovered my own personal "11th principle" and I'm excited to give back, make an impact and pass it on…


With Gratitude,


Valerie Arias

Business Liaison

CLIMB Wyoming




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Friday, December 6, 2013


I have attended two of your seminars this year alone.  One was at the Laramie County Library and then again at the WyoNahro conference.  Although I have to say I have been slow at getting started, I am planning on creating my code after the first of the year.  Thanks for the wonderful presentations. 




Gwen Jourgensen

Housing Supervisor

Cheyenne Housing Authority



Monday, November 18, 2013

The 11th Principle

Being from the Cowboy State, and living in Wyoming my entire life, I was familiar with The Code of the West Principles. However taking a Leadership class, reiterating the concept, questioning what I stand for, and that it’s up to me, was very enlightening! I really enjoyed developing my principles, especially adding the final principle to an already inspiring code! The speaker was powerful and genuine, and made a definite impact! Thanks to Jim Owen and Kent Noble, and to the Ellbogen Foundation for sponsoring this initiative!!! Blessings, Cori Cosner-Burton


Cori Cosner-Burton, MSW, LCSW
Executive Director 
Mercer Family Resource Center
535 W. Yellowstone
Casper, WY 82601

Phone (307) 265-7366 or Fax (307) 473-2650

Mercer Family Resource Center provides education, counseling, and referral services that build stronger and healthier youth and families in our community. We have served Natrona County since 1971!


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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Standing Tall at Penn State

Last month, leaders within the Division of Development and Alumni Relations at Penn State had the wonderful experience of having Jim Owen and Kent Noble on campus for their three hour seminar, Standing Tall. 

In the early days of the Sandusky child sex abuse crisis at Penn State in November 2011, a colleague of mine gave me and other leaders in my area a copy of Jim’s first book, Cowboy Ethics, containing the ten principles which Jim captured in The Code of the West.  The Code came at the right time for many of us, including me.  In fact, principles like “Ride for the Brand” and “Live Each Day with Courage” became more than nice expressions in the midst of the University’s unprecedented crisis—for me, the Code became a North Star through an unimaginable storm of challenges none of us had ever faced.   

Penn State is a very special place filled with exceptional people who have a deep commitment to their work and to the institution they serve.   My team rose to every challenge and served the University with great passion and compassion for her students, faculty, alumni and friends.  To the best of my knowledge, not a single staff member left my team because the challenge was too great.  Indeed, they “gave it their all.”  The number of contributors to the University increased in 2011-12, the year the crisis began, and increased the following year as well.

Through a set of circumstances too long to explain and via the phone call of a good friend, I was introduced to Jim Owen and had the privilege of meeting him this past March in Austin while there on University business.  We had a great two hour breakfast.  I was fascinated with the work that Jim and Kent Noble were doing in secondary schools with at risk students and with a variety of organizations, and I think Jim was equally intrigued with how we worked our way through a very difficult time at Penn State.  Long story short, I invited Jim and Kent to present their Standing Tall workshop for about 70 leaders in my Division as a “thank you” to my team for the great work they’ve done the past two years.  In the matter of a few months, my team will help Penn State exceed its campaign fundraising goal of $2 billion, a feat many considered daunting, if not plain unachievable in 2011.

More significant than any fundraising goal, however, is the experience we had at the Standing Tall workshop.  Jim set the tone and context for the importance to have a code to live by, especially in today’s often upside down world.  Kent’s passion for his work and his open, friendly style engaged my team.  We were touched by the whole experience.  More than anything, my staff really appreciated the dedicated time to escape the daily press of business and focus on improving themselves and identifying what is important to them in their professional and personal life and how their “code” impacts everything they do and everyone around them. 

I applaud the work that Jim and Kent are doing around the country.   It was a real honor and treat to have them at Penn State.   

Rodney P. Kirsch
Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
The Pennsylvania State University
116 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 863-4826   Fax (814) 863-7520

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Standing Tall


The class was great!  It made me really examine myself to determine what is really important to me at the end of the day.  I hope more people buy in to the Standing Tall program.  I know I will.


Brian C. Wilson
Senior Auditor
Wyoming Dept. of Audit
122 West 25th St., Herschler Bldg. 3rd Floor East
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph: 307-777-6665
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Excellent Program! Excellent Instructor! Loved every minute of this workshop!
Melisa Mizel, CPM

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Standing tall at WREA

I recently asked Kent Noble to give the Standing Tall presentation to the members of the Wyoming Rural Electric Association at our annual meeting.  I was a little nervous about how the program would be received just because many of my members are ranchers, farmers and cowboys so I didn’t know what they would think.  Turns out I had some of the more “seasoned” people tell me that they loved the program and very much appreciated what Kent had to say and how he said it.


Shawn Taylor

Executive Director

Wyoming Rural Electric Association

2312 Carey Ave.

Cheyenne, WY 82001

307-634-0727 office

307-214-1969 cell


Saturday, September 21, 2013


I wanted to let you know that I sent an email to my children’s school about your program. They attend a private school and I think this would be an excellent program to implement.



Kelly Altland

Interim, Associate Vice President for Development

Interim, Chief Development Officer

Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine

600 Centerview Drive, A120

Hershey, PA 17033-0852

Office: 717-531-8456





Thursday, September 19, 2013

WREA session


Thanks so much for presenting at the Wyoming Rural Electric Association annual meeting. I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation! I found the content inspirational and motivating. It made me want to work even harder to be a better person! I look forward to reading The Try and seeing how I can apply it to my everyday life.

Lorrell Walter
Public Relations Manager

Pine Bluffs, Wyoming
(307) 245-4337 - Office
(315) 427-5612 - Cell

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Rock Springs Seminar

thoroughly enjoyed the Standing Tall program. I was very impressed with the speed, I was never bored but I also didn't feel rushed. Kent knows how to captivate an audience with just the right mix of stories and facts. It is great to learn about the Code of the West from someone who lives the code each day. 
After I left, I was very energized. I was excited and couldn't wait to read, The Try, and finish my code.The program filled a void in my life, that I didn't know needed filled. My Code has been created, but I have already modified it twice. Every time I read it, I get a sense of purpose. 
Great program all around!

Johno Green
Public Relations
Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce
"Bringing Businesses and Communities Together"
phone: 307-362-3771
Aspiring to STAND TALL through the following personal code: 
1. Stay true to yourself, no matter the circumstance. 
2. Value time. 
3. Spend quality time doing what matters most. 
4. Remember what you possess, not what you don't. 
5. See the world through a child's eyes. 
6. Do something for someone else everyday. 
7. Try today and every day. 
8. Everything you do, effects someone else, make it count. 
9. Life is an experience. 
10. Always do the best you can. 

Standing Tall

I have completed all associated tasks with the Standing Tall program and would like to display the Standing Tall Digital tag with my emails.

Thank you Kent & Jim for a very interesting program yesterday at Penn State. Your thought provoking  discussion helped us all evaluate who we are

in addition, you provided a forum to help us define and articulate who we are and what we stand for.




Anthony J. Shipula II

Anthony J. Shipula II

Director of Development

Penn State Wilkes-Barre

PO Box PSU – Old Route 115

Lehman, Pa. 18627

Office:  570-675-9107

Cell:       570-817-3319

Fax:       570-675-9241




Monday, September 16, 2013

Great Session @ PSU

Jim and Kent offered a fantastic Standing Tall workshop at Penn State. Their message and delivery were fabulous and well received by our staff in attendance. Nearly everyone who participated were appreciative of the seminar and the manner in which it was presented. I would highly recommend this session and encourage anyone thinking about offering a staff development training opportunity in the area(s) of ethics, integrity and/or leadership to seriously consider the Center For Cowboy Ethics and Leadership.



David J. Lieb

Assoc. V.P.

Penn State – Office of University Development




Friday, September 13, 2013

Wyomiing Bar-Standing Tall


I enjoyed the workshop.  You mentioned a teacher in Colorado who developed a curriculum for “at risk” students.  My son teaches 9th  grade at risk students in Gillette.  Would you provide the contact information to me as my son would like to contact the teacher.  I mentioned the focus of the workshop and he is quite interested for his students.


Francis E. (Frank) Stevens

Stevens, Edwards, Hallock, Carpenter, & Phillips PC

P.O. Box 1148

511 S. Kendrick Ave.

Gillette, WY 82716

Ph. 307 682 1444

Fax 307 687 2896


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Cowboy Ethics

I very much appreciated the session.

Great job.

My best


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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Standing tall feedback

I just have to say that this seminar is making a big impact in my heart
already. I knew some things that I needed to do, but haven't started
implementing them into my life yet. Well, all I needed was the little
push, and that's exactly what I got today. Thank you very much for the
great start of my new life.

Jennifer Schwartz

Monday, September 9, 2013

Standing Tall Seminar in Rock Springs

I really need this training to get me back in line with my work/life
balance. I have developed a code previously but NOW I have refined it :)

Live to Give
Trust but Verify
Pay it Forward
Surround yourself by the Best
Be the Person your Grandparents think you are
No success can compensate for poor health
Fail Fast Fail Cheap
Does it Add Value to YOUR life?
Crustos Solve Everything

Thanks for the reflective time :)

Denise Staley, Owner
Taco Time Wyoming
225 Aspen Way
Rock Springs, WY 82901
Mobile: 307-389-5131
Fax: 307-362-9678

Standing Tall

What a great seminar!  I truly enjoyed the presentation and speaker. 


Terri Jean Tarufelli

feedback on class

I really enjoyed the presentation and am looking forward to completing my code and getting it out there.  It is something that applies to all areas of life.




Artha Smith

Owner/Sales Associate

Coldwell Banker Sweetwater Realty

810 Dewar Drive

Rock Springs WY 82901


307-354-6981 cell

307-382-5044 fax


community of the code

This program was really enlightening! I enjoyed every bit of it and was given the motivation I needed to be a better employee! Thank you so much and I look forward to continue to not only follow the Cowboy's Code, but to continue to live and add to my own personal Code.

Again, Thank You!


Mikaela Young,  Activities Coordinator

The Golden Hour Senior Center

550 Uinta Drive Suite A

Green River, Wyoming 82935

Office: (307) 872-3223

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Standing Tall session 5/23/13

I attended the Standing Tall session May 23, 2013. It was excellent. It took a while to decide on a summation of my code to put out for the world to see. "Be a person of integrity, at all times, in all situations."
I was a disappointed in the section on gossip. It has a very high impact on productivity, office moral, and relationships in the workplace. It was the first time you had presented it, but a scolding isn't much incentive to change.  Presenting the negative results of gossip can result in change.
Thank you for coming,
Nancy Brown

Senior Auditor

Phone: (307) 777-2404

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

I enjoyed the Standing Tall presentation.  This made me realize that you have to believe that you can make a difference.  Be proud of who you are and what you believe in.  I think that in society today we focus more on the negatives than the positives, we have to stand by our own ethics and not be afraid to speak our beliefs.

Devon Macomber
Child Development Services of Fremont County

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Feedback on Standing Tall

I appreciated the opportunity to go through the Standing Tall in an
Upside Down workshop. It challenged me to be reflective of my belief
system and what I want to stand for. In other words, it gave me insight
to who I am and who I should be. I was really encouraged to see this
program being adopted in the school systems. My wife is a school teacher
and related well to the children that were identified as at risk. This
is a very impressionable age and the earlier we can install ethics into
our children the better. I was extremely impressed with the success rate
as well. Overall this was a very inspirational and motivational
workshop. I would highly recommend this workshop and I would encourage
the university to continue this program.

Steven Campbell

Friday, August 30, 2013

Comments on Standing Tall Program

The Standing Tall program was one of the best in-service training sessions I have attended in a very long time.  It was so refreshing to focus on the positive things in life rather than look at all the negatives.  It really brought back fond memories of my childhood when life was truly so much simpler and families were so much more connected.  It just reinforced my belief that faith in God, family and friends are the most important blessings in my own life! Thank you Kent for an awesome training session!


Pat Stoehr

Child Development Services of Fremont County

Riverton, WY

Thursday, August 29, 2013


I recently attended a Standing Tall program and was very pleased with what I participated in. For me, in this day and age of what is wrong, and whose fault is it, and what are you going to do for me, it was refreshing to be a part of something that was positive and uplifting. It sort of brings back the belief that you can make a difference and others do notice how you conduct yourself, an wht you believe in.

Thanks for listening.

Bob Cukale


Friday, August 23, 2013


I absolutely enjoyed the session. This is something important to bring into our own personal and professional lives.
Thank you,
Laura McInnes

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Standing Tall Workshop

I recently set up a Standing Tall workshop for the Leadership Team at OCI.  I think everyone was a little apprehensive as we began…. but the entire team opened up during the session and I have been told by many that they truly enjoyed the session and feel it will help them grow as a leader.  As for myself I was very pleased with the workshop and feel it will help myself and our team grow as a leaders.  I would recommend Standing Tall for anyone that is looking for leadership training or team development. 


I think sometimes in today’s fast paced, technology based, world that we forget about the simple things that make a difference.  The Code of the West is alive and well in Wyoming. 


Craig Rood

Site Manager

OCI Wyoming  L.P.

254 County Road 4-6 | P.O. Box 513 |  Green River, WY 82935

Phone:   (307) 872-7117


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Standing Tall

I enjoyed the class very much.  It gave a lot of insight in what it takes to be who I am and what I am.  Standing  Tall be your own person and give back more than you take.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Standing Tall program

I recently attend the Clerks conference in Albuquerque.  I also recently took on another job, in the same field.  Before this presentation I doubted myself as to whether I was going to be the right person for the position.  After the presentation it made me think that I can be that person that the public need to serve them.  It’s going to be a hard start but just to believe in myself and my knowledge for this position I can do it.    Trust in yourself.  


I think about the principals every day in the things that I do. 


Thank you.



Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Cowboy Ethics.

I have to say that this program has helped me really simplify the way I look at myself and the way I conduct buisness .
I allways aspire to conduct my life with honesty and integrety and with this program and the cowboy code list as reminders it really helps make the choices I make much more simple .
Faith,Family,Friends , Integrety, Honsety, Hard Work, etc. It is really that simple .
Thank you .
Joe Keith
Milwaukie Lumber
360-256-8000 office
360-256-9800 fax
360-921-2322 cell

Monday, July 22, 2013


I really enjoyed attending the session Saturday, the only two suggestions that I would have are:


1)      Go over, or at least identify all literature given out in the folder.

2)      The session got a little rushed due to time constraints, I would have gladly set through 10-15 more minutes.


Other than those minor items, I would highly recommend your seminars to everyone.


Vancouver Yard

Denny Day

Contractor Sales

Office  360-314-1216

Cel        503-806-3811

Fax       360-314-1266



I really enjoyed the Cowboy Ethics seminar. I am a firm believer that self awareness if the starting point to personal growth. The 10 principles allows people to look inward and identify areas of their lives that needs improvement. I only wish we had more time to cover the material provided.
"Humility is a by-product of Gratitude."
Rich Greenfield
Milwaukie Lumber Co.
Stark St. Yard
8048 S.E. Stark St.
Portland, OR 97215

feedback - Standing Tall

I enjoyed the Standing Tall presentation very much.  It put all the values & morals that I feel strongly about into a concise package and gave me great ideas to share them.  Thanks!


Lisa S. Almaguer, C.C.E.

Court Manager

Las Cruces Municipal Court


Monday, July 15, 2013


Good Afternoon,

I have completed the steps thus far and would like to register my e-mail.

Thank you!

Wendy Zawada
Mine Engineering Superintendent
OCI Wyoming L. P.
Phone:   (307) 872-7165
Cell:        (307) 699-3776

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Standing Tall Session

I recently attended the Standing Tall leadership session and more than enjoyed it.  Our group was privileged to visit with James Owen as well as Kent Noble and both struck a nerve with their material.  Cowboy Ethics and the state of Wyoming adopting these principles makes me proud to live in the great state of WYOMING!

Don McCallum
Surface Maintenance Superintendent
OCI Wyoming

Standing Tall


Great Standing Tall Session. I will be reworking and revising my code for a while I am sure! The session really makes you dig deep to look at how you live your life on a personal and professional level and going forward what needs to change to live your life at the next level, raising the bar.

It was too bad towards the end that we had to rush to get the last couple of principles in before the time was up.

Thank you, I would highly recommend the Standing Tall Sessions

Thank you,

Dershie R. Barber
Vice President-Trust Officer
Wyoming Bank & Trust
5827 Yellowstone Road
Cheyenne WY 82009

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Dear Kent, 
Thank you for sharing the Code of the West and your own personal code with us at the Wyoming DARE and Wyoming School Resource Officer training recently held in Torrington, WY.  It is time that we get back to the morals and values of our forefathers.  As a Peace Officer for the State of Wyoming, I,  Stand Tall, to carry out my own personal code and to become the best roll model for our youth, and community.  Thank you for lighting that spark, which at sometimes becomes dim.  I will find ways to put my principles into action.
Best of luck to you in your endeavors with the Cowboy Ethics and Leadership Program.
Yours truly,
Sandra Hranchak
Platte County Sheriff's Office

Friday, June 21, 2013

Standing Tall

A huge thanks to Kent, the UW College of Business, the Center for Cowboy Ethics and Leadership, and Jim Owen for sharing with us a positive, meaningful program! The process compels me to act as a steward of the values, attitudes and behaviors that safeguard the Wyoming way of life. Keeping the Code of the West and my personal code in mind, I will do my utmost to make certain that this state is and remains a great place to live, work, and raise a family!



Becca Freeburn-Steinhoff

Executive Director

159 N. Wolcott, Suite 150

Casper, WY 82601

307-996-6903 (cell)


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Standing Tall

I have done

  1. Attend a “Standing Tall” session (obviously, you have already completed this requirement).
  1. Sign the “Standing Tall” certificate you received upon completing the course.  As you will remember, this document includes a pledge to:  a) live your code each day; b) find tangible ways to put your principles into action; c) be a role model for principled leadership; and d) select and address a specific social need in your community.
  1. Display your “Standing Tall” certificate.

Christina Irion
Energy MBA Candidate
P: (970) 227-6564

Friday, June 7, 2013


I thought this program is invaluable!

Everyone really needs to take this course, and their children and grandchildren!

Honestly I cannot wait to fine tune my principles, add them to my email signature and share them with the rest of the world!

The program made me more aware and conscious of trying to live these principles and ethics and I appreciate that very much!

This program could change the world~!


Rachel McCaughey

Assistant Director

Buffalo Chamber of Commerce


Fax 307-684-0291


Friday, May 31, 2013

Standing Tall Seminar feedback

Hello Kent,
Thank you for sharing the code with us.  My education background is all from the College of Business.  It is very nice to get the information you shared in a business class format.  This class was the easiest I have taken because of the code's relationship to the business community.  
Once again,

Chris Briggs
Dept. of Audit - Sheridan Office

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Standing Tall Program

Thanks Kent for putting on such a great program.  Strong ethical values seem to be a thing of the past.  This program will help to get us all back on the right track.  Thank you.

Teresa Poage
Principal Auditor
Dept. of Audit
122 W. 25th St.
Cheyenne, WY 82002


Absolutely thought this was one of the better ethics classes I have attended.  Wish it would have been an 8 hour class instead of just the afternon.


Kayla Thompson
Senior Auditor
WY Department of Audit

Friday, May 24, 2013

Standing Tall!

I was so impressed with the leadership session yesterday.  Kent was a great speaker and interacted very well with the audience.  For me, one of the best parts was the focus around the state of Wyoming.    I'm proud we are traveling around the country to show others just what we are all about.  If help is needed with this project, I'm willing to get involved.  I was born and raised as an athlete in Wyoming but ventured across the region during college. I came back to Cheyenne because of Wyoming's Code of Ethics. The PowerPoint presentation was so engaging, it made everyone want to get out and do some good.  Great class and I was very privileged to attend.  

Thank you so much,
Bret Fanning

P.S. You make your own luck.  How will you increase your odds?
Bret Fanning

Senior Auditor
Wyoming Dept of Audit

Excise Tax Division

Phone (307) 777-6306


I am one of those people that would say I have a code of ethics, but I've never taken the time to define it by writing it down. It was a challenging exercise - it took me a couple of days to really do some self-reflection. I have my code posted in my office, which will be a source of accountability to me. I hope that people ask me about it so that I can share what I learned.

Lori Lewis
University of Wyoming College of Business

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Going into the afternoon program, I didn't understand that it would challenge me to change some things in my life.  It would push me to "stand tall" in some areas that I struggle, and to be vigilant in living my beliefs and values.  Kent did a great job in moving the class through the concepts and encouraging us to be thoughtful in the hard work of writing and living "our code".  I am excited about making it work in my life, and in sharing it with others.

Mary Ellbogen Garland

John P. Ellbogen Foundation

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


This was one of the most inspirational classes I have ever taken.  Thank you for reminding me where I’m from.

Carrie Good
Office Manager
Ph (307) 237-8035 x202
Fax (307) 237-5346
12-24 Club, Inc.
500 S. Wolcott St., Ste. 200
Casper, WY, 82601

Monday, May 20, 2013

I Finished My Code!!!

Although it took quite some time, I am proud to say that I’ve finished my personal code and I cannot wait to carry out and uphold my code each and every day!!!


Thank you so much for continued inspiration and constant reminders of the good and beauty in this world of occasionally pandemonium!


Shannon Freeburn, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Child Development Center of Natrona County

307.235.5097 ext.120


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

This training presentation was outstanding in all aspects!  It challenged me in my everyday "thinking, behaviors, and beliefs" that I really stand by but just wasn't quite 'making the buck'.  This presentation gave solid tools in order to follow through with those things that we truly value and want to prioritize and allows us to see where we might improve and succeed!  I would highly recommend this to anyone!

Sherri Martin,


Transition Counselor

Casper Re-Entry Center/Therapeutic Community

PO Box 1780

Mills, WY 82644

(307) 268-4840 ext 4868




Monday, May 13, 2013


I really enjoyed the program and it gave me an opportunity to revisit my own personal thoughts and ideas, update it and make it my code.  It was very kind of Kent to share his code, which shows that he truly lives and believes in what he is teaching.  Thanks so much for the opportunity.
Pam Jones  

Pam Jones
Workforce Training Specialist
Casper College
Center for Training and Development
125 College Dr.  GW 408D
Casper, WY  82601

Very good program.  Seems so sad that we have to even discuss these traits, in that society seems ignore them.  Great program!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sorry for the delay in sending my feedback. I worked for the Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care Licensing for more than a dozen years and had the pleasure of monitoring the Colorado Boys Ranch Residential/Treatment Residential/Psychiatric Residential Child Care Facilities, and licensed their facility for independent living. I am thrilled that you have formed this collaboration and totally believe in the community of the code and cowboy ethics!! I appreciate the opportunity to attend the session.

Standing Tall Workshop

I want to thank Kent Noble for presenting his workshop to out Beef Leadership Class in Animal Science on April 6th and for allowing me to sit in on the session.  I was so impressed with the presentation that I want to visit about how we might expose our new first year students to the Code of the West Principles the first week after they arrive on campus and then maybe provide our graduating seniors a “refresher or review” just prior to their graduation as they exit into the “real world” of employment.  It is a very moving experience to see the impact on the “at risk youth” in Colorado.  Great job, Kent!





Doug L. Hixon, Ph.D., PAS

Head and Professor of Animal Science

Department of Animal Science

101 Animal Science/Molecular Biology Bldg.

University of Wyoming

Department 3684

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-3100

Cell: 307-399-3683

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

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To whom it may concern,


I recently took the Standing Tall program at CWC and found it to be profoundly moving.  I immediately saw things that I could change in my business in personal life and took action.  Two ways I improved my business after the program was by simply changing the photos on my website and stepping away from an unethical partnership that was hard to walk away from.


It really made me think about what impacts I have on the people around me as a business woman and provokes me to do better.  I believe I am running a fine line by bringing pole dancing as a form of  fitness to a conservative state and community here in Wyoming.  However, I believe my services inspire woman to feel better about themselves and are conducted in a clean and ethic way.    


When I went through the program, I could clearly see how I could do a better job in terms of presenting myself in a more ethical way and improving customer service. 


I learned a lot, more than I initially bargained for.  I highly recommend it to anybody, even if  you think you’re doing things right.  We are all human and make mistakes, this program helps you get on and stay on track.


Thanks for bringing this program to life.


Danna Rossi


Vital Pole Expression


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Standing Tall

I attended a Standing Tall in an Upside Down World presentation several months ago and have since encountered many occasions in my professional and personal life where, without everyone’s adherence to the some form of the Code, positive progress could not occur.

The program leaves you with a very strong appreciation for those that already live by the Code, and an even stronger desire to teach those who don’t.

Thank you for bringing nobility back to simply doing the right thing with strength and conviction.  

I am also proud to say that my daughter was honored to be a part of the Code of the West DVD by being interviewed, saying that one should “have heart”, and “never give up on your goals and dreams”.

She has always adhered to that and has become successful.  


Loren J. Richards, J.D.

First Western Trust

Trust Officer

PO Box 1628

Laramie, WY 82072





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Monday, April 22, 2013

Code of the West Workshop

I recently attended the Code of the West Workshop in Denver, CO and enjoyed it immensely.  The material presented was incredibly inspirational and thought provoking.  I left feeling energized, inspired and excited about writing down my own “code”.   The workshop was so positive and well put together that I thought about various audiences that would enjoy participating.  My daughter is a teacher and I know this would be a great program for schools as well as employers wanting to enrich their company culture. Thank you for putting together an exceptional workshop!

Heidi Sheldon
National Vice President of Merchandising
M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. / Richmond American Homes
4350 S. Monaco Street
Denver, CO 80237

Cowboy Ethics



I had the pleasure of attending the course arranged for the Beef Leadership class at UW.  I really appreciated the presentation & found myself explaining it to everyone I know!  The Cowboy Ethics course is one I have already started to push on organizations I know as well as encouraging friends & family to watch the videos & read the book!  I am honored to be part of the Cowboy Ethics organization!


Jenna Moline

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Standing Tall feedback

I can honestly say that this was one of the most powerful and thought provoking seminars I have ever attended!  The material presented seems to have the potential to be a useful tool for anybody and everybody… matter our status in life.  I have written my own code and will definitely do my best to apply it every day in my business, personal and social interactions. 
Thank you for a well done workshop!
Mark Brorby
Dynamic Business Solutions, LLC
8100 E. Union Ave, Suite 1712
Denver, CO  80237

Friday, April 12, 2013


Good afternoon-

I have completed everything from out Standing Tall training and am ready to use my digital tag.

Thank you so much for sharing this training with me. I do have to say it was a very inspiring training for myself and others as well. I have never enjoyed a training as much as I did this one. It really hit home and I hope that others find out what really drives them. I know that I did!

Thanks again,

Whitney Asay

Child Development Center of Natrona County

Monday, April 8, 2013

Feedback on "Standing Tall class"

This course was highly enjoyable as well as thought provoking.  All students should be encouraged to attend a seminar of this type.  Kent is a highly dynamic speaker and truly enjoyable to listen to.  The level of ethical standards presented in this class should be a baseline for all University of Wyoming employees.  I highly recommend this course to anyone in a position of dealing with others.

Travis Smith
Livestock Manager
UW Beef Unit
Laramie R&E Center
Cell # (307)399-7674
Office # (307)766-3798

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

March Standing Tall Workshop

Standing Tall in an Upside Down World reminded me of the person I want to be.  Since the workshop, my wife and I have committed to putting away the iPhones and iPad at the dinner table.  It's important for us to set the right example for our 2 year old daughter.  On the job, my business partner and I have agreed that our compliance procedures shouldn't just reflect compliance with my industry's regulations, but they should be based on principles of the highest ethics as well.  

Listening to the speakers at the event was a great reminder of the way we should conduct ourselves, even when we're running low on mental fortitude.  I'm excited about my personal code and my wife is anxious to help me refine it!  Thank you again for a fantastic workshop.  


Greg Lessard, CRPC®
Founder and President, Aspen Leaf Financial Planning, LLC

14143 Denver West Blvd, Suite 100
Golden, CO 80401

Phone: (303) 827-2444
Fax: (303) 827-2445

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I thought this was one of the best classes that I have attended in my career of dealing with and helping young people.  I will do everything I can to bring this message to my campus.  Even if I am stonewalled, the lessons I learned and took away can be put to use in both my personal life as well as my professional life.  Barry J. Malloy

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Standing Tall

I’ve completed my Standing Tall work & adopted/defined my code.

Thanks for such a great program & inspiration.


Brian Gray, P.E.

WLC Engineering Surveying and Planning

PO Box 1519, 58 S. Tyler Ave

Pinedale, WY 82941



Tuesday, March 19, 2013


This presentation was fantastic!  Informative, engaging, with a specific call to action for participants.  Our students and staff were given the opportunity to reflect upon the “bar-lowering” behavior in our society and discuss how as individuals we can change this trend.  The exercises incorporated in the workshop support identifying individual principles to create your personal code – thus applying to participants from a variety of ages, professions, and situations.

Kent is an exceptional presenter, making the topic of ethics logical and action-oriented.  As a participant, you leave knowing you can make a difference in our society with courage and commitment to your code.


Lori Ridgway

(307)855.2325 office

(307)850.7803 cell



Friday, February 22, 2013

Code of the West


I attended the “Standing Tall” session and I agree to live by my code throughout each day, personally and within the community.  I have displayed my certificate to be a daily reminder to my code and my commitment. 


Molly Hernandez

Family Service Coordinator

Part C

Child Development Center of Natrona County


Thursday, February 21, 2013

I attended a thought provoking session of “Standing Tall” facilitated by Kent Noble. “Cowboy Ethics” appeals to me and my Wyoming lifestyle. I am married to a “cowboy” who lives by these principles as did my father and father-in-law. I have signed my certificate and have it displayed in my office as a reminder to let these principles guide my actions. I am considering more opportunities to be of service in my community. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.