“David Hagan’s intensely personable manner, openness about personal experience, and content are directly relevant to the life of the modern day college man...David truly believes in and cares about helping young men navigate the difficult road of young adulthood.”
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and German, Davidson College 2015
“LifeBrothers opened a door for honesty and helped to create a bond of friendship where I could feel comfortable discussing any predicament, resulting in a powerful relationship that fosters courage, consistency, openness, and unconditional trust.
As iron sharpens iron, LifeBrothers is a program where men sharpen men. Asking tougher questions, bringing to light troubling issues and holding each other accountable for personal development. It is a program that has proven to change lives with the ability to save them as well. Every collegiate male, regardless of fraternal affiliation could benefit from LifeBrothers and its quest for principled and responsible men."
Economics 2012, Investment Banking, Piper Jaffray
”I strongly recommend this program for your students, as I believe for some of our young men that this presentation was a life altering experience for a much more positive approach to college and beyond.“
Virginia Episcopal School, Lynchburg, VA
“David Hagan is a captivating speaker who can relate to a college audience better than any presenter I've ever seen. His message is genuine and something all men should hear.”
Interfraternity Council, Vice President and Programming Committee Chairman
Sigma Pi-Rho Chapter Vice President
“LifeBrothers helped me realize I wasn’t alone. Other college age students were experiencing the same issues I grappled with daily. By opening up to my peers I realized that I could tackle real issues I was facing. LifeBrothers helped me better understand myself and grow closer to my brothers.”
Wake Forest University, Accounting 2015
“There is cathartic value in practicing the LifeBrothers program which transcends invisible barriers and creates a sense of mutual understanding where in other settings there is only competition. The object of LifeBrothers is to prevent self-destructive behavior patterns and to not only encourage healthier outlooks on life but to establish maturity in relationships by breaking through the social barriers prohibiting empathy. ”
Kappa Alpha Order Tau Chapter President (2014-2015)
“Every guy that I have been through the program with, I now consider a brother. I can call them to talk about anything and I don’t have to worry about being judged or ridiculed. Those guys will be there for me and love me no matter what.”
“Without the relationship I have with David, or LifeBrothers for that matter, I would not be the person I am today. I owe my life and support for this program.”
Bachelor of Science in Management and Society, 2014
Phi Gamma Delta – Social Chair, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“The LifeBrothers Promise removes the social stigmas associated with “manning up” and with mitigating the negative influences that afflict us all. I’ve had many positive conversations under the promise, and the benefits to be had from simply talking about a struggle are staggering. ”
President - Zeta Psi Fraternity- Sigma Gamma Chapter, NC State University
"The LifeBrothers Promise presentation gave me ways to become an all-around better individual and broke down any barriers preventing me from discussing my problems and worries. I found the experience helpful and informative because I was able to connect with David as he presented the material. The presentation helped me understand that many young men have similar problems to my own and gave me a safe environment to discuss those problems."
North Carolina State University
BS in Accounting, May 2015
"The value of the LifeBrothers Promise is truly indescribable. I have made this Promise with David, as well as every brother in my chapter, and it has made a huge difference in how we interact. Knowing that you can trust your fellow LifeBrothers with anything weighing on your mind and heart has helped my chapter grow stronger mentally and spiritually together. Not only have I seen LifeBrothers change my life, but I have seen it greatly impact my fellow brother's lives as well. David Hagan's LifeBrothers program needs to be utilized by every single fraternity chapter in America to enhance their cohesiveness in this world of turmoil, and to teach them how to love each other as brothers just as their founders intended them to do."
Double-major in Political Science & Communication Studies, Class of 2015
Commercial Real Estate Broker - Coldwell Banker
"I had the good fortune of experiencing and witnessing the positive effects of the LifeBrothers program during my time in college. David’s presentation taught me that every fraternity man experiences pain and veils underlying issues. More importantly, it allowed me to recognize that I was no different. The LifeBrothers program helped me and my fraternity brothers confront personal issues, big and small, and become closer to one another in the process. Throughout college and beyond, I have never come across another discussion forum where all topics are fair game. It is truly liberating to know that a LifeBrother will never reveal the deeper issues that plague us, and I remain very grateful that I was exposed to this program."
BA Economics, Davidson College 2015
Consultant, CBIG Consulting
"I believe David Hagan's LifeBrothers Power Point Presentation is something all college-age men should hear. The presentation's message is especially important for this age group as it is at this age that people begin to develop their habits for life. The way he presents the message also allows for the audience to relate to him and not view him as just another adult telling them how to live their life. The LifeBrothers promise creates a safe atmosphere to talk about problems and allows for people to not be ashamed or embarrassed of what they are experiencing.
I believe this program has merit as it seems like more and more college aged males are ending their lives in suicide these days. LifeBrothers gives people a safe environment to open up and discuss their problems, and thus ultimately reduces the feeling of isolation that leads to suicides."
University of Virginia
Systems and Information Engineering, May 2016
"As the 2015 Vice President of Programming for the Interfraternity Council at NC State, I was looking for a program that could truly give fraternity men the skills to be there for each other and help each other get through the struggles of life in college. David Hagan's LifeBrothers program was far better than I could have ever imagined. This is the first program that I have attended in college that has genuinely made an impact on my life. After hearing it, I have become a more productive and confident student and leader, a better friend and an overall healthier and happier person. My relationships with my fraternity brothers, friends and family are stronger now that I have taken into account what I learned through LifeBrothers. The results are real. The program gave our IFC's new members the tools to be a great brother and an even better person. I would absolutely recommend this program to all Interfraternity Councils and fraternities across the nation."
2016 IFC President
NC State University
“David’s program is truly one of a kind. What’s so unique about it isn’t so much that the individual pieces of information and advice are things students haven’t ever heard before by themselves, but rather, it is that his delivery effectively communicates his message to students as a holistic approach to simply living a better life. He presents to his audience not from the perspective of an expert or a lecturer, but instead he talks to them as friends.
No other speaker that I have ever seen delivers REAL advice to a group of students about REAL issues that are pertinent to men. His message is unfiltered and in-your-face about things that men deal with in their lives, and in my opinion, he hits the nail on the head by bringing those issues to the forefront of discussion and no longer allowing people to ignore them.
Many other individuals to whom I have spoken about David’s program say that ‘it was one of the best,’ ‘it really kept me listening,’ and ‘that was really helpful to hear.’ Few other speakers that I am familiar with get the same accolades. Furthermore, it is universally agreed from everyone with whom I have spoken that David’s willingness to connect with students on an individual level is unparalleled in the field. The fact that he actually wants to meet his students and help guide them to success speaks volumes about the sincerity of his message and his cause. I would absolutely recommend the LifeBrothers program to anyone who is looking to improve the wellbeing of their community, no matter how big or small.”
2015 IFC President
"Thank you David,
You have become an exceptional mentor to all the men that came to hear you speak. I have never had so many people approach me just to tell me how happy they were that we were able to bring you to UNA. You have made a major impact on these guys, and people are still talking about what you taught them that day. Nothing can compare to what you had to say that night. There has never really been a meaningful presentation on our campus about Life Issues and, if there was, I guess I’ve sadly already forgotten about it. Unlike other speakers, you had everyone’s attention for the entire time.
Thank you for being willing to talk about difficult topics so honestly. While some of your subjects had the potential to cause discomfort, it actually made the guys more comfortable because they have never had someone be so straight-forward with them, and it made them realize these subjects need to be discussed with their brothers. I know it was a wakeup call to every man there when you asked how many men have had a pregnancy scare and the number of men that raised their hands. I think every man will now take every precautionary measure before doing the deed."
2015 IFC President
University of North Alabama