What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
No standard pricing at this time. My pricing is flexible and dependent upon what's involved of my time.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Once you read through my profile, if interested, we'll have a conversation over the phone or meet in-person. There are different versions of my talk dependent upon various audiences but the overall theme is about looking at our self to create what we desire to experience for our self, our communities, and for the world.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
For public speaking, I've attended Dale Carnegie and was a member of Toastmasters. I'm a college graduate, majored in Psychology, and worked in the Corporate business world in large advertising agencies on Fortune 500 accounts. The latter part of my career I worked in marketing for various well-known international Internet companies. My volunteer work has included serving on Boards of Directors, and volunteering my time to many charitable grass roots organizations.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Due to the many positive shifts in my life it was suggested that I share my story to allow others to see how I made significant changes and to offer possibly a new way to experience life by becoming aware of the power of making different choices.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Special interest organizations, churches, small groups. Those interested in personal growth and transformation - this can include career, family, relationship, spiritual. Those struggling with their personal challenges and looking for new ways to deal with their personal challenges.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Recently I spoke to a group that are looking to make changes in their lives. Their coach asked that I lead them in an activity. I shared an important example from my own life and I created an activity that allowed the group to share with each other in break-out groups. It was very gratifying to connect with a group that's dedicated to taking on new ways for personal growth. That day I spoke no longer than 30 minutes. Each opportunity is different and I speak from anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. If I take questions, and/or we allow for a conversation, then I'll look to you for the timing parameters.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Just to ensure you'll be receiving an inspirational talk from one's personal and very human experiences. It's our human experience that people relate to.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
It's very helpful to know more about the group. What is the motivation behind looking for an inspirational/motivational speaker? Personal growth and transformation? Who is the audience? Age range? Gender? What are the attendees challenged with or interested in learning? Are you ok with a question or answer section? Are you open to an interactive talk with allowing audience members to contribute with comments or questions? What is the room size and where will the speaker be located...behind a podium, sitting, or standing freely? Are there any audio-visual capabilities in the room? Can we show photos or play music?