Exactly 5 years ago, I moved to Washington, DC to launch Global Public Speaking after 10+ years in the Boston area.
At first, I ran the business from my kitchen and then moved into a co-working space as soon as the business was profitable. A few years later, I hired an assistant, Meghan Gonzalez, who very quickly proved herself a capable Business Manager. We moved into our own office in DC and brought on (remotely) Britt Stockert to manage operations and social media.
The response to our work has been overwhelmingly positive: client success stories have turned into enthusiastic referrals and we now have an incredible list of clients and partners, from multinational banks like Bank of America Merrill Lynch to global nonprofits like Vital Voices Global Partnership to federal agencies like the US Patent and Trademark Office.
This increased demand has led us to seek out some of the best trainers in the country to join our team and allow us to help more clients with more services.
We proudly welcome to our team Bill Beaman, Casey Carpenter, and John Watkis as our GPS Trainers and Britt Stockert as our new Operations Manager!
With expertise in media training, sales leadership, and speechwriting in addition to demonstrated success in public speaking and presentation skills, we are thrilled to start 2018 with a team of expert trainers/coaches and skilled administrative staff. Please click here to get to know them or read their quick bios below!
In addition, I’ve just signed a book contract with AMACOM, the publishing arm of the American Management Association, to write The Leader’s Voice: A Handbook for Public Speaking and Presentation Skills. With an anticipated release in late 2018, it will be a practical guide for the busy professional.
As you finalize your 2018 learning and development plans, please reach out to us if we can help you or your colleagues speak with confidence and authenticity in speeches, presentations, and everyday conversations. Our newly expanded team offers executive coaching, group workshops, and keynote speeches.
Thank you for your trust and your partnership over the past 5 years and for your commitment to helping people find their voice and their courage to speak. We cannot wait to work with you again and welcome your continued referrals.
In the meantime, we wish you a happy holiday season and a healthy new year.
New Additions to the GPS Team
To learn more about our new team members, click here
Casey Carpenter comes to Global Public Speaking with an impressive background as a professional speaker, coach, and mentor with an expertise in sales, leadership, and confidence. An introverted, shy, and highly sensitive wallflower turned dynamic business-builder, Casey knows that anyone can improve their skills with the right training and the right mentor. An accomplished speaker, she is a national board member of the National Speakers Association.
John Watkis joins Global Public Speaking with a strong background in speechwriting and stage performance. John is an international speaker, speechwriter, and public speaking coach. In addition to delivering keynote speeches and workshops in six countries and on three continents, he has written speeches for corporations, government officials, non-profits, professional speakers, and hall of fame athletes. He was the first Canadian-born actor to play “Mufasa” in the Disney musical, “The Lion King.”
Britt Stockert, our new Operations Manager, joins our team from the other Washington…state, that is. Britt is an entrepreneur groupie/apprentice with more than a decade of experience in marketing, sales, and business development. In addition to her time in the United States Air Force, she has spent most of her career helping smart, creative people get their innovative ideas off the ground.