Hi, I'm Angela. I'm an award-winning speaker, three-time author, two-time TEDx presenter, public speaking coach, and seven-year business owner. Basically everything I just named are things I never would have imagined doing 10 years ago. You can learn why on my About page and my Speaking page. It's all there.
I love people who recognize the fastest way to the life they want is to create it. I can help you.
Angela is the perfect person to present this material. She has a ton of experience and presents it in a welcoming, accessible way. She made me feel like it was possible to “claim the stage” as a living! The sessions were engaging and informative, the assignments fun and her feedback always (ALWAYS!) helped me understand my next steps.
I have had the opportunity to work with Angela in a small group setting, with two students, and in a large group setting with more than 300 high school students, as well as in an adult group setting. Each time she has demonstrated a talent for engaging her audience, eliciting positive feedback and providing motivational ideas that inspire the people she is working with to reach beyond their comfort zone, to think out of the box and to focus on what truly matters. In all instances her passion, he…
Angela delivers engaging, informative, and fun classes. She is a considerate and thoughtful teacher who is always there for her students and genuinely wants to help them succeed. I could not be more thrilled I took this course, and feel very grateful to have found her. If you are even thinking about becoming a paid speaker, I would strongly recommend her!
Angela’s timely inspiration and advice as an advanced PAID speaker helped me increase my speaking rate by 4X! She provided key insights for expanding my speaking business and helped me, as a negotiation trainer, avoid the dreaded “Cobbler’s children have no shoes” situation. She helped me plainly see that I needed to “walk the talk” I give about setting high anchors and asking for more. So I asked a potential corporate client for a higher rate and they said yes, with no questions asked.
Angela’s energy and positive messages made a huge impression – even on those members of the audience who might have viewed her ideas with some skepticism. I highly recommend Angela as a speaker and am certain her story and advice will resonate with any audience she works with.
Angela is an impressive listener who provides insightful and actionable feedback. She creates energy that builds momentum and provides gentle and encouraging support along the way. Thanks to her, I have created a new offering for my business that aligns with the work I want to be doing. I’m excited to deliver these workshops and am forever grateful to Angela for creating the Speaking School for Women (& sharing all of her secrets on how to become a paid speaker). Thank you Angela!!
I speak at several conferences a year and yet I was still surprised by how much I learned from Angela. This was the first I’ve heard of a speaker plan and I’m excited to implement it in my own business. Angela’s tips for naming talks and pricing yourself were also incredibly helpful and after listening to her, I’ll be making some big changes to my speaker strategy!
I’ve been asked to be a speaker and done it (nerves, be damned). Even though I was getting paid, I never felt like a “professional speaker.” In part, it was because I was negotiating from a black box. Enter Angela to shed some light on typical rates for different types of events and tighter questions to ask upfront. It’s led to higher fees on events that fit better. Being able to anticipate those two things got me to finally put up my speaker page and organically invite people to it.
As a past president of the Washington, DC National Speakers Association and witness to hundreds of presenters, I feel confident saying Angela is in the top 2% of speakers in her generation. She is smart, genuine, compelling and inspiring. I will predict now that she is one to watch!
Angela’s fresh approach and authentic experience lifted our group to new levels. With her words, we had the confidence to make change happen, both individually and as a group. We would definitely have her back for more unpretentious wisdom.