Speaker Coaching To Get Your Message Out Into The World

We’re a world renown leader in speaker coaching that helps individuals land talks, reach millions of people and propel their businesses forward. We do that by helping coaches, aspiring speakers, entrepreneurs, authors, executives, and everyone else in-between land speaking gigs at the world’s most incredible and authority-building stages.

We’re more than a public speaking company. Our process helps innovators and changemakers find their inner passions and launch themselves into the world. As a result, our clients have become best-selling authors, top-producing marketers, Forbes 100 coaches, and 7-figure executives.

*We aren’t sponsored by TED or TEDx conferences. We are an independent professional public speaking coach organization.

Land A Spot On The World’s Largest Stage!

TED-style coaching to get you on the big stage

Our speakers have been featured across the World’s Biggest Stages

Planning A Talk? We Can Help You Prepare

The booking process can often feel confusing and overwhelming. You might spend hours searching the internet for information on landing a talk, only to finish your search with more questions than when you started. Often, individuals find us when they’re at their whits-end of asking themselves the following:

Where do I start?

How do I find speaking gigs?

How do I apply to be a speaker?

Our Thought-Leader Accelerator Experience takes the guesswork out of your journey. This speaker coaching takes you step-by-step from imagination to crafting and giving your talk.

The Thought-Leader Accelerator Experience

Inside our Thought-Leader Accelerator, you’ll find everything you need to know about finding, landing, and giving a talk on the world’s biggest stage. In addition, our Application Intensives and Talk Writing Intensives teach you how to structure and submit your talk, so event organizers want to read it. Meanwhile, our Thought Leaders Community lets you meet other aspiring speakers and holds you accountable for your goals.
Here’s what you can expect on your Thought-Leader Accelerator journey:

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Purchase Our Course *Application-Only*

Our enrollment advisors look at your application to determine if you’re the right fit for our speaker coaching program. Then, we’ll meet with you and help you figure out how your message can make a life-changing impact on an authority-building stage.

Intro Into Our Program and Online Community

Join our Thought Leaders Community, where you have access to online education modules, curated groups to collaborate and share new ideas, intensives, and weekly coaching calls to practice your talk with others.

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Join Our Talk Writing Intensive

Preparing for a talk has never been easier. Our Talk Writing Intensive takes you through a step-by-step speech writing training. Get help structuring and writing your perfect talk with the support of brand experts, peers, and speaker coaches.

Join Our Application Intensive

Gain self-confidence in your application by going through our 2-day App Intensive. This live training with our experts gives you the guidance to get a written and video application together. Receive support on navigating event lists and join other Thought-Leader Accelerator members through peer support pods.

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Complete Modules and Stage Planning

Go through our online course modules and follow the prompts to plan out your entire speaking journey. Learn from speaker coaches, and professional marketers about how you can make the most of your experience.

Attend Talk Practice Calls

Learn how to give a speech confidently as you refine your talk in front of peers and coaches. These live sessions prepare you to give the best talk possible and hold you accountable for reaching your goals.

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Complete Weekly Appathons

Hold yourself accountable to your speaker journey, and submit your applications each week. Join live with other peers in the Thought-Leader Accelerator and get with Thought-Leader team members to answer any questions you may have about the process.

Land Your Talk

The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here. Receive your yes email and schedule your time slot. Our team members can help with any additional questions you may have along the way.

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Give Your Talk

Give the talk of your dreams in front of an audience willing to listen. We’ll celebrate with you as you accomplish your goals.

Receive Marketing Training

Receive additional training on how you can leverage your talk to build your business. Learn how your signature talk can become viral and gather tips to set your speech up for future success. Meet with our accountability specialists to further discuss the next phase of your speaking goals.

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Get A FREE Feature Story

Now that you’re famous, it’s time to share that fame with the Thought-Leader audience. Schedule a call with our marketing specialist and get an article and spotlight video written and recorded on your behalf. Then, utilize your story in email campaigns, social media posts, and your website’s About Me or Feature sections.

The Thought-Leader Accelerator Experience

Inside our Thought-Leader Accelerator, you’ll find everything you need to know about finding, landing, and giving a talk on the world’s biggest stage. In addition, our Application Intensives and Talk Writing Intensives teach you how to structure and submit your talk, so event organizers want to read it. Meanwhile, our Thought Leaders Community lets you meet other aspiring speakers and holds you accountable for your goals.
Here’s what you can expect on your Thought-Leader Accelerator journey:

1

Purchase Our Course *Application-Only*

Our enrollment advisors look at your application to determine if you’re the right fit for our program. Then, we’ll meet with you and help you figure out how your message can make a life-changing impact on an authority-building stage.

2

Intro Into Our Program and Online Community

Join our Thought Leaders Community, where you have access to online education modules, curated groups to collaborate and share new ideas, intensives, and weekly coaching calls to practice your talk with others.

3

Join Our Talk Writing Intensive

Preparing for a talk has never been easier. Our Talk Writing Intensive takes you through a step-by-step speech writing training. Get help structuring and writing your perfect talk with the support of brand experts, peers, and speaker coaches.

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Join Our Application Intensive

Gain self-confidence in your application by going through our 2-day App Intensive. This live training with our experts gives you the guidance to get a written and video application together. Receive support on navigating the events list and join other Thought-Leader Accelerator members through peer support pods.

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Complete Modules and Stage Planning

Go through our online course modules and follow the prompts to plan out your entire speaking journey. Learn from speaker coaches, and professional marketers, and about how you can make the most of your experience.

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Attend Talk Practice Calls

Learn how to give a speech confidently as you refine your talk in front of peers and coaches. These live sessions prepare you to give the best TED-style talk possible and hold you accountable for reaching your goals.

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Complete Weekly Appathons

Hold yourself accountable to your speaker journey, and submit your applications each week. Join live with other peers in the Thought-Leader Accelerator and get with Thought-Leader team members to answer any questions you may have about the process.

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Land Your Talk

The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here. Receive your yes email and schedule your time slot. Our team members can help with any additional questions you may have along the way.

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Give Your Talk

Give the talk of your dreams in front of an audience willing to listen. We’ll celebrate with you as you accomplish your goals.

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Receive Marketing Training

Receive additional training on how you can leverage your talk to build your business. Learn how your signature talk can become viral and gather tips to set your speech up for future success. Meet with our accountability specialists to further discuss the next phase of your speaking goals.

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Get A FREE Feature Story

Now that you’re famous, it’s time to share that fame with the Thought-Leader audience. Schedule a call with our marketing specialist and get an article and spotlight video written and recorded on your behalf. Then, utilize your story in email campaigns, social media posts, and your website’s About Me or Feature sections.

Training for a TEDx Presentation

Training for a Presentation?

Since a TEDx speaker helped found our organization, we know a thing or two about prepping for a signature talk. So we’ve put together our own version of a talk speaker guide and course to help you exceed your goals.

Some of our speaker coaches are 20-year veterans, who are here to help you make your presentation as polished and authentic as possible. From memorization tips to visual aid guidelines, our goal is to aid you in crafting a presentation that resonates with your audience.

Whether you have questions about how to focus on your why idea, the number of slides to include, or the color to wear on stage, we have data-backed research ready. So, feel confident and prepared before giving your presentation with research, training, and coaching from our community.

TEDx Guide

Download Our Guide to Creating A Viral Talk!

Read more about we help individuals like you craft a talk that will impact thousands!

What You Can Achieve With Speaker Coaching

TEDx coaching goes further than just the TED talk stage. It’s a structure that lasts with you throughout your brand-building journey. As a result, many of our clients become successful authors, keynote speakers, motivational speakers, and professional coaches. Others find alternative avenues to contribute to the world.

Don’t just take our word for it; see what our client, Brad Stevens has to say about what our speaker coaching and mentoring has done for him personally and professionally.

Motivational Speaker Training

If you want to motivate and inspire others through your spoken word, we’re here to help. At Thought-Leader, our goal is to work with you to find the message you want to share with the world and help you deliver that message on a large scale.

Individuals who have taken our Thought-Leader Accelerator coaching program have given speeches on personal health, finances, neurodiversity, building schools, and many more topics that have challenged audiences to impact the world around us positively.

Our TED-style coaching takes you on a personal journey combining your passions and skillsets with speech coaching. Because of this training, hundreds of our clients have spoken at TEDx and TED, The United Nations, Cornell, community schools, etc.

Professional, Effective Speech Writing

Whether you’re trying to get on the TED stage or speak at conferences and events, writing your speech is half of the battle. The good news is, that Thought-Leader can help. Our Talk Writing Intensives take you through a step-by-step process for speech writing.

You can use our methodology across various speaking engagements and tailor it to fit your needs. Become a more effective writer and presenter with our proven track record of success.

Keynote Public Speaking

If you’re looking to become a keynote speaker, this is the place for you. Our courses provide a robust speech framework that you can use to tailor your message across various stages. For example, our Thought-Leader Accelerator teaches you how to prepare for and deliver a speech in the form of a TEDx talk. Meanwhile, our Paid Speaker Accelerator takes you on a journey of negotiating speaking fees and landing your first paid gig.

All it takes is one high-quality TED speech for you to get noticed by other organizations looking for someone with your skillset. From there, your ability to negotiate and present yourself can help you become the paid keynote speaker you’ve always wanted to be.

Powerful Storytelling

It’s no secret that some of the world’s most impactful speeches include a story. That’s why, at Thought-Leader, our goal is to help you tell your story to the world, one speech at a time. We’ve created intensives within our courses where you can discuss, write down, and receive feedback on your stories.

Our framework teaches you to incorporate the most impactful moments of your story into a speech while remaining on point and aligned to the message you want to share. This storytelling process ultimately enables you to deliver a compelling, engaging, and motivating speech to others.

Our Team of Professional Speaking Experts

Rae
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Rae
Accountability Coach
About Rae
Rae is an Accountability Manager (she loves the term “spirit guide”) for anyone with the goal of getting their idea onto the TEDx stage. After spending 5 years as a sales manager coaching university students on achieving their goals, she developed a huge passion for helping people get out of their own way and find their personal “aha!” moments. Rae spends her time exploring the concepts of consciousness, communication, connection, and unconditional love. Out in the wild, you can find Rae in the mountains on a paraglider, going country swing dancing, out in a canyon exploring, or on a cliff with her journal.
Emily
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Emily
Accountability Coach
About Emily
Emily is an Account Manager for those on their TEDx journey! She is passionate about helping her clients reach their goals and go beyond what they previously thought was possible for themselves. She comes from a background in collegiate athletics and coaching and loves to connect with people who have a fire and passion within them. In her free time, she loves to challenge herself with new workouts, watch and play as many sports as possible, spend intentional time with the people she loves, and of course, explore the best cuisine the world has to offer.
Sophie
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Sophie
Head Speaker Coach and Application Strategist
About Sophie
Sophie is a speaker coach, facilitator, and editor whose purpose is to help people make meaning of their stories and extract messages that are impactful on the world. When she isn't facilitating intensives, or supporting the rest of the Thought-Leader team on developing new programs, Sophie enjoys binging her favorite TV shows, snuggling with her rescue dog Dottie, and experimenting with all things fiber-art.
Lu Uzal
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Lu
Accountability Coach
About Lu
Lu is an account manager, who likes to think of her role as a “guidance counselor,” proactively guiding and supporting speakers through their TEDx journey. Through a decade of experience in personal coaching, she developed her love for empowering clients to achieve their biggest goals, putting them in the driver’s seat toward their own destinies. Offline, you can find her doing acro yoga with her partner, floating in the ocean, and looking for new waterfalls to hike with her dog.
Siana
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Siana
Accountability Coach
About Siana
Siana is an Account Manager and a life long learner. She is passionate about helping people achieve their goals and providing people a safe place to do so. Siana finds joy in digging deep and finding the 'why' behind every client and goal. In her free time, she loves to hit the yoga mat, read and spend time with the people she loves.

Our Team of Professional Speaking Experts

Sophie

Sophie

Head Speaker Coach and Application Strategist

Sophie is a speaker coach, facilitator, and editor whose purpose is to help people make meaning of their stories and extract messages that are impactful on the world. When she isn’t facilitating intensives, or supporting the rest of the Thought-Leader team on developing new programs, Sophie enjoys binging her favorite TV shows, snuggling with her rescue dog Dottie, and experimenting with all things fiber-art.

Emily

Emily

Accountability Coach

Emily is an Account Manager for those on their TEDx journey! She is passionate about helping her clients reach their goals and go beyond what they previously thought was possible for themselves. She comes from a background in collegiate athletics and coaching and loves to connect with people who have a fire and passion within them. In her free time, she loves to challenge herself with new workouts, watch and play as many sports as possible, spend intentional time with the people she loves, and of course, explore the best cuisine the world has to offer.

Lu

Lu

Accountability Coach

Lu is an account manager, who likes to think of her role as a “guidance counselor,” proactively guiding and supporting speakers through their TEDx journey. Through a decade of experience in personal coaching, she developed her love for empowering clients to achieve their biggest goals, putting them in the driver’s seat toward their own destinies.
Offline, you can find her doing acro yoga with her partner, floating in the ocean, and looking for new waterfalls to hike with her dog.

Minna

Rae

Accountability Coach

Rae is an Accountability Manager (she loves the term “spirit guide”) for anyone with the goal of getting their idea onto the TEDx stage. After spending 5 years as a sales manager coaching university students on achieving their goals, she developed a huge passion for helping people get out of their own way and find their personal “aha!” moments. Rae spends her time exploring the concepts of consciousness, communication, connection, and unconditional love. Out in the wild, you can find Rae in the mountains on a paraglider, going country swing dancing, out in a canyon exploring, or on a cliff with her journal.

Minna

Siana

Accountability Coach

Siana is an Account Manager and a life long learner. She is passionate about helping people achieve their goals and providing people a safe place to do so. Siana finds joy in digging deep and finding the ‘why’ behind every client and goal. In her free time, she loves to hit the yoga mat, read and spend time with the people she loves.

Helping Coach Speakers And Beyond

The benefits of public speaking coaching go far beyond the stage. Our courses, live speaker coaching, and online community provide you with the skillsets needed across various aspects of your personal and professional journey. Some say they gain confidence by landing a talk, while others love the connections built through our virtual Talk Practice groups.

Whether you’re looking to build yourself an audience or gain new levels of professionalism in your communication, we can help. We work with a wide array of individuals, and as a result, our clients are more than speakers; they are CEOs, life coaches, doctors, professional entrepreneurs, authors, and more.

So, become the leader or speaker you’ve always wanted to be while remaining true to yourself and your goals.

I’m now a TEDx speaker and just landed my first paid speaking gig for $3k thanks to Thought-Leader! I could not be more proud of my talk!

Kyla

Self-empowerment coach

My TEDx Talk now has over 4.6 million views and has led to 250+ paid speaking gigs, being featured in The TODAY Show, and a six-figure book deal with the world’s largest publisher.

Kevin Breel

Professional Comedian and Speaker

I had dreamed of speaking on the TEDx stage for years but didn’t know how to make it happen. Then I started working with Thought-Leader, and landed a TEDx talk in 8 weeks!

Majeed

Author & Entrepreneur

Speaker Resources

We have various resources and tools for all your public speaking needs. Check out our handy articles, checklists, guides, and videos to learn more about how we can help you on your journey.

15 Things We Learned From Analyzing the Top 100 TEDx Talks

How to Prepare A TED Talk: The Complete Guide for Stage Success

How to Give A TED Talk: Deliver Your Speech With Confidence