TED-Style Coaching To Get Your Message Out Into The World

We’re a global *TED-style coaching leader that helps individuals land TEDx talks 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 TED Talk? We Can Help You Prepare

The TEDx process can often feel confusing and overwhelming. You might spend hours searching the internet for information on speaking at TED, 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 TEDx speaking gigs?

How do I apply to be a TED speaker?

Our Thought-Leader Accelerator Experience takes the guesswork out of your journey. This TED-style 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 TED-style 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 TED-style talk has never been easier. Get help structuring and writing your perfect TED-style 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 the TEDx 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 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 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.

Land Your TEDx-Style Talk

The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here. Receive your yes email and schedule your TEDx 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 TED-style talk has never been easier. Get help structuring and writing your perfect TED-style 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 TEDx 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.

6

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 TEDx-Style Talk

The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here. Receive your yes email and schedule your TEDx 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 TEDx 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 TED 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 TEDx 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 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 TED-style 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 TEDx Style 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 TED talk 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

Phi
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Phi
TEDx Speaker and Accountability Coach
About Phi
Phi is a 15-year sales veteran, TEDx speaker, Thought-Leader Accountability Manager, and Certified UCLA Mindfulness Teacher who brought hundreds of sound bath meditations and other mindfulness practices to the Los Angeles community. When he’s not speaking on the balance between sales and mindfulness or helping Thought-Leader, Phi enjoys fire spinning, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and traveling.
Bradley
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Bradley
Accountability Coach
About Bradley
Bradley is an Account Manager and Speaker Coach with a passion for personal growth and the growth of our amazing Thought-Leaders! He is best known for his deep caring about each of our client's missions and bringing them to the stage to help and heal the planet! Bradley spends his time studying philosophy and physics when he isn't engaged in a community event or talk practice/coaching session at Thought-Leader! He spent 7 years as an industrial engineer and training specialist at UPS only to retire at 26 to follow his passion for speaking and coaching!
Taylor Conroy
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Taylor Conroy
4x TEDx Speaker, President of Thought-Leader, and Speaker Coach
About Taylor
Taylor is an entrepreneur, speaker, and philanthropist who’s best known for his social entrepreneurship initiatives that have built 400+ schools, libraries, clean water projects, and anti-sex trafficking initiatives in Africa and Southeast Asia, as well as 150+ homes for families living in underserved communities throughout Latin America. He is a highly sought-after speaker and has presented at the United Nations, Harvard, Princeton, Disney, KPMG, and to audiences of 100,000+ people on 5 continents.
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.
Minna
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Minna
20+ Year Professional Speaker Coach
About Minna
Minna holds a BFA in acting from NYU Tisch and an MFA in performance from Brooklyn College. She is a former actress turned coach and trainer who’s best known for her work on confidence and authenticity, detailed in her book The Confident Body. Minna supports executives and organizations to embrace play, failure, and the power of storytelling. Notable clients include UBER, Instacart, Meetup, and Fidelity, along with numerous nonprofits and founders on the forefront of social innovation.

Our Team of Professional Speaking Experts

Taylor Conroy

Taylor Conroy

4x TEDx Speaker, President of Thought-Leader, and Speaker Coach

Taylor is an entrepreneur, speaker, and philanthropist who’s best known for his social entrepreneurship initiatives that have built 400+ schools, libraries, clean water projects, and anti-sex trafficking initiatives in Africa and Southeast Asia, as well as 150+ homes for families living in underserved communities throughout Latin America. He is a highly sought-after speaker and has presented at the United Nations, Harvard, Princeton, Disney, KPMG, and to audiences of 100,000+ people on 5 continents.

Bradley

Bradley

Accountability Coach

Bradley is an Account Manager and Speaker Coach with a passion for personal growth and the growth of our amazing Thought-Leaders! He is best known for his deep caring about each of our client’s missions and bringing them to the stage to help and heal the planet! Bradley spends his time studying philosophy and physics when he isn’t engaged in a community event or talk practice/coaching session at Thought-Leader! He spent 7 years as an industrial engineer and training specialist at UPS only to retire at 26 to follow his passion for speaking and coaching!

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.

Phi

Phi

TEDx Speaker and Accountability Coach

Phi is a 15-year sales veteran, TEDx speaker, Thought-Leader Accountability Manager, and Certified UCLA Mindfulness Teacher who brought hundreds of sound bath meditations and other mindfulness practices to the Los Angeles community. When he’s not speaking on the balance between sales and mindfulness or helping Thought-Leader, Phi enjoys fire spinning, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and traveling.

Minna

Minna

20+ Year Professional Speaker Coach

Minna holds a BFA in acting from NYU Tisch and an MFA in performance from Brooklyn College. She is a former actress turned coach and trainer who’s best known for her work on confidence and authenticity, detailed in her book The Confident Body. Minna supports executives and organizations to embrace play, failure, and the power of storytelling. Notable clients include UBER, Instacart, Meetup, and Fidelity, along with numerous nonprofits and founders on the forefront of social innovation.

Helping Coach Speakers And Beyond

The benefits of public speaking coaching go far beyond the TEDx stage. Our courses, live TED-style 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 TEDx 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 TEDx 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

TEDx Style Resources

We have various resources and tools for all your TEDx-style 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