About Me As Your Speaker Mentor
For the last 3 years, I’ve professionally mentored up & coming, as well as established speakers. This is because, for the last 7 years, my online persona has been The Bucket List Guy, which I have globally commercialized primarily through speaking. As a result, I’ve been able to help 10’s of 1000’s of people live their Bucket List’s & lead more fulfilling lives. This is what I am most proud of.
In that time, I’ve had a lot of people ask “I’d love to do what you do, but in my own way. Can you help me?” or “I’ve got a message inside of me that I want to help people with. Can you help me?” Of course, the answer was “yes”. I’m an educator at heart & I love paying what I’ve learned forward.
So, I started coaching speakers. But due to the number of requests & knowing that my 1-on-1 time was limited, I transitioned into group Mentoring. Now, I get to help more people scratch their ‘speaking itch’ & get paid to share their message.
I see opportunity everywhere for good speakers too. There are some great speakers out there & some not-so-great ones. Having spoken on 5 of the 7 continents thus far, I’ve shared the stage with a lot of them. I’m a past president of Professional Speakers Australia (Victoria) & have spoken at the annual New Zealand, Singapore, USA & Australian professional speakers conferences. Yes…speaking to speakers is always a tough gig!
From being a TEDx speaker to running my own retreats, I know how the speaker world works. I see what & who is hot, as well as what & who is not in the Keynote space too. Most importantly, I see the gaps for those of you who are willing to step-up.
All in all, I love being able to help people become professional speakers. Because I believe, there’s nothing better than seeing the world, speaking from your heart, helping others & getting paid well for it.