Our Mission


Awakening Greatness Within™

BigSpeak Speakers Bureau is the leading business speakers bureau—we focus on client business challenges and match them with expert keynote speakers, who inspire performance and improve culture. At BigSpeak Speakers Bureau, our culture thrives with our core values of Communication, Optimism, Accountability, Collaboration, and Healthy growth (COACH).

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Discover why over 72% of the Fortune 1000 partners with BigSpeak to advise and contract thousands of engagements. We are the Experts on the Experts and make certain our BigExperts deliver BigResults. From conference call to curtain call, our dedicated consultants and in-house event coordination team simplify your life, do all the heavy lifting and make you the hero. Whether you want a motivational speaker to inspire your team, a change management guru to generate meaningful organizational transformation or a celebrity speaker to bring high-profile and touch of class to your event, BigSpeak Speakers Bureau is your one-stop solution.

We pride ourselves on our East Coast work ethic, our integrity of the Midwest and our entrepreneurial spirit of the West Coast. Our boutique talent roster features founders of big name brands such as Netflix, Siri, Beats and others, in addition to NY Times top selling authors. We custom tailor speaking and appearance strategies for each client and speaker, based on your unique goals. We would be thrilled to work with you.

Awarded a coveted spot on the Inc 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies for several years running, our diverse team has decades of cumulative experience in the speaking industry and in various realms of business. The wealth of industry knowledge and experience our agents provide, as well as our highly collaborative approach, ensures each and every client will be matched with the perfect speaker for their unique needs to create impactful, informative, and inspiring programs. Our culture is dedicated to providing our team members with the same level of support we offer our clients, which is why we have a rating of 4.9 on Glassdoor, and 100% of those who completed reviews on the site would recommend our workplace to a friend.

Located in beautiful Santa Barbara, California, BigSpeak is a full-spectrum speakers bureau, representing the world’s finest motivational keynote speakers, consultants, experts, trainers, vanguard thought-leaders, world-class athletes, bestselling authors, award-winning entertainers, and global icons. For keynote speakers to inspire at your next conference, convention, retreat or gala, we invite you to search our “BigList” of Professional Speakers and view speaker videos. At BigSpeak Motivational Speakers Bureau, we realize that supporting meeting planners is key to achieving the goals of our clients, and so we also offer our meeting planner tools to guide you in creating, planning, organizing and staging the best event possible.

When you’re ready to explore hiring a world-class keynote speaker for your in-person or virtual event, please contact us so we can do the heavy lifting for you. We help you find the best speaker, provide awareness on keynote speaker fees, terms, logistics, and reasonable travel expenses. On a daily basis, our Advisors are working with 75% of the Fortune 1000, consulting on who is the best fit and value for each event. Additionally, after 7,000+ events we know a thing or two about matching speakers with each client’s keynote speaker needs and vision. We are committed to being with clients every step of the way, assuring the experience is beyond amazing for the audience. We are serious about providing amazing keynote speakers and atomic customer service!

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Why Work with Us


BigSpeak Speakers Bureau Works with the Best.

We represent the world’s top keynote, business and motivational speakers, thought leaders, and bestselling authors, including such luminaries as Magic Johnson and Richard Branson. BigSpeak continuously screens the marketplace for the best and brightest new speakers so that we bring you only top performing experts.


BigSpeak Has a Distinctive Focus.

Through our BigSpeak Consulting programs, we focus on the corporate world’s needs by specializing in the areas of leadership, organizational transformation, change management, and the creation of high performance teams and high satisfaction work environments. Dozens of our experts have graced the pages of Fortune, Forbes and Fast Company magazines. BigSpeak provides experts who will dramatically improve the way you do business and bring about lasting change for your organization.


BigSpeak Gets You The Speaker.

We have the tools, experience, partnerships and networking capabilities to get you almost any speaker, whether a celebrity, CEO or best-selling author.


BigSpeak Finds the Right Speaker for You.

Our unique ExpertSelect process ensures that we’ll find the right speaker for your event.Our team will listen carefully to your needs, research availability, and identify the right speaker for you. We have speakers for every budget and can even assist you in creative ways to find funding.


BigSpeak Handles the Details, Saving You Time and Energy.

We attend to the logistical details of your event to make your life easier. BigSpeak’s speaking professionals are with you every step of the way, from inception and theme development to contracting and event review. We know you are busy; let us handle the details.


BigSpeak Backs You Up.

We handle any emergencies that may arise. If a speaker cannot show up, we provide an equal or better speaker to your group.


No Additional Costs with BigSpeak

BigSpeak’s expert agents negotiate on your behalf to get the best value and services at no additional cost to you. Our speakers are glad to pass the contractual, logistical and marketing work to us so they can concentrate on performing for you.

I have been incredibly impressed with the professionalism and organizational processes of BigSpeak. I worked with them to review a long list of potential speakers all the way through to making our selection and finalizing our contract.  I look forward to working with BigSpeak again.


“Honestly, everyone at BigSpeak exceeded expectation in every way. BigSpeak rose above all challenges and kept a positive attitude throughout. THANK YOU.”

Mass AV

“We like dealing with BigSpeak. You understand our needs and work with us.”

Mark Sullivan

Formula 4 Media

“You were very professional and responsive. I have already recommended BigSpeak to others.”

Kate Seward

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

“As always, the talent you represent is ‘top notch’ and your staff professional and courteous. We will definitely come back to Big Speak for other events.”

Vickie Yaeger

SVP Information Technology
America's First Federal Credit Union

“What made our BigSpeak experience great? All the attention to details, the amazing responsiveness by the BigSpeak team and the fact that I felt like you all cared about me and my event.”

Mark Reynolds


“Our event was a totally positive experience from agent, coordination to presentation. BigSpeak pulled everything together for us at close to the 11th hour – very impressive.”

Brookfield Bay Area Builders, Inc.

“Every part of this event was positive. We came out feeling successful. We felt confident with BigSpeak and with our speaker- we will use BigSpeak again in the future.”

Baker Botts LLC

“We hope to work with BigSpeak again and soon. You were absolutely wonderful to work with and extremely responsive to our needs and inquiries. Everyone at BigSpeak was extremely customer focused and we loved working with you. I would say that in me, you have a partner for a long time no matter where I am. Thank you for everything.”

Shahla O’Brien

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

“Our Annual Meeting was a total success! Our employees actually enjoyed the event! BigSpeak made coordination a breeze and never let us down!”

Iva Disher


“You all made me a hero, and all I did was make a phone call to BigSpeak.”

Jim Tutton

Washington Trucking Association

“BigSpeak is a treat to work with. Very helpful, speedy and great service.”

Marti Russell

Leadership Development & Succession Planning
AT&T Wireless

“Working with BigSpeak was a worthwhile and EASY experience!”

Angie B. Lindsey

Executive Director
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation - North Florida Affiliate

“Working with the BigSpeak staff was a delightful experience. Contacts via phone and email were appropriate and timely. Questions were answered promptly. I felt cared for.”

Pat Christy

Manager Cancer Program
Genesis Medical Center

“What a wonderful experience! You’ve gone above and beyond. I’ve really appreciatied working with you.”

Diana Bates Mock

Director of Media & Community Relations
Fresno Pacific University

“BigSpeak handled the whole process, from information gathering, to logistics to billing. Their patience and professionalism made them a pleasure to work with.”

Charles Huber

Executive Director, Design for Six Sigma
Seagate Technology

“Jonathan Wygant of BigSpeak was my agent to secure Dr. Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra, Beverly Whipple, Pepper Schwartz, and Lee Stetson for the year I served as the education chair of the New Jersey Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization. Jonathan and his staff were very professional, efficient, and understood the YPO education process. They have made my life so much easier, and I’m confident their experience will enable them to be a huge assistance to other YPO chapter education chairs.”

Tim Ciasulli

CEO, Planet Honda
NJ-YPO Education Chair

“Since our first interaction, you’ve done nothing but provide exceptional customer service by being responsive, resourceful and simply just willing to meet my needs. I value great customer service, but it’s a discipline that has fallen by the wayside over the recent years — you give me hope!”

Albert S. White

Global Operations, Lilly Diabetes

“We really had an incredible experience with BigSpeak in bringing Dewitt Jones and Jeff Salz to our conference. Barrett Cordero was very responsive and helpful throughout our conference planning experience. We’re thankful to BigSpeak for their professionalism, responsiveness, and hospitality. We would choose BigSpeak again in a heartbeat!”

Rebekah Martin

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

“I would absolutely recommend BigSpeak to any organization looking to make a positive impact on their business. They offer businesses the opportunity to connect with leaders and experts that can help motivate, train and move a strategic vision in the right direction.”

Jefrey Shields


“BigSpeak did an amazing job of assisting us with our program. The program was flawless…thanks for making it so easy.”

Maryl Tull Balgenorth

Beaumont Hospitals

“The BigSpeak team was thorough, friendly, customer-oriented, professional and always followed-up with requests and e-mails. Also, when we were initially considering a speaker, they did a wonderful job providing us with key information and materials about their background and performance.”

Cynthia Hughes Anliker

Marketing Communications Consultant
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

“We would have to give Amy Eddy a great big 5!  Her persistence to meeting our needs for the meeting and continuing efforts to help us find just the right speaker, even on our drop-dead day for making the decision is what resulted in BigSpeak getting this business. She did an excellent job of following up and making sure everything was taken care of for our event.”

Silgan Containers

Please pass along our thanks to Mr. Ben Stein for his keynote speech and inherent southern hospitality. His energy, interest in our company and our event was simply superb. Also, thank you for helping us get together – your services and eye for detail were first rate. We enjoyed working with you.

Mansfield/MDA Golf Classic

Mansfield/MDA Golf Classic

Financial & Insurance

American Express
Bank of America
Credit Suisse
Deutsche Bank
Fidelity Investments
First Data
Goldman Sachs
Liberty Mutual Group
The Hartford
Merrill Lynch
Northern Trust
Prudential Financial
Visa International
Wells Fargo

Health Care & Pharmaceuticals

Abbott Medical
Blue Cross
Bristol Myers Squibb
Cambridge Health Services
Catholic Health Initiatives
Eli Lilly
Franciscan Health Systems
Iowa Health Systems
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Johnson & Johnson
Kaiser Permanente
Sparrow Health Systems
St. Joseph Mercy Health System

Aerospace & Automotive

The Boeing Company
Bombardier Aerospace
Ford Motor Company
General Electric
Harley Davidson
John Deere
Lockheed Martin

Other Corporations

BP America
CB Richard Ellis
Cox Communications
Exxon Mobil
Del Monte Foods
Fox TV
General Mills
Kraft Foods
Proctor & Gamble
Sony Music
Time Warner
Wolters Kluwer


Apple Computer
Cisco Systems
Dell Computers
Hewlett Packard
Lucent Technologies
SAS Institute
Seagate Technology


California State Fund
Central Intelligence Agency
Defense Supply Center of Philadelphia
Department of Defense
Dept of Housing & Urban Development
Michigan Department of Transportation
South Caroline Department of Education
United States Postal Service

Colleges & Universities

California State University at Long Beach
City College of San Francisco
College of Health Sciences
Fresno Pacific University
Ohio Northern University
Syracuse University
University of California at San Francisco

Associations & Non-Profits

Alzheimer’s Association
American Mental Health Counselors Association
Association for Quality & Participation
Association of California School Administrators
Boy Scouts of America
Boys & Girls Club
California Workforce Association
Healthcare Financial Management Association
Independent Meeting Planners Association
Susan G. Komen Foundation
Women’s Food Service Forum
World Presidents’ Organization (WPO)
Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO)

Conference Producers & Suppliers
American Society for Training & Development
Jack Morton Worldwide
Leadership Network Events
Linkage Incorporated
Metro Events Production Company
The Power Within

BigSpeak Professional Affiliations
and Association Memberships

  • World Presidents' Organization (WPO)

  • Young Presidents' Organization (YPO)

  • Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

  • Business for Social Responsibility

  • American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)

  • Fast Company "Company of Friends"

  • American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)

  • International Association of Speakers Bureaus (IASB)


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