On Second Thought: Lessons From a Number Two
In a society that celebrates winners, how does a Number Two step into the spotlight?
Storytelling Speaker, Event Designer, Supporting Actor, Implementor and Motivator
Christina Matteucci`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Christina Matteucci`s U.S. Speaking Fee
$7,500 - $10,000
New York, USA
About Speaker Christina Matteucci…
Executive Director of David Beahm Experiences, Christina Matteucci pioneers an integral role within the special event industry as Number Two to celebrity event designer David Beahm. Now in her eighteenth year of collaboration with David, Christina has spent almost two decades skillfully executing unfathomably complex soirées all over the globe.
Christina credits her rigorous conservatory theater training at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (2001) with her ability to conceive and produce lavish event experiences. She also asserts that her finesse for the fantastic has been enhanced and honed through wholeheartedly embracing the position of Number Two—a role that has blossomed into an esteemed symbiotic partnership with David. By exemplifying the time-honored model of apprenticeship and mentorship, Christina cultivates a robustly innovative workplace that thrives on deeply rooted collaboration; as such, she is a champion of egalitarian business principles.
Her bohemian theories on how we define professional success earn her coveted speaking opportunities within the global special events industry, inspiring and captivating audiences with her no-nonsense, comedic, and self-effacing style. On November 23, 2019, Christina had the honor of speaking alongside Eliza Reid, First Lady of Iceland, at TEDxBeaconStreet, Boston.
By virtue of her particular aptitude for team building, Christina is uniquely qualified to counsel both emerging professionals embarking on their career paths (thus earning her the moniker TeucciMama: Mother Hen of the Number Twos) as well as CEOs who value synergistic, cooperative corporate cultures.
“Over the years, we’ve had some of the most prestigious speakers, but I would have to say that Christina Matteucci’s presentation was by far THE BEST speaking engagement we have ever had, and Christina is the only person to receive a standing ovation. Her lecture on being a Number Two and supporting the owner of a business is one of my favorite concepts. No matter what Christina is speaking about, I promise you, you won’t be disappointed; she’s amazing.”
“We were recommended by multiple people to bring in Christina and she could not have exceeded our expectations more… The energy and the theatrical element she brought to her talk was incredible and our members voted it their favorite meeting of 2019… I can guarantee that she will be back in Houston soon.”
“From the first time I heard Christina at Engage! it was one of the moments in your life that you instantly want to share with those you know, not only did I learn a different perspective on leadership, but after having Christina come and speak in front of my team, I learned what passion for being someone’s “someone” really meant… Christina’s passion and love ooze through her words and it is not just the content that we take away from them, but in reality, it is a piece of her that we get to take along our journey.”
“Christina spent a lot of time familiarizing herself with our brand, the team, the personalities, vision, and goals; she was very keen to understand what would make this speaking engagement successful… she managed to not only move the team, but inspired many individuals (including leadership) to take action and inform some of their personal branding strategies and approaches. Her presentation… was curated for the team and really hit on the mission we discussed in our planning sessions. Her energy and tenacity are magnetic; I can’t wait to have her back.”