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Confidential Advice

Confidential 1:1 Advisory Service
I have created a powerful new way to help those who want an insider’s view of the business of speaking – while at the same time, building up contributions to the Casa Rombach: The Hoamyinchloeshirtuse that Love Will Buy fund. These sessions are specifically for those who want to confidentially share their unique challenges and opportunities in the realm of paid speaking and get practical, non-biased advice from someone who has deep experience in the business.  I have more than 25 years of experience in this field – including a decade as a ‘buyer’ of paid speakers (I know how event planners think!) and sixteen years as representation and management for world-class speakers who command $35,000 – $200,000+ per appearance.

I thrive on educating and helping others.

How it works:
In return for a non-refundable online contribution of $500 to the fund (www.crowdrise.com/casarombach), I spend 60 minutes on a video conference call with you. You have 30 minutes to tell me a lot about YOU – anything and everything you want to share, what makes you tick, your strengths, your weaknesses, your current work (if any) with speaking.  You can bring a list of questions and fire away!  I then have 30 minutes to ask YOU a lot of questions and offer my advice.  I’ll follow up the call by spending 30 minutes on a recap email to highlight the take-away’s.

If you know of anyone who is struggling to sort out their paid speaking work, stalled at a certain point in their success with paid speaking, a bit dissatisfied with the way the speaking work is currently handled and who could invest $500 in a great cause for customized advice, please share this link.

I’d be delighted to be of assistance.  I’m reachable at amy@newleafspeakers.com.
Let’s do this for the love of Chloe.

Onward and upward.
Amy Gray

Why should you trust me?
I’ve spent the past 16 years working side by side with some of the coolest people on the planet- people who are incredibly powerful and deeply good.  They also happen to do paid speaking. I bring ALL of that knowledge to work for you.  The perspective I offer is from the vantage point of running a thriving global speaker management practice, interacting with all the top bureaus and agencies world-wide and doing all negotiations and logistics for nearly 100 events per year.  I offer real-world tested, practical and insightful advice you cannot get anywhere else.  I’m writing a book called The Reinvention of Paid Speaking:  For Rockstars, Authors, Icons and Those Who Dare to Think Differently and the content is derived from the calls I’ve had with aspiring speakers and my own quarter century of experience.

My business, New Leaf Speaker Management, advises and guides some of the most powerful & deeply good humans I know:
Steve Wozniak, the co-Founder of Apple,
Aimee Mullins, L’Oreal Global Ambassador & actress,
Amanda Palmer, Rockstar & tribe builder extraordinaire,
Whitney Johnson, Personal Disruption expert- with a book in the works for Harvard Business School Press (2018),
Saj-nicole A. Joni, the MIT Applied Mathematics pioneer, accomplished executive, CEO Whisperer and author, most recently, of ‘Get Big Things Done’ and
Martha Beck, best-selling author, Oprah favorite and founder of a wildly successful life coach certification academy.

We also work with several private label clients — those just beginning their paid speaking work to those who prefer to maintain their own brand online as ‘one-stop’ shopping with regard to all of their activities.  Under their URL, or in private consultation, we offer the same suite of services our ‘public facing’ clients enjoy – advisory, response to all inquiries, calendar management, pricing and terms, negotiation, deal presentation, contracting, collections, logistics, and follow-up – all done with expertise and integrity in our calm, capable and kind manner.

Availability:
I conduct four (4) sessions a month in exchange for donations to a great family in Marblehead, MA who want to bring their daughter, Chloe, home from the hospital.  These video-mentoring sessions fill up quickly, so if you are interested, please let me know as soon as possible and we will find a mutually convenient time to hold your confidential session.

Who is Chloe Rombach?
Chloe was raised in Marblehead MA and is a 2010 graduate of Marblehead High School and a 2014 graduate of UMASS Amherst.  She was struck by a car on a rainy night in December 2014, when she was only 22 years old.  Deprived of oxygen for nearly 20 minutes before firefighters freed her from under the vehicle, she nearly lost her life.  She has not regained full consciousness since the accident and currently resides in a hospital about an hour away from her family.  Her parents, Jeannie and Ed, and her artist sister, AJ Rombach, have been diligently raising funds, recruiting help and caring for Chloe with daily turns at the hospital ever since that horrible day. They are making modifications and renovations to their house, to make it suitable for Chloe and bring her back home.  100% of all monies earned from these four monthly coaching calls will go directly to the Rombach family.  It is their bank account that receives all payments directly from the Crowdrise website.

These two images show Chloe the summer before the accident and during the summer of 2016:
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