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1:1 Advisory Services

Welcome, Friend.
Speaking is not the path for the faint of heart.
It is the path for those who want to drive the world forward. 
It is the path of heroes.
It is the path of warriors, counselors and wise souls.
It is the path of activists, activators and inspirational giants.

To be truly great at public speaking you must:
Be humble.
Be human.
Be helpful.

Speaking is a supremely powerful platform from which you can shape the world.
If you have a core challenge that relates to paid speaking, I can help.

– Amy Gray, Founder & CEO
New Leaf Speaker Management LLC

Our results:
New Leaf works directly with event hosts and all the top speaker bureaus and agencies in the world.  We have negotiated more than $40,000,000 in speaking fees for our intentionally small roster of clients – leading our negotiations with attention to detail and kindness.  We are known for being both kind and effective at what we do.

We continuously cultivate our network of more than 50 speaker bureaus, speaker agencies and talent agencies, encompassing more than 500 individual agents worldwide. We also work directly with event hosts to handle all in-bound inquiries for our clients.

To discuss your most compelling challenge or your biggest upcoming opportunity with regard to paid speaking, it is as easy as 1-2-3:

1) Review the info below my signature to see if one of my two advisory options appeals to you.

2) Email us at, and let us know which type of session (45 min phone call for $395 USD or 60 min video-conference for $595 USD) you’d like to confirm.

3)  We’ll be in touch asap to work out a date and time with you.

These sessions are specifically designed to focus on Y-O-U and I’ll offer my insight into what could be most helpful for you to do next.  Our conversation will be confidential, spontaneous, fast-paced and highly practical.  

My style:  
I’m nice – in an industry not known for ‘nice.’  I’m direct, but kind.  Kindness does not mean naive or ineffective.  In fact, I believe that the opposite is true.  Being KIND is the secret ingredient that makes us good at what we do. It takes more time to be kind vs. abrupt, but it is an essential part of how we operate as individuals and as a business. I want to help every single person who reaches out to me for advice.

In short, like the ad for Farmer’s Insurance:
I know a thing or two, because I’ve seen a thing or two — and I adore the work I do.  If you need some guidance, I can’t wait to talk to you.

Let’s get this party started.  

Amy Gray

For either option, the sessions are 1:1 and New Leaf will donate a portion of your fee to the US-based, registered non-profit of your choice and send you the confirmation.  Everyone feels good.

1) ADVISORY PHONE CALL – $395 USD – 45 minutes – $50 donated to the US-based, registered non-profit of your choice.
This is a 45 minute advisory phone call where I focus my 28 years of experience in the events industry — with nearly twenty of those as professional speaker management — on YOU.  This fast-paced session will be geared toward you outlining your single biggest challenge or opportunity with regard to paid speaking.  You set the stage and I will begin asking you a lot of questions — which leads to an intensive discussion where we get concrete on some specific “next steps” advice.  I haven’t been stumped yet. (Touch wood).

2) VIDEO ADVISORY SESSION – $595 USD – 60 minutes – $100 donated to the US-based, registered non-profit of your choice.
PLUS:  Your session is recorded and the audio file is sent to you, for your archives

Upgrade your session to a 60 minute video-conference and we’ll have 33% more time in our session.  Since we’ll be meeting via video-conference, the closest thing we have right now to having an in person meeting, this session feels more open and expansive than the phone call option.  I’ll send you an audio recording of our session so you won’t be distracted with note taking during our conversation.  During our hour together, we take a deep swan dive into your situation and I’ll have even more of an opportunity to offer guidance on next steps.

Some of the challenges I’ve tackled in these sessions with advisory clients over the years:

    You are a successful ___________(insert your chosen moniker here – author, actor, artist, rock-star, entrepreneur, TED speaker, politician, public figure) and receive frequent invitations to do speaking appearances….and would like to accept carefully screened invitations that will further your personal and professional initiatives, while not running you ragged
    You are just getting started with paid speaking and do not yet have professional representation, but are hoping to find someone who will add you to their roster
    Agencies, bureaus and/or event hosts hired you to do some paid speaking and you’ve caught the bug for it…and want to do more of it….and earn more per appearance.
    You are in the process of writing a book that will come out in the next 6-12 months and would like to get your ducks in a row so that if the book generates speaking inquiries, you’ll be ready
    You are represented by an agency or bureau or management company and feel a bit too removed from the actual conversations that shape the offers – yet you don’t have the bandwidth or speaking industry savvy to properly manage representation in-house
    You are based outside the USA, or are here as a non-citizen, want to tap into the lucrative speaking market in the US and don’t know how to get started
    After a less than stellar experience with representation, you are wondering what went wrong and where to go next
    You and/or your staff currently manage your speaking inquiries and are feeling overrun with the workload and would love to know about other options.

If you see a bit of yourself in one or more of those, let’s connect.  
Just choose one of the two options above and reach out to us at to get your session booked asap.