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Testimonials

Testimonials

Here’s what Steve Wozniak, Aimee Mullins, Blake Mycoskie, Jesse Itzler and others say about New Leaf.  Trusted by highly-visible industry icons for more than two decades:

“I respect and thank New Leaf for launching my speaking career and managing it so well from ’06-’20.  If you need a speaker’s agent, you should contact Amy Gray.  She is excellent in this field and has my wholehearted support.”
Steve Wozniak
Co-Founder, Apple

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“I am so grateful to Amy for her on-going wisdom and generous advice on how the speaking industry really works.  She is a friend and New Leaf is a tremendous resource.”
Dr. Tererai Trent
Oprah’s Favorite Guest of All Time, author, speaker, humanitarian & entrepreneur
“You represent us in a way we can be proud of.  New Leaf offers transparency, kindness, openness and honesty in every interaction – and the way you say ‘No’ is an art form. Since we must decline the majority of the opportunities that come our way, the personal, graceful manner in which you handle inquiries is vital to us.  Thank you for protecting my time and doing so in a manner that makes everyone interacting with you feel GREAT.  Highly recommend New Leaf.”
Blake Mycoskie
Founder of TOMS & Co-Founder of Madefor
Britney Garcia
Blake Mycoskie’s Chief of Staff
“Amy is amazing at what she does. Reps top talent and speakers and is brilliantly creative.”
Jesse Itzler
2x NYT best-selling author, speaker, serial entrepreneur
Founder of Marquis Jets & Co-Creator of Zico Coconut Water
Co-Owner of the NBA Atlanta Hawks
“I found Amy via my friend, Jesse Itzler, and I’m so glad he connected us.  Amy’s passion and kindness for helping speakers is obvious in all she does – from the reply to my initial outreach to her deep well of knowledge that she so generously shares.  Amy’s direct advice led me to take a giant leap of faith and begin a new and exciting way of handling my speaking work. I feel empowered that I can excel in this industry. 
I hired Amy to do some consulting on my presentation descriptions, testimonials, bio and target audiences and WOW! She turned it around incredibly fast, with ready to use content in just over a week.  She also threw in, as a bonus, a personal referral to an incredible speaking coach, recommendations on pricing and creative ideas for additional ‘add-on’ revenue opportunities.  If you have Amy on your side, you are unstoppable! 
If you can book time with her: DO IT.”
Katie Hoff
2x Olympic swimmer
3x Olympic medalist

author & speaker
“I joined New Leaf after many years with The Washington Speakers Bureau.  Amy immediately doubled my speaking fee and just kept going.  Amy and her team at New Leaf do exquisite work – always attentive to my specific needs and they negotiate top dollar offers internationally. I’ve been with New Leaf for more than a decade and adore the personalized, boutique feel of the roster and the incredible service, especially the transparency of how they structure deals and contracts.
I know that my interests are served while ensuring that the client’s needs are met with the utmost professionalism.  Amenable, responsive, world-class, and effective: that’s what New Leaf means to me.”
Aimée Mullins,
5x TED speaker, TED All-Star, Actor, Producer, Paralympian, Advocate & Model
2017 Inductee in the National Women’s Hall of Fame
“Thanks so much for your tenacity to stand up for what’s right. You set the standard for integrity in the speaking industry. I’m very grateful to work with each an awesome company.” 
Scott Sonenshein
Professor of Management, Rice University
Author of Joy at Work with Marie Kondo
Author of STRETCH:  Unlock the Power of Less and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined
“Hollywood producer and close friend, Cary Woods, at The Nantucket Project referred me to New Leaf.  I wanted a way to handle my speaking that felt personalized, empowering and professional and Cary highly recommended Amy.  I’m so glad he did.  New Leaf has a rare approach to paid speaking that offers:
  • incredible service
  • a wealth of speaker bureau connections and knowledge of what motivates and repels their cooperation
  • ironclad integrity 
  • full transparency and 
  • a deep well of industry experience.   
In addition, when I saw ‘kindness’ emphasized as one of New Leaf’s core values, I thought “This is different.  I like this.”  New Leaf has felt like home ever since.  If you have the opportunity to learn from or be managed by Amy and her team, take it. You’ll gain a wise mentor, a savvy negotiator and a staunch advocate who makes your priorities, New Leaf’s priorities.  I’m grateful to be part of the New Leaf team.”
Neil Phillips
Chief Diversity Officer, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Writer & Speaker