Vision and Commitment
EventSoul is a new kind of consulting and boutique speaker agency from Jaimey Walking Bear — a 20+ year veteran of the event, technology, and Ecommerce industries.
The events and speaking ecosystem is fan-freaking-tastic — giving change-makers like you an incredible platform to transform the world. Person-to-person sharing of a story, a lesson, or creative expression, rippling outward with the potential to better the world in too many ways for you to consciously know.
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Let’s talk about you for a moment…
You’re a thought leader, a creative, a subject expert, a heart-centered entrepreneur, or some combination of all of those things (or some other awesome type of human). You’ve discovered your calling to be a social or environmental impact leader — to transform lives and business culture through public speaking — and you’re leaning into that Deep Why with superpowers to back it up.
High fives and congratulations for being awesome. The world needs you.
You want to make a difference in the world, build an awesome, thriving speaking business, have a lasting message, feel healthy and fulfilled, and have fun doing it.
And...maybe you’re a little stuck.
You’re not sure how to get started, where to look for speaking gigs, who to talk to, how to be seen as the unicorn you are.
You’ve submitted SO many speaking proposals to events that go unanswered. Ignored. Shut. Out. Frustrated.
You’re wondering who in the heck is going to pay you for speaking (or how much you should charge).
The speaking or performance gigs you do land? You’re struggling to turn those into a steady stream of more bookings or bigger business opportunities for yourself or your company.
You’re looking for better systems and practices to take the overwhelm out of working in your business (the management nuts and bolt) so you can spend more time working on your business (vision and content)
You’re done waiting for conference and event programs to be more inclusive.
So let’s get real for a moment about some speaker agencies and “marketplaces”…
Many agencies (not all, but a lot in my experience) tend to reactive vs. proactive. Meaning, you have to wait for clients to visit the agency, eventually find about you (if the agency is prioritizing you vs. other clients), yada yada — vs. proactively teaching you how to grow a successful business and/or helping you find speaking engagements that align best with your content and vision.
And with many speaker marketplaces (big directories that let you add yourself to be “findable” by organizers browsing for speakers), you’re just another face in the crowd. Again, reactive vs. proactively teaching you the business and helping you find valuable speaking gigs. So many speakers who use marketplaces book very few gigs that way.
In other words, not enough meaningful attention spent on your unique business goals, message, set of circumstances, or vision for transforming the world. And if you’re just getting started, they might take your business, but it’s less likely you’ll be a priority for them.
How refreshing it would be to have a partner who takes the overwhelm and mystery out of booking speaking engagements consistently and building a thriving business that aligns perfectly with your unique calling, expertise, goals, and lifestyle?
I created EventSoul because I’m passionate about three things in this business:
Helping you share your gift through public speaking and performance easier, confidently, and worry-free.
Helping you build an amazing, transformational speaking business that expands into every area of your life — personally and professionally (however you define that for yourself).
Making events and conferences more inclusive and diverse.
Working with EventSoul, you’ll have a partner who is invested in your total happiness and prosperity. Practical strategies custom fit to you. You’ll get all 15+ years of my knowledge and expertise working inside the conference industry to help you take the guess-work out of building a speaking business that transforms the world and aligns with your wildest, most audacious goals.
Check out our Services page for a full menu of possibilities for us to collaborate together.
Jaimey Walking Bear has built a 20+ year track record of leadership in the event, tech, entertainment, and retail sectors. He’s led marketing, programming, speaker development, and strategic efforts for some of the widest reaching event organizers in the business — including TechMedia, O’Reilly Media, and Modev. Over his career he’s booked, managed, and coached hundreds of industry experts — working with luminaries including Seth Godin, Ann Handley, Gary Vaynerchuk, Beverly Jackson, David Shing, Chris Brogan, and more.