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Key Speakers Bureau is a global women-owned and women-operated speakers bureau. We are proactive and hands-on with every client, helping you discover unique, relevant, and dependable speakers. From making speaker recommendations to helping you negotiate terms and coordinating logistics, our job is to help you secure buzzworthy talent that will leave a lasting impact on your audience—making you the real star of your event.

For nearly 30 years, we have helped Fortune 500's, technology companies, trade associations, nonprofits and businesses of all shapes and sizes inspire and educate their audiences through the world's finest motivational speakers, celebrities, disruptive thought leaders, entrepreneurs, experts, and world-class entertainers.

Key Speakers Bureau is certified as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation's largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US. We are accredited by the International Association of Speakers Bureaus (IASB), the governing body of the speaking industry, operating at the highest ethical standards and professional integrity in the industry.



Canada Stefl
Canada Stefl
  • "Thanks so much for everything, Canada. As always, you and your team were an absolute joy to work with. We're having our kickoff meeting tomorrow, so stay tuned for an invitation to work together again on 2022… and 2023!"
    — Event Consultant, Apple
  • "Please accept our warmest thanks for your amazing assistance and support—from start to finish—with our MLK Event! The professional support provided in securing and overseeing our work with Dr. King was essential to ensure a worry-free and enjoyable event for all. We especially appreciate the open lines of communication and the general good nature with which you all extended your services. I know I speak for all of us in Upperman when I say, we are grateful for all you've contributed to making this MLK event a resounding success!"
    — Interim Director, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Kelli Youra
Kelli Youra
VP, Operations
  • "I have nothing but incredible things to say about my experience working with Kelli and Key Speakers Bureau. Their team was the utmost professional and responsive. They really took the time to determine my specific needs before finding speakers that were perfectly suited for our event. The team was an absolute joy to work with, and I'm looking forward to working with them again in the future!"
    — Co-President, Bay Area Young Democrats
Wendy Hirdler
Wendy Hirdler
Executive Account Advisor
  • "Wendy is very attuned to our needs for speakers, and the support staff have been incredibly helpful."
    — VP Meeting & Membership, American Public Transportation Association
  • "I have been very pleased with the level of service we have received from KSB. Wendy has always been very responsive and as she has gotten to know us and our audience as she has fine-tuned what we are looking for each year. It is more than just looking up someone's availability as it is knowing the customer, doing the research and presenting in a way that I am able to basically send right onto my decision makers."
    — National Event Manager, McGuireWoods, LLP
Bayli Miller
Bayli Miller
Executive Account Advisor
  • "You all set the bar VERY HIGH for working with a speaker's bureau. It was the first time I've tapped a company like yours to book a premium speaker, and I can't imagine having a better experience. From start to finish, you all were very easy to work with, extremely thorough, and despite having a time difference – you all made every effort to get us answers quickly. THANK YOU!"
    — American City Business Journals
Laurie Iverson
Laurie Iverson
Executive Account Advisor
  • "The customer service was exceptional! The staff went above and beyond to ascertain a spectacular commencement ceremony. They saw every fine detail from the beginning to the end."
    — Executive Assistant to the President, Morris College
  • "Laurie, the event was truly wonderful. All the logistics worked perfectly, and even I, an obsessive worrier and second-guesser, could not find any "I wish we had"-s after everything wrapped up. We received a call from a prominent long-time community member who said it was the best event he'd seen/attended ever in his time at Zanesville. So, thank you for suggesting Princess Sarah as a speaker this year. One thing I CAN fret about is this: how do we follow an event this good and this engaging next year?"
    — Program Director, J.W. and M.H. Straker Charitable Foundation
  • "Thanks so much, Laurie! You ladies have been awesome to work with as well!! It's honestly the best bureau I've ever worked with!"
    — Nikki Stone, Olympic Gold Medalist; Best-Selling Author
  • "You have been an absolute delight during this process. From our first conversation to your creative brainstorming to your present email of acceptance, you have been 'top drawer.' Thank you for your insight, counsel, and ability to execute. It was quite creative thinking on your part. Well done! I would have never envisioned this path. I pray we work together again. I am certain we will."
    — Chairman of the Board, New Jersey Reentry Corporation
  • "It has been an absolute pleasure working with Laurie and the team at Key Speakers. They have been highly professional, flexible, well-organized and pro-active at getting the right sort of talent to fit our needs. Thank you so much."
    — General Manager, DG Institute
  • "Thank you again for connecting us with Dr. Combs. She was amazing!! We've had nothing but positive feedback about her, her story and how she inspired others. Our attendees really enjoyed her keynote. Looking forward to planning for 2024!"
    — CalWORKS Association President
Katie Chatfield
Katie Chatfield
Sales Associate
  • "The event was a huge success, and Temple was a joy. Everything went smoothly and the talk was enjoyed by our ranchers. Thanks for assisting us through this process. It has been a joy working with you. I would look forward to working with you again in the future."
    — Northern Great Plains Program, World Wildlife Fund
  • "I wanted to let you know the event went very well. This event had a lot of moving pieces. Katie was AWESOME! She made sure I received all the info I requested. Thank you again for the business. It was a pleasure working with you. I hope we have the opportunity to work together again!"
    — Meagan Johnson, Generational Expert
  • "Thank you again for all your help with Phil. The client could not be happier with how everything turned out! You certainly made my job easy, and I so appreciate you."
    — Meeting + Event Manager, Destination South Meetings + Events
  • "I appreciated your coordination, professionalism and willingness to work with me to make sure everything went well. It was great working with you."
    — Professional Speaker Arnold Sanow
  • "Thank you for all you did to help us. You made it really easy and organized and I can't say how much I appreciate that. Looking forward to working with you in the future."
    — Vice President, Meetings & Membership Services, American Public Transportation Association
  • "Thank you SO much, Katie – working with you has been amazing, just wait til you see what we come up with for 2023! You have my cell, too, if you need it… but I'm sure things will go swimmingly!"
    — Event Manager & Marketing, Magellan Rx Management
Shayran Samor-Clark
Shayran Samor-Clark
Event Manager


  • Patagonia
  • Pepsi
  • ARA
  • BayCare
  • IBM
  • LaSalle
  • McGuire
  • Telos
  • Converse
  • YMCA
  • Stibo Systems
  • Tivity Health
  • UNCW
  • University System of Georgia
  • University of Tennessee
  • Bobcat
  • Caliber Collision
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Canon
  • Magellan