“Our bureau was born out of love and respect for the spoken word, believing in the power and impact a single message can have on a life… for a day, for lifetime, even for generations.”
At the Heart,
We are Connectors...
It is our genuine appreciation for speakers and the difference they can make in people’s lives – and that of their companies and organizations – that lifts us up! It’s at the core of everything we do.
Beginning as a seminar company in 1990, featuring luminaries such as Dr. Wayne Dyer, Og Mandino, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, actress Ann Jillian and motivational speaker Les Brown, our bureau evolved when a handful of local businesses called upon us to provide presenters for their events. Because we had spent time getting to know a number of speakers, we had unwittingly laid the foundation for a successful bureau.
We book the big names in sports, politics, and business, as well as entertainers, scientists, explorers, the media, and so much more.
Our true passion, however, and expertise is “motivational” speakers in all of their many guises: Diversity and Inclusion experts, Futurists, Health and Wellness professionals, Leadership and Sales experts, and many more, as well as those messengers of hope and inspiration like who first guided us into the speaking industry.
Each and every time we connect a client and their audience to a speaker and their wisdom, we are grateful. Thank you for the privilege of letting us serve you.
Nancy Vogl is a lifelong entrepreneur and a consultant to the meetings and speaking industry. She is also a multi-hyphenated award-winning writer, author, screenwriter and lyricist.
Nancy’s bureau career began unintentionally in 1990. On a lark, as a single mother, she was inspired to bring Dr. Wayne Dyer to her hometown. With no financial resources, she used her rusty Ford Escort wagon as collateral to secure a small bank loan, then began connecting with Dyer’s office for a date that September. Even though Nancy received several polite “No’s” to her invitation over the course of four months, she knew she was destined to make the event happen. She started promoting and selling tickets anyway. After the sixth rejection, a heartfelt, personal letter to Dyer moved him to finally say “Yes.” Less than six weeks later, over 2,200 devoted Wayne Dyer fans filled the Wharton Center for Performing Arts at Michigan State University, the largest group Dyer had spoken to at that time.
Since then, Nancy’s had the privilege of booking an impressive slate of professional speakers and many “big name” presenters. She receives great joy in connecting audiences to speakers of substance, knowing that the spoken word can make a difference in the life of a human being or an organization.
Among her books, Nancy is the editor/coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Single Parent’s Soul, and children’s books, including Why Grandpa Rides a Harley, and the award-winning children’s book, Am I a Color Too? – written with daughter Heidi and inspired by her grandson, Tyler – winner of six national awards for Best Children’s/Best Multicultural Book, including The Christopher Award. As a lyricist, her very first song, “Here I Am” won the International Grand Prize for Best Song in contest in Australia; her second song, “If Only For Today,” took high honors in Ireland for the International Song of Peace at the Tipperary Peace Convention.
Recently, Nancy finished her third screenplay, her favorite form of writing. She’s currently knocking on Hollywood’s door.