Diversity & Education Expert Dr. Rosita Lopez Podcast Interview

As a child of Puerto Rican descent growing up in the slums of Chicago, Dr. Rosita Lopez faced adversity at a very young age. Early on, Rosita discovered her passion for nursing animals to health and translated her skill into a life goal of becoming a doctor. Upon entering the Fifth Grade, she used her doctoral ambitions as the basis for her “When I Grow Up…” school assignment, only to be told by a teacher that her aspirations were nothing more than make-believe. It was in that moment that Rosita experienced her first encounter with sexism.

“The words that we use affect and hurt other people for years.”

Initially, her teacher’s words of discouragement steered Rosita down a path of self-discovery filled with questionable choices that her eleven year old self could not have predicted. However, the limitations that others placed on Dr. Rosita would unknowingly ignite a fire inside of her. Destined to prove that she could become something larger than what was expected of Latina women and backed by her parents’ prayers and reassurance, Dr. Rosita steered herself towards the path her younger self had once envisioned. The first step in her road towards success was to re-invent her own education.

Through hard work and dedication, Rosita earned her G.E.D., Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate Degrees, all while continually battling misogynistic comments from her colleagues. Degrading statements like “you don’t belong here” and “you have nothing to offer” seemed to become the norm. Had it not been for Rosita’s brave choice to share the discrimination she was facing, the lasting effects of these ignorant statements would have left damaging effects on Dr. Rosita’s career and psyche.

“When we stay quiet, the struggles we face happen to others.”

After vocalizing her struggles to a colleague, she received advice that would shape her thought process for life. The idea of “rejecting rejection and not yourself” revolutionized the way Dr. Rosita viewed herself and the world around her. Rather than continually doubting her success, she began to acknowledge the impact her accomplishments had on her family, specifically her Latina relatives. Dr. Rosita placed her emphasis on creating a lasting and empowering legacy that would continue to inspire women from all walks of life–a message she shares with her speaking audiences.

“How will you be remembered…were you a dream-maker or a dream buster?”

Dr. Rosita’s expertise in educational leadership and diversity make her keynotes applicable to all audiences by demonstrating the diversity and power that lie in the way we think. As she states, “Something offensive can just be a cultural difference or it can be something that is offensive and needs to be addressed.” Audience interaction and one-on-one engagement are just a fraction of what makes the Dr. Rosita brand so unique and well-received.

Currently, Dr. Rosita Lopez is working towards rebuilding her beloved native country, Puerto Rico, in the devastating wake of hurricane Maria. She recently visited P.R. for two weeks to help provide resources to families without clean water, food, or electricity. To those interested in helping hurricane victims, Dr. Rosita says “You can help families bridge over to the United States and most importantly always be available and open.”

 

 

For the full interview with Dr. Rosita Lopez, be sure to watch the video below:

 


For more information on booking Dr. Rosita Lopez, please contact us at www.eaglestalent.com or call 973.313.9800.


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Child Abduction Survivor Elizabeth Smart’s Story Premieres on Lifetime

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In 3 days, Elizabeth Smart finally gets her say in telling her life story. On Saturday, November 18th at 8/7c, A&E and Lifetime are cross-promoting to premiere the movie, “I Am Elizabeth Smart,” a documentary about child-abduction survivor Elizabeth Smart’s first hand account of her 9 months in captivity.

Smart was kidnapped on June 5th, 2002, at the young age of 14. This day will forever leave an impact on her life as she was held captive for the 9 months that followed. Despite her captors’ threats and abuse, she managed to save herself and escape. You may remember the first movie that came out on November 9th, 2003 about her traumatic experience. However, this did not accurately represent her tragedy. In this new documentary, “I Am Elizabeth Smart,” Smart narrates the movie and tells the full story from her own point of view with raw details and personal emotions.

As a speaker, Smart brings more than just her story. She sheds light on important issues that surround the world today, such as child safety, overcoming extreme adversity, the importance and process of recovery, and not allowing your past to dictate your life’s future.


For more information on booking Elizabeth Smart, visit www.eaglestalent.com or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.


 

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Best 2017 Speaker Blogs: Amelia Rose Earhart Reflects on 3rd Anniversary

National Blog Posting Month celebrates all the weird and wonderful blogs out there! While our blogs may not be weird, we have definitely had some wonderful moments in 2017.

Here at Eagles Talent, our blog is a team effort where several of us contribute to content. In honor of this month’s theme, we’ve decided to recap on some of our favorite submissions.

Back in July, we honored Amelia Rose Earhart’s third anniversary of her historical flight around the world. Her anniversary came at a time when the History Channel gained worldwide criticism for their new theory on the original Amelia Earhart’s plane crash. Several media outlets approached her for a comment and Amelia responded by stating:

“To be honest, I’m not sure what I believe about what happened to Amelia and Fred, I’ll let others focus on her disappearance… as for me, I’ll focus on what she stood for while she was living: striving to explore, seek and love the turbulence along her flight path.”

A month later, Amelia sat down with us for an exclusive podcast where she shared stories about the struggles throughout her flying process as well as her other accomplishments! It was an honor and a privilege to get to know the person behind all of the accolades.

I chose this blog as my 2017 favorite because it was the conversation starter that led to a wonderful follow up interview.


For more information on booking Amelia Rose Earhart for one of your events, check out her page on our website or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.

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Managed Speaker Monday: Tech Strategist Gabe Zichermann

Gabe Zichermann is a Customer Engagement Tech Strategist and Keynote Speaker whose latest TED talk tackles an issue facing more than 800 million people, addiction. Addiction is a disease that has been present since the beginning of time and has managed to continually evolve into a plethora of forms. Gabe uses the acronym BEST to break down the answer to the age old question, “Why is it so difficult to beat addiction?”

Bias – “Everyone is sure they know why addiction exists…” Addiction is not one thing, yet everyone believes there is a one-size-fits all cure.

Economy – “We live in an addiction economy…” Capitalism has leveraged the idea of addiction. Every company wants you to use their product/service and no other.

Stigma – “We think of addiction as ‘the other’…” Addiction does not effect just one type of person/class/race etc. We have all been conditioned to become addicts.

Technology – “We have always used technology to make things more addictive…” Technology has always been used to make drugs stronger. However, technology has become the addiction in and of itself.

 

To find out how Gabe uses AI algorithms to conquer addiction and develop individually tailored addiction solutions, watch the TED talk below.


For more information on booking Gabe Zichermann, visit www.eaglestalent.com or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.

 

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Taryn Davis Ten Years Later: Military Widow Continues to Serve Others

On this Veteran‘s Day, here at Eagles Talent we are celebrating the brave men and women who have defended our country. It also happens to be Military Family Month as well, which is dedicated to the loving and devoted families of service members who understand the importance of serving this country. Military families standby during training and deployment, while holding down the fort at home.

Unfortunately, some of our military forces pay the ultimate price to protect us, like the husband of Taryn Davis. Ten years ago, Taryn received the devastating news that her husband Army Corporal Michael Davis had been killed in combat just hours after they had spoken. Starting her new life as a young widow, Taryn felt lost and alone, which in-turn inspired her to travel the country to hear other women’s stories of love, tragedy, and survival. Her new life officially began when she founded her own non-profit organization, American Widow Project.

 

“In my search for my own survival and my search for the definition of what ‘widow’ means, I created the American Widow Project.”

 

10 years later, Taryn continues to help other                                         families overcome their tragedies:

 


For more information on booking military keynote speakers, check out www.eaglestalent.com or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.

 

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Top 10 Business Entrepreneurs Who Succeed in Marketing, Leadership, and Innovation.

This National Entrepreneurship Month, we are acknowledging 10 Business Entrepreneurship speakers who lend their mindsets, strategies, and skills to businesses all over the globe.


Bill Rancic was hired as the winner of the first season of NBC’s breakthrough program “The Apprentice.” After his big break, he continued making strides in the business industry by publishing his New York Times best-selling book, You’re Hired: How To Succeed In Business And Life. Followed by an entrepreneurial expedition of starting up his own Cigar business called Cigars Around The World, which allows people to purchase a monthly online subscription of different types of cigars. This soon became a multi-million dollar enterprise. In addition to all his success, he is highly engaged in charitable activities and currently speaks at a variety of business events sharing his insight that continues to leave audiences motivated.

Travelling From: Illinois

Fee: $20,001-$30,000 – exact fee in this range.

Topics: Reality TV Star, Trending MotivationalSmall Business Development


Barbara Corcoran’s life started out with a classic “rags to riches” story, but it quickly turned into more when she built the most successful real estate brand in New York City. After receiving her first investment of $1,000 Barbara quit her job as a waitress and started the once-tiny real estate company that grew into a five-billion-dollar real estate business. Today, she contributes on NBC’s TODAY Show where she comments weekly on trends in the real estate market and is an investor/shark on ABC’s reality hit Shark Tank. She has also written a business book that has become a national best-seller called, If You Don’t Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails. As a speaker, she brings her frontline experience and infectious energy to each person in the audience. They laugh, cry, and learn how to become more successful.

Travelling From: New York

Fee: From $75,001

Topics: Real Estate, Sales Strategies, Women In Business


Johnny Cupcakes was named America’s #1 young entrepreneur by Business Week, profiled in the NYTimes, NPR, MTV, Forbes, Newsweek Magazine and the Boston Globe, and featured in INC Magazine as one of the world’s fastest growing independent businesses. Johnny Earle, the founder of Johnny Cupcakes, is known for starting the world’s first global t-shirt bakery business that had customers lining up around the block for. So if you’re looking for a speaker who inspires cult-like brand loyalty, delivers a one-of-a-kind message with distinguished leadership techniques then Johnny is your guy!

Travelling From: Massachusetts

Fee: $20,001-$30,000 – exact fee falls within this range.

Topics: Customer Service, Branding & Advertising, Leadership


Amilya Antonetti is the creator of the brand, Soapworks, which quickly became one of the fastest-growing privately-held natural household product companies. Shortly after she moved her products into major grocery chains across the USA and Canada, she truly made a name for herself in the “human and earth-friendly” movement and helped redefine the cleaning aisle. Today, she has built numerous multi-million-dollar companies and is known for her business turnaround and brand extension skills across several industries. As a speaker, Amilya draws heavily on her own incredible life experience to teach others how to break the boundaries holding them back in business and in life.

Travelling From: New York

Fee: Call for free

Topics: Business Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Creation, Women In Business


Josh Linkner started his career as a jazz guitarist, but soon became the founder and former CEO/Chairman of ePrize, which is the largest interactive promotion agency in the world. Over the years, he has written 4 books and has been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, twice. Josh continues to share his knowledge on becoming a four-time tech entrepreneur and serving as CEO of each over the last 20+ years. He is the top-rated keynote speaker delivering inspiring talks on creativity, innovation, and reinvention.

 

Travelling From: Michigan

Fee: $30,001-$50,000

Topics: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership and Inspiration, Technology


Daymond John is the founder and CEO of one of the most iconic fashion brands, FUBU (“For Us, By Us”) Throughout the years, he has become a highly regarded marketing expert and a man who has surpassed new heights of commercial and financial success. Today, Daymond is a shark on ABC’s show Shark Tank. In addition, he teaches audiences how to apply successful methods in today’s business world by providing proven tips on negotiating, boosting sales, and increasing productivity.

Travelling From: New York

Fee: $50,001-$75,000 – exact fee falls within this range.

Topics: Achievement, Negotiation, Marketing


Dr. Randal Pinkett is an established entrepreneur, speaker, author, and scholar. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of his fifth venture, BCT Partners, which is a multimillion-dollar management firm that handles everything from consultation, research, and evaluation, of information technology. In addition, Pinkett has received numerous awards, including the Information Technology Senior Management Forum’s Beacon Award, the National Society of Black Engineers’ Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In any event, Pinkett is the ideal speaker if you’re looking for a leading voice of this generation in business and technology.

Travelling From: New Jersey

Fee: Call for free

Topics: Technology, Diversity & Inclusion, Innovation & Creativity


Lisa Copeland has had over 25 years of proven success in automotive sales and brand strategy. Her passion and expertise in sales and marketing has brought her on great business ventures and her success story has been featured in prominent publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Marie Claire, Bloomberg and Automotive News. As a speaker, she sheds light on the importance of purpose, people, and profits. Her energy and intelligence immediately engages attendees and towards the end, she presents a rousing call-to-action that gets the audience ready to take bold risks.

Travelling From: Texas

Fee: $7,501-$10,000 – exact fee falls within this range.

Topics: Peak Performace, Corporate Culture, Accountability


Dr. Traci Lynn’s mission is to motivate, inspire, and change people by getting them to step out of their comfort zone and transform their lives. She does this through understanding her audiences’ goals, projecting the right attitude, and bringing hey dynamic techniques to life. Dr. Traci Lynn is the perfect example of “practice what you preach,” and can back up that statement with her multi-million dollar enterprise that has nearly 25,000 independent sales consultants in 46 states. Today, she continues to inspire change in the business world and individuals universally with unwavering commitment.

Travelling From: Florida

Fee: $10,001-$15,000  – exact fee falls within this range.

Topics: Communication Skills, Business Entrepreneurship, African-American


Dale Partridge is a serial entrepreneur and founder of a 40+ person socially conscious e-commerce company called Sevenly.org. Each week, Sevenly partners with one qualified nonprofit and donates $7 from every product sold to support that charity’s cause. Since its launch in June 2011; Mashable, Los Angeles Times, and Forbes have named Sevenly one of the fastest growing social good start-ups in the country. In less than two years, it has given over $2.8 million in $7 donations to charities across the globe. Throughout his experience with the company, Dale has become best known for his expertise in consumer trends, branding, marketing, and social media. In his presentations, he shares his story and encourages audiences to increase their generosity while empowering business leaders through his teaching philosophy.

Travelling From: Oregon

Fee: $10,001-$20,000 – exact fee falls within this range.

Topics: Social Media & Online Marketing, Trending Fresh Perspective Keynotes, Branding & Advertising

 


For more information on booking entrepreneurial speakers, Check out www.eaglestalent.com or call our office at 1.800.345.5607 for more information


 

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Joke The Vote ’17, Comedians: Andrew Kennedy VS. Carmen Ciricillo

This Election Day is a big one for New Jersey, but here at Eagles Talent headquarters we are holding a different kind of election. Andrew Kennedy and Carmen Ciricillo are two comedy officials who make excellent candidates for our Joke The Vote ’17. Whose joke will earn your vote, and more importantly, a spot at your next event? We want to hear from you!

 

Cast your vote in our twitter poll here:

 

Meet The Candidates:

 

Carmen Ciricillo

Carmen Ciricillo, a.k.a. The Construction Comedian, is a nationally touring comic who uses his experience as a contractor to create unique and hilariously relatable stand-up content. Carmen’s jokes about fatherhood and married life have propelled his career as a corporate comedian and landed him performances for a multitude of corporations and associations. Carmen has also worked with corporations as a fake expert portraying an OSHA inspector, Vice President of Business Development, Salesman and Feng Shui expert.

Andrew Kennedy

Andrew Kennedy is a bilingual entertainer whose stand-up act is heavily influenced by his half British/half  Colombian decent. Andrew’s references to his mixed heritage makes his comedy universally relatable and undeniably hilarious. Voted as one of Comedy Central’s “Top Twenty” funniest comedians, Andrew’s comedic goal is to simply make people “laugh beyond the obvious.” His stand-up act is sure to be a hit at any event.

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Managed Speaker Monday: Matt Mayberry’s Tips to Decrease Stress

As 2017 begins to wind down, everyone’s yearly dose of holiday-induced stress begins to resurface. Between prepping for Thanksgiving dinner and purchasing gifts for loved ones, it can become overwhelming trying to find a healthy work-life balance which in-turn can lead to stress and anxiety. However in the following article by keynote speaker and peak performance strategist Matt Mayberry, Matt provides simple and effective tips that help maximize performance while decreasing “the silent killer” otherwise known as stress.

Four Ways to Decrease Stress and Maximize Performance
By Matt Mayberry

Stress is one of the biggest factors holding people back from creating transformational breakthroughs in both their personal and professional lives. If you don’t know how to handle stress, it could become the factor that, at first, keeps you from performing at your absolute best, and ultimately — if not addressed — kills you.

This threat is widespread, of course, because, in the business world, the demands, obligations and expectations entrepreneurs face to continually deliver exceptional results, seems never-ending. Not to mention that, when you combine all of the different personal obligations you face, you begin to see why stress so often is called the silent killer.

Certainly, there are many different strategies that highly successful people use to deal with stress and not let it get the best of them. But I thought that instead of citing the experts, I’d share four particular things I personally pay attention to on a daily basis. All have greatly helped me to decrease the amount of stress in my life.

 

And while, initially, they may seem simple and just plain common sense, remember: What’s common sense isn’t always common practice.

 

1. Maximize endorphin production.

Nothing has positively benefited my life more than getting into the habit of having a workout during the course of my day, especially when I have a lot going on and feel stressed out.

One of the quickest and surest ways to diminish the negative side effects of stress is to get your sweat on. When you partake in some sort of physical activity during your day, your body releases endorphins, which end up triggering a positive feeling in your entire body. Not only will you decrease your stress by getting a workout in, but you will be lightening your mood and setting yourself up for a more productive day.

Personal experience: A few months ago,, I was completely worn out and on the verge of burnout. I was traveling all the time and giving the upper hand to my excuses as to why I wasn’t working out and taking better care of myself.

After three weeks of feeling miserable, I knew I had to do something fast. It didn’t matter where I was in the world: I made a commitment with myself to get two workouts in each and every day. So, I did a quick workout first thing in the morning to jump-start my day and then another workout later, which usually consisted of cardio at the end of the day.

This was the exact same routine I’d used when playing professional football and college football. Even though I was no longer an athlete, this routine of maximizing my endorphin production twice a day worked exceptionally well. I started to feel a whole lot better about myself and noticed positive changes in my work.

The message here is, you don’t have to get in two workouts each and every day like me, but you should make it a priority to maximize endorphin production at some point during your day. I have found from personal experience that one of the most efficient ways to increase productivity, reduce stress and spark creativity is to just get moving.

2. Learn how to say “no” more often.

As an ambitious and highly motivated individual, I find that one of the hardest things to learn over the years has been to say “no”more often. When you are looking to take your life and business to the next level, saying “yes” and agreeing to every little opportunity that presents itself is almost second nature.

But the fact of the matter is that many of the daily obligations and opportunities we agree to aren’t going to move the needle for us. Of course there are things that need our attention, as the day goes on, which we didn’t plan for, but I advise planning your day the night before and never having more than five tasks on your daily to-do list.

What this simple habit does is force you to zero-in on what matters most for that particular day that will give you your biggest return on energy and time.

Personal tip: Another key strategy that has helped me say no no more often is having in front of me at all times a list of the three biggest priorities that will impact my business the most. When a decision is needed or an opportunity comes knocking, I glance at those priorities — an action which then guides me, on where my time and energy will go.

If the opportunity doesn’t include one of those three things on my priority list, I will decide whether it needs to be delegated to a team member or if another course of action needs to be taken. Learning how to say no more often is a game-changer.

3. Go make someone else’s day.

One of the main reasons why a lot of us get easily stressed and let anxiety and worry take a place at the forefront of our lives is that we get too caught up in our own little world. Yet, there is so much more to life than what we ourselves are experiencing.

When I notice that I’m feeling stressed and that my daily workload is getting the best of me, I make it a habit — and it’s one that brings me great joy– to go make someone else’s day. For you, this might involve calling up a friend and asking how his or her day is going, lending a listening ear to someone who has it much worse than you do or giving back to the local community.

There is no right or wrong way on how to make someone else’s day, but the next time you feel stressed, I challenge you to explore different ways to be of service to someone in that particular moment.

Personal tip: I keep a stack of cards next to my desk, and not a week goes by where I don’t write a thank you note to someone that I am extremely grateful for. My grandfather always used to tell me when I was younger about the significance of handwritten notes, and I haven’t forgotten that advice to this day. Want to instantly elevate your well-being? Go be of service and make someone else’s day.

4. Monitor what you put into your body.

One of the first things people turn to when they’re stressed is junk food. Indulging in your favorite treat from time to time won’t harm you, but when you consistently fail to fuel your body with the right food, you’ll lose your chance to achieve a level of peak performance.

According to Mark Hyman, New York Times best-selling author of Eat Fat, Get Thin, eating whole, real food restores balance and reduces the negative effects that stress has on your body. Replacing harmful substances such as caffeine, alcohol and refined sugars with clean proteins, fruits, vegetables and healthy fats helps regulate your hormone levels — including the stress hormones.

Personal tip: I tell people all the time that one of my best decisions for elevating my performance and decreasing stress levels was getting my blood tested to see what my deficiencies were, then hiring a nutritionist to show me how to fuel my body to fill those specific needs.

After one month of changing my eating habits and getting rid of the junk, I felt like a new man, able to perform at a higher level for a longer period of time than what I’d previously achieved. You can have all the success in the world, but if you don’t have your health, that success means absolutely nothing. So, make your health and what you put into your body a priority. Use the four strategies I’ve described.

And, don’t let the hustle and bustle of life and negative side effects of stress be the reason why you don’t begin the journey of living your best life. Today.


For more information on booking Matt Mayberry, visit www.eaglestalent.com or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.

 

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Top Clean-Comedy Speakers to Book at Your Next Event

Today, we’re sharing our most viewed speakers from our YouTube channel! Over the last year, we discovered that our most popular videos had a reoccuring theme: Clean Comedy.

Any of these unique speakers would be a perfect candidate for your next event if you’re looking to sit back, relax and have a good laugh.


Bob Nelson

Bob is known for leaving audiences in tears. He has appeared in prestigious concert halls such as Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. He has also appeared on many television comedy shows and has appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson several times. Following one performance, Carson remarked: “You can’t laugh any harder in five or six minutes than you did at that guy … Bob Nelson!”

Traveling From: Missouri

Fee: $7,501-$10,000 – exact fee falls in this range.

Topics: Comedy Headliners, Humorists, Entertainers

 


Jeanne Robertson 

Reached her 6’2” stature at age thirteen. Perhaps, it was an indication of a future speaking career that would soar to great heights! Jeanne has written three books on humor – Humor: The Magic of Genie, Mayberry Humor Across the USA, and Don’t Let the Funny Stuff Get Away. These books are filled with real stories that illustrate her philosophy on humor. While she enjoys making people laugh, Jeanne views the role of a humorist as more than eliciting laughter. As audiences are holding their sides and wiping tears from their faces, she makes sure that her point is clear.

Traveling From: North Carolina

Fee: $10,001-$15,000 – exact fee falls within this range.

Topics: Motivational, Humorists

 


Josh Blue 

Is the 2006 Winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing as well as a Paralympic Soccer Player. He continues to break down stereotypes of people with disabilities one laugh at a time. His stand-up routine is in a constant state of evolution and his off-the-cuff improvisational skills guarantee that no two shows are exactly alike.

Traveling From: California

Fee: $15,001-$20,000 – exact fee falls within this range.

Topics: Comedy Headliners, Disability Issues, Overcoming Adversity

 


Alonzo Bodden

Is a comedian, actor, and winner of Last Comic Standing 3. He discovered his ability to entertain while he was teaching airplane mechanics. He realized it was more fun to make his students laugh. Bodden explains, “I was laid off one more time and I never looked back. Although it was nice to have a steady paycheck and benefits, I enrolled in a comedy class and the rest, as they say, is comedy history.” Alonzo describes his material as cynically good natured and has always appreciated the benefits of doing stand up comedy, one of which is having fun on stage.

Traveling From: California

Fee: $10,001-$15,000 – exact fee falls within this range.

Topics: Comedy HeadlinersEntertainers

 


Karen Mills 

Has made a career out of making people laugh. She’s been a nationally touring comedian for 25 years and can be heard daily on Sirius / XM comedy channels. She has a straight-forward approach to the realities of life. Her smart, funny, and keen observations will keep you laughing at yourself as you relate to her experiences. Whether you are looking for straight, laugh out loud comedy, or comedy with a message, clean comedian Karen Mills can inspire, energize and bring any crowd together through the joy of laughter.

Traveling From: Tennessee

Fee: $7,501-$10,000 – exact fee falls within this range.

Topics: Entertainers, Sports Speakers

 


John Heffron

Is the winner of Last Comic Standing, and Co-Creator of That Guy!™ Game. He shares an array of relatable experiences from childhood all the way to marriage and kids. In addition to headlining clubs and appearing at festivals around the world, Heffron remains in high demand as a performer for numerous Fortune 500 companies, including, Mercedes, Frito Lay, and Johnson & Johnson.

Traveling From: California

Fee: Call for free

Topics: Comedy HeadlinersEntertainers

 


T.Bubba Bechtol

Has gained the reputation of being side-splittingly funny. He has been a proud member of the National Speakers Association for 32 years, and earned the highest Professional Speaking designation in the world, the CSP. He says, “You can repeat my little stories and opinions at work on Monday in front of anyone, even at church. Besides, I’ve had to keep my comedy clean, because my momma raised me that way.”

Traveling From: Florida

Fee: $7,501-$10,000 – exact fee falls in this range.

Topics: Comedy, Humorists, Entertainment

 


For more information on booking clean-comedy speakers, Check out www.eaglestalent.com or call our office at 1.800.345.5607 for more information


 

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Former NFL Linebacker, Peak Performance Strategist & Author, Matt Mayberry

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For Matt Mayberry, football isn’t just a sport, but it’s what saved his life from going down a dark path.  


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At just the age of six, Matt began playing football. With his father coaching football while he was growing up, it was inevitable that Matt would have an aptitude for the same sport. Sadly, as a teenager, Mayberry struggled with addiction for a long period of time and football ultimately became the foundation for his sobriety. Fortunately for Matt, he was then able to focus all of his attention onto football rather than substance abuse. He turned all of his energy towards getting faster and stronger and began to hang out with a “better crowd.”

 

As a senior in H.S, Matt was offered 19 football scholarships to different colleges. He chose to attend Indiana University for the sole purpose of playing for Coach Terry Hoeppner, who at the time, acted as the biggest mentor of Matt Mayberry’s life before he passed away.

When Matt signed with the Chicago Bears in 2010, it was a dream come true for him until he wasn’t drafted in any rounds. He began to question his abilities as a football player and succumb to self-defeating thoughts; however, soon after, Mayberry received a call from the Chicago Bears General Manager who wanted him to become a part of the “Monsters of the Midway,” which is the team’s well-known, traditional, defense, linebacker, style.

Matt Mayberry quoted, I think one of the biggest regrets that I have, and the only reason why I say it’s a regret, is because I’m a big believer in living in the now and fully immersing yourself in the present moment; and for me, I was so focused on doing everything that I could to be the best that I wish I did take in the moment of realizing, ‘wow, I overcame a lot and it’s such a wonderful thing to be here’.

http://www.eaglestalent.com/Matt-MayberryAfter Matt sustained a fractured ankle that would sideline him for almost a year, he was asked to speak at a leadership conference with Stedman Graham, and believe it or not, his initial reaction was to turn it down because he got a ‘D’ in Public Speaking in college! As Matt began speaking more and more, he discovered his purpose and passion. He realized what his former coach had always told him, “football is what you do, not who you are.” Matt prides himself on his authenticity and enthusiasm when speaking to audiences, which allows him to inspire his attendees in making a difference in the world.

His main focus during his presentations is to make sure that everyone becomes the best version of themselves by providing them with actionable materials, such as ideas and strategies, that audiences can implement into their daily lives. Matt is the perfect fit for any organization that is looking for change, overcoming adversity, or looking to have breakthrough results for new ideas!


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