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Personal Note from Barbara

Finding the perfect keynote speaker for your special event gives me great joy — we do the gig-jig in the office every time you say YES!  And there’s nothing like that call after the event — it always makes my day to hear from happy clients (and happy speakers). I used to call myself a motivational speaker junkie, but I think I’ve found a more meaningful metaphor.  Like a curator for an art collection, I curate motivational speakers for women’s events, conferences and healthcare groups.

Out of personal preference and belief in the importance of great health, I started out eighteen years ago specializing in women’s health speakers.  That has led to related specialties — cancer survivor events, especially breast cancer, nurses education and appreciation, heart health, and one of my favorite categories, Women’s Night Out.

I  hand-select my speakers so I know who they are personally and professionally. I am vested in our client’s satisfaction because happy clients and happy speakers keep me in business.  Hearing “How are we going to top this?” is music to my ears because co-selecting the perfect keynote speaker for your special event is my goal, not just once, but year after year.

If you don’t think you see what you’re looking for on our roster, just ask — we have deep resources, including celebrity speaker connections. In fact, I love it when clients give me a call to ask for what they want.

We can save you time, money, and anxiety by narrowing the search to a few who fit your precise needs so you’re not overwhelmed or choosing among unknowns. Even if you already know who you want to book, our service will you save time and effort (and unexpected surprises) for the same fee as if you booked the speaker direct. We’re always respectful of each client’s unique budget and also happy to save you travel costs by connecting  you to local resources when that is your desire. Bottom line — it brings me great joy to know that your goals are fulfilled by the speaker we select together.

I’m committed to making the process easy, pleasant and fun. Let’s get started. Call me at 503-699-5031 or email me at or fill out the inquiry form.

Barbara Christenson
Founder, The Speak Well Being Group


What you WON’T Find Here

A laundry list of speakers who have not been qualified.


What You WILL Find Here

Relationships built on trust. I know the expertise and skills of each presenter I recommend, and I enjoy matching your desires with the speaker who will bring the perfect blend of inspiration, education and entertainment to your event, as well as fit your budget. As a client you will have direct access to your speaker for planning all of the event details. Having worked with a wide variety of events, clients, and speakers, I bring expertise in both event logistics and speaker recommendations to your event planning. You can read about past events  on my blog, For Your Well Being or sign-up to have it delivered to your mailbox.

We believe that selecting the right speaker is not just about the speaker. It’s about getting results for your participants and making your organization shine. It’s about co-creating an extraordinary and memorable event that makes a difference — for both your organization and your participants. That takes expertise, and you’ll find it here. Here’s what people are saying:

“The entire process from initial contact to program’s end was seamless.”


“It all went very well. Thank you for sending us two terrific speakers — Patty Wooten and Louise Selanders — for our nursing conference. You are on my speed dial and I have also shared your contact information with a few of my colleagues. Thanks again.” 


“I cannot tell you how glad I am that I answered that random phone call from an unknown number that day you called me! Heidi was awesome!”
“Once again, you hit a home run! I’ll be in touch soon to talk about next year.”
“Thank you so much for your help arranging for Rebecca Katz’s  appearance. Rebecca can draw a crowd — we had over 400 people registered (and our auditorium only seats 300!)”
“You were so easy to work with that I didn’t even experience my usual week before the event stress.”
“Barbara, thank you so much for helping us book Kat Simmons.  She was outstanding. We are receiving nothing but rave reviews!”
“Thank you for setting us up with just the right person for our Purposeful Seminar, ‘Living in Color.’” KJ was exactly what we needed, and your connection made that happen. Thank you very much, Barbara.”
“Thank you so very much for recommending Debi Gutierrez for our annual Girls’ Night Out event. The feedback we have been receiving has been excellent!  Debi was a joy to have around. She instilled many laughs while also leaving a positive message with our audience; we could not have asked for a better experience.”
“Barbara – you’ve done it once again. Thank you for finding us the PERFECT speaker for our group. Kathleen Passanisi was terrific. The attendees loved her presentation. I could tell by their responses that everything she said resonated with them – and her humorous delivery made it even better. . . Also, my clients were equally impressed, and we’ve already discussed the possibility of bringing Kathleen back next year, so I will certainly be in touch.”
“Thank you for recommending Debi and facilitating her visit. Although Debi has set the bar very high, we have no doubt that you will continue to help us in finding someone who will entertain our audience while sending them home with some words of wisdom. I look forward to working with you again in the near future.”

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