Having had 13 different jobs in just about as many industries before she turned 26, Bronwyn says that when she “stumbled across and fell into” the professional speaking circuit it was “like coming home”, and this typical Gen X’er – who gets bored easily and quickly once the challenge of any job has been mastered – hasn’t looked back.
She tells people that she’s never been bored, that no-one day is ever like another; that she doesn’t have a job, but an adventure … and the challenge is yet to be mastered! With more than twenty years’ experience with the South African speaking industry, heading up one of the country’s leading Speaker Agencies for the last eighteen, Bronwyn has worked with every top speaker in the country.
She was a founder member of the PSASA (the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa), having sat on the board for nearly two years (the only agent to ever sit on such a board in the world, apparently, in her capacity as bureau principal, and not as a speaker) and worked hard with founding president Stef du Plessis and fellow board members to get the Association off the ground.
Bronwyn was also the first South African Bureau-owner to belong to the International Association of Speaker Bureaus, represented in twelve countries across the globe by its 109 members.
In line with her vision of helping to create and maintain an industry that is honourable, ethical and professional, Bronwyn also sat on the committee of the Northern Territories branch of SAACI (the South African Association for the Conference Industry).
She has spent all of her career as owner of Speakers Inc pro-actively, aggressively, passionately and creatively marketing speakers she believes in, steadfastly building her business on the four pillars of Honesty, Integrity, Loyalty and Trust.
She considers herself very blessed to work with people who inspire and motivate her on a daily basis, and to be in the position of facilitating the healing and empowerment of those audience members who need it, by those speakers who can do just that.
2015 saw Bronwyn nominated for the Regional Business Achiever’s Award by the Businesswoman’s Association in the Entrepreneur category, in which she was a finalist; she rekindled her affiliation with the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa, sitting on their board in Cape Town; incorporated a branch of Speakers Inc in California, USA and became the official City Organiser for PechaKucha Nights in Johannesburg.
2017 sees her book “Speaker Savvy” launched, in which she shares anecdotes and wisdom – garnered through her two decades in the speaking industry – about how to crack the Professional Speaking Circuit from the business angle.