Another part of Jess B's life is that as a working professional speaker. She has spent the last several years traveling the country working the speaker's circuit, and through her work, she has had the opportunity to create so many new connections, and the following conversation is a result of those relationships.
Annette Brechbill, founder of Brechbill Group Speaker Management and
Consultancy, shares her unique working collaboration with fellow speaker management agent, Mirjana Novkovic about pushing each other out of their comfort zones and asking for what they are worth. Through the work they do together, and separately, they can attest to their experience of helping each other, and supporting one another and using it as their superpower to build their business into a flourishing, thriving company that helps speakers share their vital stories- because words matter, and stories will change the world.
A bit about the business of the speaker's world, but mostly about what it means to be a woman in the working world, and what it could look like to combine forces, this episode is truly inspiring for women who are looking for a positive example of working with other women, supporting other women, going into business with other women. Practical advice from these two power house women on how to coordinate and ultimately succeed!
Annette Brechbill is a Keynote Speakers Agent, Virtual Event Content Creator, TEDx Executive Producer, and member of the International Association of Speakers Bureaus (IASB.)
Like many military spouses, Annette has an eclectic background. Originally from Australia, she has lived in 6 countries and visited 60 more. Annette has worked wholesale travel agent in Australia, a flight attendant in Bahrain, and as a diplomat at US Embassy London.
Annette’s passion for the power of storytelling lead her to join Washington Speakers Bureau as a Speaker Relationship Manager. There she oversaw a portfolio of 40 Exclusive speakers who generated 25 million dollars in revenue annually. Her portfolio included names such as Madeline Albright, Arianna Huffington, and former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, and your very own Jessica Buchanan!
Annette’s company, Brechbill Group Speaker Management and Consultancy, leverages skills and knowledge she gained by closing deals for world leaders to share the wisdom of her speakers with organizations across the globe.
On the consultancy side of her work, she combines forces with the amazing Mirjana Novkovic to create video and written marketing assets that help speakers reach their customers and close more deals.
Annette is mumma to 3 young children and Navy wife. She is a lover of good wine, trashy tv, and 90’s music.
Mirjana Novkovic brings more than 20 years of experience within the global speaking industry. She is the Founder and Principal of Evoke Invoke Speaker Consultancy, working with global speakers who Evoke Emotion and Invoke Action.
Mirjana is a leading relationship manager focused on developing and championing her speaker clients by being deeply committed and emotionally invested in their message and purpose and by positioning them within the speaker bureau marketplace,
Mirjana previously spent 16 years with the Harry Walker Agency (HWA) in New York, where she held primary responsibilities within their Client Relations division as a liaison between some of the world’s leading speakers and Fortune 100 clients and she served as Vice President of Marketing for over 12 years. During her time at HWA, Mirjana oversaw the marketing strategies for more than 150 iconic exclusive speakers, including many of the most globally sought-after and high-profile World Leaders, C-