Our fearless leader, founder and CEO, Karen Harris, is known worldwide for her high level of integrity and tireless work to advance ethical business practices in our industry. She has had a seat on the Board of Governors of the International Association of Speakers Bureaus for the past seven years and formerly held the office of President. She’s passionate about what she does. She’s a driving force for our clients. She’s the one you want in your corner when you’re building your empire.
Our incomparable rock star team is comprised of individuals who want to make a difference. A big one. In the lives of those around us. And they do just that on a daily basis in our high integrity, family-oriented culture. We even throw a whole lot of fun into the mix to keep things interesting and momentum high. Our fiercely entrepreneurial founder deeply cares about changing the world, and we’ve got her back on that. We’re also over-the-top thrilled to do our part to elevate the lives and businesses of all our clients as well. Oh, and we get to rub shoulders with ‘near celebrities’ on a regular basis. How’s that for a trifecta of goodness? We love a good win-win-win, don’t you?
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In 2001, our President, Karen Harris, traveled to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. She thought she was going to ‘just climb a mountain’. It turned out to be much more life-changing. She saw abject poverty, children living in cardboard shacks, young men carrying 100 lbs. on their heads up the mountain for $2.00 a day. The thing she discovered? Regardless of these conditions, she heard the guides and the cooks happily singing while they worked. She was awestruck by how happy they were and witnessed a closeness of community and family that truly touched her heart. When she got home, she vowed to support the people in third world countries who have so much less than we do and yet so much more.
On behalf of each of our speakers, we sponsor a child through various organizations chosen by our Founder, Karen Harris: World Vision, Compassion Canada and Christian Children’s Fund of Canada.
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Think freedom to be creative. To be expansive. To focus on all those things that YOU do best. Like knocking it out of the park with your keynotes. Like delivering world-class service to your customers. Like having the time to write the book you’ve always wanted to share with the world. To have a LIFE. That’s what you get when cmi manages your business. We take care of the details. The systems. The marketing. The mentoring. The client bases. The contracts. The works.
We provide a full menu of services to speakers: coaching & mentoring, sales & marketing, calendar management, contracting, invoicing, and event management. Karen hand-picks our speakers. She then focuses on getting to know every detail of what makes them tick – and what makes their businesses excel. Then, when we add you to our fun little family – your bottom line results become our top priority.
It’s the way we roll. And exactly what today’s busy top speakers need.
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