Join Our Thought Leader Academy 2024

 Evolve from Expert Presenter to Thought Leader

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Have questions before you enroll? Schedule a Zoom call with us. We are more than happy to talk through your goals and make sure the Academy is the best fit for you.

You're signing up for the best of what we offer to help you achieve your goals:

All Tiers (Foundations & Advanced):

  • Define your thought leadership message and framework
  • Understand your ideal audiences and why you are the messenger for them
  • Learn the fundamentals of telling compelling stories in your talk
  • Identify your key stories
  • Create your signature talk from beginning to end using our proven framework (in a 3-hour one-on-one Virtual VIP Day)
  • Learn how to design your slides for maximum impact

Tiers 2 & 3 (Advanced)

  • Add layers to your talk to make it multidimensional and engaging
  • Learn the business of speaking: understand what to charge for your speaking and how to create your speaking proposals + more
  • Build your personal brand plan
  • Strategies for and practice delivering your talk with confidence and energy
  • Deliver a 10-minute section of your talk on our LinkedIn Live show (great for practice & visibility)

The group Zoom calls are held weekly on Tuesdays from 3-4 pm Eastern / 12-1 pm Pacific, starting August 13, 2024.

Here's what happens after you submit this form:

  • You'll receive an automatic email confirmation with your receipt with the Zoom link for our weekly group calls. 📹
  • We'll send you an email with your coach's Acuity calendar link so you can schedule your Virtual VIP Day to create your signature talk. 🗓️
  • You'll get access to our Speaking Your Brand Resource Library with targeted video lessons & worksheets. 💻

Please complete the form below to secure your spot. We're excited to have you!

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Have questions before you enroll? Schedule a Zoom call with us. We are more than happy to talk through your goals and make sure the Academy is the best fit for you.

Meet Your Coaches

Carol Cox

Carol Cox is the founder and CEO of Speaking Your Brand® and host of the Speaking Your Brand® podcast.

Carol speaks on thought leadership; women in politics & the public sphere; and values-based communication. During election seasons, she serves as a Democratic political analyst on TV news. Carol was named as one of Orlando's Women of the Year in 2021 and has been featured in Forbes. Carol has a Master's degree in History and lives in Orlando, FL.

Diane Diaz

Diane Diaz is our lead speaking coach with Speaking Your Brand® and co-facilitates our group programs.

Diane speaks regularly on personal branding, LinkedIn strategy, and women's empowerment. Diane has an extensive background in marketing and branding and is also an Ironman triathlete. Diane has a Master's in Business Administration and lives in Orlando, FL.

What Clients Have Said

Pam Andrews
Founder of, Speaker, Podcaster

Your coaching was what I needed to get all of my ideas out of my head in a structured framework that would take the presentation to the next level. Sometimes when you work with people it is hard to quantify the results but this is NOT one of those times.

I delivered my newly created keynote and I received $15,000 in sales directly from my presentation.

This was not by accident: we had worked together with the end in mind knowing what I would be offering and crafted a keynote that would not only be valuable to the audience but create a seamless transition to the offer.”

— Amber De La Garza, Keynote Speaker & Entrepreneur


If you need to go to the next level with your public speaking and want a unique and effective way to present your ideas, Speaking Your Brand will help you create a signature talk that is stage ready.

You are making an investment in yourself that is absolutely worth it. It is a very personal experience to meet your needs.

You will literally watch your signature talk get created before your eyes. They have the art of communication down to a science.

— Karen Corbin, Ph.D., Geeks That Speak