Maria Franzoni is Founder and Chief Mentor of Speaking Business Academy.
As one of the most experienced speaker bookers in Europe and recognised as a speaking industry expert, Maria supports speakers (established and new) to enter into new markets, develop content, make strategic decisions about their speaking business, develop longer relationships with clients and move their speaking into learning/masterclasses.
Maria is a serial innovator, constantly doing things differently and pushing the boundaries to improve what and how we do things. She is always hungry to keep learning from the best and privileged to work with some of the leading experts in the world. She has mentored and trained many of the top speakers and bookers.
Maria has held senior positions with 2 leading speaker bureaus: CSA Celebrity Speakers and London Speaker Bureau. In 2007 she founded her own boutique bureau, Maria Franzoni Ltd. She is also founding member and former co-chair of the European Association of Speaker Bureaus, Director of Operations at We Do Things Differently cultural change consultancy and host of the Speaking Business Podcast rated in the top 10% of business podcasts globally.
The key to Maria’s success … she absolutely loves what she does!