“What you have exposed me to is absolutely amazing! It’s a fountain of information, and it’s FUEL for me to go forward. You’ve helped me to clarify my identity, my narrative, and the shift I want to create in the world as a (PAID) professional Speaker. Your exercises mad it apparent to me that I’m now able to lean in to what I want (and am able) to do.”

-Kem (Alpharetta, GA

“What I enjoyed most about your training that you spoke to us in a language that we could all understand. You were very engaging with the audience – connecting and making sure that everybody that wanted to had a say-so. Your subject matter is thorough (you covered a lot in a short period of time.” 

-Sandy (Atlanta, GA)

“You added value and gave actual information! It wasn’t a waste of time, and not fluff (like other events I’ve been to – and sold at!). Coming to your event was worthwhile, and I received good, tangible, practical information, content, and action (that I can use). This event was worth my time today”

-Attorney (Speaker’s Event Attendee)

“I like that your event was interactive and that you modeled examples and gave tangibles of what is possible and ‘The Holy Grail’ of being a (PAID) professional Speaker.”

-Educator (Speaker’s Event Attendee)

“I appreciate the information and I liked that there were real-life examples (an actual Speaker’s application form). It felt right in a lot of moments.”

-Event Attendee (The Alpharetta Library)

“It was very engaging and enlightening concerning the very big deal of the world of speaking engagements. You gave us steps, made it simple, asked us questions, and showed us how to answer them in a very simple format (as a (PAID) professional Speaker). I appreciate you being able to show how this huge thing can be compressed into a couple of different things to point the finger back to us (as future paid Speakers). I thought that was awesome!”

-Attendee (#SpeakUp LIVE Event)

“I received alot more than ‘How to Become A (PAID) Professional Speaker’ during this event.”

-Speaker’s Event Attendee (Atlanta, GA)

“I picked up tips. One of the things that struck me about what you shared during the LIVE event was how to be current as a professional Speaker”

-Wayne (Author and Speaker’s Event Attendee)

“This event was informative and provided a road map that let’s you know the work effort required and the mindset needed for someone who wants to become a (PAID) professional Speaker”

-Kaufi (Alpharetta, GA)

“You are very real – as you stand here before us (as you could’ve done this event virtually). You are living proof that you crafted this pathway and that it’s working. That is the credibility I seek as I try to dip my toe into this arena. Well done!”

-K. Seesink (Fulton County, Georgia)

“My feedback and what I would share with others about this event for Speakers to GO FOR IT and just do it (without judgement or fear)! It was motivating. It’s insight and affirmation to help you face your doubts, fears, and thoughts where I needed clarity. You are very knowledgeable. I will share your information. I believe in promoting you and the work that you do for #SpeakUp. Thank you for the challenge to stay disciplined and focused on defining who we are as a Speaker (in a few characters) plus getting practice speaking in from of our target audience and building our credibility, history, and examples of our work as future paid Speakers. Knowing my talk topic that “pops” and  embodies who we are as a Speaker is my next steps on this journey. It was motivating. My expectation today was met.”

-Group Event Attendees


LIVE Events…

“Thank you for sharing so much of your wisdom and helping me get out of the darkness to see that this reality is possible and doable, as long as we take the excuses away so I thank you for that.” -Sandy

“Working with AJ has been fantastic! We’ve been working for two years planning a symposium for professionals across the United States (we had 117 colleagues join us), and AJ was able to lead us through a workshop on how to create a very specific message to connect to our donors and members while engaging them in how to help support our mission.”

-Melissa Dietrich, Associate Director of Longwood Gardens (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

“I would be exhausted, overwhelmed, frazzled, you name it if it wasn’t for AJ . I consider her ‘the Speaker’s left brain’. She knows how to anticipate exactly what you need, and she is there. What I love about AJ is that she helps you manage, and is there the whole time to help make your event is successful. I love that she “gets it” (the whole event/speaking/Speaker thing). I recommend her through the roof! Thank you AJ. You made the biggest difference in my business. What you offer is priceless. Hire her. Price shouldn’t even be an issue. The girl is good.”

-Marquessa Pettway, Professional Speaker

“AJ, you have a God-given talent’ your enthusiasm, sincerity, infomation skill, energy, actress-like delivery is comforting.” -MJD, Author of 150 books and audios

“It’s everything I hoped for, and more. It’s support that shows I’m not in it by myself.”

“The support and advice on how we can be a better person uplifted my spirit”

-J. Button

“Super social atmosphere and learning environment along with useful topics and encouragement”

-J. Jackson

“Helpful encouragement, thought provoking topics and the necessary feedback I needed, plus a space to refocus my business and get to the next level”

-T. Riley, Sr.

“Encouraging, hope for when you’re facing obstacles, and a support group…for real”

-E. Burdick

“Brought forth enlightenment and much needed change in my business mindset”

-P. Small

“Building Kingdom-minded businesses”

-F. Garcia

“Shout out to coach AJ for providing wisdom and coaching insight in a dilemma that I was having. She asked the tough questions that forced me to reassess my situation which also made me realize I needed to do more homework. She was available and willing to walk me through some things and make me see them from a different perspective of which I didn’t initially consider. I’m new to being a life coach and starting my own life coaching practice so I still have a lot to learn. This reminded me that every coach needs a coach. I’m glad coach AJ was there when I needed her.

Thanks again Coach AJ. You saved me a lot of embarrassment and heartache and for that I’m grateful!”

-Montray Ashley, Life Coach


“The Champ Is Here! I have for years been on the “verge” of realizing my purpose. It took one class, one conversation with Coach AJ for me to obtain my breakthrough! I’m on my path to realizing all that God has for me! This lady is the real deal! When she says she loves sharing what she has learned, she means it!! I pray you take the time to meet Coach AJ! Your life will be changed and inspired! Thanks Coach AJ and may God continue to shower His Favor on your life and all those assigned to you.”

Blessings and Love,
Michelle Jeffries Rhodes, Life Coach