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Alliance for Success Speaker Management was born out of Kate Holgate’s desire to work with professional speakers whose passion and commitment is evident. Over the years, she has gathered a team that shares the same goals: to ensure your success as a speaker and to free up your schedule so that you can work on those projects only you can do all while helping you positively impact your audiences.

At AFS we have developed a hands-on, relationship-based management style. Whether you have been speaking for years or are just getting started, we tailor our services to fit your needs and your goals. We intentionally limit the size of our speaker family so that we can provide personalized attention to you and to the meeting planners we work with on your behalf.

We are eager to learn about your story and where you might fit into our Plan for World Domination. OK, maybe not total domination, but it is important to the AFS team that we work with speakers whose message resonates with us and our desire to provide meeting planners with an exceptional experience. We know that it’s possible that we may not be a good fit for each other. So let’s have a conversation to find that out. Oh, and just so you know, you have to be able to help us fulfill our most important goal: to change the world for the better.

Caring for your clients is of utmost importance to us, and we pride ourselves on developing lasting, meaningful relationships with them. Very frequently, when a meeting planner books one of our speakers, they turn to us to provide them with another one (or more) of our speakers for their future events.

“Kate Holgate has the best ear for speaking of anyone whom I’ve met. She understands what a speaker has to do for their message to resonate long after their presentation is finished.”

~ Barry Banther, CSP, CPAE; Past Chair, National Speakers Association (and consulting client of Kate's) ~

How We Can Help You

Our speaker management philosophy is simple: we are here to provide our speakers with whatever they need to be successful.

To do that, our full-service management program is based on a retainer/commission model; we do not work with speakers on commission only (unless the speaker is a military veteran and/or retired first responder OR if they are a civilian, they must have consistently been booking a minimum of 2 incoming full-fee agreements per month and we close all subsequent agreements).

Our business model allows us to customize our services to fit each speaker’s individual requirements. Some of our services are provided by members of our in-house team while others are provided by allies who give us the ability to offer the broadest range of services possible. All work is managed through the AFS home office in Sarasota, FL.

If you need help with something not listed just let us know; we have people – and our people have people!

Below is an overview of the types of services we can provide. More detailed information can be found by clicking any of the More Information buttons.

If you are interested in discussing full-time management, individual projects, or our Speaker Development Program, please fill out the contact form and we’ll set up a call.

Full Service Management

Closing Service

Website & Marketing

Certified Speaking Professional Application

Full Service Based on CSP Retainer; Hourly Service Receives All Services Except Submission

“Thanks for submitting such a great CSP application package. It was the model of what a perfect application should be.”

~ Brian Gilbert; former Professional Development Specialist, National Speakers Association ~

Speaker Development Program

Individual Projects

Publishing Services