My interest sparked in the event planning and speaker support space back when I was a junior in college.
A mentor made me aware of an international event planner who was killing it in the industry.
I reached out to set up a phone call and asked if we could meet when I was in town.
She said, “when are you going to be in town?”
My response was, “when can you meet?”
I bought a one way ticket to Florida and flew to spend the day with her. From there, I was hooked. I came back to my campus and my entrepreneurial journey began. There wasn’t an exact program for event planning on my campus, so I began to freelance as an event planner (oh, and I scored a coveted internship with the Pittsburgh Steelers, too).
I long for a good cup of strong, black Colombian coffee.
I love to buy books (working on the whole actually reading them part).
I am mildly obsessed with sending greeting cards. Snail mail is a lost art!
A good planner or paper supply good can brighten my day in a heartbeat.
Travel makes me the happiest human. 24 countries, 42 states + counting!
I love dogs more than people #sorrynotsorry
As a college senior, I started to work with professional speakers by bringing them to my campus along with other colleges across the country. When I started to interact with speakers at different conferences, I saw a common need. They needed help marketing, scheduling, and getting paid. So I pitched the idea as a freelancer: yes, I loved getting paid, but I also loved working with some of the best speakers in the business. It was a total win-win.
I’ve worked in the event fundraising space, I’ve worked with political candidates, I’ve worked with marketing teams, and engineering firms. In 2016, I started to work with speaker and coach, Mitch Matthews full-time. I helped him grow his business and also supported national events with a multi-year corporate sponsorship engagement.
As we did that, my main focus was building systems, procedures, and I found a new passion within what I’ve been doing for almost a decade. From there, I saw the opportunity to build something even bigger and ‘Hire A Lindsay’ was born.