Episode #421

How to Navigate Transitions In Your Speaking Business

With Amy Fuentes

Sharing in the excitement of our students’ success is a privilege for our team at the Speaker Lab! Our Director of Student Success, Maryalice Goldsmith, is taking the mic for our Student Highlight series so you can hear directly from our students about their experiences and what they want you to know about growing your speaking business.

On Episode 421, we’re joined by Amy Fuentes, an incredible TSL student who is taking the stage by storm with a passion for empowering women to find their voice, change their stories, and become their own heroes in all aspects of their lives. Amy sat down with Maryalice to share her personal journey to the stage, including how she found her way to The Speaker Lab and why she is so committed to helping women “transition through transitions” with purpose. Amy shares practical insights on how to really seize the moment, embrace change, and navigate the most challenging of times that become defining moments.

Whether you’re finding yourself amidst a transition or contemplating life-changing decisions that will provide new direction, Amy’s advice will challenge and inspire you to embrace the process!

Here’s what you’ll learn from this episode:

  • Why transitions are hard, but matter
  • Why “ice cream” is part of the process
  • The emotional attachment of thoughts
  • How to use your time differently
  • Why the first step is the hardest
  • The nuts and bolts of building your business
  • Why you have to invest in yourself
  • Why you need a mentor
  • And so much more!


About Amy Fuentes

Amy is a thought-provoking speaker, author, coach, and entrepreneur who inspires others by showing them how to look at life a bit differently. As a result of the hardships she encountered and overcame throughout life, she noticed one common theme… we are only one decision away from a totally different life. Amy lives in Northern Virginia with her husband of 30 years. She enjoys traveling and spending time volunteering with her therapy dog, Duncan bringing joy to those in her community.

Want to know exactly what to say to land more paid speaking gigs?

We’ll send you the exact three email scripts you can send to conference planners and event organizers that Grant Baldwin (our founder) used to book over $2M in speaking gigs. 

Related Podcasts

Ready to keep building your speaking business? Check out some of our other podcast episodes below!

#439: How to Build Relationships as a Speaker with William Quigg [Student Highlight]
Today’s guest on Episode 439 of The Speaker Lab podcast, part of our Student Highlight series, is proof that you can become a speaker at...
#438: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Working for Yourself with Jeffrey Shaw
Often, one of the hardest parts of the learning curve of launching a speaking business is being self employed. Many would-be entrepreneurs have longed for...
#437: Finding Your Core Mission with Michelle Onuorah [Coaches Corner]
Our amazing TSL coaches do a lot of great work helping our students accelerate their speaking careers through our programs. But beyond their great work...