Mettie Spiess

Milwaukee, WI

Tell us about yourself; who are you and what do you do for fun?

I am a world traveler, a coffee addict (strong and black), a cheese lover who is incredibly lactose intolerant, and someone who constantly crushes comfort zones and self-limiting beliefs.

What got you into speaking? Is it what you expected?

I lost a second brother to suicide in 2014 and after that tragedy, I was compelled to tell our families story to empower those who are suffering in silence to speak up! Speaking is an incredible blessing. That said, I was surprised by #1. How emotionally, physically, and mentally exhausting it is. #2. The talent and practice it takes to invoke laughter AND tears from an audience. It is a truly an entire experience and not just a “speech”.

Tell us about your hardest moment as a speaker so far.

The unanswered calls and emails from prospects.

What has been your biggest success as a speaker so far?

Leveraging one speaking evening into a 5 district contract in Missouri.

What was your biggest struggle before finding The Speaker Lab?

Is everything that relates to business an option :)? Before the Speaker Lab I was a corporate career gal putting off pursuing my true mission and talents because of what I did not know about running my own business.

How has The Speaker Lab helped you and your business?

In every way possible (don’t blush Baldwin team). This includes but is not limited to: ongoing support and encouragement, an agreement template, and how to refine my three greatest marketing materials (website, presentation, and demo video). Also, the podcast guest interviews are invaluable!

What is your number one goal over the next 6 months to a year?

Book at least 24 events+ increase my exposure and provide SO much value my inbound request increase by 100%.

About Mettie Spiess

Mettie Spiess is an award-winning mental health advocate, professional speaker and the Executive Director of Hope Heroes Unite. She is known as a champion of change and a voice of hope for diverse audiences including middle and high schools, universities, and health advocacy organizations. She believes that anyone can live mentally well regardless of diagnosis with the right tools and support and that suicide is 100% preventable.

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