Virtual Warmup

Feb 18, 2021 | 2:00pm EST

Coaching is so much more than a good conversation. It’s a form of professional speaking that requires education, study, discipline, and practice to be a successful professional coach. Coaching shares many characteristics in common with that of being a good, solid keynote speaker. They both produce notable income and outcomes, it’s a both/and, and not an either/or option and opportunity.

Whether you coach clients one-on-one or keynote before audiences with thousands of people, both require specific skills, talents, and practices that contribute to the growth and viability of the professional speaking industry. Now is a great time to explore how you can repurpose keynote content to create or enhance an existing coaching business. Come learn ways to stay relevant and work in the speaking industry with coaching, live or virtual.

Key takeaways:

  • Keynoting and coaching are more alike than different
  • Elements of a professional speaker that coaches professionally
  • Adding a revenue stream of coaching/training/facilitating to your speaking portfolio


Dr. Helen Holton is President-Elect of the NSA DC Chapter. A Gallup-Certified Strengths coach and trainer; ICF credentialed PCC and CMC. Her expertise in leadership is through the lens of inclusion, diversity, equity, intercultural competence, and resilience – the secret sauce. It’s about belonging. She works with executives, entrepreneurs, and emerging leaders who want to earn more, stress less, and live a deeper purpose.