Amanda Johns Vaden Amanda Johns Vaden
Founder + Executive Program Director

Amanda graduated Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee with a B.A. in Communications, Business Management and Spanish. She is as licensed real estate agent in TN, professional speaker, sales and leadership consultant and author of Selling to the Sexes and 4-Dimensional Follow Up. She is the Founder of Southwestern Speakers Bureau and remains as the liason between Southwestern Certified Speakers and outside corporate entities.

Isla Lake Isla Lake, M.S.
Program Manager

Isla Lake is the Consulting Coordinator for Southwestern Consulting™ as well as a Certified Mediation Specialist. She holds degrees in both Interpersonal Communication and Human Relations as well as her Master's degree in Sustainable Business Performance; one of the fastest growing services for today's business environment. Isla also serves as a Corporate Program Director for the Southwestern Speakers Bureau. Isla works with Associations, Educational Institutions, Corporations and many other for profit organizations to help them find speakers and trainers for their annual meetings and events.

Tessie Gale Tessie Gale
Corporate Program Director

Tessie has been a full-time staff member of the Southwestern Consulting™ Speakers Bureau since 2007. During this time she has used her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and Management to assist clients by identifying and interpreting communication requirements. With this information Tessie can recommend and select one of our many skilled speakers to precisely fit customer needs. Tessie has extensive knowledge of all Southwestern Consulting's speakers, including the specific books that they have written and their speaking topics. From her professional analysis of your specific event needs she can recommend the most appropriate speaker, providing clients with a high-level of customer satisfaction. Tessie responds to client needs by partnering with you for your event, providing all relevant marketing materials for the selected speaker. Tessie also promotes the Southwestern Consulting™ Coaching  Division, and offers a complimentary "Business Action Plan Call” to her clients to unleash their God-given potential.

Jane Weber - Bureau Agent Jane Weber
Corporate/Educational Program Director

Jane Weber began her career with the Southwestern Company as a college intern while earning her degree at Tufts University. After raising a family, she applied her skills for 15 years in the Financial & Business Administration arena for both non-profit and for-profit organizations. Now back home with the Southwestern family of companies, she is the Corporate Program Director for Mike Weber’s “Breaking the Unwritten Rules – Finding New Patterns for Success”. Because this message resonates with both adults and youth, Jane connects Mike with businesses, professional associations and health organizations as well as educational institutions - all who are interested in identifying patterns and assumptions holding them back so that they can break through to higher levels of performance, enjoyment and influence.

Gloria Clements - Speakers Bureau Agent Gloria Clements
Bureau Agent

Brenda Hadayia - Speakers Bureau Agent Brenda Hadayia
Bureau Agent

Ginny Moore - Speakers Bureau Agent Ginny Moore
Bureau Agent

Rachel Knipmeyer Rachel Knipmeyer
Junior Speaker Coordinator


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