Meet Wendi McNeill, Platform Building Strategist & Founder of Charli Jane Speakers®
Wendi helps connect Meeting Planners and Speakers from all lifestyles since 2002. She is a creative and savvy entrepreneur who brings with her 34 years of rich experience. She helps public speakers set up their businesses, market, and manage so they can have a satisfying and successful speaking business.
First and foremost, I am the wife of an amazing husband, Mark, and mother to four beautiful daughters ages 33, 31, 28 and 26 and a proud Nana to 7! I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my family, being creative, traveling, reading, yoga, running, playing tennis and being outdoors.
“We need four things to be successful that can only come from People. They are: Resources, Coaches, Mentors & Partners . It is unusual that you can find all of these in one person. Sometimes you get lucky and find one person capable of providing most of these things. I found such a person that I want to highlight and her name is Wendi McNeill founder and owner of Charli Jane Speaker Services. She has helped and assisted me in numerous ways. She is truly a Partner that provides numerous resources. She is both a Coach and Mentor in the ways she offers suggestions and sources for engagements and improvement to the success of my speaking career. Wendi is a passionate, persistent partner who takes on the vision and mission of the client.” – Carl L Young, Consultant, Speaker and Trainer
In short, I work with Speakers from ALL walks of life, seasoned speakers, beginning speakers and re-entry speakers (or what I like to call “stuck” speakers). For 16 years, I have been helping Speakers increase their visibility, hire-ability and increase their speaking schedule by having a strong platform. I work with highly motivated individuals that have the passion, the hustle and drive to succeed; but they must also have an open mind towards change. I believe every speaker is unique. I help bring that uniqueness forward so they can learn how to make it the foundation of their business. By showing them how to grow their speaking business, share their message, and help others; these speakers discover how to live the lifestyle they desire.
I am a firm believer in building and nurturing relationships. As elementary as it may sound, my guiding philosophy is: Just be nice. This simple gesture alone will bring you amazing results. People are not only looking for HOPE today but for someone to just take the time to Be Nice. When you let them know that you genuinely care about them as a person, and not just another customer/client, you are opening the doors to the greatest opportunity of all – a lasting relationship.
As the Founder and Owner of Charli Jane Speaker Services®, I have been “Opening Doors of Opportunity” for speakers since 2002. Charli Jane Speakers provides speakers with support, exposure, tools, tips, speaking and media leads, coaching programs, home study programs and much more to assist them in growing their speaking business.
When it comes to coaching my clients, I am passionate and laser-focused about how they can grow their speaking business to levels of great success and fulfillment. We work together on strategies to quickly & easily position them as the top expert in their subject matter. The results are success, financial freedom, and limitless lifestyle choices. My primary objective is to help speakers/experts properly position themselves so they can get found easily, fill their speaking schedule and increase their income to incredible levels. Also, through the development of multiple streams of income, my clients learn how to rely on more than speaking fees alone to sustain their businesses.
Through the starting and building of my businesses from scratch and ones with business partners…I have seen great success and significant failures. Each has made me stronger and wiser. I love to share my knowledge and passion, what I have discovered works and what doesn’t work. I provide support, direction, and encouragement to help speakers build a stronger platform, create financial freedom and advance their business to higher levels of amazing success and fulfillment. What I have learned through my own life experience and business ventures is to get back up after you fall, never quit, stay dedicated and focused and CREATE your destiny, your legacy… it is never about what life has handed you but about how you create your own life.