Event Planners

Thank you for considering AJ Vaden for your next event.

We understand what a demanding process it is to coordinate an event, and what it takes to make it a success. To assist you in your efforts, we’ve provided items that other professionals like yourself have found to be helpful in their event planning.

We hope these materials assist you in your pre-event planning and publication process. If you need other information please contact:

Isla Lake
Executive Program Director
Southwestern Consulting™

2451 Atrium Way
Nashville, TN 37214
C: (706) 463-1232
F: (615) 884-3529
[email protected]

Here is a Brief Bio About AJ:

Great teams and growing businesses do not come easy. There are a litany of both internal and external pressures that have to be managed and overcome. With four different generations in the workplace, a shifting balance of power between men and women, and an overwhelming amount of social media and email communication, challenges are rampant. Combine that with rapidly changing market conditions, increasing consumer and employee demands, and ever growing global interconnectivity, and its no wonder that today’s dynamic and multifaceted problems can start to diminish any business environment.

Amanda Johns Vaden can help. She has a simple yet elegant formula that your team and employees can grab onto that will make a meaningful difference: exceed expectations. AJ Vaden is a Founding Partner at globally leading firm, Southwestern Consulting and is one of the world’s most respected experts at customer communication and workplace culture. She specializes in helping companies drive revenue, improve customer loyalty, and increase employee engagement by helping them to redefine and exceed the expectations of their prospects, customers and their employees. If you can learn to understand what other people want and have a system for delivering beyond it, your team will be loyal, your customers will return and tell their friends, and your business will thrive. If you don’t, then you won’t just have what you have today, you will eventually have fewer returning customers, decreased employee retention and higher client acquisition costs.

Things you’ll need for AJ’s appearance at your next event:

Amanda’s Official Speaker Introduction:

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Amanda’s Bio for Print:

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Amanda’s Rider and A/V Requests:

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Amanda’s Program Descriptions for Print:

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Amanda’s headshots and other photos:


Maureen Valentine, Sales Manager, Wintrust Wealth Management

Informative, engaging, and sincere. Amanda is the best speaker we've had in the history of this event.

Angeline Nolt, Program Chair, Project Management Institute

Amanda brings an intriguing topic and excellent humor. Her session was wonderfully useful

Tracy Christman, VP of Budget Blinds

Amanda has a unique ability to translate her insights and experiences into tangible action steps that have immediate relevance.

Toby Nelson, Area Sales Manager, DIRECTV

Amanda moves the entire room to action by providing an introspective look into the psychology of influence. 

Booking AJ is a simple 3 step process:

  • Schedule a Date:

    Work with one of our experienced program directors to check AJ ’s calendar availability for the date of your upcoming event. We book AJ out years in advance so this important first step should be done as soon as possible!

  • Research and Customization:

    AJ and our team will work directly with you to learn about your organization’s needs and goals. We use a series of calls and forms to help gather information for AJ to use in customizing a talk that is specifically and uniquely tailored to your audience.

  • AJ Rocks The Room:

    AJ delivers a dynamic, inspiring, and hilarious keynote presentation to your audience that will be one of the highlights of your conference.

Bring AJ to speak:

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AJ's keynote clients include:

  • Nashville Business Journal

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