June 23, 2021


Welcome To Speak, Get Booked, Get Paid  6 Month Academy.

It’s Time to Impact The World With Your Message and Get Paid What You’re Worth.


If you’re an expert, an entrepreneur or author who wants to…

Speak on stages around the world, impact more people with your message and get paid more to speak.

Yet you’re struggling with…

Getting your messaging just right, choosing a niche that’s both sustainable and profitable, finding speaking gigs that pay, getting the attention of meeting planners that have a budget, moving from free to paid speaking.

You’re not alone!

Now is your time to…

Share your message and expertise with the world.
Impact more people.
Learn how to tell your story and turn it into sustainable and lucrative speaking business.
Stop speaking for FREE.
Take your speaking, coaching, and expertise and grow it to the next level.
Start getting paid what you’re worth.

When I first started speaking over 20 years ago, I never knew that speakers got paid as much as they did.

5 years into my speaking career I was blessed with a mentor who showed me what was possible and the ins and outs of the professional speaking industry. It was like a veil was lifted from off of my eyes, he showed me how to structure my business so I could travel the world speaking on stages and getting paid my worth. 

Today I speak internationally and have clients across the globe who do the same. I’m the communication, body language and confidence coach to celebrities, politicians, C-suite executives and entrepreneurs. I’m Cosmopolitan and Women’s health magazine’s communication & body language expert and am on local and national news.

My clients and I speak and get paid anywhere from $2000 – $35,000 per speaking engagement and are flown across the world living our dreams, delivering in person and virtual keynotes, workshops and seminars.

If you’re serious about maximizing your Impact in the World and building a sustainable speaking business (whether you’re starting from scratch or simply tired of speaking for free), knowing how to handle the “we have no budget” conversation, and increasing your take home income moving forward…then please CONTINUE READING…

Because, Yes, You can have it


Many people believe that the only thing you need to focus on is being a top performer when you get on stage. That’s definitely true, but that’s just wetting your toes.

Here’s the reality…

There are a lot of great speakers out there. However, most of them are speaking for FREE or not speaking on stages at all.

For many, it has nothing to do with their ability to deliver an outstanding talk. If you can’t get the attention of the event coordinator, it doesn’t matter how great a speaker you are.

Many people know how to SPEAK, but, they have not mastered the BUSINESS OF SPEAKING. That is the missing link, that is what makes the difference between getting paid $200 and $3000, $5000 or $10,000 dollars.

It’s a balance of meeting the needs of the event planner, their audience, motivating and educating simultaneously, having solid marketing systems, clarity on your expertise and positioning yourself as the go-to person in your industry.

“But Karen, there are not alot of  In-Person Events Right Now!”

You might be wondering, WHY should you invest in building out your speaking business now, if no one is holding live events in person for the near future? 

Good question.

And here’s the answer: the event industry HAS NOT DISAPPEARED – virtual and hybrid events are happening and live events are happening again. 

Event planners are still planning and hosting events and guess what? 

They still need speakers.

If you’re ready to take on the first phase of mastering the business of speaking and have access to a solid and proven blueprint to follow, then I have an invitation for you!



The Speak, Get Booked, Get Paid 6-month Academy

I have curated my Secure the Stage System so you have a road map to tell you exactly how to show up, what to say to get noticed, how to help the meeting planner say YES to paying you, and how to book out your calendar with speaking engagements.

There are FOURTEEN different speaker business models that I teach (one of the the secrets that well paid speakers never share) and we cover all of them so you can choose which one will bring you the revenue and help you to create the lifestyle that you desire.

Many of my clients book their first gig with the first couple of months. 


Booked to speak in India, Alaska, the UK, Australia, the Caribbean. They deliver lunch and learns across

Canada & the US, are booked by corporations for $18,000 corporate contracts, are getting booked on

virtual and live stages getting paid $6000, $8500, $10,000 doing keynotes, training sessions, seminars

and workshops. Some of them are authors and get paid to speak as well as sell hundreds of books even

before they take the stage.

Enrolment to our

6 Month “Speak, Get Booked, Get Paid,

Impact The World With Your Message Academy” is

now OPEN!


Who is this Academy for:

This 6 month academy is for newer speakers and experienced speakers who have been primarily speaking for free and want to increase their fee and get consistently paid their worth.

In this program, I’ll personally walk a select group of Committed Expert & Leaders down the path to building a powerful and lucrative speaking business that gives them the Impact, Income, and Inspiration they’ve only dreamed of!

If you look immediately below, you’ll discover exactly what you’ll accomplish over the next 6 months, as you work with me to develop and scale your speaking business.

Over the first 30-60 days, you’ll get the foundation to go out and start speaking and making income.

And NO, you don’t have to wait until the end of 6 months to start speaking.

Results that people get when they join the Academy…













Building the Core of Your Speaking Business:

  • Strengthening your speaker mindset.
  • Redefine or create your expert positioning.
  • Create, structure and fine tune your signature talk & learn how to seed your talk.
  • Learn how to tell your story and command the stage (audience engagement techniques and more!).

Getting In Bed with Your Target Audience and The Event Coordinators that Book You (not literally!):

  • Identify and locate your ideal target audience(s).
  • Creating the right conversations with each target audience and teach them how to refer you.
  • Learn how to get the attention of the event coordinators with budgets.
  • Learn how to get them to say yes to your speakers fee.

Essential Marketing Materials, Brand Building, and Fee structure:

  • Develop the content for your essential speaker marketing materials 
  • One pager
  • Biography
  • Media Kit
  • Speaker Proposal
  • Speaker Reel
  • Learn the main websites to use to easily find speaking gigs internationally!
  • Learn all of the various speaker business models that exist.

Expert Speaker Marketing Plans and Systems (for both Live and Virtual events):

  • Create online marketing plan focusing on specific platforms.
  • Locate and reach out to conference planners using our signature 3 touch point campaign to position yourself as the go-to expert.
  • Learn how to pitch conference coordinators.
  • We dive deep into showing you exactly how to find paid and non-paid speaking engagements, in different markets so you can get booked ASAP.
  • This is a VERY important piece of the whole process: Event coordinators look for specific things when booking a someone to speak at their event.
  • A lack of certain things put up a red flag for event coordinators and have them run in the opposite direction.

Leveraging Your Assets:

  • Create a product from your signature keynote.
  • Build your expert brand online.
  • Create an expert speaker brand building plan.
  • Learn and leverage the 7 speaker business models that no one talks about.
  • You will learn tools and secrets of professional speakers.
  • Learn the system to turn FREE gigs into lucrative pay days.

And more!

Merav Richter, Brave Ecstatic Woman Speaker, Author

James Drury, Award Winning Networking & Connection Expert, Speaker, Professional Auctioneer

Trudie German, Health & Fitness expert and Speaker, Owner of Body Envy

The 6 Month Academy Includes:

Monthly Pre-recorded Training Modules 

3 Per Month

Monthly Personal Group Q and A Sessions:

3 Per Month

If you’re committed, so is Karen and her coaches. Each month, Karen and her coaches will speak with you personally, during LIVE personal Q & A sessions. You’ll cover any and all questions about the Module you’re currently working on, in addition to giving you clarity on ANY other elements you have questions about.

2 Half Day Virtual Mastermind Sessions

You will go deep into storytelling, sales and PR and marketing with Karen and her guest experts.

One 2-Day Virtual Mastermind Event (Dates TBD)

  • This event is NOT TO BE MISSED!

You’ll experience:

  • 1:1 Hot Seat Coaching where any and all of your current business stressors will be explored and resolved.
  • Opportunities to get hands-on experience, practice your signature talk, and reach out to get booked.
  • Dynamic mastermind conversations where you’ll gain insight on how to up level your speaking business, ask for more and get paid more, and get paid 5 figures when speaking for free!
  • Exclusive content delivered by Karen and/or her business experts on topics congruent with the program themes.

Private Access to Our Members Only Facebook Group:

  • You’ll get access to the private Facebook group only for members of Speak, Get Booked, Get Paid Academy!
  • You’ll have 24/7 access to Karen’s coaches, the other Academy members (your Academy family) for instant feedback on challenges you have in your business as you move through the program.


**Quick Action Bonus** (When you join with in 72 hours)

Your Very Own Personal Speaker Assistant 

That’s right your very own PERSONAL Speaker Concierge who will deliver 25 speaking engagements right to your inbox every single month for the entire 6 month program. My team will do all of the labour intensive researching and send you a list of speaking gigs to apply to every single month. 

My students say that this could be the MOST valuable part of the program and I’m crazy for offering it as a bonus.

A List of Podcasts that are looking for Guests NOW!

One of the easiest ways to build your digital footprint and your expert authority is to be on podcasts. This is full list of various podcasts that you can get booked on to speak.


In the case that your scrolled directly down to this section…the investment section, I’d like to have a heart to heart conversation with you.

You aren’t on my page by accident, you didn’t bump into reading this because you had nothing else on your to do list.  There’s a reason that you’re here, you may have a message that you know needs to be shared but just dont know where to start or how to put it together and start speaking. You may already be speaking, but you’re tired of speaking for free and seeing other people on line getting booked, rebooked and paid.

What makes my Academy different than other speaking programs is that I teach a solid and proven system that I also use. My coaches and I are speakers too, we don’t just teach speakers.  That means  we know first hand what it takes to win in the speaking industry because we are doing it right now.

I also have a board of advisors that is made up of meeting planners across North America and the UK, they are our SECRET SAUCE. We hear directly from them what need from us, how we need to show up, what we need to stop doing and start doing to get booked by them…. and this alone is PRICELESS!

There are many talented people who don’t fulfill their dreams because they over think, they’re too cautious, or are unwilling to take a LEAP of faith.”

If you are ready — finally ready — to start living your dreams, JOIN ME and a group of other like-minded, high-level Entrepreneurs in The 6-month Academy!

Seize this moment and watch your vision lead other people to buy into your success.

To work with me privately my coaching starts at $20,000 and goes up to $60,000 and I know that may be out of range for a lot of people. That’s exactly why I created my 6 month Speak, Get Booked, Get Paid Academy, so you can get access to my system, my coaches and I for a fraction of that investment.  If after everything you’ve read above has you saying yes, yes and yes, then book a call and let’s see if you’re a fit for the academy. 

The 6 month academy is a 5 figure investment. If you’re ready to stop speaking for free, create the impact you want in the world and get paid well in the process then book a call and let’s talk to see if you’re a fit.


Schedule a call and let’s talk.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is your 6 month academy ideal for?

If you’re a speaker who is just getting started or a “newer” speaker who’s now learning how to navigate the lucrative speaking industry then I invite you to join my 6 Month Speak And Get Booked Academy

Is this for me if I’m not sure what I want to talk about yet?

Yes is sure is for you. That’s a part of what we will cover in the academy and help you choose. There’s a system we walk people through to ensure that what you choose a topic area that is driven by your passion but is also profitable.

When do people in the program begin booking paid speaking engagements?

The average person is booking by month 2 or 3. It all depends on the person and how committed you are to doing the work. Some clients get their first booking by month 2, some by month 5.  The system is guaranteed to work, you simply have to be willing to do the work.

Is there any one on one coaching?

No, this is a group program, however you will get an opportunity to ask direct questions to Karen and her coaches on the live Q and A calls that happen 3 times per month. All you have to do is show up for the calls and ask your question.

My last word to you before you leave this page…

If you’re not ready to roll up your sleeves and claim your success, be prepared to watch others take your place on the “Success Train.”

If you’re not ready to say “Yes!”, you may be turning your back on the success you desire and deserve.

Seize this moment and watch your vision become your reality!

Sending you positive energy, love and light always!


Karen Donaldson

#1 Best Selling Author
Celebrity Communication, Body Language and Confidence Coach
Executive Public Speaking Coach

International Speaker

Body Language Expert for Cosmopolitan Magazine and Women’s Health Magazine