Exclusive Speaker Management

Connecting speakers with audiences who believe SUCCESS must coexist with AUTHENTICITY and HUMANITY.

Our speakers are flawed. Perfectly imperfect. Confidently vulnerable. We are masterfully real change-makers with HUGE IDEAS about how to be strong and powerful on the inside while walking the earth lightly. We believe in humanity, kindness, and in making you feel aliver than alive!  

Our Speakers

Our speakers are Award-Winning. Authors. Film subjects. Creators. Teachers. Change-makers. Changing millions of lives, one transformative keynote at a time. They're warm, authentic, and show up just as they are, with incredible insights into the inner world we all experience every day.
They share heart-felt stories, lessons, and BIG ideas that are relatable and actionable. 
While the craft of public speaking is centuries old, high-impact keynote speakers today aren't talking about leadership and supply chains. They're talking about the human condition. Personal development. Because we know its magical impact on professional development and the world around us. 

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In Service to Clients, Partners, and Speakers.

Event Production

Event Professionals

See what it's like to work with an agency that helps you seamlessly deliver world-class talent and unforgettable experiences. 


Bureau Partners

How we've partnered with bureaus since 2016 to ensure their clients' expectations are met and exceeded every time.



How to get stage-ready and what professional representation can do for you.


Skilled. Expert. Professional.

Owner and talent manager, Shelley Kelly, has been a driver of innovation in event marketing, branding, and project management excellence since the early 90s when she built and grew one of the largest, most energized marketing agencies in the Triangle Region of North Carolina. Today, she is reinventing the speaker management space with her talents and is the first management agency to integrate strategic AI tools and technologies that help our community stay relevant in a fast-changing world. A few ways we're different: 

1. Empower speakers to refine big ideas for timeliness and relevance today.

2. Assist event professionals in identifying and delivering content to meet the greatest needs of their audiences today.

3. Create automations and efficiencies throughout planning, contracting, pre-event, at-event, and post-event to streamline processes. 

In a $6B industry with thousands of speakers and events, it's harder than ever for speakers to stand out and for events to keep raising the bar year after year. 

Learn more about how we're reimagining speaker management and utilizing proprietary methodologies to quickly bridge the gap between transformative speakers and unforgettable event experiences.



  • 7 years in business
  • Hundreds of keynotes booked
  • Thousands of books sold
  • Hundred of films licensed
  • Dozens of masterclasses and workshops sold
  • Millions in fees earned

...and that's why we do what we do!

A Few Happy Clients

Meet the Team

"We've had an amazing experience working with Engage Your Stage! Shelley is by far the most efficient, organized and thoughtful detail guru ever, but still maintaining that warm, human touch to all her correspondence. The whole experience has felt more like working with a good friend than a new colleague! She has fantastic follow up and is always anticipating her clients needs ahead of time.  Love working with her!!

– Jenny Foreman, Senior Account Executive, Executive Speakers Bureau

Bureau Partners

Speaker Development Partners