Welcome to Speakers Guild USA

Welcome to Speakers Guild USAAre you looking for a speaker for your next event?


We’re a community of speakers who speak on niche subjects and are available to any association, business, organization, or event that needs a speaker.


The speakers in our Guild have a wealth of information, programs and services and are willing to share their expertise. Simply select from our speaker topics to find an expert in that area.


Doris Sims Spies

Doris Sims SpiesDoris is the author of The 30-Minute Guide to Talent and Succession Management, and The Talent Review Meeting Facilitator’s Guide, and Creative Onboarding Programs, which are all available on Amazon.com. Doris is also the co-author of Building Tomorrow’s Talent: A Practitioner’s Guide to Talent Management and Succession Planning. These books together are all top sellers on Amazon on the topics of talent and succession management. Doris is an Approved Provider of the HR Certification Institute.

Doris works with organizations of all types, shapes, and sizes, and in various countries (in the USA, South America, Asia and Europe) to assist experienced HR professionals as they plan, execute, communicate and measure talent review and succession strategies and processes. Doris enjoys training and coaching HR teams to facilitate Talent Review-Succession Planning meetings. View multiple training options for your HR team to plan and facilitate Talent-Succession meetings at Talent Bench Strength.

James Poindexter, III

Speaker Guild Member James Poindexter IIIJames Poindexter III, CC was born in the Bronx, NY but moved to West Virginia at an early age. At around ten years old he was abandoned by his parents in a house for a week until he realized that they were not coming back. From there James moved over twenty times between ten and fifteen years old and went to six junior highs and five high schools. During the process of dealing with all this adversity he discovered his will to win and desire to never back down from a challenge. James welcomed every trial just so he could prove he would come out on topHe wanted to prove to everyone that even though he was having a hard life that he was still going to be a success.

Outside of school James was a two time West Virginia State Karate Champion, seven time National Karate ChampionWorld Martial Arts Champion, Silver medal in the World Cup of Martial Arts and Silver medal in the Goodwill Martial Arts Games. James was USA Martial Arts Team Captain and ranked number one in the World in Martial Arts for three years in a row. He got his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Fairmont University. James also gave the opening speech for Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the International Youth Advocate Conference.

Dr. Debra Dupree

Debra is a dynamic and engaged speaker, never failing to excite her audience. She has nearly 30 years of professional experience as an accomplished corporate consultant and keynote speaker.  Companies such as Teradata, Yamaha, Stanford University, Cal Western School of Law, and the Department of Navy have called upon her to “train their trainers” as well as coaching leaders at every level around the world.

Debra is a Business Coach and Relationship Consultant delivering leadership solutions to organizations, teams, and individuals. She designs and implements training programs for professional development,and guides organizations through strategic change. Debra is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara with her Master’s Degree in Education / Counseling Psychology (1982) and achieved her Doctorate in Psychology through Ryokan College, Los Angeles (2014).

Wendy Darling

Speaker Guild Member Wendy DarlingWendy Darling is the founder of the Miraculous Living and a recognized relationship and transformational change expert.  She is the creator of The Miraculous Living Method™, her unique transformational system, that allows her clients to gently remove the internal mental and emotional barriers that have interfered and held them back, while repositioning them to close the gap to finally be living the life of their dreams.  After years of being a management and organizational consultant, and a life and business coach, Wendy saw how shifting priorities, finding ways to be nourished in an intimate relationship, developing relationship and communications skills, had a direct impact on the level of success and fulfillment her clients were experiencing.

Wendy has over 35 years of experience as a business and life transformation expert, management and organizational development consultant, radio talk show personality, keynote speaker and columnist.  After a serious accident, Wendy opened up to her unique healing gifts and processes.  Combined with her comprehensive diagnostic system and laser coaching style, the transformations are profound.

Axel Meierhoefer

Speaker Guild USA member Axel Meierhoefer

Dr. Meierhoefer is a very experienced leader, speaker, business owner, author, and motivator. His focus is on soft skill development for leaders. He introduces his audiences to the concept of a “becoming a Blue Angel Formation Leader”.

Born in Germany he joined the Air Force and served 22 years as and flight officer and instructor. He retired at the US/German Flight Training Center at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico in 2001.

Dr. Meierhoefer became the executive director of ISG at Isera Group LLC, a software development company in Santa Barbara, California.

Since 2005 Dr. Meierhoefer owns his consulting company AMC LLC. As a program manager, facilitator for executive education programs, workshop leader, and strategic advisor to the executive teams he has served on projects.

Dr. Meierhoefer supports, teaches and advises managers and leaders through different initiatives that enhance networking, elevator pitches, relationship development, strategic networking.

Felena Hanson

Speakers Guild USA member Felena HansonFelena is a long-time entrepreneur and marketing maven.  Her latest venture, Hera Hub, is a spa-inspired shared workspace and business accelerator for female entrepreneurs. This as-needed, flexible work and meeting space provides a productive environment for growing businesses.  Hera Hub members have access to a professional space to meet with clients and to connect and collaborate with like-minded business owners, thus giving them the support they need to be prosperous.

She has three company owned locations in San Diego and licensed locations in Phoenix, DC, and Sweden, with more cities launching soon. She’s on a mission to support over 20,000 women in the launch and growth of their business by 2020.

Felena and Hera Hub have been featured in Inc Magazine, the BBC News, Forbes, and the New York Times.  She is a published author and international speaker.  Her book, “Flight Club – Rebel, Reinvent, and Thrive: How to Launch Your Dream Business” is available on Amazon.

Speakers Guild USA offers you a free, searchable database of local presenters- bright, articulate professionals for you to choose from – through a system that is easy to use.

Event Planners – Find a Presenter for FREE! Looking for inspiration, personal improvement, a subject matter expert, a keynote speaker or MC for your organization or event? We have it! Plus, we’ve added some fun stuff to keep your audience motivated and excited about business and life.

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Thought Leader


Thought Leaders are individuals who are recognized as highly experienced, unique speakers who offer original ideas and creative ways of presenting material.  Thought Leaders have more experience speaking and are serious about their speaking.

As Community “celebrities,” Thought Leaders pull in attendees to an event and leave them impressed, thinking in new ways or with an enlightened understanding of the Thought Leader’s subject.

Thought Leaders receive speaking opportunity notices when we get them.

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Elite Leader



Elite Leaders are individuals who are recognized as highly experienced, unique speakers who offer original ideas and creative ways of presenting material.  Elite Leaders have more experience speaking and are serious about their speaking and the business of speaking.

As Community “celebrities,” Elite Leaders pull in attendees to an event and leave them impressed, thinking in new ways or with an enlightened understanding of the Thought Leader’s subject.

Speakers Guild USA actively searches for Elite Leaders speaking opportunities.

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