Mindy Gibbins-Klein is founder and director of REAL Thought Leaders, The Book MidwifeÂ® and Panoma Press. She is a highly sought after speaker to executive audiences; she also develops and presents workshops and training programs for top business leaders. Mindy is thrilled to be a finalist in this year's Corporate Speaking Challenge. She was a finalist in the 2009 challenge (the first and only time she had ever taken part in a public speaking competition). Although she didn't place in the top 3, she received a 'highly commended'. This year, she wants to improve on that personal best and is doing more rehearsing and visualising.
In addition to speaking, Mindy also maintains a small list of private consultancy clients who use her services to develop their thought leadership strategy, and to plan, write and publish specific books and articles that raise their profiles as REAL thought leaders in the market.
Mindy has an MBA in International Business and is a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK. She has an enviable list of over 500 published clients, many of whom have received excellent media coverage and book sales. Mindy has written and been interviewed for articles, radio and television over 100 and is the author and co-author of eight books, including bestseller 24 Carat BOLD about which Seth Godin said 'This is the first thoughtful book I've seen about how to become a thought leader. Practical and inspiring at the same time".