Neil Thompson Speaks!



Have you ever wanted to become an entrepreneur, but thought that goal never applied to you? Hear from people just like you! People who started at corporate jobs, eventually started their own businesses, and havent looked back. Get the encouragement you need to chart your own path and control your future. Its Neil Thompson Speaks!


  • Neil Thompson Speaks! - Mary Shores

    27/09/2017 Duração: 21min

    She's an author. She's a speaker. She's an entrepreneur. Mary Shores is a whole lot of things. Her recent book, Conscious Communications, has been met with rave reviews. Mary’s business has garnered over $40 million to date, and her success is still growing. She's a woman on the move. I look forward to finding out about her business beginnings, her journey to entrepreneurship, and the motivation for writing her book. Can't wait! Learn more about Mary at While there, download her 36-page companion to Conscious Communications at

  • Neil Thompson Speaks! - Adriannia Robinson

    30/08/2017 Duração: 23min

    Adriannia Robinson has come a long way. Homeless and unemployed in 2015, she decided she never wanted to be dependent on a single income ever again. I can relate! She started Designed by Adriannia in 2016 and hasn't looked back. Branding is all the rage now, and Adriannia can help you improve (or even create) yours. I'm interested in chatting with her about the move from employee to entrepeneur, the work she does for clients, and her future plans. Can't wait!

  • Neil Thompson Speaks! - Nikki Clarke

    01/05/2017 Duração: 27min

    Nikki Clarke is a tour de force. Jewelry maker, show host, public speaker. What can she not do? If you go on her website,, you’ll find all her shows. Yes, she has more than one. The Nikki Clarke Show, Foodie Central, And the Beat Goes On. The list seems to actually go on! Nikki’s also a motivational speaker at schools and events in the greater Toronto area. I’m interested to find out about her speaking engagements, where she finds time to head all her endeavors, and her tips for becoming a great public speaker. It’s bound to be a great episode.

  • Neil Thompson Speaks! - Keenya Kelly

    17/04/2017 Duração: 21min

    Looking to be empowered? Want to reach your full potential? Then Keenya Kelly is your girl. Mastermind leader, private coach, branding expert – Keenya is all of these things. She’s also a prolific speaker, delivering powerful messages to entrepreneurs and corporate professionals alike. As she sees it, her job is to convince the audience that it can succeed in making changes in their work and personal lives. I’m interested to find out about the various offshoots of her business and how public speaking has benefited her professionally. Find out more about Keenya at

  • Neil Thompson Speaks! - Paul Kolecki

    10/04/2017 Duração: 26min

    Paul Kolecki is a voice coach who has developed a system that can teach people how to use voice, breath, and visualization techniques to improve pronunciation and reduce an accent. Classically trained as a singer and pianist, he initially made his system for actors who weren’t singers, but later adapted it for public speakers. I’m interested to find out where he got the idea for his system from and how a public speaker can use it to great effect. Find out more about Paul at Find out about my FREE public speaking course at  

  • Neil Thompson Speaks! - Eboni Gee

    03/04/2017 Duração: 21min

    Eboni Gee is the co-founder of LWAP (Living with a purpose consulting). A registered nurse who has over 15 years of healthcare experience, she’s a coach, workshop facilitator, course creator, and of course, public speaker. She’s a master of goal setting, obstacle smashing, and personal development. Let’s get her take on public speaking. How does she deal with fear? How does she prepare? Does she having any tips for those of us who struggle with public speaking? It's bound to be an informative episode.  Learn more about Eboni at Get access to my FREE public speaking course at

  • Neil Thompson Speaks! - Damon Brown

    27/03/2017 Duração: 35min

    Entrepreneur. Author. TED Speaker. Damon Brown is all of these things and more. But all of these titles stem from Damon's main mission – to help his clients get clear on their message to themselves and their desired audiences.  I’m interested in chatting with Damon about his many endeavors, including his latest book, The Bite-Sized Entrepreneur, his biggest accomplishment, and his biggest fail. It’s bound to be an informative 30 minutes.  Learn more about Damon at (I guess .com was taken…)

  • Neil Thompson Speaks! - Clinton Young

    20/03/2017 Duração: 30min

    Clinton Young is an energetic and powerful professional speaker. International Business Consulting with giants like Amazon and Microsoft? Been there. Training entrepreneurs? Done that. Motivational speaking? Check. Ultimately, his personal mission in life is to move people into inspired action, empowering them to unlock their unique potential to thrive. I’m interested in chatting with Clinton about where his love of speaking and connecting with people came from, where his speaking has taken him and where he’d like to go with it next. Be ready to be inspired! 

  • Neil Thompson Speaks! - Dr. Tyra Seldon

    13/03/2017 Duração: 32min

    I'm happy to have writer and editor Dr. Tyra Seldon as our special guest. Founder of the Seldon Writing Group, she develops content for schools, websites, businesses, education companies, and non-profit organizations. In her past life, she was an English professor, teaching several literature and writing courses, including business communication and research method courses. She doesn't hog all her knowledge to herself, as she often hosts webinars and community workshops for aspiring scholars and writers. I look forward to asking Dr. Seldon about her journey to entrepreneurship, her strategies for landing clients, and her biggest mistake as a business owner. Hopefully I have no grammar mistakes in this intro.

  • Neil Thompson Speaks! - Ashlee French

    06/03/2017 Duração: 29min

    Spiritual coach, energy healer, and massage therapist Ashlee French is a master holistic health practitioner. The owner of Soul Awakening Force, Ashlee is focused on educating her clients on living a healthy lifestyle while finding their authentic selves. I look forward to chatting with Ashlee about the inspiration for starting her business, her biggest achievement since being a business owner, and her biggest mistake. It’s sure to be an interesting 30 minutes. 

  • Neil Thompson Speaks! - Jeff Fleming

    27/02/2017 Duração: 32min

    Jeff Fleming is an attorney and a law school professor, but he's so much more than that. He's the founder of Fleming's Fundamentals of Law. For over 35 years, Fleming's has provided its legal exam writing workshops, substantive law reviews, bar reviews, tutorial services, and exam strategies and methods to law students attending every law school in the country. Basically, if you're a law student who needs an extra boost to pass the exams to become a lawyer, Fleming's has got you covered. I look forward to speaking with Jeff about his motivation to start Fleming's, his strategies for getting customers, and his biggest regret as a businessowner. It's Neil Thompson Speaks!

  • Neil Thompson Speaks! - Marc Rudov

    22/02/2017 Duração: 32min

    Branding expert Marc Rudov is a man of many opinions. His views on marketing may rankle some feathers, but his ultimate goal is always to educate his clients and get the best out of them. The author of two books, "Be Unique or Be Ignored" and "Brand is Destiny," I look forward to talking to Marc about his views on branding, namely how so many companies are missing the mark. It's sure to be an interesting 30 minutes!

  • Neil Thompson Speaks! - Brenda Williams

    13/02/2017 Duração: 29min

    Today’s guest is Brenda Williams, a certified personal coach and energy leadership master practitioner. Through, among other things, webinars, workshops, and her more than 25 years of coaching experience, she helps her clients shift their mindsets from “I can’t” to “I know I can.” I look forward to chatting with Brenda about her pre-entrepreneur days, her motivation for going solo, and her biggest mistake as an entrepreneur. 

  • Neil Thompson Speaks! - Maurice DiMino

    06/02/2017 Duração: 30min

    With over 30 years of experience in sales and business development and a client list that boasts industry heavyweights like IBM and Microsoft, Maurice DiMino is a highly sought after professional speaker. His W.I.N. series of speeches are a hit wherever he goes – from the US to the UAE. From 30 minute speeches to in depth trainings, Maurice can tailor a presentation to meet any organization’s needs. I look forward to chatting with Maurice about his transition from business development guy to international speaker, the inspiration for his W.I.N. programs, and his biggest mistake as an entrepreneur. 

  • Neil Thompson Speaks! - Margaret Meloni

    30/01/2017 Duração: 29min

    Once a programmer, then a project manager and IT executive, and now a coach. Margaret Meloni has had an interesting journey. After suffering the indignity of being laid off, she decided that enough was enough and launched her coaching business, Meloni Coaching Solutions. She offers online courses and counsels clients one-on-one. She gives her clients the freedom to be their authentic selves at work and the knowledge of how to address conflict as opposed to how to avoid it. I look forward to chatting with Margaret about her transition to coaching, the inspiration for her online programs, and future plans. 

  • Neil Thompson Speaks! - Dave Farina

    23/01/2017 Duração: 30min

    Dave "Professor Dave" Farina is on a mission - to educate about science in a fun and compelling way. With almost 40,000 YouTube subscribers, his series, Professor Dave Explains, provides science tutorials ranging from photosynthesis to Avogadro's number. He also provides private and group instruction on science topics. I'm interested to learn more about his motivation to start his YouTube channel and the other irons he has in the fire. Maybe he can help me get my YouTube numbers up! 

  • Neil Thompson Speaks! - Debra Simpson

    16/01/2017 Duração: 29min

    Online instructor Debra Simpson knows her stuff. Her business, Web with Deb (, helps small business owners through online courses with their Facebook presence and website development. She also runs The San Diego Speakers Guild (, a directory of professional speakers that event planners, associations, and companies can access to find speakers for their events. I'll talk to Debra about her interest in teaching, her her biggest accomplishment as an entrepreneur, and the #1 mistake she wishes she had avoided. 

  • Neil Thompson Speaks! - Melanie Klinghoffer

    09/01/2017 Duração: 28min

    The new year is here and we're starting it off with a bang! Speaker & trainer Melanie Klinghoffer, founder of Powerful Transformations (, has had an interesting career. Stints in staffing and academia led her to start her company, which focuses on harnessing human potential. Through keynotes, breakout sessions, and mentoring, she helps people become their best selves. I'm interested in chatting with Melanie about her motivation for becoming self-employed, her love of public speaking, and her future plans. It's Neil Thompson Speaks! Let's make 2017 the best year yet!

  • Neil Thompson Speaks! - Sheryl Roush

    12/12/2016 Duração: 28min

    I'm so glad to speak with Sheryl Roush today. An acclaimed professional speaker and coach, Sheryl is the President and CEO of Sparkle Presentations. Living her dream, she is a conference keynote speaker and a top-rated international communications trainer, having presented over 3,500 programs in 12 countries.Did I mention that she's also a 17-time award-winning author? Where does she find the time? I'm interested in talking to Sheryl about her many endeavors, the moment she decided to go solo, and her tips on marketing for fledgling businesses.  

  • Neil Thompson Speaks! - Andre C. Hatchett

    05/12/2016 Duração: 30min

    Andre C. Hatchett is a man of many talents - and websites.,,, - Andre is a busy guy. He's achieving his dream of financial freedom by having many streams of revenue going at all times. I'm interested to talk to Andre about his businesses, getting past the fear of going solo, and dealing with the lean times in between times. You are all in for a treat!

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