Deirdre Van Nest is a Finance and Sales Keynote Speaker

Master the ability to fast-track trust and create the emotional connections that get to the “YES!” quicker.


“The best presentation I’ve heard in 20 years.”

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M.C. | Director of Disability Sales
Guardian Life Insurance Company of America


If the Success of Your Group's Business Depends on Building Relationships Quickly, Deirdre is Your Keynote Speaker!

If the Success of Your Group’s Business Depends on Building Relationships Quickly, Deirdre is Your Keynote Speaker!

American Family Insurance
Bill Cates
Entrepreneurs' Organization
Investment News
LPL Financial
Northwestern Mutual
Old American
Raymond James
White Glove
Kansas City Life
American College
Land O'Lakes
Visionary Forum

When Choosing a Keynote Speaker, You Need to Hit a Home Run

Deirdre has a 93% Rehire Rate


  • Energize and engage your team

  • Deliver tangible growth strategies

  • Inspire your team to take action

And after all’s said and done, you’ll walk away looking like a hero.


I’ve seen many presentations in my 60 years and Deirdre’s was one as the best. As good as Zig Ziglar!

J.M. | Financial Advisor, Thrivent Financial


Deirdre brings a great return on investment – we were able to implement her strategies immediately. She captivated our audience of 200 for four hours and had us wanting more! Overwhelmingly positive feedback and a STANDING OVATION! Deirdre is not a one and done speaker!

J.S. | National Manager PAC and Onboarding | RBC Insurance

Hi I’m Deirdre!

You have a lot on the line when choosing a keynote speaker for your event; that’s why I take my job very seriously. My focus isn’t just to WOW your audience, it’s to be your partner in making sure my keynote goes off without a hitch.

At the end of the day, I’ll provide your group with an engaging experience, give them actionable tools they can use right away to advance their business/career, AND make you look great for hiring me.

I am known for delivering on these promises, which is why I have a 93% rehire rate and am consistently ranked one of the top, if not THE top speaker at events.

My life’s mission is to help financial professionals, sales professionals, and entrepreneurs become engaging, inspiring, and compelling communicators.


Because those skills build relationships. If your group’s success in business depends on building relationships quickly, I’m the keynote speaker for you.

Since, 2012 I have personally booked millions of dollars in business from live and virtual stages, and have taught 1000’s financial professionals, sales professionals, and entrepreneurs of how to do the same.

Specifically, I speak on presentation skills, storytelling skills, one to one selling and prospecting skills, and how to develop and use emotionally intelligent communication skills in business.

To see why I care about helping you learn these skills watch the two videos below.

Why I love Helping Sales Professionals & Entrepreneurs

Why I love Helping Financial Professionals

Here’s a bulleted list of my credentials:

  • B.A. In Communication from Boston College
  • Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Nova Southeastern University
  • Background in finance, event planning, sales, healthcare, and real estate
  • Entrepreneur since 1999
  • Real Estate Investor since 2001
  • Certified as a Fearless Living Coach
  • Certified as a World Class Speaking Coach
  • Author of the book “Fire Your Fear”, and contributing author to the Amazon Best-Seller, “World Class Speaking in Action.”
  • Founder of Crazy Good Talks ® and host of the Crazy Good Talks ®podcast
  • Award winning speaker with the National Speakers Association
  • Featured Keynote Speaker for Fortune 100, 300, and 500 companies such as Allianz, Thrivent Financial, Guardian, RBC, and Raymond James.

On a personal note, I love boating (my hubby and I recently sold most of what we own and are living on a boat in the Tampa Bay area!), travel, wellness, reading, Bible study, personal development, getting involved in causes I am passionate about, and hanging out with my family and friends.

Thanks for stopping by, make it a Crazy Good Day!





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