For the first four years of my business I belonged to a weekly networking group. It was the kind of group where the same people came week in and week out month after month, year after year. I loved it because I got to know the group members really well and to this day I’m still friends with many of them and still do business with them.


Every week the members had to get up and give a 60 sec commercial on who they were and the type of business they were looking for. What broke my heart was that when many of the members spoke, other members would simply tune out. You could see it in their glazed over eyes and secretly looking at their phone under the table.

I remember thinking, “These members are good at what they do, but they’re struggling to get business because when they speak, people aren’t listening.” 

This gave them an unnecessary disadvantage in the marketplace. 

It bothered me so much that I eventually shifted my coaching practice from helping professionals master their mindset, to helping them master their speaking/communication skills.


With this new mission, I’ve vowed that I would teach others how to be the kind of communicator that got others to sit up, listen, and take action!

I believe that God has created each one of us for a purpose and that he has given you a message that only you can deliver. I believe you have a fundamental human right to be heard and I believe you can learn to express yourself in a way that others respond positively to.


After working together

YOU WILL have a Competitive Advantage.

YOU WILL Gain Business Faster.

YOU WILL make a Bigger Impact 

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Deirdre Van NestDeirdre Van Nest is the go-to expert for professionals in a client facing role on improving communication skills whether in person or virtual, 1:1 or in a group. She is a top-rated international keynoter and trainer and the creator of the Crazy Good Talks® Blueprint and the Emotionally Engaging Advisor; two practical communication methods that have taught 1000’s of financial advisors, leaders, experts, and sales pros how to bring in business faster and impact more lives through the power of public speaking, storytelling, and making emotional connections. 

She is the host of Crazy Good Talks® TV and is called upon for interviews on podcasts and TV talk shows. Deirdre is a Certified World Class Speaking™ Coach, a Certified Fearless Living Coach, a contributing author of the Amazon bestseller World Class Speaking™ in Action and author of “Fire Your Fear™.” Deirdre is also a monthly contributor for Horsesmouth and faculty at Hoopis Performance Network.

On a personal note, Deirdre is an Italian/Irish New Yorker living in Minneapolis where she tries hard not to scare people with her loud voice and enthusiastic hand gestures!



Supporting causes I believe in with my resources- -money, time, and skills- – is one of the main pillars of my business. So when you work with me, you’re also supporting those in need and giving back to the world.

I support several organizations, but the one that grabs my heart and focus most is Hope International.

Hope International

Hope provides micro finance loans and business development training- – with a focus on biblical business and life principles- – to entrepreneurs in underserved countries. What amazes me about Hope is that they have a 98% repayment rate on their loans worldwide! God is at work and great things are happening for people all over the world through Hope’s programs. I HOPE you check them out!

Hope International – www.hopeinternational.org

A HUGE THANK YOU to my clients for helping me “do good” in the world