Barbara Rogoski is a speaker coach “extraordinaire,” TEDx coach, published author, professional speaker/host and passionate entrepreneur. For over 20 years she has lived and worked in the Netherlands as a highly successful sales manager and a trainer in the medical publishing industry. Her company, Successful Speaker Now, provides high impact speaker coaching for C-suite executives and senior managers who have challenges with presenting, but want to develop their stage presence and charisma.
One of her greatest passions is TED, the organization that allows innovaters a platform to share their ideas on how to make the world a better place. Barbara has coached more than 140 TEDx speakers to present their ‘ideas worth sharing’ to the world. The result of these many hours of coaching, has led her to write the Boring to Brilliant! A Speaker’s Guide with her passion and enthusiasm showing through on each page. This unique book offers 101 practical tips, tools and anecdotes with visual concepts for each tip instead of a lot of blah-blah text. There is no other speaker’s guide like this one.
Barbara is about empowerment in business and in life. Alongside her busy coaching business, she is a human rights activist and Pastor of an LGBT church who works with women and asylums seekers to speak up and tell their story with impact and truth. She is a mother of two children and lives outside of The Hague, The Netherlands.
Her latest project is a membership and coaching site for women speakers called, She Speaks With Passion. It will encourage and support women speakers to reach for the microphone with confidence and strength and take center stage as the powerful speakers they can be.