The Justice League: Communication and Leadership is what we do.

You are a reflection of the company you keep--so I assume that means I am smart, interesting, fun, and generous because the Bravo cc team is all of these things and more. As a business owner I carefully and strategically built this team to fill the gaps of where I am lacking. But it was more than that--I looked long and hard to find people who were not just smart. I want to work with people who are generous and authentic. I don't do big egos. I want to collaborate with other people who share my values and are driven to make the world better. I like people who are honest and listen as much as they talk. This team meets this criteria. Their strengths and talents are something to behold and together I imagine us as the leadership training version of the Justice League! 

Get to know them and feel free to reach out and schedule a coffee date!

 

 
 LIBBY'S three words: EDUCATE, LIBERATE, ENTERTAIN Social style: expressive  Travels from Dallas

LIBBY'S three words: EDUCATE, LIBERATE, ENTERTAIN
Social style: expressive
Travels from Dallas

MEET LIBBY: FOUNDER OF BRAVO CC, KEYNOTE SPEAKER + FACILITATOR

Hello! I’m Libby Spears. For over 20 years, I’ve had the good fortune of building a successful career centered around my two favorite things: Communication and leadership. Not only do I educate and speak for a living, I have a blast doing it! That’s because if there’s one thing I know, it’s how to connect with an audience in a way that’s informational and entertaining at the same time. 

So, how did I get here? Like a lot of kids with a mile-wide precocious streak, I struggled in school to keep my mouth shut and was a near constant challenge to my teachers. Needless to say, I spent a lot of time in my principal's office. In high school, I joined the speech and debate team and found that place in the world where I belonged (and met my husband!) I attended Texas Tech University and finished my degree in communication studies. I loved college and being a student, so I moved to Denton, TX where I earned a master's degree in communication studies. I taught college for ten years and after an unexpected consulting contract fell in my lap, I took a chance and started Bravo Communication and Consulting, or Bravo cc for short. I had no idea what it took to start a business so I got to Google'ing. Today I work with professionals across a number of industries and backgrounds, teaching them to be game changers in the marketplace by taking their communication skills seriously. I love what I do and pinch myself daily that I get to work with people who are driven to succeed. (Read Libby's full bio here)

Libby is available to:

KEYNOTE, FACILITATE, COACH, CONSULT

 
 Diane's three words: SPEAKER, COACH, RULE BREAKER social style: expressive  Travels from dallas

Diane's three words: SPEAKER, COACH, RULE BREAKER
social style: expressive
Travels from dallas

MEET DIANE: CONFIDENCE & RESULTS COACH

Diane joined the Bravo cc team in 2015 as our professional and executive coach as well as a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. She loves teaching people how to move through fear, gain confidence clarity and courage, get results with velocity, break through barriers and ask for what you want and get it. And she is REALLY REALLY good at it too! It dawned on me over coffee one day that she was coaching me, and I thought we were just having a chat! Her listening skills are second to none and she possesses this rare intuitive ability to ZERO in on the thing that is the thing. Like the real thing, not the surface level stuff but the real stuff, the hard stuff--those things that are holding us back from our own success. 

She coaches in a way that you will be disarmed and come to trust her quickly with your big, scary hard challenges and your dreams and goals too. She will show you the way forward and hold you accountable for showing up and doing the work. 

Diane is available to:

KEYNOTE, FACILITATE, COACH, CONSULT

 
 Caitlyn's three words: Envision, Engage, Empower social style: amiable  travels from pittsburgh

Caitlyn's three words: Envision, Engage, Empower
social style: amiable
travels from pittsburgh

MEET CAITLYN: RESEARCH & SPECIAL PROJECTS EXPERT

Caitlyn joined the team in 2015 as the Director of Special Projects. She was an intern with Bravo cc in 2012 after meeting me at a women's conference where I was the keynote. I warmed to her instantly when she told me she was a communication studies graduate student and teaching assistant at The University of North TX, my old stomping grounds! I love Caitlyn's curiosity and tenacity. She is a quick and dedicated learner, ready to tackle any new project that our client brings to us. She loves a good challenge. 

Caitlyn is currently overseeing several research projects, including our latest project on Generations in the Workplace. She is a talented facilitator too and works from Pittsburgh.

Caitlyn is available to:

SPECIAL PROJECTS, FACILITATE, COACH, CONSULT

 
 Jenny's three words: Prepare, Practice, Present social style: analytical  TRAVELS FROM DALLAS

Jenny's three words: Prepare, Practice, Present
social style: analytical
TRAVELS FROM DALLAS

MEET JENNY: PUBLIC SPEAKING CONSULTANT

Jenny joined the Bravo cc team in 2017 when I invited her to collaborate with me as my research partner and co-author of our upcoming book Generations in the Workplace. We both share an affinity for this topic and Millennials in particular. It makes sense as we made the college classroom our home for many years--starting at the same time that Millennials were coming to the college campus. 

Jenny is a master facilitator--and that is not a term I use for many people. It takes YEARS to reach this level and for the last fifteen years she has done just that as a college professor, teaching communication studies courses.

She quickly distinguished herself among her peers not just for her facilitating talent but also her ability to organize, grow, and execute an annual scholar conference at her campus. In 2017 the conference attracted more than 3,000 students and faculty from across the country to share their research.

Jenny has a fierce sense of humor and a Mid-Western sensibility that allow her to quickly connect and get to work--because there are important things to accomplish.
 

Jenny is available to:

KEYNOTE, FACILITATE, COACH, CONSULT

 
 MARKS' THREE WORDS: STRATEGY, DISCIPLINE, FOCUS social style: driver  TRAVELS FROM DALLAS

MARKS' THREE WORDS: STRATEGY, DISCIPLINE, FOCUS
social style: driver
TRAVELS FROM DALLAS

MEET MARK: SALES CONSULTANT & COACH

Mark officially joined the team in 2017 when we decided it was time to put his mad skills to use for Bravo! His success in sales, as a trainer and a manager, provides him with the essential qualities to help clients elevate their business to make more money. 

"I work with sales teams all over the United States to help them understand how to negotiate and close the sale. Instead of miles on the car, I collect miles and points with American Airlines and Marriott. But I love it. The chance to show people that once you get the science down, you can then become the artist and make it look natural"

I know that what looks natural is actually the culmination of hours practicing, studying, and courageously trying new ideas. Mark believes that STRATEGY, DISCIPLINE and FOCUS are the key to succeeding in sales. Sales and negotiating isn’t for everyone. But if you are: Teachable, Courageous, Willing to take risks and a GREAT Listener: Mark wants to work with you!

 

Mark is available to:

KEYNOTE, FACILITATE, COACH, CONSULT

 

 
 rachel's three words: communicate, innovate, achieve  social style: amiable

rachel's three words: communicate, innovate, achieve
social style: amiable

MEET RACHEL: DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & CLIENT RELATIONSHIP SPECALIST

I am so pleased to introduce you to our new director of marketing, Rachel Tyler.

Rachel joined the Bravo cc team after attending an event where I was speaking. A month later we met for coffee (she's an addict just like me!) and hit it off. She wanted a position where she could activate her keen interest in learning, working on big ideas, and mastering how to market in a frenetic and short attention span kind of marketplace. It turns out that is just the kind of person I want on my team.

Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana. she hopped one state over in 2016 (I won't make any, "she got here as soon as she could" kind of jokes b/c let's be honest: These jokes are lame). She is totally into coffee, conversation, and the outdoors. That might be why we like to sit outside when we meet up to work. And did I mention she is a Mac girl--as in Macbook? That sealed the deal for me.

She told me, "I want to be a part of a team where I can do the things I am excited about. As a passionate innovator, I look forward to collaborating with others by bringing creative marketing ideas to the table!"

I can totally work with that!

Here's to our future adventures and collaborations--and Rachel making the entire team at Bravo cc look AH-MAAAHZING!