Are you looking for a dynamic speaker that will help make your conference successful and memorable? If your message and my unique style are a match, I’d love to hear more about your goals and discuss how I can contribute to the vision.
My number one goal is to support the overall mission of each event that I am asked to be a part of. My top priority is to know the audience and their needs. Selecting the presentation that will meet the needs of the event is a close second. And finally, delivering the message in an engaging, inspiring, and entertaining fashion brings it all together. I would love to discuss with you how I can add value to your event.
Price Range: Contact for rates
I want to hear about what your visions are for your event.
When you book me for a speaking event, you can expect professional and enjoyable interactions with me and a polished, effective delivery at your event. I will respond promptly and answer all of your questions as thoroughly as possible, making your experience stress-free and simple.
I have 30-minute, 45-minute, one hour, and two hour seminar packages. In addition, I offer single-session and multi-day workshops. The single-session workshops are available in one and two hour increments. The subjects I speak on are in the areas of finances, marriage, and goal achievement. My goal achievement session can also be adapted to be a key note.
My book, The Four-Week Financial Turnaround is available for you to purchase for attendees at your event. I can also have the book available for sale on site if you prefer not to provide them. When you purchase the book up front, I will discount my speaking fee.
All of my engagements are interactive, as I believe that is the best way to ensure an effective and entertaining experience for attendees. I will work with you on the level of interaction that is appropriate for your group depending on the group size, your goals and objectives, and the nature of the event (workshop, seminar, etc.). With your approval, I may have a videographer at the even to document my delivery for my portfolio.
I have visual presentations that accompany my speeches, so I will require a projector and screen on site. I can bring my own lap top to run the presentation or use whatever set up is available. I am fairly tech savvy, but it is safest to have a dedicated tech person on site to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Before the event, I will spend 1-3 hours on the phone or meeting in person with you or a dedicated contact in order to hone in on your specific objectives and ensure that my presentation supports them. You can send me unlimited emails, and I will respond promptly.
I can provide you with testimonials and references. If there is anything else that you require to feel comfortable about the event, let me know!
Derek Olsen grew up in the Oklahoma City area. Derek earned a B.S. degree in Business Management from Oklahoma State University in 2005. After graduation, Derek spent six years with Blue Bell Creameries as Territory Sales Manager in both the Oklahoma City and Kansas City markets. A love for personal finance and money management opened the door to new possibilities. The transition to entrepreneur was made in January of 2011 with the creation of Beatnik Budget. As founder of Beatnik Budget, helping others achieve their financial goals is the primary focus of Derek’s mission. Derek is the author of The Four-week Financial Turnaround, a speaker on the subject of money management and marriage, and facilitator of both financial and career-related workshops. Hobbies include reading, cycling, music, brainstorming and desserts of all kinds. Happily married to Carrie since October of 2010, Derek Calls Kansas City home.
Derek is a talented and inspiring communicator who always goes above and beyond with whatever project he starts—whether it be public speaking, facilitating, planning workshops or recording his popular podcasts. With incredible insight into the world of running a business, budgeting, marketing, and startups, I would recommend Derek as a speaker at any high-energy, educational event. Derek is extremely professional, but adds his down-to-earth personality and expertise to cater toward any crowd. I highly recommend Derek Olsen as a speaker, facilitator or workshop leader for any event looking to inspire and educate an audience.
Associate Partner/Senior Copywriter/Chief Editor
Think Big Partners, LLC
Derek is an effective and creative educator. His interactive presentations challenge people to examine their own personal values and goals. Derek brings not only information, but also tools and resources to help move participants into action and meet their goals. His fun-loving personality is engaging, non-judgmental and comfortable. This is what sets him apart, as he has the ability to put participants at ease with the rather difficult subject matter of finances!
Well-Life at Work, a Division of Carondelet Health
Mr. Olsen has offered several successful classes through Communiversity including a Four Week Financial Turnaround and a new class this semester, The Two-day Financial Turnaround. In his classes he gives practical and individual specific advise that really helps people turn around their finances. In addition, he has been very helpful in promotion of his classes and Communiversity in general by interviewing me on his blog. It’s been a joy to work with Derek and I recommend him highly.
Director at CommUniversity, a Division of The University of Missouri-Kansas City
|Carrie Olsen||Copy editor|