Meet the Team: Assistant to the President and Strategic Account Advisor Mikaela Harn’s Top Celebrity Speaker Picks!
This week, we’d like to introduce you to Mikaela Harn, Strategic Account Advisor and Assistant to the President at BigSpeak!
Throughout her 5 years at BigSpeak, Mikaela has proven her ability to wear many hats and give each of her clients her undivided attention. She started out as an Event Coordinator and then repositioned herself to work more directly with the clients to provide them the ultimate speaking experience.
One thing you may not know about Mikaela is that she’s a big Hollywood fan, from the latest trends, music, shows, and movies. If she were a keynote speaker and could present on any topic under the sun, Mikaela would choose celebrity culture.
In her roles at BigSpeak, Mikaela has had the opportunity to brush elbows with some of the most well-known and influential keynote speakers in the industry. Getting to meet Abby Wambach and Kurt Warner backstage were experiences that she will never forget. “Both were incredibly humble and seemed genuinely interested in their conversations backstage,” says Mikaela. Through BigSpeak, Mikaela has also met Daymond John, who she describes as one of the coolest speakers she has ever met onsite. “He was charming and commanded a presence when he walked in the room,” Mikaela says.
If you’re a BIGfan of celebs like Mikaela, here are some of her top Celebrity Keynote Speaker recommendations:
Top Booked, Award-winning, Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Bestselling Author of Molly’s Game, Oscar-nominated film
Molly Bloom is a top inspirational keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and bestselling author of Molly’s Game. Her memoir was adapted into an award-winning film by Aaron Sorkin. Bloom has appeared on numerous shows and in media outlets such as Ellen, Vice, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, Vulture, and has been asked to speak at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women.
Entrepreneur Speaker, Reality TV Star, Bestselling Author, and Founder of Skinnygirl
Bethenny Frankel is a top entrepreneur speaker, reality TV star, bestselling author, and the founder of Skinnygirl Cocktails. While starring on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City, Frankel single-handedly created the low-calorie cocktail category with the launch of her Skinnygirl Cocktails.
Super Bowl Champion, Two-Time NFL MVP
While the football narrative of NFL quarterback Kurt Warner reads like a rags-to-riches Hollywood script, it is the story of a man filled with dignity, class and undeniable faith that captured the imagination of the sports world and beyond. Warner continually beat the odds to quarterback two perennial doormat franchises to the Super Bowl and etched his name in the NFL record books along the way.
Top Business and Motivational Speaker, founder and CEO of FUBU Clothing, Shark Tank Reality TV Judge, and Bestselling Author
Daymond John is a top business and motivational keynote speaker, founder of FUBU clothing, Shark Tank judge, and the bestselling author of The Power of Broke. As a dynamic business speaker with over twenty years of hands-on proven business experience, Daymond shares the strategies that continue to bring him financial success.
Top Business Speaker, Respected Investor, Author, Venture Capitalist, and Judge on ABC’s Shark Tank and CNBC’s Money Court Reality Show
Kevin O’Leary is a top entrepreneur speaker, author, venture capitalist, guest judge on Shark Tank, and star on Money Court. Within his various television roles, his opinionated nature has won over millions, and he continues to impress his audiences with professional tips and personal anecdotes.
Real Estate Mogul, Entrepreneur, Author, Shark Tank Reality TV Judge
Barbara Corcoran is a motivational speaker and frequent contributor on every major network including ABC’s Shark Tank and Good Morning America. It all began after Barbara quit her job as a waitress and borrowed $1,000 to start a tiny real estate company in New York City. Within 25 years, Barbara parlayed that $1,000 loan into a $5 billion real estate business building the largest and best-known brand in the business.
Curious to know more about Mikaela? She is a Bay Area Native enjoying the Santa Barbara life. After graduating from Westmont College in Santa Barbara with a degree in Economics and Business in 2016, she jumped right into the fast-paced environment at BigSpeak. When she isn’t in the office, Mikaela enjoys all things California— the beach, road trips, hikes, and of course the wine!