Desiree-Anne Martin believes in the inherent ability of anyone to change. Her mantra is that there is hope, always, and she is a Change Catalyst and Inspirational Speaker.
Desiree-Anne is a prize-winning published author and poet. Her writing on racial identification, GBV, the myths of parenthood, sex and feminism has appeared in numerous print anthologies and corporate annuals. Her self-published poetry book/ journal ‘believe more deeply’, print journals, e-zines and poetry websites are home to several of her poems.
Her memoir ‘We Don’t Talk About It. Ever’ has been described by Barbara Boswell, acclaimed academic and award-winning author of ‘Grace: A Novel’ as “brilliantly-written and wrenching… whose prose transports you through a whirlwind of emotions”.
It chronicles Desiree-Anne’s life struggles, including childhood sexual abuse, family dysfunction, multiple addictions, toxic relationships, struggles in recovery, and mental health concerns.
Adversity and Resilience
Bronwyn Hesketh always said that she has THE coolest job on the planet. She gets to work with extraordinary human beings on a daily basis, connecting them with audiences who need to hear what they have to say. In fact - it's not even a job: it's an adventure and way of life for her. Her purpose, really.
Over the last 25 years, she have been immensely proud and privileged to work with truly amazing South African speakers (and more than a smattering of Internationals, too), and now, as she is busy setting up our San Diego office, Bronwyn is thrilled to exclusively represent them across North America, bringing them to a whole new market of audiences who need to hear their messages.
This is the platinum lining of the pandemic for me: "Virtual" has opened up whole new worlds for us, and she can't wait to get them in front of as many people as humanly possible in the near future.
Some more about Bronwyn:
Bronwyn is a founding member of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa, and a Past President of the Cape Town Chapter. Having also served on the regional committee for the South African Association for the Conference Industry and Speakers Inc was also the pioneering South African agency to belong to the International Association of Speaker Bureaus.
She has further served on the board of the Cape Town Branch committee of the Business Women's Association, and was incredibly honoured to be a finalist in the BWA Regional Business Women's Achiever Awards in 2015.
Bronwyn wrote and published "SpeakerSavvy" (yes, one word ;-)) back in 2017. Aimed at both aspiring as well as established speakers and written in a casual, relaxed tone, she is very chuffed with the feedback she gets whenever somebody finishes it. Her primary goal with the book was to help all speakers level-up their speaking businesses, no matter where they are in their speaking journey.
Specialties: Connecting the right speakers to the right audiences, at the right time. First time. Every time.