CSP Pathway


Professional Members of PSA can access our CSP Pathway, a program to guide and support the building of a Professional Speaker Business.

If you are committed to building a sustainable business with revenues consistently in excess of $100,000 per year, you may qualify to join a select group of Professional Members on an 8 month program and be mentored by some of the most business savvy CSPs in the business.  Success is your business, and we are all individuals – but there are definitely success patterns in our profession.  We’ll make sure you know what they are and support you in following them.

Our CSP Pathway curriculum includes:

  1. LEADERSHIP: Your speaker business model, with purpose, vision and values
  2. RESEARCH: Enquiry and planning to make sure your offering is commercially viable
  3. PRODUCT BUILD: developing your keynotes/workshops/programs for profit
  4. MARKETING: ensuring you are active in your target market and on message
  5. SALES: creating relationship, meeting needs, knowing your value, selling from stage – note this is a foundational module, and will lead you into BOOST!
  6. DELIVERY: gaining the confidence of a pro in your stage/screen craft
  7. SERVICE: ensuring you optimise the value of your client base, building relationships
  8. MANAGEMENT: all the work behind the scenes that builds a sustainable business

If you are accepted after an initial interview, the program structure is as follows:

  • You will receive a short video at the beginning of each month, 2 weeks before a live online Group Coaching Session, to allow for implementation of the Action Steps.
  • Your eight text action guides are for you to follow, step by step, to get results
  • You will be invited to attend eight monthly Group Coaching Sessions via Zoom. You’ll get to share and learn with other Pathway participants to support implementation and maintain accountability.
  • You may also access additional support from your Facilitator, if you want to, at a significant discount to their commercial rates.  Our Facilitators are:
    • Catherine Palin-Brinkworth CSP, HoF, Life Member,Global Speaking Fellow and Program author
    • Lindsay Adams OAM CSP, HoF, Life Member, Global Speaking Fellow and current PSA Director

The Program Fee for 2023 is $1500 plus $150 GST = $1650 AUD.  You can also access a payment plan of 4 instalments of $467.50 totalling $1870 including GST.  We are confident that if you are seriously committed, you’ll get 10X your fee back within a year. If you’re counting every cent at present, that is the very reason you need to do this work, to raise your speaking revenue and build a sustainable business.

Learn from those who have done it and are still doing it, in a safe, supportive, confidential environment.  And we’ll celebrate your growth on our Convention platform when you receive your Certified Speaking Professional accreditation.

Watch this video to find out more: