Are you excited about dental speaking and consulting? But in the dark about how to start or grow your business?

Gain the tips and tools needed to develop and market your business!

Vanessa Emerson
Are you excited about dental speaking and consulting? But in the dark about how to start or grow your business?

Gain the tips and tools needed to develop and market your business!

Founder:  Dental Speaker Institute, Dental Speakers Bureau, and The Dental Speaker

Recognized as a business strategist and influencer, Vanessa Emerson, FDSI mentors  professionals in business development and strategy, marketing, and event management.

Vanessa's annual conferences attract speakers and consultants who gather to learn, network and support each other in growing their businesses and the dental meetings industry.

Honored by Dental Products Report as one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry (2017) and thrice selected for the Denobi Award Shortlist (2021, 2022, 2023) for her outstanding contributions in the dental industry, Vanessa is known as the ‘go to’ resource that helps meeting planners create stronger meetings, speakers acquire more bookings, consultants attract and retain clients and all to meet their business goals.

She is frequently booked by  organizations who would like to encourage their members to explore and expand their roles as speakers and consultants.

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An avid student of self-development over four decades, Vanessa is honored to be a Certified Chopra HealthTM Instructor.  Dr. Deepak Chopra was an early and constant influence in her personal and spiritual journey.
The Healthy Speaker Initiative  is based in the powerful lifestyle practices of Ayurveda (the scientifically proven holistic health system taught by Dr. Chopra for 30+ years.)   Vanessa guides her community with strategies for retaining health and vitality while realizing their full potential as speaking and consulting entrepreneurs.

Meet the Team

Kim Bagby

Curriculum. Meetings. Jill of all Trades.

Kim possesses a background that spans from arts and event coordination to entertainment production. She’s happiest when she’s able to take fun, creative chaos and organize it. Kim performs a variety of tasks for The Dental Speaker team, including coordinating FDSI materials and certain aspects of WEvolution. When not working, you'll find her converting her cargo van into a camper and exploring new cities, beaches, and trails with her husband and their small dog.

Bhakti Kulmala

Web + graphic design. Branding + strategy.

Bhakti was born and raised in Finland, studied in India, and lived in the US for a decade. Back to her arctic roots in Finland, she works closely with The Dental Speaker designing marketing materials & building websites for our clients. Bhakti is known for her creativity, dynamic skill set, and pixel-precise attention to detail. When not busy behind a screen, you can find her at a yoga class, dancing, or painting abstracts while singing along to Bob Dylan!

In the Community…

We are passionate about helping dental speakers grow their businesses and event planners meet their goals. We’re also passionate about helping community cats.

Since 2010, Vanessa and her husband, Jeff, have helped nearly 70 free roaming cats in their community with TNVR, foster and adoption, as well as through their sanctuary, Cat in the House Rescue.

Vanessa is honored and proud to serve as a board member of Arizona's premier cat rescue/adoption operation, Fearless Kitty Rescue.

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Get the JOY back in your business.

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