Liene Stevens, the founder of The Splendid Collective, is an author, speaker and expert on the intersection of business and consumer behavior for the wedding and lifestyle industries.
Her past life includes producing events for NGOs, corporations, and running her own event consulting firm. It was here that she realized she was better at helping others figure out their clients and put her education in intercultural psychology to work.
With a current focus on the millennial generation, Liene studies, analyzes and forecasts what makes people tick and why they make the decisions they do. Liene’s expertise has been featured in over 100 media outlets including The New York Times, Forbes, CNN, Mashable, and The Wall Street Journal. In addition, Special Events magazine named her one of “12 Young Event Professionals to Watch.”
With her finger on the pulse of global trends, Liene has consulted clients on six of the seven continents. She has personally trained hundreds of wedding and lifestyle professionals and works behind the scenes with some of the industry's most influential brands, helping them increase profits so that they can remain innovators in their respective fields. In addition, Liene's research on the millennial generation is now being taught as part of the MBA curriculum at two major U.S. universities.
Liene is the author of the book, Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: Marketing Your Wedding Business in Today’s World. She is also the publisher of Think Splendid, the most widely read blog on the business of weddings and events.
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