Keynote talks that give your attendees real ROI.

Known for her warmth and humor and recognized as one of the best speakers in the wedding industry, Liene Stevens, the founder of Think Splendid, delivers engaging keynote presentations filled with practical, actionable insights.

Attendees who implement the strategies and concepts Liene shares on stage frequently recoup their event registration several times over within a few short months, making your conference or workshop the one they consider a profitable investment and ensuring they return year after year.

In addition to keynoting conferences worldwide, Liene is frequently brought in by wedding business owners and hospitality executives to conduct in-depth training at company workshops or annual retreats.

Some of the more popular topics Liene is asked to speak on include The Well-Paid Wedding Pro: Profitable Pricing Strategies, Defining and Navigating Success, WedType™ – The Wedding Buyer Behavior Model, Luxury Weddings and High Net Worth Bridal Consumers, Neuropsychology and Business, Marketing and Selling to Millennials + Gen Z, Generations in the Workplace, and The State of the Wedding Industry, among others.

Liene has been speaking publicly for 20 years and accepts a limited number of keynote engagements annually. Below is her upcoming speaking calendar as well as a select list of previous speaking engagements.


I referenced so much of the talk you gave on millennials for my business plan and believe it all to be so on point. I jumped off a cliff when I opened and had no idea what to expect. I never dreamed of the sales we would have. My husband — the financial analyst — helped us forecast for the first three years and we blew everything out of the water. In less than four months our gross was over six figures and we sell ice cream for $3.50! I am having the best sort of problems.

KARI CROWE
Founder, MELT Ice Creams

 

2019 Speaking Calendar

 

Destination Wedding Planners Congress

dubai, united arab emirates • March 27-29, 2019

Coterie Retreat

Nassau, Bahamas • December 2-5, 2019


*additional dates to be announced


I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation! I’ve been telling everyone to hire you.

COLIN COWIE
Celebrity Event Planner, Author + TV Host


Previous Speaking Engagements

 

Coterie Retreat

BERMUDA • December 3–6, 2018
Featured Speaker • Wedding Business Conference

Oh So Inspired

Napa, California •March 18–20, 2018
FEATURED speaker • Wedding Business conference


Thank you so much for coming to Chicago! You really put in your work and did TONS of research. Your presentation was the one our members talked about the most. Everyone loved you!
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ALISON PHILLIPS
Founder, Engaging Events by Ali


Coterie Retreat

Johannesburg, South Africa • December 2017
Featured Speaker • Wedding Business Conference

Trouvaille

Walloon Lake, Michigan •May 2017
Keynote speaker • Wedding Business workshop

AmericasMart VOW: New World of Bridal

ATLANTA, GEORGIA • April 2017
FEATURED SPEAKER • WEDDING Business EDUCATION


I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought about you since Trouvaille – we’re talking, I explained WedType to my husband in the car on the way to dinner last week, I was so amazed!

ASHLYN CARTER
Copywriter for Creative Entrepreneurs


Association of Bridal Consultants, Orange County (ABC-OC)

mission viejo, California • january 2017
keynote speaker • Wedding association education

Oh So Inspired

Sonoma, California • NovembeR 2016
keynote speaker • Wedding Business Conference

Georgetown University

Washington DC • August 2016
guest lecturer • Masters in global hospitality leadership


Thank you for so many things . . . Thank you for speaking authentically and not just providing fluff. Thank you for attending the sessions and engaging with the other speakers and attendees. It was truly a pleasure having you in Johannesburg.

JACQUELINE NWOBU
Editor-in-Chief, Munaluchi Bridal Magazine and Co-Founder, Coterie Retreat


Lend & Gather

AUSTIN, TEXAS • June 2016
KEYNOTE SPEAKER • WEDDING BUsiness CONFERENCE

The International Wedding Conference

Lisbon, Portugal • March 2016
FEATURED SPEAKER • Wedding Business Conference

Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit

Orlando, Florida • November 2015
Featured Speaker • Wedding BUsiness Conference

 


We didn’t realize until proposal writing how much Liene Stevens impacted our thinking with her brilliant presentation.

HEATHER ARAK-KANOFSKY + SUSAN TURNOCK
Co-Founders, Gifts For The Good Life


New England Wedding Resource

LIVE WEBINAR • November 2015
Keynote speaker • wedding Business education

National Stationery Show

New York, New York • May 2015
Featured Speaker • event Business Education

Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit 

grand cayman, cayman islands •November 2014
featured speaker • wedding Business conference


You ROCKED that stage! ROCKED IT!!!! Thank you for knocking it out of the park once again. We can always count on you!!!

REBECCA GRINNALS
Co-Founder, Engage! Luxury Wedding Business Summits


Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit

Bachelor gulch, Colorado • June 2014
Featured Speaker • Wedding Business Conference

Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit

Paradise Valley, Arizona • December 2013
Featured Speaker • Wedding Business Conference

Toss the Bouquet

Chicago, Illinois • November 2013
Keynote Speaker • Wedding Business Conference


Wow! I had completely underestimated you all these years. You are a rockstar and know your stuff.

SIMON T. BAILEY
Founder, The Brilliance Institute


The Business of Weddings

Toronto, Canada • November 2013
Keynote speaker • Wedding Industry Conference

Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit

Asheville, North Carolina • June 2013
Featured Speaker • Wedding Industry Conference

Savannah Wedding Professionals

Savannah, GEorgia • February 2013
keynote speaker • wedding industry education


Your session was the best and had so much useful information. I took seven pages of notes, front and back.

SHIRA SAVADA
Real Weddings Editor, Martha Stewart Weddings


American Association of Certified Wedding Planners (AACWP)

Dallas, Texas • January 2013
Keynote Speaker • Wedding Industry Education

Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit

West Palm Beach, Florida • December 2012
Featured Speaker • Wedding Industry Conference

Association of Club Catering Professionals (ACCP)

Las Vegas, Nevada • September 2012
Featured Speaker • Event Business Conference


You were a success! Every single person raved about your presentation, your witty delivery, and the content.
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DONNA VON BRUENING
Founder, DVB Photo and Savannah Wedding Professionals


Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit

Las Vegas, Nevada • June 2012
Featured Speaker • Wedding Business Conference

National Stationery Show

New York, New York • May 2012
Featured Speaker • event Industry education

Wedding International Professionals Association (WIPA)

Sonoma, California • August 2012
Keynote speaker • wedding Business education


It is always a highlight to hear the brilliant Liene Stevens share her knowledge. The wedding industry is lucky to have her in it!
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ELLEN LEHR BLACK
Partner + Creative Director, Lehr & Black


Love Mexico

Dallas, Texas • May 2012
Featured Speaker • Wedding + Tourism Industry Conference

Event Solutions + Catersource

Las Vegas, Nevada • February 2012
Featured Speaker • Event + Hospitality Business conference

The Special Event

Phoenix, Arizona • January 2011
Featured Speaker • Event + Hospitality Business conference


Liene Stevens was one of my favorite speakers at Engage. As a millennial myself, I completely agreed with everything she said. One of my goals is to read as much of her research as I can possibly get my hands on.

NANCY RAY
Wedding Photographer + Educator


Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit

West Palm Beach, Florida • October 2010
Featured Speaker • Wedding Business Conference

Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands • June 2010
Featured Speaker • Wedding Business Conference

National Association for Catering and Events (NACE)

Baltimore, Maryland • May 2010
Keynote speaker • Catering Business Education


I swear Liene has a secret crystal ball hiding somewhere.
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NANCY LIU CHIN
Luxury Floral Designer and Co-Founder of the Oh So Inspired Wedding Retreats


Celebrate Romance

New York, New York • May 2010
Featured Speaker • Hospitality + Tourism Industry Education

Association of Bridal Consultants, St. Louis (ABC)

St. Louis, Missouri • March 2010
Featured Speaker • wedding Planner Education

International Live Events Association Day of Education (ILEA)

Chicago, Illinois • February 2010
Featured Speaker • Event + Hospitality Industry Education


Liene Stevens rocked it on stage! I loved her fascinating presentation!
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CECI JOHNSON
Founder, Ceci New York


The Special Event

New Orleans, Louisiana • January 2010
Featured Speaker • Event + Hospitality Industry conference

American Association of Certified Wedding Planners (AACWP)

Dallas, Texas • November 2009
Keynote Speaker • Wedding Planner Workshop

Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands • June 2009
Featured Speaker • Wedding Business Conference


Liene always wows me with insights I didn’t even know I didn’t know. She’s not only smart, but incredibly thoughtful and wonderful, too.
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HARMONY WALTON
Founder, The Bridal Bar + Jet Fete


Association of Bridal Consultants, Greater Los Angeles (ABC)

Los Angeles, California • June 2009
Keynote Speaker • Wedding Planner Education

Hospitality Industry Professionals (HIP)

Scottsdale, Arizona • March 2009
Keynote Speaker • Event + Hospitality Industry Education

International Live Events Association Day of Education (ILEA)

Chicago, Illinois • February 2009
Featured Speaker • Event + Hospitality Industry Education

Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit

Celebration, Florida • June 2008
Featured Speaker • Wedding Business Conference


Liene has the business sense of someone at least twice her age, the wisdom of a seasoned professional, the intelligence that would make Mensa proud, the quiet humor and sass of the best stand up comic, and a heart of pure gold. If you haven’t had an opportunity to hear Liene speak, make it a priority.
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JODY TAYLOR-SMITH
Founder, Good Taste Weddings + Events