Our Story

Amanda Dawson

Amanda Dawson is the founder and president of Bespoken Bureau. Before starting her own company, she worked as an agent in the speaking industry and as a recruiter and speaking coach for TEDx and private clients. She has coached CEOs, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs to help them distill their messages and share them onstage. And, she has worked with hundreds of organizations—from Fortune 500 companies to universities to government agencies and everything in between—to find the right speaker for the right audience. Her mission at Bespoken Bureau is simple: to connect audiences with ideas that matter.

Petar Josic

Petar Josic is a partner and co-founder of Bespoken Bureau. He worked as an agent and senior executive in the speaking industry before collaborating with Amanda. With a strong sales background and an eye for talent, Petar has taken hundreds of events from initial planning to post-conference cocktails. He specializes in talent acquisition and client relationships, and is an active member of several industry organizations, including Meeting Professionals International. Petar’s goal is to make every event memorable for your audience—while also making it as efficient and measurably effective as possible.