Bridgett McGowen – Award-Winning International Professional Speaker & Certified Virtual Presenter

November 9, 2022


Bridgett McGowen is an award-winning international professional speaker; a 2019-2020 Forbes Coaches Council official member; the founder and owner of BMcTALKS Press, an independent publishing company; and the founder and owner of BMcTALKS Academy where she helps professional women be the most engaging, dynamic, incredible communicators ever!

Bridgett has been a professional speaker since 2001 and has spoken on programs alongside prominent figures such as former President Barack Obama, Deepak Chopra, Oprah Winfrey, Shonda Rhimes, Katie Couric, and Janelle Monae.

The prestigious University of Texas at Austin presented her with a Master Presenter Award; Canada-based One Woman has presented her with two Fearless Woman Awards; and she has facilitated hundreds of workshops, keynote and commencement addresses, conference sessions, trainings, and webinars to thousands of students and professionals who are positioned all around the globe.

Bridgett's expertise and presentations have been sought after by companies, post-secondary institutions, and organizations such as Vanguard Investments, LifeLock, Symantec, Kentucky Fried Chicken, McGraw-Hill Education, LinkedIn Local, Association for Talent Development, Doña Ana Community College, National Association of Women Sales Professionals, Independence University, Turnitin, National Association of Black Accountants, and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She has been quoted by Transizion, has contributed to UpJourney, and has appeared as a guest on The Training and Learning Development Company's TLDCast as well as Phoenix Business Radio to showcase her expertise in the professional speaking industry. Her work in professional speaking and public speaking coaching has been highlighted by VoyagePhoenix Magazine; award-winning branding and consulting agency, Catalyst; The Startup Growth; and her alma mater, Prairie View A&M University, the second oldest institution of higher education in the state of Texas.

Bridgett has also taught for Prairie View A&M University, a part of the Texas A&M University System; Lone Star College System; and University of Phoenix. She has earned a bachelor's degree in communication and a master's degree; is a Forbes contributor; is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; and is the president of her local Toastmasters club.

Bridgett is also the author of Rise and Sizzle: Daily Communication and Presentation Strategies for Sales, Business, and Higher Ed Pros, Show Up and Show Out: 52 Communication Habits to Make You Unforgettable, and REAL TALK: What Other Experts Won't Tell You About How to Make Presentations That Sizzle, the latter of which sold out within minutes of her presentation concluding at the 76th Annual Association for Talent Development's International Conference and Exposition in Washington, D.C.

Bridgett lives with her family in the Phoenix, Arizona area, and she absolutely loves beautiful sunsets.

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