Who’s Behind the International Speaker Network?

We’ve got some BIG NEWS to share about the ISN! Listen in to founder, Katrina Sawa and NEW CEO Leisa Reid as we share the next level of the group and how that affects you!


Katrina Sawa is known as the Jumpstart Your Biz Coach because she literally kicks her clients and their businesses into high gear, online & offline, and fast. Katrina is the creator of the Jumpstart Your Marketing & Sales System, the host of the Jumpstart Your Biz Events & Trainings, and a 12x International Best-Selling Author with 20 books including Love Yourself Successful, Jumpstart Your New Business Now and the Jumpstart Your _____ (blank) compilation book series that has published over 70 authors to date and is published annually.

Katrina helps entrepreneurs and speakers make smarter marketing and business decisions in order to create the life and business of your dreams. She helps you create your big picture vision, plan and initial offerings if you’re just starting out. She helps you develop a more leveraged, efficient business and marketing plan if you’re more seasoned. She can help you get more bookings as a speaker, get prepared to speak if you're just starting out and/or connect you with speaker bookers across the world with her vast network. Either way, she shows you all the steps, systems and marketing that need to be put in place in order to accomplish your big picture business, life and money goals. She does this via one-on-one coaching, her Live Big Mastermind, Jumpstart Events, Webinars, Podcasts, numerous Facebook groups she runs as well as the Jumpstart Your Biz Online Trainings found on her main website at www.JumpstartYourBizNow.com.

Katrina is the founder of the International Speaker Network. She’s been featured on various news media shows such as Good Day Sacramento, News 10 and Sacramento & Company. She won the National Collaborator of the Year Award by the Public Speakers Association of who’s conference which Katrina spoke for four years in a row. She is also a member of the Women’s Speaker Association, eWomenNetwork, eWomen Speakers Network, Women’s Prosperity Network and a Diamond Member of Polka Dot Powerhouse. Katrina speaks to groups and conferences of all sizes all over North America and the Internet. She lives in Northern California with her husband Jason and step-daughter Riley where she enjoys entertaining, wine tasting, traveling and glamping.


As the Founder of Get Speaking Gigs Now, Leisa mentors professionals who want to use public speaking to grow their business. Clients who work closely with her build their speaking skills and confidence through the Speaker's Training Academy. They get their “Talks Ready to Rock,” and learn what to talk about, where to find gigs, how to make offers, and how to STAY booked as speakers through easy to implement strategies. As a speaker herself, Leisa has successfully booked and delivered over 600 speaking engagements. In her book, Get Speaking Gigs Now, she shares her 7 Step System to Getting Booked, Staying Booked & Attracting Your Ideal Clients Through Speaking. To learn more visit: https://GetSpeakingGigsNow.com

Leisa Reid founded the OC Speakers Network in 2013 when she realized she could make a bigger impact by collaborating and supporting other speakers. She has currently spoken over 600 times and became the Founder of Get Speaking Gigs Now in 2017 after speakers kept asking her, “How do you get so many gigs?” Each month in the OCSN they do the following super fun + result-driven activities:

  • Speaker Mingling
  • Speaker Lounge Topic
  • Speaker Referral Circles
  • Speaker Sharing

Starting Summer 2023 Leisa Reid will be taking over as the CEO of ISN and transitioning as Katrina Sawa steps down. Leisa will merge the ISN with her OCSN into a bigger, badder ISN!

Not sure yet if you should be speaking to grow your business or get clients? Wonder what to speak about or how to get started? Listen in to the Free Speaker Training on this site now and/or apply for a Speaker Planning Call with Katrina right away. Those are two great places to start.

Please also make sure that you JOIN and become an official ISN Member. Then get into the Facebook group and Meetup Group and link your completed profile. RSVP to an upcoming event and come network!