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Keynote Speakers

Get inspired to get your head out of your bottom line and focus on Purpose.

Jackie Dryden and Bethany Andell are frequent keynote speakers for conferences and events. Jackie inspires audiences seeking to discover purpose and love Mondays again. Bethany helps audiences balance the vision of leading a purpose-led business with the realities of what happens when you begin to roll up your sleeves to do this work.

Contact us if you are interested in having Jackie or Bethany speak at your next event.

Jackie Dryden

Chief Purpose Architect at Savage Brands, Author, speaker, relentless observer of people

Jackie Dryden

With a love for the question “Why,” Jackie guides leaders to think more deeply about the reason behind their work and then build a culture around Purpose.

Jackie Dryden is no stranger to blazing trails. She broke ground when she led one of the few woman-owned advertising firms in the male-dominated industry. She did it again when she published her unique parenting book, Just Me: What Your Child Wants You to Know About Parenting, and traveled the nation to speak about it on television and radio shows, to newspapers and magazines, and before professional and educational organizations.

Now, she’s blazing a new trail: leading a Purpose revolution in corporate America. Her new business book, Get Your Head Out of Your Bottom Line and Build Your Brand on Purpose, guides visionary leaders to reconnect with their true strengths through the power of Purpose. The book is shaking up C-suites as she asks leaders to uncover and communicate the true reason their company exists—not just to make money.

With a passion for helping others discover “why” and “what for,” Jackie leads individuals and companies to understand how to better relate and communicate what sets them apart.

Jackie speaks to companies, schools and organizations across the country about business strategy, personal purpose and women’s issues. She shares her wit and wisdom with groups as small as 30 to auditoriums of several thousand.


Business: Brookdale, Comerica Bank, Earthcolor, Goodwill Industries, March of Dimes, Mary Kay Cosmetics, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Port of Houston, Service Corporation International, Texas Children’s Hospital.

Association: American Advertising Federation, American Marketing Association, Direct Marketing Association, Downtown Houston Association, Financial Women Association, Ft. Bend Association of Realtors, Greater Houston Builders Association, Houston Apartment Association, Houston Culinary Guild, Houston Inventors Association, Houston Society of Associate Executives, Meeting Planners International, Mothers of Preschoolers, National Women in Business, Society for Marketing Professional Services, Texas Association of Realtors, Women’s Council of Realtors

Media: Appeared on NBC, CBS and FOX; recurring appearances as a guest contributor to TV and radio shows; featured in magazines and newspaper stories across the country.

Bethany Andell

President of Savage Brands, Author, visionary and connector

Bethany Andell
Bethany Andell is known for forging powerful connections – connecting people to people and connecting companies with the fresh ideas that make their brands purposeful. In her recent book, Get Your Head Out of Your Bottom Line and Build Your Brand on Purpose, Bethany conveys to business leaders the importance of leading with purpose.

Before she began guiding companies down the path of purpose, Bethany started with herself. Like many of her clients, she watched branding becoming increasingly commoditized. She saw this as an opportunity to change the belief structure at the heart of Savage Brands, and as a second-generation leader, she led the company through the challenging and rewarding, process of discovering and aligning with Purpose.

Bethany is an MBA graduate from Rice University’s Jones School of Management, a regular speaker and the author of several articles recently published in the Houston Business Journal. Her work has earned her numerous awards from the industry’s most prestigious competitions and associations.

She serves as Past-President of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) – Houston, and is on the advisory board of Iberia Bank, the Alumni Board of Rice University’s Jones School of Management, and the Programs Committee for the Jones Partners at Rice University. Bethany is also a member of Vistage, an organization dedicated to leadership development.

A few organizations that have featured Bethany Andell as a speaker include:

University of Houston Conrad Hilton College
Vistage All City – Houston
Women’s Communicators of Austin

Hear Bethany speak about:

Leadership and innovation
Solving business pain with Purpose
Savage Thinking® ideology and methodology