CEO and Creative Producer
An award-winning corporate speaker, creative director, producer, and educator, Misty Megia is on a mission to help every human she meets gain the confidence needed to take center stage. Misty brings more than 20 years of theatre training, acting, and directing on top of two decades speaking on behalf of small, medium, and Fortune 500 corporations, cities, and organizations.
Coming from leadership roles at a variety of companies, where she lead multiple divisions to exceed their goals by 200+%, Misty understands what is needed to drive internal buy in, influence change, and win awards with her out of the box strategies. Misty is now focused on helping VP and C-suite executives and their teams communicate with clarity and become champions for the bigger mission.
Misty created The Theatre of Public Speaking (ToPS), bringing together her background in the corporate world and education strategy with her professional theatre creativity. Her formulas for presentation ideation along with step by step speaking strategies for delivery have been used by executives around the world, helping them develop a go-to system for repeatable success. These leaders gain the confidence to speak to audiences of any size and grow their personal brand along with their bottom line.
Prior to starting her consulting practice, Misty served as the spokeswoman for more than 50 annual accounting focused events, conferences, podcasts and media interviews. She was the spokesperson for Intuit’s ProAdvisor Program and has been recognized as one of The Most Powerful Women in Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor and as "One To Watch" on The Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today.
Lead Speech Writer and Trainer
Krista Marina Apardian is a musician, writer, speaker and activist. She studied Communications and Music Industry at UCLA, but attributes her experience in Speech and Debate as a key part of her education. She won Top Speaker in the Nation for Speech and Debate 2 years in a row at the Phi Rho Pi National Tournament in 2017 and 2018, leaving her with six Gold National titles as well as two Silver titles. Apardian has since coached public speaking, crafted speeches, written for outlets like Live Nation’s Ones To Watch, and become focused on outreach programs to bring Speech and Debate to as many communities as possible. Krista also writes, produces and releases Pop/R&B music under the name “Krista Marina,” in addition to writing for other artists. Through her life and academic education, Apardian experienced the powerful journey of finding her own voice. Because that evolution changed her life, she is incredibly passionate about helping others along that same journey.