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PFBCon Speakers 2022


We're starting to think and plan for another fantastic conference, but the insights, ideas, tools and strategies that we shared in 2022 are as good today as they were last november! Check out our 2022 speakers, and if you're interested in what they're talking about, pick up a copy of the recordings!

 2022 Speakers and Presentations 

Increasing Accessability for Your Company Podcast (And Other Content!)

DeeJae Durante

DeeJae has spent over 20 years working in social services with diverse populations focused on mental health, disability, and trauma. She has a Bachelor's in Psychology and attended graduate school for Mental Health Counseling. She is also a proud Air Force Veteran, that worked on C-130's in Special Operations Squadron. To recharge, relax and self-care, she enjoys reading, being outside in the garden, out on the Florida waters or traveling and visiting museums.

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Nurturing Your Clients and Community with Podcasts

Stephanie Feger

Throughout her life, Stephanie Feger has been in the business of empowering people. From empowering teams to motivating volunteers in communities across the nation and now, empowering authors, she’s passionate about empowering people to achieve success. 

However, it was a dream—literally—that changed everything for her. That dream charged her to write a book, and it became the catalyst for her to redefine her own success, re-evaluate her personal goals and turn her “what-ifs” into “why-nots.” Stephanie is the author of Color Today Pretty: An Inspirational Guide to Living a Life in Perspective and Color Today Pretty Guided Journal, where she shares her secrets to harnessing true perspective, the ones she has used to discover the difference between living an ordinary life and an extraordinary one. And, her newest book, Make Your Author emPact: Sell More Books, Increase Your Reach & Achieve Your Why, is a sought-after tool for aspiring and published authors who want to ensure those who need their book find it!

After working in the communications and marketing industry for over 15 years, Stephanie merged her unique expertise with her life’s passions, founding the emPower PR Group where she, and a team of highly skilled marketing experts, help nonfiction authors write books that sell; promote books to those who need them, want them and will buy them; and help authors build or grow meaningful businesses around their books’ empowering messages. 

As founder and chief strategist of the emPower PR Group, Stephanie blends personal experience with innovative marketing solutions to ensure those who need to hear of a message, a book, an author or a brand, do! Success books require strategic marketing–and Stephanie knows this because she has lived it. She is also the host of The emPowered Author Podcast. Learn more about Stephanie Feger and the emPower PR Group at

Hosting a Company Podcast That Drives Value and Grows Your Business

Alex Sanfilippo

Alex Sanfilippo is the host of the top-rated podcast called Podcasting Made Simple. He is also the founder of, a software company focused specifically on the podcasting industry. Alex and his team have created popular services like PodMatch, a service that matches podcast guests and hosts together for interviews, and PodcastSOP, a project management tool that helps podcasters keep up with their episode releases. Alex is also the co-author of the recently released Podmatch Host Mastery and Podmatch Guest Mastery.

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Learn about Alex

Pod Pros

Get Early Access to PodLottery

Effective Ways To Improve Your Show Notes For Discoverability

Danielle Desir Corbett

Danielle Desir Corbett is a podcast marketing coach and host of The Thought Card, a 4x grant-funded, award-winning affordable luxury travel and personal finance podcast. As the founder of WOC Podcasters (Women of Color), Danielle is passionate about supporting podcasters expand their podcasting skills and grow their income.

The Traffic Pyramid: 4 Steps to Podcast Growth

Deirdre Tshien

Deirdre Tshien is the Co-founder & CEO of Capsho, the world’s first AI-powered Podcast Copywriter! 

Capsho is software that helps Experts who podcast create their AI-generated episode title, player description, show notes, social media captions, promo email, blog post, LinkedIn article and YouTube description – in under 10 mins – so that they can quickly amplify their message, grow their listeners and build their movements! 

She is the creator of Content Honey Traps, author of Honey Trap Marketing and host of the Grow My Podcast Show.

Deirdre is a serial entrepreneur, having founded and led 7 businesses across 5 industries in the last 9 years, and has navigated the entire spectrum of experiences and emotions (the good, the bad and the ugly) that comes with starting, running, closing and exiting businesses.  

With her hands-on experience in successfully growing her businesses to 6 & 7 figures, she now helps experts who podcast beat obscurity, amplify their message and build their movements!



Grow My Podcast Show

2 Sides of Podcast Newsletters: Why you Should Have One, and How to get Featured on Them

Arielle Nissenblatt

Arielle Nissenblatt is the founder of EarBuds Podcast Collective, a weekly podcast newsletter and podcast. She is the Community Manager at, a remote recording platform. She is a graduate of the Salt Institute of Audio Documentary Studies.

Nissenblatt is a podcast marketing expert, having spoken on panels at conferences such as Podcast Movement, Radiodays Asia, International Documentary Association’s Podcast Day, at USC, Montana Media Lab, American University, and more. She is one of the founders of Podcast Taxonomy, an international effort to categorize roles and credits in the podcast industry.

Nissenblatt listens to over 40 hours of audio content per week. She is a podcast industry futurist and believes in the power of audio to break down cultural barriers.

Creating a Look and Feel for your Podcast Assets that Gets Attention

Sabrina Chevannes

Sabrina Chevannes, founder of We are Complex Creative and the No Bullsh*t Agency, and host of the No Bullsh*t Talks podcast is a multi-passionate entrepreneur who loves being involved in her community and industry.  The No Bullsh*it agency helps businesses with their branding, design, website and digital marketing needs. Working with household named brands such as FitBit, UNICEF, Pirelli and the Ministry of Defence, we have a huge range in experience with large organisations.When not helping companies and brands look and feel spectacular she is involved in many community-based projets, like:

  • Complex Creative Pro-Bono Scheme
  • Mentoring at the Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • Digital Day for BIMA
  • Taking the Million Tree Pledge
  • Teaching at Birmingham City University
  • Cancer Research UK Challenge


Sabrina Chevannes

Complex Creative

How to Create a Content Machine that Keeps You Consistent Without Taking Up All of Your Time

Karl Sona

Karl Sona is co-founder and head of partnerships at Streamlined Podcasts where he is passionate about helping business owners create better connections with their clients online. He also hosts the Dear BLK CEO Podcast focused on highlighting under-represented business owners and helping them scale their companies by getting access to corporate contracts.


Streamlined Podcasting

Streamlined Podcasting on Instagram

PodNotes (Beta)

Making Your Podcast Recordings Sound Good From Anywhere

Cristina Marcello

Cristina has over 10 years experience in broadcast and audio production. Currently, they are the Connect Manager at Podchaser where they provide coaching on guest booking, podcast marketing and client relations.

They are also the Executive Producer for Robert Manni Radio on KCAA radio and the Associate Producer for Inside the Vault with Ash Cash. Cristina became a certified audio engineer at The Institute of Audio Research and began their career working in recording studios across NYC. From there, they transitioned into working in terrestrial radio as the Executive Producer of an AM/FM news radio station and Host of a public affairs program.

Guest Obsession: The Secret to Cultivating Relationships with Guests

Desmond Dixon

Desmond started his career as a chemical engineer and quickly realized he did not experience being fulfilled in this line of work. Instead, he decided to follow his dream of being in sales, even though he had zero experience and failed at his first door to door sales job. Desmond didn’t give up on his sales career and ultimately closing millions of dollars in revenue. Desmond now trains and leads sales teams for small businesses who want to go from 6 figures and get to 7 figures in sales. Desmond is traveling the world right now and building a 8 figure sales agency and has started his podcast, Campfire Capitalism, to connect the dots between sales growth, stages of business and new tech that can support other entrepreneurs like himself. He enjoys rifting on topics such as: NFT’s, real estate investing, day trading and business development.

P.S He is hiring and training high ticket closers.


Remote Sales Manager

Desmond's Newsletter

3 Ways to Leverage Podcast Guesting For Your Business

Angie Trueblood

As the founder of The Podwize Group and host of the Go Pitch Yourself podcast, Angie Trueblood uses her entrepreneurial spirit, innovative thinking, and superconnector powers to help business owners grow their authority, network and revenue through podcast guesting. Personally, Angie is passionate about normalizing the voices of women in leadership positions, which she feels privileged to play an active role in through her work. When she’s not knee-deep in the podcasting space for work, she can be found spending time with her family and friends in Richmond, VA, bingeing the Smartless podcast, and attempting to develop a love of bourbon.

Links and Offers:

The Podwise Group

Go Pitch Yourself Podcast

Angie would love to share her free downloadable “Podcast Pitches that Convert” with the audience. Participants can sign up for a sneak peek at some of The Podwize Group's best pitches that were accepted and also learn the seven parts of a great pitch. The link for that free download is

Video Strategy For Podcasters

Maribel Quezada Smith

Maribel is a bilingual video and podcast producer, as well as a host and speaker, with over 16 years of expertise developing meaningful content.

Her TV credits include producing on shows for the Discovery family of networks, Netflix, Oxygen and A&E (among others).

She's currently a Producer and Co-host of the popular Pulso podcast.

Maribel is the Co-founder of BIPOC Podcast Creators, an organization devoted to amplifying the voices and stories of people of color. She regularly shares her expertise on topics like this around global stages.

Today, she helps entrepreneurs, startups and growing brands build deeper connections with their ideal customers through meaningful video and audio content.


Maribel Quezada Smith

BIPOC Podcast Creators

How Livestreaming Can Help You Grow Your Business, Your Brand and your Podcast

Russ Johns

Russ is a content creator and technology enthusiast. He is a seasoned veteran in Livestreaming, Podcasting, and Content Creation.
Russ believes that everyone has something valuable to share with the world, and he enjoys helping people find their voices and share their messages.
His Mission: Help More People Help More People.
When he's not creating content or helping others create theirs, Russ can be found exploring new technologies or spending time with his family.


Russ Johns

The Pirate Syndicate

Urgent vs. Important: Changing Your Podcast Marketing Mindset

Jeremy Enns

Jeremy Enns is the founder of Podcast Marketing Academy, the only growth-focused podcast education platform for experienced creators, brands, and marketers looking to build long-term, sustainable audience growth systems.

He loves any sport that involves a frisbee, used to co-host an explicit-rated ice cream podcast, once bicycled across Europe, and will always look back on the day he finally saved up enough money to buy the Millennium Falcon Lego set as one of his proudest achievements.

Finding YOUR Podcast Voice

Casey Erin Clark and Julie Fogh

Vital Voice Training is a voice, public speaking, and communication coaching company on a mission to change the conversation about what leaders are “supposed” to sound like, help organizations revolutionize their communication culture, and help individuals communicate with savvy, charisma, confidence, and a deep connection to their core values. They work with top-tier executives and their teams, world-changing entrepreneurs, best-selling authors, legacy organizations, and high-growth startups, and their clients regularly bring their ground-breaking ideas and perspectives to stages all over the world. Co-founders Julie Fogh and Casey Erin Clark’s extensive backgrounds in speech coaching and professional acting give them a unique perspective on what makes people want to listen. For the client, the result is your voice: amplified (not just louder).

Casey Erin Clark is a voice, public speaking, and communication coach, performer, author, entrepreneur, podcast host, and leader in both the entertainment and business worlds. She is a fierce advocate for gender justice and spends her days speaking, teaching, and writing about the power of women’s voices, while seizing fulfilling opportunities to perform on screen and stage. In 2014, Casey and Julie Fogh co-founded Vital Voice Training, a voice and speech coaching company on a mission to change the conversation about what leaders are “supposed” to sound like and empower everyone to own the power of their full vocal instrument and presence. Casey hails from the cornfields of southern Illinois (where she grew up singing with her family Von Trapp-style) and has a BFA in musical theater from Illinois Wesleyan University. She also coaches musical theater pros of all ages, is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA, performed at the 2013 Oscars with the Les Miserables movie cast, and sings with the Grammy-nominated and Tony-honored Broadway Inspirational Voices choir. Recommending books and breakfast restaurants is her love language. Will perform the Lafayette speed rap from Hamilton on demand.

Julie Fogh is a voice coach and interpersonal communications specialist who works with actors and business leaders helping them navigate their individual tensions and blocks, revealing the personal power and unique and captivating humanity that exists in all of us. Through Vital Voice Training, Julie and her co-founder Casey Erin Clark blend the toolbox of the professional actor with their powerful frameworks for embracing one's authentic speaking voice to businesses, schools, and organizations all over the country.  Julie was raised in Seattle and earned her BA in Theatre and Women Studies from University of Washington. She earned an MFA in acting from Northern Illinois University, a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum that engaged with the physical body, the emotional life, imagination, use of language, character construction, non-verbal communication and the truth of the moment. She has studied with  the Moscow Art Theatre and University of Copenhagen and has studied Meisner Technique with Kathryn Gately, Michael Chekhov Technique with Deborah Robertson, and Movement and Period Style with Lloyd Williamson. She loves YA novels and her cranky rescue cat, Ashland.

Owning the Distribution: Why You Should Have a Podcast Network

Tom Fox

Tom Fox  is the author of the award winning FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog and the international best-selling book “Lessons Learned on Compliance and Ethics”. He is the author of the seminal text on the ‘Nuts and Bolts’ of anti-corruption compliance, Doing Compliance which was published in October 2015 by Compliance Week. Tom writes and comments frequently on issues related to compliance and ethics. In addition to his many podcasts, he is a monthly columnist and weekly blogger for Compliance Week; a monthly columnist and frequent contributor to the SCCE Magazine and a Contributing Editor to the FCPA Blog. He is a well-known and frequent speaker on issues related to compliance and ethics, the use of social media in compliance and corporate leadership, as well as podcasting, podcast network development and audience growth. He is founder of the Compliance Podcast Network which boasts over 70 shows and several award winners.


Compliance Podcast Network

3 Unique Ways to Leverage a Podcast In Your Business

Alastair McDermott

Alastair McDermott helps invisible experts to remove their Cloak of Invisibility and become The Recognized Authority in their field, so they can have more impact and command higher fees.

Alastair is an author, consultant & business coach who hosts The Recognized Authority Podcast and The Specialization Podcast.

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The Recognized Authority

How to Stand Out in a Crowded Podcast Marketplace and Boost your Podcast Discoverability

Fatima Zaidi

Fatima Zaidi is the Founder and CEO at Quill Inc., an award-winning production agency specializing in corporate audio, and CoHost, a podcast growth and analytics tool. As a member of the National Speakers Bureau, Fatima has spoken at various events around the world on media and tech trends leading her to keynote on world stages alongside speakers like Gary Vaynerchuk. In addition to being a commentator for BNN Bloomberg on the challenges that female and BIPOC founders face in entrepreneurship, she is a frequent contributor to publications including The Globe and Mail, and Huffington Post, and has also been featured in publications like Forbes and Entrepreneur. Over the past few years she has won two Top 30 under 30 awards, the Young Professional of the Year by Notable Life, Veuve Clicquot’s Bold Future Award, The Women in Content Marketing Award, and one of Flare Magazine’s Top 100 Women.

Outside of entrepreneurship Fatima is Co-Chair of the #Tech4SickKids council for SickKids Hospital which is the second-largest pediatric research hospital in the world. She is on track to raise 25 million dollars to build a new emergency wing of the hospital, as well as fund some of the world's biggest data and AI projects.

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Quill Inc