About The Guild Agency

The GUILD Agency is a full-service international Speakers Bureau, Literary Agency, Social Impact Consultancy, and Smart-Content Media Firm with headquarters in New York City. We consider ourselves very fortunate to represent some of the most talented thinkers of our time. Our agents and planners have arranged thousands of events, brokered book deals with major publishing houses, consulted for national and international corporations and NPOs, worked with the most well-known public figures in the world, and have years of experience in architecting, developing and building personal and corporate brands.

More important than this, we get to work with wonderful audiences.

We are curious and inquisitive, and we like to listen. Whether you are arranging or organizing an event, or if you are a public intellectual seeking to take the next step in your professional career, feel free to call us to discuss how we might be of assistance.


"I have been booking monthly speakers for more than 5 years and have worked with several speakers bureaus. I can honestly say The GUILD Agency is one of the best, if not the best, I have worked with...excellent at securing the right talent, at a fair price, and without the drama. I completely trust their perspective on who is a great speaker and what he/she can deliver for our audience. They are good business people who I have found to be reliable, accessible, and determined to deliver for their clients."
- General Mills, Inc.

"We were honored to have so many of GUILD's incredible speakers join us for Chicago Ideas Week. Not only did each of them deliver an insightful and entertaining talk on stage, they were pleasant and engaged participants in other CIW receptions and events. The time and energy of all GUILD speakers was truly appreciated and we look forward to engaging with them more in the future."
- Chicago Ideas Week

"Bottom line: The GUILD Agency pulled through for us. We had a month to secure a keynote speaker for a global event on our calendar, and they quickly gave four options and ultimately directed us to the speaker with the best fit. They promised us the sky with the speaker we chose, and - in a surprise to the organizers - they delivered on every promise."

- Entrepreneurs' Organization

"I really enjoy working with the GUILD Agency. They put in a lot of thought about our programmatic needs and work very hard to meet them. They follow up after a visit and are very flexible."
- Dartmouth College

"The GUILD Agency delivers, and they will be my first call for every event I plan in the future. 'Guilds' were originally formed in medieval times by independent master craftsmen to maintain a high level of quality in promoting their craft. The GUILD Agency is staffed by craftsman who shape each event to fit your venue, budget, schedule, and message. The entire process was effortless and fun, and our event was a huge success."
- University of Iowa

"Working with The GUILD Agency to secure speakers for our venue is always an easy process. I know that everyone at GUILD genuinely has my best interest at heart, and they always go above and beyond to make each event successful. Whether it's 1 p.m. or 1 a.m., they are always available for honest dialogue and creative ideas. I absolutely recommend them to anyone in need of booking a speaker!"
- The Ridgefield Playhouse


"The GUILD Agency has been one of Middle Tennessee State University's go-to contacts for national and international speakers. They are always available to find information on speakers and make it work—whether it is a scheduling issue or matching a speaker with an event. I can always talk straight with them about funding and speakers that would be engaging for our students, faculty, and community."
- Middle Tennessee State University


"GUILD was hands-down the easiest, most down-to-earth company I have ever worked with. Every step of the way, I felt confident that I could go to them with anything."

- University of Delaware

"It is a pleasure working with The GUILD Agency for Natural Products Expo West 2012. I've found them to be very responsive and professional, as well as extremely reasonable. They worked with me to satisfy my budget constraints, and went above and beyond to accommodate our requests!"
- Expo West

"In terms of working with GUILD—thank you for seeing the next move forward. I love that you have brought and facilitated the gathering of these two minds together. They were truly the perfect pair. Your vision in thought leadership served as the excellent basis for amazing curriculum that changed lives. My email box is exploding with student requests and ideas."
- St. Mary's Episcopal School

"I very much enjoyed working with The GUILD Agency. The easiest and most pleasant process I've encountered. Hopefully we will have the chance to work again in the future."
- ARCH Venture Partners

"Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated the GUILD's help in securing Michael Ellsberg to speak to our group at our recent Annual. You were fantastic to work with. Pleasant, professional AND EASY! I will encourage our new President to use you again. Thanks a million for helping to make our meeting a HUGE SUCCESS!"
- Settlement Professionals, Inc.

"From my initial contact with the GUILD Agency, I was impressed by how motivated the team was to help me plan and market my event. They always responded quickly and were patient with our group when we had complications securing funding. Everyone we worked with was extremely friendly and helpful, we would love to work with the GUILD Agency again."
- Towson University

"The helpful staff was greatly appreciated, as well as their patience with the bureaucratic nature of a university. I am currently putting together a contact list for future conferences, and I am putting the GUILD Agency at the top." 
- University of Wyoming

The GUILD Agency's professionalism and attention to detail made delivery of this event go off without a hitch...I look forward to working with the GUILD Agency for future events.
- SUNY Cortland 

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