Christa Haberstock is an unparalleled authority on corporate speakers and entertainment. From planning speaker showcases to her decade-long tenure as a top-producing bureau agent, since 1997 she has booked over $40 million in speaking fees for titans of the speaking industry.
One of her proudest agent moments was on 9-12-2001 – the event date for which she booked Walter Cronkite. Observing his lack of public comment regarding 9-11, the headline read, “Where in the World Is Walter Cronkite?”. With all flights grounded, Mr. Cronkite was, in fact, on a bus to Ohio to fulfill his obligation to her client, cementing his place as her favorite speaker of all time.
Following a mysterious billboard message she saw on a 2009 road trip with her family, she founded See Agency on the heels of a recession. At that time, See Agency was one of only four speaker management groups, and it quickly garnered a reputation for finding hidden gems and developing them into speaking giants.
Her unique, consultative approach to management led to unprecedented success. She has launched and represented a long list of remarkable speakers, many of whom grew from No-Name to Hall-of-Fame in record time. Christa is on a mission to remove “barriers to bookings” for professional speakers and has an unbeatable understanding of how to become a multimillion-dollar force to be reckoned with in the speaking industry.
Under her leadership, in 2016 and 2017, See Agency ranked twice in the top 20% of Inc. 5000's fastest-growing companies in America. 2018 See Agency was placed on the SMU Cox School of Business Dallas 100 Entrepreneur List.
In 2023, Christa was named Finalist in the category of Best Female Entrepreneur by The Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. Christa is the only agent or manager with Events Industry Council Preferred Provider status.
Christa received the 2012 Above and Beyond Award issued by the International Association of Speakers Bureaus.
In Jan 2016 International Association of Speakers Bureaus named Christa the coveted Dottie Walters Helping Hand Award recipient.
She is currently serving her second term on the IASB Board of Governors.
With her award-winning service to the events industry and decades of experience performing music and comedy, Christa Haberstock is a true event industry pioneer.
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