Meet the

Speakers Who Dare


Executive Producer & Creative Director: Tricia Brouk

Co-Producer & Marketing Director: Jamie Broderick

NYC Event Host & Standup Comic: Terri Trespicio

NYC Event Photographer: John DeMato

Team Copywriter & Editor: Marissa Polselli

Fashion Stylist for Speakers: Jeanne Rihm

Tricia Brouk

Executive Producer and Director

Tricia Brouk is an international award winning director. She is works in theater, film and television. In addition to her work in the entertainment industry, she applies her expertise to the art of public speaking. She’s the executive producer of Speakers Who dare, and the former executive producer of TEDxLincolnSquare. She choreographed Black Box on ABC, The Affair on Showtime, Rescue Me on Fox, and John Turturro’s Romance and Cigarettes, where she was awarded a Golden Thumb Award from Roger Ebert. The series Sublets, won Best Comedy at the Vancouver Web-Festival. She curates the Speaker Salon in NYC,  hosts The Big Talk an award winning podcast on iTunes and is the founder of The Big Talk Academy. She was  awarded Top Director of 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals and her documentaries:  Right Livelihood A Journey to Here about the Buddhist Chaplain at Rikers Island won Best Documentary Short at The Olympus Film Festival and You’re Gorgeous, I Love Your Shirt, An Inside Look at Bullying and Mental Health is also won Official Selection at The Awareness Film Festival.

Jamie Broderick

Co-Producer and Marketing Strategist

Jamie Broderick is the Co-Producer and Marketing Strategist of Speakers Who Dare. She is a CPA and an award winning business success coach with 25 years of corporate accounting and finance experience. After leading, connecting and championing over a thousand members inside a networking group that she founded, Jamie now works privately with clients and leads a mastermind for big thinking entrepreneurs who want to turn their business vision into a reality. She supports and coaches her clients as they build and scale with a focus on strategic planning, goal setting and achievement, expert positioning, mindset work, and the creation and implementation of systems and processes. Jamie had her networking advice published in Forbes, has been recognized in Inc. for her work as the co-producer of TEDx Lincoln Square, and was featured in Breaking Through, a film documentary about her commitment to help women become more confident in business.

Marissa Polselli

Team Copywriter

Marissa Polselli is a writer, coach, and speaker whose love of words began with her first library card at age six. The founder and CEO of Wordtree and creator of the HeartSmart™ Writing Method, Marissa draws on 18 years of teaching experience, 10 years guiding student journalists, five years in the corporate world, and a lifelong love affair with words to empower people to claim their voice. She specializes in developing authentic one-sheets, resumes, and LinkedIn profiles, and connecting people with the power of words in workshops, speaking engagements, and her online mini-series The Power of Women Using Their Voices.

Jeanne Rihm

Team Fashion Stylist

Jeanne Rihm is a personal fashion stylist who specializes in styling men, women, speakers, executives and entrepreneurs. She is passionate about creating a look for each of her clients that represents who they are, and how they want to be perceived in their industry so that they always feel confident and empowered. Jeanne’s 25 years of industry experience is rooted in the fashion capital of NYC collaborating with major designers and working with premiere department stores. Jeanne was also the team stylist for TEDxLincolnSquare.

John DeMato

Team Photographer

John DeMato is a branded lifestyle portrait photographer who collaborates with speakers and other expert-based business owners to create an emotional connection with their audiences through persuasive visual storytelling. More than just a photographer, John sets his clients up for success beyond the portrait session by coaching them on how to best leverage their image content for every touchpoint across their online, and off-line, presence. A former television producer, John has over 20 years of production experience, and has been featured as a portrait photographer expert on several NBC Universal daytime talk and reality shows.

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