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I had the honor of hiring Michelle to present a keynote for The New School Staff Development Day. Michelle knocked it out of the park for an audience of 400+! The feedback has been phenomenal. Repeated themes straight from the evaluations include ” energetic, full of valuable and relevant information, polished professional and fun”. I couldn’t agree more. Michelle is a natural, she quickly engages the crowd, picks up on audience needs and gets powerful messages across in a humble, smart way. I HIGHLY recommend Michelle for any keynote, training or coaching. A true gem. She left us wanting more!

IlanaTolpin Levitt

Director of Employee Development and Organizational Effectiveness, The New School

Michelle lead a session at ALA’s Annual Conference in National Harbor, MD. I have been to several conferences and attended numerous sessions and have never experienced a presentation like this one. Michelle was incredibly engaging. She connected with every member of the audience and even remembered most of our names. I left the session feeling empowered and equipped with so many tools to effectively network.

Sarah Cramer

Administrative Services Supervisor at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

WOW…is how I would describe Michelle and her speeches. Engagement with the audience is so important, and Michelle hits that right on the head each time she speaks. She takes great pride in her content and making sure each audience receives what it is looking for.

Stephen Bienko

Owner, College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving

Michelle is a tremendous facilitator. She resonates with all audiences. I think she’s a fascinating thought leader on a range of topics. She can flex up to big audiences and flex down to small groups. She can facilitate offsites, which I’ve worked with her to do, and she can lead a group of C-Suite leaders at the same time. She’s phenomenally talented. I think every time I’ve been in any kind of training with Michelle I’ve always taken stuff from the experience that I still apply.

Ravena Valentine

Vice President of Human Resources

I engaged Michelle to help my department deal with some key communication challenges. She prepared superbly by listening to what the issues were and what my expectations were. The session was interesting, fun, insightful, and ultimately extremely helpful. I strongly recommend Michelle for her expertise, delivery style, and above all, for the results she produced.

Steve Peltzman

Chief Business Technology Officer, Forrester Research

Saying Michelle was phenomenal is an understatement. Her talk was packed with both great insights and practical, meaningful tips. She’s the kind of speaker I couldn’t take my eyes off… she had an energy that not only inspired the audience during the talk, but continues to inspire us long after.

Stefanie Wichansky

Founder & CEO, Professional Resource Partners LLC

Michelle is an outstanding facilitator. She is intuitive, she very easily relates the input that she hears to the content and curriculum of the class, and she’s really sharp and engaging.I love her energy, her passion, and her ability to assess what the needs are and design programs to find solutions and address issues. She’s really great on her feet, and she’s intuitive, thoughtful, and funny.

Diana Jones Ritter

Deputy Commissioner for Organizational Development

I would use three characteristics to describe Michelle as a facilitator and communications expert: Commanding Presence, Highly Personable, and Thoroughly Prepared. She is highly engaging and can very quickly relate to a variety of situations and audiences. In tandem with these, I have found Michelle’s commitment to being prepared, and her drive to ensure an “exceed all expectations” outcome, most admirable.

Farhad Motiwalla

Principal, Strategic Communication Lab

I attended Michelle’s ‘The Relationship-Driven Leader’ one day class and found it to be well worth my time. Michelle is a very engaging and energetic presenter. She is clearly knowledgeable in her field and adapts well to the audience. Her ability and techniques for engaging the participants really kept my interest.

Terry Lorincz

Senior Manager, Safety & Operations Management System

From the minute I met Michelle, I was captivated. Often, you hear motivational speakers and leave feeling empowered but quickly forget the inspiration. I left Michelle’s talk, however, with a new perspective on the way we interact those around us. One thing I found particularly cool about Michelle was that she obviously lives the brand she represents and the results are truly magnificent.

Esther Deutsch

Operations Manager, RCS Professional Services

I had the privilege to listen to Michelle speak at a Johnson and Johnson event. Her message was poignant, timely, engaging, and covered exactly what we needed to hear, based on some recent organizational events. The audience enjoyed participating, and I know they will continue to heed her inspiring words and thought-provoking advice.

Laura Westley

Senior Manager, Johnson & Johnson Technology Services

I had the pleasure of being in the audience at a session titled “How to Get What You Want: Influencing Others into Action” at Toastmaster International Convention in Chicago, Aug 2018. Michelle is a speaker who knows her audience. Being in Toastmasters and leading the organization over the last few years, I have seen very few speakers who can relate a topic to everyone around them. She has the amazing skill of bringing the basic human need of “likability” to a whole new level that changes the very way we make daily conversation.

Ravi Teja Marrapu

Assistant Manager, ADP

I had the tremendous luck to attend to one of Michelle’s session and I can only say that was one the best presentations attended. That was excellent! I could only have good insights that can be applied immediately after the session. Michelle was so good that I bought her book right after the presentation. I recommend her sessions 100%.

Marcelo Guerra Hahn

Engineering Manager, Tableau Software

I had the pleasure of working with Michelle for our company’s annual Summer Celebration. This event is opened up to our business partners, clients and prospects. Michelle had something to offer for everyone and engaged with the audience throughout the entire keynote presentation. She had people laughing, brainstorming and I’m certain attendees went back to their jobs the next day with a different mind set. Thank you Michelle for making our event so spectacular! I am so lucky to have had the chance to work with you.

Megan Carpenter

Account Associate, Alliant Insurance Services

From the second Michelle landed in Seattle, she was completely and fully engaged with our team. She went above and beyond by helping us prepare for the event by signing books in advance and attending our pre-event reception. When Michelle took the stage, she immediately connected with the audience and garnered participation out of the gate. Her down to earth style and personality was a home run. Our clients loved the practical solutions and tips for every day issues facing HR professionals nationally.

Jennifer Spence

National Director Health & Productivity, Alliant Employee Benefits

Michelle is a wonderful and kind spirit. I believe she genuinely cares for the people she talks to and has an irresistible urge to help them. She brings positive energy everywhere she goes and is generally a very “likable” person. I had the wonderful opportunity to be coached by Michelle on my own speech (I never realized how negative my speech was). She is very interactive and her concepts apply to any given situation. You will not regret having her speak at your events.

Lynda Craigo

Account Associate, Alliant Insurance Services

We had a really great experience working with Michelle. She worked with our company to provide a dynamic and insightful presentation on Personal Branding for our women’s group. She was really able to get everyone engaged by making the event more of a discussion and the level of interaction served to be not only informative, but community building as well. Michelle was fantastic to work with and brought so much great energy and expertise to the event.

Tricia Burke

VP of Production Operation, Diligent

Michelle’s presentation was truly a joy to experience and be a part of. Her inclusive, approachable and inspiring nature captured the attention of everyone in the room and really opened up the floor for honest conversation. I highly recommend Michelle’s work – not only did we learn invaluable takeaways for creating our own ‘brand’, but Michelle also imparted wisdom on navigating and owning the female experience in the workplace, a very empowering sentiment felt by all.

Lena Eisenstein

Content Marketing Coordinator, Diligent Corporation

The Relationship Driven leader is a deep dive into the tools you need to succeed as a leader in today’s organizations. Michelle’s approach, based on her book, the 11 Laws of Likability takes an incredibly practical, straightforward approach on a topic that’s anything but technical. Michelle’s style, energy and content are world-class, and I feel lucky to have been a part of this movement with her at the helm.

Rebecca Rodskog

Workplace Crusader, FutureLeaderNow

Fantastic Course! Course with a lot of energy and insight. Good balance of formal course content with practical group exercises designed to give leaders of all levels insight to their existing skills as well as insight to style(s) they may not have thought of. Great course for those in leadership roles, sales roles where understanding your customer’s style is critical to success, and those in influential leadership roles.

Curtis Junge

Business Manager, Industrial gases north Region at Air Products

I attended the Women In Negotiation (WIN) summit where Michelle was presenting about the power of likability and the tactics to boost one’s own. Michelle has a very unique way of getting everyone in the room involved in her presentation through her passion and energy, I loved her style!

Amani Mansour

Wealth Management, Consultative Selling

Michelle was the highlight of our university-wide staff development day. She connected with the audience, was engaging throughout, and has incredible energy. I highly recommend her.

Tokumbo Shobowale

Chief Operating Officer at The New School

Enthusiasm, a lot of energy, coming from a place of experience. I like the fact that she didn’t grow up in a training and development role. She came out of finance but found her true passion and that allowed her to really develop what she was interested in. Just to bring a different perspective and understand the differences between people. I think she brings a good knowledge base. She relates to business but also to your personal life, so it’s relevant for everyone.

Jocelyn Seals

Human Capital Practice Lead, RGP Global Consulting Firm, Talent Manager

My boss that owns my company knows Michelle and recommended that I work in that course, because he likes her style. It’s a lot of fun. She keeps it interesting, keeps you moving, keeps you challenged, and I think keeps the course moving very well. I think this is a good course. I think this would be a good course to recommend for leadership teams and organizations, to really help others understand the different right and left brained individuals. It would make meetings go more smoothly, relationships within companies would probably be better, more open and transparent.

Greg Cahell

Managing Director

Michelle is a great facilitator. This is the first time that I’ve actually seen her facilitate and have been in her class, and I’m very impressed. I’d recommend it to my clients, personally. Really anyone who can attend, especially in a corporate setting. I can think through this personally as well and how to apply this to myself and to my family.

Jodi Gross

Human Resources Manager

I first collaborated with Michelle during my time at Columbia Business School when we hired her to lead customized training for our team. I was immediately impressed by her energy, passion, knowledge and interactive facilitation style. When I decided to launch my own leadership development firm, the first person I turned to for expert advice and insight was Michelle. I consider myself truly lucky to be able to partner with such an expert. I have learned so much from Michelle as both her client and collaborator.

Loren Margolis

MSW, CPC, Leadership Development Expert, Executive Coach, Leadership Facilitator, Training & Leadership Success LLC

Michelle is incredibly dedicated, insightful, smart, hard-working and effective.

Kristina Birukova

PHR, Passionate and Innovative Human Resources Leader

Two things stand out most in my interaction with Michelle: her authenticity in communication and her contagious enthusiasm.

Dean Demellweek

MFA, Blockchain Tech Thought Leader

Michelle is a wonderful spirit who exudes genuine passion and commitment to bring out the best in each of us.

Jeff Chang SHRM-SCP

SPHR, GPHR, LMSW, LSW, RSW, Social Worker, The Fortune Society

Michelle has my utmost respect. I can personally testify that she walks her talk! I’m the president of a 501c3 nonprofit that helps transitioning troops find meaningful, high-quality new careers. I invited Michelle to connect with me and join our group. Michelle not only joined, but she has been personally volunteering her time to help our transitioning troops ace their interviews and get hired for their dream jobs! We absolutely LOVE her!

Nancy Laine

US Veteran Advocate, Project Transition USA

Michelle is a dynamic speaker who really understands the dynamics of culture but more importantly the value of relationships and how they can help take leaders to the next level. I would recommend all senior leaders get a copy of her book and read it. I am certain her 11 laws of likability will serve me well in my advancing career.

Kevin Kraft

Programs Director, SIM Minnesota Chapter

Michelle was a gracious and enthusiastic interviewee, teaching the principles and importance of likability in relationships. In her book, Michelle shares the 11 Laws of Likability and how you can leverage your network to greater success by being someone people know, LIKE and trust. I loved this book and highly recommend it and Michelle.

Adele McLay

Business Growth Expert, Peak Performance Mentor

Michelle Lederman is a true professional. She works diligently and successfully on sourcing amazing projects for herself and so many worthy collaborators. I am fortunate to be invited in and supported by Michelle in a numbers of ways as one of her team members. She has been consistent, generous, thorough and kind and is sure to keep good relations with a large network. To say that I am impressed with who she is and what she creates in the world would be an understatement.

Lynnea Brinkerhoff

MSOD,PCC, Executive Coach, Organizational Change Consultant, Leadership Development Expert, HR Visionary, Cultural Strategist

Michelle is one of the best communicators I have met. She does not only give thought through, energetic and informative presentations on this topic, but also transfers her knowledge to her everyday professional interactions, being a very transparent, giving and pleasant person to work with.

Maja Svensson

Fashion Entrepreneur & Founder, ELSA AND ME

Michelle is a pleasure to work with! She is creative and ‘quick with ideas.’ She is also extremely focused and motivated. Michelle is a great source of inspiration.

Emily (Kozlow) Klein

Freelance Magazine Writer, Personal Essay Writer, Business Copywriter

Michelle is great to work with and always focuses on serving her clients in the best way possible.

Abigail Kies

Assistant Dean, Career Development, Yale School of Management

Michelle is an expert in both technical and interpersonal skills and she uses that knowledge to help AMA customers acquire skills they can apply back on the job. She focuses on turning theory into pragmatic applications. Michelle is someone I have recommended for large corporate client opportunities that involve program customization because I trust her as a skilled facilitator and subject matter expert.

Annette Homan

CAE, Chief Operating Officer, RIMS

I have seen Michelle demonstrate great flexibility and generosity. She’s flexible enough to respond to client needs and generous with her time and her input. I highly recommend working with Michelle if you get the chance!

Tim Redmond

Professional Training & Development Consultant

Michelle was an excellent partner as engagement manager on a couple of projects on which I collaborated. She has great insight into what it takes to deliver excellence to her clients. Her communication style is clear and direct and her knowledge base is very broad. I would refer her to my own clients and colleagues with full confidence.

Lori Britt

Senior VP, Major Oak Consulting, A Verint Company

I was fortunate enough to have Michelle as a professor while in the MBA program at NYU Stern. Beyond her instantly approachable personality and flexibility in adapting to the communications needs of professionals, what struck me about Michelle was her ability to drive results. Each student in the course showed tremendous improvement and was better off having benefited from Michelle’s leadership.

Fahad Khawaja

Marketing Leader, Human Performance Institute at Johnson & Johnson

Michelle is a very insightful person, who reads people and situations extremely well. Her teaching methods and abilities keep people interested, while consistently provoking discussion from the class. Everyone I’ve spoken to has only positive things to say about their experiences with what can often be a rather tedious class. She has a knack for attracting people’s attention and keeping it no matter the length of the presentation.

Uri Burger

Director of Corporate Development, Morningside Evaluations and SpanTran

Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to professional development coaching, regardless of a client’s degree of experience or position within a company. Her advice is practical, business-oriented and immediately applicable.

Richard Konrath

General Counsel

Michelle’s high energy, enthusiasm, and quality program content were exactly what we needed to kick off our event. We are grateful to have learned so much from her style, insights, and professional tips

Julia Sterrett Ammary

Director, Athletics Leadership Development, Lehigh University

Michelle Tillis Lederman gave a spectacular keynote presentation. She was approachable, outgoing, and her message was poignant. After shadowing her for the day, I learned valuable lessons about communication, professional development, and networking.

Julia Perry

Student Athlete, LeHigh University

Michelle Lederman presented an amazing webinar about Networking for SIM Women. Despite being someone who teaches interpersonal skills myself, I gained a much deeper appreciation of the process of networking from Michelle’s webinar. I highly recommend her as a speaker; her webinar transformed my mental model of networking.

Jana Markowitz

Principal Consultant, The Collective Mind

I just finished participating in the 11 Laws of Likability pilot program. Michelle’s course was engaging, inspiring and useful. I highly recommend this course if you want to develop your self awareness, acquire skills to interact with others more effectively and build a network that is mutually beneficial. Michelle is dynamic, energetic and insightful.

Peggy Pascale

Learning and Development

I had the pleasure of working with Michelle when she ran a day-long public speaking workshop for Marist’s women’s mentoring group. She did an amazing job and kept us engaged the entire day. The workshop was highly interactive and provided a wealth of practical advice and takeaways. Michelle is organized, professional, engaging, and knowledgeable, and she can customize each workshop to a group’s particular needs and interests.

Elisabeth Tavarez

Assistant Vice President, College Marketing and Communication, Marist College

Michelle’s approach to doing webinar is very effective. She interacts with her audience, engaging via quick polls and questions to get feedback or get people to share their experiences.

Laura Melchor McCanlies

Technology Leader

Michelle led a great presentation at our recent SIM meeting–she was interesting and dynamic. Michelle engaged the entire audience by breaking us into working groups, soliciting our input, and tying it into her presentation content. She is a highly active presenter, who kept us entertained throughout!

Ted Bredikin

Senior Director Program Management, UnitedHealth Group

Michelle was very comfortable with the group. She was funny, interesting and interactive. The group quickly got comfortable and participated in an active discussion and got some very helpful tips under Michelle’s expert facilitation.

Steven Lichtenthal

Managing Director, Head of Americas Operations, Natixis

Michelle Tillis Lederman was terrific, and her advice on interviewing was right on the mark.

Danielle Laibowitz

President & Co-Founder, Southampton Education Foundation

Michelle spoke at Kean University and as a student preparing to go out into the world, her speech on the 11 Laws of Likability was really informative. Michelle is a very confident speaker and speaks in a way that her audience is really intrigued.

Jennifer Finley

Student

Her comfort in who she is, coupled with her dynamic personality and precise communication style, have always made Michelle stand out as a leader in every room she enters. She is undoubtedly a subject matter expert in her field of communication. However, her value is best experienced through her ability to use her instincts, life experience, and deep understanding of the corporate environment to create very real and relevant outcomes.

Farhad Motiwalla

Principal, Strategic Communication Lab

She was a fantastic speaker at my bubble2boardroom professional development event for recent college grads and was both eloquent and entertaining.

Dani TicktinKoplik

Executive, Leadership, Pipeline & Succession Coach Specializing in Professional Service

The Maryland Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators just invited a fabulous speaker in to our February Annual meeting. Michelle Tillis Lederman spoke about leadership and YOU, your brand as a leader in your organization. She was excellent and different. She demonstrated various leadership techniques. The session was very interactive. I would highly recommend any corporation or association consider bringing in Michelle Tillis Lederman.

Ruth Fry

Office Manager, Saul Ewing Arnstein& Lehr LLP; Dann, LLP

Michelle did an outstanding job of addressing the specifics we requested and accomplished that in a very engaging and energetic manner. The analysis of personality types and their effect on sales opportunities was especially helpful.

Robin Bloom

Vice President, Bank Hapoalim

Michelle’s teaching style is very engaging. She is a dynamic speaker and keeps your attention focused throughout a full day of training. While many may think this is touchy feely stuff, Michelle brings it around to how interactions happen in the workplace and how personality types respond to different approaches.

Ralph Bohnenberger

Facilities Finance Business and Contract Manager

Michelle is a fun and dynamic speaker who’s calm confidence and playful spirit make her 11 LAWS OF LIKABILITY presentation believable and valuable for any professional wanting to learn to make authentic business and personal connections with others.

Paula Parker

Wellness Chiropractor, Inspiration Chiropractic Studio

Michelle did a webinar on Relationship Networking for executive MBA’s. She engaged with the audience, created interaction, and delivered with energy. Michelle’s presentation was rated one of the best in Beyond B-School’s Career Skills Boot Camp.

Roy Young

E-Learning Entrepreneur, Beyond B-School

I was impressed with Michelle’s ability to completely engage an audience of 100+ as if it were a small graduate seminar. I strongly recommend her to any organization in need of an expert on branding and networking.

Jurica Susnjara

Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Finance, Kean University

As a 25 year veteran Sales Professional, I found Michelle’s presentation and advice to be practical and immediately actionable. She set the audience at ease and held the attention of the room in a warm, yet direct, informative manner. I highly recommend Michelle’s program to help you and your employees better understand and execute the art and science of professional networking.

Steve Dudley

Executive Vice President, Sales and Business Development

I recently attended a conference where Michelle was a keynote speaker, and I found Michelle to be energetic, motivating and full of inspiration. A lot of what Michelle delivered resonated with my thinking on building relationships and connections to get the very best from your team and yourself. I would highly recommend attending any session with Michelle should the opportunity arise.

Helen Devlin

General Manager, The North Star Hotel

Michelle gave an outstanding and informative presentation on Conflict Management to the Society of Information Management (SIM), Philadelphia Chapter. She shared valuable information that all of us can use in both our professional and personal lives, and her presentation style, insight, and wisdom kept our audience entirely engaged. I highly recommend Michelle!

Grace Schuler

President, Schuler Consultants, Inc.

Michelle is a dynamic speaker, engaging the audience. I left the meeting looking forward to monitoring how I handle conflict in my work environment. I hope to implement some of her tools.

Dennis Hanifan

Vice President, Application Systems, Brixmor Property Group

I recently attended a conference where Michelle was a keynote speaker and I found Michelle to be energetic, motivating and full of inspiration. Michelle presents clearly, engagingly, and humorously, providing the audience with practical and beneficial approaches to communicating better. Her message of building relationships and connections to get the very best from your team and yourself truly resonated. I would highly recommend attending any session with Michelle should the opportunity arise.

Laura Eppler

Chief Marketing Officer, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern PA

Michelle recently came in and spoke to our entire HR team here at MSG for a communication/team building session. As a speaker, Michelle was very engaging and extremely knowledgeable about what she was speaking about. The content was relevant to our everyday lives as people-not just at work. This made it easy to connect and be engaged throughout the time we spent together.

Andrew Jones

Generalist, People Practices

The concepts from The 11 Laws of Likability were fresh, practical, and compelling.

Tom Dowd

Associate Director, Lehigh University

Michelle is a dynamic speaker and a researcher with insight into the human interaction side of business and its relationship to the new world of social media.

Evan Bauer

Transformational IT Executive, Architect, and Consultant

Michelle is the most engaging communicator that I have had the privilege to watch present and to speak with. She has the skills of listening to what is being asked or said, analyzing, and being a phenomenal motivator to anyone, whether it be for an individual or for an entire team.

Cassandra Ondich

Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition, VML

Michelle is an energetic and highly engaging speaker! She is great at bringing together very large groups of diverse professionals in a setting that invites candid conversations about communication styles and work habits in a non-threatening manner.

Meg Cline

Vice President for Gift Planning and Trust Services, University of Illinois Foundation

Michelle is a dynamic speaker who has a fantastic sense of humor and great delivery, and she captured the room for an hour and a half. Since seeing her speak, I have checked out her blog and videos. She is a communication expert in every way, and I just wanted to share with others how much she impressed me!

Wendy Bolton

Former Managing Director, JMP Group LLC

When I hire Michelle to teach communications modules in the Rutgers Mini-MBA programs, I love to watch as she engages each and every person in the room. She is always able to adapt the content to the audience. In a recent program, she addressed physical aspects of communications with people transitioning from military to business careers. It was exactly what they needed in order to appropriately express non-verbals in a civilian setting. Needless to say, they were among the many to applaud her style and content. Big fan of Michelle Tillis Lederman!

Margaret O’Donnell

Manager of Military and Veteran Engagement Programs, Rutgers Business School

Michelle was awesome as keynote speaker for our annual Staff Development Day. Engaging, exciting, informative.

Jerry Cutler

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, New School

Michelle is a natural, she quickly engages the crowd, picks up on audience needs and gets powerful messages across in a humble, smart way. I HIGHLY recommend Michelle for any keynote, training or coaching. A true gem. She left us wanting more!

Ilana Tolpin Levitt

Results Oriented Career Counselor, HR Professional

The content and style of Michelle’s presentation was most appropriate and [her] ability to connect with her audience really drove home her messaging. Her bubbly and most pleasing disposition made it so easy to work with her!

Joseph Dolan

Managing Director, BUSH HOTEL

Michelle Lederman is an inspirational writer and speaker. I had the pleasure of attending one of Michelle’s speakings at a Lehigh University Alumni event and was able to absorb more than enough information and energy from her talk to develop a career interest of my own in coaching and mentoring.

Anthony Louis

Associate, Vaco New York

Michelle is amazing! She was a great speaker for my mentorship group. Her assessment of our group, as individuals and as the collective, was insightful, funny and thought-provoking

Ticora V. Jones

Acting Director, Center for Development Research

Michelle is very personable and made sure to connect with each member of the audience on a first name basis. Her suggestions to the group were based on real life examples she had experienced.

Tony Calabrese

Job Search Strategy Coach

Michelle was a fabulous presenter for the Mothers Work initiative provided by Mothers & More. Her message aligned with the content focus of the initiative while adding another set of tools and perspective to the program. I am delighted to recommend Michelle Tillis Lederman as a speaker.

Michelle Aikman

Building a Better Tomorrow, Speaker, STEM & Military Community Advocate

Michelle was engaging and inspiring, and I would definitely recommend her as a speaker for your future event.

Morag Barrett

Author, AMA, CIO.com & Entrepreneur.com

Michelle is professional, knowledgeable and engaging.

Susan Zeidman

Managing Director, Learning and Development

Michelle as a facilitator is dynamic, fun, exciting. It’s easy to listen to her and sort of follow what she’s presenting. She really engages the whole group. At every point she’s drawing people in from around the room.I would recommend this to anybody. Anybody in a business setting could benefit from the skills and tools that were being taught here. I’m in the process of starting a business so this is giving me a lot of information for things to think about as I launch my new business.

Julie Murphy

Senior Consultant

Everyone loved Michelle — I’m getting really good feedback about her talk…and women are responding that they have already implemented her tips.

Jan Dahms

Founder, 6 Figures Women

Michelle immediately lit up the room with her energy and ability to connect and relate with the audience. She’s an outstanding balance of motivation, empathy and professionalism.

Michael Malone

Associate Dean, Columbia Business School

Michelle was energetic and informative. She put humor into her presentation and kept us involved as an audience.

Aida Visakay

CFP, CEO, CEO, AxisPointe, LLC

Michelle brings unmatched energy and expertise to her work. She is an inspired speaker with invaluable insight that translates into practical, actionable steps.

Hilary Gilford

Brand Development, Non-Profit

I saw Michelle as a keynote speaker at the Society for Information Management’s yearly conference. Michelle was engaging, well-spoken and easy to listen to.

Leslee A. Cook

Program Manager Director, Network & Provider Integration

Michelle is a dynamic and engaging speaker who made the session fun, practical, and interactive. She brings a lot of energy to her work and is able to customize the program to her audience. Michelle’s workshop got fantastic reviews from attendees, and I would recommend her wholeheartedly.

Elisabeth Tavarez

Special Assistant to the President, Marist College

I’ve had the good fortune to hear Michelle deliver workshops several times, and I find her to be a compelling and engaging speaker. She relates to her audience and makes her points clearly and persuasively, leaving the audience with actionable takeaways. I look forward to future opportunities to hear her speak!

Karen Rubin

Managing Director, Talking Talent

Michelle is bright, engaging, and professional, eager to know about her audience to carefully craft the training to the skill levels in the room. She asked thoughtful questions, and she provided lots of material, providing the attendees with valuable tools to implement immediately. Michelle stayed well past her presentation time to answer questions, showing investment and passion for her work. The feedback I received from the participants reflected how much they enjoyed Michelle’s warm, engaging, and fun approach to the session. Michelle was expertly able to relate to many personalities and shift gears to keep the material interesting and relevant.

Kara Van Norden

Philanthropist

If you do any public speaking then you will instantly see Michelle as a role model. Her style is warm and engaging, and while fast paced, never rushed. As an audience member, I was plugged-in from the beginning to the end, and certainly could have listened much longer. But it’s not just about style. The subject clearly matters to Michelle, and I immediately gained an appreciation of how important it is to me. I’m already applying some of the techniques she taught us.

David Roden

Director Of Technology, Goodell DeVries Leech & Dann, LLP

Michelle has a wonderfully strong presence and dynamic and motivating presentation style. Her talk generated LOTS of positive feedback from the students. They felt that she understood them and that she offered sound, practical advice and strategies on a topic that can evoke discomfort and anxiety. Her lilting personality made for a most pleasant and comfortable presentation. She does excellent work.

Lynn D’Angelo-Bello

Higher Ed. Professional and Instructional Designer, Lehigh University

Michelle has a gift of grasping the audience’s attention and truly connecting with them. I’m sure people present that evening will continue to remember her throughout the years for the same reasons I have. It was truly a pleasure working with Michelle. I hope you get the opportunity to work with her and experience her talent and her authenticity!

Siovonne Persaud

Vice President - Global Finance Operations, Natixis

Michelle is an interesting, engaging and thought-provoking speaker, and we have invited her to multiple events for our organization. We are a group of senior IT leaders, and it is great to find a topic and a speaker that connects with our most senior people as well as our aspiring future leaders.

Steve Hufford

Chief Executive, Society for Information Management

Michelle was a dynamic, knowledgeable and captivating speaker. She is wonderful to work with and while around her, you just can’t help but smile.

Nina DiFrancisco

VP of Business Development, Premier Event Management

Michelle’s comfortable, engaging style combined with her warmth and grace, make her an outstanding coach and teacher. She is a natural for sharing lessons on learning to network and relationship networking. She inspires those who are shy about taking the first steps to networking.

Cindy Moser

Membership Coordinator, Pathstones by Phoebe

Michelle was wonderful to work with and delivered results in a short space of time. Finding the right balance between easy to get on with and challenging made our conversations enjoyable and effective. She has helped me to see the world and people around me differently, enabling me to network more effectively and take control of my career.

Matt Kinnaird

Global Category Leader of Enterprise Facility Services, Johnson & Johnson

Michelle brings an authenticity and passion to every interaction, whether coaching, public speaking or being the guiding hand on a project. Michelle has helped me to see a path to the doors of opportunities and possibilities that seemed far from my reach. She helped me to realize just how reachable they are.

Allan Goldberg

Global Head of Talent, Gartner

Wow! I was blown away by Michelle’s energy, enthusiasm, and passion as she delivered her message. If you are looking for an expert when it comes to networking, interviewing, and practical workplace training, look no further. I highly recommend Michelle for any of your workshop, leadership, or training needs. She is dynamite!

Natasha Adamoy

President, Adamoy & Associates

Michelle is a true force to be reckoned with; her energy, passion and intelligence shine through in her programs. She is a confident facilitator who consistently engages her audience and clearly practices what she preaches. I have found her insights to be spot on and would highly recommend this program to any manager or leader that is looking to expand their reach.

Abby Katoni

Director of HR, G&W Laboratories

From the moment she stepped on stage, she was engaging and charming. She translated her knowledge of personality types into leadership skills that can be used to connect with others and navigate difficult situations. She used humor and everyday situations to demonstrate her points. Fantastic!

Risa Fogel

Global Head IT Strategy and Planning, Bayer

A powerhouse of a presenter who is as approachable as she is knowledgeable, Michelle makes a memorable dent in her audience drawing people in, peaking their curiosity, and advancing their skills and self-awareness. Hours feel like minutes and the takeaways keep on giving. An uber professional, I would hire, recommend, and take a workshop from Ms. Lederman in a New York nano-second.

Robin Diller Torres

Assistant Dean of Student Engagement and Leadership, Marist College

What a powerhouse Michelle is. From the point I walked into the room and shook hands with her until I left I couldn’t stop listening. I appreciated her wit and humor, it was like listening to a friend. I highly recommend her if you are looking to inject energy and purpose into your organization!

Rupa Kale

Owner, Bottle & Bottega

I truly enjoyed meeting Michelle and loved the interactive nature of her presentation. I have several takeaways from the presentation. I cannot wait to give my daughter the book she signed for her!

Robyn Seabrease

Human Resources Director, Gordon Feinblatt

Michelle has a knack for presenting complex information in an easily digestible way. I learned a great deal about my behavior and how it contributes to how I am perceived, as well as how to relate to persons with different operating styles. This was one of the best workshops I’ve ever attended. I recommend this workshop to anyone who is interested in upgrading their personal brand. My coworkers and I couldn’t stop talking about how much we enjoyed the workshop.

Alberto Dominguez

Personnel Officer, Global Ministries

Michelle handled a demanding audience of CEO’s, CIO’s, and Fund Managers with energy, humor, professionalism, and spontaneity… The talk was absolutely great!

Frank Fanzilli

Former Managing Director & Global Chief Information Officer, Credit Suisse

Michelle is a dynamic speaker who is not only a subject matter expert in her field, but also who presents to a roomful of strangers as though she’s talking to a group of friends, while maintaining her professionalism.

Amy Bell

IT Solutions Manager, Crum & Forster

Michelle is exciting. I want to be Michelle. Just so much energy and really positive.Right off the bat, the authenticity piece and the self image. The two together because it says, “I can start from a place of strength and then work at how to develop relationships with others.” But starting from a place of strength, what does authenticity mean to me? What feels good to me? That’s a wonderful place to start.

Martisha Dwyer

Reverend, Trauma Chaplain

I walked out of Michelle’s class a much more self aware, observant and confident communicator. She approaches the subject with great energy and experience.

Stephen Wright

Managing Director, Risk at Neuberger Berman

Michelle is an outstanding teacher and coach who provides ongoing one-on-one coaching services to faculty and PhD students including class observation, advice, and counsel in the areas of pre-term planning, within-term problem management and opportunity development, and classroom presence coaching. She has always received outstanding feedback and I enthusiastically recommend her.

Ian Stewart

Director of Faculty Development, NYU Stern School of Business

I appreciate the time Michelle spent with us providing expert guidance on managing for excellence. Michelle’s programs were eye opening, and the information [she] presented was received with an extreme positive impact; it was a most memorable experience.

Mark Klein

NYCDEP

I was thrilled to participate in a webinar given by Michelle about Networking for Women. The most important takeaway for me personally was her eloquent explanation and underscore of the difference between the old limited model of business networking vs. the more energetically aligned relationship networking. Great presentation.

Rachael Hubbard

Information Technology Professional

Hire Michelle Lederman if you want customized, personalized, interactive sessions delivered with energy, knowledge and passion.

Yuval Berger

Director of Trading, Hapoalim Securities

I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about the session, including several “oh my gosh, THAT’S WHY we don’t get along/can’t get anything done” types of comments. For my part, I can say unequivocally that it was everything I’d hoped for and much more. It felt like the right mix of listening and activities, and there was a ton of good content and instruction.

Rozlyn Rader

Controller, Signature Theater

Michelle was awesome! I learned more and took away more from Michelle in a half day than I did in any other class.

Rosemary Rizzo

Scheduling Manager, Whitlock Packaging Corporation

Michelle is an energetic and inspiring teacher. Her inspiring stories really make the class fun, interesting and a pleasure to attend.

Victor Cymbal

Department of Environmental Protection

I met Michelle at a professional conference where she presented a piece on public speaking and professional communication. I found her to not only be knowledgeable and articulate, but very approachable. Her passion for her craft shines through, and her genuine interest in the success of others is undeniable. When I think of professional communication, I think of Michelle Tillis Lederman. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to polish their communication skills and professional image.

Brandi Martindale

Underwriting and Client Account Management, Cardinal Services, Inc.

I had the pleasure to hear Ms. Tillis Lederman speak at the 2018 International Toastmasters Convention in Chicago in August. Her speech was entitled “Influencing People.” She gave the toastmaster audience (compiled of professional public speakers and leadership/communication enthusiasts from 111 different countries) a wonderful hour-long speech after which she received a standing ovation. Her message was clear yet thought-provoking. I’ve been thinking about the “have to/should do” and “asking the right way” portions of her speech since having heard it. She is approachable and passionate about improving others’ lives and would be an asset to any company that is considering having her speak.

Deborah Thomson

DVM