Michelle Tillis Lederman

Member Since 2020

Michelle Tillis Lederman

Author, The Connector's Advantage and The 11 Laws of Likability

Executive Essentials LLC

New York City Area

Michelle Tillis Lederman, CSP, SCC, MBA Michelle Tillis Lederman, CSP is known for her energetic, engaging, and authentic presentations. An expert on workplace communications and relationships, Michelle's mission is to help people work better together and advance their individual impact. She is an accomplished speaker, trainer, coach, and author of four books including The Connectors Advantage and the internationally recognized, The 11 Laws of Likability. Michelle, named one of Forbes Top 25 Networking Experts, is a connection creator and CEO of Executive Essentials, which provides customized communications and leadership programs for fortune 500, non-profit, university and government clients. Her clients include JPMorgan, J&J, Deutsche Bank, Michigan State University, MetLife, Sony, Ernst & Young, the Department of Environmental Protection, and Madison Square Garden. Passionate about education, Michelle served as an Adjunct Professor at NYU, on the faculty of the American Management Association, Lehigh Executive Education, and Rutgers Executive Education. A former finance executive and NYU Professor, Michelle is a regular in the media appearing on CBS, NBC, Fox, NPR, CNBC, the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, Working Mother, US News & World Report, MSNBC, Forbes and USA Today among many others. Michelle spent a decade in finance with positions in audit, M&A, financial consulting, VC, and hedge fund investing. She received her BS from Lehigh University, her MBA from Columbia Business School, holds the PCC designation from the International Coaching Federation, and is certified in Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Centered Coaching method. Executive Essentials is a certified Women Business Enterprise. To learn more about Michelle, visit: Websites: www.michelletillislederman.com/, www.executiveessentials.org/ YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/MichelleLederman Twitter: twitter.com/mtlederman Facebook: facebook.com/MichelleTillisLederman LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/communicationexpertspeaker Instagram: www.instagram.com/mtlederman/ Speaker Video: https://michelletillislederman.com/resources-page/#videos Talk Titles: Connected Leadership: Creating and Retaining an Engaged Team You The Brand: Determine and Drive How Others See You Boost Your Likability, Boost Your Influence Relationship Networking: Building Personal Connections for Professional Results Get Known, Get Connected, Get Ahead How To Get What You Want: Influencing Others into Action


  • Training & Development
  • Communication Skills
  • Team Leadership


April 2nd, 2021

Seven Ways to Proactively Solve Business Problems

Instead of reacting to changes in your industry as they’re happening, take a proactive approach to prepare for problems before they arise.

March 23rd, 2021

14 Ways to Go All-In on a Seemingly Overwhelming Goal

Perseverance is one of the most important traits for a business leader to possess. Even in hard times or when others might give up, a leader must remain committed to their organization and its vision, and take the steps necessary to achieve it.

February 19th, 2021

Want to Have More 'Breakthrough' Conversations in Your Business? 11 Key Strategies for Success

If you want your business and your team to keep growing and evolving, you need to have breakthrough conversations that get you to the next level.


Executive Essentials LLC

The goal of Executive Essentials is to equip people with the knowledge and tools to communicate and lead with confidence, clarity, and connection. We teach all the soft skills, that are really hard including; communications, leadership and workplace productivity topics through coaching, training or custom hybrid programs. Founded in 2004, today Executive Essentials is a team of experienced coaches and trainers with that same mission. We understand that people learn differently and create custom live, virtual, and hybrid training and coaching programs to reach all learning styles. Every course we offer is: CUSTOMIZED: Designed specifically with your organization’s needs in mind. INCLUSIVE: Considers the diversity of people and situations in the room. EMPOWERING: Results in increased confidence and willingness to implement the learned skills. INTERACTIVE: Delivered with high energy, engaging all learning styles.


  • Communications
  • Interviewing
  • Team Building