Member Since 2020
Author, The Connector's Advantage
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
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An exceptional leader is defined both by the accomplishments of their organization and their personal characteristics that contribute directly to that success.
Taking the time to understand client needs can guide efforts to reconnect and maintain connections with customers.
Prioritizing the development of leadership skills helps build organizations that can last long term.
Minor workplace disagreements left unchecked have the potential to quickly become completely unmanageable.
In order to maintain credibility in the face of obstacles, leaders must learn to embrace honesty and vulnerability.
Actively meeting the needs of employees can inspire respect for leaders while also having a direct impact on the business's bottom line.
The wide adoption of technology for communication is proving that there is a considerable need for virtual networking tools.
When even small decisions can have a big impact on your business, removing bias is a critical step in the decision-making process.
Establishing and maintaining a robust network of authentic connections is the key to finding new opportunities.
Business challenges can be difficult to face, but they can also provide an incredible learning experience for company leaders.
A company's core values are the most important part of its culture and ethos. As a leader, it's your job to enforce and live those values every day.
Actively connecting with disengaged customers could make all the difference in encouraging repeat business.
Strong leaders project confidence, so it's important to have strategies for building it within yourself.
Instead of reacting to changes in your industry as they’re happening, take a proactive approach to prepare for problems before they arise.
Breaking down a goal into manageable steps can help reduce pressure and increase productivity.
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.
Michelle is also the CEO of Executive Essentials (EE). The goal of EE 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.