Named by Forbes as One of the 25 Professional Networking Experts, Michelle Tillis Lederman helps corporations battle the $500 billion lost to employee disengagement by teaching her relationship-driven leadership strategies which increases retention of top talent and creates an engaged and loyal workforce which has a substantial positive impact on productivity, revenue, and profits.

Michelle Tillis Lederman

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Michelle Tillis Lederman is a people expert who inspires organizations and individuals to build real relationships and get real results. Having worked with organizations large and small, she’s identified the common struggle… it’s people challenges.

Michelle began her journey to training and speaking when she became disheartened by the lack of leadership and communication she experienced in corporate America. She is a recovering CPA who spent over a decade in finance. Michelle’s shift began when she wanted to teach hedge fund advisers how to convince her to invest. Michelle realized she was a teacher at heart, and began designing her own ideal career. It was this change that led her to found Executive Essentials a training company that provides communications and leadership programs, as well as executive coaching services, to enable others to excel professionally.

 Michelle is an accomplished speaker, trainer, coach, and author of four books including The 11 Laws of Likability, Heroes Get Hired and Nail The Interview – Land The Job, and the soon to be released The Connectors Club. Named by Forbes as one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch and also a former NYU professor, financial executive, and recovering CPA. She teaches from experience and shares what she learned during her extensive career. Michelle’s clients range from government to academia to non-profit to Fortune 500 companies including; Madison Square Garden, Citi, Johnson & Johnson, Ernst & Young, Deutsche Bank, Michigan State University, Columbia Business School, Target, Sony, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, and The Museum of Modern Art.

Michelle received her BS from Lehigh University, her MBA from Columbia Business School, and her coaching certification from the Institute for Professional Empowerment Coaching and the International Coaching Federation.

Michelle lives in New Jersey with her husband, two sons, and two rescued dogs.

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Culture, Executive Presence, Female Leadership, Influence, Leadership

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