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 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.
Financial Services, Leadership, Management, Women in Business
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)
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)
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!
Ilana Tolpin Levitt Director of Employee Development and Organizational Effectiveness (The New School)
What do people say about you when you leave the room? Is it what you want them to say? How you show up in the room, get listened to and are known amongst your colleagues and clients are all critical components of your future success.
In this workshop Michelle Tillis Lederman, CEO and Founder of Executive Essentials, will discuss how to determine you brand attributes, demonstrate the nuances of body language on your professional presence, and discuss how to strengthen the lasting impressions you make on your network, expanding upon lessons from her book The 11 Laws of Likability.
What You Will Learn:
What do you want? How likely are you to make it happen in the time frame you want? The truth is we often need the actions of others to accomplish our goals. The best way to get what you want is to figure out why someone else wants you to have it.
In this interactive talk, Michelle Tillis Lederman, author of The 11 Laws of Likability and The Connectors Club will reveal the three reasons people take action and how to increase your aptitude of each technique.
Your ability to create meaningful and lasting relationships directly impacts your success from hiring, to being a trustworthy leader, to shaping the organizational culture. Growing a larger network with stronger relationships increases your value, influence and impact.
Discover how you can become a leader who attracts and engages an eager, committed team. Expand your role, build loyalty, and close deals on relationships not price. And when opportunities arise, be first in mind and someone they want to say ‘yes’ to!
What You Will Learn: