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Michelle Tillis Lederman

Named one of Forbes' Top 25 Networking Experts


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 Connector’s Advantage, The 11 Laws of Likability, Heroes Get Hired and Nail The Interview – Land The Job.

Named by Forbes as one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts and one of the Top 30 Communications Professionals by Global Gurus, she is also a former NYU professor, financial executive, and recovering CPA. She teaches from experience and shares what she’s 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 PCC accreditation from the International Coaching Federation. She is certified in the Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching method.

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As a Connection Creator, Michelle's programs tackle the concept of connection in different ways. Explore her different topics to find out how Michelle can best help you.

Keynote Speaker Programs:

  • Intentional Connection in a Hybrid World: Staying Present While Remote
  • Connected Leadership
  • Boost Your Influence
  • How To Get What You Want

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