Leadership Development, Sales & Business Growth Strategies Expert
Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts, Top 100 Sales Influencers by LinkedIn, and Top 41 Motivational Speakers. Meridith Elliott Powell is an award-winning author, keynote speaker and business strategist. With a background in corporate leadership and sales, her career expands over several industries including banking, healthcare and finance.
Master Certified Business Growth Strategist
Meridith worked her way up from entry-level to earn her position in the C-Suite. She is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Vice-Chair of the National Speakers Association, A Master Certified Business Growth Strategist, A Certified Executive Coach and Certified Speaking Professional. In addition, Meridith is an invitation-only author for LinkedIn with more than 600,000 learners taking her courses around the world.
With a passion for helping her clients learn the strategies they need to turn uncertainty to competitive advantage. Meridith has a cutting-edge message, rooted in real-life examples and real-world knowledge. She is the author of nine books, including THRIVE: Turning Uncertainty to Competitive Advantage named Top Sales Book, and Who Comes Next? Leadership Succession Planning Made Easy, written with Dr. Mary Kelly. Who Comes Next? solves one of the biggest challenges in business today – building your leadership bench. Both books have won the top honors for the Benjamin Franklin Independent Books Sellers Award. One of the highest honors for business books.
Meridith is regularly featured in publications such as Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., Investment News, and American Banker among others. High energy and highly interactive, she helps leaders and business owners learn the new rules of success today, and the strategies they need to Thrive in Uncertainty. You can find her inspiring message and strategies on both of her podcasts: Sales Logic – the logical” approach to selling successfully in challenging times, and THRIVE – where Meridith interviews leaders, sales professionals and business owners who have transformed their organizations to turn uncertainty to opportunity.
In her highly engaging keynote-speaking sessions, Meridith shares how you can think, feel and most importantly react to uncertainty, and the power of what you can do to start to control change rather than have change control you. Meridith shows her audiences how to attract more business, retain top talent, and leap into position to win in a constantly shifting marketplace. Meridith always deliver practical solutions to businesses toughest challenges. No walking on coals, no breaking boards, just real-life strategies you can put into place first thing Monday morning.
When not coaching or keynoting, Meridith can be found on her favorite hiking trail, riding her mountain bike, or endlessly chasing little white golf balls on courses round the country. This keynote has it all – the secrets to build and execute a go to market strategy that helps you read the market right, flex and shift, and keep your strategy one step ahead of the competition.
Sales Leadership Redefined: Innovate, Navigate, Drive Profitable Growth
Today’s sales leader needs to have it all – an ability to develop top talent, a pulse on the changing marketplace, and a strategy to stay one step ahead of a softening economy, massive uncertainty and an unpredictable supply chain. Face it – EVERYTHING about today’s marketplace is changing. Wouldn’t it make sense your approach to growth and leadership need to change with it? Join Meridith Elliott Powell for a powerful and innovative new keynote, based on her award-winning book – 30 Days To Sales Success, designed to help leaders innovate, navigate and drive profitable growth.
The Confidence Plan: Step Out Boldly – Find Your Voice – Own Your Seat At The Table
Today’s world moves quickly. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the constant pressure to keep up, or unsure of how to take the risks you need to move forward. You wonder how others do it, why they seem self-assured, secured enough to share their ideas, ask for what they want, and pave their own path. How they developed their deep sense of inner knowing that regardless of external circumstances they have what it takes to always come out on top. That inner knowledge is confidence! And the good news is confidence is a skill that can be learned. More importantly it is one that needs to be consistently developed. When you have that level of belief in yourself, you can step boldly into any challenge, find your voice in every conversation, and always own your seat at the table. You can trust that your skills, your abilities will move forward so your control change rather than allowing change to control you. Whether you see yourself as confident, or you feel you have some progress to make in that area of your life, The Confidence Plan takes you on the journey to heightened self-confidence. Through innovative research, tools, techniques and powerful stories The Confidence Plan helps you understand the impact confidence can have on your life, your career, those you care about, and the growth of your organization. It’s that powerful! Join Business Growth Strategist and Award-Winning Author, Meridith Elliott Powell in this high powered keynote where she reveals the research, the stories and most importantly the methodology. This keynote has it all – energy, engagement, and a personal plan of action for every attendee.
Have never seen a presenter go so above and beyond, your energy is amazing and your techniques work. How she got 1200 people up, active and engaged was incredible!
- Dan Allison, CEO | Vitalize Consulting