Meridith Elliott Powell Speaker

Meridith Elliott Powell

Business Keynote Speaker and Business Growth Expert

Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts, Top 100 Sales Influencers, 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.

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About Meridith Elliott Powell

Meridith worked her way up from entry-level to earn her position in the C-Suite. She is a Master Certified Business Growth Strategist, A Certified Executive Coach and Certified Speaking Professional, a designation held by less than twelve percent of professional speakers.  In addition, Meridith is an invitation-only author for the prestigious LinkedIn Learning with more than 600,000 people 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 for 2021, 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.

Meridith Elliott Powell's 2022 talks & topics

Uncertainty Redefined: Thrive: Turning Uncertainty To Competitive Advantage

PROGRAM DELIVERY: Live Presentation/Virtual Keynote/Live Streaming/Webinar

Competitive, challenging and constantly changing – that is today’s marketplace! To grow and compete you need a new perspective and a new approach to sales, marketing and business growth. In this high-energy, power-packed session, Motivational Speaker Meridith Elliott Powell shares the innovative strategies you need to redefine disruption, put you in the driver’s seat, and turn uncertainty to your competitive advantage.

Based on research from her newest book, “Thrive: Turning Uncertainty to Competitive Advantage“, where Meridith studied nine companies (who started in the late 1700s to early 1800s) that are still thriving in business today. Businesses that have survived World Wars, Economic Depression, and yes, even a Pandemic. Her research revealed a powerful methodology for what it takes to navigate change at this level, to find opportunity in crisis, and how to inspire your members to move from reacting to change to driving it.

In this program, Meridith walks you through the steps you need to strategically move forward, proactively prepare for disruptions, standout from the competition, and dominate your marketplace. You’ll leave this session with a personal strategy that ensures you have what you need to stay razor-like focused, highly flexible and ready to turn uncertainty to your competitive advantage.

This keynote has it all – energy, engagement and an innovative, empowering message.

Key Takeaways:

  • Meridith’s research based 9-STEP formula for Thriving in Uncertainty ™
    Proven techniques for predicting the changes coming in the marketplace.
  • Powerful strategies that ensure longevity and success in highly volatile times.
  • Secrets to making the RIGHT and critical decisions that move your organization forward.
  • Personal plan of action to turn uncertainty to competitive advantage.

Leadership Redefined: Ownership, Engagement, Results!

PROGRAM DELIVERY: Live Presentation/Virtual Keynote/Live Streaming/Webinar

Employee engagement trumps customer engagement – every single time! The relationship you build with our team members and associates is more important, will impact growth, more than the relationship you build with your customers.

There is so little you can control, and the one thing you need to succeed – a strong team – is getting harder and harder to create. It’s time for a new approach, a new perspective and a new set of strategies to redefine how you lead.

In this highly shifting, constantly changing economic times the organization with the best talent is the team guaranteed to masterfully navigate change, exceed customer expectations, and leave the competition in the dust.

The fastest path to profitability and business growth is through the quality of and the engagement level of your team. In this session, Business Growth Strategist, Meridith Elliott Powell, shares the leadership development strategies you need to hire top talent in the most challenging times, build culture in a virtual world, and create loyalty and longevity in a world where turnover is the norm.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn why engaging today’s employees is different, and gain the leadership development strategies to understand what employees want, and how to easily, and effectively, deliver time and time again.
  • Proven strategies to get the best and the brightest to beat a path to your door even in the toughest environments.
  • Innovative strategies to creating culture in a virtual world, and the secrets to getting employees to want to come back to the office.
  • Powerful tactics to build a team that is as passionate and committed as you are about the growth of your business.
  • The secrets to turning uncertainty of your market, team, customers and sales into your greatest competitive advantage.

Sales Redefined: Strategies To Succeed No Matter What This Marketplace Does

PROGRAM DELIVERY: Live Presentation/Virtual Keynote/Live Streaming/Webinar

You followed all the rules. You’ve read all the books. You’ve implemented all the strategies. And still growing your branch, building your practice is a constant challenge. A challenge to get above the white noise. A challenge to stand out from the competition. A challenge to get to the decision maker. And a challenge to get the deal to close.

Why?

Because sales has gone through a major disruption. If you’re still using traditional techniques, then you’re making sales so much harder than it has to be. To succeed, you need to evolve.

You need to transform how you attract clients – build your reputation – engage with the marketplace – and get results.Join us for this high energy, highly interactive and high-powered keynote where business growth strategist and keynote speaker Meridith Elliott Powell shares the innovative techniques you need to dominate your market and leave your competition in the dust.

Key Takeaways:

  • Deep understanding of how your marketplace has changed – the shifts in the marketplace, alignment of sales and marketing, client buying behavior, and competitive landscape.
  • Innovative techniques that get the doors to open and put you in front of decision makers.
  • Powerful ideas you need to shorten that sales cycle and increase your close ratio.
  • Cutting-edge strategies to build your reputation and credibility with clients.
  • Proven strategies to prominently position you in the marketplace making it easier for clients to choose you over the competition.
  • Your personal strategy to Dominate, Differentiate, Deliver.

Defy: Strategies To Succeed No Matter What This Economy Does

PROGRAM DELIVERY: Live Presentation/Virtual Keynote/Live Streaming/Webinar

In this program, you will learn the business growth strategies you need to dominate your market. Build a team that thrives in change. Design a strategy that gets results. Get above the white noise. And leave the competition in the dust.

Defy marketplace gravity and you leave your competition in the dust! In this session, Motivational Speaker, Meridith Elliott Powell, shares the leadership development and sales strategies you need to navigate change and succeed no matter what this economy does.

Key Takeaways:

  • The business growth strategies you need to dominate your market.
  • Learn how to build a team that thrives in change.
  • Discover the principles to designing a strategy that gets results.
  • Find out how to get above the white noise.
  • And, leave the competition in the dust!

Succession Planning Redefined: Who Comes Next? Leadership Succession Made Easy

PROGRAM DELIVERY: Live Presentation/Virtual Keynote/Live Streaming/Webinar

In today’s marketplace your competitive advantage comes down to the level of talent you attract, retain and develop – period!  To compete you need to build your leadership bench. Invest in attracting top talent. And develop a culture of succession, a deep pool of talent that ensures the viability and sustainability of your organization. One that is committed to getting results.

With more than 75-million baby-boomers reaching retirement age, finding and retaining talent is going to be tough. You need to be prepared. You need answers to the important questions: Who will take their place? Who will lead our organization? Who comes next?

In this innovative, high-energy workshop, Meridith Elliott Powell shares the proven strategies you need to build your leadership bench, and design a succession plan that ensures the long-term growth of your organization. She’ll share what it takes to build a strong talent pipeline, develop your future leaders, and create a succession plan that gives you clear competitive advantage.

Best of all, she’ll break it down, she’ll make it easy, and you will leave with a clear plan of action that you can easily execute.

Key Takeaways:

  • Proven methodology for building your leadership bench.
  • Powerful techniques to build long, loyal and highly engaged leaders.
  • Secrets to aligning your succession plan to your strategic objectives.
  • Innovative strategies to get you out of the “urgent” phase, and into a culture of continuous leadership development.
  • A customized succession plan ready for immediate implementation.

Success Redefined: Confidence, Hustle, Drive

PROGRAM DELIVERY: Live Presentation/Virtual Keynote/Live Streaming/Webinar

Confidence, Hustle, Drive – what do those words have in common? They are the essence of the most successful among us. Traits gained when you have the depth and fortitude to do whatever it takes.

Imagine having the power to push through any obstacle. The resilience to overcome any crisis. And the creativity and endurance to thrive in the face of adversity.

To emerge successful from struggle demands you turn excuses into solutions, and you have the courage to “go for it” and fly with “no-net. Struggle is the best teacher. Better than any leader, coach or mentor. But only when you embrace it. Understand the powerful lessons in it. And you’re willing to commit to go the distance.

Join us for this power-packed session, where keynote speaker Meridith Elliott Powell, will walk you through the ground-breaking research on how struggle transforms leaders, organizations and lives.

No walking on coals, no breaking boards, just the proven strategies you need to find the path forward and turn struggle to success.

Key Takeaways:

  • Powerful statistics of how struggle expands learning and creates opportunity.
  • Secrets to building a confident mindset that fuels curiosity and discovery.
  • 5 proven strategies for building resilience.
  • Innovative techniques for using struggle to drive success.
  • Your personal plan of action for overcoming struggle to ensure you find the path forward.

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