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Get Ready to Be Inspired


Named a Top Speaker to See by "The Huffington Post"

I am a seasoned public speaker, engaging and authentic on stage. My content includes inspiring stories, leadership lessons and practical takeaways based on 20-plus years of experience in both the entrepreneurial and corporate worlds.

Most Requested Presentations

Leading Through the Turn

This is an inspiring leadership-focused presentation designed to equip and empower leaders at all levels. Throughout this talk, I share practical lessons from my book, Leading Through the Turn (McGraw Hill 2017), and incorporate a compelling destination/journey message that encourages leaders to "make the journey matter."
Primary leadership lessons shared in this presentation include:
  • Deal with uncertainty
  • Navigate detours to find opportunity
  • Become an empowering leader
  • Enjoy the ride (work/life balance)

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Leading Through Change: Navigating Uncertainty in a High Velocity World

This presentation is ideal for audiences facing significant change in their business or industry. I share practical leadership strategies for driving change, stories from my own experiences leading through significant change, and neuroscience-based principles for gaining buy-in and support from others.
Key points covered in this presentation include:
  • Five questions to help you think through change
  • Tips for navigating internal and external challenges
  • Techniques for increasing your leadership agility
  • Cognitive strategies for thinking clearly, managing emotions and gaining buy-in

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Think, Act, Lead: The Science Behind High-Performance Leadership

This presentation shares powerful neuroscience principles that enable attendees to put the science behind the brain to work for them. I provide practical leadership strategies and techniques to help attendees learn to shift perspective, optimize thinking and change behavior to achieve better results.
Practical strategies shared in this presentation:
  • Focus for impact: How increased focus drives greater results
  • Say less, ask more: The lead-by-questioning style of leadership
  • Possible in the world, possible for me: How a mindset shift impacts team performance
  • Stay cool under pressure: Managing your emotions in the moment
  • Ah-ha! How to encourage new ideas

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Speaking Experience

Depth and breadth of experience


Retail, finance, startups, professional services, energy, tech, food, higher ed, marketing and communications

Audience size

Ranging from 15 to 5,000


Young professionals, mid-level managers, top executives


Dozens of cities across the U.S. and internationally including London, Paris, Milan, Helsinki, Dublin, Budapest, Bratislava, Shanghai, Beijing, New Delhi and Mumbai

Remote Presentations

GoToMeeting/Webinar, Zoom, Google + and Blackboard

Elise Mitchell's Bio

Elise is a three-time CEO, leadership strategist, business consultant and executive coach. She is the founder and chairman of Mitchell Communications Group, one of the top 10 fastest-growing public relations firms globally and a two-time Inc. 500/5000 fastest growing company.
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