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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.

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Most Requested Presentations

Leading Through the Turn: Destination Leadership With a Journey Mindset

We all need a clear destination and a drive to get there. But that's not enough. The most successful leaders have learned to make the journey matter. 

Drawing upon stories from my best-selling book "Leading Through the Turn" (McGraw-Hill), this inspiring presentation equips leaders at all levels to become destination leaders with a journey mindset who can:
• Navigate the detours of leadership 
• Embrace uncertainty with confidence
• Gain buy-in and support from others
• Manage their thoughts and emotions more effectively in their daily leadership
• Enjoy the ride and find greater fulfillment in work and life.

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Leading Through Change: Navigating Uncertainty in a High Velocity World

Just like that, the world is a different place. At every turn, you're facing new challenges that require new solutions. In complex times like these, leaders must help their organizations navigate significant change to thrive in a new normal. 

This very timely presentation equips participants to lead through change. Highlights include:
• Critical insights for overcoming resistance to change
• Four keys to unlocking the minds and hearts of teams so they are open to (and even excited about) change
• Strategies for inspiring others to adapt to new ways of thinking and behaving
• An eight-step process for navigating change
• Strategies to jump-start change planning and create a change road map.

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The "It" Factor: What Will Get You Further Faster

Why do some leaders succeed while others don't? The most accomplished leaders have figured out what it takes to put their careers on a long-term upward trajectory. No doubt they have mastered the technical skills of their profession. But they've also acquired something quite special – the "it" factor.

While it might seem like something you have to be born with, the "it" factor is actually a set of skills you can learn and hone over time. These skills are game-changers. They are often the hardest ones to master, but they will help you go further faster in your career.

This presentation takes a closer look at the key components of the "it" factor, and how to master skills in these crucial areas.

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Speaking Experience

Depth and breadth of experience


Retail, finance, professional services, government, energy, tech, food, higher ed, start-ups and small/mid-size businesses, associations, marketing and communications

Audience size

Ranging from 15 to 5,000

Target audience

Mid- and senior-level leaders, C-suite executives, owners/entrepreneurs.


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

Virtual presentations

I work comfortably on a wide variety of virtual presentation platforms including Zoom, GoToMeeting/Webinar, WebinarJam, ON24, Skype.

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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