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Motivational Keynote Speaker: 
Fostering Leadership 


Named a top speaker to see by Huff Post, Elise Mitchell is a Nashville-based motivational keynote speaker on leadership and leading through change with 20-plus years of experience in both the entrepreneurial and corporate worlds. Her engaging in-person and virtual presentations include inspiring stories, leadership lessons and practical takeaways based on her successful career as the founder and CEO of Mitchell Communications Group, one of the top 10 fastest-growing public relations firms globally. 


Elise also brings leadership perspectives learned from executive education experiences at Harvard Business School, Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and The Aspen Institute. She is accredited by the National Association of Corporate Directors, the International Coaching Federation, and the NeuroLeadership Institute. 


Inspirational Presentations


Leading Through Change: Strategies for Navigating Complexity


In complex times like these, leaders must help their organizations navigate the unpredictable to thrive in the unknown. This presentation offers practical strategies for leading change initiatives large and small. Highlights include:

  • Critical insights for overcoming resistance to change
  • Getting greater buy-in and support for your change initiatives

  • Specific ways you can inspire your team to go on the journey of change


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The Centered Leader: Finding the Grit Not to Quit


Now more than ever before, leaders must find a sense of inner toughness to lead at their best.This presentation focuses on how you can become someone who has endurance, self-awareness, and can move forward despite the headwinds you face. Highlights include:

  • What it means to be a centered leader

  • Increasing focus and taking control of what you think 

  • Practical strategies for dealing with stress and burnout


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Leveling Up Your Leadership


Leading a team requires a well-rounded approach and a diverse set of skills. Browse popular keynote presentations that will help you lead effectively in today’s ever-changing business environment. All presentations feature practical strategies that can be implemented today.  Presentations include:

  • Leading Through the Turn: How to Lead at Your Best

  • The ‘It’ Factor: What Will Get You Further Faster

  • The Strategic Thinker’s Playbook: Turning Chaos Into Clarity


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Keynote Speaking Experience


  • Retail

  • Finance

  • Healthcare

  • Professional services

  • Government

  • Energy

  • Tech


  • Food

  • Higher ed

  • Start-ups 

  • Small/mid-size businesses

  • Associations

  • Marketing and communications

Audience Size

Typical keynote audiences range from 200 - 2,000


Target Audience

My content is best suited for mid- to senior-level leaders, C-suite executives, owners and entrepreneurs.



I am centrally located in Nashville, Tennessee. I'm fully vaccinated/boosted and am comfortable traveling anywhere in the U.S. and abroad. I have spoken in 13 countries around the world.

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Virtual Keynote Speaker

I am comfortable using a wide variety of virtual presentation platforms. I have extensive experience with Zoom, Teams, GoToMeeting, Webinar Jam and On24.

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