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Meridith Powell, Speaker

Meridith Elliott Powell

    • Business Growth Expert
    • Certified Virtual Presenter
    • Internationally certified coach, consultant, speaker and author
    • Gold master certified in Strategic Planning by the Haines Centre
Full Bio
In-Person Fee Range:

$10,000 - $15,000

Virtual Fees: Please Inquire
Travels From

North Carolina

Virtual Events

Virtual Events

Meridith Powell - How to Lead in Changing Times

Meridith Powell - How to Lead in Changing Times

Meridith Powell - How to Get Employees to Engage

Meridith Powell - How to Get Employees to Engage

Meridith Powell - Increase Profits, Grow Your Business

Meridith Powell - Increase Profits, Grow Your Business

Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to watch by Currency Fair, a Top Sales Experts To Follow by LinkedIn, and one of the 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. Meridith worked her way up from entry-level to earn her position in the C-Suite. She is a Master Certified Strategist, 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 LinkedIn, having published more than six courses on their prestigious education networks.

She has a cutting-edge message, rooted in real-life examples and real-world knowledge. She is the author of five books, including Winning In The Trust & Value Economy (a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards) “Own It: Redefining Responsibility – Stories of Power, Freedom & Purpose (named Top 50 Sales Book for 2018) about how to build cultures the inspire ownership at every level to create profits at every turn. And her latest “Cut Through The Excuses – Send Sales Through The Roof” written with Connie Podesta, this book is the ultimate guide to selling successfully in the age of uncertainty.

Meridith is regularly featured in publications such as Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., Investment News, and American Banker among others. High energy and highly interactive, Meridith’s helps leaders and business owners learn the new rules of success today, and the strategies they need to Thrive In Uncertainty.

In her highly engaging keynote-speaking sessions, Meridith shows her audiences how to attract more business, retain top talent, and leap into position to win in this new economy. No walking on coals, no breaking boards, just real-life strategies you can put into place first thing Monday morning.

For more information on booking Meridith Powell, please contact Executie Speakers Bureau at 901.754.9404.

VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS THAT DELIVER!

Emerge Successful:
7 Strategies to Redesign, Rebuild, Relaunch Your Business
Who would have thought a virus could so drastically impact our marketplace. Social distancing has become the norm, businesses are shutting down, and it has us all wondering when and if things will ever return to normal.

As business owners and leaders, we have some tough questions to face. How can we do business in this new environment? How do we engage and attract customers? Is our business model viable? How can we remain relevant? Can we rebuild?

At this moment, we are redefining success. As leaders and business owners, how and where you focus your time and energy will determine not only if you make it, but if you and your business will emerge successfully.

In this power-packed, cutting-edge online keynote, business growth strategist Meridith Elliott Powell walks you through her proven formula to PIVOT your business. Whether you need to breathe new life into the company you have, expand into new markets, or completely reinvent your business and your strategy, this keynote covers it all.

Based on research from her book, “Thrive: Turning Uncertainty To Competitive Advantage.” Meridith studied organizations and leaders who redesigned their businesses, reinvented their products, and positioned themselves to emerge successfully from adversity.

Audiences Will:

  • Learn innovative techniques for quickly assessing market changes and your business model
  • Gain insight into how the market is shifting and where the opportunities are
  • Hear real-world stories of businesses and leaders who pivoted to success
  • Receive a customized plan of action to Rebuild, Reinvent and Relaunch

 

Change ReDefined: Turning Uncertainty to Competitive Advantage
Competitive, challenging, and constantly changing – that is today’s uncertain marketplace! To survive, you need a new set of leadership strategies and a new approach to business growth. In this high-energy, power-packed session, Motivational Speaker Meridith Elliott Powell shares the strategy you need to understand the new normal, master uncertainty and create your path forward.

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

Audience Will:

  • Gain Insight into the three phases of this crisis, and the strategies you need to navigate them all
  • Receive Proven techniques for keeping your team calm, motivated and moving forward
  • Learn the Secrets to anticipating change and proactively preparing for disruption
  • Learn the Robust techniques to understand the changing buying cycle, and how to master sales in the new normal
  • Get their quick-start, customized strategy for thriving in uncertainty

 

Sales ReDefined: Virtual Sales Strategies to Engage, Sell & Leave Your Competition in the Dust
Just because your sales team has gone virtual, just because cutting through the white noise is more challenging than ever. And just because virtual has created another hurdle to customer engagement. None of that means this cannot be your best sales year on record.

This is a new marketplace with a new set of obstacles and a whole new set of opportunities. Know how to use the tools for virtual selling is only half the battle. You need a sales team that understands what made them exceptional at traditional sales and use those talents to create a unique and compelling virtual experience for your customers.

Every sales team is going virtual. Every sales team is embracing the technology.

But not every sales team is going deeper to learn what opens doors truly, engages customers, and gets deals to close in a virtual world. The sales cycle has changed – and you need a new set of strategies to turn this uncertainty to your competitive advantage.

In this innovative and cutting-edge program, Meridith Elliott Powell delivers a sales keynote, as you have never heard before. Her power-packed, paradigm-shifting content will leave your team inspired, motivated, and ready to master the art of selling virtually.

Audience Will:

  • Deep-dive into getting you and your team virtual sales-ready – camera tips, tools, and technology, how to read your customer’s cues, how to look natural and sound experienced
    Receive Proven strategies for differentiating yourself in a virtual world
  • Receive The 5 step methodology for engaging, connecting, and getting customers to say yes
  • Get their guide to what virtual customers want, and how to overcome the most common objections they will have
  • Learn the Innovative techniques for taking price off the table and opening the door to deep and expanding customer relationships
  • Learn the Cutting-edge ideas for how to use virtual to be more productive, more efficient and more effective at mastering sales
  • Have a plan of action using virtual sales strategies to Engage, Sell & Leave Your Competition In The Dust

    Available as Webinar or Virtual Presentation

The Powerful Lessons of Struggle: Your Path Forward, Your Secret to Success
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 courage 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 successfully from struggle demands you turn excuses into solutions, and you dare to “go for it” and fly with “no-net.” The 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 going 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 to struggle to success.

Audience Will:

  • Hear the Powerful statistics of how struggle expands learning and creates opportunity
  • Learn the Secrets to building a confident mindset that fuels curiosity and discovery
  • Receive 5 Proven strategies for emerging successfully from crisis
  • Learn The facts as to why businesses survive, and some don’t
  • Receive Customized plan of action to overcome struggle & find the path forward

Available as Webinar or Virtual Presentation

 

LIVE PRESENTATIONS | VIRTUAL | LIVE STREAMING | WEBINAR OPTIONS

Change Redefined: Strategies To Turn 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 set of leadership strategies, and a new approach to business growth. In this high-energy, power-packed session, Motivational Speaker Meridith Elliott Powell shares the strategies you need to navigate change, master uncertainty and motivate your team to embrace the constant shifts in the market place.

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 competitive advantage.

Key Takeaways:

  • Insight into exactly how today’s marketplace has changed, and what that means for your customers, competition and your business strategy.
  • Deeper understanding of how customers are changing – information, influence, decision making.
  • Proven strategies for motivating your team to see change as opportunity.
  • Secrets to anticipating change and proactively preparing for disruption.
  • Robust techniques to deepen customer relationships and drive referrals.
  • 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 your team members and associates is more important than the relationship you build with your customers. In today’s marketplace, the path to profitability and business growth is through the engagement level of your team. In this session, Motivational Speaker, Meridith Elliott Powell, shares the leadership development strategies you need to engage top talent, and leave your competition in the dust.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn why engaging today’s employees is different, and gain the leadership development strategies to understand what they want, why they want it
  • Proven strategies to get the best and the brightest to beat a path to your door
  • Innovative and motivational ideas to turn employee engagement into competitive advantage
  • Powerful tactics to build a team that is as passivate as you are about the growth of your business
  • A cutting-edge motivational system to inspire ownership at every level, to the get the results you want at every turn

 

Sales Redefined: Strategies To Open More Doors, Close More Sales
PROGRAM DELIVERY: Live Presentation | Virtual Keynote | Live Streaming | Webinar
You followed all the rules. You’ve read all the books. You’ve implemented the strategies. And still you’re struggling to hit the goals. In this keynote your team will uncover the 3 MUST have strategies to open more doors, close more sales and be the envy of your competitors! In this session, Motivational Speaker Meridith Elliott Powell, shares the sales strategies you need to open more doors, close more sales.

Key Takeaways:

  • Deeper understanding of the shifts in today’s marketplace, and how that impacts customers, competition and your position in the marketplace
  • Innovative ideas you need to shorten that sales cycle and increase your close ratio
  • Cutting-edge strategies to build instant credibility with customers
  • What it takes to deepen relationships and increase referrals
  • Proven strategies to get out of the price war
  • Your personal strategy to open more doors, close more sales and get results

 

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
    How to build a team that thrives in change
  • To design a strategy that gets results
  • How to get above the white noise
  • And leave the competition in the dust

 

Who comes next: Succession Planning 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. And 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 is committed to getting results.

With more than 75-million baby-boomers reaching retirement age, you need to be prepared. You need answers to the important questions: Who will take their place? Who will lead our organization? And Who comes next?

In this innovative, high-energy program, 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.

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.

 

Pure Motivation: The Incredible Gift Of Struggle Your Secret To Success
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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