Project Description

Meridith E. Powell

Meridith E. Powell

Business Growth Expert

Speaking Style: Engaging, Thought provoking, Actionable

Travels From: North Carolina

Fee Schedule: 2

Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to watch by Currency Fair, Meridith Elliott Powell is an award-winning author, keynote speaker and business strategist. With a background in corporate sales and leadership, her career expands over several industries including banking, healthcare, and finance.  Meridith worked her way up from an entry-level position to earn her seat at the C-Suite table. Meridith is a Certified Speaking Professional©, a designation held by less than twelve percent of professional speakers, and a member of the prestigious Forbes Coaching Council.

She has a cutting-edge message, rooted in real-life examples and real-world knowledge. She is the author of four books, including Winning In The Trust & Value Economy (a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards) and her latest Own It: Redefining Responsibility – Stories of Power, Freedom & Purpose about how to build cultures that inspire ownership at every level to create profits at every turn. Meridith writes, speaks and is passionate about helping her clients understand everything they need to know about how to make this economy start working for them.

High energy and highly interactive, Meridith’s keynotes, workshops and innovative coaching programs help leaders and business owners learn the new rules of success today, including how today’s economy has changed, how that has changed today’s customers and employees, and specifically how that impacts your business.

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.

Sales: Defy Marketplace Gravity! Succeed No Matter What This Economy Does

Succeed No Matter What This Economy Does

Really? You are still watching the news, reading the reports and surfing the internet looking for that one guru, that wizard who can tell you what this economy is going to do? Wake up! This is not your mama’s economy. It is moving fast. Changing constantly.  And it crushes businesses who can’t keep up.

Your success depends on your ability to build a business and develop a team that thrives on change and eats stagnation for lunch.  This is a world where market fluctuations are the norm and competition grows like kudzu. It is time for you to defy marketplace  gravity!

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.

Leadership: Leadership Redefined Ownership, Engagement, Results!

Employee engagement trumps customer engagement … every single time! The relationship you build with your employees is more important than the relationship you build with your customers. Yeah you heard me. Think about it! In today’s world it is not your product or service that is growing your bottom line it’s the experience your customers tweet about. The path to profitability and business growth is through employee engagement.

In this program your leaders will discover why engaging today’s employees is different, how to build a culture that makes the best and the brightest want to beat a path to your door. How to use employee engagement as the ultimate competitive advantage. Happy employees deliver great customers service & happy customers come back time after time!

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

Confidence, Hustle, Drive! These are the essence of the most successful among us. Traits gained when you go all in. You commit to do what it takes. Imagine having the power to push through obstacles. Turn excuses into solutions. And the courage to fly with “no-net”. It all starts when you embrace the gif of struggle. Struggle is the best teacher. Better than any leader, coach or mentor. When you embrace it. Understand it. And you’re willing to go the distance. You gain the incredible gift that only struggle can give.

The hidden gift of struggle is Meridith’s story. The gift that moved her from dead-end job to C-Suite Executive. From buried in debt to financial freedom. Struggle is the gift that opens doors. Changes mindsets. Taps your unlimited potential!

Ready to embrace the struggle? Wickedly funny, Powerfully high-energy keynote you will discover:

  1.  The value of struggle only the most successful professionals know

  2.  The secret to building a confident mindset

  3.  4 Proven strategies to build your resilience and push through any obstacle
  4.  Shatter the hurdles that keep you from getting what you want and making an impact

No walking on coals, no breaking boards, just the proven strategies you need. Go for what you want. Courage to achieve at new levels. Power to leave your competition in the dust.

  • Own It: Redefining Responsibility – Stories of Power, Freedom & Purpose
  • Winning in the Trust and Value Economy
  • Mastering the Art of Success
  • The Confidence Plan
  • ING
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Nationwide
  • State Farm
  • VOYA Financial
  • IBM
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of America
  • Adventists Healthcare System
  • Western Bankers Association
  • Credit Union Executives
  • American Payroll Association
  • IMEX
  • ASI
  • PPAI
  • Vitalize Healthcare Solutions

“Simply incredible! Meridith has an amazing ability to engage the audience in a very thoughtful and sincere way while delivering content that is relevant and produces an immediate return on investment for anyone looking to advance their professional development.” –  Gina Stratos, Western Bankers Association

“Meridith blew me away. I have hired so many sales speakers/trainers/consultants, but her information and how she delivers it is just different, so much better. She not only gave my team increased tips and strategies, she shared it in a way that got them excited again.  I knew she was on to something when one of my oldest sales guys (who does not listen to anyone) started asking questions and taking notes.”  – Steve Rybos, Great America Financial Services

“Best presentation on Networking ever! I have been to so many, and yours is amazing!”  – Fran Barnes-Melville, Head of US Market Access ViiV Healthcare

“You hit it out of the park again – session feedback is off the chart!” – Andrea Biddle, North Carolina Association of CPAs

“You just gave me a million dollars worth of information – paid for this conference 10x over. Your message, your energy  – you are what my sales team needs!”  – Ken Williams, CEO Allied

“Thank you for the outstanding sessions last week in Manhattan. You are really helping our company advance to the next level and more modern times. Too many people are still stuck in the 7 step call cycle. You shifted everything for us. My sales team is so pumped – and truly feel they now have a competitive advantage! ” – Gary Shorman, CEO Eagle Communications