Speaker Spotlight: Michelle Poler Embraces Fear—And Encourages You to Do the Same

Motivational speaker and branding strategist Michelle Poler brings rare excitement and inspiration to every event. Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, she moved to New York City to obtain her master’s in branding at the School of Visual Arts. While serving as art director at Young & Rubicam, she worked with top brands such as Hershey’s, Wendy’s, AT&T and Revlon. 

This highly sought millennial speaker and social entrepreneur later gained acclaim as an author and speaker, helping others to grow by facing their fears. Her TEDx talk in Houston, “100 Days Without Fear,” exemplifies her clear message and exhilarating style, garnering nearly half a million views on YouTube alone. Now a resident of Miami, she has grown to become an internationally known “fear-facer” and social movement founder. She has delivered her transformative message of confidence and courage for Google, Facebook, ESPN, Yum! Brands, Toyota and many others. In fact, Poler has earned spots in both our “Best Motivational Speakers to Know in 2022” and “7 Best Social Media Speakers for Your Keynote Address” lists.

But her electrifying delivery style aside, what is her message for personal growth? And why should you consider booking Poler for your next in-person or virtual event?

What is Poler’s message for fearless living?

Imagine a leadership speaker so empowering, that her message inspires an entire movement. That is exactly what Poler has accomplished in teaching people to become the bravest version of themselves. The “Hello Fears” movement continues Poler’s life-changing message that “the enemy of success is not failure, it’s comfort.”

After all, not leaving one’s comfort zone can tempt anyone. Yet, your comfort zone is the most dangerous place to live, and the results of doing so are self-limiting. As a public speaker, Poler doesn’t attempt to change people. She instead teaches them to become the bravest version of themselves. She inspires them to break free from the bonds of comfort and face their fears by embracing new challenges. Only by adopting this growth mindset can we truly meet our full potential both personally and professionally.

Best of all, Poler provides the tools and step-by-step methods needed to gain this courage. And as with any positive habit-building, living bravely eventually becomes routine, a way of acting that was within us all along. The change not only benefits us, but those around us, too. The success is shared, at home, at work and in our communities. As Poler writes in Hello, Fears, “When you believe in yourself so much, you make others believe in you as well.”

Hello, Fears builds confident women and men.

Poler wrote her  book, Hello, Fears: Crush Your Comfort Zone and Become Who You’re Meant to Be, as a fun, motivational guide for anyone to enjoy and learn from. Each engaging page delivers the humor and no-holds-barred attitude you expect from Poler. But while Poler is a thoroughly enjoyable author, she also challenges her readers. Poler dares her audience to become the hero of their own lives by facing fears, taking risks and becoming the people they are meant to be.

Only with courage can we find joyful purpose. In Hello, Fears, Poler lays out the strategies to guide you in meeting that objective. Rather than playing the victim, she explicitly explains how you can approach challenges, reach your full potential and live unapologetically as your best and most authentic self. As Poler writes, “Sometimes the things we want the most are just one act of courage away.”

Speaking topics that inspire confident teams.

The strongest corporations have a superpower. That is, each member of every team acts with confidence. Poler, who has been featured by CBS, CNN and Cosmopolitan, among others, has the skills to engage and motivate audiences whatever their position. Major brands such as P&G, Univision, Wells Fargo, NBC Universal and Mondelēz International have relied on her to motivate, inspire and drive success with professionalism and confidence.

Plus, Poler’s keynote addresses are never delivered in “cookie-cutter” fashion. She approaches each client with the professionalism and heartfelt care you’d expect. She customizes each engagement to your needs, including for:

  • Virtual events
  • Women organizations
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Leadership conferences
  • College and universities

Her speaking topics are:

  • Courage: Poler explores what limits us and answers with what motivates us. Teams and individuals learn how to deal with the unknown, embrace change and redefine our fears. In this address, she inspires the leaders of tomorrow to lead with accountability and authenticity.
  • Confidence: We all bring different gifts to the table. One does not measure a fish by its ability to climb a tree. And yet, we often persist in measuring ourselves against others. In this address, Poler helps audiences stop comparing and begin contrasting themselves to build greater confidence, authenticity and values.

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