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Michelle Tillis Lederman is known for her energetic, engaging, and authentic presentations. An expert on workplace communications and relationships, Michelle’s mission is to help people communicate and lead with confidence, clarity, and connection. She is an accomplished speaker, trainer, coach, and author of three books: The 11 Laws of Likability , Heroes Get Hired , andNail The Interview – Land The Job . She was recently named by Forbes as one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch in 2015 . Michelle has appeared extensively on TV and radio shows across the country.

After a decade working in finance, Michelle was frustrated by the lack of effective communication and support within organizations, especially as she became a people manager. She founded Executive Essentials, a training company that provides communication and leadership programs, as well as executive coaching services, to enable others to succeed professionally, where she struggled. A former NYU professor, financial executive, and recovering CPA, Michelle teaches from experience and shares what she learned during her extensive career. Michelle’s clients range from academia to non-profit to Fortune 500 companies.

Michelle received her BS from Lehigh University, her MBA from Columbia Business School, and her coaching certification from the Institute for Professional Empowerment Coaching.

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