Meridith Elliott Powell


About Meridith Elliott Powell - Author and Speaker on Business Strategy and Growth, Creating Ownership and Employee Engagement:

Meridith Elliott Powell was voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to watch by Currency Fair, she 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. She is Certified Speaking Professional, a designation held by less than twelve percent of professional speakers, and a member of the prestigious Forbes Coaching Council.

Today’s economy is not down, it is different. Therefore, to understand this economy you have to understand today’s customers. With the ability to stay at home and order anything you want online, what you sell is no longer important. It is how you sell that is your competitive advantage! With the customer experience being so important, every member of your team has to been engaged. How do you ignite employee engagement, create a quality customer experience and see business growth like you’ve never seen before?

Meridith 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 Own It: Redefining Responsibility - Stories of Power, Freedom & Purpose about how to build cultures to inspire ownership at every level to create profits at every turn. Her upcoming book The Best Sales Book Ever: Cut Through the Excuses and Send Sales Through the Roof (to be released in early 2019). 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 keynote will 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.

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What Meridith Elliott Powell Talks About:

Powerful Sales: Defy Marketplace Gravity!
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.

In this program you will learn:

  • 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!

Innovative Leadership: Leadership Redefined!
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 you and your leadership team will:

  • Discover why engaging today’s employees is different
  • Find out how to build a culture that makes the best and the brightest want to beat a path to your door
  • Learn to use employee engagement as the ultimate competitive advantage
  • Realize how happy employees deliver great customers service & happy customers come back time after time!

Mind Blowing Motivation: The Incredible Gift Of Struggle
Confidence, Hustle, Drive – what do those words have in common? They are the essence of the most successful among us. Traits gained when you commit to do whatever it takes. Imagine having the power to push through obstacles. The insight to turn excuses into solutions. And the courage to “go for it” and fly with “no-net. It all starts when you embrace the gift of struggle. Struggle is the best teacher. Better than any leader, coach or mentor. But only when you embrace it. Understand it. And you’re willing to go the distance.

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. The gift that opened the door to the personal and professional life of her dreams.

No walking on coals, no breaking boards, just the proven strategies you need. The strategies to go for what you want. The courage to push through any obstacle. The power to get what you want.

Ready to embrace the struggle? In this wickedly funny, and powerfully high-energy keynote you will:

  • Discover the value of struggle only the most successful professionals know
  • Learn the secret to building a confident mindset
  • Find out the 4 Proven strategies to build your resilience and push through any obstacle
  • Shatter the hurdles that keep you from getting what you want and making an impact
  • Gain your personal plan of action to take your career, your company and your life to new levels
  • Embrace the struggle for what it truly is – a gift

Networking: The New & More Profitable Cold Call!
So – you hate to network? That’s probably because you use at least one of the three traditional networking strategies that just don’t work:

  1. You repeat someone’s name three times like a hyperactive parrot
  2. You pass out business cards out like a Harrah’s blackjack dealer
  3. Worst of all, you’re that guy who rides the elevator for hours ready to spew his 30-second pitch – That guy is the reason people stare forward in elevators

In a world of cold calls and hard sales, building solid relationships through good networking techniques is more important than ever. People who know how to network close more deals. It’s time to take the edge off of the networking process and step out of the elevator.

When Meridith leaves the stage, you will:

  • Have the next generation sales skills
  • Gain the tools you need to trump cold-calls
  • Deliver a real return on relationship investment

Own It: Open More Doors – Close More Sales
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. Face it – the rules have changed and selling today is different. Customers demand more. Sales cycles are longer. Competition is stronger. And getting above the white noise is damn near impossible. Sales success today means attracting, investing and powerfully adding value.

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!

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Meridith was incredible. How she got our team (of 1200) up, active and engaged was amazing. Then she got them to do the impossible – take action!


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