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Sep 9, 2019

Michelle Tillis Lederman, one of Forbes’ Top 25 Networking Experts, is the author of four books including the #1 new release, The Connector’s Advantage. She is also the CEO of Executive Essentials, which provides customized communications and leadership programs for Fortune 500, non-profit, university and government clients. She is well known for helping people connect, work better together and advance their individual impact.

On this episode, Michelle shares her career journey and valuable advice about networking, including:

  • How she found her calling for coaching, communications and training while working in finance
  • How she embraced opportunities to practice what she loved on the job, before taking the plunge into entrepreneurship
  • Her experience as the only woman on the trading floor and global venture capital team
  • The six types of relationships you need for a successful career and life
  • How she evolved her work from a practice to a business
  • The importance of having a clear “ask” when you’re networking and building relationships
  • Tips for introverted networkers – and why they are often some of the best networkers out there!

Connect with Michelle at her website www.michelletillislederman.com and learn more about her latest book, The Connector’s Advantage – including some book bonuses, a BOGO offer (Buy One Gift One), and free gifts from Michelle for Beyond 6 Seconds listeners!

You can also find Michelle on social media on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

 

Michelle’s full bio:

Michelle Tillis Lederman, CSP, PCC is known for her energetic, engaging, and authentic presentations. An expert on workplace communications and relationships, Michelle's mission is to help people work better together and advance their individual impact. She is an accomplished speaker, trainer, coach, and author of four books including the #1 new release The Connectors Advantage and the internationally recognized, The 11 Laws of Likability.

Michelle, named one of Forbes Top 25 Networking Experts, is a connection creator and CEO of Executive Essentials, which provides customized communications and leadership programs for fortune 500, non-profit, university and government clients. Her clients include JPMorgan, J&J, Deutsche Bank, Michigan State University, MetLife, Sony, Ernst & Young, the Department of Environmental Protection, and Madison Square Garden. Passionate about education, Michelle served as an Adjunct Professor at NYU, on the faculty of the American Management Association, Lehigh Executive Education, and Rutgers Executive Education.

A former finance executive and NYU Professor, Michelle is a regular in the media appearing on CBS, NBC, Fox, NPR, CNBC, the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, Working Mother, US News & World Report, MSNBC, Forbes and USA Today among many others.

Michelle spent a decade in finance with positions in audit, M&A, financial consulting, VC, and hedge fund investing. She received her BS from Lehigh University, her MBA from Columbia Business School, and her coaching certification from iPec and holds the PCC certification from the International Coaching Federation. Michelle earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation for the National Speakers Association. Executive Essentials is a certified Women Business Enterprise.