Meridith Elliott Powell

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4 Video(s) By This Presenter

Meridith Elliott Powell – Economy & the Consumer
Sizzle Reel
Succession Planning Keynote
Success Redefined

7 Programs By This Presenter

These are unprecedented times! A marketplace where disruption is happening on steroids. One where there is more change building outside of your organization than in it. And a relentless pace of uncertainty that can radically impact your ability to grow your organization and keep your team motivated.

The only guarantee you have – is more change is coming. And if you’re not prepared – if you don’t have a plan – then research proves this level of uncertainty will negatively impact your ability to drive innovation, attract top talent and achieve bottom line results.

While uncertainty can seem daunting, the truth is uncertainty has an upside – it always has an upside. In fact, it can be your greatest asset to thrive, grow and turn disruption into opportunity. But you need a plan, you need a strategy, and you need the research that shows the path you exactly how to turn disruption to opportunity.

Join Business Growth Strategist and Award-Winning Author, Meridith Elliott Powell in this high powered keynote where she reveals the research, the stories and the methodology.

This keynote has it all – energy, engagement, and a personal plan of action for every attendee.

Key Takeaways:

  • Quantitative Research – learn what more than 800 of your fellow CEOS think, feel and are doing in the face of uncertainty. This keynote starts with the powerful benchmark study that gives you insights into how today’s leaders are dealing with and solving today’s toughest challenges.
  • Qualitative Research – we follow-up with the commanding stories of 9 companies that have stood the test of time by thriving in business for more than 250 years. You’ll hear their overwhelming obstacles, their ingenious strategies for success, and the proven methodology they used to thrive through every crisis.
  • The PROVEN Methodology – then we share the code, the secret, the plan, exactly the path you need to follow to put you in the driver’s seat and in control in the face of uncertainty.
  • You’ll Gain The Secrets to staying highly flexibly and highly focused to strike the delicate balance of progress and seizing opportunity.
  • Your Personal Plan of action for thriving in uncertainty.

EVERY attendee receives a FREE copy of Meridith’s groundbreaking research study revealing the concerns, ideas and innovative solutions of more than 800 CEOS.

Employee engagement trumps customer engagement – every single time! Turning attrition to attraction begins with understanding this point. The relationship you build with your team members is more important, and will impact growth, more than the relationship you build with your customers.

In today’s marketplace, there is so little you can control, and the one thing you need to succeed – a strong team – is getting harder and harder to create. It’s time for a new approach, a new perspective and a new set of strategies to redefine how you lead.

In these highly shifting, constantly changing economic times the organization with the best talent is the team guaranteed to masterfully navigate change, exceed customer expectations, and leave the competition in the dust.

The fastest path to profitability and business growth is through the quality of and the engagement level of your team. In this powerful keynote, Business Growth Strategist, Meridith Elliott Powell, shares the leadership development strategies you need to hire top talent in the most challenging times, build culture in a virtual world, and create loyalty and ignite passion in a time where turnover is the norm.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn why engaging today’s employees is different, and gain the leadership development strategies to understand what employees want, and how to easily, and effectively, deliver time and time again.
  • Proven strategies to get the best and the brightest to beat a path to your door even in the toughest environments.
  • Innovative strategies to creating culture in a virtual world, and the secrets to getting employees to want to come back to the office.
  • Powerful tactics to build a team that is as passionate and committed as you are about the growth of your business.
  • Your personal plan of action to turn attrition into attraction.

Uncertainty changes everything –customers, competition, and decision-makers. It’s time to update your approach to sales – from how you get through the door – to how you get the deal to close.

It’s challenging out there – a challenge to get above the white noise. A challenge to get to the decision-makers. A challenge to stand out from the competition. And a challenge to stay motivated.


Because sales have gone through a major disruption. If you’re still using traditional techniques, then you’re making sales so much harder than it has to be. To succeed, you need to evolve.

You need to transform how you attract clients – build your reputation – engage with the marketplace – and get results. Join us for this high-energy, highly interactive, and high-powered keynote where business growth strategist and keynote speaker Meridith Elliott Powell shares the innovative techniques you need to dominate, differentiate and deliver!

Key Takeaways:

  • Deep understanding of how your marketplace has changed – the shifts in the marketplace, alignment of sales and marketing, client buying behavior, and competitive landscape.
  • Innovative techniques that get the doors to open and put you in front of decision-makers.
  • Powerful ideas you need to shorten that sales cycle and increase your close ratio.
  • Cutting-edge strategies to build your reputation and credibility with clients.
  • Proven strategies to prominently position you in the marketplace making it easier for clients to choose you over the competition.
  • Your personal strategy to Dominate, Differentiate, and Deliver.

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.

Defy marketplace gravity and you leave your competition in the dust! In this session, Motivational Speaker, Meridith Elliott Powell, shares the leadership development and sales strategies you need to navigate change and succeed no matter what this economy does.

Key Takeaways:

  • The business growth strategies you need to dominate your market.
  • Learn how to build a team that thrives in change.
  • Discover the principles to designing a strategy that gets results.
  • Find out how to get above the white noise.
  • And, leave the competition in the dust!

In today’s marketplace, your competitive advantage comes down to the level of talent you attract, retain and develop – period! To compete, you need to build your leadership bench. Learn the secrets to attracting top talent. And develop a culture of succession, a deep pool of leaders that ensures the viability and sustainability of your organization. One that is committed to getting results.

It’s tough out there – a perfect storm. The great resignation combined with more than 75 million baby-boomers reaching retirement age – the war for talent is on. You need to be prepared. Attracting, retaining and developing talent today – it is different. You need a new approach, a new perspective, and a new plan.

In this innovative, high-energy program, Business Growth Strategist and leadership expert, Meridith Elliott Powell, shares the proven strategies you need to build your leadership bench, and design a succession plan that ensures the long-term growth of your organization.

In this session, Meridith reveals what it takes to build a strong talent pipeline, develop your future leaders, and create a succession plan that gives you a clear competitive advantage.

Best of all, she’ll break it down, she’ll make it easy, and you will leave with a clear plan of action that you can easily execute.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cutting-edge research on how attracting talent today has shifted.
  • Secrets to what today’s employees are really looking for and how to deliver.
  • Proven methodology for building your leadership bench.
  • Powerful techniques to build long, loyal and highly engaged leaders.
  • Secrets to aligning your succession plan to your strategic objectives.
  • Innovative strategies to get you out of the “urgent” phase, and into a culture of continuous leadership development.
  • A customized succession plan ready for immediate implementation.

Uncertainty changes everything!  The marketplace – customers – competition – your team. To grow and compete – you need a new perspective and a new strategy for how you lead and how you position your organization for growth.

In this powerful program, you will learn the new tools for success in a highly shifting, constantly changing marketplace. Keynote speaker and business growth stratgiest, Meridith Elliott Powell, will share the business growth strategies you need to dominate your market. Build a team that thrives in change. Design a strategy that gets results.

You’ll learn the secrets to defy marketplace gravity and grow no matter the challenge or obstacles this market puts in your way. In this session, Meridith will share the innovative leadership development and sales strategies you need to navigate change and succeed no matter what this economy does.

Key Takeaways:

  • Well-researched and deep understanding of how the marketplace is shifting.
  • The impact those shifts are having on customers, employees, competition.
  • Proven business growth strategies you need to dominate your market.
  • Innovative techniques to build a team that thrives in change.
  • Secrets to designing a cutting-edge strategy that gets results.
  • Your personal plan of action to get above the white noise and stand out from your competition.

For 2023, I am beginning programs not with what I think the audience needs to hear, but with their results. Sharing what they told us they most want to gain.
From there, the keynote is fully customized to address their needs, their ideas, their concerns and their desired results. This allows they keynote to provide so much more focus, so much more relevancy, and so much more opportunity for stories, engagement, results.
And as always, we pack the keynote full of key take-aways, tools and resources so there is life beyond the keynote.

As always, the keynote comes with a special QR Code at the end where participants can download the entire formula, all the worksheets, and a custom video to ensure full and easy implementation when they return from the event.


Best speaker ever at our annual conference”


“You are a ROCK STAR! You took our event to a whole new level. Your innovative message, your energy – amazing!


“Meredith. I’ve invested an enormous amount of money in training during COVID. And, I learned more in your 60-minute session than anything else I’ve tried in the past 3 months. I’m so grateful. Thank you for sharing your strategies, ideas, and experience”


“One of the BEST experiences we have ever had with a speaker. You were the talk of the event – our members loved you! Surveys are at an all-time high. So appreciate you going above and beyond to customize and deliver. We will definitely have you back.”


“Thank you – you were amazing. We have never had a speaker with a MORE relevant message. You had our members on the edge of their seats, taking notes and totally engaged. You’re funny, motivating, and THRIVE is exactly the message every employer and CEO needs to hear. Total joy to work with – again thank you.”


“Bar none, one of the BEST speakers we have ever had. No one ever stays for the second session, and every single CEO came back – UNBELIEVABLE. You can guarantee we will be working together again.”


“THE BEST presentation I’ve heard in MONTHS! Loved listening to your insights – you totally shifted my paradigm. I’m so excited to follow you and learn more!”


“You were amazing as always. Loved having you back – and each time you come you deliver new, relevant and even more powerful content. THRIVE could not have been more spot on!”


“WOW – you were amazing. Your customization was just incredible, your energy, your message, you were the talk of the event – they loved you! Thank you for everything – you have been amazing to work with!”


“You nailed it!  The perfect message – exactly what we needed our team. Powerful leadership message, perfect delivery, and your energy is off the chart!”


“Fantastic presentation – you made the first in-person meeting of the MDRT Global Council in two years worth the wait. Incredible energy, tactical strategies, and fresh perspective on how to capitalize on these shifts in the marketplace. Just the speaker we needed. Nine different countries represented – and you were relevant for every single leader.”


“She had me in the first 30-seconds, high energy, amazing content, stories so relevant to the Nantahala Outdoor Center – every board member, dishwasher, and raft guide, needs to experience Meridith!”


“I have heard nothing but positive comments about your program – our members loved you. Plus you are a joy to work with!”


“Our Global Council raved about your message, your energy, and your ability to be so engaging, and relatable with such a diverse audience. Nine different countries, five interpreters, and high-level professionals with a variety of challenges and opportunities – you NAILED IT!”


“Our reps loved you! Your message was so spot on, your energy, your stories – just perfect.”

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