Michelle Poler

Inspiring the World to be a Braver Place

In-Person Fee Range:
$20,001 - $30,000
Traveling from:
New York

Why Book

  • She is the Founder of Hello Fears, a social movement empowering millions to step outside of the comfort zone and tap into their full potential
  • A creative and passionate social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, fear facer, and branding strategist.
  • Her work has been featured on CBS, CNN, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Fox News, Telemundo, Glamour, Elle, The Rachael Ray Show, Refinery29, and Daily Mail among many others


Michelle Poler is a creative and passionate social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, fear facer, branding strategist and author of Hello, Fears: Crush Your Comfort Zone and Become Who You’re Meant to Be.

She is the Founder of Hello Fears, a social movement empowering millions to step outside of the comfort zone and tap into their full potential. She has spoken at TEDx, Google, P&G, Facebook, ESPN, Netflix, Microsoft, Toyota, and many more.

Michelle is also the creator of the project 100 Days Without Fear. Her work has been featured on CBS, CNN, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, NBC and Daily Mail among many others.

Early on in her career she worked as an Art Director at Young & Rubicam for brands such as Hershey’s, Wendy’s, AT&T and Revlon. Michelle is originally from Venezuela and she holds a Masters in Branding from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

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“Irreplaceable” Learn How To Go From Being ONE MORE to Becoming ONE OF A KIND

As a branding expert, entrepreneur, and leader of a community of hundreds of thousands of people on social media, Michelle has been able to leverage her authentic story and experience to become a renowned author, an international keynote speaker and a digital educator with over 6,000 students across the globe.

IRREPLACEABLE is a journey through one’s individuality and the power of owning who we already are. It’s a call to contrast instead of compare. An invitation to show up and bring out what we’ve got.

Key Benefits for team members:

  • Showing up at work with authentic, unique, bold ideas and perspectives
  • Breaking the loop of comparison to become one of a kind
  • Overcoming perfectionism to unleash creativity and innovation
  • Crushing the imposter syndrome and trusting your worth
  • Leading with purpose and confidence
  • Promoting and pitching ideas with enthusiasm instead of fear or doubt
  • Developing trustworthiness anchored on your values

Key Benefits for the organization:

Individuals who can understand their own worth and embrace their authentic selves, will tap into their confidence to add exponential value to any team, spark innovative ideas, collaborate instead of compete, encourage creativity and help your organization stand out from the competition.

A great fit for:

  • Sales and marketing
  • Direct Selling
  • Associations
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Team Building

Like everything Michelle does, this isn’t another speaking session, it’s an audiovisual EXPERIENCE that will make the audience laugh, reflect, learn, feel empowered, dance (obviously ☺) and take immediate action towards becoming irreplaceable.

Fear Less, Do More

A talk that will change your perception of fear and inspire you to take action.

Michelle’s humorous, refreshing and inspiring speaking style has been captivating audiences across the globe. With authentic storytelling, engaging visuals and her 100 Days Without Fear experience, Michelle will show you how to challenge your comfort zone to tap into your full potential.

In this fun and energizing session, you will learn about:

  • Dealing with the unknown / embracing  change
  • Seeking GROWTH over SAFETY
  • Leading with accountability
  • Daring to fail
  • The difference between FEARLESS leaders and BRAVE leaders
  • Highlighting our authenticity
  • The REAL enemy of success (not failure)
  • The difference between universal, cultural and personal fears
  • How to trigger our Behavioral Activation System
  • Redefining fear, from obstacle to opportunity

Michelle uncovered that our needs not only motivate us, but they also limit us. By learning how to prioritize and negotiate with our needs, we open a world of opportunities.

“Unapologetically YOU”

Michelle Poler got into the master program of her dreams by pointing out the things that were WRONG with her portfolio pieces. She sold her convertible on eBay, in ONE day, by showing it in USE, while it was raining, and with the top down. She made a name for herself in Advertising by choosing to work with the SMALLEST client in the agency. And, well, she decided to become a braver person by facing no less than 100 fears in a period of 100 days – while building a community around her movement, Hello Fears.

Early in her life, Michelle learned that the best way to achieve her wildest dreams was by CONTRASTING, instead of COMPARING herself to others. The question “How can I do things my OWN way?” turned her into the author, speaker and influencer she is today.

While in her first talk “Fear Less, Do More,” Michelle focuses on her *transformational journey* as a way to inspire people to be brave, in this program, she teaches audiences how to use that courage to become unapologetically… THEM!

It’s a boost of confidence that will make people:

  • Bring their most authentic selves to work

  • Suggest more innovative/creative/bold ideas at work

  • OWN who they already are, instead of comparing themselves to others

  • Lead with confidence because they know they are “enough”

  • Sound more genuine and real when pitching, presenting, selling, communicating or participating

  • Promote themselves and their ideas more loudly

  • Stop googling “how to do (EVERYTHING)” so they can find the answers within themselves

  • Act according to their values, and stand up for the things they deeply believe in

  • Overcome the impostor syndrome from the root, by daring to CONTRAST instead of compare

Like everything else Michelle does, this is not just a talk, this is a full EXPERIENCE that will make any audience laugh, reflect, unlearn old concepts, feel empowered, dance – of course, and take action towards a more *unapologetic* way of life.

Michelle Poler Reviews

“Our event was a huge success because of Michelle’s talk. Her session scored a 4.9 (out of 5) and was raved about in feedback! Michelle made her story of conquering fears relevant to our daily lives; the audience left feeling empowered to face their own fears. Her energy and enthusiasm are undeniable. We look forward to having Michelle join us at many more events”

— Google

“The only complaint that we’ve received is that we had a limit on the number of attendees and so not everyone could attend! There are a lot of people now asking themselves ‘What is the BEST that could happen?’ Thank you for inspiring bravery and teaching us about our fears!”

— Microsoft

“Michelle is an outstanding speaker. I’m extremely grateful we decided to bring her to our annual event. The audience loved her energy and authenticity. Her session scored a 4.8 (out of 5)! They could easily relate to her message in many levels and implement her advice and tools into their day to day. I would love to bring her to more of our events.”

— P&G

“Michelle’s presentation at Bayer provided insight to transform employees’ mindset and perspective of their fears, from not even considering taking action to thinking ‘What’s the best that can happen?’ Attendees also understood and learned the power in sharing their own experiences facing fears to encourage people around them to go after their own. Members of the WLI Workplace, Culture and Events team noted attendees continue to share their fear and new motivation to face them.”

— Bayer

“SCAD was delighted to invite Michelle to address the SCAD Savannah Class of 2016 at the university’s commencement ceremony. She is a charismatic and high energy speaker with a gift for establishing instant rapport with audiences. Her curiosity, intellect, and optimism are sure to inspire her listeners to expand their horizons, visualize their goals, and find happiness – exactly as she has done.”

— Savannah College of Art and Design

“Michelle’s talk was tremendously inspiring and insightfully put together. She was beyond well prepared and poured her heart into her message; everything you would ever want from a presenter. I honestly can’t say enough good things about working with her as a TEDxHouston speaker. She’s a talented designer and brave woman.”

— Speaker Curator, TEDx


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