Meridith Elliott Powell

Meridith Elliott Powell

Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to watch by Currency Fair, a Top Sales Experts To Follow by LinkedIn, and Top 41 Motivational Sales Speakers. Meridith has a cutting-edge message, rooted in real-life examples and real-world knowledge. She is the author of six books, including “Cut Through The Excuses – Send Sales Through The Roof” , and her latest “Thrive: Strategies To Turn Uncertainty To Competitive Advantage,”

Meridith is regularly featured in publications such as Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., Investment News, and American Banker among others. High energy and highly interactive, Meridith’s helps leaders and business owners learn the new rules of success today, and the strategies they need to build their business, engage their team, and leave their competition in the dust.

Meridith is a Certified Speaker Professional, a designation held by less than twelve percent of professional speakers, as well as a Certified Virtual Presenter, having passed the rigorous certification standards to achieve this designation.

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.

Most Requested Programs

THRIVE: Turning Uncertainty To YOUR Competitive Advantage
PROGRAM DELIVERY: Live Presentation | Virtual Keynote | Live Streaming | Webinar

Competitive, challenging and constantly changing – that is today’s marketplace! To grow and compete you need a new perspective and a new approach to sales, marketing and business growth. In this high-energy, power-packed session, Motivational Speaker Meridith Elliott Powell shares the innovative strategies you need to redefine disruption, put you in the driver’s seat, and turn uncertainty to your competitive advantage.

Based on research from her newest book, “Thrive: Turning Uncertainty to Competitive Advantage“, where Meridith studied nine companies (who started in the late 1700s to early 1800s) that are still thriving in business today. Businesses that have survived World Wars, Economic Depression, and yes, even a Pandemic. Her research revealed a powerful methodology for what it takes to navigate change at this level, to find opportunity in crisis, and how to inspire your members to move from reacting to change to driving it.

In this program, Meridith walks you through the steps you need to strategically move forward, proactively prepare for disruptions, standout from the competition, and dominate your marketplace. You’ll leave this session with a personal strategy that ensures you have what you need to stay razor-like focused, highly flexible and ready to turn uncertainty to your competitive advantage.

This keynote has it all – energy, engagement and an innovative, empowering message.

Key Takeaways:

Meridith’s research based 9-STEP formula for Thriving in Uncertainty ™

Proven techniques for predicting the changes coming in the marketplace

Powerful strategies that ensure longevity and success inn highly volatile times.

Secrets to making the RIGHT and critical decisions that move your organization forward.

Personal plan of action to turn uncertainty to competitive advantage.

Leadership Redefined: Ownership, Engagement, Results!
PROGRAM DELIVERY: Live Presentation | Virtual Keynote | Live Streaming | Webinar

Employee engagement trumps customer engagement … every single time! The relationship you build with your team members and associates is more important than the relationship you build with your customers. In today’s marketplace, the path to profitability and business growth is through the engagement level of your team. In this session, Motivational Speaker, Meridith Elliott Powell, shares the leadership development strategies you need to engage top talent, and leave your competition in the dust.

Key Takeaways:

Learn why engaging today’s employees is different, and gain the leadership development strategies to understand what they want, why they want it

Proven strategies to get the best and the brightest to beat a path to your door

Innovative and motivational ideas to turn employee engagement into competitive advantage

Powerful tactics to build a team that is as passivate as you are about the growth of your business

A cutting-edge motivational system to inspire ownership at every level, to the get the results you want at every turn.

Sales Redefined: Strategies To Open More Doors, Close More Sales
PROGRAM DELIVERY: Live Presentation | Virtual Keynote | Live Streaming | Webinar

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. 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! In this session, Motivational Speaker Meridith Elliott Powell, shares the sales strategies you need to open more doors, close more sales.

Key Takeaways:

Deeper understanding of the shifts in today’s marketplace, and how that impacts customers, competition and your position in the marketplace

Innovative ideas you need to shorten that sales cycle and increase your close ratio

Cutting-edge strategies to build instant credibility with customers

What it takes to deepen relationships and increase referrals

Proven strategies to get out of the price war

Your personal strategy to open more doors, close more sales and get results


"You were on first –fabulous, just awesome - so much more than we even expected, thanks a million!" - Diana Oreck, SVP, NetJets - Berkshire Hathaway Sustainability Conference

"The best in the series hands down. Our first virtual standing ovation! You more than delivered. I have gotten so much positive feedback - our team and clients LOVED you!," - Mitch Haber, Regional Director, OneAmerica

"Your message was exactly what we needed - hope, inspiration wrapped with concrete and specific ideas of exactly how to navigate this level and speed of change. We have been through so much in this industry and you were the perfect speaker for our conference," - Regina Dalesio, Senior Care Summits

“Our client loved you! Your energy, your message and the professional level and quality you produced for a virtual event was just over the top,” - Emmy Lusang – Corinthian Events