For a decade I’ve been speaking to groups and audiences on two different tracks: Marketing and Motivation.
My educational and corporate experience background is in marketing. I studied marketing, advertising and public relations in college. I worked at three advertising agencies, a television station, a radio station and I started a newspaper at the college I attended. I initially was asked to speak about marketing planning and execution, and I started to create products and programs to support this side of my business. Social media came along and I was an early adopter and I created speeches and programs to help businesses through what I called The Social Media Blueprint. I loved being part of this conversation and this industry that is every growing and ever innovating.
I was speaking while running 3 different businesses with two young kids at home. People started asking me, “Michelle, HOW do you do it all?”
Enter the second kind of speaking I do on a regular basis: motivation and peak performance. I’ve always loved conversations around productivity and goals. I was speaking at women’s groups and on panels about life balance and success. Companies invited me to talk to their teams about getting more done, being more effective and how to truly love what they do. That’s when my book, “The Make It Happen Blueprint” was born.
This TEDx is the answer to “What’s next for you, Michelle?”
Peak performance, success and productivity will always be a part of my business…but Happiness, and The HappyIST are my focus moving forward. Businesses, non-profits AND individuals are effected by the levels of happiness of their employees. In fact, the culture of your organization is not just shaped by your mission, but the people who embody that mission.
Life can be challenging and everyone has their own unique challenges to face, in addition to providing for themselves and their families. That’s why this conversation is so important to businesses as well as individuals.
I wish I had a 60 minutes to share more thoughts, and in the coming days and weeks, I will.
For now, I hope you’ll watch this 10 minute video. I was honored to be selected for TEDxRiverton. Enjoy!