Michelle Poler Profile

Michelle Poler is a creative and passionate social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, fear facer, and branding strategist.

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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Michelle Poler's Speech Descriptions

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
- Seeking growth over safety
- Embracing authenticity
- Daring to fail
- Leading with accountability
- Redefining fear, from obstacle to opportunity

Dear Younger Self

A talk that empowers future leaders to live with courage, find their authenticity and embrace their growth paths.

Learning outcomes:
- How to identify, redefine, and approach fear
- The power of seeking growth over safety
- The critical difference between 'Fearless' and 'Brave'

What People are Saying about Seeing Michelle Speak

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“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.”
– Kara Gray, Speaker Curator

“THANK YOU!!! You were an absolute joy to have at our event (GTO Symposium 2019) and we are so grateful for your time and energy. The team is all buzzing about your talk and we’ve heard from SO many people that you were the highlight of their day. Thank you for being so incredible to work with.”
– Jackie Waldorph, Sr. Director Employee Experience, LinkedIn

“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! She inspired and motivated all who had the privilege to hear you speak!”
– Michelle Read and Michelle Polleta, Women@ Google

“I loved how she was able to take her personal journey and apply it to the business world. Michelle’s storytelling is refreshing and genuine and left a lasting impression.Plus, she offered such a unique perspective on fear and we absolutely loved her entrance in the room!”
– Cecelia Choi, Channel Marketing & Programs

“Michelle made her story of conquering fears relevant to our daily lives; the audience left feeling empowered to face their own fears. Her talent shines! Her energy and enthusiasm are undeniable, and her visual designs were absolutely flawless. We look forward to having Michelle join us at many more events.”
– Sofia Altuna, Agency Partner

“Michelle delivered an exceptional keynote on her relationship with fear, growth, and ultimately herself at our women’s event. She is a true inspiration of seizing the day to live a full and compelling life that you can be proud of. The audience loved her content as much as her energy, she was a breath of fresh air. A remarkable speaker”
– Arielle Gross and Melissa Oppenheim, Women@FBNY

“As an organizer, I greatly appreciated her attention to detail in taking the time to understand the audience well in advance. I watched her talk from backstage and was impressed with both the authenticity as well as the energy she brought to the whole theater, our whole community loved her. If you get the chance to welcome her to your stage, don’t hesitate!”
– Chris Guillebeau, WDS Founder

“I have been in contact with many speakers throughout the years but with Michelle we found a refreshing personal touch. The session was simply amazing. Around 150 tech female attendees listened, learned, laughed and danced! The impact was huge and everyone left with the courage to face a challenge in their lives. We even received applications of women interested in working at Microsoft who pointed out they gathered the courage to do so after hearing Michelle. I personally can’t wait to hear her again!”
– Anat Kigel-Taub, Channel Lead for Events at Microsoft

“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!”
– Amélie Glon Werner, Business Management, 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.”
– Paula Villasenor, Communications Manager

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Books by Michelle Poler:

Hello, Fears: Crush Your Comfort Zone and Become Who You’re Meant to Be

For readers of empowering non-fiction such as DARING GREATLY and GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE, Hello, Fears is a growth mindset personal development book for those who are not only ready to achieve, but reckless enough to push out of their comfort zone.

What’s the best that can happen?

As the Founder of Hello Fears, a social movement empowering millions to live with courage and tap into their full potential, Michelle Poler lives happily outside the comfort zone. Not, in this inspiring and motivational new book, Michelle is challenging others to say Hello! to their fears and find meaningful happiness outside the traditional definition of success.

With kick-butt attitude and a humorous *wink*, Michelle breaks down each set-back she battled on the road towards joyful purpose. Her stories and practical strategies encourage readers to name, accept, and embrace what’s holding them back so they can be the heroine in their own life, not the victim.

Hello, Fears! is an honest, empowering guide to living alongside what scares you. Our fears reveal what we care about the most, so each and every challenge is an opportunity to grow, hustle, and be your authentic self ― unapologetically.

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