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It’s time your employees, faculty & students, conference goers, meeting or event attendees leaned in, lingered another hour to meet the messenger and left your meeting buzzing with actionable, practical takeaways and possibly humming a hip hop tune. L. Michelle Smith  has graced the most prestigious corporate and conference stages, and she’s ready to rock yours too. Her calendar fills quickly, so make your request today!

She has appeared on big stages like  Black Enterprise Women of Power and Entrepreneur Summits, SXSW, Essence Music Festival, The Opera America Global Conference, The National Association of Black Journalists Career Fair & Convention, Brand Innovators and National Alliance of Musical Theatre.  She has appeared as a speaker for the Executive Leadership Council, AT&T, Capital One, American Express, Fleishman Hillard, WNBA, StyleCON, The Dallas Mavericks HQs, Kellogg’s, Spotify and more.

L. Michelle specialize in working with professional organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and employee resource groups, trusted by the elite, executive leaders in the Fortune 100 and across industries, even higher ed, healthcare, media, sports and entertainment.

She’s carving out a space at the intersection of science + culture as the only black woman author in the business/leadership category creating books and leadership strategies tailored for high-performing leaders that incorporate neuroscience, positive psychology and culturally-nuanced storytelling and insights. It’s important to me to bring the evidence-based strategies to the conversation and not simply recommendations based on my experience or that of others.

She stays on the pulse of what leaders, especially women leaders and those of color need and want right now in their lives and leadership journeys to whether unprecedented change… along with the behavioral and mind shifts they need to make to reach their goals.

If you are looking for a dynamic speaker, virtual or in person, who can empower your leaders connect with us to discuss and book your event.

Her why is simply this…

Because this new, fractured digital age demands it…

Since the health and economic crisis and the tipping off of a global civil rights movement and because companies are scaling down like never before, moving into a new way to work and the mental wellness of leaders is more important than ever…

Because you need cultural intelligence as much as you need emotional intelligence and an entrepreneurial mindset to be successful in business these days…and companies need transformational leaders…

L. Michelle has developed distinct strategies grounded in applied positive psychology,  and neuroscience  that leaders must do now to thrive in business.  Many of them are outlined in her best-selling and award-winning books.

If you are interested in having L. Michelle charge up your next event and light up the platform,  please fill out the speaker request form, and someone will be in touch very soon.

For more topics that live within her signature platform, visit her coaching page.  Submit your speaker request right away.  Download her speaker sheet.  Visit her YouTube page to view excerpts and full messages.

Previous Engagements

  • Opera Forum, Opera Conference Managing Accelerating Change, 2024
  • Lose the Debate, Moderator, Fireside Chat, 2024
  • CaPP Institute’s Conversations with a Coach, Fireside Chat, 2024
  • Women of AT&T Women’s History Month Event, 2024
  • OperaAmerica Leadership Launch: Risk Taking and Owning Your Place at the Table, 2024
  • Freedom Prep DISCernIQ Workshop, 2024
  • Black History Month Event at Galderma, Moderator, 2024
  • Black History Month, Linde REACH ERG Keynote, 2024
  • The NETwork National of AT&T Leadership Book Club, Book Chat, 2024
  • /dev/color Executive Tech Accelerator, Half-day Workshop Facilitator, 2023
  • ELC Mid-level Manager Symposium, Speaker, 2023
  • DC Yes Please! Book Signing & Fireside Chat, 2023
  • TCU Black Excellence, Co-Host, 2023
  • Happy Anyway Virtual Launch Event, Speaker, 2023
  • ELC Leadership Development Week, Bright Futures, Facilitator, 2023
  • B-More Reads Book Talk, 2023
  • ATL Yes Please! Book Signing & Fireside Chat, 2023
  • ELC C-Suite Academy, Facilitator, 2023
  • DFW Yes Please! Book Signing & Fireside Chat, 2023
  • Opera Conference, Panel Moderator, 2023
  • Women @ Amazon, Virtual fireside chat, 2023
  • The Power of Women at Work (ELC), Workshop, 2023
  • TCU Presents: Race & Reconciliation Initiative, Panel, 2023
  • Altria, Mocktails & Mentoring, Fireside Chat, 2023
  • PPG, Black Employee Network, Workshop, 2023
  • DePaul University, Guest Lecture, 2022
  • DEITech Conference, Keynote, 2022
  • ELC Mid-level Manager Symposium—Facilitator, 2022
  • ELC Mid-level Manager Symposium—Fireside Chat, 2022
  • Denyce Graves Foundation Shared Voices—Keynote
  • Lyric Opera Chicago (4)—Workshops, 2022
  • Black Girls In Cyber—Fireside Chat, 2022
  • Women’s Leadership Summit—Panelist, 2022
  • Lyric Opera Chicago—Workshop, 2022
  • BEN@Audible–Talk and Fireside Chat, 2022
  • Denny’s AALG–Keynote, 2022
  • Opera Conference, OPERA America, Fireside Chat, 2022
  • DePaul University College of Communication, Guest Lecture, 2022
  • American Express Global Services Organization, Lunch & Learn, 2022
  • Relativity Space: Women’s History #BreakTheBias Fireside Chat, 2022
  • AT&T Women of Color Program, Keynote, 2022
  • Opera America, Global PR & Marketing Forum, Keynote, 2021
  • TCU Scheiffer College of Communications, Panelist, 2021

  • Fleishman Hillard DE&I Summit, L&D Keynote Speaker (2 Sessions), 2021

  • D CEO Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Symposium, Closing Keynote, 2021

  • NABJ Authors’ Showcase, Fireside chat with USA Today Business Reporter, 2021

  • Response Media Leading with Better Communication, 2021
  • AT&T Legal’s Mental Health & Wellness Lunch N Learn: Change Better, 2021
  • Sisters in Higher Education #SIHE Summit, Opening Speaker, 2021
  • Nosh & Notes Bookclub Book Chat
  • Women of AT&T Black History Month Keynote Speaker,  2021
  • PMG Agency No Thanks Author Event, Keynote, 2021
  • Capital One EmpowHer International Women’s Day Panelist, 2021
  • Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Media, Communication & Global Leadership Class, Guest Lecturer, 2021
  • The NETwork National C.A.F.E. Conversations: #NoThanks Author Event, Speaker, 2020
  • National Alliance of Musical Theaters Fall Conference Opening Keynote, 2020
  • FH Mosaic: Kill the Whisper Fireside Chat, 2020
  • AT&T/WNBA Changemakers: She’s Connected Series, Panelist, 2020
  • DEITECH, featured breakout speaker, 2020
  • The 10K Project’s Building Black Wealth, Fireside Chat, 2020
  • Goldman Sachs/DCCCC: Small Business Advice for Weathering Covid-19
  • Diversity in Action: Moving from Middle Management to the C-Suite, Panelists, 2020
  • D CEO Women’s Leadership Symposium, Breakout Session, Facilitator, 2020
  • BRAND-AID: Content That Sells Webinar, Keynote, 2020
  • Executive Leadership Council, eLearning Series, Webinar Keynote, 2020
  • Opera America Global Conference, Panelist, 2020
  • The DEC Mompreneur Online Event, Keynote, 2020
  • Medgar Evers College of Business CUNY, Keynote, 2020
  • University of North Texas, Careers in Crisis, Fireside Chat, 2020
  • Howard University, Resilience During Covid-19, Guest Lecturer, 2020
  • Temple University, Journalism and Entrepreneurship, Guest Lecturer, 2020
  • NABJ Media Related COVID-19 and Crisis Communications, Panelist, 2020
  • PMG Agency WE Collective, Panelist, 2020
  • Lane College Leadership Conference, Keynote, 2020
  • D CEO Magazine Women’s Leadership Breakfast Series, Panelist 2019
  • Omega Alpha Omega, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority Incorporated MIP Luncheon, EmCee, 2019
  • TCU Bob Schieffer College of Communications, Guest Lecturer, 2019
  • Women’s Leadership Symposium, Panelist, 2019
  • StyleCON Social Summit Dallas, Panelist, 2019
  • Wilberforce University, Emerging Entrepreneurs Panel & Roundtable, 2019
  • Lane College, Student Leadership Keynote, 2019
  • Texas Conference for Women, Breakout Session EmCee, 2019
  • Texas Conference for Women, Fireside Chat with Sheryl Adkins Green, CMO Mary Kay, 2019
  • Opera America Global Marketing Forum, Keynote, 2019
  • Mayborn School of Journalism, University of North Texas, Guest Lecture, 2019
  • American Marketing Association—Wichita, Keynote, 2019
  • Pluralsight LIVE, Keynote & Fireside Chat, 2019
  • NABJ Convention & Career Fair, Panelist, 2019
  • Dallas Maverick’s HQs, Workshop, 2019
  • MAC3 One-Day Conference, Keynote, 2019
  • LEAD360 Combine, Masterclass and Women’s Executive Forum, 2019
  • TCU Non-Profit Communicators Conference, Keynote  Panelist, 2019
  • Women’s Opera Network, Webinar Keynote, 2019
  • LEAD360, Webinar Keynote, 2019
  • INNOTECH: Women In Tech, Panelist, 2019
  • Lane College Leadership Conference, Keynote and Fireside Chat, 2019
  • Hidden Figures of Sports, Black Sports Professionals of North Texas, Panel Moderator, 2019
  • AT&T HiDef Executive Symposium, Presenter and Moderator, 2019
  • TCU Bob Schieffer College of Communications Guest Lecture, 2019
  • Fireside Chat with AA Leaders, The Network National ERG, AT&T, 2019
  • TCU Bob Schieffer College of Communications, Guest Lecturer, 2019
  • DFW Urban League Young Professionals, Panelist, 2019
  • UNT Mayborn School of Journalism, Guest Lecturer, 2019
  • PowHer Moves Conference, Speaker, 2019
  • Retail and Customer Service Communications All Hands Meeting (AT&T), keynote speaker, 2018
  • Women of AT&T Mentoring Circle, speaker, 2018
  • Texas Christian University, Bob Schieffer Communications College, Honors PR Cases and Dialogics, Guest Lecturer, 2018
  • OASIS National Banquet,  panelist 2018
  • Essence Music Festival, Path to Power Pod host, 2018
  • TCU Nonprofit Communicators Conference, opening keynote, 2018
  • AT&T Global Marketing Organization Town hall/simulcast, speaker, 2018
  • The National Association of Black Journalists Convention Technology Newsmaker Plenary co-moderator with ABC News’ Linsey Davis, 2018
  • The National Association of Black Journalists Convention Innovation Bubble, keynote, 2018
  • Black Enterprise Women of Power, After Hours with Chaka Pilgrim, host/moderator, 2018
  • Dinner on Us, Harlem w/Tier I broadcast news personalities, keynote, 2018
  • AT&T Global Marketing Organization, Creativity town hall, panelist, 2017
  • Spotify HQ (Brand Innovator), keynote and fireside chat, 2017
  • Kellogg’s HQ (Brand Innovator), keynote and fireside chat, 2017
  • Brinker International HQ, (Brand Innovator) keynote and fireside chat, 2017
  • The Network ERG Speed Networking event, keynote and facilitator 2017
  • SXSW (Brand Innovator), panelist, 2017
  • The National Opera Conference, keynote 2017
  • Wunderman, NY (Brand Innovator), keynote and fireside chat, 2017
  • ColorComm Dallas, panelist, 2017
  • PRSA Dallas/Brinker International, keynote, 2017
  • Horowitz Cultural Insights Forum, 2017
  • OgyGEN ERG Mentoring Session, keynote, 2017
  • HACEMOS ERG Latina Networking Summit, 2017
  • The Network ERG MLK Day Simulcast and Town hall at AT&T, host 2017
  • Masterclassing Digital Marketing, Dallas, keynote 2017
  • TCU Social Media Convergence Conference, keynote, 2017
  • National Black Public Relations Society, National Conference, Chicago, panelist, 2017
  • Blogging While Brown: State of the Digital Space, Keynote 2016
  • Howard University Social Media Conference, keynote, 2016
  • PRSA International Conference, keynote, 2016
  • AT&T ERG Conference, Brainstorm Facilitator, 2016
  • Black Enterprise Entrepreneur Summit, panelist, 2016
  • Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, panelist, 2016

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