About Speaker Elise Mitchell…
Named a Top Speaker to See by The Huffington Post, Elise is a three-time CEO, best-selling author, C-suite consultant and avid motorcyclist. She is the founder of Mitchell Communications Group, one of the top 10 fastest-growing public relations firms globally and a two-time Inc. 500/5000 fastest growing company. Under her leadership, her agency grew more than 500% in five years. Notable clients include: Walmart Stores Inc., Procter & Gamble, Marriott Hotels and Kraft Foods.
At the end of 2012, Elise sold her firm and led its successful integration with parent company Dentsu Aegis Network. She served in a global role as the CEO of the Dentsu Aegis Public Relations Network. Today she serves as chairman of Mitchell and also advises clients through her own leadership and business consultancy, elisemitchell.com.
Elise has received numerous national business and industry awards for her success in business including:
• Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year, National Association for Female Executives
• Enterprising Woman of the Year, Enterprising Women
• Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies
• Top 50 Power Player and Global Power List, PRWeek
• Agency Professional of the Year, PRWeek
• 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/ Led Companies in North America, Women Presidents’ Organization/ American Express OPEN
• Top 10 Fastest Growing Firms, The Holmes Report global rankings
• Small Agency of the Year, PRWeek and The Holmes Report
• Top Speaker to See, Huffington Post
Elise is a graduate of executive education at Harvard Business School and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She received a master’s degree from the University of Memphis and a bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University. She is credentialed as an Associate Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation, and as a Results-Trained Coach™ by the NeuroLeadership Institute. She is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America and a member of the society’s prestigious College of Fellows.
Elise is a globally recognized thought leader and sought-after public speaker on leadership and the secret to savoring the journey of life. She’s the author of a best-selling book on leadership “Leading Through the Turn” (McGraw Hill 2017) and a popular leadership blog. She’s spoken across the U.S. and in 11 countries including major international venues such as: London, Paris, Milan, Helsinki, Budapest, Vienna, Shanghai, Beijing, New Delhi, Mumbai and Bratislava. Her writings have appeared in Entrepreneur, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Thrive Global, Mashable, SmartBrief, Success and other major business publications. She has a social reach of 52 million.
Elise is also a passionate advocate for entrepreneurs. She was invited to speak on Capitol Hill to the U.S. House Committee on Small Business on resilient entrepreneurship. She has served on numerous influential national boards including Women Impacting Public Policy, Enterprising Women and the Public Relations Council. She is president of the International Communications Consultancy Organization, the global voice of public relations agencies, representing businesses in more than 60 countries. She is also the founding board chair of Endeavor Global’s Northwest Arkansas office to facilitate high-impact entrepreneurship in the region.
She teaches a master’s level course on leadership for Syracuse University, facilitates a workshop for high-performing leaders called “Leading at the Next Level,” and is a frequent collaborator with other in-demand speakers on highly customized leadership experiences for corporations and C-suite clients.
When she’s not working with clients, you can find Elise motorcycling with her husband, running or high-adventure traveling in exotic locations around the world.