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Elise Mitchell

Leadership Speaker, Founder and Chairman, Mitchell Communications Group

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,000 and under i
  • Languages Spoken
    English
  • Travels From
    Tennessee, USA

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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.

Testimonials 6

  • Elise is a gifted speaker. Her style is engaging and inspiring, and her content is incredibly insightful. We brought Elise in to speak at our companywide leadership meeting, where she had a powerful impact on our team. She customized her message for us, incorporating our unique challenges and aspirations into her material. She helped us see what was possible and gave us the tools and resources to get the job done. Our team loved Elise and left feeling empowered and equipped to achieve more.

    Todd J. Jacobs

    Vice President, Black Hills Energy

  • Elise Mitchell has an amazing gift as a speaker. She connects with the audience early and she brings them on a leadership journey as their tour guide. I invited Elise to speak at a corporate leadership development event for the Walmart US Merchandising Team, and she had the audience completely engaged! Her life lessons resonate to a broad audience and her style of leadership is authentic and memorable. Perhaps most telling is that I can still remember her stories and how she made me feel as I was Leading Through the Turn on her journey! I would recommend Elise as a corporate event speaker who will leave your audience with introspection and application of how they are leading through their own journeys.

    Celia Swanson

    Executive Vice President, Walmart Stores, Inc.

  • If you’re looking for a high-energy, high-impact business speaker for your event, Elise is the one you want. We brought Elise in as a featured speaker at our national business leadership conference and we’re so glad we did. Her remarkable story as an entrepreneur who started a company from scratch, built it into an industry leader and sold it to a global organization is incredibly inspiring and really resonated with our attendees. Her engaging stories of the highs and lows she experienced and memorable lessons learned are ones every leader can benefit from hearing.

    Monica Smiley

    Publisher/CEO, Enterprising Women

  • Elise’s energy and enthusiasm are contagious. She conveys her tremendous insights and knowledge with a vitality that makes you hang on every word, every concept, every idea that she shares. I use her teachings now and will throughout my career.

    Kelly Taft

    Communication Director, Maricopa Association of Governments

  • Most leadership speakers teach you how to manage or engage people better — perhaps at a higher level that you could before. Elise does that and so much more. Her trainings are one-of-a-kind. She helps you dig deep to understand yourself better, so you can lead at your best. She also helps you discover your purpose and your most important goals for leadership. Elise’s training was incredibly impactful on my life and the legacy I want to leave behind.

    Leslie Godwin

    Director of Sales, Walmart

  • We brought Elise in as a keynote speaker for a statewide women’s business leadership conference. She was incredibly inspiring. She helped our attendees understand how to navigate their personal and professional journey to success. Elise is sincere and genuine. She shares practical leadership tips and tools and engages her audience by invoking an authenticity rarely seen in public speaking. Our organization also honored Elise with a statewide award. In her acceptance remarks, she gave — with no prompting — inspiring remarks that served to motivate the audience rather than focusing on her own achievements.

    Anna Beth Gorman

    Executive Director, Women’s Foundation of Arkansas

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