Michelle Tillis Lederman CPA, MBA, PCC, was named one of Forbes Top 25 Networking Experts and is the author of The Connector’s Advantage, The 11 Laws of Likability, Heroes Get Hired, and Nail The Interview – Land The Job. Michelle is the founder and CEO of Executive Essentials, a training company that provides customized communications and leadership coaching and training programs. Michelle believes real relationships lead to real results and specializes in teaching people how to communicate with confidence, clarity, and connection. She has delivered seminars internationally for fortune 500 companies, universities, high schools, and nonprofit organizations including; JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, J&J, Deutsche Bank, DEP, GE, Columbia Business School, MetLife, Target, Sony Music, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and The Museum of Modern Art. Michelle was an Adjunct Professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and serves on the faculty of the American Management Association and Rutgers Executive Education and on the advisory board of Kean’s Global Business School.
Michelle’s expertise led her to be a regular on air and in print and has appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox, Gayle King, and NPR and been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Working Mother, US News & World Report, Monster.com, USA Today, CNBC, and About.com among others.
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Michelle spent a decade in finance as a CPA in Arthur Andersen’s audit practice and a mergers & acquisitions analyst at Primedia, a financial strategist with Deloitte Consulting, a hedge fund investment adviser for HypoVereins Bank, and lastly as a director of communications at Investor Analytics, an alternative asset risk management firm.
She received her BS, Summa Cum Laude, in Accounting and Communications from Lehigh University, her MBA, with honors, from Columbia Business School, and her coaching certification from the Institute for Professional Empowerment Coaching and is accredited by the International Coaching Federation. Executive Essentials is a certified Women Business Enterprise.