Michelle Poler | Founder of Hello Fears, a viral movement helping audiences worldwide build confidence, choose growth over comfort, and turn obstacles into opportunities.

Michelle Poler

Founder of Hello Fears, a viral movement helping audiences worldwide build confidence, choose growth over comfort, and turn obstacles into opportunities.

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Michelle Poler

Michelle Poler is a Latina-Jewish entrepreneur, brand strategist, author, and professional keynote speaker.

She is the creator of the project 100 Days Without Fear, and founder of Hello Fears, a movement that has reached over 70 million people worldwide.

Today, her work as an author, digital educator, and social influencer continues to amplify her impact helping audiences turn fears into opportunities, comfort into growth, and ultimately go from being one more to becoming one of a kind.

Michelle’s best-selling books have been translated into 7 languages, and distributed on 4 continents:

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

2. The Hello, Fears Challenge: A 100-Day Journal for Self-Discovery.

She has been invited to speak at The Global Leadership Summit, Google, P&G, ESPN, TEDx,  Netflix, Microsoft, Meta among many others, and her work has been featured in: The TODAY Show, Forbes, CBS, CNN, Buzzfeed, Mashable, Huffington Post just to name a few.

Michelle holds a master’s degree in Branding from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and early in her career, she worked as an Art Director for brands like Hershey’s, Wendy’s, AT&T, and Revlon.

When Michelle is not flying, speaking, or indulging in culinary experiences around the world, you’ll find her drinking matcha at home in Miami, and living fully with her husband, Adam, and their son, Noah.

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Featured Keynote Programs

Fear Less, Do More

A talk that will change your audience’s perception of fear, and encourage them to choose growth over comfort.

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 your audience how to challenge their comfort zone to tap into their full potential.

Key Benefits:

  • Identifying and capitalizing on growth opportunities
  • Thrive during uncertainty and embracing change
  • Redefining failure to push boundaries
  • Turning obstacles into opportunities
  • Challenging conformity and the status quo
  • Navigating universal, cultural, and personal fears
  • Cultivating bravery over fearlessness
  • Leveraging authenticity to overcome Imposter Syndrome

Spoiler Alert: Michelle will begin her presentation dancing reggaeton U N A P O L O G E T I C A L L Y to make people experience their comfort zone. The impact of her message becomes evident at the end, when she gets the entire audience on their feet to close off the session with an all-out dance party.

How to Go from Being One More to Becoming One of a Kind

As a branding expert, entrepreneur, and leader of a community of hundreds of thousands of people on social media, Michelle has been able to leverage her authentic story and experience to become a renowned author, an international keynote speaker and a digital educator with over 6,000 students across the globe.

IRREPLACEABLE is a journey through one’s individuality and the power of owning who we already are. It’s a call to contrast instead of compare. An invitation to show up and bring out what we’ve got.

Key Benefits for team members:

  • Showing up at work with authentic, unique, bold ideas and perspectives
  • Breaking the loop of comparison to become one of a kind
  • Overcoming perfectionism to unleash creativity and innovation
  • Crushing the imposter syndrome and trusting your worth
  • Leading with purpose and confidence
  • Promoting and pitching ideas with enthusiasm instead of fear or doubt
  • Developing trustworthiness anchored on your values

Key Benefits for the organization:

Individuals who can understand their own worth and embrace their authentic selves, will tap into their confidence to add exponential value to any team, spark innovative ideas, collaborate instead of compete, encourage creativity and help your organization stand out from the competition.

A great fit for:

  • Sales and marketing
  • Direct Selling
  • Associations
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Team Building

Like everything Michelle does, this isn’t another speaking session, it's an audiovisual EXPERIENCE that will make the audience laugh, reflect, learn, feel empowered, dance (obviously) and take immediate action towards becoming irreplaceable.

PS: If requested, Michelle can turn this Keynote into a 60-90 minute workshop that includes a special workbook for the audience to complete during the session.

Fear Less, Do More (Virtual Presentation)

Michelle utilizes technology to take her most powerful keynote to virtually any place on the planet. With high energy and inspired story-telling, Michelle can connect with attendees located together or watching individually.

This presentation will change a viewer's perception of fear and inspire them 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 viewers how to challenge their comfort zone to tap into full potential.

In this fun and energizing session, they will see and learn about:
Dealing with the unknown / embracing change
Seeking GROWTH over SAFETY
Leading with accountability
Daring to fail
The difference between FEARLESS leaders and BRAVE leaders
Highlighting our authenticity
The REAL enemy of success (not failure)
The difference between universal, cultural, and personal fears
How to trigger our Behavioral Activation System
Redefining fear, from obstacle to opportunity

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Featured Book

Hello, Fearsby Michelle Poler

Hello, Fears

by Michelle Poler

For readers of motivational books like DARING GREATLY and GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE, this growth mindset personal development book for those who are not only ready to achieve, but brave enough to push out of their comfort zone and find authentic happiness.

In this inspiring and motivational new book, founder of the Hello Fears social movement Michelle Poler is challenging you to say hello! to your fears and find meaningful happiness outside the traditional definition of success by living with courage and tapping into your full potential.

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 you to name, accept, and embrace what's holding you back so you can be the heroine in your 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.

Perfect for readers of Untamed and Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle, Girl, Wash Your Face and Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis or listeners of The United States of Anxiety podcast on NPR. On the professional side, if you liked Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh, you'll love Hello, Fears.

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