Meridith Powell

  • Business Growth Expert

An internationally certified coach, consultant, speaker and author, Meridith Elliott Powell has earned an enthusiastic following among industry leaders across the nation.

Meridith’s career began in sales and marketing and transitioned into executive positions in finance and commercial banking. This background gives her the unique ability to bring the “numbers side” and the “people side” of a business together, working towards common goals.

After achieving her business coaching certification, Meridith became gold master certified in Strategic Planning by the Haines Centre and the University of San Diego. She is among only a handful of strategists to hold this certification. Meridith increased her knowledge of communication styles, human behaviors and their impact on professional development by earning her master certification as a Human Behavior Specialist. She then achieved second level certification in Emotional Intelligence (EQ). These skills allow Meridith to help her clients master both the technical and relational skills needed to be successful today.

Meridith’s engaging, energetic style keeps her in-demand as a motivational business speaker and trainer. She’s an active member of the National Speakers Association, the Carolinas Speakers Association, the American Society of Training and Development, and Lessons in Leadership.

Meridith is also the co-host of Spotlight Carolina, a program that focuses on business owners andentrepreneurs. Most recently, she signed with the Ambitious Entrepreneur Network (one of the top 100 networks for small businesses) to host a weekly podcast, Secrets to Success.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Branding, Business Motivational, Business Performance, Business Speakers, Communication Skills, Emotional Intelligence, Marketing, Networking, Sales

  • Travels From:

    North Carolina

  • Price:

    $7,500 - $10,000

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Meridith Powell - Increase Profits, Grow Your Business

Meridith Powell - How to Get Employees to Engage

Meridith Powell - How to Lead in Changing Times

An internationally certified coach, consultant, speaker and author, Meridith Elliott Powell has earned an enthusiastic following among industry leaders across the nation.

Meridith’s career began in sales and marketing and transitioned into executive positions in finance and commercial banking. This background gives her the unique ability to bring the “numbers side” and the “people side” of a business together, working towards common goals.

After achieving her business coaching certification, Meridith became gold master certified in Strategic Planning by the Haines Centre and the University of San Diego. She is among only a handful of strategists to hold this certification. Meridith increased her knowledge of communication styles, human behaviors and their impact on professional development by earning her master certification as a Human Behavior Specialist. She then achieved second level certification in Emotional Intelligence (EQ). These skills allow Meridith to help her clients master both the technical and relational skills needed to be successful today.

Meridith’s engaging, energetic style keeps her in-demand as a motivational business speaker and trainer. She’s an active member of the National Speakers Association, the Carolinas Speakers Association, the American Society of Training and Development, and Lessons in Leadership.

Meridith is also the co-host of Spotlight Carolina, a program that focuses on business owners andentrepreneurs. Most recently, she signed with the Ambitious Entrepreneur Network (one of the top 100 networks for small businesses) to host a weekly podcast, Secrets to Success.

OWN IT: LEADERSHIP REDEFINED! OWNERSHIP, ENGAGEMENT, RESULTS!

Employee engagement trumps customer engagement … every single time! The relationship you build with your employees is more important than the relationship you build with your customers. Yeah you heard me. Think about it! In today’s world it is not your product or service that is growing your bottom line but the experience your customers tweet about. The path to profitability and business growth is through employee engagement.

In this program your leaders will discover why engaging today’s employees is different, how to build a culture that makes the best and the brightest want to beat a path to your door. How to use employee engagement as the ultimate competitive advantage. Happy employees deliver great customers service & happy customers come back time after time!


Networking: The New & More Profitable Cold Call!

 So - you hate to network? That’s probably because you use at least one of the three traditional networking strategies that just don’t work: 1 – You repeat someone’s name three times like a hyperactive parrot2 – You pass out business cards out like a Harrah’s blackjack dealer3 – Worst of all, you’re that guy who rides the elevator for hours ready to spew his 30-second pitch -  That guy is the reason people stare forward in elevators.

In a world of cold calls and hard sales, building solid relationships through good networking techniques is more important than ever. People who know how to network close more deals. It’s time to take the edge of off the networking process and step out of the elevator. When Meridith leaves the stage, you will have the next generation sales skills that trump cold-calls and deliver a real return on relationship investment.

OWN IT: VISION, STRATEGY, EXECUTION.  MORE THAN JUST BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE

Competitive, challenging and constantly shifting – that is today’s marketplace! To grow and compete you need a strong sense of business acumen. You need to see the big picture. Understand external trends. Implement strategy with one-hand tied behind your back. To succeed you need to be that rare leader who can stay razor like focused while remaining flexible enough to seize new opportunities.

If you want to leave your competition in the dust then do not miss this power-packed session. We’ll dive deep into how to enhance your business knowledge and sharpen your strategic skills. All while showing you how to execute effectively and get results!

 

OWN IT: OPEN MORE DOORS – CLOSE MORE SALES. BE THE ENVY OF YOUR COMPETITORS

You followed all the rules. You’ve read all the books. You’ve implemented the strategies. And still you’re struggling to hit the goals. Face it - the rules have changed and selling today is different. Customers demand more. Sales cycles are longer.

Competition is stronger. And getting above the white noise is damn near impossible. Sales success today means attracting, investing and powerfully adding value.

In this keynote your team will uncover the 3 MUST have strategies to open more doors, close more sales and be the envy of your competitors!

 

FINALLY!  AN ECOMONY MADE FOR THE FEMALE PROFESSIONAL! 4 STRATEGIES TO BUILD FEMALE TALENT FROM THE BOTTOM UP

Success today requires a new set of skills and strategies to get ahead. Today’s market place, and today’s clients demand more; This is a relationship economy were your ability to be patient is a virtue, and your ability to really connect and care about clients is your competitive advantage.

To succeed in the current market place, it is time to embrace tap your feminine side, tap into your natural skills, and build new ones to up your game and make this economy start working for you. During this high-powered session you will:

  • Understand how this economy has changed, consumers have changed, and the impact that has on business growth today
  • Learn the power of women both in buying power, and as leaders and their relationship to business growth
  • Gain information on the natural skills women have, and how to use them to succeed in this economy, as well as what women can do to “up their game” and take things to the next level
  • Learn how to take responsibility and build your career from the bottom up while understanding the importance of and how to share the strategy to both foster female leaders, and female clients.

 

Networking: The New & More Profitable Cold Call!

So – you hate to network? That’s probably because you use at least one of the three traditional networking strategies that just don’t work:


1 – You repeat someone’s name three times like a hyperactive parrot
2 – You pass out business cards out like a Harrah’s blackjack dealer
3 – Worst of all, you’re that guy who rides the elevator for hours ready to spew his 30-second pitch – That guy is the reason people stare forward in elevators

In a world of cold calls and hard sales, building solid relationships through good networking techniques is more important than ever. People who know how to network close more deals. It’s time to take the edge of off the networking process and step out of the elevator. When Meridith leaves the stage, you will have the next generation sales skills that trump cold-calls and deliver a real return on relationship investment.

 

 Own It: Defy Marketplace Gravity!  Succeed No Matter What This Economy Does

Really? You are still watching the news, reading the reports and surfing the internet looking for that one guru, that wizard who can tell you what this economy is going to do? Wake up! This is not your mama’s economy. It is moving fast. Changing constantly. And it crushes businesses who can’t keep up.
Your success depends on your ability to build a business and develop a team that thrives on change and eats stagnation for lunch. This is a world where market fluctuations are the norm and competition grows like kudzu.

It is time for you to defy marketplace gravity!

In this program, you will learn the business growth strategies you need to dominate your market. Build a team that thrives in change. Design a strategy that gets results. Get above the white noise. And leave the competition in the dust. Defy marketplace gravity and you leave your competition in the dust!

 

Own It: You In The Driver’s Seat.  Six Steps To Grab Control Of Your Career

Straddling the fence? Do you feel like you are stuck somewhere between “worried about being downsized” and “frustrated with being asked to do more with less.” While these choices make you feel out of control, the truth is you have the power to take charge of your own career. You can put yourself in the driver’s seat.

In this innovative keynote, Meridith will share how you can recognize more opportunities. Build the confidence to go for them. And blaze the trail to the career path you deserve. So are you ready? Put yourself in the driver’s seat and in control of your own career.

First Restoration Services

“WOW, WOW, WOW and WOW! Meridith was AMAZING! Sharp and high energy, I immediately tried her ideas and got amazing results!”

Dixon Hughes

“My ratings improved (33 out of 36 max up from 22 the previous year). Although my goal wasn’t to increase my bonus, it did increase 287%. Thanks to you, I’m showing the leadership characteristics they believe are important.”

VP, Events, City National Bank

“Powerful content, Amazing presentation; Our clients were fully engaged – Meridith more than delivers!!”

CEO, Integritive

“Working With Meridith We Doubled Our Sales – Best Year Ever!”
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