Some of the cool places Michelle has been invited to speak


"Fear Less, Do More"

A talk that will change your perception of fear and inspire you to take action

Michelle’s humorous 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 you how to challenge your comfort zone to tap into your full potential. 

 In this fun and energizing session, you’ll learn about:

  • Dealing with the unknown
  • Seeking growth over safety
  • Embracing authenticity
  • Daring to fail
  • Leading with accountability
  • Redefining fear, from obstacle to opportunity

One of Michelle’s key findings lies on Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs where she uncovered how our needs not only motivate us, but they also limit us. By learning how to prioritize and negotiate with our needs, we open a world of opportunities.

Customized Talks for:

  • Women Organizations
  • Leadership Conferences
  • Youth Organizations
  • Schools and Universities

Michelle customizes every presentation taking into account the audience and the client's objectives. 




Facing your fears is scary, but
living in fear is terrifying.



Michelle Poler is a speaker, researcher and influencer known for the project 100 Days Without Fear, and for the social movement Hello Fears.

She has spoken at TEDx, Google, Facebook, and at the World Domination Summit among others. Michelle is originally from Caracas, Venezuela and has a Masters in Branding from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

She is currently touring the world speaking at companies, schools and organizations teaching audiences how to step outside their comfort zones as a way to tap into their full potential. She is also the host of YouTube/Podcast series Dear Younger Self.

Michelle has been featured in these publications, click here to read the articles or listen to podcast interviews

Michelle has been featured in these publications, click here to read the articles or listen to podcast interviews







"It was absolutely wonderful meeting Michelle and having her as one of our main stage speakers at TEDxHouston 2015.
Her talk was tremendously inspiring and insightfully put together. She was beyond well prepared and poured her heart into her message; everything you would ever want from a presenter. I honestly can't say enough good things about working with her as a TEDxHouston speaker. She's a talented designer and brave woman.I look forward to following along on all of Michelle's next adventures." ~Kara Gray, Speaker



"It was wonderful meeting you in person and the event was a huge success because of your incredible talk - THANK YOU!! I did want to share the great news that your session scored a 4.9 (out of 5) and was raved about in feedback! You inspired and motivated all who had the privilege to hear you speak! We have heard nothing but positive feedback and I have a feeling you may be hearing from other Women@ Google chapters across our organization requesting you to speak at future events." ~Michelle Read and Michelle Polleta, Women@ Google


September 22nd, 2016 / mountain view, ca

"Michelle was a strong referral from previous talks at Google. We decided to adapt her unique story for an external Partner Executive Summit, in hopes of inspiring C-suite execs to take calculated risks in their partnership with Google. I loved how she was able to take her personal journey and apply it to the business world. Michelle's storytelling is refreshing and genuine and left a lasting impression.Plus, she offered such a unique perspective on fear and we absolutely loved her entrance in the room!" ~Cecelia Choi, Channel Marketing & Programs



"It was inspiring to see Michelle's talk at Google NYC about her 100 Days Without Fear challenge. She made it relevant to our daily lives; the audience left feeling empowered to face their own fears. Her talent shines! Her energy and enthusiasm are undeniable, and her visual designs were absolutely flawless. People were thrilled not only by having Michelle at Google, but also for introducing her project into their lives. We look forward to having Michelle join us at many more events.” ~Sofia Altuna, Agency Partner



"Michelle delivered an exceptional keynote on her relationship with fear, growth, and ultimately herself at our women's event. She is a true inspiration of seizing the day to live a full and compelling life that you can be proud of. We also needed to hear her story of a successful turnaround and DIY improvement to stay focused on the unification and progress of our community. The audience loved her content and her energy was a breath of fresh air. Big thanks for sharing your engaging and activating narrative. A remarkable speaker" ~Arielle Gross and Melissa Oppenheim, Women@FBNY Leaders

World Domination Summit

August 22nd, 2016 / PORTLAND, OR

"We asked Michelle to speak from the main stage at WDS 2016, and our whole community loved her. As an organizer, I greatly appreciated her attention to detail in taking the time to understand the audience well in advance. I watched her talk from backstage and was impressed with both the authenticity as well as the energy she brought to the whole theater. If you get the chance to welcome her to your stage, don't hesitate!" ~Chris Guillebeau, WDS Founder


May 25th, 2017 / Israel

"On May 25th, 2017, We hosted Israel Women Think Next event under the theme 'Be The Best Version Of Yourself'. Women Think Next is an annual event focused on professional tech women, organized by Microsoft.

I have been in contact with many speakers throughout the years but with Michelle we found a refreshing personal touch - from the first reach to her husband/manager, Adam. She accepted our invitation to come to Israel, especially for our event and gladly agreed adjust her talk to the specific audience. We appreciated the fact that she didn’t come only to her session slot, but she arrived to the event in advance to network, and stayed longer to answer the audience's personal questions, which shows that she truly cares!

The session was simply amazing. Around 150 tech female attendees listened, learned, laughed and danced! The impact was huge and everyone left with the courage to face a challenge in their lives. We even received applications of women interested in working at Microsoft who pointed out they gathered the courage to do so after hearing Michelle.

I personally can’t wait to hear her again!" – Anat Kigel-Taub, Talent Sourcer & Channel lead for Events at Microsoft


February 10th, 2016 / San Diego, CA

“I’d like to extend a very sincere thank you from all of us at Microsoft for your talk last week in San Diego.  You were such a wonderful speaker. The only complaint that we’ve received is that we had a limit on the number of attendees and so not everyone could attend!  There are a lot of people now asking themselves “What is the BEST that could happen?”  Thank you for inspiring bravery and teaching us about our fears!” ~ Amélie Glon Werner, Business Management, Microsoft


September 8th, 2016

"Michelle is an outstanding speaker. I'm extremely grateful we decided to bring her to our annual event. The audience loved her energy and authenticity. Her session scored a 4.8 (out of 5)! They could easily relate to her message in many levels and implement her advice and tools into their day to day. I would love to bring her to more of our events." ~Paula Villasenor, Communications Manager