"It was absolutely wonderful meeting Michelle and having her present 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

SCAD - Savannah College of Art & Design

june 4TH, 2016 / savannah, ga

“SCAD was delighted to invite Michelle to address the SCAD Savannah Class of 2016 at the university’s commencement ceremony. She is a charismatic and high energy speaker with a gift for establishing instant rapport with audiences. Her curiosity, intellect, and optimism are sure to inspire her listeners to expand their horizons, visualize their goals, and find happiness – exactly as she has done.” – Paula Wallace, SCAD President and Founder

Castilleja School


“Michelle was very well received by students and faculty, even many parents have emailed to let us know that their daughters came home sharing what they learned from Michelle’s message. Her talk was the perfect ending to the first day of school.”
–Nanci Kauffman, Head Of School

"Michelle Poler's unique blend of humor, inspiration, and vulnerability are a winning combination. She is beautifully human and relatable, as well as intentional--thoughtfully tailoring each talk to her audience, which allows her to connect her story in incredibly meaningful ways with those in the room. With beautiful slides, compelling videos, and artful storytelling, Michelle's presentation captivates from start to finish. Most importantly, you will leave feeling challenged and empowered to live more courageously. Since her visit, it has been wonderful to see and hear our faculty, students, and alumnae engage in powerful reflections about how they navigate and challenge their own fears. She has left a lasting impression on our community!" –Rachel Evers and Julia Odelowo

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

Creative Mornings


"Michelle Poler spoke at our CreativeMornings event in December and we were quite lucky to have her. A natural presenter with great enthusiasm, Michelle shared the story behind her 100 Days Without Fear project and had our audience laughing, clapping and nodding their heads along with her. She successfully mastered the balance of humility and confidence and presented in a truly entertaining way." –Lisa Cifuentes, Community Manager at CM


September 8th, 2016

"Michelle is an outstanding presenter. 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