"Dear Younger Self,"

A talk that empowers future leaders to live with courage, find their authenticity and embrace their growth paths.

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 shows us how to challenge our comfort zone and tap into our full potential.

In this fun and energizing session, the audience will learn about:

  • Identifying and approaching our fears
  • Dealing with the unknown
  • Daring to fail
  • Seeking growth over safety
  • The difference between 'Fearless' and 'Brave'
  • Embracing authenticity
  • Redefining fear, from obstacle to opportunity


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

SCAD - Savannah College of Art & Design


“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



"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

World Domination Summit


"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

A Mighty Lass - Mpower Conference

march 11th, 2017 / Long Island, NY

"Your presentation was one of the most impactful, creative, engaging and fun speeches I have ever seen (and I just saw Hillary Clinton speak the week before!). You exceeded our expectations with your delivery and we are honored that you were a part of our event. Thank you!!" –Emma Brandt, Cofounder

"Everyone was blown away by your fun and candid, yet inspiring and motivating keynote presentation! It couldn't have been better in our eyes! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for joining us yesterday and sharing in our mission to #raisepowerfulgirls!" – Camissa Gallagher, Cofounder

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