Michelle Villalobos, MBA helps rising stars position and promote themselves as thought leaders in their fields of expertise both inside their industries, or inside their corporate environments.
Michelle's executes this work in 3 basic ways: speaking to audiences, facilitating high-level group trainings and private coaching.
In 2011, The Miami Herald named Michelle one of the city's “Top 20 Under 40” and in 2013, she was the first place winner of The Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge, the top contender among hundreds of competitors.
Michelle's clients include large, well-known corporations like Burger King, American Express, Audi, Gibraltar Bank, Frito-Lay, LivingSocial, and Constant Contact, among others. But another passion is helping small businesses – particularly, but not only, women-owned ones – create huge breakthroughs to drive visibility, credibility and marketability.
To that end, Michelle founded The Women's Success Summit in June, 2010, which has quickly become Miami's largest conference for entrepreneurial women, every Fall. These days, you can often find Michelle in the media discussing how professional women can "get ahead, get noticed, and get promoted."
Some of the media Michelle has appeared in, below. Click here to see articles, videos and interviews with Michelle.
What makes Michelle's Programs Special?
It's simple: From Uh-Oh To A-Ha!
Michelle takes people on a journey that quickly – sometimes in an instant – transforms years of entrenched mindset, unsound strategy or ineffective execution. And they LIKE it.
Rather than feel confronted, audiences feel liberated. Rather than experience boredom, audiences experience excitement. Rather that be "preached to," audiences are are engaged with… and that means they enjoy the ride, and learn a lot better. As one attendee recently said: “when Michelle enters a room, sparks fly.”
As a trained improv theater performer, Michelle has been known to spontaneously bust out a rainbow assortment of Sharpies and call up audience members to work through issues live onstage and illustrate points on-the-fly.
She'll also prepare fun, audience appropriate examples to illustrate key points. Example: for an all-female boutique PR agency struggling to increase profits, she constructed a price-value matrix using her shoe collection – they not only loved it, they "got" it: they're not WalMart, they're Christian Louboutin… raising perceived value is the first step to raising prices and no longer competing with the masses.
Another key differentiator is Michelle's performance guarantee. She insists upon offering a no-holds-barred, no-questions-asked, no-excuses performance guarantee with every program, speaking engagement, consulting project or product she delivers. This keeps the risk squarely on her, and lets you rest easy knowing Michelle will ALWAYS deliver at the highest level.
Unlike many speakers, Michelle's core business is speaking (not the back-room sales she could generate), so her ONLY focus is to deliver an extraordinary experience to your audience.