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Interested in Booking Meridith for Your Event?

If you are looking for a high-energy, highly interactive speaker with powerful content that delivers then you have come to the right place! My goal is to rock your conference, make you look like a star, and leave your attendees feeling inspired and motivated to take action.

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You've Booked Meridith – What Next?

Meridith’s keynote presentations help leaders and business owners learn the new rules of success, including how today’s economy has changed, how those changes affect today’s customers and employees, and specifically how that impacts your business.

Pre-Program Questionnaire & Checklist

This intake survey is our first step in creating a fully customized program that achieves the results you want.

Meridith's Stage Introduction

Brace yourselves for a dynamo in the world of business strategy and motivational sales – the one and only Meridith Elliott Powell, CSP, CPAE!

An award-winning and best-selling author with more than 9 books, she's not just a game-changer; she's the one rewriting the rulebook! Oh, did I mention she's currently the Chair of our National Speakers Association, bringing a touch of class and leadership wisdom to the speaking world

Meridith is not just a speaker; she's an interactive guide. Be prepared to participate in an immersive experience where learning meets laughter. Her techniques are well-researched and proven, providing a roadmap for success in the ever-shifting business landscape. Meridith's session will leave you with a proven formula and the unstoppable confidence needed for business growth, irrespective of market fluctuations.

Meridith teaches in the safe zone – no fire-walking or board-breaking. Just powerful information and actionable techniques ready to implement immediately. Besides her professional prowess, Meridith is an avid mountain biker, hiker, and golf enthusiast, proving that balance and inspiration go hand in hand in her life.

Get ready for a transformative journey where growth is not just a goal but a guarantee! Please help me welcome CSP, CPAE, Meridith Elliott Powell.

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Meridith's Bio

Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts, Top 100 Sales Influencers by LinkedIn, and Top 41 Motivational Speakers. Meridith Elliott Powell is an award-winning author, keynote speaker and business strategist. With a background in corporate leadership and sales, her career expands over several industries including banking, healthcare and finance.

Meridith worked her way up from entry-level to earn her position in the C-Suite. She is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Chair of the National Speakers Association, A Master Certified Business Growth Strategist, A Certified Executive Coach and Certified Speaking Professional. In addition, Meridith is an invitation-only author for LinkedIn with more than 600,000 learners taking her courses around the world. 

Meridith's Promotional Photos

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Meridith's Speaking Calendar

See a conflict with your date? While we do our best to keep the calendar up to date, things often change, so please reach out directly to Meridith to discuss your event. She will do her best to make it work!

Meridith's Promotional Photos

Gold Certified Business Growth Strategist – Meridith Elliott Powell
Keynote Speaker and Business Coach Meridith Elliott Powell Motivating to Action
Keynote Speaker Meridith Elliott Powell Confident Mindset

Meridith's Clients by Industry

Associations & Non-Profit

  • AASP
  • American Association of General Contractors
  • American Association of Healthcare Administrators
  • American Bankers Association
  • American Building Contractors Association
  • American Foundry Society
  • America Society of Employers
  • American Soybean Association
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Business Technology Association
  • California Bankers Association
  • Clopay
  • Communications Association Institute
  • Education Market Association
  • EO of Philadelphia
  • Family Business Forum
  • Grocery Managers Association
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • IBC
  • Idaho Bankers Association
  • Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky
  • International Association of Sleep Professionals
  • Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association
  • Michigan Apartment Association
  • Michigan Golf Course Association
  • Nebraska Bankers Association
  • Nashville Apartment Association
  • National Association of Legal Administrators
  • National Automobile Dealers Association
  • National Cable Television Association
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • National Hardwoods Association
  • National Manufacturing Association
  • National Restaurant Association
  • National Telecommunications Association
  • National Television Cable Cooperative
  • NCME Electrical Cooperative
  • New York Hospitality and Travel Association
  • New York Restaurant Association
  • North Carolina Bankers Association
  • North Texas National Speakers Association
  • Oregon Bankers Association
  • Petroleum Equipment Institute
  • PMPA
  • Produce Management Association
  • Tennessee Bankers Association
  • Tennessee Chamber of Commerce
  • United Motorcoach Association
  • Upper State Apartment Association
  • Virginia Automobile Dealers Association
  • Vistage
  • Western Independent Bankers Association
  • WNC Human Resource Association


  • Hunter Automotive
  • Independent Car Dealers of California
  • Kentucky Car Dealers Association
  • National Car Dealers Association
  • Virginia Car Dealers Association


  • Accelerant
  • Amcor
  • Avid Technologies
  • Bell Media
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Bulloch Solutions
  • Chariton Valley
  • CMS Energy
  • Corridor Capital
  • DTCC
  • Durafiber Technologies
  • FastSigns
  • Forms and Supply
  • Fortive
  • Four Seasons
  • FSI
  • Gordon Foods
  • Hunter
  • IBM
  • La Quinta Hotels
  • LinkedIN
  • Medline
  • Michelin
  • Microsoft
  • Nationwide
  • Polyquest Corporation
  • RKO
  • Saputo Dairy Foods
  • Satellite Inc
  • Southern Gas
  • SP Richards
  • Spectrum
  • Springfield
  • State Farm
  • Trane
  • True Value
  • Verslo žinios
  • Voya Financial
  • Zebra


  • Aalberts
  • Able Roofing
  • ABM
  • American Association of General Contractors
  • American Building Contractors Association
  • American Soybean Association
  • BAE
  • Bobcat
  • Butle Builders
  • Caterpillar
  • Clopay
  • Concrete Association
  • Contractors Inc.
  • Caterpillar
  • DART Container
  • GKN

  • GreenSprouts
  • IMPA – Idaho Milk Processors Association
  • LK Packaging
  • National Manufacturing Association
  • Precision Machine Manufacturing Association
  • Valve World
  • Walsh Construction


  • Blue Ridge Community College
  • Cal State University
  • CUES
  • Education Symposium
  • Franklin University
  • Haywood Community College
  • NASDAQ Educational Center
  • SBDC
  • Southeastern Community College
  • STN
  • Teacher Created Materials
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Wyoming
  • Western Carolina University


  • Alabama Bankers
  • American Savings Bank
  • Arvest
  • Asheville Savings Bank
  • Atlantic Bay Mortgage
  • AvidXChange
  • Bank of Minnesota
  • California Bankers Association
  • California Credit Union League
  • Carter Bank
  • Centra Credit Union
  • Colton Groome
  • Connecticut Bankers
  • Cornerstone Credit Union League
  • Corridor Capital
  • Credit Union Executives of New England
  • Crossstate
  • CUES
  • Edward Jones
  • Electrical Cooperative Federal Credit
  • Farm Credit Advisory Group
  • Farm Credit Bank of Texas
  • FBL Financial
  • First National Banks
  • Horne LLP
  • H&R Block
  • Idaho Bankers Association
  • Illinois Financial Services
  • Kansas City Bankers
  • Maine Credit Union League
  • Maloney Securities
  • Marshberry
  • Midwest Speakers
  • Million Dollar Roundtable
  • Modern Woodmen
  • Moss Adams
  • Mountain Credit Union
  • Movement Mortgage
  • Nebraska Bankers Association
  • Ohio Bankers League
  • ONEAmerica
  • Park National Bank
  • Pennsylvania Credit Union
  • Peoples Bank
  • Performance Bankers
  • Physicians Insurance
  • Risk Management Association
  • State Farm Financial
  • STD Credit Union
  • Tarkenton Financial
  • Tennessee Bankers
  • Tennessee Credit Union League
  • US Bank
  • Virginia Credit Union League
  • Virginia Society of CPAs
  • Voya Financial
  • Western Bankers Association


  • ABM
  • Bin There Dump That
  • Bravo Brio Restaurant Group
  • CarePatrol
  • FastSigns
  • HomePro
  • H&R Block
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • SendOut Cards
  • Sit Means Sit
  • Soccer Shots
  • Tempnet
  • True Value
  • US Lawns
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes


  • City of Greensboro
  • City of High Point
  • Florida Library System
  • Henderson County Economic Development Corporation
  • Henderson County Library System


  • 3M
  • Advent Health
  • Aeroflow
  • American Association Healthcare Administrators
  • Bay Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capstone Health
  • CVS
  • Dentsply Sirona
  • Healthcare Finance Management Association
  • International Association of Sleep Professionals
  • Leading Age Minnesota
  • Medline
  • Medtronic
  • Mental Health Systems
  • The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI)
  • Park Ridge Health
  • Patterson Dental
  • Stericycle
  • The Oncology Institute
  • ViiV Healthcare


  • Essent Guarantee
  • Farm Bureau
  • GreatAmerica
  • Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky
  • Independent Insurance and Brokers of California
  • Million Dollar Roundtable
  • Morrow Insurance
  • Prudential
  • Nationwide
  • Ohio Valley Insurance
  • Signal Insurance
  • State Farm
  • Source Media Women In Insurance
  • South Carolina Society of Independent Insurance Agents
  • Virginia Society of Independent Insurance Agents

Meetings & Events

  • ASE
  • Asia HR Summit
  • Bangkok Business Leaders
  • Blue Ridge Leadership Conference
  • CAPS
  • Catawba Women’s Conference
  • Colorado Women’s Conference
  • Education Marketing Association
  • General Manager & Executive Chef Conference
  • HORNE LLP Leadership Summit
  • IMEX America Tradeshow
  • Iowa Bankers – Managers Conference
  • Ledership USA Colorado
  • Management Events
  • Meeting Planners International
  • NFDA Women’s Conference
  • NSA Convention
  • Oasis Business Center
  • Professional Women’s Networking
  • Organization (PWNO)
  • Rain Summit
  • Rotary District Conference
  • Sales Expert Summit
  • Sales Experts Channel
  • Speakers Network Worldwide
  • Sunshine House Director’s Conference
  • Team Travel Source
  • Women Sales Pros
  • Women Up

Real Estate

  • Bell Partners
  • Charleston Realtors Association
  • Coldwell Banker
  • Movement Mortgage
  • Nashville Apartment Association
  • RE/MAX
  • South Carolina Apartment Association


  • Acadiasoft
  • ACF Technologies
  • Arity
  • DTCC
  • EventPipe
  • Fortive
  • Gryphon.AI
  • NeoGenomics
  • NMS Prime
  • OutPayce
  • Sonoma
  • Swimlane
  • Twisted Road
  • Vangresso

Travel & Hospitality

  • Amadeus
  • Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Cobblestone Hotels
  • Columbia Hospitality
  • Destination Gettysburg
  • Discover Lehigh Valley
  • Fazio Golf Course Design
  • Four Seasons
  • Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • General Hotels Corporation
  • Grand Casino
  • Grand Hyatt Singapore
  • La Quinta Hotels
  • New York Restaurant Association
  • New York Travel and Tourism Association
  • New York Hospitality and Travel Association
  • Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association
  • Sevier County Chamber of Commerce
  • SITE Southeast
  • Team Travel Source
  • Tennessee Travel and Tourism

Thrive: Strategies to Turn Uncertainty to Competitive Advantage

Thrive is the roadmap of how to grow your business and drive sales in highly shifting, constantly changing economic times.