Leadership: It Starts With Me - Harnessing the Power of Personal Leadership

Leadership: It Starts With Me - Harnessing the Power of Personal Leadership

We’ve often heard the adage "everyone can be a leader", but what does this mean? More importantly, how is this relevant to your organization and your people? The most practical answer is to think of leadership in terms of character, not position or title. A leader is someone at any level who has grasped the ability to take charge of their thoughts, and consequently their actions, in any situation.


We are often tested to be the best version of ourselves, regardless of our job function. Myopic attitudes directly impact the workplace atmosphere and the quality of our business relationships. When we take the initiative as HR professionals, we open our minds to allow for greater innovation and creativity. We are ideally positioned to lead ourselves with greater confidence and strengthen relationships with leaders, co-workers, clients and stakeholders.


Delivering her message with insight, wit and humour, Michelle’s energizing, informative and popular keynote presentation will remind your audience of HR professionals of the power of personal leadership. They will learn accountability strategies to use long after the event ends to take the lead, explore possibilities, embrace challenges and break down barriers to success.


Expected Outcomes for Attendees:


  • Build a leadership blueprint to use in business and in life
  • Realize the incredible leverage of modeling a “do-what it takes” attitude
  • Realign your core personal values to those of your workplace
  • Hone your capacity for responding rather than reacting to people and situations
  • Tap into your innovative potential to bring out the best in yourself

Michelle Ray

Born in Australia and now residing in Vancouver, Michelle Ray is a leadership, change accountability expert and author who demonstrates a deep understanding of shifting one’s perspective and taking the lead in the face of top-of-mind workplace challenges. As a highly sought-after business keynote speaker for more than twenty years, Michelle has addressed thousands of audiences worldwide, delivering powerful messages on the importance of personal responsibility while bringing the best version of ourselves into every situation.

Michelle began her career in the media industry, managing sales teams for Australia’s leading radio and television networks affiliate stations. She helped generate record-breaking revenues for the world’s largest cinema advertising contractor in the midst of a severe recessionary climate. She has since worked with leaders and their teams of renowned brands in diverse industries including accounting, advertising, financial services, insurance, mining, oil and gas as well as government and not-for-profit associations.

In addition to her corporate background, Michelle broadened her leadership experience during her tenure as program director with Junior Achievement. She secured financial commitments and volunteer support from an array of corporations, facilitating enduring partnerships between youth, entrepreneurs and educators that helped educate future generations about business.

Michelle has earned the Certified Speaking Professional Designation, held by less than 700 people worldwide. She has been featured in renowned publications such as Inc., Investors Business Daily, the Globe and Mail and has appeared as a guest on numerous TV and radio programs including WCBS Opening Bell Report. She is the author of Lead Yourself First! Indispensable Lessons In Business and In Life.

For more information about Michelle, please visit www.michelleray.com