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- Specializes in: Overcoming Adversity, Personal Growth
- Travels From: New York
Born and raised in Caracas-Venezuela, Michelle Poler is a creative and passionate fear facer, art director, branding strategist, public speaker, YouTuber, and social entrepreneur.
Early on in her career she worked as an Art Director at Young & Rubicam for brands such as Hershey’s, Wendy’s, AT&T and Revlon. In 2014 she moved to New York City to pursue a Masters in Branding at the School of Visual Arts.
In April 2015, Michelle embarked on a 100-day project that would change the course of her life. Born to a family of Holocaust survivors, Michelle was accustomed to living with fear. But when she moved to New York, she quickly realized that the “big apple” was not for the fearful. In order to rewrite her definition of fear and change her approach to life, Michelle decided to face 100 of her fears in a period of 100 days, uploading every experience to Youtube sharing them with the world.
At around day 40, the project was discovered by the media, becoming a viral phenomenon. Her work has been featured on CBS, CNN, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Fox News, Telemundo, Glamour, Elle, The Rachael Ray Show, Refinery29, and Daily Mail among many others. Celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher, Sofia Vergara, Zoey Deschanel, Lil Wayne and George Takei also shared Michelle’s project, generating millions of views.
Facing her fears took Michelle to a TEDx stage where she faced her 100th challenge. This decision marked the beginning of her speaking career. Since then, she has spoken at companies such as Google, Facebook, ESPN, Netflix, Microsoft, P&G, Bayer, Toyota, World Domination Summit, Festival of Media, Inbound, Operation Smile and many more. In 2017 she started speaking to the younger generation. Since then, she has been presenting at schools around the country and abroad encouraging students to become their bravest selves.
In 2016 Michelle founded Hello Fears, a social movement to make the world a braver place. Through a series of live events, online videos, podcast interviews, user generated content, merchandise and daily inspirational posts, Hello Fears empowers millions to step outside of the comfort zone and tap into their full potential.
Fear Less, Do More
A talk that will change your perception on fear and inspire you to take action!
Michelle’s humorous and inspiring speaking style has been captivating audiences across the globe. With authentic storytelling, engaging visuals and her 100 Days Without Fear experience, Michelle will show you how to challenge your comfort zone to tap into your full potential.
In this fun and energizing session, you’ll learn about:
• Dealing with the unknown
• Seeking growth over safety
• Embracing authenticity
• Daring to fail
• Leading with accountability
• Redefining fear, from obstacle to opportunity
One of Michelle’s key findings lies in Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs where she uncovered how our needs not only motivate us, but they also limit us. By learning how to prioritize and negotiate with our needs, we open a world of opportunities.
100 Days Without Fear
Michelle focuses on her journey facing 100 fears. She explains how she discovered the root of her fears and how she was able to break them down from 100 into 7 core fears. She analyzes the origin of the fears by dividing them into: universal, cultural and personal. She then dives deep into the natural process of facing fear and shares her own set of tools to overcome them. She explains how we can negotiate with our fears as a way to approach them, leaving room for new feelings and emotions. Michelle concludes by inviting the audience to challenge themselves to go out of their comfort zone, and most importantly to share their experience as a way to keep inspiring others.
• Introspection: The audience will look deep into their souls to analyze their personal fears. They will learn and realize how their core fears have been obstacles throughout their lives, and see the impact it could have in the future by not doing something about it.
• Inspiration: By seeing the evolution in Michelle's personality and the impact facing her fears has had
• in the way she approaches life in the present, the audience will feel inspired to take action
• on their own lives. "If facing your fears is scary, living in fear is terrifying."
• Encouragement: The audience will understand the power in sharing their own experiences facing fears to encourage people around them to go after their own. This is how Michelle's project has turned into a fearless movement, impacting millions of lives beyond those in the audience.
What Are We So Afraid Of?
A talk that will change your perception of fear and inspire you to take action.
Our lives are defined by how far we are willing to take them. But how far we are willing to go is defined by the limits we impose on ourselves. Have you ever wondered what your life would be if you weren't afraid? Based on her personal experience facing 100 fears in 100 days, Michelle dissects fear and analyzes its impact on our true potential.
Michelle explains how she discovered that her 100 fears turned out to be just 7 core fears expressed in different challenges, giving her insight on how to approach different situations in the same way. By categorizing fears according to stack of values, she shows how to go to the root of our fears to understand how to tackle them.
One of Michelle's key findings lies on Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs where she uncovered how our needs limit our potential. But learning how to prioritize and negotiate with our needs will open a world of opportunities.