Michael Sherlock

Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Best Selling Author and Podcast Host

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About Michael Sherlock

Michael brings more than 25 years of expertise in delivering motivational speeches and conducting training sessions for diverse audiences across the globe. She specializes in offering engaging Sales & Leadership Virtual Keynotes tailored to various audiences.

Read more about the keynotes she offers below.

Don’t let the name, hair color, or eccentric shoes fool you – Michael Sherlock is all business. Her commitment revolves around fostering positive, efficient, and lucrative work environments while aiding individuals and businesses in unlocking their utmost potential.

Before establishing Shock Your Potential, her global training venture, Michael held the role of Vice President of US Sales at two multinational medical device companies. Her responsibilities included overseeing net revenues surpassing $75 million and managing up to 500 employees concurrently. Recognized as #12 among the Top Female Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2021 by EnterpriseLeague.com and as part of the Big 50 Top Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2022 by Success Sisters Magazine, Michael frequently shares her expertise on hiring and employee management across various media outlets like 6ABC in Philadelphia and Daily Blast Live.

Michael is dedicated to potential – be it business, leadership, or professional. Each avenue demands individuals to assess their current position, envision their destination, and bravely stride toward it. She shares her successes and setbacks equally, ensuring her audience feels a personalized connection to her message.

With two published business books and two more scheduled for release in 2023, Michael emphasizes effective employee empowerment, team building, confidence-building, heightened productivity, and rapid revenue growth in Tell Me More – How to Ask the Right Questions and Get the Most out of Your Employees (second edition). Her forthcoming book, Sales Mixology – Why the Most Potent Sales and Customer Experiences Follow a Recipe for Success, delves into crafting impactful customer experiences. Scheduled for 2023, Shock Your Potential aligns with her business platform, guiding individuals toward achieving their professional potential.

As the Chief Potential Officer of Shock Your Potential, based in Philadelphia, Michael offers engaging presentations and actionable strategies on leadership, employee development, customer experience, and sales transformation for corporations and business leaders. She also hosts the Shock Your Potential podcast.

Michael holds a B.A. in Education from Eastern Washington University and has delivered keynote presentations at both national and international conferences. Beyond her professional pursuits, she finds joy in cooking, gardening, and navigating the challenges of meditation. Her passion for travel exposes her to diverse experiences, languages, and cultures worldwide.

In Michael’s own words about her speaking engagements:

“My keynotes are more than your typical keynote. Whether in-person or virtual, I incorporate significant interaction from my audience, and make sure everyone leaves with action items that they can incorporate immediately.

In addition, I vary the tone and material depending on each audience to ensure that the message is the perfect fit for your audience. If you are looking for a memorable speaker with content that changes lives, careers, and businesses, this is the program for you!”

Michael’s top three requested keynotes include:

1. Shock Your Potential: Uncovering the 5 critical elements needed to unleash your potential, this keynote resonates with individuals seeking growth, from those eyeing promotions to small business owners aiming to outshine competitors. Using “SHOCK” as a guide:

  • Stand Out
  • Hone Your Skills/Hire Your Deficiencies
  • Operate As If You Were Already There
  • Cultivate People & Opportunities
  • Know Your Worth/Know Your Value

2. Shock Your Sales Potential: Classifying sales personas into five categories, this keynote helps participants understand their sales style and its impact on success. It includes a quiz and strategies from the Shock Your Sales Potential course, ensuring a less stressful sales process and enhanced customer experiences.

3. Shock Your Leadership Potential: Delving into a simple strategy, Listen. Learn. Lead., this keynote focuses on empowering leaders through active listening, proper questioning, and coaching. It transforms leadership styles and fosters employee growth and success.

Michael’s speaking engagements promise to ignite change and drive success, tailored to fit your audience and leave a lasting impact.


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