Mel Robbins

Award-Winning CNN Commentator | Best-Selling Author | Motivational Powerhouse

An Expert on Leadership & Defeating Doubt

Hiring the right motivational speaker is a very important decision.

Mel has worked with leading global brands on hundreds of custom keynotes and leadership development programs.

She has been described as “an explosion of inspiration”, “blazingly intelligent and shockingly funny”, and “the best motivational speaker I’ve seen in a decade.”  And, our personal favorite, “Mel’s got the energy and entertainment power of Eric Wahl and the depth of Marshall Goldsmith, in a skirt!”    She is the surefire choice for audiences in all industries because her work focuses on what makes us all human: our incredible potential in life and business, and the obstacles that stop us from reaching it.

Here are a few reasons why Mel has become a favorite among meeting and event planners, and a trusted partner for speaker bureaus and corporate executives:

10. Audiences Love Her

Mel delivers the goods on and off stage. Audiences consistently rate Mel as a five star experience and as “the highlight” of any event. Once you hear her speak, you’ll want her back.  For the keynote or leadership development program that everyone will be talking about long after your event is over, book Mel.

9.  Promotional Support

Mel is truly excited to be a part of your event. The proof is in the way she engages audiences before and after as well as the marketing assets she will give you that can be customized to help you drive registrations, attendance and excitement. If there’s something she can do to make your job easier, your clients happier, or your audience more satisfied – just ask.

8. Breathtaking Visuals

Mel drives home her message with soul-stirring videos, gorgeous HD photography, surprising animations and heart pounding music. She knows how to harness the power of multimedia – thanks to being a film major at Dartmouth, having launched and sold a viral media company, hosted two television shows, and working on-air daily with CNN.

7. Riveting Stories

There’s nothing more compelling than a vivid story that reminds us of the magic of the human experience, and Mel is a powerful story-teller – a craft she honed as a trial lawyer, a syndicated talk radio show host, a Gracie Award winner for “America’s Outstanding News Host” and a renowned TEDx speaker whose talk has garnered over 3 million views.

6. Relatable & Accommodating

Mel is a Midwestern gal who will greet your attendees at the door with a handshake and a smile. She’ll work with you to make the entire experience a breeze, work hard to accommodate your requests whenever possible, and attend receptions and/or networking sessions that involve your attendees, sponsors and clients.

5. Motivation and Actionable Takeaways

As one of CNN’s most popular commentators Mel has mastered the ability to turn complicated topics into relevant and memorable soundbites. More importantly, she jam packs her keynotes with tactics, strategies and a framework that delivers advice your audience will remember and be motivated to apply immediately.

4. She’s A Woman

Mel will diversify your event line up and is used to holding her own with celebrities, sports heros and name brands like: Daniel Pink, Guy Kawasaki and Seth Godin.  She can also command and inspire an all-male, scientific, technical or general session audience flawlessly – which explains why companies like Cisco and Lincoln Financial bring her back again and again.

3. Deeply Inspirational, Experiential Learning

Regardless of the size of your event, Mel spends as much time in the audience as she does on stage. She uses peer-to-peer coaching exercises and interactive social science research to drive audience engagement.  Her fearless, inspiring and fun approach loosens up your audience, accelerates connection and deepens inspiration because your audience will be both entertained and engaged.

2. Customized Content And Service

Mel doesn’t deliver a “canned” speech and she never phones it in. She’s a recognized authority on leadership development, employee engagement and motivation – so she’ll work with you to craft a program that works perfectly for your event agenda. CNN requires her to dig deep and go beyond the headlines and she’ll apply the same curiosity, rigor, and preparation when working with you by interviewing key stakeholders, conducting industry research and weaving in relevant brand and event themes.

1.   It’s All About You

Mel is one of the most powerful inspirational and motivational speakers you will find because she knows how to stir passion, inspire action and genuinely move people. It’s not about Mel; it’s about you, your client and your audience.  She’s  passionate about making a difference and it comes through on and off stage. Her commitment is simple: serve you and do whatever it takes to make your event a home run

Mel doesn’t just “give speeches” – she designs and delivers custom motivational experiences that engage your audience with soul-stirring videos, interactive leadership exercises, peer-to-peer coaching, surprising research, actionable advice, hilarious stories and moving tributes.  It’s one thing to talk about innovation and behavior change, Mel will make it happen live.

  • The 5 Second Rule – Achieve Break Through Performance In Your Career & Life
  • FROM SUCCESSFUL TO SATISFIED: How To Become The Leader You Want To Be
  • INFLUENCE: The New Rules Of Coaching High Performance Teams
  • HOW WOMEN LEAD: The Exciting New Science Behind Women, Success and Work
  • SELLING – The New Science On Selling In The Information Economy
  • COMMUNICATION:  The Secret To Getting People To Listen, Care and Take Action

Mel is hired to design and deliver:

  • Opening keynotes that kick off your event with an explosion of energy and excitement.
  • Compelling master classes that will challenge and teach your leaders to raise their professional game.
  • Closing keynotes that synthesize your conference objectives and catapults your audience out the door motivated and empowered to hit the ground running.

“It was so great meeting you and getting to work with you on our Corporate Leadership Group Summit. Your high energy presentation really brought our theme of leadership in action to life. Along with valuable insight, you provided attendees with realistic takeaways. In fact, survey results indicated that this year’s summit was one of the best yet, and your presentation, specifically, was hailed as a fantastic way to pull the two days of the summit together. On behalf of everyone at Lincoln Financial, I’d like to express my sincere appreciation to you for your participation and for helping to make the summit a success, and look forward to seeing you at the Women’s Leadership Summit in a few weeks.”
Jen Warne, Senior Vice President, Head of Enterprise Talent and HR for Corporate Businesses; Lincoln Financial Group

“We can’t thank you enough for presenting at our 2014 National Conference in Dallas, Texas. Your presentation and personal engagement with our Stylists have made a lasting and significant impact on our entire sales force. Our Stylists walked away feeling empowered, encouraged and eager to build their business, cultivate their leadership skills and dive deep with their own personal development. You have truly inspired our company to reach for new heights – thank you.”
Veeral Rathod, CEO; J Hilburn

Mel’s what they would call a five-tool player in baseball. She’s teaching while being provocative and that’s not an easy thing to do. What she adds to the mix at CNN, which is very important, she gives you all of those things we’re looking for, but also gives you some palette of humanity. Because it’s not just about the facts, it’s about the feel. And Mel has that in a unique way. What lawyers often miss is the feeling that you have about a situation when you don’t understand how the process works. Mel gets when things aren’t OK and she gets the difference between someone having the right to do something and something being right to do. She gets that from the perspective of prosecutions, she gets that from the perspective of victimization. She just gets it.

Mel’s uniqueness and value is that she’s real. She’s authentic in what she does. She provides analysis that’s down to earth and she’s not afraid to say what she’s thinking. She attacks the elephant in the room at all times. Everybody else would want to say it and Mel just gets out there and ‘boom.’ Then she can get very technical and specific legally. She’s going to address what needs to be addressed and she’ll have done her research. If you’re thinking about it, she’s going to say it. And that has great value because you know what you’re getting at all times—a no holds barred thing. At the same time, she does it with enough of a level of diplomacy such that she’s right on. I can see people in their living rooms yelling, ‘Yeah!’ at the TV. Mel is a tightrope walk, but nobody walks the tightrope better. Because she’s going to give you the perspective that people are thinking about, she’s absolutely not going to run away from the controversy in the issue she’s talking about, but she’s going to add just enough flavor of diplomacy to what she says to get her point out in a very straightforward way that’s no-nonsense, but not offensive. It’s like, damn man, how’s she’s doing this?

A Partial List of Mel’s Clients

  • Johnson&Johnson
  • AG Edwards
  • Bear Stearns
  • Partners Healthcare
  • Nestle
  • Optum
  • Aveda
  • Chase
  • PGA Tour
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • MDRT
  • Marriott
  • Harvard
Travels From:  Massachusetts
City: Boston
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Mel Robbins is one of the most sought after motivational speakers trusted by global brands to design and deliver business expanding, life-changing, interactive keynotes that inspire change, challenge thinking and accelerate personal and professional growth. Her TEDx Talk on “How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over” has over 10 million views across 37 countries, and her book on the brain and productivity, “Stop Saying You’re Fine”, is a business bestseller that has been translated into four languages. She started her career as a criminal defense attorney and went on to launch and sell a retail and internet technology company. Mel has led multi-year coaching programs at: Johnson&Johnson, AG Edwards, Bear Stearns and Partners Healthcare. The media has tapped Mel to host award-winning shows for FOX, A&E, Cox Media Group and now CNN.

Mel is currently one of CNN’s most popular on-air commentators and opinion writers; her articles drive tens of millions of page views for Mel has an extensive television résumé as an expert on human behavior and motivation for Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Oprah, The Today Show and Fox News. She was named America’s Outstanding News Talkshow Host at the 2014 Gracie Awards.

Mel is a speaker, TV personality and coach with the credibility and experience to deliver the goods for audiences of all shapes and sizes: men and women; intimate to arena; technical sales trainings to innovation summits. She will work with you to create an unforgettable, high energy and momentum-driven event that reinforces brand and sponsor objectives, delivers fresh, actionable content and engages and entertains your attendees with music, original videos and interactive leadership exercises.

Mel is a Dartmouth College and Boston College Law School graduate. She and her husband of 18 years have three young kids. She lives in the Boston area, but remains a Midwesterner at heart.


hree million people have learned the secret to reaching their true potential -now it’s your turn.  You are meant to do extraordinary things in your career and your life and the 5 Second Rule will help you achieve it.

In her viral, globally praised TEDx talk, Mel demystifies neuroscience research on the brain and the latest social science research to explain why and how you screw yourself over every day. You’ll learn how to identify the mistakes you’re making and learn how to create lasting behavior change within yourself. You’ll also discover one radical idea that will forever alter how you approach life.

Mel uses riveting videos, case studies and hilarious personal stories that will amaze and entertain you, all the while giving you the resources you need to soar. She leverages audience participation to demonstrate behavior change. The lessons and tools can be applied immediately and your audience will leave feeling deeply inspired, empowered and equipped to tackle their professional and personal dreams.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be inspired and motivated to reach your true potential.
  • Discover the two modes in which your brain operates.
  • Learn the three ways your brain uses “trickery” to stop action.
  • Practice the higher brain function that enables breakthrough performance.
  • Witness Mel turn fear into action.
  • Learn To Use the 5 Second Rule To Alter How You Approach Life.

Leaders at every level have to deal with a sobering reality: the world has changed more in the last five years than in the last fifty. What worked in the past, will often fail with customers and colleagues today and you must achieve more with less time, less resources and higher stakes. Plus, the more successful you become, the harder it is to change.

In this motivational experience, Mel will explain how rapid change has impacted your role as a leader and guide your audience through the process of identifying key areas and opportunities to raise their professional game.

Mel utilizes social science research, peer-to-peer coaching exercises, audience interaction and captivating videos to teach your audience what it takes to move from being merely successful to being deeply satisfied with work, life and the impact you make in the world.

You’ll leave this motivational experience with key objectives for professional and personal growth, and the knowledge and inspiration to become the leader you want to be.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify key areas to raise your leadership game.
  • Practice peer-to-peer coaching.
  • Discover the three traps every leader faces.
  • Examine the true power of feedback.
  • Learn the secret to driving engagement and satisfaction with your team.
  • Takeaway the action steps necessary to create lasting behavior change.

What does the rise of the “selfie” have to do with developing and managing teams? A lot. The world has changed profoundly and so has the psyche of your teams. To be an effective leader, you have to master and understand the powerful new drivers of human behavior.

Armed with the most recent research in the field of human behavior and technological advancements, Mel will explain how the “democratization of information” has changed the rules of influence. She’ll guide your audience through these new rules to help them become more effective leaders.

Mel will leverage your audience to demonstrate coaching exercises and breakthroughs, live. She’ll use videos and breaking news as a device to teach leaders how to use coaching to increase employee engagement, performance and satisfaction. Your audience will leave this experience excited to hit the ground running and empowered to be a better coach and more effective leader of their teams.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore The Difference Between Being the MVP and the Coach.
  • Learn the new rules of influence.
  • Introduce 3 Behaviors Every Manager Must Eliminate.
  • The Importance Of “what” not “how”.
  • Discover the power of “being a fan”.
  • Practice peer-to-peer coaching exercises.

Women may outnumber men in college, graduate schools and the workforce, but we continue to make critical mistakes that hamper our success in business. Companies across the world recognize the need to empower women leaders, but will we seize the opportunity and be able to change?

Armed with surprising new research, original videos and tactical advice, Mel Robbins will teach women executives what they need to know to raise their hand and participate, raise their voice and be heard, and raise their professional game and be rewarded.

Yes, bias is real, but the greatest forces stopping women today are often self-imposed. This enlightening and highly interactive speech will help women raise their professional games and compete for their dreams.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how to adopt a “Contender Mindset”.
  • Explore Visible vs. Invisible Work.
  • Introduce the 3 Essential Questions Women Leaders Must Ask.
  • Illustrate the Importance of Half-baked Ideas, Failure and Imperfection.
  • Discover the power of “being a fan”.
  • Learn the New Principles of Success.

In this fascinating talk, Mel reveals how the “Information Economy” has fundamentally changed the rules of selling in three significant ways. With the latest sociological research and case studies specific to your industry, Mel will teach your audience how living in a multi-screen world, with the web at our fingertips has completely shifted the selling cycle, the customer psyche and the role of a salesperson.  To sell big your audience must understand how the democratization and accessibility of information has changed the rules of influencing behavior. Mel uses custom videos and real-time breaking news as essential educational tools and leverages audience participation to reveal how power and fear play a crucial role in guiding a customers’ journey from consideration to close. Mel will teach your audience how to exploit the changing sales environment to accelerate effectiveness – instantly.

In today’s world, we are all responsible for influencing behavior and this eye-opening motivational experience will help all audiences become more masterful at influencing people in all aspects of life

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover how the democratization of information has fundamentally changed sales.
  • Explore the shifting dynamic of power in selling.
  • Examine the new research on the buying cycle in your industry.
  • Learn how to influence the new mindset of customers.
  • Practice peer-to-peer selling exercises.

e live in a very distracted world where it gets harder every day to get other people to pay attention and take action. You’ll only cut through the noise if you understand the secret to getting people’s attention and inspiring them to care and take action. As one of CNN’s most popular On-Air Commentators and Opinion Writers, Mel has mastered the art of attention grabbing and how to make someone care and influence what actions they take. In this provocative talk, Mel reveals the relevant drivers of human behavior, intriguing research and data outlining what people pay attention to online, and the new power dynamic at play. She’ll give you the surprising insights and strategies you need to become effective influencing the different personalities on your team, your customers, your spouse and your kids.

This is an eye-opening motivational experience that will help every type of audience become more effective and masterful communicators.

Learning Objectives:

  • The powerful role listening plays in effective communication.
  • Peer-to-peer communication exercises.
  • How the selfie has changed psychology and influence.
  • Discover how online behavior can improve your offline communication.
  • Learn how to package your ideas to break through the noise.
  • Explore the rise of “click baiting” online and what it means for offline communication.

Areas of expertise

  • Inspirational
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Disruption
  • Personal Development
  • Management
  • Confidence
  • Courage
  • Change
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