Over the past six years Michelle Y. Talbert has helped hundreds of women improve their lives and businesses through her podcasts and workshops.


Her connections and vast business network have created massive opportunities, ranging from an invitation from The Obama White House to speaking on stages across the country.


Michelle is a contributor to Black Enterprise magazine and has contributed to numerous publications on social issues, technology and business topics. Michelle has been featured in Forbes, EBONY and USA Today. Michelle launched her first podcast, Dust Off Your Dreams, in 2008 and since then has spoken at numerous podcasting and social media conferences on the benefits of podcasting.


She’s a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and holds a Certificate in Business Policy and Management from the Wharton School of Business, all achieved while raising her two school-aged children as a divorced, single mom. Michelle is passionate about helping women speak their truths and live as their most authentic selves. She hosts networking masterminds and goal-setting intensives for women in business around the country, while living in her adopted home of South Florida.





















As a 'non techie' startup founder, she's served as a 'Sensei' (teams mentor) for the AT&T Hackathon held at Howard University and was a member of the 2014 Lean Startup Machine winning team.

After attending community college part-time for 10 years, while working working as a secretary by day and raising her children, she transferred to Cornell University and then went on to receive her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School with a Business Certificate from Wharton School of Business. Michelle left the full-time practice of law in 2012. She has been featured in Forbes, EBONY and USA Today.

Curator - Her Power Moves #UnvendorDecember

Women-Owned Business Fair

Social Media Influence Presentation - June 2018

Features and Contributor

Michelle's Brands

Sample Speaking Topics

  • Un-Network: Create Connections that Profit 

  • The Benefits of Podcasting for Your Business

  • Building Tribes: Never Introduce Yourself or Your Business Again!

Signature workshops for law firms:

  • You Have One Job: Make Your Partners Look Good to the Client (junior associate productivity and focus skills)

  • Singing in the Art of Rainmaking (client attraction and networking skills for mid-level associates and junior partners)

Sampling of contributed articles

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