Inspiring Keynotes

So why hire Michelle as your keynote speaker? 


Because Michelle understands that your organizational culture matters! You  aren’t going to make things happen with  your people, you must make things happen through your people. People are the engines that drive creativity and innovation, create efficiencies and increase market share. Keeping your staff current and open to change, keeping their minds sharp, and keeping their hearts engaged  should be the number one priority of your organization.

Michelle Correia Templin, founder of Get Smart Training, is a frequent keynote speaker at major events and conferences, dinners, executive retreats and corporate award ceremonies. She has a proven track record for energizing new thoughts, ideas and action! Michelle’s experience is diverse and encompassing, including such industries as banking, manufacturing, education, hospitality  and healthcare.

“You we’re a great clean-up hitter with a simple but powerful message about embracing change! The after conference surveys of our investment managers resulted in very high marks and very positive comments about your keynote session!”

                 Dean Junkins, Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank 



“Michelle closed out our Inside Sales all-hands meeting with a direct and motivational call to action for our entire group.  With more than 100 sales representatives in the audience that had spent 6-months enduring several reorganizations, Michelle could have taken the easier route of empathizing with the general feeling of discomfort and uncertainty. Instead, she delivered a key message of change and embracing the opportunities that come with it to win in our very competitive world. Her delivery and real-life experience were much appreciated and very motivational.”

                                                                                                   Gary Schafer, Microsoft, Inc


There are a variety of speakers out there that will give you a canned presentation. Michelle believes that every group is unique, so every presentation should be too! Each presentation is customized to the needs of the group. Michelle will focus on what is relevant to you and what will make the most difference in your people right now!


Michelle is one of the most knowledgeable, effective, and energetic leaders in the training and development industry. Working with her has been one of my most productive and pleasurable business experiences. “

Juliane Ross, President Vivid Edge Productions

Michelle’s most recent Keynote Presentations:

When the Going Gets Tough… 

Moving through Adversity

60-90 minute keynote

All of us enjoy the sense of pride that comes during a successful phase of our life. Seasons of abundance produce feelings of  confidence and satisfaction. However, what we don’t always realize is that our ability to succeed is made possible due to the strength and discipline we  developed overcoming challenges during difficult times. It is during the storm that we develop character, patience, resilience and self-motivation.

During this tough economic season, many organizations are wondering how to motivate their employees to bring their best attitude to work each and every day. Michelle’s inspiring keynote presentation will provide us with tried and true strategies for overcoming life’s challenges. By changing  our internal perspective we can alter our actions and ultimately create a more successful outcome!

Participants will learn the following…

  • Recognize what is going well and the need to focus on abundance
  • The power of maintaining realistic optimism
  • Find comfort in discomfort
  • Increase abilities to anticipate obstacles
  • Take ownership for future success – No Victims Allowed!

 Welcome Change!

60-90 minute keynote

Changes in the economy, technology, and customer expectations are normal business progressions. Yet many of us would prefer for things to remain the same. People avoid change because of fear. Individuals learn to overcome these fears and embrace new challenges and therefore experience success more often!

We focus on reshaping attitudes towards change and help participants view change as opportunity to thrive!

Participants will learn the following…

  •  Attitudes towards change have a direct impact on success
  • View change as opportunity
  • Adapting to change is an emotional choice
  • Recognize the stages of change and how to move through it
  • Understand the advantages of proactive change

 Additional Keynote Topics 

All Keynote Presentations are customized to the needs of the specific group.

Keynote presentations are typically designed as 60-90 minutes sessions.

  • Five Star Teamwork
  • The Leadership Secrets of Santa Clause
  • Selling It Right! Getting Results with Integrity*
  • Results through Accountability
  • Taking Charge of Change*
  • Communication…It’s a Two Way Street!
  • Who Moved My Cheese?*
  • Making a Difference through Leadership

*Recommended for Sales Groups


Please contact Get Smart Training for a list of client references, availability and pricing.