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Michelle Poler      

Passionate Social Entrepreneur, Fear-Facer & Branding Strategist, Creator of 100 Days Without Fear

Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Michelle Poler is a creative and passionate social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, fear-facer, and branding strategist.

She is the founder of Hello Fears, a social movement that has reached over 70 million people worldwide and has empowered thousands to step outside of the comfort zone and tap into their full potential. She has been invited to speak at places such as TEDx, Google, Yum Brands, Facebook, Wells Fargo, ESPN, Netflix, Procter and Gamble, Microsoft, Toyota, and many more.

Poler is also the creator of the project 100 Days Without Fear. Her work has been featured on prominent outlets including The TODAY Show, Forbes, CBS, CNN, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Fox News, Telemundo, Glamour, Elle, The Rachael Ray Show, Refinery29, and the Daily Mail.

Poler is the author of the bestselling book "Hello, Fears" and host of the Spanish podcast "Desde El Avión" (From The Plane) along with her husband, Adam Stramwasser.

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. Poler speaks Spanish and English fluently and holds a Masters in Branding from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Speech Topics

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.

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