Thought Leadership Coach | Speaker & Business Author

Recent Talks By Michelle

Michelle is a well known and highly regarded UK based business leader and author. A highly sought after  motivational and business keynote speaker who regularly speaks at multiple national and international high profile business events and summits. A company turnaround expert and serial entrepreneur of over 35 years, Michelle is also the host of the business section of Belfast 89FM.

BT Skills for Tomorrow
Michelle speaks to UK business owners on leadership. Examining “comfort zones” that business owners can fall into & practical tips to avoid the pitfalls.

University of Strathclyde
Michelle talks to business founders on their approach to hybrid working arrangements & how to introduce performance review & target setting.

Small Business Saturday
Michelle outlined 10 key measures that high growth entrepreneurs could pivot post covid pandemic, and rethink their focus for the year 2021/22.

Barclays Eagle Labs
Michelle talks with female founders of high growth start ups on the key requirements to become investor ready.

Irish Times Training
Michelle talks to start up entrepreneurs across Ireland on Business Identity and how it impacts on the growth of a small business.

Small Business Sunday
Michelle shares the stage at the annual Theo Paphitis Conference and talks about the importance of an exit strategy for any business.

Propel Hub
Michelle talks about the need for innovation throughout all points in the life cycle of a business and not just in the start-up phase.

Ulster University
Michelle talks with under and post graduate students on the need to move from ideation to commercialisation in an imperfect world.

University of Sheffield
Michelle talks to business founders on their approach to hybrid working arrangements & how to introduce performance review and target setting.

Work with Michelle

There’s never a dull moment in my world, I’ve always got something on the go! Public speaking, hosting, advising and assisting companies and entrepreneurs both locally and around the world. I often deliver motivational, business and leadership after dinner and keynote speeches at business events both locally and internationally, and am always open to new projects. If you would like to work with me, or have me speak at a future or upcoming event, please contact me to discuss your requirements. Please book well in advance as my diary often fills up quickly.

Six Figure Investment Book Camp

Learn form the master. For over 30 years, Michelle has led and handled six figure investment raising for multiple companies, across Ireland and UK. Some straight forward with others requiring significant restructuring to make investment ready. Use this opportunity to tap into the mindset and gain experience from one of Ireland’s most complete and experienced high profile business growth and turn-around experts, all while enjoying the luxury and stunning surroundings of Killeavy Castle.

This residential in the wonderful surroundings of Killeavy Castle in Co Armagh is not about business functions – it’s about Successful Entrepreneurial Leadership.

When an entrepreneur understands their leadership approach it opens the door to business success. We will work through some very practical and innovative approaches to build a scalable business that is attractive to lenders and investors and ultimately reaches that 6-figure goal.

Based on over 20 years of Michelle’s experience as a business owner and her observations of business leadership as a turnaround business coach, participants will be taken through a number of dynamic ideas to scale to a 6 figure business that can attract investment and lending.

This is a practical, energetic 2 days with visuals, descriptions and case examples used throughout. It is appropriate for all existing and aspiring business leaders, whether an at-home start-up or aiming for global dominance.

Have Michelle Speak at an Event

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    News and Updates

    Some of the latest news and updates from Michelle Lestas.

    Michelle to Host “DEMYSTIFYING Equity Investment” Masterclass
    Michelle hosts and delivers masterclass DEMYSTIFYING Equity Investment
    Michelle Hosts “How To Survive & Thrive In A Recession” Workshop
    Michelle hosts and delivers work shop for BT Skills For Tomorrow: How To Survive & Thrive In A...
    Michelle Talks at Theo Paphitis SBS 2022 in London
    Michelle speaks at Theo Paphitis SBS 2022 about Moving Business from Surviving To Thriving.