Speaker Profile

Michelle Smith
Vice President, Marketing / O.C. Tanner

A highly accomplished international speaker, strategist, and author on performance improvement; Michelle is a respected authority on leadership, workplace culture, employee engagement and talent.  She’s published and presented more than 1,100 articles and speeches and is a trusted advisor to many of the world’s most successful organizations and governments.  Named as one of the Ten Best and Brightest Women in the incentive industry, a Change Maker, Top Idea Maven, and President’s Award winner, Michelle has appeared on television, in global magazines, and contributed to the books “Bull Market” by Seth Godin, “Contented Cows Still Give Better Milk,” and “Social Media Isn’t Social.”  Michelle is President Emeritus of the Incentive Marketing Association and Past President of the FORUM for People Performance at Northwestern University.  She was the Founder and Chair of the Editorial Board of Return on Performance Magazine and is Vice President of Research for the Business Marketing Association.