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Michelle Gielan

Michelle Gielan

Keynote Speaker: National CBS News Anchor Turned Positive Psychology Researcher; Bestselling Author of "Broadcasting Happiness"

Michelle Gielan Biography

Michelle Gielan has spent the past decade researching the link between happiness and success. She is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change and was named one of the Top 10 authors on resilience by the Harvard Business Review.

Gielan is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. She formerly served as anchor of The CBS Morning News, and her research has received attention from dozens of media outlets including The Washington Post, FORBES, and The New York Times.

Gielan holds an advanced degree in positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. from Tufts University in Computer Engineering.

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Michelle Gielan Speaking Topics

Broadcasting Happiness: Creating Success through Positive Engagement

Effective, positive communication is the single biggest driver of success at work. New research in the fields of neuroscience and positive psychology is showing the incredible ripple effect positive communication can have on employee engagement, productivity, and happiness. After spending years as a national CBS News anchor broadcasting to millions and receiving an advanced degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Positive Psychology, Michelle developed simple, yet proven techniques for positive communication that drive individual and team success for quantifiable results. She trains professionals on ways to inoculate their brain against stress and negativity, praise effectively, get others to adopt a more resilient mindset and shift the culture at work to create a talent-enhancing environment.

Communicating Greatness: The Science of Positive Authentic Female Leadership

In our corporate culture, it can sometimes be difficult to be both female and positive without fear of being perceived as “pollyannish” or out of touch with reality. In this talk, Michelle shatters the misconceptions about positive leadership using science to show how to not only avoid prejudice, but to also change the mindsets of those around you to drive success. Michelle describes funny and poignant stories she experienced while one of the top female media professionals, as well as from her work with influential female executives at companies including Google, Microsoft and Bank of America. In this talk, Michelle reveals how to cultivate rational optimism, change the social script using verbal and nonverbal cues, guide the negative towards the positive, and be perceived as strong, deep and optimistic female leader.

The Optimism Quotient: Strengthening a Mindset that Fuels Happiness and Success

An engaged, optimistic mindset is a massive advantage in the modern economy and one of the single biggest drivers of success. New research in the fields of neuroscience and positive psychology is showing the incredible ripple effect rational optimism can have on performance, profitability and happiness at work. Nationally recognized researcher and best-selling author Michelle Gielan will empower you with practical, research-based positive communication strategies to increase happiness and fuel success. Learn the science behind how to train the brain for greater optimism to reap the benefits: 31% increase in productive energy, 37% higher sales, 40% higher likelihood of a promotion, and a 23% decrease in stress. Weaving together poignant stories, interactive experiments and her own novel research, Michelle presents a compelling, engaging science-based case showing that being positive and sharing that optimistic mindset with others is central to success. During her session, you will learn how authentic, rational optimism significantly increases performance and business success, a proven tool to inoculate your brain against stress and negativity, practical, researched 2-minute habits proven to retrain your brain to be more resilient in minutes, and how interconnected teams can create cultures of high performance and sustainable resilience.

Resilient to the Core: How to Improve Your Default Response to Stress to Boost Performance & Happiness

Stress has become one of the biggest barriers to high performance on and off the field, yet new research shows 91% of us could improve our default response to stress using simple positive habits. In one of the largest studies on stress of its kind, researcher and bestselling author Michelle Gielan has identified the three major dimensions of your stress response that predict your well-being and performance, and how to quickly shift from stuck to empowered. She shares the new research coming out of positive psychology and strategies for achieving 31% greater energy and 23% fewer stress-related symptoms. Attendees will learn how to identify the three major responses to stress that waste energy and leave us stuck, inoculate their brains against common stresses and negative people, use unavoidable stress to their advantage to boost performance, develop three habits to retrain their brains to be more resilient and optimistic in minutes, and cultivate interconnected teams to create cultures of high performance, optimism and sustainable resilience.

Michelle Gielan Videos

Michelle Gielan on the TODAY Show
Michelle Gielan Keynote Preview
SPEAKER MICHELLE GIELAN | Communicate Solutions

How to book Michelle Gielan?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Michelle Gielan for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Michelle Gielan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Michelle Gielan or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Michelle Gielan?

Booking fees for Michelle Gielan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michelle Gielan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Michelle Gielan?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michelle Gielan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michelle Gielan for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michelle Gielan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michelle Gielan or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Michelle Gielan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Health, Healthcare and Work-Life Balance. The estimated speaking fee range to book Michelle Gielan for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Michelle Gielan generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Amanda Gore, Dr. Kristen Lee and Nataly Kogan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michelle Gielan for an upcoming event.

Michelle Gielan Speaking Topics

  • Broadcasting Happiness: Creating Success through Positive Engagement

    Effective, positive communication is the single biggest driver of success at work. New research in the fields of neuroscience and positive psychology is showing the incredible ripple effect positive communication can have on employee engagement, productivity, and happiness. After spending years as a national CBS News anchor broadcasting to millions and receiving an advanced degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Positive Psychology, Michelle developed simple, yet proven techniques for positive communication that drive individual and team success for quantifiable results. She trains professionals on ways to inoculate their brain against stress and negativity, praise effectively, get others to adopt a more resilient mindset and shift the culture at work to create a talent-enhancing environment.

  • Communicating Greatness: The Science of Positive Authentic Female Leadership

    In our corporate culture, it can sometimes be difficult to be both female and positive without fear of being perceived as “pollyannish” or out of touch with reality. In this talk, Michelle shatters the misconceptions about positive leadership using science to show how to not only avoid prejudice, but to also change the mindsets of those around you to drive success. Michelle describes funny and poignant stories she experienced while one of the top female media professionals, as well as from her work with influential female executives at companies including Google, Microsoft and Bank of America. In this talk, Michelle reveals how to cultivate rational optimism, change the social script using verbal and nonverbal cues, guide the negative towards the positive, and be perceived as strong, deep and optimistic female leader.

  • The Optimism Quotient: Strengthening a Mindset that Fuels Happiness and Success

    An engaged, optimistic mindset is a massive advantage in the modern economy and one of the single biggest drivers of success. New research in the fields of neuroscience and positive psychology is showing the incredible ripple effect rational optimism can have on performance, profitability and happiness at work. Nationally recognized researcher and best-selling author Michelle Gielan will empower you with practical, research-based positive communication strategies to increase happiness and fuel success. Learn the science behind how to train the brain for greater optimism to reap the benefits: 31% increase in productive energy, 37% higher sales, 40% higher likelihood of a promotion, and a 23% decrease in stress. Weaving together poignant stories, interactive experiments and her own novel research, Michelle presents a compelling, engaging science-based case showing that being positive and sharing that optimistic mindset with others is central to success. During her session, you will learn how authentic, rational optimism significantly increases performance and business success, a proven tool to inoculate your brain against stress and negativity, practical, researched 2-minute habits proven to retrain your brain to be more resilient in minutes, and how interconnected teams can create cultures of high performance and sustainable resilience.

  • Resilient to the Core: How to Improve Your Default Response to Stress to Boost Performance & Happiness

    Stress has become one of the biggest barriers to high performance on and off the field, yet new research shows 91% of us could improve our default response to stress using simple positive habits. In one of the largest studies on stress of its kind, researcher and bestselling author Michelle Gielan has identified the three major dimensions of your stress response that predict your well-being and performance, and how to quickly shift from stuck to empowered. She shares the new research coming out of positive psychology and strategies for achieving 31% greater energy and 23% fewer stress-related symptoms. Attendees will learn how to identify the three major responses to stress that waste energy and leave us stuck, inoculate their brains against common stresses and negative people, use unavoidable stress to their advantage to boost performance, develop three habits to retrain their brains to be more resilient and optimistic in minutes, and cultivate interconnected teams to create cultures of high performance, optimism and sustainable resilience.

Michelle Gielan Videos

Michelle Gielan on the TODAY Show
Michelle Gielan Keynote Preview
SPEAKER MICHELLE GIELAN | Communicate Solutions

Michelle Gielan Reviews

  • Michelle Gielan’s buoyant, poignant, and uplifting message was the cornerstone of our entire three-day event. Michelle’s warm, inclusive, and elegantly polished delivery brought our group of 200 into her enchanting inner circle. Her message not only resonated, but also transformed our audience to adopt the challenge of radiating happiness. Including Michelle Gielan in an event is to ensure happier, more productive, more successful outcomes for your group.
    The Incentive Research Foundation - Apr 13 2020

  • When Michelle presents on stage, she makes you feel like you’ve known her for years. She immediately engages the audience with stories, research, and exercises that make her talks a must-see from the start. I've had the honor of booking some of the world's best speakers for our annual conference, and Michelle Gielan is in that class. If you’re looking for a dynamic speaker to lift up your leaders and give them practices to help them for years to come, put Michelle on your list!
    Workhuman - Apr 13 2020

  • One of our best speakers ever. Michelle Gielan had us at hello with her infectious smile and energetic personality. But it was the practical ways we can put the research and ideas she shared into practice that had everyone buzzing. Some attendees said they were skeptical at first ‘here’s another think positive speaker,’ but left very impressed and motivated by Michelle’s message.
    Mighty Auto Parts - Apr 13 2020

  • Michelle’s message made a lasting impression, and we are already seeing the results. Our Americas HR organization is definitely Broadcasting Happiness – we are inspired!
    Marriot - Apr 13 2020

  • Michelle captivated a room of CEOs, presidents and leaders with her research, her stories and her powerful delivery. The leaders in the room left the presentation forever changed.
    YPO Gulf States - Apr 13 2020

Michelle Gielan News

How to book Michelle Gielan?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Michelle Gielan for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Michelle Gielan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Michelle Gielan or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Michelle Gielan?

Booking fees for Michelle Gielan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michelle Gielan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Michelle Gielan?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michelle Gielan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michelle Gielan for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michelle Gielan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michelle Gielan or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Michelle Gielan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Health, Healthcare and Work-Life Balance. The estimated speaking fee range to book Michelle Gielan for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Michelle Gielan generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Amanda Gore, Dr. Kristen Lee and Nataly Kogan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michelle Gielan for an upcoming event.

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