Your presentation was engaging and thought provoking; we have received a lot of compliments on our speaker choice!
– Ruth Elmore, The Business Continuity Institute
Very engaging session at the 5th India Wealth Management Conference of CFA Society India With a great depth, Michele gave very simple and relatable perspectives about how many things that go wrong in investment ideas, in businesses, in central bank policy, or even in our personal lives, are actually avoidable if we pay enough attention to the gray rhinos – but often such big obvious problems in front of us get ignored due to human biases.
– Anil Ghelani, CFA, Head of Passive Investments & Products at DSP Investment Managers and Vice-Chairman, CFA Society India.
Michele Wucker was our guest speaker on a webinar recently. Not only is she a never-ending source of valuable insights, but she is engaging and entertaining as well! Michele shared her impressive world views as readily as her effective personal stories for our listeners. I enjoyed our wide-ranging conversation as much as our listeners who sent me numerous confirming emails. Their most popular descriptive word was “fantastic” – and I agree!”
– Terri Brady, University of Chicago
Michele’s practical wisdom, engaging and down-to-earth demeanor, communication style, and her basic human decency and overall care for humanity, which imbues all of her interactions, immediately resonated with everyone in our global community of conference panelists and attendees. Michele’s wisdom is real, practical, and offers a gentle reminder that recognizing our quirks can embolden us to change our actions. Thank you, Michele, for all you contribute, but most of all, thank you for being you and sharing your humanity with others.
– Si Alhir, Author of The Antifragility Edge
Transformation (Agility, Resilience, Antifragility) Leader, Coach, Consultant, and EntrepreneurLead Organizer of virtual conferences “Leadership Through & Beyond Crisis” (May 2020), “Transcending the Crisis” (June 2020), “Catalyzing the Future” (September 2020)
We all took a lot of valuable insight from your presentation and workshop. When I got back to work I had a session with my managers to identify our ‘Grey Rhinos’ and Brexit was one of them. Having identified it, we had a strategy on what we’d do if the worst happened –leaving Europe for us– so we could react quickly and put a positive spin on it to counter any potential negative effect. We continue to meet to discuss the latest Grey Rhinos and it’s very much in our team mind-set now.
– Leanne Linacre, ALTO
I received so many warm comments from your master class. Everything from “highly relevant” and “practical” to “greatly informative and instructional” to “expert,” “right on point” and “eye-opening.”
– Anthony Vlahos, ExecuNet
An engaging, insightful speaker! Michele Wucker is able to demystify complex global happenings in a breezy conversational style.
– Peter Marber, Head of Emerging Markets Investments at Loomis, Sayles & Co
When I was planning Carnegie Council’s signature conference on business risk in recent years, Michele Wucker was the person I immediately thought of when I needed someone who could provide fresh insights on major global trends, had a strong stage presence, and could to go head-to-head with outspoken, highly respected fellow panelists! Working with her on programs in New York City to Tokyo has always been a pleasure. She’s one of a kind.
– Devin Stewart, Carnegie Council
Michele Wucker’s from-the-hip, conversational style is so refreshing in an age of a powerpoint slide per minute. In most university seminars, we have to wait until the Q&A session for the talk to get interesting and the speaker to engage the audience. Michele pulls the audience in from the outset with her command of the topic, comfortable delivery, and natural wit and charm.
– Jon Erickson, Professor, University of Vermont
Members of our Forum enjoyed Michele Wucker’s talk on “Immigration and US Foreign Policy” very much. They were impressed by her insightful and thought-provoking analysis of US immigration policy. She gave a very informative analysis of challenges faced by our immigration system. This is a very difficult topic, and she did a great job of covering all sides of the debate.
–Bahman Baktiari, Bangor Foreign Policy Forum
Michele spoke at our opening celebration, to an audience of over 300 equally comprised of members who either only spoke Spanish or only spoke English. We had heard beforehand that she was a dynamic speaker, but even so we were impressed well beyond our expectations. Without notes, Michele spoke in both English and Spanish, holding the attention of the entire crowd as she switched effortlessly back and forth between languages. She effectively conveyed how important it was for people to work together to educate the next generation of Dominicans. Afterward, many members approached me inspired to join our cause because of the emotion that was stirred in them during Michele’s speech. The idea of education is simple, but the idea of action could not have been expressed any better; Michele managed to convince everyone in the room, myself included, that the dream of education is possible when everyone comes together.
-Tricia Thorndike Suriel, The Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring (DREAM) Project
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