Mikki Williams

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Hair she is, Mikki Williams! Her motto? Be Outrageous; it’s the only place that isn’t crowded. 

What do the Cree Indians of Canada, bankers in Australia, farmers in Indiana, insurance agents in Singapore, and German fitness professionals have in common with AT&T, IBM, and Lockheed? Mikki Williams, CSP, CPAE! She is a global celebrity speaker, trainer, TEDx speaker, executive speech coach, author, radio & TV personality, and entrepreneur. 

An inspirational humorista and business motivator, she was chosen as one of the best speakers in the country by ‘Meetings and Conventions Magazine,’ along with Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Rudy Giuliani, Colin Powell, Lou Holtz, Zig Ziglar, Mike Ditka, and Jay Leno. In his South African home, she has spoken for heads of state, including Bush, Clinton, and even Nelson Mandela. Her client roster is vast, from the Million Dollar Round Table to the IRS. 

Mikki is an award-winning Vistage speaker, a former 20 year Master Chair, and now Chair Emeritus for Vistage International, a leading executive organization. 

Mikki was featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal, named one of the Outstanding Connecticut Women of the Decade by the United Nations, and ABC did a television documentary about her life. She was named Small Business Advocate of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, and the International Fitness Business Person. She has spoken in every US state, every Canadian province, and every continent in the world, except Antarctica…where she can’t wear her stiletto’s.

She is uniquely unordinary! An Enthusiologist™ who mixes entertainment and humor with business savvy to share insight and inspiration for life-changing impact. 

Mikki and Okoboji Writers’ Retreat producer Julie Gammack have been Vistage chair colleagues for 20 years. Said Gammack: 

“When Mikki said she’d like to come to the retreat, I warned her she might need to hike in the mud if it rains, so leave the stilettos at home.

“Mikki will not only rock our world by giving one of her spell-binding keynote talks, but she’ll also offer a half-day version of her Speakers School immediately following the close of the retreat (for an additional $500 fee).”

For participants who are looking for confidence and the ability to speak publicly to promote their work, Mikki is a coach who can transform the fear right out of you.

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