Michelle Paige | keynote speaker


Speaking Platform / Topics

  • Former First Lady, State of New York
  • Business of Giving
  • Global Diplomacy
  • Social Justice
  • Social Impact Investment
  • Leadership
  • Keynote Speaker, Motivational Speaker, Panelist


Michelle Paige has a flexible fee structure that varies dependent upon corporate, conference and non-profit client. Any bookings must include speaker fee/honorarium, air/ground travel, meals. 

Home airport: New York, Newark

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Michelle Paige is a member of the rare club of first ladies - in her role as the wife of a New York state governor. A consummate diplomat, she has met the Queen of England and multiple Presidents of the United States,and global business leaders. She has met with global leaders from Nelson Mandela to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and First Ladies at both the national, state and local levels.

Today, she is the CEO of a leading consultancy that guides professional women who are ascended to the highest level of corporations and elected office - and their spouses, who often need guidance about maintaining their voice while living in the fishbowl of media scrutiny. Extraordinary  women and those close to such individuals may at times find themselves  the focus of media attention-- both good and bad. Either way, living  your life in a fishbowl is no fun.

The stresses of being in the  public eye, of having one’s personal life played out in the media, can  have devastating effects on a woman’s entire being —not to mention that  of her children. Only someone who has experienced this present day  phenomenon can truly comprehend its impact on the human spirit. 

An accomplished leader and entrepreneur, she has coached leaders through the transition into public life, and helped them understand the way to protect and build their brands through philanthropy. 


She holds a M.S. in Health Services Management & Policy from the Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management (New School) and a B.S. in Speech Communications from Syracuse University. A certified executive coach, Michelle received her certification in Leadership Coaching for Executive Performance from Rutgers University in partnership with Heidrick & Struggles, a leading executive search firm for the Fortune 500 corporations. 

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