Michelle Ray Bio

Michelle Ray

Originally from Australia and now residing in Vancouver, Michelle Ray is Hall of Fame business keynote speaker, entrepreneur, author, and respected thought leader.

She began her career in media and advertising, leading her team to achieve outrageous sales results in a down economy. After rising through the ranks as a corporate executive, Michelle shifted gears and accepted a leadership role at a global not-for-profit youth organization. She facilitated enduring partnerships between youth, entrepreneurs, and educators – preparing future generations to thrive in tomorrow’s business environment.

Michelle encountered a total contract of leadership styles during her career, both good and bad. These experiences sparked her desire to help leaders to not only master the fundamentals, but also become the best version of themselves. She seized the opportunity to venture into the speaking world and has since shared these messages with audiences for more than twenty-five years.

Michelle has taught leadership skills to the Australian Army, the FBI and some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including an array of Fortune 500 companies.

Michelle is the author of two books; Lead Yourself First! Indispensable Lessons in Business and in Life and, Leading in Real Time: How to Drive Success in a Radically Changing World, recently released to rave reviews.

Since moving to Canada, Michelle has become a self-described hockey fanatic and loves to watch as many NHL games as possible. For relaxation, she enjoys hiking and exploring Beautiful British Columbia.