Michelle Ray

Award-Winning Speaker & Founder of the Lead Yourself First Institute

Internationally renowned leadership expert Michelle Ray is CEO and founder of the Lead Yourself First Institute in Vancouver, Canada. Starting out her career in Australia's media industry, she worked her way up the management ladder to become responsible for the sales revenues of 25 radio and television affiliate stations. She subsequently led the sales team of one of the world's largest cinema advertising contractors. Ray also served as a program director for Junior Achievement, a nonprofit organization committed to educating future generations about business. As an entrepreneur for the past 20 years, she has delivered her powerful insights about leadership, accountability, and engaged workplaces to the C-suites and front-line staff of global corporations, academia, associations, and government groups. A frequent guest on TV news and current affairs programs across North America, Ray is a regular columnist for the Globe and Mail 's Leadership Lab and author of Lead Yourself First! Indispensable Lessons in Business and in Life.