Michelle Lemmons-Poscente is the Chairman of ISB Global, LLC, a diversified leadership and educational services firm providing organizations worldwide with unparalleled access to the world’s best thinkers, educational programs, and corporate training offerings.
She is also founder and CEO of its flagship company, International Speakers Bureau, a full-service speaker’s agency specializing in business, contemporary thought leadership, and entertainment headquartered in Dallas, Texas. ISB‘s clientele includes most of the Fortune 500 as well as multinationals, small businesses, governments, universities and NGOs around the world. ISB represents the very best authors, academics, celebrities, entertainers, sports-figures and subject-matter experts. Its international business is growing significantly representing over 20% of total operations. The Company recently opened offices in Dubai, and plans to have a presence in Asia and India by year-end 2008.
From companies looking to find the right speaker line-up for a upcoming conference to best-selling authors seeking to leverage their brands through productization and greater reach inside organizations, ISB has become a formidable player in connecting and growing leaders.
Michelle majored in Communications at Southern Methodist University before relocating to Hollywood to work in the film and television industry on programs such as Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Star Search and Supermodels of the World. In 1993 she founded International Speakers Bureau on the cutting-edge of the growing speaking industry, and has never looked back. Dubbed as one of the "Top Female-Owned Businesses" in the U.S. by Bank One and recognized as one of the top-managed companies in the United States, winning the Sprint #1 Small Business Award (sweeping the categories Customer Service, Marketing and Innovation), International Speakers Bureau has become one of the largest and most respected bureaus in the world.
Recently, Michelle was featured on ABC’s, The American Inventor, as the Presentation Coach for the top 12 contestantsWithin the past two years the ISB Global family of companies has grown to include a management firm, a corporate training and consulting company, and an event series.
ISB Management acts an agency for selected business thought leaders in much the same way CAA does for actors or IMG for sports personalities. The management firm handles about twenty best-selling authors and focuses on developing and commercializing their intellectual property, as well as coordinating their branding and market visibility. On the corporate training front, Michelle has joined forces with several industry veterans who have been responsibility for the successful product development, sales and delivery of the offerings of several of the biggest names in the corporate training market over the past two decade.
ISB Worldwide provides its clients best of breed branded training offerings in key business categories such as leadership, innovation, change, strategy, communications, performance management, sales and marketing.
The third addition to ISB Global is Leadership Shows, a live leadership event series appearing in fifteen US markets in 2007 and thirty in 2008. The executive team of Leadership Shows team created the speaking platform that elevated many best-selling business authors into "management rock star" status. Since the early 1990’s, they have produced over one thousand live events in more than forty countries, as well as the Fortune CEO Forum.
Michelle has held numerous international board positions including Vice Presidents of Education for Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization (YEO) as well as seats on International Association of Speakers Bureaus, Young President’s Organization (YPO) TACA Board – a Dallas arts fund-raising organization, The SMU Doak Walker Sports Lecture Series, and Meeting Planners International (MPI) as a Charter member.
Michelle is married to Canadian Olympic star Vincent Poscente and is the mother of three children
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