About Michelle Talbert:
Michelle Y. Talbert, a self-proclaimed “recovering attorney,” left the full-time practice of law in 2012. She now uses her knowledge and expertise in social media to write, speak and build programs for relationship building.
Michelle has more than 20 years of expertise in creating and nurturing mutually beneficial relationships, and almost a decade using social media as a platform to network and deepen those relationships. A Relationship Strategist, she’s cultivated a highly-engaged network in almost every area of business, education and the arts. Through books, speaking engagements, her popular podcast and social media, Michelle educates her customers and audience to achieve their goals in business and love.
She’s a non-techie start-up founder and proponent of doing IT afraid. Together with her business partner she will launch the subscription membership site TheyMetOnline.com on June 1, 2014. Additionally, Michelle produces social media content for live events. Her credo is, “Without Context Content is Futile.”
Michelle is a social media correspondent and contributor for a number of organizations and annual conferences, including Black Enterprise, PaulCBrunson.com, Michael Fiore’s Digital Romance and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Village Blog. She co-authored, Don’t Do What We Did! in 2011 and has been featured in USA Today and EBONY.com. In addition to her own popular weekly podcast, Michelle has been a guest on many radio programs, including WHUR/Sirius/XM Black Voices.
Michelle graduated high school when 17, married at 18, gave birth to her son at 19, her daughter at 20, and by her 22nd birthday was a divorced single mom. She worked as an administrative assistant by day while attending community college at night. At 27, Michelle transferred to Cornell University, studying social policy and human development, and subsequently received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her Certificate in Business Policy from Wharton. Graduating at 30 and 33, respectively. Michelle juggles her social science and legal education with a healthy helping of life experience and humor to help people open up about love and business relationship challenges.