Meeting Professional Reviews
Myra’s highly interactive style was perfect for the large, expansive venue. She physically covered all parts … and engaged them with humor and soul
The ABWA Crescent City Connections Express Network hosts 2 large signature annual events. This year, we were delighted to have Myra Corrello take the main stage for our 5th Annual “Women Can Drive Business Symposium”. Myra’s presentation, “Marketing ME: 7 Strategies to Get What You Want” was a perfect choice for this diverse audience of women. Myra was engaging, entertaining, informative, and inspiring. Myra’s highly interactive style was perfect for the large, expansive venue. She physically covered all parts of the audience and engaged them with humor and soul. She added great energy to the event. Myra is a highly-respected professional who has built a loyal following of audience members as well as community leaders. She delivers what she promises and is a joy to work with. She will always go the extra mile for you.
Works extremely well with CEOs and they are very supportive of her… A pleasure to work with
We engaged Myra to facilitate the second year of our pilot virtual CEO roundtable group. Myra has helped us continue to move our concept further into development. She works extremely well with the CEOs and they are very supportive of her. She has vast knowledge to contribute to the discussions, knows how to bring out reticent members while managing the over-contributors, and has brought in outstanding outside content and guest speakers from her own network. She also added a valuable online forum to house discussions and resources. Myra is a pleasure to work with and her commitment to small business owners and the entrepreneurial community is unquestionable. We look forward to working with her again should the opportunity arise
Fresh perspective that triggers your “aha” moment
Myra is an amazing presenter! She has a gift for presenting information with a fresh perspective that triggers your “aha” moment. We are thankful to have her continue to design and deliver great programming for us. Sponsoring organizations have been delighted with her work.
Easily accessible … very accommodating … relevant. Would love for her to return … wonderful feedback about her from our members.
I can say without hesitation that Myra Corrello delivers what she promises. Myra is so approachable and is a good listener in getting to know the client and what the client wants. I have had the honor of hearing her speak in several different settings. As a guest and a participant, I have walked away from her presentations feeling strong and powerful. Myra’s presentation is exactly as she is, motivational and positive. Myra recently gave a presentation to a group which I coordinate the speakers. Myra was easily accessible and very accommodating to our Covid19 circumstances. She went out of her way to make the presentation relevant to our current situation and to allow the participants to engage. She adjusted her presentation to be virtual and used her tools to make it the most interactive meeting possible. The participants were overly appreciative of her message and would love for her to return for a second session. It was wonderful to hear such wonderful feedback about her from our members. On a personal note, I have worked with Myra in other women’s organizations. Myra is the first to speak up and take the lead. She shows initiative with enthusiasm. She is professional yet cares about your mission.
An exceptional instructor in any area of business
I highly recommend Myra Corrello as a business trainer/faculty/speaker. Myra is an exceptional instructor in any area of business. She communicates very well, and engages students with real life examples. She is a good listener, and focuses on what learners need from her. Myra moderates very well the classroom, and promotes a vibrant learning environment.
Ideas that are actionable TODAY
I contacted Myra to speak at The 2018 Jewelers of Louisiana Convention and she delivered. Myra was prepared to educate and challenge these business owners. She had a short time to speak and was able to briefly communicate her message of finding the correct resources to help you grow your business and building structure. Myra’s experience with businesses of many sizes allows her to relate to various audiences and speak to owners/managers with ideas that are actionable TODAY. Bobby Ramsey Ramsey’s Diamond Jewelers
Myra never disappoints. Her poise, authenticity, and passion for learning always translates to a valuable experience for others.
Myra is a born teacher and leader, a committed life-long learner who finds joy in sharing with humility what she herself has discovered. I have known Myra as a professor, university administrator, business consultant, organization leader, and speaker. I first met Myra as a professor in graduate school, having her for several classes. I was a repeat offender, finding her knowledgeable, approachable, and generous with her time and expertise. It is a rare teacher that can make a class of diverse working adults forget it is eight o’ clock at night on a Thursday, inspiring engagement and focus. Myra has an exuberant approach that stimulates others to learn. I was the student representative to the ethics board at the university headed by Myra who also served as the academic dean to the graduate programs. Myra demonstrated a logical, compassionate leadership style, striving for the best outcome for each student while gracefully balancing the needs of the school. Later, I reencountered Myra as a consultant, and hired her with confidence for several projects related to developing marketing plans and individual coaching work. Her openness and skill in communication translates with ease to diverse levels of people, differentiating her as someone able to authentically connect with individuals and teams and bring out the best in them. I have since seen her as an effective business leader in bringing people together for learning and experience, and as a skilled and dynamic speaker, hiring her as a keynote speaker for a professional organization conference I chair. Myra never disappoints. Her poise, authenticity, and passion for learning always translates to a valuable experience for others.
She’s enthusiastic, knowledgeable and completely professional. I highly recommend!
Myra recently spoke at one of JEDCO’s Prosper Jefferson seminars, a monthly series developed to educate local business owners on a variety of important topics. She covered Public Speaking. In a 45-minute presentation, Myra provided our attendees with a wealth of information to implement within their own businesses. She talked about presentation strategy, storytelling, knowing an audience, preparation, being authentic, simplifying content and more. All of this was conveyed to our audience in concise, easy-to understand content. I’d also like to mention that we had to pivot for this event because one of our other speakers (we typically have three each month) was not able to make it at the last minute. Myra restructured her presentation in a very short time to ensure that she could talk about what the other presenter planned to cover. You wouldn’t have known at all that it was put together on such short notice and our audience still received all of the information they had come to hear! Overall, working with Myra was a complete delight. It’s clear she’s passionate about business growth and public speaking – it came across in her presentation and in every other conversation I had with her. She’s enthusiastic, knowledgeable and completely professional. I highly recommend!
One of the most challenging teaching assignments in the entire program – and Myra consistently performs well above national average in her delivery.
It’s rare you come across a standout talent like Myra Corrello who brings education, experience, and energy to every level of the game. When we needed a new Business Advisor in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, Myra quickly stepped up to the challenge on a short turn and soon became a favorite among the cohort of entrepreneurs. Her strength and savvy in communication, business growth strategy and process improvement then led leadership to offer her the Business Growth Strategies faculty position in the program. This module is one of the most challenging teaching assignments in the entire program – and Myra consistently performs well above national average in her delivery. Myra’s experience and approach to organizational leadership and corporate communication didn’t go unnoticed by project team directors at the Goldman Sachs Foundation, Babson College (who provides oversight of talent and curriculum), and Delgado Community College (where the 10,000 Small Businesses program lives locally). Because of her success as a Business Advisor and faculty member, as well as her extensive connections in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the New Orleans and Gulf South region, Myra was later invited to lead the Outreach initiative for the New Orleans site. That’s one of the things so remarkable about Myra. She demonstrates not only mastery for her core assignment, but also the ability to take on and lead new projects that are both difficult and critical to the organization’s growth. I cannot only recommend Myra as a leader with utmost confidence, but as a genuinely likeable person who makes good things happen.
Extremely organized and did a great job adapting to the unexpected. We could not have asked for a better moderator.
Myra Corrello was a fantastic moderator for the Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge Young Entrepreneurs’ Forum presented by JPMorgan Chase. This event brings together high school students with local entrepreneurs to discuss topics ranging from the future of the entrepreneurial landscape in New Orleans to the challenge young entrepreneurs will face as they enter the market. Myra did an excellent job of steering the conversations and smoothly transitioning between students and professionals. She was extremely organized and did a great job adapting to the unexpected. We could not have asked for a better moderator. I hope we will work with her again soon!
She really practiced what she preached!
We engaged Myra as a guest speaker for a monthly meeting of the Kenner Professional Business Association. Her topic was on making winning presentations, and she really practiced what she preached! She inquired about the makeup of the audience – their interests and needs. Then she set about delivering her message in such a way as to engage each person focusing on different presentation styles and methods to keep everyone’s attention from beginning to end. I highly recommend Myra for powerful and effective presentations and message delivery.
You are working with a true professional. She cares about your event, your participants, and your goals.
The ABWA Crescent City Connections Express Network recently partnered with Myra Corrello to co-produce and present at our first-ever virtual monthly program. Originally, Myra was scheduled to be our featured speaker for our in-person monthly meeting. With stay-home orders in place due to COVID-19, we were left with either cancelling the meeting or taking it virtual. While the Chapter leadership members had all become quickly versed in Zoom for meetings, we did not have experience setting it up for a formal webinar-style meeting. Myra graciously agreed to work with us from initial planning to final reports. She set up the webinar in her account, created all the branding for not only the registration materials but also the social media posts, worked with our social media person to help promote the program, conducted a rehearsal session with the board, did a run-through prior to the program, kept the program flowing smoothly, added valuable engagement activities into the program, graciously fielded an array of questions following the program, created an extensive resource guide that she gave to attendees as promised, and provided our board with all needed documentation for us to send to our national office. Overall response to Myra’s program has been outstanding! When you work with Myra, you are working with a true professional. She cares about your event, your participants, and your goals. We highly recommend her for your next event. Respectfully, Amanda Polkey President, ABWA Crescent City Connections 2019/2020 504-906-9808
Audience and Participant Reviews
Great programming, mastermind facilitation, and virtual learning
After finishing the last year in the LED CEO Roundtable I must say I enjoyed having Myra as our facilitator. She clearly knows how to build and deliver great programming, run effective masterminds, and provide her own business knowledge and expertise when needed. Her interviews with experts were very detailed and addressed the common issues that many small businesses face every day. Likewise, she knows how to create dynamic virtual learning and sharing.
Uncanny ability to connect people and cultivate lasting relationships
I had the privilege to be taught by Myra in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program in 2018. Myra brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion to everything she does. She has an uncanny ability to connect people and cultivate lasting relationships. She is a leader, a mentor, and her enthusiasm in the world of business is palpable. I would highly recommend Myra to any business looking to add a valuable team member that will move their company into the future.
I had never before witnessed a speaker who was able to actively engage every member of her audience in ways that offered strategic solutions to their immediate pain points. Her impact was exceptional and I decided then that Myra was a walking think tank!
I’ve known Myra for over 8 years. My first encounter with Myra was when she presented for a women’s business association. I had never before witnessed a speaker who was able to actively engage every member of her audience in ways that offered strategic solutions to their immediate pain points. Her impact was exceptional and I decided then that Myra was a walking think tank! Subsequent to that encounter I have seen her in action on the speaking stage on a number of occasions. Her speaking skills are remarkable and her content is spot-on for the entrepreneurial and leadership audience. I have had the extraordinary opportunity to serve with her in the local chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). During her presidency, the local chapter blossomed with new members and sponsorships. Her leadership was instrumental in putting NAWBO NOLA in a position for sustained growth. Myra understood how to develop future leaders for the chapter and mentor them into their role. I was the recipient of her mentorship as I moved into the vice-presidency role and ultimately into the presidency of the chapter. Myra possesses critical traits that make her the smart choice to employ whether you are a CEO, key decision maker or an entrepreneur at any stage in your business. Dr. Corrello is a title that Myra has earned as it reflects her intelligence but she also possesses important attributes that make her an indispensable choice such as impeccable listening skills, client-centric, passion, energy, creativity, and curiosity. Also, if you are expanding your business into the New Orleans market, Myra’s talent would be your obvious choice if you want to make strategic inroads sooner than later. Her impeccable knowledge of the local market, together with her strategic connections and business skills, has won her prestigious national exposure. I would recommend Myra as a strategic member of any entrepreneurial or corporate team! She has been an important and positive impact in my life.
Pushed me to think bigger than I thought possible.
I was part of a growth group that Myra facilitated and I can honestly say she pushed me to think bigger than I thought possible. She has a unique ability to see opportunities for growth within your organization that others don’t recognize. She’s also able to deliver a clear plan to help your team reach those goals that may seem way out of reach.
Easy manner that instantly pulls you in…
I had the distinct pleasure of hearing Myra speak at Loyola University’s Women’s Leadership Academy. Myra is knowledgeable and insightful with an easy manner that instantly pulls you in. Her breadth and depth of experience is apparent in everything she says. Her ability to connect with the audience made her presentation engaging and personal. I wholeheartedly recommend Myra.
Knockout information … amazing timing.
Getting insight during times of struggle Myra presented to my Women’s Business organization with knockout information on resiliency through difficult times. What amazing timing during Covid19 pandemic. I highly recommend Myra as a speaker for your business/organization.
Dynamic, engaging and real … and she follows through
Myra is the ultimate professional. Whether speaking in person or virtually, she is dynamic, engaging and real. I truly enjoyed hearing her guidance during such a challenging time. Not only does she present herself as warm and open, she follows through by reaching out to those who want to learn more from her. I anxiously await the next time that I can hear a presentation from Myra!
I couldn’t write it all down fast enough. At the end of the day, YOU were the person I wanted to speak to one on one.
Myra – today was a big day for me. You elevated my self-worth. Do you realize what a gift that is? I met you just TEN days ago when I heard you speak at the ABWA Symposium. Listening to you speak had me thinking of all the things I needed to do to grow my business. I couldn’t write it all down fast enough. At the end of the day, YOU were the person I wanted to speak to one on one. Lucky I did because you invited me to go with you to the next National Speakers Association meeting. Once there, I was again elevated to think much bigger. You saw my brand and my business filling a much bigger space. Just one afternoon with you and I have a new, better, more focused brand. Your ability to see, so quickly, where my best business value lies and how to get there is worth everything. With deep appreciation, Shelly Molaschi Media and Image Strategist “Elevating your image to master the camera, stage and boardroom.”
One of the most engaging and composed female speakers I know.
I have had the distinct pleasure of meeting and working with Myra during a 13-week professional development course I participated in during 2018. Since then, I have spent time with her through various women’s and professional organizations and come to know her more personally. Most recently, I attended her presentation to Jefferson Parish business professionals on public speaking. Not only is she a supportive and motivating female colleague but she is one of the most engaging and composed female speakers I know. I highly recommend her without hesitation!
Her enthusiasm and sincerity are contagious; and she naturally energizes the room by engaging participants as she presents!
Myra’s strength lies in her ability to analyze, communicate and inspire others to see the possibilities and challenge them to lay a solid foundation to achieve excellence. Her enthusiasm and sincerity are contagious; and she naturally energizes the room by engaging participants as she presents!
Full of encouragement and great ideas!
Myra is really the complete package—professional, sincere, smart and open. She is a wonderful presenter, full of encouragement and great ideas!
Helped me to exponentially increase the effectiveness of my presentations
Over the course of the last two years, I have had multiple opportunities to get to know Myra, through networking events, conferences, and trainings and seminars she has led throughout the Greater New Orleans area. Myra has a warm, passionate, and thoroughly engaging presence that lights up every room she enters. She is particularly talented in inspiring others to refine and effectively communicate their core competencies in a variety of situations. Her expertise in business strategy, marketing, and public speaking together with her ability to tailor content to the individual needs of her audience make her a true powerhouse in the business consulting arena. I have found Myra’s insights in the fields of public speaking and marketing to be invaluable to me as a young professional. Her trainings are easy to follow, and she makes a point to create content that can be readily applied to the everyday situations her audience will face. Earlier this year, Myra de-mystified the daunting task of delivering a presentation in a Public Speaking seminar as a part of JEDCO’s Prosper Jefferson seminar series. She stressed the importance of understanding the fundamental truths you wish to deliver, accepting that nerves are a part of the deal, and practicing until the presentation feels like second nature. The advice she gave that day has helped me to exponentially increase the effectiveness of my presentations, from day-to-day meetings to major proposals. More recently, I had the opportunity to attend a training co-lead by Myra through Hancock Whitney and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center on Smart Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Business. Myra not only came around to meet her audience before beginning, but prepared specialized worksheets to help us identify and refine our individual brand, our target market, and our value proposition. Throughout the training, she would relate content to businesses in the room to illustrate the implementation of the marketing tips we learned, and ensured we walked away with actionable next steps to further refine our individual marketing strategies. Myra’s dedication to her craft can not only be seen, but felt, in her every endeavor. I will continue to seek her out and I highly recommend her services.
It astonishes me how brilliant she is and yet so down to earth… always money well spent.
I had the honor of attending a business luncheon where Myra Corrello was the main speaker. She was articulate in her presentation and the content was pertinent to business owners’ needs and expectations. Myra was very candid which allowed the audience to completely connect to what she was saying. I have heard Myra speak on several different occasions and each time it astonishes me how brilliant she is and yet so down to earth. It is always a pleasure attending a conference where Myra is a speaker. I feel that it is always money well spent.
Myra has a way of making you feel very special and her energy is contagious.
When I met Myra she was giving a presentation for the St. Tammany West Chamber and she gave me so much “food for thought”. Myra has a way of making you feel very special and her energy is contagious. She is an intelligent, driven, caring person who is willing to share what she knows with you. I recommend Myra as someone you really need to get to know. I feel blessed that God put her in my life.