Tiffany Michelle

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Tiffany Michelle is a record-breaking Professional Poker Player, WSOP gold ring winner, Amazing Racer, TV Host, and a female pioneer in the poker industry – both as a player and broadcast journalist. At age 22, Tiffany was the first female on-camera host ever hired to the world’s largest poker media outlet (PokerNews). Less than two years later, she was in the game and down to the final two tables at the World Series of Poker Main Event, playing for $9 million dollars on poker’s biggest stage. Out of 6,844 players she was the Last Woman Standing, finishing 17th for a payday of $334,534 and breaking the record for the largest field conquered by a woman in live poker. The feat made Tiffany one of the most recognized and sought-after female players in the game, landing her on the Top 10 Most Fascinating People in Poker, poker’s Top 10 All-Time Female Money Earners (Under 30), an on MAXIM Magazine's Top 20 Hottest Celebrity Poker Players.


In 2009, Tiffany defied the odds, once again, when she competed for $1,000,000 as the only all-female team on the Emmy Award-winning 15th season of The Amazing Race on CBS, alongside her best friend and fellow female poker pro, Maria Ho. Other notable television appearances include competing on Team Bobby Flay on Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America, co-hosting CBS Sports’ Poker Night Live, competing on GSN’s World Series of Blackjack, and a series regular role on the Emmy Nominated online soap opera series, DeVanity.


From being homeschooled her entire education, to being voted Miss Teenage California 'Miss Congeniality', to founding her college’s Speech & Debate Team, to breaking records in poker and eventually winning a WSOP gold ring… Tiffany has no shortage of fascinating and inspiring tales, plus motivational lessons learned from the poker table. Tiffany's keynotes have global appeal, and she customizes speeches for each client depending on their needs. Prior titles include: 


SHE GOT GAME: How A 24yr Old Girl Broke Records in a $9 Million Dollar Poker Game

PLAYING YOUR CARDS RIGHT & WRONG: Navigating Uncertainty Like A Poker Pro

THE SAFE BET IS THE WRONG BET: Bold Decision-Making & Risk-Taking in the Game of Poker

CAN'T READ MY POKER FACE: A Poker Pro Guide to Mastering Ego, Emotion & Expectation

BEYOND THE BLUFF:  Problem Solving Like A Poker Pro

READ 'EM, BLUFF 'EM, OUTPLAY 'EMLesson From The Poker Table You Can Apply to Anything

BAD BEAT: Developing The Emotional Intelligence of a Poker Pro

ALL IN: Poker Pro Secrets For Optimal Performance When The Stakes Are High


Topics she can weave into any presentation or conversation include:

Mastering Your Poker Face * Navigating Uncertainty * When To Risk It * Problem-Solving Like a Poker Pro * the "Gender Game" * Bold Decision-Making * Poker Tips for Business * Art of Bluffing * Emotion Regulation + Taming Ego * Creative Strategizing * Reading the Opponent * Winning Mindset * Mental Resillience * 

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  • What is your favorite quote? "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us."
  • Outside of your profession do you have any hobbies/interests? Sports (Lakers, Dodgers, Rams)! Massage therapy. Women's poker coaching. Volunteering with rescue animal organizations. Piano/songwriting. Party planning/designing.