June 5, 2015
Finding Your Voice Amidst Failure
How many times have you looked at failure as evidence that you or the people you lead weren’t good at something?
Failure in one area can actually put you on the path to success in a completely new and surprising area, causing you to reinvent yourself and move forward with purpose.
This session will prompt you to look back through professional or personal failures (sounds fun, right?) and recognize their role in your current or future success (sounds much better!).
This session will also prompt you to think about the things in your work that bring you or your employees joy and to give yourself (and them) permission to spend more time on them.
Takeaways from the Sessio
to re-think professional failures in your life
to find your professional voice and sense of agency and purpose
to help the people you lead find their own voice
About Our Facilitator:
Shapira is a former opera singer and the president of Global
Public Speaking, LLC, a company that helps people give confident and
authentic speeches and presentations. Three years ago, she left a
great job at Harvard, turned down a lucrative consulting gig in DC,
and traveled around Europe with a guitar. She moved to Washington, DC
to start her own company teaching public speaking and presentation
now teaches the Harvard Kennedy School and at Georgetown
University’s McDonough School of Business. She is a keynote
speaker, corporate trainer, and executive coach who has worked
with executives, diplomats, salespeople, bankers, government
ministers, elected officials, engineers, lawyers, military veterans,
is a also TEDx speaker and songwriter who performs worldwide and uses
music as a way to help others find their voice and their courage to
speak. She has taught training programs in East Africa, South
America, Europe, and the Middle East; she particularly enjoys
helping women around the world learn communication skills so they can
grow their business or run for political office. She also launched a
new program to train military veterans in public speaking and
networking skills to help them successfully find their next civilian
holds a bachelor’s degree in Italian Literature from Boston
University, a master’s degree in public administration from the
Harvard Kennedy School, and is a member of the National Speakers
Association. She speaks Italian and Hebrew and has studied 9
other languages. She lives in Washington, DC and works with clients
around the world.