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Meet AllisonAllison Shapira

Allison is the CEO/Founder of Global Public Speaking LLC. A former opera singer and TEDx speaker, she teaches at the Harvard Kennedy School and offers keynote speeches, workshops, and executive coaching for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and nonprofits around the world.

Allison works with global brands as a highly-rated speaker, trainer, and executive coach. She also travels around the world teaching leadership communication to help women leaders grow their business, run for office, or launch a nonprofit. She holds a master’s in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, is a member of the National Speakers Association, and is an internationally-renowned singer/songwriter who uses music as a way to help others find their voice and their courage to speak. She speaks Italian and Hebrew and has studied 8 other languages.

Allison has spoken at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit and was recently named a finalist for 2017 Woman Business Owner of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners, San Diego Chapter. She lives in Washington, DC.

Allison helps people speak with confidence, network with authenticity, and handle difficult questions. She is also a TEDx speaker and songwriter who speaks and performs worldwide, using music as a way to help others find their voice and their courage to speak.


Meghan Gonzalez

Meghan is the Business Manager for Global Public Speaking LLC. She moved to Washington, DC and joined the company in January 2016 as a Communications Associate after working in security software sales at a large international technology corporation. She completed her Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Applied Technology and Performance Improvement as well as a minor in Music at the University of North Texas. Meghan works directly with CEO/Founder Allison Shapira in numerous areas of the company including client communications, logistics, writing, editing, workshop facilitation, social media, marketing, and sales. With a background in sales, technology, performance improvement, health, and music, Meghan provides a well-rounded perspective and essential problem-solving skills to help the company grow and its clients flourish.


Please visit http://www.allisonshapira.com/about/work-with-us/ for opportunities to work with our team.

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