CEO and Founder
Allison is the CEO/Founder of Global Public Speaking LLC, a communication training firm that helps people speak clearly, concisely, and confidently. She is a former opera singer who teaches public speaking at the Harvard Kennedy School and has spent the last 15 years working with Fortune 50 companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations around the world. She has assembled a world-class team of public speaking experts who help professionals build their public speaking and presentation skills, executive presence, and media skills.
Allison works with global brands as a highly-rated speaker, trainer, and executive communication coach. She also travels around the world with the nonprofit Vital Voices Global Partnership, helping women leaders grow their business, run for office, or launch a non-profit organization. She holds a master’s degree 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, has studied 8 other languages, and has led programs on site in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America.
Allison Shapira is the author of Speak with Impact: How to Command the Room and Influence Others, which was published by HarperCollins Leadership in October 2018.
She has spoken at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit and was 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.
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