Ever notice how often women say they are sorry – even when there is nothing to apologize for? A study at the University of Waterloo in Canada found that women apologize more frequently than men while social scientists have noted that females are often raised to be people pleasers from a young age. It can be easy to slip into that habit of “apology speak” to diffuse tension or avoid being disliked. But there is a steep price to pay. When you constantly apologize for no reason or make self-deprecating comments to hide your awesomeness, it diminishes the value of a woman’s ideas and accomplishments, setting you back professionally and personally. Within this upbeat, effective session, participants will learn how to stop making unnecessary apologies that aren’t doing you any favors.
- Why it is more important than ever before to stop apologizing
- How to break the cycle of unnecessary apology speak
- Tips for setting boundaries and saying “no” with ease
- How to create actionable steps specific to your own circumstances
Award-Winning Keynote Speaker, Author, Certified Coach and C-Suite Executive
First for Women
“I highly recommend Shira as a speaker, coach and motivator. If you have a big group of people, she will be able to bring intimacy, interactivity and innovation to the group faster and better than nearly anyone I've seen.”
“Shira is truly an amazing and inspirational speaker.”
“You will be a rockstar for hiring Shira as your keynote! She checks all the boxes: motivational, educational, humorous, engaging, expert, authentic. She can also lead hands-on workshops for smaller groups – BONUS!”
“I recently attended two of Shira’s leadership talks at Canyon Ranch about women at the top, resilience, and power. It was profound observing the transformations happening around the room. Her message is powerful, enlightened, and yet so practical.”
“Shira was charismatic and simply great to work with! We received positive comments on her session from attendees.”
“Shira was energetic and fun. The entire room left with a handful of tools on how to become more resilient and a healthy dose of positivity.”
“Shira was a featured speaker at an Emory Alumni Association event for rising female leaders, and did a fantastic job energizing our participants. I recommend Shira for any leadership summit or motivational speaking event!”
Five Reasons to Book Shira
You’ll Feel Seen.
Where you are, Shira has been—and she can tell you how to navigate through it and emerge on the other side—triumphant. Getting unstuck is her superpower, and Shira is passionate about teaching people how to do the same for themselves. Over the past few decades, she has transitioned from financial ruin to prosperity, chronic health challenges to a constant state of wellness, obesity to sustaining a healthy weight, divorce to lasting love, and an unfulfilling career to a purpose-driven life.
Blueprint for Action.
A passionate teacher, Shira’s audiences leave with clear next steps towards creating a life and work that you love.
Shira Miller has a rare gift for putting an audience at ease and simultaneously creating engagement and inspiration. She doesn't stop at inspiration alone—that would be the work of merely a "motivational" speaker. Shira is much more than that! She is truly a transformational speaker.
You will feel like you are chatting with an old friend. With Shira, you will experience deep insights and new clarity, all while laughing along to her intimately relatable anecdotes. By the end, the entire room will feel like community. She has a natural ability to bring out the best in others and to summon the art of storytelling to bring forth ideas that work.
Shira takes the time to learn about your group or organization ahead of time and asks the insightful questions to discover the best way to impact and connect with your audience. With Shira, no two events are ever the same!
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