Shed The


It's so much easier to promote your OWN vision, services or ideas when you drop what's weighing you down.

A Formality-Free Approach to Communication

Because you can’t advocate for yourself or your genius hiding behind: “I’m too busy,” perfectionism, data, PowerPoints, collaborators who get all the credit, or the belief you need more credentials.

Plus, human connection is impossible when you are acting like a robot.

Boring, bland and basic are default settings – but they aren’t the only settings. With my guidance, you can drop learned behavior that never felt natural in the first place, step out of the conventional bubble and engage clients, peers, prospects - anyone - with who you really are.

What We Offer


The People Skills Studio

Speak more naturally, connect better with clients, work better in meetings.


Self-Promotion Studio

Stand out, sell your services & ideas, and turn strangers into fans.

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Speaking Services

Elevate your next virtual or in person event. Hire Stacey to speak, M.C., host, or moderate a panel.

Who Are Your Facilitators?

Stacey Shipman

Stacey Shipman

A podcast host, facilitator and creator of Engage The Room, Stacey is here to remove formal protocols stifling personalities and ideas. She continues to “shed the formality” in her own life through stand-up comedy classes and singing lessons!

Michel Shipman

Michael Shipman

An executive coach & facilitator, Michael is on a mission to eliminate under employment. When he’s not developing his clients, he’s developing himself as an organic gardener and competitive sailor.

Latest Updates

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New Year: New You or New Perspective?

Went rock climbing with my 20 year old nephew on Saturday. An activity I’ve done 2x prior, the ...
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End of Year Reflections: Letting go & Holding On

Last Thursday I facilitated the final Virtual Café for 2021. The initial conversation starter I presented the group: ...
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The People Appreciation Edition

Last week at the Virtual Networking Café the theme during the breakouts was gratitude. I chose gratitude for ...
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[Public] Speaking is Easier With the Right Support

Last week my husband and I grabbed a sandwich and drove out to the tip of Hull, MA ...
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10 Networking Conversation Starters (That Aren’t “What do you do?”)

It’s a big part of my mission to get rid of the question, "So, what do you do?" as ...
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How NOT to Self-Promote

Over the Summer, my 17 year old cat Habibi (means dear friend in Arabic) started waking me up ...

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