Shed The


Speaking, networking, facilitating - whatever feels awkward - can feel natural if you drop what's holding you back.

Why Engage The Room?

Unconventional events for creative & midlife entrepreneurs to relinquish formal protocols stifling their personality and ideas.

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 the right setting, you can drop learned behavior that never felt natural in the first place, step out of the conventional bubble and engage the room with who you really are.

What We Offer


For Companies

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


Networking Events

Events for entrepreneurs to make connections, get leads, and feel energized.


Consulting & Facilitation

Make your message or event memorable for the right reasons.

Who Are Your Facilitators?

Stacey Shipman

Stacey Shipman

A podcast host, facilitator and creator of Engage The Room, Stacey makes people feel comfortable in uncomfortable settings. She continues to “shed the formality” in her own life through stand-up comedy classes and singing lessons, sharing elements of both in her work.

Michel Shipman

Michael Shipman

An executive coach & facilitator, Michael makes learning fun. When he’s not facilitating a group, he’s developing himself as an organic gardener and competitive sailor.

Latest Updates

zoom meetings

10 Ways To Make Online Meetings Less Exhausting (And downloadable PDF!)

"Are you giving up Zoom meetings?" "What are the challenges you see with remote meetings & presentations?" "I'm ...
Talking Toastmasters

Stacey Shipman a Guest on the Talking Toastmasters Podcast

Podcasting. Using volunteer roles to build speaking & leadership skills. Networking. Bringing energy to your vision as a ...

What Makes You Feel Confident?

Running makes me feel confident. Music pumping, heart racing, feet pounding the pavement. Singing in between catching my ...

Can I Trust You?

“That’s one high trust cat!” My husband said last weekend while we were relaxing by the fireplace. (I snapped ...

Imposter Syndrome & Communicating Your Value

Imposter syndrome has come up a ton in recent conversations and got me thinking about my own experience ...
World's End Hingham

On TV: Stacey talks about World’s End Hingham with WBZ/CBS Boston

I was on TV! And while not business related, it was very fun. Thanks to friend and colleauge. ...

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