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

Why Engage The Room?

We produce the best - fun, productive, unconventional - events for the corporately trained, analytically minded business owner to relinquish formal protocols stifling their personality & ideas.

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 guidance, 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


The Leadership Studio

Develop high trust relationships in your company.


Engage The Room Network

For solo business owners to build relationships.


Speaking & Facilitation

Bring your next event to life.

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


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. ...
words have power

Words Have Power: Say Something Worth Repeating

Amanda Gorman, the 22 year old, Harvard educated, first ever National Youth Poet Laureate, and youngest inaugural poet ...
What's New in 2021?

Announcement: What’s New at Engage The Room in 2021

  A lot happened in 2020, some of it devastating, some of it a swift kick in pants ...

Resilience & Braving the Elements

  The thermometer read 28 degrees. Would have been easy to say, “Nope, not running outside today.” And ...

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