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It's so much easier to promote yourself and your work when you drop what's holding you back.

Why Stacey Shipman?

I'm here to remove formal protocols stifling personalities 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 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


Speaker Consulting

Up your game for a board meeting, conference, fundraiser or off-site. Programs for individuals and groups.


Personal Brand Messaging

Answer the question, "What do yo do?" so you can stand out, sell your ideas and turn strangers into fans.

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Speaking Services

Elevate your next virtual or in person event. Hire Stacey to speak, facilitate, M.C., 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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The People Appreciation Edition

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10 Networking Conversation Starters (That Aren’t “What do you do?”)

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Are you Afraid to Be Seen?

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