Allison Shapira, CEO and founder Global Public Speaking LLC, a communication training firm that helps leaders speak clearly, concisely, and confidently, is author of Speak with Impact: How to Command the Room and Influence Others (Harper Collins Leadership, 2018). Along with her 15 years of experience coaching Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations around the world in the art of public speaking, Allison teaches public speaking at the Harvard Kennedy School. In addition, she travels around the world with the nonprofit Vital Voices Global Partnership, helping women leaders grow their business, run for office, or launch non-profit organizations. Allison holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, is a member of the National Speakers Association, and is an internationally-renowned singer/songwriter who uses music as a way to help others find their voice and their courage to speak. She lives in Washington, DC.