Overcoming Adversity

through the lens of Diversity & Inclusion

Keynote Description: 2020 has proven that change is needed in terms of how we tackle Diversity and Inclusion as a society & organizations. In this signature talk, Joze shares his journey of overcoming the adversity of being different by discussing empowerment through self-acceptance, facing fears through repeated exposure to discomfort and the necessity of organizations' leadership & HR professionals to develop a more nuanced understanding of the diverse challenges that an employee, prospective hire, supplier or client might be facing. Beyond merely labelling, D&I is a complex tango, it takes two: the empowerment of the individual and the inclusive acceptance from the other members of the organization. Actionable takeaways for building a culture of belonging will be shared, interspersed with lighthearted moments of comedy.

Your audience will feel better informed, more empathetic and motivated to launch (or contribute) to D&I initiatives.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Enhance the understanding of why it's necessary to create inclusive workplace cultures

  • Actionable takeaways for fostering a greater sense of inclusion and belonging

  • Enhancing the capacity of courage, self-acceptance, persistence and resilience

Suggested structure (60 min):

  1. Award winning keynote (30-45 min)

  2. Live discussion with moderator (15 min)

  3. Deep Dive Q&A (15 min)

Format: Virtual or in-person

Languages: English, French or Spanish

*Also available in Training (2-4 hours)

Suggested Audience

  • HR Conferences

  • D&I-oriented event

  • Exec Deep Dive

Conquering Fears

& Building Resilience in times of Uncertainty

Keynote Description: The pandemic-induced societal and personal changes have made one thing clear: every single human being needs to grow their resilience and capacity for overcoming discomfort and fears.

Drawing from his personal journey of overcoming adversity, from holding back immensely due to a

debilitating stutter to performing on stages worldwide, Joze Piranian will deliver his concrete

blueprint for confronting challenges, building unshakeable resilience, defeating the discomfort of learning new skills to thrive, and reframing our relationship with fears in order to thrive amidst uncertainty. The transformational insights of his award winning keynote will be infused with hilarious comedic moments (as performed at the Laugh Factory).

Learning Outcomes:

  • Roadmap for identifying current fears and obstacles that are currently reducing potential

  • Actionable takeaways for building confidence to overcome professional & personal challenges

  • Enhancing the capacity of courage, self-acceptance, persistence and resilience

Suggested structure (60 min):

  1. Award winning keynote (30-45 min)

  2. Live discussion with moderator (0-15 min)

  3. Deep Dive Q&A (15 min)

Format: Virtual or in-person

Languages: English, French or Spanish

*Also available in Training (2-4 hours)

Suggested Audience

  • Association conference

  • Sales meeting

  • Large employee events (morale boosters)

  • Celebration event

  • Corporate retreat

Skyrocketing student potential through

inclusion and resilience

How can your students become the absolute best versions of themselves? How can they own what makes them unique instead of worrying about fitting in? How can they be the most empathetic, understanding & empowering allies to those who have been marginalized in one way or another?

 

Joze shares his journey of overcoming the adversity of being different by discussing empowerment by cultivating self-acceptance, facing fears through repeated exposure to discomfort and the necessity of students to develop a more nuanced understanding of the diverse challenges that a peer might be experiencing.

Beyond merely labelling, Diversity & Inclusion is a complex tango, it takes two: the empowerment of the individual on the one hand and the inclusive acceptance from their peers on the other. Actionable takeaways for building a culture of inclusion and belonging will be shared, in addition to a blueprint for how to face obstacles, fears and insecurities on order to fulfill one's potential. The keynote will also include some moments of lightheartedness and humour.

 

Learning Outcomes:

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will enhance their capacity of courage, persistence and resilience

  • Students will enhance their understanding of inclusivity and empathy

  • Students will gain confidence through humour, self-acceptance and coping skills

Suggested structure (60 min):

  1. Award winning keynote (30-45 min)

  2. Live discussion with moderator (0-15 min)

  3. Q&A (15 min)

Format: Virtual or in-person

Languages: English, French or Spanish

*Also available in Training (2-4 hours)

Suggested Audience

-Orientation week

-Diversity & Inclusion oriented event

-Commencement Speech/Ceremony

- Staff/Teachers/Parents events

© 2019 Joze Piranian