Joze Piranian

Joze Piranian is a lifelong stutterer turned International Motivational Speaker helping people who hold back turn fear into action so that they overcome their “inner stutter” and unlock their true potential in life.

Topics

▪Character Development ▪Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion ▪First Year Experience ▪Leadership ▪Motivation & Inspiration ▪Orientation ▪Personal Growth ▪Resilience

Keynotes

▪Speak Up: In Class, On Campus, In Life
▪It’s OK to Be Different
▪Face Fears. Become Resilient. Unlock Potential.

 

Joze’s Bio

Joze Piranian is a lifelong stutterer turned International Motivational Speaker helping people who hold back turn fear into action so that they overcome their “inner stutter” and unlock their true potential in life. By empowering others to own their uniqueness and conquer their obstacles, Joze delivers transformational experiences allowing his keynote audience members and coaching clients to access the hidden powers of fear and become champions of inclusion.

After avoiding speaking almost entirely for more than 25 years due to a debilitating stutter, Joze uncovered groundbreaking insights for personal transformation that turned his obstacle into triumphant public speaking and stand-up comedy performances in 3 continents and 3 languages. Joze is now on a mission to change people’s relationships with fear and discomfort so that they start taking action and unleash their inner greatness at work, school and in life.

Winner of the Inspirational Speaker of the Year award in 2017, Joze has shared the stage with Drake music video producer Director X, Disney’s CIO, Brendon Bouchard, Jim Kwik, Dragon Den’s Arlene Dickinson and comedians Hannibel Buress & Whitney Cummings.

Joze holds a Bachelors of Commerce and Psychology from McGill University, a Master of International Business from Queen’s University and a Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. He has spoken at organizations such as Tesla, Dell and Amgen as well as at educational institutions such as the University of Toronto, Seneca College, Sheridan and the Saint Joseph’s College at Marian University.

With more than 3 000 000 views on his Goalcast featured speech about resilience and inclusion and a growing social media following of 30 000, Joze has also been featured on TEDx, Forbes, NowThis (about Joe Biden’s stutter), CBC and Global News Canada.

Promotional Materials

To help you promote your event with Joze, CAMPUSPEAK has created promotional templates you can use. In this folder, you will find resources for social media, a promotional poster for printing, and press photos you can use for your event.
Link to Promotional Materials

Logistical Materials

In-Person Event AV Needs (PDF)
Speaking Introduction (PDF)

 

Keynotes

Speak Up: In Class, On Campus, In Life

If you’ve ever held back due to fear, then, in a way, you have an “inner stutter”. In this illuminating keynote experience, Joze empowers students to identify their own “stutter”. Maybe it is fear of judgement or failure. Maybe your inner stutter is feeling like an imposter or not good enough. By uncovering these self-limiting beliefs, Joze helps students create a roadmap for overcoming these obstacles.

Game changing mindset shifts and positive habits that foster mental wellness will also be discussed. Whether these “stutters” are occurring in the classroom, on campus or virtually, anyone who has ever held back before will learn life changing insights.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • How to identify the “inner stutters” that might be interfering with their action
  • A roadmap for creating opportunities to overcome those fears at a deep level
  • Proactive and Positive Mindset and Habit shifts for mental wellness
It’s OK to Be Different

In this signature talk, Joze Piranian 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 to develop a more nuanced understanding of the diverse challenges that campus or community may 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 classmates and staff on campus. This talk is ideal for anyone wanting to own their uniqueness and become a champion of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Actionable takeaways for building a culture of belonging will be shared, interspersed with lighthearted moments of comedy.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • How to enhance the understanding of why it’s necessary to create inclusive campus community where students can show up authentically as their whole/best selves,
  • Actionable takeaways for fostering a greater sense of inclusion and belonging through leadership and on campus initiatives ,
  • How to become a champion of inclusion and an ally for members of different identities.
Face Fear. Become Resilient. Unlock Potential.

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 and discomfort to thrive amidst uncertainty.
This talk is ideal for anyone looking to turn their fears into action, build resiliency and unlock their potential at school, on campus and in life. The transformational insights of his award winning keynote will be infused with hilarious comedic moments as performed at the Laugh Factory!

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • How to identifying current fears and obstacles that are currently reducing potential in life
  • Actionable takeaways for building resiliency to overcome challenges in class and on campus
  • How to enhance the capacity of courage, self-acceptance, persistence and resilience