FounderCompany: Everyone Stutters
Role: Guest Speaker
Joze Piranian, founder of Everyone Stutters, 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. 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 on three continents and in four 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, at school, and in life. By empowering others to own their uniqueness and conquer their obstacles, Joze delivers transformational experiences allowing his audience members and coaching clients to access the hidden powers of fear and become champions of inclusion.
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, Dragons’ Den’s Arlene Dickinson, as well as comedians Hannibal Buress and Whitney Cummings.
With more than 3 million 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, ABC Forbes, Some Good News, NowThis (about Joe Biden’s stutter), CBC, and Global News Canada. He graduated from McGill University with a bachelor’s degree in organizational psychology, from Queen’s University with a Master of International Business, and from Cornell University with a certificate in diversity and inclusion.