Use Your Voice E9
On this episode of Mind Well, host Michelle Jones interviews Deb Shapiro. Deb is the founder of Amplify Voices – an organization focused on amplifying the voices of the silenced, misunderstood and oppressed. Join us as we talk about the power of showing up in authenticity, courage and the triumph in our experiences.
Listeners who hold back sharing their experiences or who want to understand how to build powerful constructive connections.
Amplify Voices is a nonprofit serving individuals from communities historically misunderstood, silenced or oppressed, who want to use their voice as an instrument of change.
Through facilitation of virtual Speaker Circles, participants find a safe “space” to connect with others who have lived similar experiences. Through Amplify programming, participants create a talk to share with others, focused on what they have learned in living through adversity.
In sharing this message with others, participants find empowerment and confidence, transforming the feelings of isolation, shame and fear of judgment that often occur.
“All voices are heard and make a profound difference in our communities and around the world”…
For over a decade, Deb Shapiro has developed the talents and businesses of some of the top keynote and motivational speakers in our industry. In 2017, she created a speaker development experience called DEBx, designed to show emerging speakers how to use their voice as a powerful instrument of change.
Through onstage appearances and professional recordings, DEBx has touched tens of thousands of lives…and counting. Deb went on to found Amplify Voices, designed to discover, develop, and amplify the voices of those historically silenced, misunderstood or oppressed.
Prior to her 13-year stint in the speaking industry, Deb oversaw the human resources operations for a 2000 person Chicago based HR Consulting firm and designed programs for the development of leaders and employees within Bose Corporation. Deb graduated cum laude from the School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and attended Oxford University.
Deb is an avid volunteer and cherishes the many friends and relationships cultivated over the years. She is proud to be a daughter, sister, girlfriend, and member of this crazy human race!
About Mind Well
Mind Well radio show and podcast is all about connecting with wellness professionals and individuals with unique perspectives about developing wholeness and well being.
We recognize that every individual has the ability to connect to wholeness.
About Our Host
Michelle Jones is the President and Co-Founder of Trauma Integration, LLC.
Michelle is an educator and Certified Trauma Integration Practitioner. She loves truly connecting with people.
Michelle firmly believes in the inherent resiliency within each of us and loves uncovering the light and strength in the people she meets.
About Our Sponsor
Mind Well is sponsored by Trauma Integration LLC. Trauma Integration is an educational company that is passionate about helping people understand their own response to trauma.
We provide resources to individuals and train practitioners to guide clients to mindfully integrate their trauma response and find wholeness within. You can find us at www.integratetrauma.com.