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Maureen Zappala

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Leading expert on defeating Impostor Syndrome, enabling companies to unleash the full potential of their talented workforce.

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Unleash the power within your organization with Maureen Zappala, a renowned and motivational keynote speaker. Book Maureen Zappala for your event and witness a transformational experience that will inspire, motivate, and empower your team like never before. With her expertise in conquering Impostor Syndrome and her stellar NASA background, Maureen will equip your audience with game-changing strategies to silence self-doubt and unlock their true potential.

Why you should book Maureen Zappala for you next event

  • With Maureen Zappala as your keynote speaker your team will be equipped with the tools to overcome Impostor Syndrome, boost confidence, and unleash their full potential.
  • Maureen Zappala’s dynamic keynotes deliver practical strategies that silence self-doubt, helping your organization foster a culture of bold enthusiasm and accelerated success.
  • Discover Maureen’s prowess as a presentation coach, honed through years of helping individuals elevate their speaking skills. Unlock your team’s potential to deliver impactful presentations that captivate and inspire.

Maureen Zappala is renowned for her expertise in conquering Impostor Syndrome, that nagging self-doubt that holds talented professionals back from realizing their full capabilities. As a licensed associate of the Impostor Syndrome Institute, she offers unparalleled insights and actionable strategies to help individuals and teams silence their inner critic and step into their greatness.

What sets Maureen apart is her extensive background at NASA, where she spent over 13 years conducting cutting-edge research in aircraft engine technology. As the youngest and first female manager of NASA’s Propulsion Systems Laboratory, she understands firsthand the importance of confidence and competence in achieving extraordinary results. Drawing from her NASA experience, Maureen delivers captivating keynotes that inspire audiences to reach new heights of achievement.

Booking Maureen Zappala for your event means arming your team with the tools they need to thrive in today’s competitive landscape. Through her dynamic presentations, she equips your organization with practical strategies to boost confidence, enhance communication, and foster a culture of bold enthusiasm. With Maureen’s guidance, your team will learn to align their confidence with their competence, unleashing their true potential and achieving remarkable success.

Maureen’s impact extends beyond the stage. As an experienced presentation coach, she works closely with individuals who are eager to elevate their speaking skills and make a lasting impression. Whether it’s delivering powerful presentations or captivating an audience, Maureen provides expert guidance to help speakers unleash their full potential.

Imagine the transformation that awaits your organization when you book Maureen Zappala as your keynote speaker. Witness your team break through barriers, embrace their unique talents, and accomplish extraordinary feats. By instilling a sense of confidence and empowerment, Maureen helps create a workplace culture that fosters growth, innovation, and collective success.

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The Fraud-Free Framework ™: How to Overcome Your Impostor Syndrome Self-Doubt

People see you as skilled and competent. Yet you think to yourself “They think I’m smarter than I really am! I feel like a fraud!” It’s Impostor Syndrome: the persistent feeling of not measuring up to your own resume.

This chronic self-doubt hits people in every industry, at every level. But there’s help! You can silence that impostor voice so you can fearlessly move ahead without feeling like a fraud. Be released from the clench of the counterfeit.

By learning the powerful strategies of “The Fraud Free Framework”™ you can recalibrate your thinking, and begin believing that you really are as smart as everyone thinks you are. You’ll enjoy your success, bounce back from failure, and experience less pressure to perform perfectly. You’ll move from self-doubt to self-assurance as you reach for more opportunities and ignite your influence. You won’t have to feel like a fraud anymore. Instead, you’ll feel great about being great!

In this program, attendees will:

  • Understand what Impostor Syndrome is, and isn’t.
  • Learn 3 steps to turn their thoughts from pitiful to powerful.
  • Eliminate the “compare & despair” trap when around their peers.
  • Begin to match their confidence to their competence and unleash their influence.
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Leadership is NOT Rocket Science: How to Turn your Superstars into Supernovas

You’d never believe that your high performers have THIS problem. They seem confident and secure, but something is secretly killing their creativity and sapping their energy. Even though you’ve provided all the best training and resources, something is lurking beneath the surface of their performance.

It’s a little-known fact: the #1 issue blocking truly epic performance is Impostor Syndrome.” Even the smartest, most accomplished people experience this secret self-doubt that causes them to second-guess their abilities.

It is costing your organization lost time, lost opportunities, and lost revenue. It causes employee disengagement (“quiet quitting”) team conflict, apathy, and fear of taking on new challenges. In short, you’re not getting the best from your best people.

If you lead, manage, train, mentor or supervise people, you need to understand Impostor Syndrome. The solution is not just a mindset adjustment. It is a thought-process overhaul that can eliminate fears and self-doubts, unleash your team’s productivity, explode their confidence, and transform your organization’s culture.

In this program, leaders will learn:

  • How to interpret Impostor Syndrome symptoms in your team: What you see vs. what they think.
  • Why dealing with your own Impostor Syndrome makes you an even stronger leader.
  • How to identify the ways your organization’s culture is amplifying Impostor syndrome, and what you can do to change that.
  • How becoming more relational is not only easier than you think, it’s more powerful than you know. You can alleviate someone’s impostor syndrome, one simple conversation, one short moment at a time.
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How to Add S.P.I.C.E. to Your Speeches!

Have you ever had a deliciously seasoned meal that you remembered and relished long afterward? Why not create the same experience for your audience with your words? In this workshop, you will learn the Five Non-Negotiable-Must-Have-But-Often-Omitted-Game-Changing-And-Astoundingly-Simple Ingredients that makes every presentation an awesome experience.

When you add the five S.P.I.C.E. elements, you will add the extra flavor to your message that will cause your audience to take action to make their lives better. You can be on the road to becoming a master communicator because your speeches will transform people, giving them an experience that they will remember and ideas they will use.

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Rethinking Impostor Syndrome ™ Understanding and Addressing Impostor Syndrome in the Workplace

Millions of people — CEOs and entry-level professionals, first year college students and PhDs, artists and programmers — secretly worry they’re not as smart or talented as other people “think” they are. It’s called impostor syndrome and it impacts both individuals and their organization. 

In this interactive session you will:

  • Understand what impostor syndrome is – and what it is not 
  • Discover the sources of impostor feelings 
  • Understand how impostor syndrome intersects with diversity and inclusion – and why it matters
  • Identifyyour personal “Competence Type”
  • Understand the individual and organizational costs of impostor syndrome
  • Leave with practical, immediately usable tools to help yourself and/or those you manage, mentor, or parent to address impostor syndrome
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I again want to thank you on behalf of all the participants for your truly inspiring and transformative session! It was so informative and really has kept many of us thinking!

Kristina Najjar

Associate Principle Scientist, Merck

Maureen's workshop was easily our most well attended and most talked about event hosted this year! Her energy was infectious and attendees left with actionable tasks to work on.

Nicole Beck

Swagelok Company

I know that Impostor syndrome is a real problem, and it has a real solution. Maureen's program gave us that solution.

Dr. Kenneth Lui

Program Chair, AIAA LA-LV Section

As expected, you hit it out of the park! Thank you so much for making the trip and bringing the Impostor Syndrome front and center. I’m very confident you just made a big impact on many of our team!

Don McIntosh

CEO, Rea & Associates
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