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Shadé Zahrai

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Award-Winning Leadership Strategist, Personal Mastery Expert & Author

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Speaker Shadé Zahrai is creating grand leadership for organizations of all kinds. She is an award-winning strategist creating powerful and empowered mindsets for success. Shadé pairs neuroscience and psychology to tackle many different areas of dominating a skillful, successful mindset. Shadé uses her own success and humanized story throughout the years to garner and maintain success within your organization.

Why you should book speaker Shadé Zahrai

  • Shadé Zahrai is an Award-Winning Leadership Strategist, Harvard-trained coach, and member of the esteemed Forbes Coaches Council and a specialist in building a success mindset, self-belief, and self-mastery for business professionals, and enhancing people-centric cultures.
  • A former commercial lawyer with a background in psychology and strategy consulting, bolstered by 10+ years across a top-tier legal firm and Big-4 bank, Shadé is very in touch with the human side and how to optimize performance. She also specializes in programs for high-performing women to maximize confidence and supercharge success.
  • Shadé has amassed a global community of followers on social media and has been featured on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk and in the New York Times.

Speaker Shadé Zahrai is recognized for her superhuman ability to translate neuroscience and psychology research into practical, actionable strategies to accelerate success. As Principal and Director of Influenceo Global Inc., a leadership development, consulting, and research firm, she consults, trains, and coaches leaders and teams from startups to Fortune-500s, breathing life into an organizational culture to enhance change-readiness for transformation, increase engagement, support the development of people-centric strategies and boost commercial performance.

An Award-Winning Leadership Strategist, Harvard-trained coach, and member of the esteemed Forbes Coaches Council, Shadé Zahrai is a specialist in building a success mindset, self-belief, and self-mastery for business professionals and enhancing people-centric cultures.

A former commercial lawyer with a background in psychology and strategy consulting, bolstered by 10+ years across a top-tier legal firm and Big-4 bank, Shadé is very in touch with the human side and how to optimize performance. She also specializes in programs for high-performing women to maximize confidence and supercharge success.

As an in-demand keynote speaker, Shadé is renowned for her ability to infuse motivation, science, and storytelling with practical strategies and solutions to shift mindsets and drive positive action in audiences. Her passion lies at the intersection of psychology, spirituality, and business. As a result, Shadé’s keynotes are characterized by authenticity, practicality, and empathy and create lasting impact.

Shadé is a best-selling author, Harvard-trained leadership coach, an established performer and speaker featured on TED and TEDx, and 3x Australian champion Latin dancer. She’s a former lawyer with a background in psychology (specializing in positive psychology) and also received her MBA in 2018

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A Winning Mindset for a Time of Change: Science-backed strategies to thrive during change and supercharge your influence

Shadé Zahrai will guide you through the neuroscience behind how to embrace an opportunity mindset, how to feel more empowered and focussed, and how to more effectively influence others. She will reveal evidence-based strategies to transform your performance, supercharge your impact, and optimise team engagement.

Audience takeaways:

  • Understand the neuroscience behind how we respond to change to ‘bio-hack our internal processes for enhanced productivity and performance
  • Develop a toolkit of simple mindset mastery strategies to help you thrive and navigate complex emotional states
  • Learn tips on how to make these mindset & behavioral changes stick around for the long term
Keynote by speaker Shadé Zahrai

Level-Up Leadership: Leading in a virtual world

In this session, Shadé Zahrai will guide leaders and managers through proven evidence-based strategies to ‘lead better’ by understanding the psychology of human connection and relationships. The session will focus on fostering connection, nurturing team ‘buy-in’, and enhancing team culture to improve engagement and create a high-performing virtual team.

Audience takeaways:

  •  Understand the psychology of human relationships and how to build rapport, trust, and connection
  • Learn how to create a culture of candor and create psychological safety for optimal team engagement and performance
  • Develop skills in applying emotional intelligence tools to understand the pulse of the team and strategies to shift their state for greater engagement and productivity
Keynote by speaker Shadé Zahrai

High-Performance Teams: Mindset mastery, self-leadership & unified vision

Shadé Zahrai will take you through the characteristics of high-performance teams (HPT), including the mindset essentials required for success, self-leadership strategies for optimal performance, and the three key drivers of team cohesion: clarity of purpose, solidarity in the face of external challenges, and strong relationships focussed on candor and collaboration.

Audience takeaways:

  • Learn the mindset essentials required for success including the neuroscience of how the brain responds to pressure and effective self-regulation strategies
  • Understand the application of the psychology-informed HPT framework to enhance team cohesion around a unified strategic vision
  • Develop a toolkit of evidence-based strategies to both unlock and optimize focus and supercharge individual and team performance
Keynote by speaker Shadé Zahrai

The Brilliance of Constructive Resilience: Actionable strategies to navigate uncertainty, improve wellbeing & boost performance

While the majority of employees love working from home, a virtual or hybrid-virtual workplace poses new challenges for individuals, from issues with wellbeing and inability to focus to a lack of visibility and feeling less engaged. Building capacity for constructive resilience will help insulate your mindset and shift your focus to what you can control, allowing for better problem solving, clarity, and emotional resilience.

Shadé Zahrai will leave you with a renewed understanding of the meaning of constructive resilience and will share neuroscience research around how the most successful individuals are creating new personal modus operandi that match their unique energy rhythm.

Audience takeaways:

  • Develop strategies to manage your energy levels for optimal performance (based on emotional intelligence research)
  • Learn evidence-based hacks to turbocharge your productivity and focus for sustained periods
  • Understand simple tools to prioritize wellness as an antidote to both burnout and mental fatigue, and to elevate performance
Keynote by speaker Shadé Zahrai

Show Up, Step Up, Speak Out – Leading as a woman of influence

This keynote explores the research and neuroscience behind what frequently holds women back, how the female brain is wired to help us under pressure, and the tangible tools and strategies that women can embrace to have more confidence, greater presence and greater success in their careers.

Audience takeaways:

  • Understand the gender confidence gap and the reasons why women often struggle with visibility and speaking up
  • Explore how the female brain is wired to help women when facing pressure
  • Become equipped with a toolkit of strategies to enhance confidence, increase visibility and supercharge leadership potential
Keynote by speaker Shadé Zahrai

Evolving Leadership: The missing trait to Transformational Leadership

World 4.0 requires a new conception of leadership. Shadé Zahrai examines the core development fundamentals necessary to be a transformational leader of impact, unpacking the three core areas of mindset, method, and mastery. 

Referring to leadership & psychology research, she shares how this ‘missing trait’ isn’t what most of us would think… it’s ‘Happiness-in-action!’. Without this foundational quality, leaders’ influence will always be limited. In this informative and inspiring keynote, audiences will learn how to embody ‘happiness-in-action’, why it plays such a crucial role in leadership, and specific ways to develop it to step closer to becoming a transformational leader during times of change.

Audience takeaways:

  • Understand the ‘Four Is’ of being ‘transformational’ and their practical application as a leader
  • Explore the evidence supporting the missing trait through the ‘GAS Framework’ for transformational leadership 
  • Develop simple leadership hacks to become more transformational in your approach, to effectively lead your team, and to maximize engagement and productivity
Keynote by speaker Shadé Zahrai

#ChooseToChallenge: The case for embracing gender (and cognitive) diversity

In this optimistic and empowering keynote, Shadé Zahrai shares insights around how equality is not only good for women, it’s good for our economic wellbeing and prosperity. She’ll share learnings of how teams that embrace and leverage diversity are more innovative, more strategic and more likely to achieve commercial success.

Audience takeaways:

  • Understand the psychology of ‘exclusion’ and how minority (gender) stereotypes are reinforced
  • Develop a ‘Diversity Leadership’ toolkit of strategies to better embrace difference
  • Learn tips around how to better utilize and contribute unique strengths and differences
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My experience of working with Shadé was excellent. We reached out to Shadé to deliver a virtual keynote to business leaders. The content and delivery was highly engaging and we received positive feedback from attending customers and prospects. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Shadé and I look forward to working with her again in the future.

SAP

Shadé was a dream to partner with on this project. From inception to delivery, she was completely invested in understanding our needs and our people, and designed an incredible workshop that met all of our needs and more.

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