Meet our CEO and Founder, Allison Shapira

Allison Shapira is the Founder/CEO of Global Public Speaking LLC, a communication training firm that works with emerging and established leaders to help them speak clearly, concisely, and confidently.

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Trainers and Coaches

Casey Carpenter

GPS Trainer and Senior Coach

Casey Carpenter comes to Global Public Speaking with an impressive background as a professional speaker, coach, and mentor with expertise in sales, leadership, and confidence.

Bill Beaman

GPS Trainer and Senior Coach

Bill Beaman comes to Global Public Speaking after 30 years in journalism and extensive experience teaching and coaching in media training, public speaking, and branding.

John Watkis

GPS Trainer and Senior Coach

John Watkis comes to Global Public Speaking as an international speaker, author, coach, and performer who helps leaders find their rhythm when they get up to speak.

Administrative Team

Sarah Turkel

Director of Operations

Sarah Turkel plays an integral role at Global Public Speaking as the Director of Operations. Her expertise helps the company grow & helps its clients flourish.

Cara Paulan

Director of Client Solutions

Cara brings ten years of experience in the speaking and events industries and is passionate about helping our clients solve their problems.

Elise Riley

Executive Assistant

Elise joins Global Public Speaking with extensive experience building relationships and executing growth strategies.

Alicia Russman

Social Media Manager

Alicia Russman joins Global Public Speaking with a background in digital marketing and helps us increase our impact through social media.

Shaun Greenspan


Shaun comes to Global Public Speaking after 11 years in Los Angeles, CA as a writer, director, producer, and cinema enthusiast.

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