Joze Piranian

Joze Piranian is a lifelong stutterer turned Forbes and TED featured Keynote Speaker on Inclusion and Resilience at Google, Tesla, TikTok,  Dell, IBM, BCG, Deloitte as well as conferences and educational institutions all around the world.


  • Communication
  • Disability Awareness
  • Diversity Equity & Inclusion
  • Intersectionality
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Development
  • Resiliency
  • Storytelling


Joze Piranian

Joze Piranian 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. By empowering others to own their uniqueness and conquer their obstacles, Joze delivers transformational experiences allowing his keynote audience members and coaching clients to access the hidden powers of fear and become champions of inclusion.

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 in 3 continents and 3 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, school and in life.

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, Dragon Den’s Arlene Dickinson and comedians Hannibel Buress & Whitney Cummings.

Joze holds a Bachelors of Commerce and Psychology from McGill University, a Master of International Business from Queen’s University and a Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. He has spoken at organizations such as Google, Tesla, TikTok, Dell, IBM, BCG, Deloitte and as well as at educational institutions and conferences all over the world.

With more than 3,000,000 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, Forbes, ABC, NowThis, Fox, Some Good News, and CBC.


Overcoming Adversity through the lens of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

Joze shares his journey of overcoming the adversity of being different by discussing empowerment through radical acceptance of the self and others, facing fears through repeated exposure to discomfort and the necessity of organizations’ people to develop a more nuanced understanding of the diverse challenges that an employee, prospective hire, supplier or client might face. Actionable takeaways for building a culture of belonging are shared, interspersed with moments of comedy.

  • Understanding why it’s necessary to create an inclusive culture where you (& others) can show up authentically and bring your whole (& best) self to work!
  • The Inclusion Pool Paradox: Inclusion beyond “compliance-based niceness”.
  • Actionable takeaways for fostering psychological safety, allyship, inclusion, belonging and engagement.

Conquering Fears, Building Resilience & Skyrocketing Potential

Drawing from his personal journey of overcoming adversity, from holding back immensely due to a debilitating stutter to performing on stages worldwide, Joze Piranian will deliver his concrete blueprint for confronting challenges (the “inner stutter”), building unshakeable resilience, creating mental wellness and reframing our relationship with fears in order to thrive amidst uncertainty. The transformational insights of his award winning keynote will be infused with comedic moments.

  • Roadmap for identifying current fears and obstacles that are currently reducing potential at work and in life.
  • Actionable takeaways for building resilience and confidence to overcome professional & personal challenges and thrive.
  • Learning mental wellness strategies and empowering mindset shifts to transform fear into action and fulfillment.

The intersectionality of Disability and Neurodiversity in Society and at Work

What is disability anyway? In this informative, illuminating and empowering keynote, Joze shares his journey of overcoming adversity through an intersectional lens of disability, neurodiversity, society, culture and mental health. Delivered at organizations worldwide at events hosted by ERGs focused on Ability and Neurodiversity, this keynote is a journey filled with information, learning about the diverse lived experience within the disability identity, empowerment and actionable steps for fostering a workplace culture that is truly inclusive.

  • Deeper understanding of the lived experience of the PWD (Person with a Disability) and how those identities intersect with mental health, culture and society.
  • The Inclusion Pool Paradox: Genuine inclusion beyond “compliance-based niceness”.
  • Actionable takeaways for fostering psychological safety, allyship, inclusion, belonging and engagement.

Speaker Resources


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In-Person AV Needs (PDF)
Speaking Introduction (PDF)