A Fearless Force: Chelsea Simpson

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A Fearless Force: Public Speaking for Visionary Women Leaders (www.fearlesscommunicators.com) is a program committed to unleashing the voice of women who serve committed to empowering other women. This two day intensive program is targeted to eight exceptional women leaders. We come together in community and create and execute a Ted-style signature speech. On the first day the participants explore their voice as connected to body and breath and then engage in storytelling exercises. On the second day each participant crafts a speech they will deliver to a live audience four days later. The First Circle of participants from New York included Founder/CEOs, an Applied Theatre Practitioner, a love and relationship coach, a journalist, and the leading voice of the menstrual equity movement. All the women delivered speeches that were authentic, vulnerable and powerful.

Chelsea is the Community Animation Manager at the Centre for Social Innovation NYC. Her job is to build connective tissue amongst the community and throughout New York to increase the effectiveness of our social impact.

For over 10 years, Chelsea’s personal and professional focus has been experiential education. This focus is interwoven with commitments to social justice, art, and mindfulness. Positions have ranged from living in El Salvador for two years leading “mutual liberation” delegations between U.S. students and rural communities, to teaching English & Civics to adult undocumented immigrants at community colleges & community organizations like Make the Road NY, to teaching Montessori school art, to leading nature immersion trips for urban children at a state park
She is a writer and experienced public speaker. She is also certified as a mediator, and in teaching mindfulness to court-involved youth.