Achieve Your Authentic Vision

Practical Strategies and Roadmaps for Leaders, Executives, and Entrepreneurs Ready to Grow

Shirin Behzadi
Board Member, Advisor
and Keynote Speaker

Achieve Your Authentic Vision

Practical Strategies and Roadmaps for Leaders, Executives, and Entrepreneurs Ready to Grow

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In Her Engaging,
Customizable Keynotes...

Shirin shares practical advice and insights from her remarkable 30-year career as accomplished CEO with years of growth experience and PE partnership and as a CFO of multiple companies. She is able to speak to a variety of business-related topics, including:

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The Power of an Authentic Vision 


Advantage through Adversity


Effective Leadership to Implementing Your Vision


From Capital Investment to Successful Exit


Leading Companies To Growth

Keynote One

The Power of an Authentic Vision

My Journey From Gas Station Attendant to CEO and Beyond

Shirin started her career journey as a gas station attendant. With inspiring vulnerability, she shares her experiences from the chaos of war in Iran to life as a gas station attendant to her impressive rise to CEO, where she oversaw building a robust platform of multiple brands to sales of $850 Million. The lessons from her extraordinary life and career taught her the significance of creating and communicating an authentic vision that can guide growth for an organization and for individuals.

In this session, Shirin shares her story to empower and teach audiences to design, implement and embrace an authentic vision. Her guidance as masterfully weaved in with her personal story, will inspire companies and individuals alike to utilize the power of authentic vision to achieve incredible heights.


This program is perfect for:

  • Entrepreneurs, executives, professionals, and leaders who want to grow their organizations
  • Leaders that are interested in creating authentic and effective alignment across an organization
  • Anyone who wants to design an inspiring path for themselves or their companies that are based on their authentic, core essence

Your audience will leave with:

  • A clear understanding of what an authentic vision is and its power
  • A greater belief in the potential to aspire to and reach the authentic vision individually and organizationally
  • Guidance as to how to create and implement authentic vision
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This program is perfect for:

  • Executives, entrepreneurs and leaders interested in leading organizations through challenge
  • Entrepreneurs, executive and leaders looking to strategically plan to help their organizations thrive
  • Leaders and business executives who want to create foundationally strong organizations
  • Teams that look to create a collaborative and innovative environment
  • Individuals who aspire to navigate challenge and adversity and to grow

Your audience will leave with:

  • An understanding of how to navigate challenging times effectively and constructively
  • Strategies for leading an organization through challenging times that help set it up for future growth
  • Insight into the steps and principles of growing through adversity
  • An understanding as to how to allow for challenge to help create a robust organization and life
Keynote Two

Advantage through Adversity

How to Lead Through Challenge and Gain from It

Shirin has faced challenging times throughout her personal and professional life. Her road from an immigrant gas station attendant to CEO of a company with nearly a $1B in sales was paved with challenge and adversity.

In this session, Shirin walks the audience through her experiences with significant challenges and how she led her organizations through them. In fact, she explains how organizations that navigate challenging times with focus on their core offerings and principles, not only survive but thrive through adversity.

Her years of experience building companies both as operator and board director and advisor will help audience learn and remember the principles taught in this session which they can use to grow through and from adversity.

Keynote Three

Effective Leadership for Implementing Your Vision

Unleash Your Inner Leader

This inspiring session gives your audience the ideas, tools, and encouragement they need to unleash the leader that is already within them.

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This program is perfect for:

  • Leaders who are looking to be more effective in their roles
  • Entrepreneurs who own their own businesses and are looking to enhance their leadership skills
  • Managers and executives opting for career advancement
  • Anybody who wants to become a better leader in their field

Your audience will leave with:

  • A better understanding of the pillars of leadership
  • An appreciation for the critical role of a good leader
  • Clear and actionable steps to build confidence in leadership
  • A feeling of empowerment, motivation, and confidence in becoming a terrific leader
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This program is perfect for:

  • Companies examining the merits of securing capital partnerships
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners looking to strategically plan the most successful transitions
  • Leaders and business executives who want to create company value
  • Management and executives with responsibilities around preparation for transactions

Your audience will leave with:

  • A better understanding of the capital landscape and the pros and cons of equity partnership
  • Strategies for creating the best value in a capital transaction
  • Insight into the steps, expectations, and processes involved with a successful transaction
Keynote Four

From Capital Investment to Successful Exit

Strategies for Creating the Best Value for Your Organization

This deeply practical session teaches your audience the fundamental building blocks for creating the best value for your organization, including the merits of equity partnership and how to plan and prepare for a successful exit for stakeholders.

Keynote Five

Leading Companies to Growth

Inspire Massive Growth in Your Organization

Shirin shares real-world lessons from her career in this practical session. Your audience will learn the fundamentals of substantial and sustainable growth that can create strategies and execution across the organization.

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This program is perfect for:

  • Executives and company leaders looking for business growth
  • Entrepreneurs at different stages interested in growth
  • Anybody in a leadership position who wants to better understand how to create roadmaps and strategies for growth

Your audience will leave with:

  • An understanding of the fundamentals of growth
  • Execution strategies and growth plans
  • Inspiration to take their organization to the next level

Let's move your organization to a new level, together.


Shirin shares lessons learned from a career of success in business.

Grow & be inspired each week:

Read thoughtful articles and learn from Shirin’s experiences on her blog.

View previous interviews, motivational messages, and business insights on Shirin’s YouTube channel.

Connect with Shirin on LinkedIn to stay up-to-date on speaking engagements, Board initiatives, and inspirational messages.

Connect with Shirin to see a blend of personal and professional storytelling as she provides a peek into her everyday life.

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