People, Passion, & Possibilities
Nicole Schapiro was described by the New York
Times as "a role model for all people who want to succeed
and are not afraid of the odds." She is indeed a role model
for risk taking, visioning, hard work and success.
At age 15 Nicole fled alone from Communist Hungary to the United
States. Speaking no English, she lived as a "homeless"
person in New York City for one year. Through her persistent negotiating
she received a scholarship to the University of Chicago, earning
a BS in Psychology, and later a MA in Industrial Psychology from
Before the age of 30 she became the first woman senior vice-president
of Sales and Marketing at Citicorp in New York. Since 1972 she
has been president of her own global organizational development,
training and management consulting firm. Nicole Schapiro &
Associates (NSA) designs and delivers training programs, offers
organization development consulting, and presents motivational
Keynote speeches and customized solutions for major organizations
in the private and public sector, nonprofit agencies, educational
institutions and associations both locally and globally. Well
over 1000 organizations have benefited from NSA's cutting-edge
Nicole has been a keynote speaker at major conferences around
the world. Her nationwide clients include: city, state and federal
agencies, financial institutions, numerous colleges and universities,
health care organizations, the National Association of Realtors,
the US Chamber of Commerce, Fortune 1000 companies, and high tech
and telecommunications industries. Her client list includes: Eastman
Kodak, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Xerox, NASA, AT&T,
Winstar, MCI, Dow Corning, Pacific Bell, ETrade, Stanford University,
State Farm Insurance, HBO, Comedy Central, and Ford Motor Company,
as well as numerous others.
Nicole has been a guest on national radio and TV shows such as
Oprah, CNN and BBC to name a few. Ms. Schapiro appears in Who's
Who in Finance and Industry, and has received many awards, such
as the City of San Francisco's Immigrant of the Year Award, Toastmasters
International Leadership Award, San Francisco Small Business Administration's
Woman Business Advocate of the Year 1998, and recently was honored
as a 21st Century Dynamic Woman by the American Business Women's
Nicole's own life story combined with over 30 years of practical
experience informs and inspires individuals and businesses to
achieve higher productivity and create a bold future. Her ability
to communicate, understand and motivate people at every level
and culture is often described by clients as "magical."
NSA offers customized solutions that turn strategic intentions
into a successful reality.
Schapiro's keynote speech topics, descriptions and titles
Negotiating for your life in times of change
An Inspirational, high energy, fun, and practical keynote address
that provides down-to-earth tools. One topic covers how to influence
others to create mutually satisfying solutions. You will get new
ideas that will motivate you to negotiate in both personal and
professional arenas with renewed vigor. The keynote consists of
entertaining anecdotes based on Nicole's experience as a teenage
Hungarian Freedom Fighter who becomes a Senior Vice President
at Citicorp before the age of 30. Today, Nicole, the mother of
three adults is an entrepreneur, international consultant, speaker
and author of the New York Times best seller "Negotiating
for Your Life". Nicole inspires you to respect your past,
act on your present, and create your future with joy and increased
You can't get to the 21st century without making the trip
Ms. Schapiro's speech will light the fire in your heart. This
speech keeps you focused on a purpose, a vision, and gives you
new skills for creating a road map to get participants and the
organization where you want to go. Ms. Schapiro will inspire you
to stay committed to reaching your destination. Her speech combines
her own incredible journey from poverty to personal and professional
power and contains practical tools for how to respond to and learn
new ways of doing business. She will motivate, educate, and entertain
as she encourages you to set and achieve your vision while becoming
more accountable, empowered and effective.
Celebrate life where you find it
An inspirational, practical, joyous presentation on how to shift
one's attitude from seeing the "dark side" to seeing
the "light side" of situations —and how to help
others to do the same. You will learn tools and skills through
Nicole's poignant personal stories on how to take charge of your
life every day, and in every way; in spite of obstacles, detours,
and those unexpected, not always pleasant surprises. You will
walk away realizing the only way to predict the future is to create
titles for keynote speeches, breakout sessions and workshops
(All presentations are customized to individual organization/corporation
• Negotiating For Your Life
• The Dance Of Negotiation
• Negotiating Strategies For A Changing, Competitive Business
• Negotiating For Your Life In Business And At Home
• Smart Negotiating Strategies In A Competitive Business
• Negotiation Strategies To Create The Breakthrough Competitive
• Negotiation And Business Strategies For Women —Gaining
A Competitive Edge
• Striking A Deal —Keys To Successful Negotiation
• Customer Delight —The Woman's Role In Leading "Real"
• Influencing Your Future —The Promise, The Passion
And The Pride
• The Promise, The Passion And The Pride —Taking The
• Managing The Challenge Of Change And Uncertainty In The
(your organization's) Industry
• Inspiring Business With Your Heart
• Bridging The Future —The Challenge Of Change
• Managing Change Magnificently —Soaring Into The
New Millennium Successfully
• Riding The Waves Of Change Without Eating Sand
• Shift Happens —Successful Transition Management
For The New Millennium
• You And Your Businesses Future Is Now!
people say about Nicole Schapiro's keynote presentations
"You presented an absolutely outstanding negotiating keynote
. . . you see things so different that it made a real impact
on the participants and on the whole organization. Every organization
should be smart enough to hire you."
Arlene Chang, NASA Ames Research Center, Human Resources Director
"Warm, unique, fantastic, and fun are the words I associate
with Nicole Schapiro."
Annual Award Program Chair, Texas Tech University
"A booster shot!"
Director of Training, United Way
"To hear Nicole is a gift."
President of Embarcadero Center Merchants Association, San Francisco
"You were a hit ... join us again next year."
Pacific Region Director, National Recreation and Park Association
"Motivational with a practical message - a must."
Vice President of Business Banking, We/Is Fargo Bank
"We wished her speech would never end." Meeting
Planner, American Medical Association "Few of our speakers
receive rave reviews from all of our attendees."
Administrator, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program
"Nicole raised the level of this conference from a
mere satisfactory experience to a
really exhilarating experience."
Chancellor, University of California, Santa Cruz
"Interactive, entertaining, new perspective, great
Assistant Vice President, National Association of Realtors
"Fabulous, marvelous, fantastic ... a vibrant speaker .
. . command of her subject. . . great deal of information in
a short time."
Buyer, International Fashion League, Inc.
"She packed with an unending source of information
for people who have to deal with others in the work place or
C.P.A., National Association of Accountants
"Heartwarming, informative, energetic."
Director of Sales, Convention and Meeting Association