Joze Piranian is a lifelong stutterer turned Forbes and TED featured International Keynote Speaker and Stand-up Comedian 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 audience members to access the hidden powers of fear, one keynote at a time.
Growing up in Lebanon with a speaking disability (a debilitating stutter), Joze avoided speaking almost entirely for more than 25 years. In the past 6 years, everything changed. Joze unexpectedly uncovered groundbreaking insights for personal transformation that turned his obstacle into public speaking and stand-up comedy performances in 3 continents and 4 languages. Joze is now on a mission to change people’s relationships with fear and discomfort so that they too start taking action and unleash their inner greatness at work, school and in life.
As a Keynote Speaker, Joze has spoken about disability inclusion and conquering fears at the United Nations, Boeing, Google, Meta, TikTok, Starbucks, Pinterest, Tesla, IBM,Dell,Deloitte as well as at major conferences & educational institutions worldwide.
As a Stand-up Comedian, Joze has performed at the Laugh Factory (in Los Angeles and Chicago), The Queen Elizabeth Theatre (in Toronto), The Comedy Nest (Montreal), The Stand (Edinburgh) and has appeared at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.
Joze holds a Bachelor of Organizational Psychology from McGill University, a Masters in International Business from Queen’s University and a Certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from Cornell University.
With millions of views on his speeches about resilience and inclusion, Joze has been featured on TED, Forbes, NowThis, John Krazinski’s Some Good News, Ashton Kutcher’s A plus, ABC and CBC.