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Josef Azam
New York - New York City
"Speaker and Entrepreneur dedicated to giving back"
  • State
    New York
  • City
    New York City
  • Zipcode
  • Job Title
  • Company
    Design Shopp,
  • Associations
    Cloverdale Multi-Ressources, YES Employment + Entrepreneurship
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    Description: In order to empower your peers and teams, you’ll need the ability to emotionally connect with a variety of people from different ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds. Effective leaders should have a solid understanding of how their emotions and actions affect those around them. Join Josef Azam on a journey of self-discovery into your self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills in order to truly succeed.

    Recruitment and retention in the nonprofit sector: Engaging the why
    Josef has strong values by which he lives his life. He is compelled to help others and motivate them on their journeys with the knowledge that he has gained. He has developed a unique approach to running a business by honoring his core values, which has led him to break industry barriers and has allowed him to generate close to a billion dollars in sales for his clients. Through his work as CEO/President of Design Shopp, a teacher at John Abbott College, and a regular guest speaker at YES Montreal, he invests in others as he invests in himself. Giving back through his work and motivating others to do the same is a cycle that fuels his inner fire to succeed and lead in the workplace.
  • Leadership, Communication & Motivational
    Starting a Business from the Ground Up
    From struggle to SUCCESS: How to become a first-generation Entrepreneur
    Career Launch
    As a business owner, teacher, husband, father, and fitness advocate, Joe finds himself wearing many hats. Each one is of great importance to his personal fulfillment and encompasses a part of his identity, a tool that he considers to be vital to his progress. His personal success has been built through determination and perseverance, and he found strength in the struggle. As a speaker, he focuses on the life lessons he extracted from the moments that have tested his boundaries. If there’s one thing he learned and wishes to communicate, it’s to always be true to who you are.
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  • Summary
    Josef is a 38-year-old entrepreneur born in Montreal. His family’s humble background has encouraged him to continuously reach for his goals. One of his favourite quotes "Success isn’t owned. It’s leased and rent is due every day” pretty much sums up his approach on business and entrepreneurship. His philosophy has always been one of hard work and perseverance.

    Just about 14 years ago, he co-founded Design Shopp, a Montreal-based marketing and web agency. Now running a team of 30 people, business management fills most of his days. His ability to identify new business opportunities also led him to public speaking and a various of diverse business investments.

    As a self-made entrepreneur who has been through the many challenges of business ownership, Josef is compelled to help and motivate other business owners through their journey. He has developed a strong presence and fan base on social media that began with his motivational video “From struggle comes success – From baggage handler to CEO”, which went viral and reached more than 1 million views.

    Being an online marketing guru and enthusiast, he continuously shares his knowledge with various business network groups and company owners, offering seminars and group coaching sessions. His unique approach allowed him to break down industry barriers and generate over a billion dollars in sales for his clients.

    Fitness has been a crucial part of Josef’s life. Since early 2000, he has trained and coached in Mixed Martial Arts. Some may refer to him as a fitness junkie, but to his eyes, fitness isn’t just a way to strike a healthy work-life balance; it is the only path to personal growth and success.
  • Highlights
    2022 First in Family Award Honoree by First Graduate
  • May Waive Fee
  • Session Types
    • Keynote
    • Workshop
    • Breakout Session
    • Panel
    • Trainer
    • Planning/Meeting Facilitation
    • Remote/Webinar/Live Video
    • Consulting
  • Cancellation Policy
    Flexible: Full refund up to 3 day prior to event, except fees (travel and service)
  • Price Range
    $5000 To $15000
  • Experience
    15 Year(s)
    Events Last Year 0
  • Languages
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