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“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”

—Congresswoman Shirley Chisolm

C.H.A.I.R Leadership

There are more seats around the table of success than we realize, but too often we bide our time waiting for an invite rather than taking the seat we deserve. But, what does it take to deserve your seat at the table? For Shirley Chisolm and others like her, it was becoming a person of impact.

The impact of leadership can be difficult to measure, but with the five proven strategies of Cicely Simpson’s C.H.A.I.R. Leadership Course, professionals at any stage of their career can elevate themselves to new heights of success.

If you’re ready to enhance your relevance, deepen your impact, and optimize your achievement, now is the time to act. The C.H.A.I.R leadership course is designed to help you transform as a leader and person so that you can achieve the success of your dreams. 

With modules that will help you assess the level of leadership you’re ready for, challenge you to to become an honest self-advocate and difference maker, and finally give you the impetus to reach for the success you want, Cicely Simpson’s actionable framework for supercharging your career is sourced from real-world experiences of succeeding in the corporate the and the highest levels of American politics. 

Take Cicely’s life-changing course today for expert guidance along your career path.

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Keynote Speaking Programs

Cicely Simpson is changing the way people understand their roles in leadership. In her twenty-year career, Cicely has made her mark on the leadership team in every position she held. Today, she endeavors to show everyone from CEOs to students how they can carve out a permanent space at the table by “optimizing their relevance, impact, and achievement.”

Her background in politics and business brings real-world experience to audiences across the country; pulling back the curtain on how the world works on the Hill and in Fortune 500 companies. Beyond showing them what this new brand of leadership looks like, Cicely is pushing people past their comfort zones in order to inspire real change. “OK” or “Good enough” are not part of her philosophy. Instead, Cicely shows audiences how to find their edge and keep it. 

Cicely is seasoned public operative, having served as Legislative Director for two Congressmen, and veteran of the C-suite, formerly as Vice President of Government Affairs at Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., formerly as Executive Vice President of Public Affairs for the restaurant industry, and now as Founder & CEO of Summit Public Affairs.   Her experience at all levels of government and expertise in the boardroom allows her to speak with authority on the public and private sectors as well as their countless intersections.

Her speaking topics include:

  • Leadership
  • Managing the Intersection of Business & Politics (Political Risk Management)
  • Emerging Political and Issue Trends Impacting Businesses
  • Elections

Interested in learning more about Cicely as a speaker?

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