An unseen (and significant) career danger for rising project managers, engineers and other “STEM professionals & technical experts” is one of mid-career stagnation. Acquiring non-technical expertise becomes increasingly essential. Becoming an expert public speaker and storyteller is an excellent option.
- Learn the “why” and “how” of public speaking and storytelling
- Harness the power of emotions
- Manage inevitable anxiety associated with public speaking
- Develop ever deeper connections with audiences and teams
Rashid N. Kapadia, PMP, is a speaker, project manager, engineer, consultant, and author. Born & raised in India, he started his career in the merchant navy, where over 17 years he progressed from marine engineering apprentice to chief engineer.
Rashid moved to the US in 1995 pursuing a Masters degree in Marine Management and other advanced marine commercial certification in Chartering and Agency.
In the US, over 17 years, he worked for 3 organizations providing leadership in commercial merchant shipping, chartering & operations, marine and offshore engineering and repair operations, project management, and business development.
In 2014 he took a career sabbatical to write a book and polish his public speaking skills. In 2015, along with his wife, he co-founded Necessary Bridges, Inc.
Rashid is a lifelong student and an avid reader, constantly looking for new knowledge that can be applied to uplift professions and solve problems.