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Shirin Etessam

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Author of Free To Be (Post Hill Press)

Entrepreneur, Media Executive, Transformational Speaker, and Spiritual Teacher

Shirin Etessam is an entrepreneur, seasoned media executive, and transformational speaker. She has produced films, original television series and specials, created several companies, and led campaigns for some of the world’s most recognized companies (ABC, CBS, Discovery, BBC, Facebook, Apple, Intel, Virgin, and many more). A proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, Shirin founded OML TV, a popular platform dedicated to streaming and curating quality, queer female, video content and OML Originals, a female led production company telling diverse female stories through a vast spectrum of film and television genres. Shirin is also a regular contributor to Rolling Stone and Forbes.

Today, Shirin guides seekers in her six-week program, Free to Be, to disconnect their human “being” from their human “doing” to find true and lasting fulfillment. She lives in Marin County, California, with her wife and two children.

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Keynote Lecture Topics

  • How to stop living as a human doing and reconnect with your human being for greater creativity, joy, and vitality
  • How to develop a Daily Purge practice (and why you should)
  • Ikigai: What it is, how to find it and why you need it
  • Shifting sheer exhaustion to sheer excitement through play