As a speaker, I use personal stories, self-deprecating humor, and passion to keep your audience members listening, engaged, and realizing the possibilities that exist in their own lives to get unSTUCK. All of these speeches are experiential and your audience will leave with practical and applicable next steps to get unSTUCK in their lives and relationships.

I present both keynotes and workshops for audiences of all sizes and I speak on a variety of topics including:

Get unSTUCK with Your Partner – Peace in the Home!

Undoubtedly one of the most important relationships we have, is that with our spouse, and yet so many people get stuck in it – feeling disappointment, frustration, resentment, and so many more emotions. In this talk, learn how to get unSTUCK and bring more peace in your home and within yourself!


Getting unSTUCK from a Parenting Perspective

Our children get stuck, too, you know! This talk guides parents to become more loving and patient, while their children may be going through emotional turmoil, and how parents can get unSTUCK during the challenging years of raising children.


Getting unSTUCK in ANY Relationship

Emotional health and well-being is one of the most most important ways you can invest in yourself.  This talk focuses on how any person can learn The STUCK Method to improve his or her life and relationships.



Speaking Engagement Testimonials:

“We were fortunate to engage Shira as our Scholar in Residence for an entire Shabbat day. Shira’s gentle, relaxed approach makes for a spiritually enlightening and thoughtfully refreshing experience. We all loved the meditative chanting, the meaningful conversation, the accessible yoga, the mindful eating, and the open dialogue.” —Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro, Congregation Beth El, Voorhees, New Jersey; President, Cantors Assembly.  

“Shira Taylor Gura has an unusual combination of professional expertise about dealing with life’s everyday challenges and relationships and a natural almost home-spun approach which  instantly makes a connection between herself and her audience. Shira imparts her wisdom based on her professional training and her own life experience with ease both via the pages of her book and in person. She is able to bring her own passion and knowledge about Judaism as part of a positive approach to life to a wide age range of people from diverse backgrounds.” —Diane Friedgut, Director, International Women’s Day of Learning, Israel 

“Shira engaged our women with her description of ways to getting unSTUCK with humor and insight. Based on her new book, her presentation engendered questions, discussions and a new approach to facing avoiding stress in daily life. We recommend trying it out!” —Sheila Friedman, President of Congregation Shirat Hayam, Ventnor, NJ 

“What an enlightening, and practical workshop presentation! Shira explained 5 simple, yet highly effective steps to remember when we are feeling stuck. Her method is simple, yet brilliant! I highly recommend her outstanding book! It is a must read if you would like to take full control of your life.” Reverend Margaret Palagye, Founder and Senior Minister of The Joyful Gathering Spiritual Center, Collingswood, NJ

“Shira led a beautiful program at our inaugural Pearl Society event, geared to our young women. Her words and approach to life really resonated with the group and they expressed interest in using the S.T.U.C.K. method techniques to help their children cope with stressful situations. Thank you Shira!” —Paula Joffe, Dir. Women’s Philanthropy, Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks, NJ

“As you could see in the reactions of the group who came to the AMIT program in Rehovot, Shira gained many fans for her system of Getting unSTUCK.   It is such a terrific mnemonic to help us stop  impulsive responses which we often regret, and reminder to be less critical of ourselves and others.”  – Sharon Kanon, event organizer, AMIT organization, Rehovot, Israel

“Shira took our Shabbat morning service to a deep and meaningful place through guided song and meditation.  It was a new and different experience for our congregation, one that was welcome and appreciated.” — Rabbi Aaron Krupnick, Senior rabbi, Congregation Beth El, Voorhees, NJ

“Shira’s presentation on her book was relatable and captivating. She is a dynamic speaker and listens carefully to the needs of the group, as she gives them the tools to overcome daily emotional challenges.” — Debbie Ravitz, Executive Board Member of the Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Sholom, Cherry Hill, NJ

“Shira’s presentation and workshop were both thoughtful and useful. The S.T.U.C.K. Method is a practice we all can use to help reduce the stress in our daily interactions with others- a mindful way of living!” Paula Levine, Program Chair, Temple Emanuel, Cherry Hill, NJ