The Art of Failure Team


Steve Friedman - Host

Art of Failure’s host and communications coach extraordinaire, Steve is one of New York City's top communications and public speaking coaches. He is a working actor, director and coach with 30+ years of experience in theater, film, television, print work, voiceover and teaching. 


Miranda Shafer - Producer & Editor

A freelance producer with expertise in fast-paced, multimedia and audio production, Miranda uses 10+ years experience in audio, along with her writing, storytelling, and editing skills, to create a deep auditory experience.


Joanna Pinto - Communications Associate

Digital content creator and native New Yorker, Joanna primarily focuses on Art of Failure’s social media presence and specializes in its content production and distribution.