public speaking -
Motivational. Mental Health. Overcoming Adversity.
Championing Your Life - Discovering Your Inner Champion
Shelby is an award-winning nonprofit founder. She has been recognized as one of 13 Michigan Women Who Shape the State, and received the honor of being the Fox17 Pay-It-Forward Person of the Month in 2019.
A recently published author, Shelby has an open-book mentality when it comes to sharing the adversities she has faced through the art of storytelling. After receiving a diagnosis of Huntington's Disease, which currently has no cure and has already directly affected three of her loved ones including the loss of her 14 year old sister, she decided to be an advocate. Voicing her struggles with anxiety, depression, OCD, as well as her childhood experience of suffering trauma and abuse, Shelby's priority is to show others how to "discover their inner Champion" despite their own personal battles.
Rocky Balboa remains the center of her messaging and personal mantra of "life not being rainbows and sunshine...but getting up despite being knocked down." This message is what encouraged her to begin her own nonprofit for Huntington's Disease to help families like her own. She has combined her passion for music and speaking to empower crowds of any age or background.
Whether it be through her song lyrics, or her speaking engagements, she believes in the power of using our words to better the world.