Speaking is my thing. I love the crowd. I love the energy. I don’t love the overhead fluorescent lights. I look much better than that!

But vanity aside, I have the skill of understanding my target audience and delivering what they’ll love, while sneaking in the story I want to tell or the information I want to impart.


• Speaking to 5,000 women as a keynote speaker at BlogHer 2013, Queen Latifah hosted.

• Distilling the key to building your brand (“Get Your Alter Ego & Your Real Self to Mate” – video below) before an audience of 200 midlife women at the BAM conference in Las Vegas April 2016.

• Teaching an audience of 150 women How to Skip the Asshats to Find Real Love with Dr. Gary Penn.

• Describing what it was like to gather stories in Syrian refugee camps in Lesvos, Greece and how we can help to an intimate gathering of 25 in 2015.

I’ve also spoken on The Today Show, Huffington Post Live, NPR, Raising America and San Diego Living.

I was selected to be in the casts of Listen To Your Mother 2015, Expressing Motherhood 2014 speaking about body image and parenting & in 2017 at spoken word event Sit ‘N Spin, created by Jill Soloway, creator of award-winning series Transparent.

Clips of my work are here:


“Shannon Colleary combines humor and experience into a riveting session. One of the top-rated speakers from our recent conference, I would invite her to speak again, only this time for a solo session, because she’s someone you would want to listen to for forty minutes.”

Anne Parris
Bam (Blogger at Midlife) conference co-coordinator; Las Vegas, 2016

“Every year we present a live reading of the best blogging of the year as the emotional centerpiece of the annual BlogHer conference. Much of that work is heavy. Much of it heartbreaking. And so we always, always turn to our humor writers to help bring moments of levity that are also such a part of life. It needs to be smart humor. Relatable humor. Meaningful humor. Shannon was one of our much-needed humor writers at BlogHer ’13, bringing those qualities to the Voices of the Year stage.”

Elisa Camahort
COO BlogHer; Chicago, 2013

“Shannon is a force of nature. Her writing captures the spectrum of human emotions with honesty & compassion.”

Kathy Kotkin
Listen to Your Mother producer; Orange County, 2015


“Shannon Colleary is smart, funny, engaging and honest – very honest!”

Sharon Hodor Greenthall
BAM conference co-coordinator; Las Vegas, 2016

“Shannon was a featured speaker at my live podcast event on relationships. She was honest, vulnerable, insightful and  wickedly smart. Afterwards, numerous attendees sought me out to tell me how much they loved Shannon. To a person, they said that she was highly relatable and inspirational.”

Dr. Gary Penn, PhD.
Shift For Love Seminar; Santa Monica, 2016

“Shannon’s performance in the 2015 Listen to Your Mother Show was enthralling and unique. Her story was moving and captivated the heart’s of the audience …”

Angela Saldaña Camacho
co-producer Listen to Your Mother; Orange County, 2015

“Loved loved loved last Sunday!!!!!!! The photos and your story were very moving and motivating! You are so inspiring and so much fun!”

Heather MacEwen-Trilling
Powerful Women event planner; Westlake Village, 2016

“Shannon spoke with poise while still being approachable; professionalism while still evoking emotion; conviction while still evoking wonder. She had the audience engaged from word one.”

Heather Rosenberg
Listen to Your Mother co-producer; Orange County, 2015

Twitter Praise

Shannon’s Rates

I currently have 22K followers across all of my social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Linked In, You Tube and Google+.

Shannon’s speaking rates range from $250 to $2,000. It boils down to how long it takes to create the presentation, whether I’m simply on a panel or conducting my own keynote or powerpoint. It also depends on audience size. All travel, lodging and dining expenses are extra.

Give me a call at 310-463-2267 or email me below. I look forward to helping your brand, website or business grow!

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