I have had the privilege of speaking to groups of women in multiple states and at various gatherings. Most recently, I had the honor of being a speaker at MOPS International’s Volunteer Staff training in Milwaukee, WI. I love encouraging women and sharing life-changing truths with them. My heart’s desire is that all women would see themselves as God sees them- beautiful, loved and enough. I believe in the importance of community and the strength found in journeying alongside each other (regardless of age and differences.) I want to help women find their callings and purpose and equip them to work together to make a difference in a world. A world that needs hope, love and most importantly, Jesus.
I would love to come and speak at your MOPS group, women’s events, homeschooling conferences, and leadership training events. I can customize talks to meet the needs of your audience. Most talks run 30-45 minutes in length but the length of time can be decreased or increased depending on your needs. My presentations include humor, real-life stories and examples, hands-on activities, and a variety of visuals and teaching illustrations.
I am so excited and honored to have one of my talks turned into a podcast! I gave this talk during MOPS International’s Coach training in Milwaukee last fall and it has been edited into a podcast format. I hope you will listen and be blessed and encouraged. (Google Play link to the podcast below. It is about 12 minutes in length.)
“When Shanna woke up on her 38th birthday, she had a to-do list that didn’t excite her much. So she threw it out and made another list full of kind things she wanted to do that day. With her new list and a new attitude, she spread kindness around like confetti. All year long, we should strive to walk in grace and do good works and love each other in the name of Jesus.”
SPEAKING TOPICS 2016-2017
LIGHT and DARKNESS- Hope in Difficult Times (anxiety, depression, postpartum depression)
EMBRACE THE INTERRUPTIONS AND INTERACTIONS- Embracing people and situations as they come with purpose and intention.
UNSUNG HEROES- Inspiring Kindness, Compassion and Raising Caring Kids
PEAKBAGGER- Overcoming Fear and Replacing it with Discovery and Wonder in Life
FLOURISH- Eyes to See- Uniqueness
We are all fearfully and wonderfully made. As a loving and nurturing parent, it’s our job to encourage our children to embrace their uniqueness, celebrate their individual qualities, and train up our children in the way they should go (Proverbs 22:6). Culture and others try to label and define us with images that are not from God. Let’s rediscover who we are, with all our strengths and limitations, and learn to take root in our identity in Christ. We’ll learn more about our personality and ways to love and connect with our children to help them to FLOURISH in who God created them to be.(personality types, love languages) This is a workshop style “talk” with personal personality inventories worked through and discussion time woven in.
Scripture: Jeremiah 1:5; Psalm 139:13-14; Ephesians 2:10; Colossians 3:12; Proverbs 22:6
Eyes to See- Time “Mason Jars and Buckets”
Are you tired, overburdened, and over committed? How do you keep it all together? Do you have an empty bucket? With the constant demands and choices, how do we know what the best choices are? Learn to look at your schedule with new eyes, embrace rest, and celebrate simplicity.
Scripture: Proverbs 14:1; Ephesians 5:15-16, Galatians 5:22-23, Hebrews 12:1-3