Shelley Brown

Shelley Brown

Shelley Brown is a storyteller, artist, certified mindfulness educator and motivational speaker. She is also the author of Weird Girl Adventures. She has keynoted and facilitated workshops for association and corporate events for both national and international audiences. Her “Art of Belonging” keynote is being booked all over the country.

Shelley’s colorful weird wit, her very own pop art and powerful stories from her life and 20+ years as a top hospitality sales professional have popped into hearts, tickled funny bones, and inspired audiences both live and virtual for over 4 years. In addition to her role as a funny motivational speaker, Shelley teaches people her W.E.I.R.D (Welcoming, Engaging, Integrating, Risk-taking and Dynamic) process sharing techniques and ideas to help you bring the colors back into your life, leadership and teams.

Shelley will inspire you to pop right out of that box and come to that magical place where your individuality becomes your key to authentic connection and belonging.

Most Requested Programs

The Art of Belonging
Long before the pandemic, many people felt a lack of belonging. The impact on wellbeing, not to mention overall business outcomes, is widespread and further amplified by our post pandemic world and a loss of connection. The secret to connection is cultivating belonging and belonging comes from embracing individuality. When people feel like they can be themselves, they feel valued and appreciated for who they are; they feel more comfortable: and they feel safer. They feel like they belong, and that’s good for folks both personally and professionally. Join us as Weird Girl Shelley Brown, author of Weird Girl Adventures, pops into our world splashing the bright colors of her weirdness into our lives through funny, touching and oh so human stories accompanied by her very own pop art. She’ll teach us how to bring out everyone’s unique colors through her W.E.I.R.D. method to amplify true connection and belonging.


"You can't take your eyes off Shelley Brown! Shelley has a rare quality as a speaker. She is going to deliver great content that is actionable and inspiring. The rare quality she has is how engaging and compelling she is as a storyteller and presenter. Shelley spoke at my two-day virtual event, The Self-Employed Summit. To be honest, Shelley was a bit of a gamble in that I had never seen her speak. But I felt her message about Belonging was so strong I was willing to take the risk. Not only did she not disappoint, but she was also one of the stand out speakers of the whole event. Often referred to by attendees as their favorite and many recited things she said. There's no better proof of how compelling and outstanding she is as a speaker!" - Jeffrey Shaw Author, “The Self-Employed Life”| TEDx, Keynote Speaker| Founder Self-Employed Business Institute

"We were so lucky to have Shelley Brown present to our members of the National Concierge Association virtually last month! She was engaging and oh so talented! If you are looking for a presenter who is able to connect with your audience (and our group spans time zones) Shelley will ignite and excite! It was a pleasure to work with someone so professional who truly loves what she does." - Brenda Kolenda National Concierge Association Concierge, The Club at Barefoot Beach;

"In a time when the world appears to be spinning out of control, it was a perfect opportunity to have Shelley lead a virtual Mindfulness program for the members of PCMA Southeast. Shelley is extremely knowledgeable about the subject matter and it is evident that she incorporates mindfulness in her life on a daily basis. Thank you, Shelley, for taking us on a much needed mindfulness journey and making the world a better place!" - Chris Colbert Former President PCMA Southeast Chapter

Shelley Brown was a speaker at the Women's Leadership Network, Helena's 2022 1-day conference. Our theme was Transformation, and it was our first in-person conference since 2019, so the stakes were high! Shelley brought her signature energy and color in her inspiring presentation on belonging. It wasn't just about inspiration, though, her thoughtful, energetic speaking included solid strategies to move forward toward feeling belonging from the inside out. She also reminded our group of the importance of embracing the WEIRD in others, knowing that when we do, our worlds become more colorful and satisfying. I'd recommend her for any event organizer looking for something different, something thoughtful, and someone who is truly engaging. - Sarah Elkins, Helena Women's Leadership Network

We had the pleasure of meeting Shelley in Atlanta, where she was the keynote speaker at our 2022 Global Business Travel Georgia Chapter Education Day. Shelley brings a passion and fun energy level to the room and really has a special way of getting everyone involved, making it a very interactive experience. From enhancing connection to "going first" and taking risks, her session contained wonderful best practices that we can use in our personal and professional lives and we are so thankful to have had her join us! Thanks Shelley and we hope to see you soon! - Will Begnaud, President - Global Business Travel Association, Georgia Chapter