Shelby invites you to step into a world where history-makers and visionaries come to life through the intimacy of storytelling.

SShelby offers a glimpse into her lifetime of interactions with such diverse visionaries as President Ronald Reagan, culinary sensation Guy Fieri, US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, President Nelson Mandela of South Africa, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II. 


She reveals the core qualities that propelled these notable figures to fulfill their destinies as both dreamers AND doers. Shelby’s presentation provides insight into the qualities instrumental in shaping these leaders’ paths with VIP access behind the scenes into what makes these fascinating pioneers tick.


Whether you’re an experienced entrepreneur or an aspiring change-maker, “PIONEER” is an enduring tribute to the transformative power of determination, grit, and individual influence on our world. Experience a sense of fellowship as you accompany these prominent individuals through their victories, challenges, and enlightening experiences.

Filled with Surprises

You’ll get to be a fly on the wall and be transported behind closed doors as Shelby shares her personal stories. This immersive experience underscores the invaluable wisdom of those who’ve dared to push boundaries and create legacies, making “PIONEER” a once-in-a-lifetime event for anyone carving their path in the world of entrepreneurship.

Who Should Attend?

  • Entrepreneurs who want to be ignited to pursue their dreams
  • History buffs that want to bring the Founding Fathers’ principles into their knowledge base.
  • Educators looking to broaden their knowledge.
  • Anyone that works with groups of people, and wants to increase the quality of their interactions
  • History buffs.

Loaded with Takeaway:

  • Unveiling Unseen Journeys: “PIONEER” pulls back the curtain on the personal stories behind the iconic figures, revealing the untold struggles, breakthroughs, and moments of vulnerability that defined their paths to greatness.
  • Intimate Insights: Through the lens of “stories I only tell my friends,” you’ll get an exclusive peek into candid conversations and pivotal meetings.
  • Entrepreneurial Wisdom: The session distills valuable lessons from diverse pioneers, offering a treasure trove of insights that can be directly applied to your business, fostering innovation and resilience.
  • Humanizing Icons: By humanizing larger-than-life figures, “PIONEER” bridges the gap between the aspirational and the relatable, reminding us that even the most legendary pioneers had moments of doubt and humility.
  • Inspiration to Forge Ahead: Armed with the stories of these trailblazers, readers are emboldened to overcome obstacles, embrace risk-taking, and pave their paths with purpose, igniting the spark of innovation and pioneering spirit in their own lives.

Customize Your Session:

Shelby can present this topic in many formats.

  • 30-minute highlights session with an optional book signing
  • 50-minute keynote with Q&A and optional book signing
  • Fireside Chat, interview style with optional book signing


  • Flat rate pricing available for large and small groups
  • Book purchase for the session, discount price of: $15 per book/person
  • Travel expenses (lodging and flight) for Shelby
  • Equipment: Projector, screen & microphone

Led by Shelby Scarbrough

Entrepreneur, author, and speaker Shelby is passionate about empowering and inspiring others to pursue their dreams and create positive change in the world. Her sessions are fun and entertaining, filled with storytelling, and create an intimate atmosphere for her audience. Shelby has walked many stages, from TEDx to Harvard Business School. Audiences are charmed by her willingness to share and bring them inside her experiences.

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