Shelly Harrison, a former banking executive with more than 25 years of experience, is now banking on professional speakers. She is the CEO and Founder of Luminary Leaders, a full-service professional speakers’ agency. They specialize in representing world-class speakers, bestselling authors, military speakers and public figures. A one-stop solution for speakers, Luminary Leaders offers speaker coaching, representation and management, including value added publicity and branding.

Shelly and her team help speakers develop their platforms, build profitable speaking businesses and become “luminary” in the speaking industry. Her client roster has included Tanya Brown, sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, TV journalist Mary Parks, Former NFL Football Player of the Seattle Seahawks, Dave Des Rochers and Atlanta school shooting hero Antoinette Tuff, to name a few.

Shelly is the Host of her Podcast Show – Speakers Central, a platform to showcase her clients, collaborative partners, valued sponsors and CEOs of companies.

In 2018, her company Luminary Leaders partnered with the Veterans Chamber of Commerce to support various programs offered by the Chamber. This includes the Military Speakers & Author Program to feature and represent Veterans across the country. She is also the Co-Director for the Inland Empire Chapter of the Veterans Chamber of Commerce.

With a passion for helping women in business, Shelly is the founder of Extraordinary, Talented and Confident Women’s Networking Organization, known as ETC. She is also a Director level partner with the National women’s organization known as Connected Women of Influence.

On this Episode

  • Learn how Shelly transitioned from banking tor real estate.
  • Find out the role relationships play in success.
  • Hear the correlation between good public speaking and selling.

3 Key Takeaways:

  • Wake up with curiosity.
  • Implement programs that allow you to take your dream all the way.
  • Exit the entrepreneurial witness protection program.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • Selling without selling is about building relationships
  • We can’t represent everyone.
  • If you’re going to be a good salesperson you better be an epically good speaker.
  • If a sales professional can’t believe in themselves, how can others.

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