Sell Without Selling Podcast

Episode #22

Luminate Your Success with Shelly Harrison

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.

Today’s Guest: Shelly Harrison

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.



(First ~2 mins)

Hey, this is Shelly Harrison, founder and CEO of Luminary Leaders, and if you want to learn the six and seven figure science to success, significantly increase your revenue, and learn how to successfully build professional relationships, you should be listening to the Sell Without Selling Podcast with my great friend, Stacey O’Byrne.


Stacey: Okay. Shelly. Thanks so much for being on the show today.

Shelly: Thank you, Stacey. This is one of my favorite…the topic alone, and not only that, you’re one of my favorite people. We’ve known each other for a while, and I am excited to get into this.

Stacey: So am I, Shelly. And thanks. I personally, we have a relationship that’s several years – I met you like 7 years ago, give or take.

Shelly: Yeah it was about 7 years ago.

Stacey: And you also represent me as a speaker. So having you on here, I am excited.

Shelly: Yes. And we are very honored, Stacey, to represent you.

Stacey: Well, thank you. I am curious, what made you transition from mortgage to the entrepreneurial world? When I met you you were the founder of ETC, which was a woman’s networking organization. And I get mortgage and networking, I totally get that. What made you leave the banking industry and roll into entrepreneurism?

Shelly: Yes. And it’s a crazy story, believe it or not.

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