You will be inspired and
empowered like I was.
— Event Attendee
A Place for Sam taught me
to love myself for who I am.
— Student from Alaska

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“Such a great communicator. I could sit and listen all day to Shawn.” - Event Attendee

“ This was inspirational and healing.” - Event Attendee

“Wonderful message delivered in love.” - Event Attendee

"Her words make me want to be a better person without ever making me feel that I am not good enough as I am. She is accepting, genuine, motivating and inspiring." - Event Attendee

"Shawn was the most vulnerable and touching speaker that I have encountered in many years.  Shawn is a true gift and a shining ray of light.  She has touched me deeply." - Event Attendee

"Shawn meets the audience with refreshing honesty and openness about life struggles and provides practical advice based on her own experiences. You will be inspired and empowered like I was."         - Event Attendee

“Having Shawn visit our school was absolutely a wonderful experience for our kids! A fun part of my job is to be involved with the kids as they wrap up their day, getting onto buses, leaving the building, and listening to their conversations gives me great insights into how things are going. On that afternoon, there was so much positive conversation around how we definitely are all part of something bigger, around how we all are connected to each other, and needed by each other. Thank you so much for sharing your story and your gift in story-telling with our whole community.” - Mr. Sturm, Principal

“I loved how Shawn worked so hard to reach every student. I know my students received her message loud and clear. I also loved how she asked each student to think about trusted people they could go to if they needed something.” - Teacher

"Shawn's natural rapport with students and her calm but engaging personality captured both the attention and the hearts of my students." - Mrs. Matos, 4th grade teacher

"My son really enjoyed your program.  We talked about it the whole way home.  What a wonderful message you gave the kids!" - Amy, parent

"My daughter came home and told me ALL about your talk and then added that it was the best program she EVER had."

- Therese, parent