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Shine Speaker Accelerator Program

Become a conference speaker

An intensive 6-week speaker accelerator for ambitious women who want to build their speaking career and land conference speaking gigs.

Level up your skills + land conference speaking gigs

Over six weeks and with the mentorship of seasoned professional speakers and coaches, you’ll craft an engaging story, design an eye-catching slide deck, develop your stage presence, deliver a captivating talk, and build a fruitful speaking network. 

You’ll leave with everything you need to pitch and secure those coveted speaking slots. 

Are you ready to grow your career, business, and personal brand through speaking?


What’s included


Weekly calls with a top-rated speaker coach


2 private coaching sessions ($1000 value)


3 small group coaching sessions (5:1 mentor to coach ratio)


Speaking spot at the Showcase


Custom social assets to promote your talk


Extra resources, templates + exclusive content


Attendance to an exclusive workshop on how to get paid as a speaker


Private speakers’ community


Coveted Shine pin

The stuff you’ll walk away with


Stand-out talk title, description + speaker bio

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Polished 15-minute talk and slide deck


Valuable social proof and testimonials


Professionally edited speaker reel and video of your talk (valued at $500)​


Valuable connections & lifetime access to the Shine Slack channel


Lifetime access to exclusive course materials & workshops


Professional graphic design support


Professional copy editing support

Gettin’ the speaking gig

Our programs speak (and pay) for themselves. Our alums have secured 1000+ speaking engagements. 

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What people say about Shine

I can’t believe how much I learned over such a short period of time - the training was both rigorous and supportive. I NEVER would have considered speaking publicly if it weren’t for shine, but now I’m excited and ready for it.”

—  Lisa Pierson |  Copywriting consultant + mom of two daughters.

After Shine, Lisa secured speaking slots at Interact Ohio, Digital Growth Unleashed, Call To Action Conference and INBOUND.


Apply to be a part of it! 

We want to be super transparent on our selection criteria. Here is how we evaluate.


The application takes about 9 minutes to complete and includes a no-longer-than-2-minute video.

Mark the application deadline in your calendar

Submit your application no later than Friday, July 31st at midnight PST. 

We’ll let you know…

If you are in.

It’s official once you seal the deal

If you are selected, please know that the cost of attending is $1650 USD. We’ll send you a link to register and pay.

It’s official once you seal the deal

Need to convince your boss?
We got you covered: ‘Pitch Your Boss’ Email Template


Need financial assistance?

We believe speaking should be accessible to everyone.

As such, we offer a handful of scholarships for underrepresented or economically disadvantaged professionals. Check out the details here.


We’ll send you an orientation package and details on what’s next.

Live coaching + resources every week

You'll attend live coaching sessions every week on Wednesdays.

Expect to spend 6-8 hours a week on assignments, homework, and program deliverables.


  • Applications close Friday, July 30th.

  • Kicking off: Monday, September 20th

  • Weekly coaching: on Wednesdays and/or Thursdays

Present at the Speaker showcase

Our program culminates in a Speaker Showcase.

And to up the stakes even more, we'll be inviting conference and events organizers looking for star speakers.

It's not over yet...

Now that you're officially a speaker, learn how to find, pitch, and secure speaking engagements, get paid, and more. 

How it works

Shine alums have gone on to speak at conferences like:

Back in 2022.

We'll send you an email when applications open 💌
Welcome to Shine!

We run our accelerator program a few times per year. Join the waitlist and be the first to know when we open.

Seasoned keynote speakers + 
professional speaker coaches

We hire only the best, most consistently high-rated coaches for our programs - because we want the best for you. Hone your presentation development, style and delivery with the guidance of a professional speaker coach. 

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Marie Poulin

You Tuber. Shine Alum. Notion Pro. 

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Els Aerts

Top-Rated Keynote Speaker. Speaker Coach

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Erica McGillivray

Coached ~400+ speakers for both in-person and virtual events at Moz, CMX, GeekGirlCon, and consulting.

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Gabriela Milian

TV Reporter & Speaker Coach

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Hamza Khan

Keynote Speaker.
 “Do Things, Tell People"

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Jessica Dumas

Leadership Speaker Coach

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Anum Hussain

Speaker. Storyteller. Entrepreneur. CEO & Co-Founder Below The Fold News.

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Kirsty Hulse

Prolific Public Speaker. 
Founder of Roar Training.
Qualified coach.

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Madeline Schwarz

Communication coach for quiet leaders and organizations.

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Jace Meyer

Social Entrepreneurship and Speaker Coach

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Michael Aagaard

International Keynote Speaker. Public Speaking Coach. CRO Consultant. 

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Rhonda Khan

 Professional Public Speaking Coach. Speech Language Pathologist. Professional Actor. 

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Sonia Thompson

Shine Alumnae, Speaker and Speaker Coach

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Conference Speaker. Product Manager at CNN.

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Sylvie Lui

Executive Voice, Accent & Communications Coach

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Valerie A Garcia

VP of a Saas Co. Speaker. Writer.  Speaker Coach

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The Speaker Showcaase

The crescendo of our program is a conference, where you will have the opportunity to deliver your talk in front of a live audience. And to up the stakes, even more, we’ll be inviting conference and events organizers looking for star speakers. Think of it as an audition for your next big solo.



Been watching all the 
talks & still in AWE! Wow!

Keisha Frazier had me doing deep breaths and trusting my heart at 11pm last night!💘✨ #shinebootcamp

Megan O'Shaughnessy


My @shinebootcamp talk was a success! Thank you to all who came out and watched. Couldn't have done it without my amazing speaker coach 
@mariepoulin.There are still many more amazing speakers this week - check them out! 



I’m going to take a nap to celebrate my first ever live talk 😭😭

Thanks so much to my wonderful coach @Kirsty_Hulse!! And thank you to #shinebootcamp organizers 
@alejandraporta and @smgrieser!! 

I’m officially a speaker and I’m coming for all types of speaking engagements💪🏾🔥

Kay Fabella 


After giving my #shinebootcamp talk and watching so many other incredible ones, this INFJ is gonna wrap up here in Spain.

Seriously, people, these womxn have SUCH powerful messages to share. Amplify their voices, our world needs them.

Buenas noches from Madrid 💕

Marcus Kernohan


Three talks into the #ShineBootcamp mini-conf, and I'm more in awe of people who put themselves out there to speak than ever. Also just really excited and grateful to be able to hear from some great new voices.

Taylor Kim


There’s no high like the speakers high! 

#shinebootcamp managed to create an unreal speaker experience— even virtually 👏👏👏

Become a conference speaker
(in 2022)

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