There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in - Desmond Tutu

booking our CEO, founder, &

national speaker Shanna 

Shanna is an absolute jet. She belongs behind a microphone. She is so authentic, raw, and downright funny too - which is a refreshing combination along with her ability to be articulate and 100% professional and passionate at the same time - whether she's at the Opera House or in her boots in a paddock. We are so fortunate to have an accessible rural and regional person of Shanna's skill and experience on our doorstep. 


National professional speaker & MC with 20 years' experience

Savvy with TV, Radio, Live Panels, Celebrities, etc.

Rural Woman of the Year finalist 2018

Regional Woman of the Year finalist 2020 


Shanna has honed her craft of public speaking over 20 years' including her time travelling Australia in her former careers across corporate Ag, tourism, photojournalism, and more recently via her 5 years at the helm of Sober in the Country Limited and across multiple formats in national media.

To answer an FAQ straight up: Shanna's style and tone of talk is not limited and ranges from a lighter-style educational for younger audiences (eg; schools and colleges) to motivational talks about 'sustainable people' at a corporate level; or perhaps something more colloquial for the building or mining sector - and then right into the other 'end' of her advocacy where she speaks at places such as rehabilitation centres or to clinicians and industry professionals who work in the AOD sector. She has lived all these aspects of life and is extremely well versed and hyper-aware on the sensitivity of differing needs, situations, etc - and her message is tailored according to client needs, expectations, and audiences.

Shanna has spoken on live TV panels, in-studio, on national radio, in front of politicians, Parliament, on the TED Talk stage, the Sydney Opera House, and more - but yes she's also 100% at home in her work boots in a dusty paddock. Travel is absolutely no problem, but plenty of notice is required; especially for rural events.

Currently, she is booked until August 2020.